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War against IS shifted to Syria-Lebanon Border Areas

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War against IS shifted to Syria-Lebanon Border Areas

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Syria achieves major success in recapturing territories

Having unprecedented losses in Syria and Iraq due to IS and other terror outfits, Lebanon and Syria have launched a coordinated offensive against the dreaded groups in their border areas on Saturday. The operation which began both sides of the frontier is supported by Hezbollah, engaged in fighting against the menace in several Syrian areas for last many years.

According to Al-Monitor, online news website having partners in several Middle Eastern countries, Lebanese army has announced start of an offensive against Islamic State (IS), locally known as Daesh close to the Syrian border in the east of the country, where jihadists have been operating for several years.

General Joseph Aoun, the army chief of Lebanon said “In the name of Lebanon, in the name of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, in the name of martyrs of the army, I announce that operation ‘Dawn of Jurud’ has started.”

Quoting Lebanese security sources, Tehran based Press TV, said that army was now targeting Daesh positions close to the village of Ras Baalbek in eastern Lebanon with rockets, artillery and helicopter gunfire.

Brigadier General Qansowa, spokesman of the Lebanese army, while addressing a press conference on Saturday said that military operations would continue until Daesh terrorists were expelled from his country. He admitted that this was the “most difficult battle” so far waged by the Lebanese army.

Last month Hezbollah had launched an offensive to eliminate IS and other Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda in these areas. A ceasefire was announced after six days of severe fighting which led to evacuation of 8000 refugees and jihadists. They were sent back to Syria in buses. Their transfer completed last Monday. The army operation launched on Saturday was aimed to remove IS fighters still operating in the area.

In a separate statement Hezbollah said that it had started a joint operation against terror groups with Syrian army inside Syrian territory. Earlier Lebanese army was making preparations for the assault with the help of Hezbollah.

Beirut based Al-Manar TV quoted statement issued by Hezbollah’s military media center saying that the operation was undergoing in Western Qalamoun area in Syria.

Syrian official news agency SANA, has at mid-day local time on Saturday, claimed of major success in  recapturing  Jurod Qara and al-Jarajir in Western Qalamoun  after inflicting losses upon IS terrorists. This was made possible with the cooperation of Hezbollah.

The statement said, “Keeping our promise of wiping out terrorism which has been threatening our country, the Islamic Resistance (Hezbollah) alongside with the Syrian Arab Army, have kicked off ‘If You revert, We Shall Revert’ Operation to liberate Western Qalamoun barrens from ISIL terrorists.”

Jurud Arsal had been used as hideout by anti Bashar al-Assad militants and remained home to a number of refugees dislocated during the six year war. Hassan Nasrallah, the chief of Hezbollah had recently said IS holds 296 square kms on both sides of the border of which approximately 140 square kms are in eastern Lebanon.

Meanwhile, in an image building exercise, Bashar al-Assad government has organized an International Trade Fair near Damascus airport. The 10 day event with participation of 43 countries was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imad Khamis on Thursday. According to him the event was being organized after a gap of six years during which the Syrians have offered their “blood and souls for the sake of homeland.”

“As the Syrian army, in cooperation with its allies, continues to achieve victories on the ground and restores more territories, the Syrian government is working hard to rerun production wheel and boost its capabilities and investments to alleviate the suffering of Syrian citizens as a result to the terrorist war and economic blockade,” said Khamis.”

He added that the main objectives of states, which conspired against Syria and the unjust unilateral economic sanctions, were to undermine the Syrian state, destroy its institutions, infrastructure and production facilities, and loot its natural resources.

There has been great deal of coordination between Iraqi and Syrian government in their fight against IS. Recently the terrorists fleeing from Mosul were caught or killed on Syrian border. Iran has been instrumental in anti-IS war in both the countries.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Nawaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto’s parties strike deal on Pakistan coalition Govt, Shehbaz Sharif to be PM

The PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari, 68, is set to assume the role of the President of Pakistan again.

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Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have agreed on a power-sharing deal to form a new coalition government after days of intense negotiations, as per the senior party leaders.

On Tuesday night, in a joint conference, the PPP Chairman Bhutto announced that PML-N president, 72-year-old Shehbaz Sharif will be the Prime Minister of Pakistan once again and the PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari, 68, is set to assume the role of the President of Pakistan again.

Speaking to reports, Bhutto said the PPP and PML-N have achieved the required number, and now they were in a position to form the government.

