Air strikes kill 11 IS militants in E. Afghan province

Air strikes kill 11 IS militants in E. Afghan province
JALALABAD, Afghanistan:  At least 11 Islamic States (IS) militants have been killed during air strikes by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, the provincial governor's spokesman said Wednesday. "Aircraft of security forces targeted the hideouts of IS militants in Nargosi and Khamon areas of Achin district in Nangarhar ...

At least 34 killed in train crash in southeast DRC

At least 34 killed in train crash in southeast DRC
KINSHASA: A 13-car train crashed in the southeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Sunday, killing at least 34 people and injuring 26 others, a provincial governor said. The number of casualties is likely to rise because some cars remain on fire and some are carrying fuel, according to Lualaba governor Richard Muyej Mangez. Radio Okapi repo...

Spain to seek Catalan leader’s arrest

Spain to seek Catalan leader’s arrest
MADRID, Nov. 3:  A Spanish judge was set Friday to issue an arrest warrant for Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont over his region's contested independence drive, in a move likely to further escalate tensions in Spain's worst political crisis in decades. The European arrest warrant was due a day after a large chunk of Puigdemont's governme...

Bomb attack against oil tanker leaves 15 dead in Afghan town

Bomb attack against oil tanker leaves 15 dead in Afghan town
CHARIKAR, Afghanistan:At least 15 people were killed and nearly 30 others wounded in an oil tanker explosion in Charikar, capital of eastern Afghan province of Parwan overnight, a local official said Thursday. The incident occurred late Wednesday night in central neighborhood of the city after a sticky bomb attached to the fuel truck exploded, caus...

Qatar Airways, Rolls-Royce host successful training programme

Qatar Airways, Rolls-Royce host successful training programme
Qatar Airways and Rolls-Royce, one of the airline’s major strategic partners, hosted a training programme on Sunday as part of the airline’s Al Darb Qatarisation programme, an initiative that develops young talent to become the future leaders of the national carrier. During the interactive workshop, which took place at Oryx Rotana Doha, the group e...

21 schoolchildren among nearly 250 dead in powerful Mexico quake

21 schoolchildren among nearly 250 dead in powerful Mexico quake
MEXICO CITY- At least 248 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble. The destruction revived horrific memories in Mexico on the anniversary of another massive quake in 1985, the disaster-prone country's deadliest ever. ...

Trump “weighed in” on son’s statement of Russia-related meeting: White House

Trump “weighed in” on son’s statement of Russia-related meeting: White House
WASHINGTON: The White House said Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump "weighed in" on a statement his eldest son had made about a controversial Russia-related meeting. The statement that Donald Trump Jr. issued "is true", said White House spokeswomen Sarah Sanders in a briefing on Tuesday afternoon. "There is no inaccuracy in the statement." T...

13 killed as passenger van hits roadside gas pipeline in northern Pakistan

13 killed as passenger van hits roadside gas pipeline in northern Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: At least 13 people were killed and four others injured as a passenger van hit a roadside gas pipeline in northern Pakistan on Sunday morning, reported local Urdu TV channel Dunya. The accident happened at about 7:20 a.m. local time when a passenger van heading from Rawalpindi to Peshawar hit a roadside gas pipeline in Hasan Abdal, a sma...

Pakistan’s Supreme Court to rule on fate of PM Sharif

Pakistan’s Supreme Court to rule on fate of PM Sharif
ISLAMABAD- Pakistan's Supreme Court was set to announce a new judgement Friday that could topple Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is embroiled in a long-running corruption case that has gripped the country. Around 3,000 armed police and paramilitary forces were deployed both inside and around the court in Islamabad ahead of the ruling, due to be an...

10 kidnapped on Nigeria oil exploration mission

10 kidnapped on Nigeria oil exploration mission
KANO, Nigeria - Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped 10 members of an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria, colleagues and the state-run oil firm said on Wednesday. The abduction of the high-profile targets is the latest in the restive region, which security experts said was a clear sign the jihadists are cash-strapped and...