Last Iraq-Syria crossing ‘falls to IS’

Islamic State fighters have forced Syrian troops to retreat from key positions Islamic State militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a Syrian monitoring group says. Government forces withdrew from al-Tanf – known as al-Waleed in Iraq – crossing as IS advanced, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. The loss of al-Tanf

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‘Children died’ in US air strike

The US is leading a coalition of countries in air strikes against Islamic State and other linked groups A US air strike on Syria last year probably killed two children, officials say – the first admission of civilian casualties in the campaign. “We regret the unintentional loss of lives,” said Lieutenant General James Terry, head of the US-led campaign. US

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Cameron starts EU reform negotiations

David Cameron was greeted by EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Riga David Cameron has said he is determined to reform Britain’s relationship with the EU as he begins discussions with other European leaders on his plans. At a summit in Latvia, he will outline changes he wants to see, including restrictions on benefits for migrants. The prime minister said he

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O Paneerselvam resigns as CM: Jayalalithaa invited to form govt by Tamil Nadu governor

Chennai: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa was on Friday invited to form government by Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah following the resignation of her trusted lieutenant O Panneerselvam as Chief Minister, paving the way for her return at the helm after nearly eight months. At an early morning meeting of party MLAs, 67-year-old Jayalalithaa was unanimously elected as AIADMK legislature party leader, a

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Jayalalithaa elected AIADMK chief: To return as CM, Panneerselvam resigns

After an early morning meet, J Jayalalithaa was re-elected legislative party leader of the AIADMK on Friday morning with reports saying that she will be returning as Chief Minister as early by Saturday. AIADMK legislators including chief minister O Panneerselvam assembled at the AIADMK headquarters in Chennai on Friday morning and re-elected Jayalalithaa as its party legislative chief. The re-election paves the

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Notification shows BJP’s nervousness, says Kejriwal after MHA’s notification on Jung’s powers

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a notification to the Delhi government stating that the IAS and IPS positions come under the Center’s control and that the Lieutant Governor did have the power on service issues to make appointments. The MHA quoted article 239AA in its notification on the state public service. Soon after the notification was released, Kejriwal

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Panneerselvam resigns as Tamil Nadu chief minister

Chennai: Minutes after Jayalalithaa was unanimously elected AIADMK legislature party leader, her trusted lieutenant O Panneerselvam announced his resignation as chief minister, ending his nearly eight-month-long stint. “I have resigned as Chief Minister,” he told party MLAs at the meeting convened to elect Jayalalithaa as the legislature party leader, paving her way to return at the helm. O Panneerselvam. PTI

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