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  • Donald Trump Aug 17, 2019

    Iranian Tanker to Leave Gibraltar Soon Despite US Pressure

    The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar on Sunday or Monday, as the U.S. made a last-minute effort to seize it again. The head of the company sorting paperwork and procuring for the Grace 1 oil tanker in the British overseas territory said the vessel could be...

  • Islamabad Aug 5, 2019

    India Government Revokes Disputed Kashmir’s Special Status

    India’s government revoked disputed Kashmir’s special status with a presidential order Monday as thousands of newly deployed troops arrived and internet and phone services were cut in the restive Himalayan region where most people oppose Indian rule. Home Minister Amit Shah announced the revocation amid an uproar in India’s Parliament and while Kashmir was under a security lockdown that kept...

  • Donald Trump Jul 14, 2019

    UK Says Seized Iranian Oil Tanker Could Be Released

    Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, Britain’s top diplomat said late Saturday. The comments by Jeremy Hunt could help de-escalate tensions that have spiked in recent days. In apparent retaliation for the seized tanker, Iranian paramilitary vessels tried to...

  • Donald Trump Jul 4, 2019

    Gibraltar Detains Syria-Bound Super Tanker With Iranian Oil

    Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted Thursday an Iranian supertanker believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran’s crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. A senior Spanish official said the operation was requested by the United States. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency described the incident as “an illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.” Gibraltar port...

  • Afghanistan May 20, 2019

    India’s Marathon Election Ends, Vote Count Begins Thursday

    Voting in India’s mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party and its allies. Vote counting begins on Thursday, and the election result will likely be known the same day. The election is...

  • Pakistan Apr 12, 2019

    Suicide Bombing at Open-Air Market in Pakistan Kills 20

    A suicide bomber targeted an open-air market in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens of others, police and hospital officials said. Shortly after the bombing, struck near a Shiite residential area, dozens of angry Shiite youths rallied in Quetta, demanding more security from the authorities and the arrest of those...

  • Supreme Court Jan 2, 2019

    Women in India Form Massive Human Chain for Gender Equality

    Millions of women have formed a chain across a southern Indian state to support gender parity, amid protests by Hindu priests and conservatives against women of menstruating age worshipping at one of the world’s largest Hindu pilgrimage sites. The Communist Party of India (Marxist), the ruling party in Kerala state, says Tuesday’s protest drew some 5.5 million women. The protest...

  • India Jul 1, 2018

    48 Dead After Overcrowded Bus Plunges Into Gorge in India

    At least 48 people were killed on Sunday when an overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road into a gorge in northern India, officials said. Chief Minister of Uttarakhand state Trivendra Rawat said the bus fell into a 213-meter- (700-foot-) deep gorge in the Himalayan foothills. He said about a dozen other people were injured and hospitalized. Police official Manoj...

  • India Aug 25, 2017

    28 Dead After Indian Guru’s Rape Conviction Triggers Riots

    Mobs rampaged across a north Indian state on Friday, leaving 28 people dead and more than 250 others injured, after a court declared a quasi-religious sect leader guilty of raping two of his followers, authorities said. Mobs set fire to government buildings and attacked police and TV journalists in the town of Panchkula in Haryana state, smashing the windshields of...

  • head Apr 3, 2017

    After Brexit, Britain Gets Into War of Words Over Gibraltar

    Less than a week after asking for a divorce from the European Union, Britain is talking war. The dispute over Gibraltar is a conflict of words, not weapons — a matter of bellicose headlines in Britain and bemusement in Spain. But it’s a sign of how rough the road ahead could be as the U.K. extricates itself from the 28-nation...

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