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March 5, 2018

Iran’s missile programme ‘not a threat’ to any country

Tehran, March 5 (IANS) A senior Iranian security official said on Monday that the missile programme of the Islamic republic is "not a threat" to any country.Iran will boost its defensive power including the missile capabilities and its deterrent plan will not be affected by the political pressures, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said. Shamkhani made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in the capital, Xinhua news agency…

Philippines military identifies new ‘IS leader’ in Southeast Asia

Manila, March 5 (IANS) A sub-leader of the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group has taken over as the leader of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia, a Philippines military spokesman said on Monday.The new IS-Southeast Asia "emir" identified as Abu Dar, succeeded Isnilon Hapilon, a senior leader of the Abu Sayyaf, another notorious terror group in Philippines, who was slain by government forces at the height of the five-month siege of Marawi city last year. "The one who is standing as their emir or leader now,…

Iraq orders confiscation of assets of Saddam Hussein’s relatives, aides

Baghdad, March 5 (IANS) An Iraqi legal body on Monday ordered confiscation of assets of hundreds of relatives and cronies of former leader Saddam Hussein.Tasked with vetting the members of Hussein's Baath party, the Iraqi Supreme National Commission for Accountability and Justice decided to confiscate the movable and immovable properties of a list of 4,257 people. Their properties will be registered as properties of the Iraqi Finance Ministry, the Commission said in a statement. Some of the named in the list are in prison,…

Palestinians reject Trump’s Mideast peace plan: Advisor

Ramallah, March 5 (IANS) Palestinians reject US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, an advisor of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday.Nabil Shaath said in statements to the official Palestinian radio station that "there is no Palestinian acceptance to Trump's ideas, therefore it does not matter when it would be announced". He said "Palestinians will not accept an American plan to re-engage the sole American control over the peace process, and if Washington wants to contribute to…

JioTV bags digital rights of Nidahas Trophy

Mumbai, March 5: JioTV, Indias leading Live TV App, on Monday announced that it has acquired the exclusive India digital rights for the upcoming Twenty20 International cricket series Nidahas Trophy.Nidahas Trophy -- a tri-nation T20 competition -- will be played at Colombo from March 6 to 18 between hosts Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. JioTV, which recently won the prestigious Global Mobile (GLOMO) Award 2018 for the 'Best Mobile Video Content', said that it is working with Sri Lankan Cricket to provide…
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