Free Press Journal
  • Ninth Indian jailed for involvement in Little India riot

    Singapore: An Indian construction worker involved in Little India riot last December has been sentenced to a nine-month jail term after he “unreservedly” admitted to being part of an unlawful assembly.

  • Attack On Indian Consulate

    Heavily armed gunmen attack Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

    Kabul/New Delhi:  Indian Consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province was today attacked by heavily armed gunmen, who were also carrying rocket-propelled grenades, top Indian officials said, adding that everyone was safe.

  • UN designates Boko Haram as Qaeda-linked terrorist group

    United Nations : The UN Security Council has officially designated Boko Haram as a terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda and slapped sanctions on the militant group that has carried out bombings and the recent abduction of over 200 school girls in Nigeria.

  • Egypt brands new extremist group as terrorist

    Cairo: An Egyptian court ruled Thursday that a newly-established extremist Islamist group, which claimed responsibility for several recent bomb attacks, is “a terrorist group,” state media reported.

  • Libyan government wants militias to leave Tripoli

    Tripoli: The Libyan interim government Thursday called for all militias to leave Tripoli since their presence ” threatened the city and the safety of its residents”.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi’s invitations to South Asian leaders a strong signal: US

    Washington:  Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi’s invitations to the leaders of South Asian countries including Pakistan to attend his swearing-in ceremony on Monday sends a strong and positive signal, a top American diplomat has said.

  • US adds UAV to search Nigerian girls

    Washington: The US Defence Department’s addition of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and 80 Air Force troops to US efforts supporting Nigeria’s search for over 200 kidnapped girls has turned the mission into an air operation, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

  • US reviews Thailand aid after military coup

    Washington: The US is reviewing military and other assistance to Thailand following a military coup in the country, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

  • 20 killed in Syria mortar attack

    Damascus: At least 20 people were killed and many wounded Thursday evening when a mortar shell struck a gathering of President Bashar al-Assad supporters in the Daraa province, a pro-government radio reported.

  • Libyan parliamentary polls on June 25

    Tripoli: The Libyan interim parliament announced Thursday that a general vote will be held June 25 to solve the present crisis with the retired Major General Khalifa Haftar.

  • China injects $2 bn into new Africa fund

    Kigali: The People’s Bank of China and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a new financing agreement worth $2 billion, setting up an Africa-wide investment vehicle dubbed “Africa Growing Together Fund” (AGTF).

  • UN appeals for ‘return to civilian order’ in Thailand

    United Nations: Expressing serious concern over the military takeover in Thailand, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has appealed for “a prompt return to civilian order” in the Asian country.

  • UN chief dismayed by rebel attack in Ukraine

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has said he is dismayed by the deadly overnight attack against a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine.

  • World Bank approves $1.5 bn aid for Ukraine

    Washington: The World Bank Thursday announced to have approved a financing of about 1.5 billion dollars for three new projects in Ukraine to help the crisis-hit country carry out the critical reforms and build infrastructure.

  • France condemns Thai army coup

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande Thursday condemned the Thai army coup, his office reported in a statement.

  • 22 killed in Iraq attacks

    Baghdad: At least 22 people, including policemen, were killed and 24 wounded in a string of attacks carried out across Iraq Thursday, police and medical sources said.

  • Man guilty of killing, dismembering Vegas dancer

    Las Vegas: A Nevada jury has found a former Las Vegas Strip performer guilty of second-degree murder in the 2010 strangulation, death and dismemberment of his dancer ex-girlfriend.

  • Argentine inspectors locked in refrigerated truck

    Buenos Aires: An Argentine truck driver upset that inspectors found irregularities with his refrigerated
    cargo shut two inspectors in the back and took them on a long, cold ride.

  • Indian-origin child in Britain killed over custody defeat?

    London: The loss in child custody battle was the prime reason behind a fire set out by the mother of an Indian-origin boy which killed both of them in Britain,  the kid’s father has said.