A local journalist who witnessed the attack said shots rang out for 10 to 15 minutes and that at least one of the assailants, armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, wore the uniform of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. read more
The European Union proposed steps to compel social media websites to remove “terrorist” propaganda within an hour of receiving the order. If they do not, companies such as Facebook and Twitter will risk massive fines. read more
A wave of violence across Afghanistan in recent weeks has claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians and security forces, as the Taliban makes gains on the battlefield and IS launches deadly urban attacks. read more
Dnyaneshwar Mulay, secretary, ministry of external affairs and overseas Indian affairs, said: “The current policy of emigration enacted by the government of India is very old and needs to be reworked.” read more
Two alleged operatives of the Islamic State in Jammu & Kashmir (ISJK) have been arrested in Delhi near the Red Fort area by the special cell, police said Friday. Sources said the two suspects are residents of Kashmir’s Shopian, identified as Parwez Rashid and Jamshed Jahoor.
The explosion came as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington’s former ambassador to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalizad, would be appointed as an adviser to help with efforts to end the conflict. read more