Thursday, June 22, 2017

Another attack during Ramadan, 29 dead in car bomb blast in Afghanistan

At least 29 people were killed on Thursday when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were...

Syrian conflict: Assad’s departure not priority, eliminating ISIS is, says Emmanuel Macron

France no longer sees the departure of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Emmanuel Macron said today, making the...

Saudi king empowers young reformer son in succession shake-up

Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks...

Afghanistan: At least 20 killed, 50 injured in car bomb blast outside bank

A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens...

Brussels: Weakened British PM Theresa May to outline guarantees for EU expats in Britain

Prime Minister Theresa May will outline on Thursday her approach to the "hugely important issue" of reassuring EU expatriates about their futures in Britain,...

Pakistan to review ‘lenient’ visa policy for Chinese citizens

Pakistan will review its visa policy for Chinese citizens to plug the loopholes leading to the misuse of the current 'lenient' policy, officials said...

Under fire in Washington, Donald Trump back in campaign mode in Iowa

US President Donald Trump, under siege in Washington, defended his record at a raucous political rally in Iowa on Wednesday, rejecting a Russia investigation...

Islamic State blows up Mosul mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced ‘caliphate’

Jihadists on Thursday blew up Mosul's iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a "caliphate" in his...

Anti-Trump effort falls flat, Republican Karen Handel wins in Georgia

Republican Karen Handel won a high-stakes, closely-watched special congressional election, salvaging a seat in traditional conservative Georgia where Democrats had hoped to strike a...

Desperate Rohingya migrants seek new escape routes from Bangladesh

In squalid camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence and persecution in neighbouring Myanmar dream of a better life...