In Afghanistan, at least 21 people were killed and 27 others injured in two blasts in Kabul today. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the initial attack occurred near the headquarters of the Afghan intelligence services. He said the blast was detonated by an assailant on a motorcycle and...
In Myanmar, at least 17 people died due to a landslide in Hpakant mining region today. Xinhua news agency reported that the landslide occurred due to a collapse of a 60.9-meter high spoil tip near a mining worksite in Wak Khar village, the epicentre of the perilous work. Myanmar is...
In Nigeria, at least 10 gold miners were killed and 12 critically injured by armed men suspected to belong to a kidnapping and cattle rustling gang in the northern state of Kaduna, police said today. The bandits opened fire on a group of gold miners at a small-scale mine in...
UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has lauded India's contribution and commitment to UN peacekeeping operations. Mr. Lajcak said this during his meeting with Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar in Slovakia yesterday on the sidelines of GLOBSEC 2018 Bratislava Forum. The forum is a gathering that brings...
The United States says it expects Islamabad to take action against terrorists in sanctuaries inside Pakistan. Deputy Secretary of State John J Sullivan said in Washington that US administration has made clear to the Pakistani government its expectations for them to take action against terrorists that are in sanctuaries...
In Nepal counting of votes for 110 seats of House of Representative and 220 of state assemblies under proportional representation is underway. More than 70 percent votes have been counted so far. Left alliance is leading. As per the latest reports CPN (UML) has got more than 25 lakh...
The U.S. Senate today approved a sweeping tax overhaul, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump a major step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich. Following the 51-49 vote, talks will begin, next week, between the Senate and the House of Representatives, which has already...
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says 60,000 children in North Korea will likely suffer from acute malnutrition this year. Announcing an outline of its humanitarian assistance in 2018 at Geneva, UNICEF said that in North Korea, about 18 million people face insecure food supplies, and an estimated 60,000 children...
Hundreds of neo-Nazis were expected to congregate Friday, which marks Adolf Hitler's birthday, for a two-day festival in a small eastern German town where anti-fascist groups have vowed counter-protests. A major police deployment aims to prevent violence during the "Schild und Schwert" (Shield and Sword, or SS) festival near the...
Historian Bernard Lewis, whose influential books shaped generations of Middle East scholars but whose views stirred fierce passions, died at an assisted living facility on Saturday, The Washington Post reported. He was 101. Lewis, who was born in London and was a longtime professor at Princeton University, was a Cold...