‘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…
Ghosn used spare French passport to leave Japan, says report

Ghosn used spare French passport to leave Japan, says report

Japanese authorities allowed former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn to carry a spare French passport in a locked case while out on bail, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday, shedding some light on how he managed a dramatic escape to Lebanon. Prosecutors on Thursday raided the Tokyo residence of the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman, NHK…
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…
Canada’s Trudeau admits to racist ‘brownface’ makeup

Canada’s Trudeau admits to racist ‘brownface’ makeup

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologised following the publication of a photograph that showed him wearing brownface make-up at a party 18 years ago, as he scrambled to get on top of a fresh blow to a re-election campaign dogged by controversy. Time magazine published the photograph on Wednesday, one week into a federal…
Meet India’s Jamia women who took on Delhi police in viral video

Meet India’s Jamia women who took on Delhi police in viral video

New Delhi, India - A group of women is being hailed across India for their defiant bravery after a video went viral on social media, showing them confronting baton-wielding police officers to save their friend during a protest in capital New Delhi. The women, all in their early 20s and students at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)…
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…
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…
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…
Lebanon’s Hezbollah downs Israeli drone: report

Lebanon’s Hezbollah downs Israeli drone: report

Lebanon's Hezbollah said it shot down an Israeli unmanned aircraft outside the southern town of Ramyah, the movement's Al-Manar TV said early on Monday. The drone is now in the hands of Hezbollah's fighters, the Iran-backed group added in a statement. The Iran-backed gruop said it had "confronted" the drone with "appropriate weapons" as it…
Palestinian PM vows to release probe result on Israa Gharib death

Palestinian PM vows to release probe result on Israa Gharib death

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh says a number of people have been called in for questioning over the death of a 21-year-old woman under suspicious circumstances, in a case that sparked widespread anger in the occupied West Bank. Though the exact circumstances surrounding Israa Gharib's death last month remain unknown, rights activists have alleged she died after being beaten by…