Category: Asia

Suicide blast in Kabul Supreme Court kills 20

A suspected suicide bomber has targeted the Supreme Court building in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 20 people, according to officials. Ismail Kawasi, the Public Health Ministry Spokesman, said 41 people were also…

Indian train accident: 36 die as 50 injure

At least 36 people were killed and 54 injured after the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district, officials said today. The incident took place around 11:30 pm when the train was going…

Myanmar detains policemen over Rohingya abuse video

Myanmar’s government said it has detained several police officers over a video showing policemen beating civilians belonging to the Muslim Rohingya minority community that went viral online. Monday’s front-page story in the state-owned Global New…

Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov shot dead in Ankara

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, 62 was on Monday night shot dead in front of a crowd at a posh art gallery in the capital Ankara as the angry gunman screamed: “Don’t forget Aleppo”….

48 perish as Pakistani plane crashes

A former pop singer turned Islamic preacher, Junaid Jamshed, was among 48 passengers who perished in a Pakistan International Airlines plane which crashed near Abbottabad in Northern Pakistan on Wednesday, according government official source. The flight, PK 661,…

Over 10, 000 to attend Aqsa Day

No less than 10,000 human rights activists and lovers of the global Palestinian struggle for liberation are expected to throng the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria for the 2016 edition of the annual Aqsa…

Japan’s giant sinkhole is sinking again

A giant sinkhole that was hastily repaired in Japan earlier this month is showing signs of movement. Traffic was stopped at the busy intersection in Japanese city of Fukuoka on the weekend after the road…