Suicide-bombing kills at least 10 people in Afghanistan

At least 10 people died after s suicide attacker blew himself up near a security forces vehicle today in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city in the latest deadly violence to
rock the country. The explosion left at least four people wounded and set a nearby petrol station alight. Eight civilians were among the dead. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Shoko Asahara executed

The leader of cult movement Aum Shinrikyo, Shoko Asahara, and six of his followers were executed on Friday. On March 20, 1995, five members of Aum Shinrikyo sect launched
a chemical attack on the Tokyo subway, one of the world's busiest commuter transport systems, at the peak of the morning rush hour. The attack had killed 13 people and injured thousands more.

Locals disgruntled with military presence around CPEC in Pakistan

The CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) is facing backlash from locals ahead of general elections in Pakistan. Reports claim, a heavy military presence around the
CPEC's development region disrupts civilian life to a large extent. According to Richard Atwood of the International Crisis Group, this could become a major issue during the elections.

It is the ISI that ethnically cleanses

The attack was claimed by the ISIS and not the Taliban. Experts however tell OneIndia that it is hardly important whether the ISIS or the Taliban
carried out the attack. The ISI has managed yet to again to stage an attack in a bid to ethnically cleanse the Sikh and Hindu minority in Afghanistan as it has done for several years in Pakistan.

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's son died in Syria

Hudhayfah al-Badri, son of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed during an attack by the jihadists' in the central Syrian province of Homs, the IS

propaganda agency Amaq has announced. Al-Badri was killed in an "operation against the Nussayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs," the group said in a statement.

Rocket attacks in Balochistan leave 6 security personnel dead

Rocket attacks by militants in the troubled Balochistan province have left six Pakistani security personnel dead and two others critically injured. The incident took place

on Monday in a mountainous region 30 kilometres from Mashkay area of Awaran district when the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) members were sweeping the area for mines and explosives.

6 Pak security personnel killed

Six Pakistani security personnel were killed and two others critically injured in rocket attacks by militants in the troubled

Balochistan province, officials said. The incident took place on Monday in a mountainous region 30 kilometres from Mashkay area of Awaran district when the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) members were sweeping the area for mines and explosives.

Iran threatens to reduce cooperation

Rouhani, who met Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Vienna, was quoted as saying by Iran's state news agency IRNA after the meeting:

"Iran's nuclear activities have always been for peaceful purposes, but it is Iran that would decide on its level of cooperation with the IAEA."

ISIS claims Baghdadi's son dead while fighting Syrian forces

According to an announcement made on social media accounts of terror group ISIS, the son of its top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed while fighting Syrian government

forces. A picture of a young man with a rifle was posted, who was identified as Huthaifa al-Badri. The death of Baghdadi himself has been reported numerous times, though he is believed to be alive.

Pak hub of terrorism

Pakistan is a "hub of terrorism" in South Asia and beyond and its "cynical" attempts to spread a false narrative about Kashmir have always been unsuccessful, India has said
at the UN. India's remarks came after Pakistan again brought up the Kashmir issue in its Right of Reply. The representative of Pakistan said that the High Commissioner ...

Israel kills Palestinian who infiltrated

"As a result, one terrorist was killed while another was evacuated for medical treatment. A third terrorist was transferred to security forces for further questioning."
The fourth was believed to have returned to the Gaza Strip with injuries after the incident east of the city of Rafah in the south of the enclave.

Islamic State claims Afghan attack

The bomber targeted a delegation from the minority communities as it was travelling to the governor's residence in the eastern city of Jalalabad yesterday for a
meeting with President Ashraf Ghani. Avtar Singh Khalsa, a longtime leader of the Sikh community, was among those killed. Another 20 people were wounded.

At least 19 dead in blast in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

A suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Jalalabad has killed at least 19 people, most of them members of the Sikh minority. They were travelling in a vehicle to meet President
Ashraf Ghani, when the bomber struck. Among those killed was the only Sikh candidate who had planned to contest October's parliamentary elections. The Islamic States has claimed responsibility.

Taliban’s inertia on peace talks

"Increasingly I think it's becoming simply unacceptable for the Taliban not to negotiate." The Taliban have so far ignored President Ashraf Ghani's offer of peace negotiations.
Instead, they have insisted on direct talks with the US which Washington has repeatedly refused. One of the Taliban's key demands for engaging in talks is the complete withdrawal...

19 killed in a blast in Jalalabad

At least 19 people were killed and around 20 injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city on Sunday. Among the 19 dead were 12 Sikhs and Hindus,
said reports. The blast is said to have been triggered by a suicide bomber. The bombing came hours after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated a hospital.

Turkey jails opposition MP on charges of terrorism

Authorities in Turkey have arrested Eren Erdem, an important opposition MP, on charges of terrorism. Only days after losing his seat with the Republican People's Party,
Erdem was jailed on Friday ahead of his trial in September. He has been charged for assisting a group that planned a coup of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016. 

At least 5 dead as gunman opens fire in newspaper office in Annapolis

In a disconcerting incident, at least 5 people have been killed in a shooting incident inside the office of a newspaper named Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.
More others were "gravely injured" according to Bill Krampf, acting police chief of Anne Arundel county. A suspect has been arrested and is being interrogated by detectives.

Nikki Haley warns Pakistan for harboring terrorists

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who is on a visit to India, has reassured India about America's stance against Pakistan-based terrorism. "We cannot turn a blind eye to those
harboring terrorists. Communicating to Pakistan that this cannot be tolerated," she said while delivering a lecture at an event. Further, she said nations must do more to fight terrorism.

Annapolis shooter made threats for years, yet nobody pressed charges

Jarrod Ramos, prime suspect in the shooting incident at the Capital Gazette office which killed 5 people, had been threatening the newspaper for years. In 2012, Ramos had filed a
defamation case after they wrote about a criminal harassment case he was convicted of. Ramos threatened to make "corpses out of corrupt careers" from on Twitter, yet no charges were pressed.

Pakistan has serious counter-terrorism deficiencies: US official

According to a top US official, Pakistan has tremendous deficiencies in counter-terrorism, a point consistently raised by the Financial Action Task Force. Pakistan, hence, needs to
take actions, especially on the issue of raising and moving funds for UN-designated terror organizations. The remarks come just 2 days after Pakistan was put on the FATF's grey list.