Kenya president blames ‘local political networks’ for attacks

NAIROBI: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday blamed “local political networks” for the killings of dozens of people in two attacks in the coastal region that have been claimed by Somalia’s Shab

Pakistan army in for long haul in offensive against Taleban

ISLAMABAD: After months of dithering, Pakistan’s army has launched an offensive against Taleban insurgents near the border with Afghanistan but the tough terrain, a potentially hostile local populatio

UN demands action after Sri Lanka anti-Muslim riot

ALUTGAMA: Sri Lanka slapped an indefinite curfew in a popular tourist region Monday after rioting Buddhist mobs killed three Muslims in a surge of religious violence that triggered international conce

Brazilian police arrest 14 in anti-World Cup protest

BRASILIA: Brazilian police arrested 14 people on Monday during an anti-World Cup demonstration near the stadium where Nigeria and Iran played in southern Brazil, local security authorities said.

US warship arrives in Gulf with Marines and aircraft

WASHINGTON: A US warship entered the Gulf on Monday carrying hundreds of marines and Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in case they are needed to protect Americans in Iraq, the Pentagon said.

Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine

MOSCOW: Russia on Monday cut gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices and unpaid bills amid continued fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Philippines demands freeze on South China Sea action

MANILA: The Philippines on Monday called on nations with overlapping claims in the South China Sea to halt all action that could provoke tensions in the area, amid fears of China’s expansionism.

Mob beats to death Indian factory CEO

KOLKATA: Police say a mob killed the chief executive of an Indian jute factory in a dispute over increasing their working hours.

Court delays verdict over Bangla bombing

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Monday delayed its verdict against a group of militants accused of carrying out a 2001 bomb attack on the main Bengali New Year celebrations which killed 10 people.

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