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Pakistan suspended Intelligent Sharing with US

  By Fatema Miah: The  latest twist in the US-Pakistan relationship, is that the Pakistan’s defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has announced that he has suspended intelligence sharing with the US. Since  US President Donald Trump on the New Year’s Day tweeted  accused Pakistan of “lies and deceit”, the Relations between Washington and Islamabad have been in the spotlight since. ...

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Baghdad double suicide attack kills many

At least 35 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say, the second attack in three days. More than 90 were injured in the attack in Tayaran Square, in the city centre. has repeatedly been the target of bombings and armed attacks since the Islamic State (IS) group overran large areas ...

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India: 5 suspected militants killed in Kashmir fighting 

At least five suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle with government troops Monday after they crossed into the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed territory, officials said. Fighting began early Monday when soldiers intercepted heavily armed insurgents along the highly militarized de facto border that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan, said Col. Rajesh ...

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Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 16 people 

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 16 people, the Interior Ministry said. The Health Ministry said 26 died. The attackers struck during the rush-hour at the city’s Tayran Square, said the ministry’s spokesman, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan. The area around the square is ...

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Qatari royal says he is ‘being held against his will’ in UAE

  A Qatari royal says he is being held against his will in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani – who played a role in negotiating with Saudi Arabia during the Qatar diplomatic crisis last year – made the claims in a YouTube video released on Sunday. He claims he is being held by Abu Dhabi’s ...

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NATO Chief opinionated on Pope’s Nuclear ban request.

Fatema Miah: 14th of January NATO Chief Secretary general Jens Stoltenberg in a security conference in Sweden gave his opinion on pope’s Nuclear Ban request  to UN. He said “UN convention won’t rid world of Nuclear Arms”. Pope Francis called on nations last week and asked to work toward a binding nuclear weapons ban. In conference  the  NATO’s secretary general ...

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26 militants killed in Afghanistan

  At least 26 armed insurgents have been killed and 16 injured since Afghan security forces launched operations across the country over the past 24 hours, the Defense Ministry said on Saturday. “The joint Afghan security forces also detained three suspected militants and those among the killed militants were 13 Islamic State (IS) fighters,” the ministry said in a statement, ...

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Turkish passenger plane goes off runway metres away from sea

A passenger plane late Saturday skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey, local media images showed. The Pegasus Airlines flight had taken off smoothly from the capital Ankara and landed in Trabzon, but skidded off the runway in the northern airport. No one was injured or killed in ...

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People evacuated from Papua New Guinea island after volcano explodes

About 1,500 people are being evacuated from an island off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG) after a nearby volcano erupted, the local Red Cross said on Sunday. A volcano on the island of Kadovar, located about 24 km (15 miles) north of the Papuan mainland, began erupting on Jan. 5. That prompted the evacuation of 590 people ...

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California mudslides death toll rises to 19 

The death toll from the mudslides in a California coastal town rose to 19 on Saturday but a man who had also been on the list of missing persons was located alive, authorities said. The body of Morgan Christine Corey, 25, was found in mud and debris in Montecito, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said. Her 12-year-old sister, Sawyer, ...

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