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India, Pakistan resume shelling in Kashmir; 4 killed

Indians celebrate after the convoy carrying Indian air force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman entered the Indian side of the border in Attari, India, Friday, March 1, 2019. India, Mar 2 : Indian and Pakistani soldiers again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least four civilians and wounding four others, officials said ...

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Police: Death toll in Somalia bombing, clashes rises to 18

Cars burn after car bombs in Mogadishu, Somalia, Thursday Feb. 28, 2019. At least four people were killed in a powerful explosion late Thursday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, police said, in an attack that Islamic extremists said was an attempt to bomb a hotel. Kenya, Mar 1 : Police say the death toll from a car bombing near a ...

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Pakistan ‘to free Indian pilot today’

Pakistan will release a captured Indian pilot as a “peace gesture” on Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said. Mr Khan revealed the decision in parliament, saying that Pakistan was focused on de-escalation. India’s military welcomed the Pakistani move. Pakistan shot down the pilot’s jet on Wednesday, as tensions rose with India over the disputed region of Kashmir. The capture ...

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Bin Laden: US offers reward for Osama’s son Hamza

The United States is offering a reward of up to $1m (£750,000) for information about the son of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, Hamza. Hamza Bin Laden is emerging as a key leader of the Islamist militant group, the state department says. In recent years, he has released audio and video messages calling on followers to attack the ...

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IAF Pilot Abhinandan to be released tomorrow: Imran Khan

Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, taken captive by Pakistan yesterday, will be released tomorrow as a “gesture of peace”, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has declared. He came up with the announcement while speaking at the country’s parliament. “Yesterday I tried to call Narendra Modi to say that we don’t want escalation. Our push for de-escalation doesn’t mean we ...

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Pakistan, India trade fire in Kashmir; villagers flee homes

Photo: Pakistani Kashmiris flee the town of Chakoti which is about 3 miles, 5 km, from the Pakistan Indian border, following the intense exchange of fire between Pakistan and India, at the Line of Control in Pakistani Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Muzafarabad, Feb 28 : Pakistani police say troops deployed in the disputed region of Kashmir continued trading fire ...

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Trump, Kim hold 1st formal bilateral meeting

Photo: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Hanoi. Hanoi, Feb 28 : U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appeared more relaxed as they convened near the pool of the luxury Vietnamese hotel where ...

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Canada ex-attorney: Government tried to interfere in case

Photo: Cameras follow Jody Wilson Raybould as she waits to appear in front of the Justice committee in Ottawa, Wednesday February 27, 2019. Toronto, Feb 28 : Canada’s former attorney general testified Wednesday she experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to inappropriately interfere in the prosecution of a major Canadian engineering ...

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Helicopter with 6 on board missing in Nepal’s mountains

Kathmandu, Feb 27 : Police say a helicopter with six people on board that was flying in bad weather is missing in Nepal’s mountainous region. Nepal Police spokesman Uttam Raj Subedi says the helicopter lost contact with the airport tower in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Subedi says rescuers are searching for the chopper but the weather is making the operation difficult ...

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Donald Trump and Kim un to start summit with dinner

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un will begin their high-profile summit on Wednesday with brief talks, followed by dinner. They are expected to discuss a roadmap for ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons during the two-day meeting in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.   Prior to his meeting with Mr Kim, Mr Trump will meet Vietnam’s prime ...

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