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

Malaysian police raid Deloitte office over 1MDB scandal

Malaysian police raided the Kuala Lumpur office of audit firm Deloitte on Thursday to search for documents and records related to a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, two police sources said. Investigators seized documents and records related to the firm’s dealings with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), one of the sources said. Deloitte confirmed that… Read More Malaysian police raid Deloitte office over 1MDB scandal

Google suspends business with Huawei following U.S. blacklist

Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world. Holders… Read More Google suspends business with Huawei following U.S. blacklist