Kashmir family alleges Indian forces killed three civilians

Kashmir family alleges Indian forces killed three civilians

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The family of three missing Kashmiris have alleged the trio was killed in a staged operation by the Indian army, bringing back memories of past cases of extrajudicial killings in the Muslim-majority region. The Kashmiri family said they had identified the three from photos posted on social media after the July 18 operation in southern…
Hong Kong’s Apple Daily vows to ‘fight on’ after Lai’s arrest

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily vows to ‘fight on’ after Lai’s arrest

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Hong Kong's Apple Daily has responded with defiance to the arrest of its owner under a new national security law imposed by Beijing, promising to "fight on" in a front-page headline over an image of Jimmy Lai in handcuffs. Readers queued from the early hours of Tuesday to get copies of the pro-democracy newspaper, a…
Lebanon president accepts gov’t resignation after Beirut blast

Lebanon president accepts gov’t resignation after Beirut blast

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Lebanon's government has stepped down as Prime Minister Hassan Diab blamed endemic corruption for a devastating explosion last week that tore through the capital. President Michel Aoun accepted Diab's resignation on Monday and asked the government to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet was formed. Tensions have been boiling over in the…
US residents with possible coronavirus could be turned away: Live

US residents with possible coronavirus could be turned away: Live

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US President Donald Trump is considering a measure to block US citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus, according to the New York Times and Reuters News Agency. Australia's second-most populous state of Victoria on Tuesday reported 19 new deaths from the coronavirus…
US President Donald Trump says there was shooting outside WH

US President Donald Trump says there was shooting outside WH

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US President Donald Trump left a coronavirus pandemic briefing at the White House in Washington, DC amid reports of a shooting outside the grounds [Kevin Lamarque/Reuters] US President Donald Trump abruptly left an on-camera briefing at the White House Monday then returned a few moments later saying a "shooting" outside the grounds was now "under…
Investigation: Excessive force used against Beirut protesters

Investigation: Excessive force used against Beirut protesters

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Beirut, Lebanon - Enraged over a massive blast in Beirut last week, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital on Saturday to call for accountability and the downfall of the country's ruling class. A large number of protesters threw stones and other projectiles. They faced tear gas, rubber bullets, and…
McDonald’s sues former CEO to recover millions in severance pay

McDonald’s sues former CEO to recover millions in severance pay

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McDonald's Corp. sued ousted leader Steve Easterbrook, seeking to recover tens of millions of dollars in severance pay after discovering evidence he had sexual relationships with multiple employees, tried to cover it up and arranged for one worker to get a lucrative stock award. His termination last fall over an improper relationship shouldn't have included…
US court issues summons for Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman

US court issues summons for Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has been issued a summons by a US court for a lawsuit by a former top Saudi intelligence agent who was reportedly targeted in a foiled assassination attempt. The US District Court for the District of Columbia issued the summons on Friday, a day after  Saad al-Jabri filed the lawsuit…
Australia sees biggest rise in coronavirus deaths: Live updates

Australia sees biggest rise in coronavirus deaths: Live updates

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The Australian state of Victoria reported 19 deaths overnight as it battles a resurgence of the virus in Melbourne. Nearly 200 doctors in India have died after contracting COVID-19, the India Medical Association reported. At least 19.86 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and more than 731,300 have died. More than…
Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup: Live updates

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup: Live updates

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Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near Parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a second day of anti-government demonstrations triggered by last week's devastating explosion. International leaders joined a virtual donor conference led by France and the UN in the aftermath of the devastating explosion, pledging nearly…