PREPARING FOR EID AL FITR IN BANGLADESH

PREPARING FOR EID AL FITR IN BANGLADESH. Bangladeshis cram a train station as they travel home to be with their families ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al Fitr, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 2,, 2017. The mass exodus in the world's most populous Muslim country is underway as millions head home to their villages to celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday on June 25. Photo courtesy bssnews.net ... Read More

AUSSIE SPY PLANES TO HELP PHILIPPINES FIGHT DAESH

AUSSIE SPY PLANES TO HELP PHILIPPINES FIGHT DAESH. Two AP-3C Orion aircraft will provide surveillance support to the Philippines's armed forces. Australia's Defense Minister Marise Payne Friday June 23, 2017, confirmed that state-of-the-art Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) spy planes will fly intelligence missions over the southern parts of the Philippines to assist local forces in the fight ... Read More

SUICIDE CAR BOMB OUTSIDE AFGHAN BANK IN HELMAND KILLS 34

SUICIDE CAR BOMB OUTSIDE AFGHAN BANK IN HELMAND KILLS 34. Afghans carry an injured man after a suicide car bombing in Helmand province southern of Kabul, Afghanistan on June 22, 2017. The bomber struck outside a bank, targeting Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday and killing at 34 people and injuring many, officials said. P... Read More

DEMONSTRATOR MOURNS IN VENEZUELA

DEMONSTRATOR MOURNS IN VENEZUELA. A man wearing a Venezuelan tricolor flag jacket kneels in prayer during a vigil to mourn a student who was killed during clashes between anti-government protesters and Bolivarian National Guard officers, in Caracas, Venezuela on June 22, 2017. The 17-year-old student was shot dead on Monday the Public Prosecutor's Office said, bringing the death toll to 72 in... Read More

CAR BOMB KILLS SEVEN AT POLICE STATION IN SOMALI CAPITAL

CAR BOMB KILLS SEVEN AT POLICE STATION IN SOMALI CAPITAL. A woman walks past the scene of a suicide car bomb attack on a police station in Mogadishu on June 22, 2017. Seven people were killed and several others wounded in the blast in the country’s capital, police said, adding that the bomber was trying to drive into the police station's gate but detonated against the wall instead. Photo court... Read More

TROPICAL STORM BRET MOVES OVER TRINIDAD CAUSED DAMAGED

TROPICAL STORM BRET MOVES OVER TRINIDAD CAUSED DAMAGED. Four year old Kalif Baig in his flooded home having ice cream at Woodland Trinidad and Tobago, June 21, 2017. The river bank near Sudama Terath broke its banks at four places flooding the entire community. Tropical Storm Bret, the second of the year and already lowered to the category of tropical wave, caused material damage to houses and ... Read More

DAESH MILITANTS BLOW UP MOSUL'S HISTORICAL AL-NURI MOSQUE

DAESH MILITANTS BLOW UP MOSUL'S HISTORICAL AL-NURI MOSQUE. Daesh militants have blown up Mosul's historical Great Mosque of al-Nuri , as Iraqi forces are pushing near the Mosque area in the western side of Mosul, the Iraqi military said. Aerial photos show that the mosque and minaret has been largely destroyed. Photo courtesy BBC-Iraq Joint Operation Command. ... Read More

EID AL-FITR HOLIDAY IN INDONESIA

EID AL-FITR HOLIDAY IN INDONESIA. People wait for their train at Pasar Senen Station in Jakarta, Indonesia on June 21, 2017. The mass exodus out of the Indonesian capital and other major cities in the world's most populous Muslim country is underway as millions are heading home to their villages to celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday on June 25. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

NEW FROG SPECIES DISCOVERED IN INDIA'S WESTERN GHATS

NEW FROG SPECIES DISCOVERED IN INDIA'S WESTERN GHATS. The new species belongs to the Indian frog family, Fejervarya. An Indian researcher has discovered four new species of burrowing frogs. Sonali Garg, a PhD student in Delhi University, found the new species after five years of extensive explorations in the Western Ghats - a biodiversity hotspot in southern India. The new species belong to th... Read More

