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Trump takes to Twitter to criticise media

July 24, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticise The New York Times and the Washington Post for negative coverage of his administration. "It's hard to read the Failing New York Times or the Amazon Washington Post because every story/opinion, even if should be positive, is bad!" Trump tweeted on Sunday night. Trump had gone after...

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Two Indians killed in Nepal accident

July 24, 2017

KATHMANDU: Two Indians were killed after a tractor-trolley they were travelling in overturned in Nepal’s Parsa district, police said. The deceased were identified as Mahendra Paswan, 50, and Puja Kumari, 9, of Champaran district in Bihar, the Himalayan Times reported on Monday. The vehicle with 25 persons overturned on Sunday night. Nine pe...

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China Warns India

July 24, 2017

BEIJING: Beijing on Monday urged New Delhi to immediately withdraw all troops that have "illegally" entered China, stating that the nation would defend its territorial sovereignty "at all costs". "The Chinese border troops have taken initial counter measures at the site and will step up targeted deployment and training," Xinhua news agency quoted ...

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24 killed in Kabul suicide blast

July 24, 2017

KABUL: At least 24 people were killed and 42 others injured on Monday in a suicide blast here, the Afghan Interior Ministry confirmed. The blast occurred at around 6.40 a.m., when a Toyota Corolla exploded in the city's Police District 3, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told CNN. In a statement to local media, the Taliban claimed respons...

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Over 80,000 Iranian pilgrims to perform Haj: Saudi Arabia

July 20, 2017

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has announced that 83,828 Iranian pilgrims will perform Haj this season after Iran boycotted the religious ritual last year. Minister of Haj, Omra Dr Mohammed Benton, made the announcement when inspecting the headquarters of Haj contractors of Iranian pilgrims, Xinhua news agency cited Okaz local news as saying on Thursday. T...

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