Asia-PacificFormer Indian army chief urges caution on Pakistan border after terror attack As India considers its response to last Thursday’s suicide car bombing of a paramalitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighbouring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution.

TENSION: A protester after last week’s suicide car bombingby. Photo: AP Aijaz Hussain February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Former Indian army chief urges caution on Pakistan border after terror attack Independent.ie As India considers its response to last Thursday’s suicide car bombing of a paramalitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that […]

Tehran is planning for a ‘new Holocaust’, says Pence Iran is planning a “new Holocaust” to destroy Israel, US Vice President Mike Pence claimed at a summit on Middle Eastern security.

US vice president Mike Pence Samuel Osborne February 16 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Tehran is planning for a ‘new Holocaust’, says Pence Independent.ie Iran is planning a “new Holocaust” to destroy Israel, US Vice President Mike Pence claimed at a summit on Middle Eastern security. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/middle-east/tehran-is-planning-for-a-new-holocaust-says-pence-37821898.html https://www.independent.ie/world-news/article37821320.ece/168cd/AUTOCROP/h342/ipanews_be0b890b-8dda-46b2-83bf-32f3612b2d5b_1 Email Iran is planning a “new Holocaust” […]

Wedded to barbarity 

LOST GIRL: A sibling of Isil bride Shamima Begum, holds up her sister’s picture Joe Shute February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Wedded to barbarity Independent.ie Widowed, homeless, having already lost two young children and utterly alone save for the unborn baby she is soon to give birth to in a Syrian detention camp. […]

Middle East’Why have an army we don’t dare use?’ A senior French officer involved in the fight against the co-called Islamic State terror group in Syria faces punishment – from his own side – after launching a scathing attack on the tactics used by the US-led coalition to defeat Isil in its remaining stronghold of Hajin, a French army spokesman said yesterday.

‘The article embarrassed French authorities just hours before the coalition is expected to announce the defeat of the hardline Islamist group.’ February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments ‘Why have an army we don’t dare use?’ Independent.ie A senior French officer involved in the fight against the co-called Islamic State terror group in Syria faces […]

Republican to fight against ‘schoolyard bully’ Trump Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire yesterday that he will try to take on US President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary, offering…

Challenger: Bill Weld said it is time for US citizens to take a stand. Photo: Getty Annie Linskey and Davide Weigel February 16 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Republican to fight against ‘schoolyard bully’ Trump Independent.ie Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire yesterday that he will try to take on […]

Democrats to fight Trump’s ‘unlawful’ plan over wall Democrats and campaign groups vowed to fight US President Donald Trump’s “unlawful” national emergency declaration yesterday as he revealed plans to raid existing government funds to build…

U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters Ben Riley-Smith February 16 2019 2:30 AM 0 Comments Democrats to fight Trump’s ‘unlawful’ plan over wall Independent.ie Democrats and campaign groups vowed to fight US President Donald Trump’s “unlawful” national emergency declaration yesterday as he revealed plans to raid existing government funds to build his Mexico border wall. […]

President TrumpLegal challenge to Trump’s emergency faces uphill battle US Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a US-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.

President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border (Evan Vucci/AP) Alison Frankel February 17 2019 6:30 PM 0 Comments Legal challenge to Trump’s emergency faces uphill battle Independent.ie US Democratic lawmakers, states and […]

Donald Trump calls on European allies to ‘step up’ and ‘take back’ captured Isis fighters US president Donald Trump has said his European allies should “take back” more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria.

US President Donald Trump. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Alexander Britton February 17 2019 10:41 AM 0 Comments Donald Trump calls on European allies to ‘step up’ and ‘take back’ captured Isis fighters Independent.ie US president Donald Trump has said his European allies should “take back” more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/donald-trump-calls-on-european-allies-to-step-up-and-take-back-captured-isis-fighters-37823843.html […]

North AmericaJackie Kennedy’s younger sister and socialite Lee Radziwill dies Lee Radziwill, the socialite and younger sister of former US first lady Jackie Kennedy, has died at the age of 85.

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (L) stands with her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill of Poland, and niece, Anna Christina Radziwill, on the walkway outside the Oval Office with the Kennedy family dog Clipper at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 15, 1963. Courtesy Cecil Stoughton/JFK Library/Handout via Reuters Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail February 17 2019 4:54 PM […]

Runaway schoolgirl who just gave birth to baby boy does not regret decision to join Isis Runaway schoolgirl Shamima Begum has claimed she was “just a housewife” when she left Britain to join Islamic State (IS) in Syria and does not regret…

East London schoolgirl Shamima Begum Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire Shamima Begum Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire Jemma Crew and Aine Fox February 17 2019 2:02 PM 0 Comments Runaway schoolgirl who just gave birth to baby boy does not regret decision to join Isis Independent.ie Runaway schoolgirl Shamima Begum has claimed she was “just a housewife” […]