Israeli leader seeks to revoke rights of inciters

Israel’s prime minister says he will work to revoke residency rights and social benefits of people who commit politically motivated violence and those who support them. Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal, made in parliament Wednesday, appeared to be aimed at Palestinians in east Jerusalem.

Modi assures Hasina on LBA, Teesta again

Although the Indian prime minister and the Bangladesh prime minister have met twice in three months, Narendra Modi is yet to present specific progress in settling decades-old irritants such as the Land Boundary Agreement and Teesta water sharing deal between the two neighbours.

Police order protesters off Ferguson streets

Officers have ordered protesters off the streets of Ferguson after what had been several hours of largely peaceful demonstrations. Protesters had gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department on Tuesday for a second night following a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

IS group got $45m in ransoms: UN

The Islamic State group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a UN expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaeda said Monday.

Curtain raised of 18th SAARC summit

The curtain of the 18th South Asian association for regional Cooperation was raised at 9:30am with the opening speech of host country Nepal’s prime minister Sushil Koirala here at the City Hall with focus on powerful integration among the eight South Asian neighbours.

Palestinian recognition gains momentum: UN chief

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says the international community’s failure to advance a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was spurring governments and parliaments to take action to recognise the state of Palestine and that momentum would grow.

Role of US troops in Afghanistan to shift to training:White House

The role of US troops in Afghanistan will shift in 2015 to training Afghan security forces and counter-terrorism activities, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday.

US troops to remain in Baltics, Poland next year

The United States will keep troops in Poland and the Baltic states for at least the next year as tensions with Russia remain, the commander of US land forces in Europe said on Sunday.

Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills 50

Around 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds gathered to watch a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

Israeli forces kill Gazan since Aug ceasefire

The Palestinian health ministry said Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, the first such fatality since a 50-day Gaza war ended in August. The Israeli military had no immediate comment.