Day: March 17, 2019

Resist, forgive, submit? Afghan youth on hopes for peace

Sitting in his male beauty shop, 25-year-old Zabihullah longs for peace in Afghanistan — but not one that would see religious police beating people in the streets for their hairstyles or outfits. He recalled working in a barbershop as a child under Taliban rule. “I remember the Taliban […]

Kiwis pay tribute as mosque families clamour for return of dead

New Zealanders flocked to pay tribute Sunday to the 50 worshippers slain in two mosque attacks, as families clamoured for the return of their dead. Coroners said they hoped to let grieving relatives fulfil Islamic burial customs soon, but insisted they had to move carefully through their investigation […]

More than 100 dead after cyclone hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe

More than 100 people have died and many more are missing in Mozambique and neighbouring Zimbabwe on Sunday after tropical cyclone Idai barrelled across the southern African nations with flash floods and ferocious winds. Authorities in Zimbabwe said the toll there had risen to 65 in the east […]

Pakistan standoff helps India’s Modi shift focus from jobs

NEW DELHI — A standoff with nuclear rival Pakistan appears to have given Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, head of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, a boost ahead of national elections set to begin in April. After a suicide bombing killed 40 soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir, India’s […]

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The New Zealand leader’s promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population. Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern said her Cabinet will consider the details of the changes on Monday. She has said […]

Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden’s rise to prominence

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The boy is only 12 years old and looks even younger and smaller kneeling next to the wreckage of a helicopter, flanked by masked jihadis carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles with bandoliers strapped across their chests. Hamza bin Laden, with a traditional Arab coffee […]

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at 63

Sources: The Goa Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Parrikar, who was suffering from a serious ailment of pancreatic cancer has passed away today. He was 63.

Omar will be chief ministerial candidate in JK: Abdullah

Jammu, Mar 17: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Sunday announced that his son, Omar Abdullah, will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate.  Kick-starting the party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha polls here, the party chief said he will represent Jammu and Kashmir in Parliament.  “I will not be the […]

New Zealand prepares to bury mosque victims as toll hits 50

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Anguished relatives anxiously waited Sunday for authorities to release the remains of those who were killed in massacres at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while police announced the death toll from the racist attacks had risen to 50. Islamic law […]

Four killed in train blast in Pakistan’s resource-rich Baluchistan

QUETTA, Pakistan – Four people were killed and 10 injured in Pakistan on Sunday when a bomb went off on a train track in the resource-rich province of Baluchistan, where separatist rebels have been fighting the security forces for years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but […]

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