Another LeT suspect in 26/11 attacks case released on bail in Pak

  1. A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has released Sufayan Zafar, a Lashkar-e-Taiba suspect in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case, on bail.
  2. He has been released due to ‘lack of evidence' against him in the case.
  3. LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, prime suspect, is already out on bail since April 2015.

Talks with US halted by Sudan after delay in lifting sanctions

  1. Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has decided to halt negotiations with the United States for three months.
  2. The decision came following Washington's delay in its decision to lift the sanctions on Sudan.
  3. Trump signed a new order on Tuesday that extends the temporary period until October 12.

UCLA evacuated following bomb threat

  1. The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) was evacuated following a bomb threat on Wednesday night.
  2. The university community was informed about the bomb threat at Sunset Canyon Recreation Centre.
  3. The university evacuated three residence halls in Westwood.
  4. All evacuees are safe.

US Secretary of State ends Qatar rift talks

  1. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended talks with ministers from Saudi Arabia and three Arab allies on Wednesday over how to end a month-long rift with Qatar.
  2. There was, however, no immediate word of any breakthrough.
  3. The four countries imposed sanctions on Qatar on June 5.

Lawsuit filed against Donald Trump by Twitter users for blocking them

  1. A lawsuit has been filed against President Donald Trump by a group of Twitter users who were blocked by him for posting critical comments. 
  2. They argued that his account is like a public forum.
  3. The President's blocking of users on the social network is "unconstitutional", they said.

200 immigrants to be sworn in as US citizens

  1. Nearly 200 immigrants will be sworn in as new US citizens at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
  2. Massachusetts US District Court Judge Dennis Saylor will preside over the ceremony.
  3. The ceremony is sponsored by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

White House condemns Amarnath Yatra attack

  1. The White House on Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims.
  2. "An attack on religious freedom is an attack on the most fundamental right of liberty," the White House said.
  3. It said the US will continue to work with India to combat terrorism.

Morocco lifts electronic device ban on flights to US

  1. Royal Air Maroc (RAM) said that the US has lifted the airline's cabin ban on laptops and large electronics on flights between Casablanca and the North American country.
  2. The new measure will be implemented from Thursday.