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WWII Era Letter Written By 22-Year-Old Soldier To His Mom Gets Delivered 76 Years Later

Jan 07, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

US Army Sgt John Gonsalves, 22 wrote a letter to his mother which would sit unopened for more than 75 years before being found in a US Postal Service distribution facility in Pittsburgh.

Israel Plans To ‘Double Settlement’ In Strategic Golan Heights

Dec 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said ‘After long and static years in terms of the scope of settlement, our goal today is to double settlement in the Golan Heights’.


Vijay Diwas 2021: From 'Raazi' To 'Border', 5 Films Based On Major Events During 1971 Indo-Pak War

On Vijay Diwas 2021, as we mark India's triumph over Pakistan in the 1971 war for the liberation of Bangladesh, let us take a look at the Bollywood films on the Indian Army's courage in the 1971 war.

US 'Committed' To Defend Taiwan If Attacked By China: Joe Biden

Oct 22, 2021 Deutsche Welle

The US president says the United States has a 'commitment' to protect Taiwan as China continues to impose its sovereignty on the island.


Syrian Killing Could Mark New Phase In Israel's War Against Iran

Israel has said it will not tolerate a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria and has acknowledged carrying out scores of airstrikes on alleged Iranian arms shipments and military targets in Syria in recent years.

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31 August, 2021

Last US Troops Leave Afghanistan As 20-Years American War Ends

Outlook Web Bureau

President Joe Biden thanked armed forces for their execution of the dangerous retrograde from Afghanistan as scheduled -- in the early hours of Tuesday (August 31) – with no further loss of American lives.


05 August, 2021

Tales From A Forgotten War – Remembering A Childhood In Military Bases

Arijit Ghosh

Fascinating stories were long forgotten by all but the ones who lived them. Of these heroes, who were the Salt of the Earth and deserve better in terms of Remembrance, from the countrymen they fought to protect! Of those who willingly “Gave up their Todays, for our Tomorrows.”


29 July, 2021

Kim Jong Un Pays Tribute To China's War Dead In North Korea

Associated Press (AP)

China fought alongside North Korea against South Korea and US-led UN forces during the Korean War, which ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.


26 July, 2021

Temptation To Salvation? Former US Strip Club Transforms Into A Church

Associated Press (AP)

The building that housed Fantasies on 5th has been turned into the start-up Open Door Baptist Church. The show floor is now a sanctuary and the dancer's pole has been traded in for a pulpit.


22 July, 2021

Syria Accuses Israel Of Carrying Out Second Strike In One Week

Associated Press (AP)

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked military targets in war-ravaged Syria over the years but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations


06 July, 2021

US Embassy in Kabul Concerned As Taliban Makes Strides After Troops Exit Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

America's warlord allies are re-arming their militias, which have a violent history, raising the specter of another civil war once the U.S. withdrawal is finished, expected in August.


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21 June, 2021

No Negotiations Over Tehran’s Missile Programme, Won’t Meet Biden, Says Iran’s President Elect

Associated Press (AP)

‘The U.S. is obliged to lift all oppressive sanctions against Iran,’ Iran’s president-elect and judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said


21 October, 2020

Was It An Uprising Or A War?

T S Haokip

The centennial commemoration of the Anglo-Kuki war and the politics associated with it reflects a silent but strong ethnic animosity among different communities in Manipur.


13 September, 2019

'Accidental War With India Over J&K Cannot Be Ruled Out': Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi

IANS

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has ruled out the possibility of bilateral talks solving the India-Pakistan Tensions


02 August, 2019

Rasoolan Bibi, Widow Of 1965 War Hero Abdul Hamid, Dies At 90

Outlook Web Bureau

Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed profound grief over the death of Rasoolan Bibi and extended their condolences to the bereaved family.


11 March, 2019

UNICEF Says Over 1,100 Childred Were Killed In Syria In 2018

Outlook Web Bureau

Unicef Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, said that these were verified figures, but the numbers were "likely much higher," and called for support for the donors' conference in Brussels which starts on Tuesday


26 February, 2019

Odisha Professor Sacked For Saying On TV 'India Should Not Go To War With Pakistan'

Outlook Web Bureau

An assistant professor at the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) was sacked from her post in the Bhubaneshwar based University after she appeared an Odia TV channel discussion on the Pulwama attack and said that India should not go to war with Pakistan.


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22 February, 2019

We Are Not Army Of The Past... We'll Surprise You: Pakistan Army Warns India

Outlook Web Bureau

The Pakistan Army on Friday said the country does not wish for war amidst heightened tensions between the two sides following the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF soldiers.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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