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India blocks social media in held Kashmir

SRINAGAR (AFP) – Indian forces in occupied Kashmir ordered internet service providers to block popular social media services including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp after an upsurge in violence in the region. The local government said the services were “being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements” …

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Religious discrimination: Elderly Muslim man denied seat in Delhi metro

NEW DELHI -UNS – An elderly Muslim man was humiliated and bullied in Delhi metro when he requested a group of Indian youth to vacate a seat for him. The appalling incident was reported by women’s right activist Kavita Krishnan on her Facebook post. The …

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US submarine arrives in South Korea as tensions rise

A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. North Korea is celebrating its army’s 85th founding …

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Maoist rebels kill 24 Indian police in Chhattisgargh: official

RAIPUR -UNS/AFP – Suspected Maoist rebels killed 24 paramilitary commandos and wounded six on Monday in a remote part of central India in one of the deadliest attacks of a long-running internal conflict. The soldiers were guarding road workers in the Sukma district of Chhattisgargh …

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Xi urges ‘restraint’ over N. Korea as US carrier approaches

BEIJING -UNS/AFP: Chinese President Xi Jinping urged “restraint” over North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump Monday, as Japan joined exercises with an American super carrier heading to the Korean peninsula. The US leader has repeatedly called on China, the North’s sole major …

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Macron, Le Pen favourite as youngest leader in Franc history

PARIS -UNS: Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential run-off, results showed Monday, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country’s youngest leader in its history. Macron topped Sunday’s first round with 23.9 percent of votes, …

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Over 140 Afghan soldiers killed :Confusion, chaos after Taliban breach Afghan base in deadly attack

MAZAR-I-SHARIF -UNS: Afghan soldier Zabihullah was chatting with an army comrade at their military base in northern Afghanistan when gunfire interrupted their quiet Friday afternoon. “I asked my friend what was happening, and he said, relax, it must be one of us.” t wasn’t. It …

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PM for efforts to increase country’s green cover, protect biodiversity

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday urged the nation for efforts to increase the green cover and protecting biodiversity in the country considering it every Pakistani’s duty to preserve natural endowments for posterity. In his message on Earth Day globally observed on …

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US carry out missile strikes in Syria: many killed

WASHINGTON -UNS: US President Donald Trump ordered a massive military strike against Syria on Thursday in retaliation for a chemical attack with a sarin-like nerve agent which Washington blames on President Bashar al-Assad. According to initials reports many peoples were killed in the strike. A …

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UN council postpones vote on Syria resolution

UNITED NATIONS -UNS /AFP – Britain, France and the United States on Wednesday held off calling a vote at the UN Security Council on a resolution demanding an investigation of the suspected chemical attack in Syria to allow time for negotiations with Russia. However, a …

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