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Bangladesh opposition protests parliament's authority to impeach judges

Dhaka : Bangladesh's opposition alliance Monday announced a three-day nationwide protest opposing the government's move to restore parliament's authority to impeach apex court judges.

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) joint secretary Rizvi Ahmed made the announcement of the protest at a press conference Monday, saying the current parliament has been formed through a election amid boycott by the then main opposition BNP and its allies, Xinhua reported.

Malaysian Hindu organisation asks India to address diaspora issues

Kuala Lumpur : Hindraf, a coalition of 30 Hindu non-governmental organisations in Malaysia, has asked the Indian government to include human rights issues affecting the Indian diaspora in the agenda of next year's annual diaspora conclave, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, media reported Monday.

In a letter to India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Hindraf chairman P. Waythamoorthy said it was imperative to hear out the human right issues of overseas Indians, Free Malaysia Today online reported.

Syria to cooperate in global fight against terror: Minister

Damascus : Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Monday that any international effort to battle terrorism inside Syria must come in coordination with the Syrian government, stressing his country's readiness to cooperate on the regional and international levels to fight terrorism.

At a press conference held in capital Damascus, al-Moallem stressed that his country welcomed the UN Security Council Resolution 2170 on battling terror in Syria and Iraq, even though it "came late".

Abbas to hand over Kerry proposal to end Gaza crisis

Gaza: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will hand over to US Secretary of State John Kerry a proposal to end the Gaza crisis in the coming days, Palestinian lawmaker for Fatah Movement Abdullah Abdullah said Monday.

Abbas held consultations with the Palestinian leaders and factions as well as Egypt and Saudi Arabia, following which a set of options were reached at, MENA quoted Abdullah as telling the Washington-based Radio Sawa.

These options will be handed over to Kerry in the coming days and will likely end the Gaza crisis.

UAE to open rehab centres for people 'lured' by terror cells

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will establish centres to counsel and rehabilitate people "lured and misled" into terrorism, a media report said Monday.

Some "precautionary measures" will be taken against the people detained here, based on final judicial judgments, Khaleej Times reported citing Sultan Juma Al Shamsi, rapporteur of the Legislative and Legal Committee at the Federal National Council (FNC).

Al Shamsi said the move came in the wake of the recently promulgated anti-terror law and added that such centres would come up across the Gulf nation.

Morocco arrests two people linked to IS

Rabat: Moroccan authorities have arrested two people linked to the radical Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation as they prepared to leave the country to join the IS camps, MAP news agency reported citing the country's interior ministry.

The two men, who have connections with foreign extremists, were planning to get military training in IS camps before returning to carry out attacks in Morocco, in accordance with IS plans to expand the scope of its operations outside of Syria and Iraq, the ministry said in a statement.

Iran defence chief vows firm response to aggression

Tehran: Iran's defence chief Hossein Dehqan said that the country will give a crushing response to any enemy aggression against its soil, a media report said Monday

"Iran will respond to any aggression, from any aggressor, under any circumstances," Press TV quoted Dehqan as saying Sunday night following reports that Iran had downed an Israeli stealth drone in its airspace.

"This is a serious message from Iran."

14 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai

Cairo: At least 14 militants were killed Monday in a military raid in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

According to officials, the military destroyed 32 terrorist hideouts, including houses and huts used as staging ground for targeting army and police forces, near Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah cities in north Sinai bordering Israel.

A field hospital belonging to the jihadis and a factory for making explosive devices were also destroyed in the raid, Xinhua reported.

Attack Pakistan, Uddhav tells Modi

Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack Pakistan and teach a lesson for its continued intrusions in Indian borders.

In an edit in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana', Thackery said that recently Pakistan attacked 13 border villages, fired at 22 outposts in Jammu, leaving two dead and many more injured, compelling people from those villages to flee.

India will give befitting reply to Pakistan: Amit Shah

Jammu : India will give a "befitting reply" to the repeated ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan, BJP president Amit Shah said Monday.

"Home Minister Rajnath Singh has clearly said that if Pakistan resorts to firing, we will definitely give a befitting reply to them," Shah said.

He is on a visit to the R.S. Pura area of Jammu where he will meet villagers living close to the international border in the state.