IS Leader’s Son Hudhayfah al-Badri Gets Killed During An Attack By Jihadists

New Delhi:The Islamic State propaganda agency Amaq announced on Tuesday that Hudhayfah al-Badri, son of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been killed during an attack by the jihadists in the central Syrian province of Homs.

Al-Badri was killed in an “operation against the Nussayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs,” the group said in a statement alongside a photo of a young man holding an assault rifle.

Nussayriyyah is the term used by IS for the Alawite religious minority sect of president Bashar al-Assad.


Rouhani Hits Out At The US Saying US Plan To Cut Iran's Oil Production To Zero A Fantasy

New Delhi: Iranian President Hassan Rouhanihit out at the US on Tueday during his European tour to rally support for the 2015 nuclear deal. He said that a plan by the United States to cut Iran's oil production to zero is a "fantasy."

Washington has said it wants to pressure Iran to change its behaviour by taking away all revenue Tehran generates from crude sales, part of the confrontational approach adopted by President Donald Trump, who pulled out of the historic nuclear pact in May.

"These are exaggerated statements that can never be implemented," Rouhani told reporters in Bern, after holding talks with Swiss authorities on a range of issues, including the nuclear deal.


Radical Islamic Leaders Express Confidence To Bring Surprising Results In Pakistan

New Delhi: A newly-launched Islamic hardline party led by a radical cleric has expressed confidence to bring surprising results in the Pakistan elections as it aimed at making inroads into the existing power matrix by stirring up the religious sentiments of the voters.Pakistan is going to go to polls on July 25.

The Tehreek-i-Labbaik (TLP) Pakistan chief, Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who launched the election campaign from Karachi yesterday night said he saw no competition to his party candidates in the elections.

Sitting in a wheelchair, Rizvi, whose legs are paralysed, said his party's manifesto is same as that of Islam's teachings to create a truly Islamic welfare state in Pakistan."We are confident that those who believe in Khatm-i-Nabuwwat (the finality of the prophethood) would vote for us and you will see surprising results in the elections," Rizvi said.


Trump To Discuss Meddling In The 2016 US Presidential Election With Vladimir Putin

New Delhi:  US National security adviser John Bolton said that US President Donald Trump would press Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Moscow’s denial of meddling in the 2016 presidential election when the two leaders meet next month.

Bolton said he discussed concerns about Russian meddling in the US elections with Putin during his visit to Moscow on Wednesday, citing activities targeting congressional elections coming up in November as well as the 2016 presidential contest.

“The election meddling issue was definitely something we talked about,” Bolton told the CBS “Face the Nation” program. Bolton said he brought up both the 2016 election and Russian activities in upcoming congressional elections.


United States Ends Seven Decades Of Military Presence In South Korean Capital

New Delhi: The United States has formally ended seven decades of military presence in South Korea’s capital on Friday with a ceremony to mark the opening of a new headquarters farther from North Korean artillery range.

The command’s move to Camp Humphreys, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) south of Seoul, comes amid a fledgling detente on the Korean Peninsula, though the relocation was planned long before that. Most troops have already transferred to the new location, and the US says the remaining ones will move by the end of this year.

The US military had been headquartered in Seoul’s central Yongsan neighborhood since American troops first arrived at the end of World War II. The Yongsan Garrison was a symbol of the US-South Korea alliance but its occupation of prime real estate was also a long-running source of friction.