Category Archives: World

Pentagon steps up efforts to counter China’s rising power

Riots break out in Pakistan’s Sindh over alleged blasphemy by Hindu school principal

Riots broke out in Pakistan’s Sindh province on Sunday after a school principal from the minority Hindu community was booked on charges of alleged blasphemy, according to a media report. Widespread protests erupted in Ghotki district after an FIR was filed against the principal of Sindh Public School on the complaint of Abdul Aziz Rajput, a student’s father who claimed that the teacher had committed blasphemy.

Donald Trump may meet Iran leader despite Saudi attacks: White House

The White House said on Sunday Prez Trump may still meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, despite the US accusing Iran of masterminding drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway did not rule out the possibility in an interview as Saudi Arabia raced to restart operations at oil plants hit by drone attacks.

Former UK PM Cameron slams Indian-origin minister Patel in memoirs

90 terrorists killed, 20 injured in counter-terrorism operation by US, Afghan forces in Paktika

In a joint counter-terrorism operation by the Aghan and the US forces, 110 Taliban terrorists were killed or injured in the South-eastern Paktika province on Sunday. The Afghan security forces conducted the operations with the support of US airpower in Warmama district, 203rd Thunder Corps said, as cited by the Khaama Press.

Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election


With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in Tuesday’s vote may be the only thing to keep him out of the courtroom. A repeat of the deadlock in April’s election, or a victory by challenger Benny Gantz, could spell the end of the career of the man who has led the country for the past decade.

Israel: Middle East powerhouse


With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in Tuesday’s vote may be the only thing to keep him out of the courtroom. A repeat of the deadlock in April’s election, or a victory by challenger Benny Gantz, could spell the end of the career of the man who has led the country for the past decade.

No kites, pigeon flying as China preps for 70th anniversary

China has banned flying kites, drones and captive pigeons over central Beijing as it prepares for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on October 1. A public notice posted Sunday on the Beijing government’s website said that flying activities that affect flight safety would be prohibited in seven of the capital city’s 16 districts from September 15 to October 1.

Hong Kong protesters sing ‘God Save the Queen’ in plea to former colonial power

The Chinese-ruled territory has been rocked by weeks of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests, with demonstrators angry about what they see as creeping interference by Beijing in their city’s affairs despite a promise of autonomy.

United States blames Iran for Saudi attacks, ‘pretend’ diplomacy

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom’s output roughly in half, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and denounced Tehran for engaging in false diplomacy.