Suicide attack on Shia mosque in Afghanistans Herat city kills dozens

Suicide attack on Shia mosque in Afghanistans Herat city kills dozens

A suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat on Tuesday (1 August) evening has killed at least 29 people and badly injured 60 others. Authorities say there were at least two attackers but have not ruled out the possibility of there being more.President Ashraf Ghani has urged religious scholars to raise their voices against the terrorist attacks. His administration has been facing serious security challenges in recent years due to increasing instances of Islamist militancy. Aug 2, 2017
Tillerson comfortable working with Trump: We have a good relationship

Tillerson comfortable working with Trump: We have a good relationship

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has put an end to speculation that he is frustrated in his job and that he wants to quit. Despite not being on the same page with President Donald Trump on North Korea and Iran, Tillerson said he is comfortable in his job and that he shares a good relationship with the commander-in-chief. Speaking to reporters at a nearly hour-long news conference in Washington, DC, on Tuesday (1 August), Tillerson said he and Trump have policy disagreements on things like JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), notably over the Iran nuclear deal. Aug 2, 2017
Tillerson tells North Korea US is not seeking regime change: Were not your enemy

Tillerson tells North Korea US is not seeking regime change: Were not your enemy

As tensions rise over the Korean peninsula with North Koreas repeated missile launches, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that the White House is not seeking to topple the Kim Jong-un regime in Pyongyang. Instead it only wants to have a dialogue with the country at some point, Tillerson said on Tuesday (1 August).Were not your enemy, were not your threat but youre presenting an unacceptable threat to us and we have to respond, he said. Aug 2, 2017