Pakistan stays on FATF grey list for terror funding

Islamabad (TIP): The global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on the grey list and asked it to complete action on six points relating to terror financing. A virtual FATF plenary meeting asked […]


Mosul’s Christians face dilemma after Islamic State

ARBIL (IRAQ) (TIP): The jihadists may have been ousted from their Iraqi hometown of Mosul but many Christians like Haitham Behnam refuse to go back and trade in the stability of their new lives. “There’s no security, no […]


Turkey detains 44 in anti terrorist operations including bomb attack planners

ISTANBUL (TIP): Turkish police have detained 44 suspects in anti-terrorist operations, including the planners of two suicide bomb attacks in Istanbul last year, the city’s governor said on Thursday. Twin bombs — one planted in a car and […]


Cyprus reunification talks collapse UN chief very sorry

CRANS-MONTANA (TIP): Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed in the early hours of July 7, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said after a stormy final session. “I’m very sorry to tell you that despite the very strong commitment and […]


Pakistan closely watching Modi’s trip to Israel

ISLAMABAD (TIP): Pakistan is closely watching Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s historic trip to Israel as it can have serious implications on strategic stability in the region, a media report said on July 3. The Express Tribune reported that Pakistan officially does […]


Fake News Hyperventilating or Constitutional Crisis, with Brutus lurking in the Ides of March?

  By Ravi Batra The cascading events, generally are layered and rarely, as now, erupt into a crescendo from an approaching constitutional crisis. Initially, let me disclose that I am a registered Democrat, and seeing […]

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USHA Denounces Turkish Offer to Negotiate the Kashmir Dispute

ATLANTA (TIP): “The US Hindu Alliance (USHA), representing 3 million Hindus in America, strongly denounces Turkey‘s desire to intervene in the internal affairs of India. We also ask the Government of India to strongly reject […]

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Several hurt in clashes at Turkey’s Brussels consulate

BRUSSELS (TIP): Several people were injured and taken to hospital after supporters and opponents of the Turkish government clashed outside the country’s consulate in central Brussels on Thursday, Belgian police said. Belgian Prime Minister Charles […]


War Clouds over Europe: Are We Prepared?

“Europe is sitting on a time bomb and any small spark could ignite it. Remember that all conflicts in the last 2000 years have started in Europe and became ‘world’ conflicts. India has already given […]

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German Embassy, consular offices temporarily close in Turkey

BERLIN (TIP): Germany has temporarily closed its embassy, all other consular offices and a school in Turkey, reportedly due to fears of a possible attack. Germany’s Bild newspaper reported today that the move was taken […]

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Three killed in car bomb attack in Turkey’s southeast

DIYARBAKIR (TIP): Two officers and one civilian were killed when a car bomb exploded outside a police station near Turkey‘s southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Monday, in an attack suspected to have been carried out […]


Turkey to release 38000 prisoners ‘to make room for coup plotters’

ANKARA (TIP): Turkey issued a decree on August 17 paving the way for the conditional release of 38,000 prisoners, the justice minister said, an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for […]


Turkey talks tough with the EU

Turkey‘s European Union Affairs Minister, Omer Celik, has yet again said his country cannot overhaul its counter-terrorism laws in return for visa-free travel facilities for Turks. The much-derided quid pro quo forms part of the deal […]

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John Kerry to visit Turkey on August 21

ISTANBUL (TIP): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that US State Secretary John Kerry intends to visit this month, in what would be the first trip by a top Western dignitary since a failed putsch. […]


Dabur takes a small step in southern Africa

NEW DELHI (TIP): An acquisition worth a mere Rs 4,700 is rarely expected to give rich dividends, especially if it means venturing into a market as big as Rs 30,000 crore. However, home-grown fast-moving consumer […]


TURKISH MILITARY COUP LATEST: 60 dead and 150 injured as plot to overthrow Erdogan ‘FAILS’

The attempted coup by the armed forces in Turkey has been foiled. The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan communicated via social media to address the country. President Erdogan, an avowed enemy of social media who […]


Turkey Coup

“In a nation, citizens proud to be Turks, that democratically elected their government, a military coup, even if patriotic in motive, is the ultimate insult of the people – to replace their choice of leadership. […]


Binali Yildirim set to be Turkey’s new prime minister

ISTANBUL (TIP): Turkey‘s governing party on Thursday formally tapped Binali Yildirim as its candidate to lead the party and become the country’s next premier. The spokesman of the ruling Justice and Development Party , Omer […]

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Syrian rebels seize Islamic State stronghold, reports say

AMMAN (JORDAN) (TIP) : Syrian rebel forces on Thursday took over a town near the Turkish border that had been the main stronghold of the jihadist group Islamic State (ISIS) in the northern Aleppo countryside, […]

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CYPRUS (TIP)The man suspected of hijacking an EgyptAir flight and redirecting it to Cyprus has appeared in court and said he acted in a bid “to see his wife and children”. Seif Eldin Mustafa, 59, […]

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EgyptAir Hostage Drama Ends; Hijacker Arrested, Passengers Safe

Authorities arrested the hijacker of an Egyptian airliner that was diverted to Cyprus today, after the plane’s passengers and crew were able to escape unharmed. The hijacker, who officials said was motivated by personal reasons […]

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VERIZON’s Solidarity for Brussels – offers free calls and texts to Brussels

Verizon announced that customers in the U.S. can call and text numbers in Belgium free of charge for a number of days in the wake of terror attacks earlier today. A Verizon press release, March […]

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Battle vs ISIS, battle for the Middle East

ISIS or the Islamic State, also known as IS, ISIL or its Arab acronym, Da’esch, dominated the headlines for 2015. The year saw the terror group spread its hateful and vitriolic ideology beyond the borders of […]

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Joe Biden to meet with leaders in Turkey in mid-January

WASHINGTON (TIP): Vice president Joe Biden will travel to Turkey next month amid the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group. Biden is adding a stop in Turkey to his previously announced trip to Davos, […]


Finding a Niche in the Emerging World Order

Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s apparently impromptu visit to Lahore on Christmas day is readily explained by the need to contain the Taliban and ensure regional stability and connectivity in the ‘Heart of Asia’ after the US-led […]