Twenty-two Taliban terrorists and one civilian were killed in a counter-terrorism operation launched by the Special Operation Forces of Afghan National Police in country's eastern province of Logar, country's Ministry of Interior Affairs said on Tuesday.The special operation also included airstrikes, conducted on Monday night on Taliban hideouts situated in the Kamalkhil village of the Mohammad Agha district, reported Xinhua News Agency.While the ministry says that one child was killed and a wom
United States' legislators on Monday unanimously passed a bill that will impose sanctions on Saudi officials involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Introduced by Congressman Tom Malinowski, the House of Representatives passed the Saudi Arabia Human Rights and Accountability Act by a whopping 405 votes.The Act requires the director of National Intelligence to publicly identify persons who were involved in the murder of the dissident journalist in the Saudi consulate in Turkey last y
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started a process to freeze properties belonging to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif in a case of disproportionate assets, Express Tribune reported on Tuesday.According to a source, the NAB is planning to write to various departments including excise and taxation, revenue and district administrations in this regards.Shehbaz, 67, served as the chief minister of the politically crucial Punjab province from 2013 to 2018. He b
Sentiment is cautious because investors are worried that corporate earnings growth would have hit a low in the second quarter, and some companies would report earnings that are lower than expected. Sentiment has turned cautious after Dong-E-E-Jiao and Han's Laser Technology Industry, both blue-chip stocks, issued surprise warnings on Monday that their first-half profits might have more than halved. Dong-E-E-Jiao, a maker of donkey hide gelatin, tumbled 5.6% after slumping by the 10% daily limit
The materials sector finished Tuesday's session on a neutral footing after a fall from Rio Tinto offset gains posted by the other iron ore majors, BHP Group and Fortescue Metals. Rio's quarterly update released on Tuesday included further details on problems with the Oyu Tolgoi underground expansion project. An estimated cost blowout of up to A$2.69 billion resulted in a 0.64% fall in the share price to finished the session at A$103.25. In contrast, BHP Group rose 0.39% to A$41.16 and Fortescue
Yamato Holdings fell 1.4% in response to a news report that the parcel delivery firm is expected to post an operating loss for April-June. Among other major losers were technology investor SoftBank Group and clothing store chain Fast Retailing.
The death toll in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rain since last week in the Himalayan region has mounted to 78, with 32 people still missing, Nepal Home Ministry confirmed on Tuesday.Torrential downpour since Thursday has affected nearly 31 districts across Nepal, injuring a total number of 40 people.Nepal Police and the Army have so far rescued 3366 people from all the flood-affected districts of the country.As many as 33,000 people in the Southern Plains have been affected due t
An earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude on the Richter Scale struck the Indonesian island of Bali on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.The earthquake was recorded to have taken place at 8:18 a.m. (local time), 83 kilometres southwest of Nusa Dua, Bali, at a depth of 91.6 kilometres.The earthquake triggered panic and damaged homes and other buildings, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.Citing the Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency here, The Jakar