The air strikes killed multiple senior and mid-level leaders within the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Secretary of State John Kerry would host the swearing in ceremony of Verma.
India reacted with outrage to the news that the main suspect in 26/11 Mumbai case was going to be released.
The strikes and ground operation come just days after Taliban militants attacked an army-run school in Peshawar.
Police found the bodies of the children inside a home. The victims range in age from 18 months to 15 years.
When the pictures of the terrorists were released and later shown to Ahmad, he immediately recognised those who had opened fire.
The officials believe that five of the seven militants blew themselves up inside the administration block.
Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday.
"We aren't on the offensive, we aren't attacking anyone, we are only defending our interests,'' he said.
The law would allow police to curtail journalists' freedoms if they are deemed to be 'undermining' investigations.
Sri Lankan troops allegedly killed about 40,000 Tamil civilians in the final months of fighting against LTTE in 2009.
The mercy appeals of 55 death row inmates have been dismissed by the Supreme Court and President Mamnoon Hussain.
A Chinese think tank said that India should avoid falling into confusion about its role in Asia-Pacific framework.
Locals were still counting those abducted in Sunday's attack in the remote area but that the figure could pass 100.
Older exiles whose relatives were killed or imprisoned following the 1959 revolution are less likely to approve of a thaw.
Even as the confidence in the economy is slipping, an overwhelming number of people showed support for Putin.
He asked all countries, political leaders and security-related officials to protect human rights and dignity.
Tahira Qazi, the school’s principal, was among those killed in the attack.
And their govt claims to fight the terror within.
This is not the time to mourn; this is the time to get angry.
As security expert Brig (retd) Mehmood Shah told a meeting of political leaders in the city, the gunmen were “wild creatures”.
The group was founded in 2007 by jihadi commander Baitullah Mehsud.
The government said it was a “clarion call” to join hands against terror.
Ibrahim is the only survivor of the terror attack from the ninth grade.
He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.
"Today's conference has decided to draft an action against terrorists and act upon it immediately," said PM Sharif.
Financial turmoil in Russia weighed on the region's stock markets.
The funeral prayers were organised by the chairman of moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference.
Helmand police spokesman, Fareed Obaid, said three police officers were among those killed.
The EU court ruled that the listing was not based on "acts examined and confirmed in decisions of competent authorities.''
Dawn reported that army chief will seek the Afghan military's cooperation for "a joint operation to counter terrorism".
"Most of the students have received bullets in the head," Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister said.
Hamas has been on the EU terrorist list since 2001.
The ruble lost over 15 percent of its value this week despite Tuesday's massive interest rate hike by the Russian central bank.
A moratorium on the death penalty was imposed in 2008 and only one execution has taken place since then.
The intentional killing of innocent people, women and children goes against the principles of Islam: Afghan Taliban.