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Taliban storm Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

Kabul, Aug 14 : The spokesman for the Defense Ministry in Kabul says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers and wounding at least 19 troops. Ghafor Ahmad Jawed says the insurgents overrun the ...

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12 Ecuadorean soccer fans killed in post-game bus crash

Lima, Aug 14 : A bus loaded with fans of a soccer team overturned on a highway in Ecuador after a game, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 others, Ecuadorean police said Monday. The accident happened Sunday afternoon ...

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Malaysia eyes more than 10-fold hike in Singapore water deal

Putrajaya, Aug 14 : Malaysia’s prime minister said Monday he is seeking to hike the price of water sold to neighboring Singapore by more than 10 times as his country searches for ways to pay off massive debts. Prime Minister ...

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Beijing: Anti-China forces are criticizing Uighur crackdown

Beijing, Aug 14 : China blamed “anti-China forces” on Tuesday for the growing criticism of Beijing’s policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said ...

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Death toll in Syria arms depot blast rises to 69: monitor

The death toll of an explosion at a weapons depot in northwestern Syria has risen to 69, mostly civilians including 17 children, a monitor said Monday as search operations continued.   Sunday’s blast of unknown origin in the town of ...

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Pakistan’s newly elected parliament meets for the 1st time

Pakistan’s newly elected parliament convened Monday for the first time since last month’s general elections which saw former cricket star turned politician Imran Khan’s party win most seats, propelling him toward the post of the country’s next prime minister.   ...

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Malaysia’s Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

Putrajaya, Aug 13 : Malaysia’s prime minister said Monday he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt, and he blasted Myanmar’s treatment of ...

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Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha Speaker, dies at 89

Somnath Chatterjee, who was associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxis Somnath Chatterjee passes away at a Kolkata hospital on Monday, Aug 13, 2018. Express Photo. Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha Speaker, passed away Monday morning following a multi-organ ...

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Gas explosion in Pakistan coal mine kills 4, traps 13

Quetta, Aug 13 : Police in Pakistan say a methane gas explosion in a coal mine has killed at least four miners and trapped 13 others. Local police official Wajeet Khan says the blast happened Sunday in the village of ...

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2, including Chinese tourist, killed in Kenya hippo attacks

Nairobi, Aug 13 : A Chinese tourist was attacked and killed by a hippo while taking pictures on the edge of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley, just hours after a local fisherman was mauled to death in the same ...

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