The weddings ‘ruined’ by Kashmir’s lockdown
Hundreds of weddings in Indian-administered Kashmir have been cancelled or scaled back since the region was placed under lockdown on 5 August, when it was stripped of its special status. The BBC's Neha Sharma and Aamir Peerzada met one bride whose wedding is turning out to be a far cry from the grand event she…
Morsi’s son Abdullah dies of heart attack in Cairo hospital
The youngest son of late Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi died of an alleged heart attack at a hospital in Cairo, sources told Al Jazeera. Abdullah Morsi, who was in his mid-twenties, died on Wednesday at the Oasis hospital in Giza in the southwest of the capital, the sources said. A Morsi family source confirmed his…
Afghanistan: Explosion rocks diplomatic area of Kabul
It was the second major blast in Kabul this week while a US envoy has been in town briefing officials on a US-Taliban deal [AFP] A loud explosion shook Afghanistan's capital with casualties near a neighbourhood housing the US Embassy and other diplomatic missions. The blast took place on Thursday in Shash Darak, a heavily…
How Jay Inslee showed up during CNN’s climate change town halls weeks after ending presidential bid
CLOSE Washington Gov. Jay Inslee dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, but he says he’s proud of elevating the climate crisis topic (Aug. 22) AP, APWASHINGTON -- Gov. Jay Inslee may have dropped out of the 2020 presidential race a few weeks ago, but his climate change policies are living on with his…
US offered millions to Iran tanker captain
Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Adrian Darya 1 left Gibraltar in August, despite a last-minute US effort to keep it detained The US state department has confirmed it offered millions of dollars to the captain of an Iranian oil tanker which is at the centre of a diplomatic row.Brian Hook, head of the department's…