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Updated22 May 2019, 12:46 AM IST
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11:42 PM, 21 May

Dozens Killed in Counter Attack on Russia by Rebels in Syria

A day after Russia attacked the northwestern region in Syria, rebel groups on Tuesday launched counter attacks against pro-government positions which have claimed the lives of at least three dozen fighters of both warring factions.

The fighting in a northwestern town of Hama killed 26 pro-government fighters as well as 18 rebels, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

(Source: ANI)

11:33 PM, 21 May

US Suspects Syria in New Chemical Attack, Threatens Reprisal

The United States has said it suspects that Syrian government forces have carried out a fresh chemical attack and it has threatened reprisals.

The State Department said it was assessing indications that the regime used chemical weapons on Sunday during its offensive in Idlib, the most significant remaining holdout in Syria of jihadist rebels.

(Source: AFP)

10:21 PM, 21 May

Tripura Police Arrest 3 Persons, Seize Marijuana Weighing 518 Kg

Tripura’s Kailashahar Police have arrested three persons and seized marijuana weighing 518 kg from their possession. Investigation is underway.

(Source: ANI)

10:06 PM, 21 May

Oman Author Joka Alharthi Wins Man Booker International Prize

An author from Oman has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for ‘Celestial Bodies,’ the story of three sisters and of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.

Jokha Alharthi, the first Arabic-language writer to take the prize, will split the 50,000 pound (64,000 dollars) purse with her UK-based translator, Marilyn Booth.

(Source: PTI)


Published: 21 May 2019, 12:44 AM IST
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