U.S. President Donald Trump approves deal allowing operations of TikTok

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China’s ByteDance to divest the video app. ByteDance was racing to avoid a crackdown on TikTok after the U.S.… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump approves deal allowing operations of TikTok

At least twelve civilians killed as airstrikes hit Taliban base in Afghanistan

At least 12 civilians were killed and more than 10 others injured on Saturday in twin airstrikes on a Taliban base in the northeastern Afghan province of Kunduz, a provincial official said. Defence ministry officials in Kabul, who said more than 40 Taliban fighters had been killed in the strikes, did not confirm any civilian… Read More At least twelve civilians killed as airstrikes hit Taliban base in Afghanistan

Indian security forces arrest nine al Qaeda militants planning terror attacks

India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Saturday it has arrested nine al Qaeda militants who were planning attacks in several locations including the capital New Delhi. “The group was planning to undertake terrorist attacks at vital installations in India with an aim to kill innocent people and strike terror in their minds,” the country’s… Read More Indian security forces arrest nine al Qaeda militants planning terror attacks

Two dead as Cyclone Ianos hits central Greece

Two people have died as a hurricane-like storm pounded central Greece, flooding streets and homes, the authorities said on Saturday. Cyclone Ianos, known as a medicane (Mediterranean hurricane), uprooted trees and caused power cuts on the Ionian islands and the western Peloponnese. It swept through central Greece, hitting areas in and around the cities of… Read More Two dead as Cyclone Ianos hits central Greece

TikTok files complaint in bid to block enforcement of ban

Popular video-sharing app TikTok has asked a U.S. judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on the Chinese social media network, according to court documents filed late on Friday. TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., filed a complaint in a Washington federal court challenging the recent prohibitory moves by the Trump… Read More TikTok files complaint in bid to block enforcement of ban

Belarusian police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

Belarusian police detained hundreds of protesters in central Minsk on Saturday, a witness said, as around 2,000 people marched through the city demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko step down. Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by mass street protests since Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory in an August 9… Read More Belarusian police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

Thousands rally to protest against government in Thailand

Thousands of protesters in Thailand’s capital demonstrated against the government of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday, with many also demanding reforms to the powerful monarchy. “Down with feudalism, long live the people,” was one of the chants. Protests have been building since mid-July to call for the removal of the… Read More Thousands rally to protest against government in Thailand