He said the former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party-backed candidates and Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) could not achieve a simple majority in Parliament to form government in the Centre.

Bilawal hoped that the political alliance with PML-N to form a coalition government would result in a positive market response since the cash-strapped country faced a hung Parliament after the February 8 elections.

Independent candidates, who were supported by the 71-year-old Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, managed to secure 93 seats in the National Assembly.

Shehbaz Sharif, in his speech, expressed confidence that his PML-N party, along with the PPP, now has the necessary numbers to form the next government. He also thanked the leadership of both parties for successfully concluding the talks.

According to the reports, the former prime minister highlighted the unity between the two political parties and their strong position to form the government at the Centre.

The PML-N secured 75 seats in the election, while the PPP came in third with 54 seats. Additionally, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has agreed to support the two parties with their 17 seats.

To form a government, a party must win 133 out of 265 contested seats in the 266-member National Assembly or the lower house of Parliament.

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Poland Minister Wladyslaw T Bartoszewski says India is a superpower, should play role in World affairs

The Polish Minister said it is time to take the relations between the the two countries to a higher level. He said India has developed into a phenomenal country and is the 5th largest economy in the world. The minister said the Polish economy has also developed and both the countries have much more to offer each other.

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Secretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Poland Wladyslaw T. Bartoszewski on Monday said that India should play a bigger role in global politics. He said India is a superpower now and hence India should play a role that fits superpower at the global scale. He said the relations between Poland and India have been extremely good. He said they have not had any problems.

The Polish Minister said it is time to take the relations between the the two countries to a higher level. He said India has developed into a phenomenal country and is the 5th largest economy in the world. The minister said the Polish economy has also developed and both the countries have much more to offer each other.

He said the Polish government wants India to play a more active role in World Politics. He said India is the largest democracy in the world and shares values with Poland as to how the world should be organised. The Polish Minister said he is looking to partner with India. He said Poland is looking at potentially creating the India-Central Eastern European Forum to discuss amongst a few countries.

He said there are a lot of topics and Poland wants to partner with India to play its role in the world affairs. Bartoszewski highlighted the remarkable economic growth India has made under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said Warsaw would like to work in closer co-operation with New Delhi. India and Poland share strong bilateral ties.

After the Ukraine war began, Poland helped in India’s Operation Ganga by aiding in the evacuation of Indian students from the war struck country in 2022.The Polish minister commented on the Russia-Ukraine war which has been going on since the last two years. He said the war will end if immediately if Russian President Vladimir Putin withdraws his forces from neighbouring Ukraine.

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71st Miss World contestants visit Raj Ghat and pay respects to Mahatma Gandhi

The 71st Miss World will take place between February 18 and March 9 which will unfold across various venues, including the Bharat Manadapam in New Delhi. 120 contestants from countries around the world will participate in various competitions and charitable initiatives, serving as ambassadors of change.

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Miss World contestants, accompanied by Julia Morley, chairman and CEO of the Miss world Organisation, visited the Raj Ghat, also known as the Gandhi memorial, on Monday, where they paid their respects to Mahatma Gandhi. The 71st Miss World participants also visited the Gandhi Museum.

The 71st Miss World will take place between February 18 and March 9 which will unfold across various venues, including the Bharat Manadapam in New Delhi. 120 contestants from countries around the world will participate in various competitions and charitable initiatives, serving as ambassadors of change.

Julia Morley, chairman and CEO of the Miss World Organisation said in a statement that her love of India is no secret and having the 71st Miss World Festival in this country means a lot to her. She thanked Jamil Saidi for his herculean efforts to make the return of the event to India a reality. She said the Miss World Organization has assembled the best team for the 71st edition.

The 71st Miss World will end with a dazzling grand finale at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai. India last hosted the international pageant in 1996. Manushi Chhillar was the most recent Indian to win the pageant, having bagged the crown in 2017. Previously, Reita Faria Powell, Aishwarya Rai, Diana Hayden, Yukta Mookhey, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas have also won the competition.

India is currently hosting Miss World 2024 in Delhi and Mumbai after 28 years. The competition will begin on  Februray 18, with the grand finale scheduled  on March 9, the 71st Miss World Pageant will feature 120 contestants from 120 countries and territories, which includes India and will feature various competitions and charitable initiatives. The 21-day fashion and beauty event will feature a variety of events that will empower young women as change agents and future leaders.  

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