Twelve dead, scores injured as Taliban militants attack police headquarters in Afghanistan

Twelve people were killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday, police and medical officials and the Taliban said. After the blasts, militant gunman opened fire from nearby positions and members of the security forces were… Read More Twelve dead, scores injured as Taliban militants attack police headquarters in Afghanistan

Argentina designates Hezbollah as terror organization

Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organization on Thursday and ordered the freezing of the Lebanese Islamist group’s assets in the country. The announcement coincided with a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as Argentina marks the 25th anniversary of the deadly bombing of… Read More Argentina designates Hezbollah as terror organization

Eleven dead, dozens injured as bus conveying pilgrims sets off landmine in southern Afghanistan

At least 11 pilgrims including seven children were killed and on Monday when their vehicle set off a landmine in southern Afghanistan, local government and health officials said. The blast happened in the Khakrez district of Kandahar province at around midday, said Hayatullah Hayat, a spokesman for Kandahar’s governor. A senior health official said 22… Read More Eleven dead, dozens injured as bus conveying pilgrims sets off landmine in southern Afghanistan

North Korea names Kim Jong Un as head of state in new constitution

Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the United States. North Korea has long called for a peace deal with the United States to normalize relations and end… Read More North Korea names Kim Jong Un as head of state in new constitution

Fifteen dead, six missing as rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal

More than 20 people have been killed or are missing due to landslides and floods as monsoon rains lashed Nepal, the government said on Friday. Heavy rains since Thursday have hit 20 of Nepal’s 77 districts, in the hills as well as in southern plains. A Home Ministry statement said 15 people had been killed,… Read More Fifteen dead, six missing as rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal

At least nine injured following massive fire at power station in Russia

A major fire broke out at a power station in the Moscow region on Thursday, injuring six to nine people, the energy ministry and Russian media reports said. Huge flames could be seen leaping into the sky from Thermal Power Station-27 in the Mytishchi district northeast of Moscow. An eyewitness quoted by the RIA news… Read More At least nine injured following massive fire at power station in Russia

Israeli troops mistakenly shoot dead Hamas security personnel at Gaza border

Israeli soldiers mistakenly shot a Hamas operative on Thursday who had been trying to prevent Palestinians from approaching the Israel-Gaza border, the Israeli military said. Hamas, the Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, said the man had been killed. The health ministry in Gaza said the dead Palestinian man was aged 28 and had… Read More Israeli troops mistakenly shoot dead Hamas security personnel at Gaza border

UN launches probe into drug war killings in Philippines

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’ – a step that activists said was long overdue. Duterte’s government says that around 6,600 people have been killed by police in shootouts with suspected drug dealers since Duterte… Read More UN launches probe into drug war killings in Philippines