Unrest, Conflicts and War
Hours later, an explosion struck near the U.S. embassy in Kabul. The violence comes as Afghanistan faces presidential elections on Sept. 28.
The announcement came as the U.S. released new evidence to support its allegation that Iran was responsible for the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil sites.
The president tweeted that he's authorized the release of strategic petroleum reserves "if needed" to stabilize energy markets after an attack on Saudi oil sites.
Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field.
The groups targeted in the bureau's investigation are largely involved in nonviolent civil disobedience.
The attacks on a detention center run by Houthi rebels have been characterized as the deadliest so far this year by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Hong Kong airport on Sunday, hours after violent clashes broke out between protesters and police.
Police arrested a 33-year-old Afghan citizen after the attack. Officials do not believe it is terrorism-related.
A march was not permitted by police, but protesters took to the streets anyway, building a wall out of barricades and setting it on fire.
Protesters have taken to the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s streets for more than two months.
The explosions occurred in public squares, markets and outside restaurants in the city of Jalalabad.
Following weeks of violent clashes with police, pro-democracy demonstrators say they hope for a peaceful march.
Police arrested at least 13 people at the Saturday rally.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used his India Independence Day speech Thursday to defend his decision to strip Kashmir of the disputed region's special status.
Protestors apologized for disrupting travel operations at Hong Kong's international airport over two days.
Some in the mostly-Muslim territory were allowed to walk to mosques for Eid over a week after India stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its autonomy.
The predominantly Muslim area has been under lockdown and near-total communications blackout since Monday.
The attack came even as the country's warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire.