Friday, April 26, 2019
In Afghanistan, at least 11 Government troops were killed and 16 wounded when Islamic State militants attacked the soldiers guarding a military academy in Kabul today. Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said a suicide bomber struck the military unit guarding the academy, setting off a gunbattle. Two of the attackers...
European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said Britain must accept all EU laws during a post-Brexit transition period, including those made after it leaves. The French former minister and European commissioner was speaking at a news conference in Brussels today after ministers backed the EU's negotiating stance on the issue. Barnier's comments...
Tokyo's subway system has begun experimenting with playing classical background music on its trains to provide a more comfortable travel experience. Tokyo Metro Company began the trial today in selected trains between Naka-meguro and Kita-senju stations on the Hibiya Line. Music pieces such as Debussy's "Light of the Moon" and Chopin's...
Turkey has detained more than 300 people for social media posts criticising its military offensive in Syria, the government said on Monday, a day after President Tayyip Erdogan accused doctors who opposed the campaign of betrayal. Since launching its 10-day-old air and ground offensive against the Kurdish YPG militia in...
The Kremlin said on Monday it did not regard Opposition leader Alexei Navalny as a political threat ahead of a March presidential election and said protests he had organised on Sunday were not that big. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that it was unlikely that...
Gunmen and suicide bombers launched a pre-dawn attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a military compound in Kabul today, killing 11 soldiers in the third major assault in the Afghan capital in recent days. The series of assaults, including one of the deadliest bombs in Kabul in recent...
India and China should look at their border differences, including over Dokalam, in a "calm way" and resolve them through existing mechanisms, the Chinese foreign ministry said today. Reacting to Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale's interview to Chinese daily the Global Times where he said the status quo should...
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a fresh challenge pushing her flagship Brexit law through parliament after lawmakers demanded changes only a day before parliament’s upper house begins to debate the legislation. The House of Lords Constitution Committee said in a report published today that the legislation to end...
In Hong Kong, a protest rally was held yesterday in front of the Hong Kong government building against Hong Kong government's decision to bar a young pro-democracy activist from running in an upcoming legislative by-election. The participants voiced concerns that the Chinese and Hong Kong governments are stepping up...
China on Monday said it is ready to hold talks with India to resolve their differences on the contentious $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through PoK. Asked about Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale's interview to state-run "Global Times" in which he had said that differences on...