Dozens dead as fire engulfs Kuwait residential block

Kathmandu: At least 49 people have been killed in a fire at a residential building in the Kuwaiti city of Mangaf, the country’s Interior Ministry says. Video shared on social media showed flames engulfing the lower part of the building and thick black smoke billowing from the upper floors. Many of the casualties are said… Continue reading Dozens dead as fire engulfs Kuwait residential block

More than 1.5 million foreign Muslims arrive in Mecca for annual Hajj pilgrimage

Kathmandu: Muslim pilgrims have been streaming into Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca ahead of the start of the Hajj later this week, as the annual pilgrimage returns to its monumental scale. Saudi officials say more than 1.5 million foreign pilgrims have arrived in the country by Tuesday, the vast majority by air, from across… Continue reading More than 1.5 million foreign Muslims arrive in Mecca for annual Hajj pilgrimage

Eight more die as India faces ‘longest’ heatwave

Kathmandu: A severe heatwave continues to wreak havoc in India as the eastern state of Odisha on Monday reported eight deaths within a 72-hour period. Official figures released in May suggested 60 people died between March and May across India due to heat-related illnesses. But the number is likely to be much higher as heat-related… Continue reading Eight more die as India faces ‘longest’ heatwave

Trump, in his first post-trial rally, demands that appeals courts reverse his felony conviction

Kathmandu: Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail Thursday with a trip to Arizona, his first appearance in a battleground state since he was convicted in a hush money scandal, repeating his critiques of the case against him as politically motivated and calling for his conviction to be overturned on appeal. “Those appellate courts have… Continue reading Trump, in his first post-trial rally, demands that appeals courts reverse his felony conviction

Trump becomes first former US president convicted of felony crimes

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Kathmandu: Donald Trump became the first former American president to be convicted of felony crimes Thursday as a New York jury found him guilty of all 34 charges in a scheme to illegally influence the 2016 election through a hush money payment to a porn actor who said the two had sex. Trump sat stone-faced… Continue reading Trump becomes first former US president convicted of felony crimes

At least 20 dead in Memorial Day weekend storms that devastated several US states

Kathmandu: A series of powerful storms in the central and southern U.S. over the Memorial Day holiday weekend killed at least 20 people and left a wide trail of destroyed homes, businesses and power outages. The destructive storms caused deaths in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kentucky and were just north of an oppressive, early season… Continue reading At least 20 dead in Memorial Day weekend storms that devastated several US states

Biden and Trump agree to June and September debates as RFK vies to qualify

Kathmandu: Joe Biden and Donald Trump have agreed to hold two presidential TV debates in June and September, setting the stage for primetime political duels that could shake up the White House race. CNN will host the first forum on 27 June in the key swing state of Georgia. ABC will host the second one… Continue reading Biden and Trump agree to June and September debates as RFK vies to qualify

Biden says US won’t supply weapons for Israel to attack Rafah, in warning to ally

Kathmandu: President Joe Biden said that he would not supply offensive weapons that Israel could use to launch an all-out assault on Rafah — the last major Hamas stronghold in Gaza — over concern for the well-being of the more than 1 million civilians sheltering there. Biden, in an interview with CNN on Wednesday, said… Continue reading Biden says US won’t supply weapons for Israel to attack Rafah, in warning to ally

China suspected of hacking UK armed forces payroll

Kathmandu: The government suspects China was behind the hack of an armed forces payroll system, the BBC understands. Defence Secretary Grant Shapps will not identify a specific culprit when he addresses MPs today, but is expected to warn of the dangers posed by cyber espionage from hostile states. The system used by the Ministry of… Continue reading China suspected of hacking UK armed forces payroll

NY police arrest around 300 in campus raids

Kathmandu: Police arrested about 300 protesters during campus raids at Columbia University and The City University of New York (CUNY) in New York on Tuesday night, officials say. Eric Adams, the city’s mayor, says the “massive operation” took place at Columbia’s request to remove those who had occupied a building. City officials also alleged that… Continue reading NY police arrest around 300 in campus raids