GHALANAI: Following a long dry spell in Ghalanai, the administrative capital town of the Mohmand Agency, and the adjoining areas all the wells, tube wells and other sources of water have dried up creating acute water shortage of drinking and rocketing water tanker prices up to Rs2,000 in the region. Particularly during the summer days residents of the area face such shortage every year and they cannot find drinking water except for at exorbitant prices. Although some well-off people of the area sent water tankers to…
BEIJING: China will develop rockets that can be launched into space from aircraft, a senior official told the state-run China Daily newspaper, as Beijing aims to send hundreds of satellites into orbit for military, commercial and scientific aims. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology has designed a solid-fuel rocket that could carry a 100 kg (220 lb) payload into low Earth orbit, said Li Tongyu, the head of the agency's carrier rocket development. Chinese President Xi Jinping has prioritised advancing China's…
DOUMA: Syrian children love playgrounds like kids all over the world but in rebel-held towns near Damascus swing sets are made of spent rockets and jungle gyms are tucked underground.
ISTANBUL: Four rockets fired from Syria slammed into the southern Turkish town of Kilis on Monday, killing four Syrians including three children in the latest deadly cross-border strike to panic residents, officials said.
KIRKUK: More than 40 people suffered partial choking and skin irritation in northern Iraq when Islamic State fired mortar shells and Katyusha rockets filled with "poisonous substances" into their village late on Tuesday, local officials said.
RAWALPINDI: Five rockets fired from Afghanistan landed in Pakistan on Sunday, ARY News reports.
RICHMOND: A former American soldier testifying in the trial of Irek Hamidullin on Monday said the accused Russian Taliban leader was compliant when captured, and said he was doing "God's work."