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Shutdown in Occupied Kashmir against killing of youth | World

A complete shutdown is being observed in Indian-occupied Kashmir on Wednesday to protest against the killing of youth by Indian troops in Pulwama and other parts of the territory, Kashmir Media Service reported. The puppet administration ordered immediate suspension of Internet services and closure of all schools and colleges in ...

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Tillerson says he and Trump disagree over Iran nuclear deal | World

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Tuesday that he and President Donald Trump disagree over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and said the two men discuss how to use the international agreement to advance administration policies. Trump at times vowed during the 2016 presidential election campaign to ...

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US Senate confirms Christopher Wray as FBI director | World

WASHINGTON: The US Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray as the new director of the FBI on Tuesday, three months after President Donald Trump fired his predecessor James Comey. The high-flying criminal lawyer was an uncontroversial choice for the post, winning widespread bipartisan backing after telling lawmakers he would rather resign ...

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Attack on mosque in Afghan city kills at least 29 | World

HERAT: A suicide attack on a mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat killed more than 29 people and wounded more than 64 on Tuesday, officials said. More than 1,700 civilians have been killed in attacks in Afghanistan so far this year, hitting confidence in the Western-backed government of ...

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Indonesia to lift Telegram app restriction | Sci-Tech

JAKARTA: Indonesia said Tuesday it would lift a partial block on the popular Telegram messaging service app after the company agree to speed up the removal of terrorism-related content. Last month the country restricted computer access to Telegram because of material related to radicalism and terrorism, including tips on assembling ...

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NATO intercepts Russian jets near Estonian airspace | World

BRUSSELS: Spanish and Finnish fighter jets were sent to intercept three Russian planes flying near Estonian air space on Tuesday, the NATO military alliance said in a statement. The Russian airplanes were identified as two MiG-31 jets and one Antonov AN-26 transport aircraft, NATO said. “Two Spanish F-18 jets assigned ...

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China opens first overseas naval base in Africa | World

A general view of the Port of Djibouti in Ambouli, Djibouti/Reuters  BEIJING: China has officially opened its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, state media said Tuesday, a major step for the country´s expansion of its military presence abroad. Chinese military personnel, officials and guests attended a flag-raising ceremony and ...

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