Blasts in Pakistani city of Parachinar kill 15 – government official

Blasts in Pakistani city of Parachinar kill 15 – government official

Two blasts in the northwestern Pakistani town of Parachinar on Friday (June 23) killed at least 15 people, a government official told Reuters, the second deadly bomb attack of the day in the country. The blasts were in a market and went off within three minutes of each other, senior government official Wazir Khan Wazir…

French FM says there is no precondition for a political solution in Syria

French FM says there is no precondition for a political solution in Syria

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian echoed President Emmanuel Macron's words on Syria on Friday (June 23), saying there would be no precondition for a political solution in Syria. Le Drian was speaking after meeting with his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel. Macron this week dropped demands for President Bashar al-Assad to depart as a condition…

In high-level talks, U.S. asks China to do more to rein in North Korea

In high-level talks, U.S. asks China to do more to rein in North Korea

The United States pressed China on Wednesday (June 21) to exert more diplomatic and economic pressure to help rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs during a round of high-level talks in Washington, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. The meeting of top U.S. and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs was held a…

Paris tour bus crashes into bridge, injuring tourists

Paris tour bus crashes into bridge, injuring tourists

A double decker Paris tour bus crashed into a bridge while trying to pass through its tunnel underpass on Friday (June 23), injuring tourists, local media reported. At least four people have been injured, one of them seriously, local media said, citing firefighters. The car remained stuck in the tunnel underneath Alexandre III bridge for…

EU leaders agree on measures to counter terrorism

EU leaders agree on measures to counter terrorism

The European Union (EU) leaders have agreed on measures to counter terrorism, European Council President Donald Tusk said at a press conference on Thursday. The leaders made the decision on the first day of the two-day European Summit at the European Council held in Brussels, Belgium, bringing together the heads of state of the 27…


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