Jerusalem, Aug 20 (IANS) A Palestinian teenager who attempted to carry out a knife attack was shot dead by Israeli Border Police in the West Bank, the police said.
Baghdad, Aug 20 (IANS) A total of 17,000 Iraqi displaced people have returned to their homes in the eastern part of Mosul in the past two months, government officials said.
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) A leading Chinese company will build the Afghan embassy complex in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad at a cost of nearly $17 million, media reports said.
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) One police officer was killed and 5 others wounded in three separate shootings in US states of Florida and Pennsylvania, authorities said.
Barcelona, Aug 20 (IANS) The Spanish government decided to maintain its anti-terrorism alert level at 4 but pledged to reinforce security measures at the same time, the Interior Ministry said.
Pyongyang, Aug 20 (IANS) North Korea accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military under the pretext of self-defence, the media reported.
Baghdad, Aug 20 (IANS) The Iraqi forces killed 66 Islamic State (IS) militants, including suicide bombers,near the city of Mosul in Iraq, defence officials said.
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) An international manhunt was underway on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 persons in Barcelona and injured over a hundred people.
New York, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) Civilians in a conflict are not a target, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a special event on Saturday marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people living in war zones.
Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Italy was on security alert on Saturday in the wake of Spain's double terror attacks that left at least 14 people dead, including three Italian nationals.
Rabat, Aug 19 (IANS/MAP) Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme "Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival".
Freetown, Aug 19 (IANS) The death toll in the mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone has climbed to 467 and is expected to rise further, officials said.
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Turkish-born German writer Dogan Akhanli was arrested in the Spanish city of Granada on Saturday by police fulfilling an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol in response to a request by authorities in Turkey.
San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) It seems like Apple could release its upcoming smartwatch soon as Taiwan-based "Quanta Computer" -- an integral part of the Cupertino-based company's supply chain -- is ramping up to begin manufacturing the Apple Watch "Series 3".
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) A state funeral was held in Karachi on Saturday for Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan and earned international acclaim as the country's "Mother Teresa".