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Israeli Arab charged with joining jihad groups
Jerusalem, Jan 29 (IANS) Israel security agency Shin Bet Thursday announced that earlier this month it arrested an Israeli Arab on suspicion of joining Al Qaeda-affiliated groups in Syria.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:34:05 PM

Hamas gives 17,000 Gaza youth paramilitary training
Gaza, Jan 29 (IANS) Around 17,000 youth from Gaza finished a one-week training course in paramilitary activities Thursday, which was organised and supervised by the Islamic Hamas movement's armed wing.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:24:03 PM

17 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing
Kabul, Jan 29 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 39 injured in a suicide attack at a funeral ceremony in Afghanistan's eastern province of Laghman Thursday.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:20:05 PM

Asian squash: Mixed luck for Indian junior teams
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (IANS) After a mixed bag of results Thursday, Indian boys and girls were just one win away from the semi-finals in the Asian junior team squash championship being held here.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:54:03 PM

Sri Lanka's Tamil party rejects domestic probe
Colombo, Jan 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main Tamil party Thursday said it would oppose any domestic inquiry into the alleged human rights violations during the final stages of the country's civil war and reiterated its call for an international probe.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:14:03 PM

Two killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing
Kabul, Jan 29 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 20 others injured in a suicide attack that rocked a funeral ceremony in Afghanistan's eastern province of Laghman Thursday, a security source said.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:04:03 PM

Gaza factions call for building a seaport
Gaza, Jan 29 (IANS) Several Palestinian political powers and factions, including the Hamas movement, Thursday called for building a seaport for the Gaza Strip to defy more than eight years of an Israeli blockade.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:00:04 PM

Co-pilot was at helm when AirAsia plane crashed
Bangkok, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) The co-pilot was at the controls of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed into the Java Sea a month ago, taking just three minutes to hit the water, officials said Thursday.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:58:04 PM

IS militants bomb nine of Saddam Hussein's palaces
Baghdad, Jan 29 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants Thursday blew up nine luxurious palaces of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in his hometown of Tikrit, a security source said.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:38:03 PM

Israel gets message of restraint from Hezbollah
Jerusalem, Jan 29 (IANS) Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon Thursday said he received a message of restraint from the Lebanese Shia militant organisation Hezbollah through the UN, a day after a deadly attack claimed the lives of two Israeli soldiers.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:32:13 PM

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