Jammu and Kashmir: Separatist leader Yasin Malik detained in Srinagar

A major crackdown upon the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeL) in the Valley has led to arrest of dozens of its leader in the nocturnal raids by the government forces. "I fail to understand such an arbitrary move which will only precipitate matters in J&K". La... More..

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by | Sunday, February 24, 2019

Mueller to file sentencing memo in Manafort case

The former Trump campaign chairman faces between 17 and 22 years in prison, although Muller's office hasn't offered a recommendation for a specific timeframe. Trump in the 2016 election. Mueller is investigat...More..

Elephants could be made into pet food in Botswana
by | Sunday, February 24, 2019

Elephants could be made into pet food in Botswana

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who took office past year, had asked the committee to re-examine the hunting ban, which was introduced in 2014. After months of public meetings and consultations, the rep...More..

Death toll from Bangladesh capital fire rises to 69
by | Sunday, February 24, 2019

Death toll from Bangladesh capital fire rises to 69

Col. S.M. Julfiqar Rahman, a director of the Fire Service and Civil Defense, told reporters. The injured, at least 45 people, were immediately rushed to hospital, some in very critical condition. One man, who...More..

Trump says USA will keep hundreds of troops in Syria
by | Sunday, February 24, 2019

Trump says USA will keep hundreds of troops in Syria

He said the meeting with Akar would be about "next steps". A senior administration official said Friday that Washington will leave about 400 US troops split between two Syrian regions, a reversal by Pre...More..

Catalonia protesters clash with police over separatist trial
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Catalonia protesters clash with police over separatist trial

Police in Spain arrested four people Thursday in connection with a general strike called by pro-independence Catalan non-governmental organizations, trade unions and political parties. ANC's protest slogan is...More..

Kim boards train to Vietnam
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Kim boards train to Vietnam

Their first summit last June in Singapore ended without substantive agreements on the North's nuclear disarmament and triggered a months-long stalemate in negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. Vietnam'...More..

Boko Haram Stops Yobe Governor Gaidam From Voting
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Boko Haram Stops Yobe Governor Gaidam From Voting

Some 120,000 polling stations were due to open at 0700 GMT, from megacity Lagos and the oil hub Port Harcourt in the south, to ancient Kano in the north and the country's rural heartlands. He said, "We are righ...More..

Clashes Break Out On Venezuela Border, Police Fire Tear Gas
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Clashes Break Out On Venezuela Border, Police Fire Tear Gas

As many as 300,000 Venezuelans are in dire need of food and medicine after years of shortages and malnutrition, according to Guaido. Guaido was due to hold a news conference with the presidents of Colombia, C...More..

Sudan's al-Bashir announces state of emergency, dissolving government
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sudan's al-Bashir announces state of emergency, dissolving government

Sudan has witnessed nearly daily anti-government demonstrations since 19 December, when protesters first took to the streets in anger over an increase in bread prices. "The demands of this revolution are crysta...More..

Thousands Rally Against Anti-Semitism Across France After Jewish Graves Defaced
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Thousands Rally Against Anti-Semitism Across France After Jewish Graves Defaced

Samuels said the politics of the Israel-Palestinian conflict had also stirred anti-Semitism among France's Muslim youth and contributed to the rise in anti-Jewish incidents. "Zionism emerged as a modern settl...More..

Supreme Court orders eviction of 1.1 mn forest families
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Supreme Court orders eviction of 1.1 mn forest families

As per the Act, forest dwellers living on forest land for at least three generations prior to December 31, 2005, are eligible for land rights. The affected families had filed claims to forest land under the ...More..

Tensions soar between nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tensions soar between nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India

We would like to see it (hostilities) stop. It's going to be a very, very delicate balance. "India is looking at something very strong". One such group is Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which India blamed for atta...More..

Germany firm on Saudi arms ban despite British warning
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Germany firm on Saudi arms ban despite British warning

Hunt insisted that Britain has strict rules on arms exports that include "independent assessment of whether our arms exports are likely to be used in breaches of global humanitarian law". Reuters said it had n...More..

Assam Tea Garden Workers Dead Due To Toxic Liquor, 200 In Hospital
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Assam Tea Garden Workers Dead Due To Toxic Liquor, 200 In Hospital

Police suspect the liquor was procured late on Thursday night from the house of a woman named Dhraupadi Oran (65) and her son Sanju Oran (30) in the Salmara tea garden of Golaghat. "It is a heart-breaking situa...More..

