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October 19, 2017 12:55 AM Pence praises Pakistan over recovery of US-Canadian family

US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday lauded Pakistan's armed forces over safe recovery of a US-Canadian couple from the Taliban militants. Pence, who telephoned Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, reaffirmed the importance of bilateral relations between the two countries. Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman were seized by the Taliban 18

October 18, 2017 1:00 PM Turkey frees 7,500 illegally hunted frogs into river

ISTANBUL: Turkish gendarmerie have released 7,500 illegally hunted frogs — which had been destined for dining tables in China and France — into safe waters, after uncovering a poaching ring. Officers detained five men on frog trafficking charges, after discovering the amphibians in dozens of nets inside a minibus in the central Anatolian province of Nevsehir 25

October 18, 2017 1:37 AM Islamic State has lost its capital in Syria: What happens now?

After four months of grueling street fighting, a U.S.-backed Syrian force said Tuesday that it had wrested control of Raqqah from Islamic State, dealing a powerful symbolic blow to the militants who made the city the de facto capital of their self-styled caliphate. Celebratory gunfire erupted in the shattered metropolis along the Euphrates River, where 27

October 18, 2017 12:39 AM Defeat of Islamic State in Raqqa may herald wider struggle for US

Saab, of the Middle East Institute, suggested US influence in Syria may be too slight to shape events. WASHINGTON: The defeat of Islamic State in its de facto capital Raqqa may only be the start of a wider struggle by the United States to contain any insurgency launched by the militant group and to stabilize the region, as Washington struggles to define 20

October 14, 2017 9:36 AM Freed Canadian hostage says Taliban murdered infant daughter, raped wife

He said the rape was not the action of a lone guard, but was aided by the captain of the guard and a Haqqani commander he identified as Abu Hajr. OTTAWA: Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle accused his kidnappers of murdering his infant daughter and raping his wife during his family’s years-long captivity by the Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated 21

October 14, 2017 5:04 AM Family freed from Taliban captivity arrive in Canada

OTTAWA: Joshua Boyle, his American wife and three children arrived in Toronto Friday after being freed from captivity in Pakistan, the Canadian government announced. Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman were captured by the Taliban while hiking in Afghanistan in 2012, and then turned over to the affiliated militant Haqqani network in Pakistan 15

October 13, 2017 9:00 PM Malaysian police arrest 45 foreign terrorist fighters

Also, 18-year-old with possible terror links held for making bomb Malaysian police have detained an 18-year-old in north-eastern Kelantan state for making a bomb. The teenager was among several people arrested for suspected involvement with terrorist groups, national police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said yesterday. "It is too early to reveal any details 16

October 13, 2017 2:07 AM Wrong inmate walks free after lockup muddle

The inmate who was released was supposed to serve a six-month jail sentence, report says. PETALING JAYA: The wrong inmate was released from a lockup in Johor yesterday in the second case involving the Segamat police to make headlines this week. According to theSun daily, a constable and a corporal had been on duty at the lockup when they received a bail notice 35

October 12, 2017 10:30 PM Mattis hopeful freeing of hostages in Pakistan to boost cooperation

MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he was hopeful that the freeing of a kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children in Pakistan was a harbinger for closer cooperation in the future. "This is a very positive moment and the Pakistan Army performed well," Mattis told reporters on board a military plane, adding 19

October 11, 2017 3:19 PM “No, we didn’t”: Health Ministry, NGOs respond to alleged claims relating to bogus dentist fiasco

In an Instagram post, thanking her supporters and also claiming that her business was ‘approved’ – and granted to her by the Health Ministry – 20-year-old vocational college graduate, Nur Farahanis Ezatty Adli remained unrepentant, as she was released from Sungai Udang prison in Melaka after serving only six days of her six-month jail term for failing 175