News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 19, 2019, 07.19 PM(IST)

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US gives Huawei another 90 days reprieve from ban amid economic blacklist

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday the US government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from US companies so that it can service existing customers, even as nearly 50 of its units were being added to a US economic blacklist.

Afghanistan: At least 66 injured after serial blasts hit Jalalabad on Independence Day

At least 66 civilians were injured after series of blast struck Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, news agency ANI reported citing local media.

After violent protests by Pak groups outside Indian High Commission, India takes up issue with UK

India has taken up with the United Kingdom the violent protests which took place outside the Indian High Commission on Independence Day and conveyed its concerns on how the security of the mission was undermined. 

Pakistan: Qamar Javed Bajwa's term as Army Chief extended for another 3 years

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's tenure has been extended for another three years, Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a statement.

Democratic, Republican lawmakers back F-16 sales to Taiwan

Congress should move quickly with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan as the self-ruled island faces pressure from China's increased military presence in the region, leading US Democratic and Republican lawmakers said on Friday.