US 'House of Horrors' couple pleads guilty to torturing kids
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

US 'House of Horrors' couple pleads guilty to torturing kids

David Turpin, 57, also was charged with perjury and one count of a lewd act on a child under the age of 14. Sheriff's deputies raided the Turpins' home in Perris, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles , in Janu...More..

by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Mueller to file sentencing memo in Manafort conspiracy case

Bloomberg was first to report the developments, citing people with knowledge of the matter. What's been going on in the Southern District of NY and now, apparently, the Manhattan DA's office has been the rea...More..

Trump Nominates Kelly Knight Craft To UN Ambassador Role
by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Trump Nominates Kelly Knight Craft To UN Ambassador Role

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter tonight he is nominating U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft to be U.N. Ambassador. In a tweet , Trump said, "Kelly has done an outstanding job represe...More..

Venezuelan troops open fire at border ahead of aid delivery; 2 dead
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Venezuelan troops open fire at border ahead of aid delivery; 2 dead

Amid mounting tensions, opposition leader Juan Guaido set off in a cross-country caravan for the border with Colombia, where much of the US -supplied aid is warehoused and where he has called on thousands of ...More..

Dem Candidates: Bernie Sanders a Democratic Socialist, Not a Democrat
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Dem Candidates: Bernie Sanders a Democratic Socialist, Not a Democrat

Schultz". Following, Sanders was asked if he considers Maduro a dictator and if Maduro should step down - Sanders refused to call for Maduro to step down. Among the voices condemning the Vermont senator is Re...More..

Powerful 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Peru-Ecuador Border
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Powerful 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Peru-Ecuador Border

The USGS's initial reading had assessed the quake, which occurred at 5:17 a.m. (1017 GMT), at magnitude 7.7. An quake with a magnitude of 7.5 hit Ecuador on Friday but there were no immediate reports of casu...More..

'Willing to change', British 'ISIS bride' calls for 'mercy'
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

'Willing to change', British 'ISIS bride' calls for 'mercy'

Still upset, Rebecca said: "Of course, for the first hour when this story broke I felt furious and didn't like what she said". But in the United Kingdom, the more pressing. Renu Begum says the family made "ever...More..

Hungary launches anti-immigration media campaign, causing angry reaction from EU
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Hungary launches anti-immigration media campaign, causing angry reaction from EU

A poster unveiled by the government this week features a message stating people in Hungary have "the right to know what Brussels is preparing", superimposed over an image of globalist multi-billionaire George ...More..

Huawei founder promises more United Kingdom investment as focus shifts from US
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Huawei founder promises more United Kingdom investment as focus shifts from US

Ren Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou , the company's chief financial officer, as politically motivated . The U.S. campaign has had an impact, too: Australia and New Zealand...More..

US Troops To Remain In Syria After Pullout: White House
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

US Troops To Remain In Syria After Pullout: White House

In December, Trump declared victory over the Islamic State group in Syria, even though thousands of jihadists remain and fighting continues around their last holdout. "With this decision, President Trump has ch...More..

Indian SC orders protection for Kashmiris in wake of Pulwama attack
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Indian SC orders protection for Kashmiris in wake of Pulwama attack

Omar added the decision in no doubt has been taken without taking in to consideration inputs from central and intelligence agencies. In the wake of the Pulwama attack , there have been reports suggesting that ...More..

Three UK Conservative politicians defect to new independent group
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Three UK Conservative politicians defect to new independent group

University of Kent political scientist Matthew Goodwin said the group might, like pro-Brexit party UKIP, win plenty of votes but no seats. The three departing Conservatives, who heaped scorn on the British ...More..

Many in Hong Kong Fear Greater Integration with Mainland China
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Many in Hong Kong Fear Greater Integration with Mainland China

It pledged to "consolidate and enhance Hong Kong's status as an worldwide finance, transportation and trade centre, as well as an global aviation hub". The name of the initiative is commonly abbreviated to "G...More..

5G networks: Trump says U.S. shouldn't block technology
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

5G networks: Trump says U.S. shouldn't block technology

He then said there's no reason the country should be lagging behind on something, which is obviously the future. "American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind", he said. Ironically, Huawe...More..

Pakistani prisoners freed from Saudi jails
by | Friday, February 22, 2019

Pakistani prisoners freed from Saudi jails

Previous year has been tumultuous for bin Salman, who faced criticism from the global community following the October killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Istanbul-based Saudi consulate. Ambas...More..