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‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as Brit


“Jihadi John”, the masked ISIS militant linked to the beheading of Western hostages, was named on Thursday as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi by experts and the media.

Xi Jinping’s ‘4 Comprehensives’ uphold tradition

Xi Jinping

With his latest political exhortation, President Xi Jinping is asserting his influence and advancing his agenda in a time-honoured tradition among Chinese leaders.

France reforms seek to tackle radicalisation

France has set out a package of reforms aimed at better integrating Muslims and preventing radicalisation in the wake of the recent jihadi attacks in Paris.

Ukraine starts removal of heavy weapons

Ukraine’s military said Thursday it was starting the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline, bolstering a stuttering peace plan as the United States and Russia traded barbs over the conflict.

Iraq airstrike kills 17 ISIS militants

A coalition airstrike in western Iraq killed at least 17 ISIS militants overnight, a hospital source said on Thursday, and an Arabic TV channel said the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been in

US airstrikes hit ISIS in Syria

The US-led coalition carried out air strikes Thursday against the ISIS group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians.

Taliban attack Nato convoy in Afghan

  Turkish and Afghan security personnel inspect a damaged vehicle at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan,— AP

A Taliban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle belonging to the Nato mission killed two people in Kabul Thursday, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan government

Immigration to UK rises in blow to PM Cameron

David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives suffered a setback on Thursday, less than three months before a national election, after data showed they had missed their pledge to cut net annual

‘Deserter needs war crimes proof to be refugee’

A US soldier who deserted because he thought the Iraq war was illegal could have grounds for seeking asylum in Germany but only if he can show he would have been involved in war crimes, Europe’s highe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often mentioned that India enjoys a 3D advantage of democracy, demography and demand in the global economy.

If you were to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s legion of admirers to draw up a list of Modi baiters, a typical one would probably lead with the BJP’s political foes, left-leaning liberals, a large