Police arrests terrorist plotting to assassinate Shehbaz Sharif
Lahore Police foiled an assassination plot targeting Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif. According to police officials, a suspected terrorist...
1 killed, 22 injured in Chaman Blast
At least one person was killed and 22 were injured in a blast near the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman...
London Tube attack suspect identified as Syrian refugee
London Police have identified one of the suspects in connection with the Parsons Green bombing. The suspected terrorist has...
Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh and BJP critic shot dead
Senior Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead on Tuesday by unidentified assailants. Gauri Lankesh, the editor of a weekly magazine known as Lankesh Patrike,  known for her criticism of Hindu extremism, was shot dead at her home on Tuesday evening. According to police, at least three suspects were involved and Lankesh... Read more
Trump ends amnesty for 800,000 young immigrants
President Donald Trump on Tuesday ended an amnesty for 800,000 people brought to the United States illegally as minors, leaving their future in serious doubt and triggering a political firestorm. The US leader — who had promised to end the Obama-era program “with great heart” — ordered a phase... Read more
Over 0.3mn people sign petition asking to strip Suu Kyi of Nobel Prize
Over 3,035,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org demanding that the Nobel Peace Prize be taken back from Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for failure to stop violence against the ethnic Rohignya Muslims in the country. Three million signatures are needed to forward the demand to the... Read more
China, Russia at UN urge talks with North Korea
United Nations, US: China on Monday again urged diplomatic talks to address the crisis with North Korea and warned at the UN Security Council that it will not allow chaos and war on the Korean peninsula. “The situation on the peninsula is deteriorating constantly as we speak, falling into... Read more
US pledges ‘massive’ response if attacked over N Korea’s hydrogen bomb test
North Korea on Sunday conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, prompting the threat of a “massive” military response from the United States if it or its allies are threatened. Speaking outside the White House... Read more
Texas governor says Harvey damage could reach $180 billion
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday estimated damage from Hurricane Harvey at $150 billion to $180 billion, calling it more costly than epic hurricanes Katrina or Sandy and fueling a debate over how to pay for the disaster. Harvey, which first came ashore on August 25 as the most... Read more
North Korea may have conducted sixth nuclear test: Yonhap
An earthquake 5.6 was recorded on Sunday in North Korea near the country’s known nuclear test site Punggye-ri, Yonhap news agency reported, citing South Korea’s meteorological agency. The quake appeared to have been man-made, Yonhap quoted the agency as saying, suggesting the isolated country had conducted a sixth nuclear... Read more
Apple shifts responsibility for Siri to operating system chief
Apple Inc has transferred responsibility for Siri, its voice assistant, from content chief Eddy Cue to operating systems chief Craig Federighi, a sign that the company is looking to embed the voice assistant more deeply into its core systems amid rising competition from Alphabet Inc’s Google and Amazon.com Inc.... Read more
Erdogan accuses Myanmar of ‘genocide’ against Rohingya
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority, who have fled in the tens of thousands across the border into Bangladesh to escape ethnic violence. “There is a genocide there,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul during the Islamic Eid... Read more
Saudi hails ‘smooth’ Mecca hajj after 2015 stampede
Saudi Arabia on Friday reported no major security incidents or health scares at this year’s pilgrimage, as the Muslim faithful embarked on the last leg of the five-day hajj. The “Stoning of the Devil” ritual in the western city of Mina that started at dawn was the scene of... Read more
Trump to host meeting on UN reform with world leaders mid-September
US President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of the United Nations, will seek to gather global support for reforming the world body when he hosts an event at UN headquarters in New York on September 18, a day before he formally addresses the 193-member organization. Countries will be invited... Read more
North Korea could nuke US, Europe ‘within months’: France
France’s foreign minister warned Friday that North Korea could have the capacity to deliver a nuclear strike on the United States and even Europe “within months”. Jean-Yves Le Drian called the situation following a string of missile tests by Pyongyang “extremely serious” and urged the reclusive state to turn... Read more
Chinese cyber spies broaden attacks in Vietnam, security firm says
Cyber spies working for or on behalf of China’s government have broadened attacks against official and corporate targets in Vietnam at a time of raised tension over the South China Sea, cyber security company FireEye said. FireEye told Reuters the attacks happened in recent weeks and it had traced... Read more
Security tightened at Spain’s tomato throwing festival after attacks
Extra police were deployed at Spain’s annual “Tomatina” tomato throwing festival in the eastern town of Bunol on Wednesday in the wake of the deadly twin vehicle attacks in Catalonia. A total of 740 security forces were on duty, including police officers, firefighters and ambulance workers, an increase of... Read more