Indian forces kill leader of militant group in Kashmir

Indian forces have killed the leader of an al Qaeda affiliated militant group in Kashmir, police said on Friday, triggering protests in parts of the disputed region. Zakir Rashid Bhat, 25, was trapped by security forces in a three-storey house in southern Kashmir late on Thursday, said a senior police officer, adding that the house… Read More Indian forces kill leader of militant group in Kashmir

Two dead, fourteen injured following bomb attack at Sunni mosque in Pakistan

A bomb at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday killed two worshippers and wounded 14, officials said. The blast went off at the Sunni Muslim mosque when people were offering Friday prayers. “There were about 100 people there when a bomb exploded very close to the prayer leader,” said police officer… Read More Two dead, fourteen injured following bomb attack at Sunni mosque in Pakistan

Cleric, two others killed following bomb explosion at mosque in Afghanistan

A bomb exploded in a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, during Friday prayers, officials said, killing three people including a senior preacher and wounding at least 20 men who had gathered for worship. The preacher, Samiullah Raihan, was a supporter of the Western-backed Afghan government which Taliban militants are trying to bring down. He… Read More Cleric, two others killed following bomb explosion at mosque in Afghanistan

Seventeen dead as fire torches commercial building in India

At least 17 people were killed when a fire broke out in a four-story commercial building in the city of Surat in India’s western state of Gujarat on Friday, police said. Television footage broadcast by private channel NDTV showed people jumping off the top floor of the Takshashila building or trying to escape by climbing… Read More Seventeen dead as fire torches commercial building in India

U.S. files new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information. The superseding indictment comes a little more than a month after the Justice Department… Read More U.S. files new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange