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UK asked to prosecute India’s Army Chief

19-01-2022 Bureau Report LONDON/ NEW DELHI/ ISLAMABAD: An application has been lodged with the British police demanding the arrest of India’s army chief and a senior Indian government official for their alleged complicity in war crimes in disputed Kashmir, the TRT World reported. On Tuesday, law firm Stoke White said …

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Desperate Afghans queue for free bread

19-01-2022 Bureau Report KABUL/ ISLAMABAD: In the early hours of each morning, Muhajira rushes in freezing temperatures to a modest bakery in the Afghan capital to wait for warm naan to be distributed. On some days, it is all her family, and the others who have joined the queue will …

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Erdogan indicates mending ties with Israel

19-01-2022 ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he is open to mending Turkey’s frayed ties with Israel following a reported drop in US support for a controversial Mediterranean gas pipeline. Erdogan’s comments follow a year in which Turkey battered by an economic crisis at home has taken steps …

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Houthi drone attacks expose UAE vulnerabilities

19-01-2022 SANA’A/ DUBAI: A deadly drone attack by Yemen’s Houthis on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has exposed the country’s vulnerability, analysts say, while also jeopardising its reputation as a tourism and business hub and pushing it towards rapprochement with Iran. The attack on Monday targeted a key oil facility …

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Iraq faces growing violence as political rift deepens

19-01-2022 BAGHDAD: The threat of worsening violence looms over Baghdad again this week, underscoring the challenges faced by influential Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of parliament’s biggest bloc, in his stated efforts to form a majority government following October’s contested election. In the latest in a number of attacks …

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‘Tonga eruption may damage environment for years’

18-01-2022 TOKYO/ AUCKLAND: The huge volcanic eruption in the Pacific island nation of Tonga could cause long-lasting damage to coral reefs, erode coastlines and disrupt fisheries, scientists studying satellite images have warned. Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, an undersea volcano that erupted on Saturday triggering tsunami warnings across the Pacific, has been …

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