Connect with us

Latest News

Taliban’s Designated Spy Arrested in Kabul

Ariana News

Published

 on

(Last Updated On: April 29, 2019)

The Afghan Special Forces have arrested a Taliban spy in the capital Kabul city, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, the individual was detained at PD18 in company area of Kabul city on Sunday evening.

The spy was identified as Qudratullah, who is accused of destructive activities in Kabul, the statement said.

Qudratullah was also involved in collecting and sharing information to the Taliban militant group about the security forces supply convoys which were traveling on Kabul-Maidan Wardak highway, the statement added.

The Taliban insurgent group has not made a comment about the incident yet.

Latest News

U.S. looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok: Pompeo

Ariana News

Published

on

(Last Updated On: July 7, 2020)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

“I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News.

U.S. lawmakers have raised national security concerns over TikTok’s handling of user data, saying they were worried about Chinese laws requiring domestic companies “to support and cooperate with intelligence work controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.”

The app, which is not available in China, has sought to distance itself from its Chinese roots to appeal to a global audience and has emphasized its independence from China.

Pompeo’s remarks also come amid increasing U.S.-China tensions over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak, China’s actions in Hong Kong and a nearly two-year trade war.

TikTok, a short-form video app owned by China-based ByteDance, was recently banned in India along with 58 other Chinese apps after a border clash between India and China.

Reuters reported late on Monday that TikTok would exit the Hong Kong market within days, deciding to do so after China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.

Source: Reuters

Continue Reading

Latest News

Car bomb kills public police commander – Nangarhar

Ariana News

Published

on

(Last Updated On: July 7, 2020)

A local police commander was killed in a suicide attack in Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province, a local official confirmed.

The incident took place at around 10:30 on Tuesday after an explosive-loaded vehicle went off at the Bazar of the district.

Mir Zaman, a local police commander for Kuz Kunar district of Nangarhar, along with two of his bodyguards were killed and eight more were wounded, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar governor confirmed.

Immediately no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Continue Reading

Latest News

Japan warns of more heavy rain in flood-hit areas

Ariana News

Published

on

Photo credit: Reuters
(Last Updated On: July 7, 2020)

Japan warned of more heavy rain on the southwestern island of Kyushu on Tuesday as the death toll in flood-hit areas reached at least 50, with more than a dozen people reported missing.

“The rain front is expected to remain until the ninth (of July), and rain is expected over a wide front stretching from western to eastern Japan,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a regular press briefing, urging people to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

Japan on Monday issued a flood warning to more than half a million people living in three prefectures on Kyushu, including Nagasaki, Saga, and Fukuoka. Police, Self Defense Force, and Coast Guard units are conducting search and rescue effort, Suga said.

Images aired by public broadcaster NHK, showed swollen rivers, destroyed homes and roads covered in landslides.

Source: Reuters

Continue Reading

Trending