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Daily Archives: January 29, 2016

Rihanna releases long-awaited album in streaming exclusive

NEW YORK (AFP) – R&B superstar Rihanna late Wednesday released her long-awaited eighth album “Anti” as she offered exclusive early access through commercial tie-ups. “Anti,” Rihanna s first album since 2012, had been announced late last year but the timing of the release was a surprise and came hours after she ...

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Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis win Australian Open doubles title

MELBOURNE: World number one doubles pairing Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza clinched their first Australian Open doubles title together with a 7-6(1) 6-3 victory over Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka on Friday. It was the 12th grand slam women’s doubles title for Hingis while the third for India’s ...

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US, UK spies hacked Israeli air force networks: Snowden

New leaks by fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden reveal the United States and Britain monitored Israeli air force’s secret flights and communications, reports say. The leaks point to a hacking operation dating back to 1998, Reuters reported. Israel voiced disappointment at the disclosures published on Friday in ...

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Syrian defense chief in Moscow to discuss military ties

Syrian Defense Minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij has paid an official visit to Moscow to discuss the results of a Russian aerial campaign against Takfiri terror groups in the Arab country. Freij met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu in Moscow late Thursday to exchange views on bilateral military cooperation and other security ...

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Iraqi forces inflict more losses on Daesh Takfiri militants

Iraqi government forces, backed by military aircraft, have launched successful clean-up operations against the Daesh terrorist group in some parts of the Arab country, dealing heavy blows to the Takfiri militants. On Thursday evening, tens of Daesh militants were killed when Iraqi Sukhoi fighter jets carried out precision strikes against terrorists’ hideouts ...

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Israel destroys mosque in Palestinian village in Negev

Israeli forces have destroyed a mosque in a Palestinian village in the Negev Desert for a second time this month. Accompanied by bulldozers, they demolished the mosque in the village of Rakhama on Thursday. Israeli forces had destroyed the mosque earlier this month, but local residents had rebuilt it. “It is infuriating ...

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Obama vows to fight Daesh in Libya if necessary

US President Barack Obama has vowed to fight Daesh (ISIL) beyond Iraq and Syria if necessary, indicating that Washington is ready to take on the terrorist group in Libya. Obama convened a meeting of the White House National Security Council (NSC) on Thursday to discuss the issue of Daesh, which ...

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Japan orders military to destroy N Korean missile

Japan has put its military on alert and ordered it to destroy any missile fired by North Korea that may threaten the country amid reports of an imminent launch by Pyongyang. Defense Minister Gen Nakatani issued the order after reports of suspicious activity at Pyongyang’s main satellite complex, media reports said on Friday. ...

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Four soldiers killed in northern Mali attack, explosion

Malian military authorities say at least four soldiers have been killed in a gun attack and landmine explosion in the West African country’s northeastern region. An army officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a soldier was driving a military vehicle on the outskirts of the ancient city of Timbuktu, roughly ...

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