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY. Students make a human formation in the shape of International Day of Yoga logo at Swaminarayan Gurukul in Surat, India on June 21, 2017. International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on June 21. Photo courtesy PTI Photo ... Read More

EGYPT UNVEILS CHINA-MADE MULTI-PURPOSE SUPPLY VESSEL, LARGEST IN MIDEAST

EGYPT UNVEILS CHINA-MADE MULTI-PURPOSE SUPPLY VESSEL, LARGEST IN MIDEAST. Ahmad Fadel, the largest multi-purpose supply vessel in the Middle East, is seen during its inauguration ceremony in Ismailia, Egypt on June 20, 2017. Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Mohab Mamish Wednesday raised the Egyptian flag on the largest multi-purpose supply vessel in the Middle East, which is made i... Read More

PORTUGAL FIRE: FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE DEADLY BLAZE AS TEMPERATURES SOAR

PORTUGAL FIRE: FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE DEADLY BLAZE AS TEMPERATURES SOAR. Flames of an approaching forest fire are seen in Carvalho, near Gois, Portugal on June 20, 2017. More than 1,000 firefighters are battling a forest fire in Portugal that has claimed the lives at least 64 people and injured more than 130. Many of the victims died after becoming trapped in cars as they tried to flee. The wee... Read More

BRUSSELS: SUICIDE BOMBER SHOT AT CENTRAL STATION

BRUSSELS: SUICIDE BOMBER SHOT AT CENTRAL STATION. Brussels security forces shot a sucide bomber at the central station when he attempted to fuse his bomb but caused a small explosion. A photograph taken inside the station show flames in Brussels Central Station after the small explosion on June 20, 2017. The Central Station was evacuated Tuesday evening after the explosion occurred within the st... Read More

THREE DIMENSIONAL CAR PARK IN CHINA

THREE DIMENSIONAL CAR PARK IN CHINA. A ten-storey, three dimensional car park structure located between residential buildings in Shenyang, in China's Liaoning province. The structures can take nearly 40 vehicles and are becoming more common as more Chinese abandon public transport and drive. Photo courtesy Agnecies ... Read More

TRILATERAL MARITIME PATROL

TRILATERAL MARITIME PATROL. Special forces from Indonesia during Trilateral Maritime Patrol in Tarakan, Indonesia on June 19, 2017 following the launch of the Trilateral Maritime Patrol (TMP) involving troops from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines on Monday, June 19, 2017. Photo courtesy bernama images ... Read More

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ASIA
MALAYSIA PM NAJIB CALLS FOR PEACE, UNITY AMONG MUSLIMS

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia June 23 (NNN-Bernama) -- Najib Tun Razak today expressed the hope that Muslims in general and especially those in Malaysia will take the opportunity of Aidilfitri to forgive one another and foster peace and unity as prescribed by Prophet Muhammad.

The Prime Minister ...

MIDDLE EAST
KUWAIT HANDS QATAR LIST OF DEMANDS FROM BOYCOTTING NATIONS TO END CRISIS

KUWAIT, June 23 (NNN-ALARABIYA) -- Kuwait has reportedly handed over a list of demands to Qatar from neigboring countries Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt, who all cut diplomatic and ...

AFRICA
WORLD BANK: ZIMBABWEAN ECONOMY SEEN PICKING UP IN 2017

JOHANNESBURG, June 23 (NNN-SABC) -- Zimbabwe's economy is expected to grow four times faster at 2.8 per cent in 2017 than in 2016 on the back of a good ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
PROTESTER SHOT DEAD IN AIRBASE ATTACK IN VENEZUELA

CARACAS, June 23 (NNN-AGENCIES)--A young protester was shot dead as a group of protesters attacked the perimeter of an airbase on Thursday, the authorities said. This brings ...

EUROPE
MILITARY FAILURES IN MIDEAST PUSH DAESH TO LAUNCH MORE TERROR ATTACKS IN EUROPE

BAGHDAD, June 23 (NNN-Xinhua) -- The spate of military failures suffered by the Daesh group in Syria and Iraq will push it to launch more ...