‘Fighting back’: Kashmir enclave blocks entry of Indian troops

‘Fighting back’: Kashmir enclave blocks entry of Indian troops

For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely-populated enclave in Indian-administered Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain a round-the-clock vigil at the entry points to their neighbourhood. Each of the dozen or so entrances have been blocked with makeshift barricades of bricks, corrugated metal sheets, wooden…
Trump administration wants to roll back limits on methane

Trump administration wants to roll back limits on methane

The administration of United States President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed easing limits on oil and gas industry emissions of methane, one of the main pollutants scientists link to climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said easing the 2016 regulation - created during the administration of former US President Barack Obama - would save…
Yemen’s Houthis say will stop all attacks on Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s Houthis say will stop all attacks on Saudi Arabia

An official with the Houthi rebel movement in Yemen has said it will stop aiming missile and drone attacks at Saudi Arabia, warning that a continuation of the war could lead to "dangerous developments". The announcement was made on Friday night by Mahdi al-Mashat, head of the Houthi's supreme political council, which controls the rebel-held…
UN draft climate report warns oceans rising, warming

UN draft climate report warns oceans rising, warming

The Earth could witness a dramatic decline in fish stocks, a 100-fold increase in the damage caused by superstorms and millions of people displaced by rising seas, if humanity does not reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 900-page draft report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) obtained by the AFP news…
Bangladesh fire: Thousands of homes destroyed in Dhaka slum

Bangladesh fire: Thousands of homes destroyed in Dhaka slum

A fire in a crowded slum in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka has destroyed thousands of homes and left at least 10,000 people homeless, officials have said. The fire started on Friday in Dhaka's Mirpur neighbourhood and destroyed about 2,000 mostly tin homes, fire services official Ershad Hossain told AFP news agency. Several people were injured but nobody was…
Turkey’s Erdogan eyes Russian fighter jets amid US standoff

Turkey’s Erdogan eyes Russian fighter jets amid US standoff

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested his country may buy Russian-made Su-35 and Su-57 fighter jets instead of US-made F-35 fighters as the dispute between the NATO allies shows no sign of abating. Erdogan said Turkey was weighing the Russian aircraft purchase amid an ongoing spat with Washington after Ankara bought a controversial missile defence…
Afghanistan: Scores killed in Kabul wedding blast

Afghanistan: Scores killed in Kabul wedding blast

At least 63 people have been killed and scores wounded in an explosion targeting a wedding in the Afghan capital, according to officials, in the deadliest attack in Kabul this year. The suicide blast took place on Saturday night in the men's reception area of the Dubai City wedding hall in western Kabul in a minority Shia neighbourhood…
US city of Portland braces for far-right rally, counter protests

US city of Portland braces for far-right rally, counter protests

Right-wing groups and counterprotesters have gathered in downtown Portland in the US state of Oregon, where authorities have set up concrete barriers and closed streets over fears of violence. Flag-waving members of far-right Proud Boys and Three Percenters groups began gathering on Saturday morning for their rally labelled "End Domestic Terrorism" - some wearing body armour…
Qatar 2022: Football World Cup logo unveiled

Qatar 2022: Football World Cup logo unveiled

The Qatar 2022 World Cup logo projected onto Doha Tower [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera] The official emblem for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup has been unveiled in the capital Doha. The unveiling took place at 8:22pm local time (17:22 GMT), as thousands of spectators gathered to witness the synchronised projection of the emblem onto a…
Indonesia deploys troops to West Papua region as protests spread

Indonesia deploys troops to West Papua region as protests spread

Jakarta, Indonesia - Indonesia has deployed more troops to West Papua as demonstrations calling for the region's independence spread. Government buildings have been torched and reports of unrest belie earlier assurances by the government that the unrest had been contained. President Joko Widodo's chief security minister, Wiranto, told reporters on Tuesday that Jakarta is deploying…