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Militants attack Indian army post in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Aug 11 (AFP): Suspected rebels attacked an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir on Thursday killing three soldiers before being shot dead themselves, police said, four days ahead of the 75th anniversary of Indian independence. Officials say at least 130 militants and scores of police and soldiers have been killed...

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Pak court dismisses petition against Imran’s move to run for nine seats

LAHORE, Aug 11 (Express Tribune): Justice Shahid Jamil Khan of the Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed on Thursday a petition challenging former prime minister Imran Khan's decision to contest by-elections on all nine vacant seats of the National Assembly.As the proceedings commenced, Justice Khan asked whether the nomination papers had...

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Sri Lankan ex-leader leaves Singapore

SINGAPORE, Aug 11 (AFP): Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Raja-paksa on Thursday left Singapore where he had taken refuge following his escape from protesters at home, after he was given a visa only for about a month in the city-state.Rajapaksa flew into Singapore from the Maldives on July 14 after...

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China calls US ‘main instigator’ of Ukraine crisis

BEIJING, Aug 11 (Reuters/AFP): China, which Russia has sought as an ally since being cold-shouldered by the West over its invasion of Ukraine, has called the United States the "main instigator" of the crisis.In an interview with the Russian state news agency TASS published on Wednesday, China's ambassador to Moscow,...

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News in Brief (2022-08-12)

Death toll from Israel-Gaza fighting rises to 47GAZA CITY, Aug 11: The death toll from last weekend's fighting between Israel and Gaza militants has risen to 47, after a man died from wounds sustained during the violence, the Health Ministry in Gaza said Thursday. Israeli aircraft struck targets in the...

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