North Korea tests rocket engine possibly capable of hitting US territory – US officials

North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. The United States assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and missile tests this year, could be for the smallest stage of an ICBM rocket engine, … Continue reading North Korea tests rocket engine possibly capable of hitting US territory – US officials

ISIS recruiter Shafi targets youth in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka

Mohammed Shafi Armar, the fugitive chief recruiter for the ISIS in the Indian subcontinent, has been named a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’ by the US on Thursday, becoming the first Indian leader of the terror outfit against whom America has sponsored sanctions. The US State Treasury Department, while updating its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT), has included in it Armar, a native of … Continue reading ISIS recruiter Shafi targets youth in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka

More than 80 dead, scores injured after explosion near embassies in Kabul

A suspected truck bomb has ripped through the heart of Kabul’s diplomatic district, killing at least 80 people and wounding hundreds, in a powerful blast described by officials as “one of the biggest” to have hit the Afghan capital. Sources said Wednesday’s suicide attack took place near Zanbaq square, in Kabul’s 10th district, close to shops and restaurants, as well as government offices and foreign … Continue reading More than 80 dead, scores injured after explosion near embassies in Kabul

‘If soldiers commit three rapes, I am responsible’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it. Duterte is notorious for comments often deemed offensive and made the remark as a joke, reiterating that only he would be liable for any backlash over … Continue reading ‘If soldiers commit three rapes, I am responsible’

Trump hopes to visit Bangladesh

US President Donald Trump has expressed hope to visit Bangladesh as he exchanged greetings with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the Arab Islamic-American (AIA) Summit in the Saudi capital on Sunday. “Yes I would come (to Bangladesh),” Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque quoted the US president as saying while briefing reporters after the summit. Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim and Deputy Press Secretary Md … Continue reading Trump hopes to visit Bangladesh

India cancels coal power project in Gujarat

The government of Indian state Gujarat has cancelled a proposed 4 gigawatt coal power ultra-mega power project due to existing surplus generation capacity and a desire to transition from fossil fuel–based energy sources to renewable power. Reports from India’s Business Standard earlier this month reported that the government of Gujarat, under Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, has cancelled a proposal for creating a new 4,000 megawatt … Continue reading India cancels coal power project in Gujarat

115 people died in cholera in Yemen, fear of famine

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday. “We now are facing a serious outbreak of cholera,” said ICRC director of operations Dominik Stillhart at a news conference in the capital Sanaa. Citing figures compiled by the Yemeni health … Continue reading 115 people died in cholera in Yemen, fear of famine

North Korea launches ballistic missile in new test

North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday morning that flew around 430 miles before crashing into the sea, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, in what appears to be the latest missile test in defiance of United Nations sanctions. The unidentified ballistic missile was launched at 5:27 a.m. Sunday Seoul time (4:27 p.m. Saturday ET), off Kusong north of the North Korean capital of … Continue reading North Korea launches ballistic missile in new test

Russia can interfere in elections in UK!

Foreign Minister of Britain Boris Johnson believes that there is ‘realistic possibility’ of Russian intervention in Britain’s upcoming elections. In a Telegraph interview on Saturday, this Conservative politician said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be very happy if Labor Party’s Jeremy Korbyn wins the June 8 election.  Pointing to Putin, the British Foreign Minister said: “Our clear thinking is that what he did with … Continue reading Russia can interfere in elections in UK!

26 killed in Pakistan by suicide attack

At least 26 people were killed and 40 others, including Senate Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, suffered injuries in a suicide attack on his convoy in the Mastung area, some 50km from here, on Friday. The convey was targeted on the Quetta-Karachi National Highway when Maulana Haideri had just left a seminary after attending a graduation ceremony and offering Friday prayers. The target of … Continue reading 26 killed in Pakistan by suicide attack