Mass graves found near former ISIL stronghold in Iraq

Mass graves found near former ISIL stronghold in Iraq

Baghdad: Mass graves containing at least 400 suspected ISIL victims, many wearing prison uniforms, have been found in northern Iraq. The sites were discovered near Rashad air base close to the group’s former stronghold, Hawijah, 45km west of Kirkuk. Iraqi forces recaptured the town of Hawijah and surrounding areas from the Islamic State of Iraq […]

India, China likely to hold border talks next month

India, China likely to hold border talks next month

Beijing: India and China are expected to hold the next round of talks on border issues as well as on other bilateral topics next month, the first between the two countries after Chinese President Xi Jinping began his second term as the chief of the ruling Communist party. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying […]

27 killed, 69 injured as bus falls into ravine in Pakistan

27 killed, 69 injured as bus falls into ravine in Pakistan

Lahore: At least 27 people were killed and 69 others injured after a speeding passenger bus fell into a ravine in Pakistan’s Punjab province, officials said Thursday. The bus carrying more than 100 people was going from Kohat to Raiwind when the accident took place in Kallar Kahar town last night. “The passengers were going […]

Saudi wing at London travel fair launched

Saudi wing at London travel fair launched

London: Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf, Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom, on Tuesday opened the Kingdom’s pavilion at the World Travel Market 2017 (WTM) in London with the participation of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) and other government and private entities. This came in the presence of several officials from the […]

Streptococcus vaccine could prevent over 100,000 baby deaths worldwide

Streptococcus vaccine could prevent over 100,000 baby deaths worldwide

London: Group B Streptococcus infection causes an estimated 150,000 preventable stillbirths and infant deaths every year, as 21.7 million pregnant women carry this bacteria according to the first global study of Group B Strep most of them are currently unidentified and untreated. This research shows for the first time that a maternal vaccine may prevent […]

Baku hosts 9th OIC-CERT conference on cybersecurity

Baku hosts 9th OIC-CERT conference on cybersecurity

Baku: The Ninth Annual International Conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation-Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) started in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Tuesday. The conference is organized the Azerbaijan’s Special State Protection Service, in collaboration with local partners Delta Telecom LTD and Azinfosec, and under the auspices of foreign partners May Cyber Technology, THALES and Videntifier […]

50 killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes on Hajjah

50 killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes on Hajjah

Sanaa: At least 50 people, including civilians, were killed and injured in fresh Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a village in Yemen`s northwest province of Hajjah on Tuesday, a provincial security official and medics said. The airstrikes targeted Harran village, which is located about 30 km south of battlefronts of Medi desert and Haradh border crossing […]

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