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Twelve Indians arrested in Nepal for running illegal networking business

Twelve Indians arrested in Nepal for running illegal networking business

Kathmandu: Authorities in the Himalayan nation have arrested 12 Indian nationals for allegedly running an illegal networking business. According to police, the accused were arrested from Hotel Yak and Yeti at Durbarmarg on Friday, all residents of Uttar Pradesh. They were organising an orientation and training to run the illegal networking business for around 300 […]

70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons

70 countries urge North Korea to scrap nuclear, ballistic weapons

United Nations: Seventy countries urged North Korea on Friday to scrap its nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and related programs, decrying the “undiminished threat” posed to world peace. Signatories included the United States and South Korea, as well as nations in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe. Russia and China, supporters of Pyongyang, did not sign […]

Nine civilians killed, several injured in landmine explosions in Afghanistan

Nine civilians killed, several injured in landmine explosions in Afghanistan

Kabul: Nine civilians were killed while nine others sustained injuries in landmine explosions in two Afghan provinces, authorities said Friday. In one incident on Friday morning, five civilians were killed and four others wounded after a vehicle carrying them touched off an improvised explosive device (IED) in Nawa Maish district of central Daykundi province, district […]

US warns Iran of ‘swift, decisive’ response in case of provocative behaviour

US warns Iran of ‘swift, decisive’ response in case of provocative behaviour

Washington: The US has warned Iran of a “swift and decisive” response in case of any attacks by Tehran or its proxies of any identity against American interests or citizens. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement came a day after US President Donald Trump imposed tougher-than-ever sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum and copper sectors, a […]

Bangladeshi IS fighter arrested after returning from Syria

Bangladeshi IS fighter arrested after returning from Syria

Dhaka: A Saudi Arabia-born Bangladeshi, who returned to the country after fighting for the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, has been arrested by the counter-terrorism police for alleged plans to establish a caliphate in the Muslim-majority country. Born in Saudi Arabia to a Bangladeshi father and a Pakistani mother, 33-year-old Motaj Abdul Majid Kafiluddin Bepari was […]

China threatens retaliation if Trump slaps more tariffs

China threatens retaliation if Trump slaps more tariffs

Beijing: China has threatened to retaliate if US President Donald Trump raises tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of goods ahead of the crucial 11th round of talks aimed at ending the trade war between the world’s two largest economies. The talks are due to be held on May 9-10 in Washington between trade delegations headed […]

Taliban overruns international NGO office in Kabul attack

Taliban overruns international NGO office in Kabul attack

Kabul: Taliban militants Wednesday overran a central Kabul compound housing an international aid organisation, Afghan officials said, the latest assault to rock the war-torn city. The attack comes as the US and Taliban representatives continue negotiations in Qatar aimed at bringing an end to the nearly 18-year-old conflict, while fighting continues to rage across Afghanistan. […]