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Death toll in China from coronavirus crosses 100 as markets wobble

SHANGHAI: The coronavirus claimed its first victim in Beijing, Chinese officials said on Tuesday, as the death toll from the deadly virus hit 106, while United States warned its citizens against travelling to the country and financial markets recoiled again at the potential impact on the world’s second-biggest economy. Amid …

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Pentagon confirms its military jet crashed in Afghanistan

GHAZNI: A US military jet crashed in mountainous territory in eastern Afghanistan, where there is a heavy Taliban presence, the Pentagon confirmed Monday, rejecting the insurgents´ suggestions that it was shot down. Afghanistan US Forces spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett confirmed in a statement that the aircraft was a US Bombardier …

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Rallies held in 30 US cities against controversial Indian law

WASHINGTON: Protests against India’s new citizenship laws were held in 30 US cities on Sunday as thousands of Indian-Americans came out on the streets to vent their anger. In Washington, hundreds gathered outside the White House, chanting slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, they said, was undermining their country’s …

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US House of Representatives may take up resolution on Kashmir

WASHINGTON: US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel has said that a draft resolution on the ongoing situation in Indian occupied Kashmir could be presented in the United States House of Representatives in the coming months. In an interview with Geo News, the Democrat congressman from New York said …

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Taliban says it shot down US military aircraft

TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) – Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that the Taliban downed a US military plane carrying CIA officers in eastern Ghazni province, Afghanistan. In a statement released by the Taliban on Monday evening, they officially said that the movement downed a US military plane in Taliban-controlled territory …

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Protest outside Indian mission in London on republic day

LONDON: Hundreds of Sikh and Kashmiri protesters observed a black day on Sunday by gathering outside the Indian High Commission here as India marked its Republic Day. Demonstrators from across London as well as Birmingham and other cities traveled to Aldwych on coaches and buses, carrying placards and banners calling …

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Chinese premier visits virus epicentre as death toll hits 80

BEIJING: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday visited Wuhan, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that has killed 80 and infected more than 2,700 people, as Beijing sought to signal how seriously it aims to respond to the developing crisis. Meanwhile, Wuhan said it would suspend visa …

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Plane crashes in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province

An Afghan passenger plane crashed on Monday in Ghazni province, local officials said, but the number of people on board and their fate was not immediately known, nor was the cause of the crash. Arif Noori, spokesperson for the provincial governor, said the plane went down around 1:10pm local time …

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