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Japan pins its hopes on Jordan against IS ultimatum
Tokyo, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) Japan continued to live through a period of national tension Wednesday as the clock ticked towards the new 24-hour deadline given by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group before carrying out their threat of executing a Japanese reporter if an extremist detained in Jordan was not freed by the ultimatum's expiry.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:28:06 PM

36 killed in clashes with IS in Iraq
Baghdad, Jan 28 (IANS) A total of 36 people were killed in attacks and clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala Wednesday, security sources said.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:10:05 PM

Seven killed in US drone strike in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and three others injured Wednesday evening when a US drone launched a strike in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:58:05 PM

Bangladesh Inc. request PM, opposition to settle political crisis
Dhaka, Jan 28 (IANS) The Bangladesh business community Wednesday urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to end the current political crisis which has led to a difficult economic situation.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:56:18 PM

Key ministerial candidates endorsed by Afghan lawmakers
Kabul, Jan 28 (IANS) Several key ministerial candidates nominated by Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani were endorsed by lawmakers at the ongoing national legislative session here Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:36:20 PM

Nepal's main opposition to boycott parliamentary meetings
Kathmandu, Jan 28 (IANS) Amid deepening political crisis, Nepal's main opposition United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Wednesday announced it would boycott meetings of parliamentary committees to press the ruling parties into agreeing to a compromise in the constitution-drafting process.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:34:03 PM

Six killed in US drone strike in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) At least six people were killed and four others injured Wednesday evening when a US drone launched a strike in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan, media reported.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:28:03 PM

Sri Lankan government reinstates controversially impeached chief justice
Colombo, Jan 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka's controversially impeached chief justice was reinstated Wednesday as the country's new government attempts to deliver on election promises assuring independence of the judiciary, an official said here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:26:18 PM

UN soldier killed in Israel's retaliatory attack
Jerusalem/Beirut, Jan 28 (IANS) Israeli forces attacked southern Lebanon from the sky and ground Wednesday killing a Spanish UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) soldier after a missile fired from Lebanon hit an Israeli army convoy.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:22:17 PM

Iran seeks 'quick' nuclear agreement: Official
Tehran, Jan 28 (IANS) Iran is seeking a quick agreement with the world powers on the nuclear issue, the country's foreign ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, said Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 6:48:04 PM

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