Day: September 1, 2019

Dorian closes in on Bahamas as dangerous Category 5 storm

McLEAN’S TOWN CAY, Bahamas — An already dangerous Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds, pounding waves and torrential rain as people hunkered down in schools, churches and other shelters. The National Hurricane […]

Afghan forces claim upper hand after Taliban attack Kunduz city

Afghan security forces “repelled” a coordinated Taliban assault on the northern city of Kunduz on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said, even as the insurgents claimed to have captured important city buildings. The multi-pronged Taliban offensive on Kunduz, which has come under frequent attack since 2015, occurred as US […]

Entire Pak united, can protect its sovereignty: Qureshi

Islamabad, Sep 1: The entire Pakistan is united and can protect the country’s stability and sovereignty, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said amidst tensions with India after it revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. He has also alleged that India tried in vain to prevent the […]

Myanmar army says to punish soldiers in Rohingya atrocities probe

YANGON – Myanmar’s army will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a 2017 army-led campaign the United Nations says was executed with “genocidal intent”. On Saturday, the website of Commander-in-Chief Min Aung […]

Hong Kong protesters target airport in call for democracy

HONG KONG – Thousands of protesters blocked roads and public transport links to Hong Kong airport on Sunday in a bid to draw global attention to their fight for greater democracy for the Chinese-ruled city which is facing its biggest political crisis in decades. Planes were taking off […]

China, U.S. kick off new round of tariffs in trade war

BEIJING – China and the United States began imposing additional tariffs on each other’s goods on Sunday, the latest escalation in a bruising trade war, despite signs that talks would resume some time this month. A new round of tariffs took effect from 0401 GMT, with Beijing’s levy […]

US Senator Bernie Sanders says ‘deeply concerned’ about situation in Kashmir

Houston, Sep 1: US Senator and Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders told a gathering of Muslims that he was “deeply concerned” about the situation in Kashmir and asked the US government to “speak out boldly” in support of a UN-backed peaceful resolution to resolve the issue. Addressing the annual […]

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