26 March 2019
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Iraq calls for volunteers for IS fight

militaryIraq's government has called for volunteers to fight against Islamic State and help retake the city of Ramadi.

A cabinet statement said a voluntary recruitment drive was necessary to fill shortages in squads in the west of Anbar province.

Thousands have fled Ramadi since its capture by IS on Sunday. Read more...

India’s progress will help make the Asian dream a bigger reality: Modi

modiPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought unity among Asian countries and said they must work as Asians to shape the world and reform the global institutions of governance, including the United Nations. Read more...

Egypt sentences Mohamed Morsi to death

morsiAn Egypt court has sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to death for a mass prison break in 2011, prompting immediate condemnations from Amnesty International and the Turkish President.


Russian rocket with Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia

russiaA Proton-M carrier rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned and crashed in Siberia soon after launch on Saturday, the latest in a series of mishaps for Russia's space industry.


Dozens dead after another major earthquake centered in Nepal

nepal earthAt least 66 people have died in Nepal from Tuesday's magnitude-7.3 earthquake there, the Nepali government said Wednesday. The number of people injured now stands at 1,926, said Nepali Home Ministry spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal. Read more...

Third secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

b deshA masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death on Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack since the start of the year, police said.


Court Clears an Ex-Chief Minister in India of Graft on Appeal

jayaThe powerful former chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, on Monday was cleared of corruption charges on appeal, paving the way for a possible return to office.


Mediterranean migrant crisis: EU refugee quotas to be proposed

refugeeThe European Commission will make the controversial proposal that EU member countries should take in refugees under an EU quota scheme. Read more...

Leaders who lost their seats in the UK election resign

UK leadersThe political party leaders who contested for the General Election in the UK resigned from their posts within few hours following the election results.

After a Tory and SNP Triumph, What Now for the United Kingdom?

snpAfter one of the most dramatic nights in British politics that anyone can remember, the casualties are mounting. As Prime Minister David Cameron returned to Downing Street and hailed a victory that shocked even him in its scale, the leaders of two of the main opposition

One thing it seems to me is clear: liberalism here, as well as across Europe, is not faring well against the politics of fear

nick cghyt6“I always expected this election to be exceptionally difficult for the Liberal Democrats, given the heavy responsibilities we’ve had to bear in government in the most challenging of circumstances.


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