Day: September 10, 2019

Pakistan warns of ‘genocide’ in Kashmir, sees no talks with India

GENEVA – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the top United Nations human rights forum on Tuesday that India’s “illegal military occupation” of the Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raises the spectre of “genocide”. India revoked the autonomy of the disputed Himalayan region, home to 8 million people […]

World must adapt to ‘inevitable’ climate change, warns report

Nations rich and poor must invest now to protect against the effects of climate change or pay an even heavier price later, a global commission warned Tuesday. Spending $1.8 trillion across five key areas over the next decade would not only help buffer the worst impacts of global […]

N. Korea fires ‘projectiles’ after offering talks with US

North Korea on Tuesday fired projectiles into the sea, South Korea’s military said, hours after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks this month with the United States. Negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington have been gridlocked since a second summit between the North’s leader Kim Jong […]

Two boys drowned in Rohini river in Maharajganj

Maharajganj (UP), Sep 10: Two boys drowned while taking bath in Rohni river in Parsamalik area here, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday near Shishmahal Tola Kalyanpur village, they said. The deceased were identified as Ankit (9) and Mukesh (10). Their bodies were later fished […]

One America News sues Rachel Maddow for $10 million

SAN DIEGO — A conservative television network sued Rachel Maddow for more than $10 million on Monday for calling it “paid Russian propaganda.” One America News filed the federal defamation suit in San Diego. The small, family-owned network based in San Diego is challenging Fox News for conservative […]

Kashmiris allege beatings, abuse in raids by Indian troops

HEFF SHIRMAL, India — The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar’s house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its statehood and launched a crackdown. Over the next 48 hours, the 50-year-old plumber […]

Analysis: North Korean tests put pressure on Washington

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Another week, another North Korean weapons test. North Korea’s relentless, carefully calibrated barrage of firepower — Tuesday’s test was its eighth since late July — has managed to normalize a martial display of defiance that not too long ago raised fears of war in […]

Trump’s Afghanistan decision pushes country toward vote

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Donald Trump’s sudden halt to U.S.-Taliban talks looks like a gift to the beleaguered Afghan president, who has insisted on holding a key election in less than three weeks’ time despite widespread expectations that a peace deal would push it aside. Now, with an agreement to […]

Trump says Taliban talks ‘dead,’ U.S. military to ramp up Afghanistan operations

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump proclaimed talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders dead on Monday, while the general in charge said the U.S. military is likely to ramp up operations in Afghanistan to counter an increase in Taliban attacks. Trump scrapped talks with the Taliban planned for Camp […]

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