Blasts in Afghanistan mosque kill scores of worshippers

Blasts in Afghanistan mosque kill scores of worshippers

Scores of worshippers have been killed and more than 100 others wounded following multiple blasts at a mosque in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, according to local officials. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar's governor, said at least 62 people had been killed by the explosions, which rocked the building in the eastern province's Haska Mena district during Friday prayers.…
Space walking into ‘her-story’

Space walking into ‘her-story’

At 11:38 GMT (7.38am EDT) on Friday, United States astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir switched on their spacesuits' battery packs and officially started spacewalk No. 421 from the International Space Station (ISS) - the first-ever all-women spacewalk. "We show crew-lock depress complete. The hatch thermal cover is open. Christina, you may egress the airlock,"…
Turkey’s military operation in Syria: All the latest updates

Turkey’s military operation in Syria: All the latest updates

Turkey and United States agreed to a temporary ceasefire in northeast Syria to allow Kurdish fighters  withdraw from a planned so-called "safe zone" to be controlled by Turkish armed forces. Thursday's announcement came after talks between Mike Pence, the vice president of the US, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Turkey launched the cross-border operation on October 9 after repeatedly…
‘Free to kill’: Duterte tells newly appointed police chief

‘Free to kill’: Duterte tells newly appointed police chief

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a controversial senior police commander, who was previously involved in high-profile drug operations that left two town mayors dead, to "start killing" in his newly assigned jurisdiction in the central island of Negros. In a speech to business leaders in Manila on Thursday night, Duterte said Lt Col Jovie…
Bangladesh troops kill Indian guard in fishing row at border

Bangladesh troops kill Indian guard in fishing row at border

Bangladeshi troops have been put on high alert a day after an Indian paramilitary guard was killed and another critically wounded following an altercation over fishing at a border river. The Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) said it fired in self-defence on Thursday after Indian border guards intruded to try to take away an Indian fisherman that…
Massive protests over taxes threatens Hariri’s hold on Lebanon

Massive protests over taxes threatens Hariri’s hold on Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon - Thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in towns and cities across the country on Thursday, in the biggest protests in years, following the government's announcement to introduce new taxes. The intensity of the protests brought into question whether the government, appointed less than a year ago, would survive. One of the…
WH admits strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid

WH admits strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid

US President Donald Trump's withholding of $391m in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim - debunked as a conspiracy theory - about the 2016 US election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection. Trump and…
Doubts over fate of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

Doubts over fate of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

London, United Kingdom - Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with Brussels at the expense of unionist politicians in Northern Ireland represents a political victory for the United Kingdom's prime minister, but doubts remain about whether he will be able to sell it to Parliament. For many in Johnson's ruling Conservative Party, his plan leaves a bitter taste: breaking promises…
Trump says Energy Secretary Perry resigning at end of year

Trump says Energy Secretary Perry resigning at end of year

Energy Secretary Rick Perry will leave his job by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said Thursday. Perry was travelling with Trump to Texas when he told the president of his decision on board Air Force One. Perry is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president's dealings with Ukraine, which…
Brexit deal: All the latest updates

Brexit deal: All the latest updates

The United Kingdom and the European Union have struck a revised Brexit deal after intense political wrangling between London and Brussels. Announced on Thursday, the agreement was reached 15 days before the UK is scheduled to leave the 28-member bloc on October 31. The deal has been unanimously endorsed by EU leaders and passed to…

Must Read