Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicSyrian civil war

Topic: Syrian civil war

At least 40 Indians who joined ISIS now in Middle-East prison camps, find there’s no way home

Indians who joined IS are mostly from diaspora, and are thought to be held in camps run by Kurdish forces, and jails in Turkey & Libya. Indian govt gives no diplomatic assistance.

As Syria begins normalising relations with neighbours, a look back at bloody 10-year conflict

Syrian civil war has killed over 4 lakh people. Secy of State Antony Blinken has said US does not support efforts to ‘normalise relations’ with Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

100 Pakistan mercenaries in Syria to fight on behalf of Turkey, says US journalist

Pakistani Shia mercenaries Pakistan have earlier fought in Syria on behalf of Iran, but this will be the first time its nationals collaborate with Turkey in the war-torn country.

Johnson’s DUP woes, Pelosi takes on the patriarchy and Trump’s ‘brilliant’ strategy

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

What led Turkey to launch a military offensive against Kurds in Syria

The Kurds have been demanding an independent country since the end of World War I & this demand has sometimes taken the form of insurgencies, such as in Turkey.

Boris Johnson’s race to the finish line, and Trump’s betrayal of Syrian Kurds

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

We are only beginning to grasp how much IS looted from Syria. And it’s a lot

During IS’s seemingly unstoppable rise, looted artefacts were said to be a significant source of income for the group.

A deadly day at Gaza costs three lives, and cannabis is taking over Lebanese farms

Children were trained for shooting in New Mexico and a group of Syrian refugees have built a robot.

On Camera

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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