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Over 180 children suffer food poisoning in Pakistan

Islamabad: Over 180 children at a home for orphans here took ill after consuming "substandard" food, media reported.

The children were taken to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Sunday when they complained of stomach pain soon after having breakfast. Some of them fell unconscious while some started vomiting, Daily Times reported on Monday.

"The children were fed substandard meals which led to food poisoning," said Ayesha Esani, a doctor.

PIMS spokesperson Waseem Khwaja said: "The children were suffering from gastro diseases."

Three soldiers killed in Pakistan blast

Islamabad: At least three soldiers were killed and six injured when a bomb hit their vehicle in North Waziristan in Pakistan on Sunday, a media report said.

Unidentified militants blew up a roadside bomb by remote control as the vehicle passed by it in Datta Khel area, a restive tribal area along the Afghanistan border, Xinhua reported.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Pakistan Army is carrying out an offensive against the Taliban in the region.

Runaway terrorist shot dead in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: A terrorist, who escaped a raid at a house in Saudi Arabia's Taif city, was killed in a shootout with police, the interior ministry said here on Sunday.

Yousef Abdullatif Shabab Al-Ghamdi was killed in a hideout on Saturday after he exchanged gunfire with security forces, refusing to surrender, Arab News cited the ministry as saying in a statement.

Al-Ghamdi on Friday escaped the raid at a house in Taif city in Mecca province, during which three of his colleagues were captured, police said.

IS new video shows government forces' execution in Syria

Damascus: The Islamic State (IS) militants released has a video footage, purporting to show the execution of as many as 25 government forces in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, according to a monitor group.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Saturday said the execution took place at the ancient Romanian Theatre in the millennia-old oasis city of Palmyra, which was overrun by the IS militants last May.

Key Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan

Kabul: A key Taliban commander in Afghanistan, Hajji Wazir, was killed in a raid on Saturday, police said.

"Hajji Wazir, the commander of Taliban militants in west Afghanistan, was chalking out a terrorist plan in a house when the security forces, acting upon intelligence report, raided the house on Saturday morning and killed him," Xinhua quoted provincial police chief Abdul Majid Rozi as saying.

Wazir commanded some 500 militants and his killing could be a major setback to the Taliban outfit in Herat and adjoining provinces, Rozi added.

Netanyahu blasts UNHRC for endorsing Gaza war crimes report

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to endorse a report accusing Israel and Hamas in war crimes during last summer's war in the Palestinian enclave.

"The UNHRC is not interested in the facts and is not really interested in human rights," Netanyahu on Friday said in a statement released by his office, Xinhua reported.

India abstains in UNHRC vote against Israel

New Delhi: Marking a significant change in stance, India abstained on a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution condemning Israel over a UN report into the alleged war crimes committed during the 2014 Gaza conflict.

But India on Friday stated that "there is no change in New Delhi's long-standing position on support to the Palestinian cause".

The ministry of external affairs spokesperson said that India's reason for abstention in the resolution A/HRC/29/L.35 was the reference to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Saudi policeman killed in shootout with IS members

Riyadh: The Saudi interior ministry announced on Friday the death of one of its personnel during a raid to arrest three Islamic State (IS) members in Taif district, Al Arabiya reported.

Interior ministry spokesperson Major-General Mansoor Al Turki said that while policemen were inspecting a house in the district they were shot at.

The forces shot back and arrested the three suspects. IS flags, silencers and computers were confiscated from their house. The shootout led to the death of the police personnel.

Contain the IS epidemic

The attackers look at it as jihad and are misled to believe that killing others by killing themselves they become martyrs (shuhda). There is a need to educate the Muslim youth that suicide for any purpose is forbidden (haram) in Islam.

By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam

The epidemic called the Islamic State (IS) has quickly spread from Iraq and Syria to Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and, according to some reports, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is a dangerous trend that spells de-stabilisation and anarchy, cutting a large swath across the Islamic world.

IS trying to gain hold in PoK: Indian Army

Jammu: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group is attempting to gain a foothold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) even as the terror infrastructure across the border was intact, a senior army officer said on Friday.

"Whatever inputs we have...Islamic State is definitely trying to gain a foothold in the area (PoK)," the General Officer Commanding (GoC), 16 Corps, Lt. General K.H. Singh, said on the sidelines of 'Jhangar Day' at Noushera in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.