19 Killed In Suicide Bombing Targeting Sikh Minority In Afghanistan

JUL 1, 2018: More than a dozen people died in a suicide bombing in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, a government spokesman said. The blast hit a busy market in Mukhabirat square in the capital of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province killing at least 15 people and injuring at least 20 more, provincial government spokesman […]

Security Camera Captures Plane Crashing Into Mumbai Construction Site (Video)

JUN 30, 2018: On Friday, a day after a chartered plane crashed in Mumbai, surveillance camera footage surfaced showing the aircraft smashing into a busy construction site. The footage was recorded by a camera on a building across the street from the construction site. The video shows the King Air C90 plane crashing into the […]

3 Babies Among 100 Dead After Migrant Ship Sinks Off Libya Coast

JUN 29, 2018: Libya’s coast guard rescued more than a dozen survivors from a capsized migrant boat, which officials say left at least 100 people, including three babies, dead. The lifeless bodies of three babies, dressed in brightly colored clothing and looking almost as if they were sleeping, were carried carefully ashore Friday in Libya. […]

Migrant Arrivals Drop 51 Pct; Italian PM Says Migration Threat to EU Border-Free Travel Zone

* Migration threat to EU’s 26-country border-free travel zone, says Italian prime minister. * Arrival figures for refugees and migrants currently 51% down on last year and 81% down on 2016. JUN 26, 2018: The United Nations Migration Agency IOM reports that 40,944 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first six months […]

100,000 Rally Against Brexit in London, Almost Half Of Britons Want 2nd Referendum

JUN 24, 2018: Ten of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched in London on Saturday, two years after the referendum in favor of Brexit as new poll shows almost half of British people want a second referendum on Brexit. Polling suggests shift in favor of a new public vote, […]

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

JUN 22, 2018: In the latest sexual assault scandal to hit India, five charity workers in the country’s remote east were kidnapped and gang-raped at gunpoint. The women said they abducted while putting on a play about human trafficking in the largely tribal Khunti district of Jharkhand state, AFP reports. The women, who were working […]

Trump, Putin Historic Summit In The Works: Won’t Be a “Nixon to China” Moment

JUN 21, 2018: President Trump seems to be gearing up for a major summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin amid fraying ties with America’s traditional allies and has apparently worried European leaders. Two dates are said to be under consideration: either before the Nato summit beginning on 11 July in Brussels, or after the president’s […]

British Citizens of Indian, Ghanaian, Pakistani Descent Targeted By Hostile Policies

Windrush scandal is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ as other Commonwealth citizens are also being targeted by hostile policies (THE INDEPENDENT): British citizens of Indian, Ghanaian and Pakistani descent have been hit by the government’s “hostile environment” immigration policy – forcing the Home Office’s Windrush scandal taskforce to step in, The Independent can reveal. In dozens of […]

Did Einstein Have Racist, Xenophobic Views? His Travel Diaries Suggest So

JUN 18, 2018: Two decades before Einstein said “Racism is a disease of white people,” he and his wife traveled to the Far East (via Colombo now Sri Lanka), Palestine and Spain between October 1922 and March 1923. During the 5-month long vacation the Nobel-winning scientist came across inhabitants of Indo-Pak subcontinent in Colombo and […]

ISIS Car Bomb Kills 26 As Taliban, Afghan Forces Hug, Take Selfies; Ceasefire Holds

Islamic State claims responsibility for the suicide bombing Afghanistan announces extension of govt ceasefire with Taliban JUN 16, 2018: At least 26 people were killed by a car bomb blast Saturday at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in Nangarhar province celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire announced by both sides during Eid. Dozens of […]

VHP, Bajrang Dal Are Militant Religious Outfits, Hurriyat Separatist Group: CIA

JUN 15, 2018: India’s Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal have been classified as ‘militant religious organization’ in the CIA’s World Factbook. The two organizations have been put in the category of ‘Political pressure groups’ in the annual document of the American intelligence agency. CIA has put some other organizations under the same […]

Rising Kashmir Editor Shujaat Bukhari Known as ‘Voice of Sanity’ Gunned Down in Srinagar

Indian Army Chief says peace should be given a chance, stresses on talks JUN 14, 2018 — In a major blow to freedom of press in occupied Kashmir, unidentified attackers on Thursday gunned down senior journalist and Rising Kashmir Editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar. It was not immediately clear as to how many gunmen attacked […]

Nepal PM Visiting China For BRI Projects As Beijing Proposes India-Nepal-China Corridor Through Himalayas

IRSHAD SALIM (Jun 14, 2018): Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is embarking on a five-day official visit to China on June 19 as Beijing looks to deepening ties with Nepal with deals under its flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and ‘trilateral connectivity” with India eventually. The geme-changing visit is taking place at the invitation […]

US Approves $930 Million Sale To India of Apache Attack Helicopters

JUN 13, 2018 — The United States government has approved a deal to sell the Indian military six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters manufactured by Boeing for $930 million, the State Department said Tuesday. The agreement has been passed to the US Congress for approval, but if no US lawmaker raises an objection the contract is […]

Kim Flew In For Summit With Trump On Chinese Plane, in Victory For Xi

JUN 12, 2018 — Two days after arriving in Singapore, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un shook hands on Tuesday with US President Donald Trump at the start of their momentous US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa island — both leaders made history as the world waits for the their meet […]

India to Examine ‘Spy Pigeon Working For Pakistan’

JUN 12, 2018 — Amritsar police on Monday said it would have a pigeon x-rayed over suspicions of spying for Pakistan, Times of India reported. As per the details, police in Ajnala town of Amritsar district would have the bird examined to ascertain it did not have any spy gadget embedded in its body and […]

Trump Pulls Out of Joint G7 Statement, France Blasts ‘Incoherent’ Trump After Fiasco

JUN 10, 2018 — The G7 summit ended in farce and a renewed threat of global trade war as US President Donald Trump abruptly rejected the text of a consensus statement and bitterly insulted the Canadian host. Just minutes after a joint communique that had been approved by the leaders of the Group of Seven […]

China-Led SCO Summit Kicks Off With Pak, India New Members, Iran’s Rouhani Attending

JUN 10, 2018 — The heads of eight member states – China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan – as well as those of four observer states- Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran, and Mongolia are participating in the 18th SCO summit in Qingdao on the coast of Yellow Sea. It is the first such summit […]

Austria Will Expel 60 Imams And Shut 7 Mosques; Is This Just The Beginning?

The far-right government in Vienna claims it’s due to “national security” concerns. JUN 9, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB)– Central Europe’s German-speaking country Austria plans to shut seven mosques and expel five dozen imams in what it said was “just the beginning” of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups that Turkey condemned as […]

Europe Says It Aims To Protect Its Position In Iran And Nuclear Deal

Jun 7, 2018 (BE2C2) — The European Union is taking step to protect Iran nuclear deal and moving forward with a measure to protect EU companies trying to invest in Iran particularly in the Iranian energy and infrastructure sector. THE European Union is also concerned that 20 billion Euro worth of investments in Iran are […]