Dozens dead, injured following suicide bombing at Shi’ite mosque in northwestern Pakistan

A suicide bombing at a Shi’ite Muslim mosque during Friday prayers in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar killed at least 58 people and injured nearly 200, hospital officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement, which would make it one of the biggest attacks carried out by the group inside… Read More Dozens dead, injured following suicide bombing at Shi’ite mosque in northwestern Pakistan

Russia passes strict news law, blocks several international media platforms

Russia said it would block Facebook for excluding state media and CNN said it would stop broadcasting in Russia after a new law punishing “fake news” raised the stakes in Moscow’s fight with foreign corporation. Friday marked an escalation in the dispute that began after the invasion of Ukraine. Russia blocked a wave of media… Read More Russia passes strict news law, blocks several international media platforms

Russia declares partial ceasefire to allow humanitarian activities in Ukraine

Russia declared a partial ceasefire on Saturday to allow humanitarian corridors out of the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha, Russia’s defence ministry said. “From 1000 am Moscow time (0700 GMT), the Russian side declares a ceasefire and the opening of humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to leave Mariupol and Volnovakha,” Russian news agencies quoted… Read More Russia declares partial ceasefire to allow humanitarian activities in Ukraine