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Last updated: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:30:03 AM

Iraq launches offensive to recapture Tikrit from IS
Baghdad, March 2 (IANS) Iraq's state TV said on Monday that government forces backed by allied Shia and Sunni fighters have launched a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from the Islamic State terrorist group.

Monday, March 02, 2015 2:06:14 PM

Three suspected Al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen
Sanaa, March 2 (IANS) Three suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed in a US drone attack in Yemen's Shabwa province, a military official said on Monday.

Monday, March 02, 2015 2:00:05 PM

Jaishankar in Bangladesh on SAARC yatra
Dhaka, March 2 (IANS) Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday on the second leg of his four-nation SAARC yatra.

Monday, March 02, 2015 1:42:13 PM

Four burnt in Dhaka bus attack
Dhaka, March 2 (IANS) At least four people were burnt after firebombs were thrown on a bus in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a media report said on Monday.

Monday, March 02, 2015 1:30:05 PM

North Korea may remove Ebola quarantine measures
Pyongyang, March 2 (IANS) North Korea might remove quarantine measures against ebola from Tuesday, health ministry officials said on Monday.

Monday, March 02, 2015 1:28:11 PM

Search warrant against Khaleda Zia's office
Dhaka, March 2 (IANS) A Bangladesh court has issued a search warrant against former prime minister Khaleda Zia's Dhaka office after reports that she could be hiding fugitives and explosives there, media reported on Monday.

Monday, March 02, 2015 1:10:05 PM

'Normalisation of ties between India-Pakistan urgently needed'
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The Pakistani prime minister's key advisor, Sartaj Aziz, has said normalisation of Indo-Pakistan relations is urgently needed to reduce tensions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Monday, March 02, 2015 1:08:04 PM

Two children killed in Afghan blast
Kabul, March 2 (IANS) Two children were killed and three civilians injured on Monday after a bomb blast in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

Monday, March 02, 2015 12:48:04 PM

Myanmar upgrades six major airports
Yangon, March 2 (IANS) Myanmar has upgraded six major airports in terms of safety and security by installing new equipment, an official report said on Monday.

Monday, March 02, 2015 11:44:13 AM

North Korea fires short-range missiles
Seoul, March 2 (IANS) North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters Monday when South Korea and the US launched their joint annual war games, a media report said.

Monday, March 02, 2015 7:30:05 AM

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