Chinese jets intercept U.S. military plane over South China Sea -Pentagon

Courtesy The News International Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, a further escalation of tensions in and around the contested waterway. The incident took place in international airspace on Tuesday as the U.S. maritime patrol aircraft…

Chinese, Germans the most welcoming of refugees, Russians the least: survey

Courtesy The News International LONDON: China is the most welcoming country when it comes to refugees, according to a new survey of citizens’ attitudes published on Thursday, with Germany ranking second and Britain third. In its first ever report to record global acceptance of refugees, Amnesty International surveyed more than 27,000 people across 27 countries…

Kabul locked down as Afghan authorities face power line protest

Courtesy The News International KABUL: Stacked-up shipping containers blocked the streets leading to Kabul´s government and diplomatic area on Monday as Afghan authorities prepared for a rally by thousands of members of the Hazara minority over a multi-million dollar power line project. Demonstrators are demanding that the route for the 500 kV transmission line linking…