Iran unveils a new advanced fighter aircraft Qaher-313 today

Tehran: The domestically-designed and developed fighter jet, codenamed Qaher-313 (Conqueror-313), will be put on display on Saturday on the occasion of the Ten-Day Dawn celebrations commemorating the victory of 1979 Islamic Revolution.  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a number of high-ranking military officials will attend the unveiling ceremony.

Japan`s Olympic champion sentenced to 5 years in prison for rape

TOKYO: A Tokyo court on Friday sentenced two-time Olympic judo champion Masato Uchishiba to five-year imprisonment for raping a student. The 34-year–old Uchishiba, who coached a women`s judo club at Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare, raped a female member at a Tokyo hotel after drinking in 2011. Uchishiba was arrested in December 2011 … Read more

Death Anniversary of Mohan Das Gandhi—A victim of Hindu Extremism

New Delhi: The world is remembering Mohan Das Gandhi on his 65th death anniversary and President of India Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Defence Minister A K Antony, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, senior BJP leaders L K Advani and Sushma Swaraj and chiefs of three services paid visit his memorial, reports … Read more

UK to send military personnel to Mali as part of EU mission

LONDON: The British government is set to dispatch about 350 military personnel to Mali and West Africa to support French forces, as part of a UK mission to train local forces and engage in “force protection,” 10 Downing Street has said. According to reports, this includes up to 40 military advisers who will train soldiers … Read more

UK urges its citizens to evacuate from Somalia

LONDON: Following the specific threat to Westerners in the Somaliland region of Somalia, United Kingdom has asked its citizens to evacuate the area immediately, UK diplomats said on Sunday. According to the British Foreign Office, “kidnapping for financial or political gain, motivated by criminality or terrorism” is the main threat that prompted UK to react … Read more