Day: August 4, 2019

China destabilising Indo-Pacific: U.S. Defence Secretary

SYDNEY – China is destabilising the Indo-Pacific, U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, charging Beijing with predatory economics, intellectual property theft and “weaponising the global commons”. The comments by Esper on his first overseas trip as U.S. defence secretary threaten to inflame already heightened tensions between […]


Thousands flee disputed Kashmir region after alert; India says it killed militants

SRINAGAR/ISLAMABAD – Thousands of Indian tourists, pilgrims and workers began leaving the disputed region of Kashmir after a local government alert over possible militant attacks, and India said it killed at least five militants who were trying to attack its forces. Indian security officials said on Friday they […]

Pakistan calls for Trump mediation on Kashmir as region remains tense

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR – Tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir have the potential to blow up into a regional crisis and it is the right time for U.S. President Donald Trump to mediate, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday. Khan’s comments come a day after Pakistan accused […]

Report: Iran seizes tanker carrying ‘smuggled fuel’

TEHRAN, Iran— Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolutionary Guard’s third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilitary force amid a spike in regional tensions. […]

US woman upset over HC granting bail to rape convict, releases video

New Delhi, Aug 4: The Delhi High Court has granted bail and suspended the seven years’ sentence awarded to a man for digitally raping an American woman who recently shot a video outside the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, alleging that she was denied assistance there. The incident dates […]

Party will oppose any bid to abrogate Art 35A, 370: NC

Srinagar, Aug 4: The National Conference on Sunday voiced concern over the uncertain and uptight situation in Jammu and Kashmir and said the party would fight against any infringement of the special constitutional status of the state. The NC had a four-hour-long meeting of its party’s political affairs committee […]

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