Friday, June 9, 2023

China calls J-K "disputed territory," opposes holding G20 meeting in region
Beijing | May 20, 2023 6:12:40 AM IST
China on Friday said that it will not attend the next week's G20 Tourism Working Group meeting in Jammu and Kashmir, stating that it is "firmly" opposed to holding any such meetings in the "disputed territory." ... read..

PM Modi meets Japanese counterpart Kishida in Hiroshima, discusses ways to enhance ties
Hiroshima | May 20, 2023 6:12:37 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in Hiroshima on Saturday and discussed ways to enhance "India-Japan friendship across different sectors including trade, economy and culture." ... read..

US President Joe Biden tours 1,400-year-old shrine in Hiroshima with G7 leaders
Hiroshima | May 20, 2023 4:38:28 AM IST
US President Joe Biden along with G7 leaders on Saturday toured a 1,400-year-old shrine in Hiroshima, Japan, the White House said. ... read..

Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Sirajul Haq escapes suicide attack, at least 7 injured
Balochistan | May 20, 2023 4:10:07 AM IST
Chief of Pakistan's Islamist political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq escaped a suicide attack on Friday, which injured at least 7 people, according to Geo News. ... read..

Bhutan, Singapore signs virtual agreement on Carbon Credit to tackle climate change
Thimphu | May 20, 2023 4:10:05 AM IST
In order to combat climate change, Bhutan and Singapore have signed a virtual agreement on Carbon Credit, indicating both nations' willingness to explore the development of carbon markets as a means to mitigate the impact of carbon emissions, Bhutan Live ... read..

Uyghur persecution in China one of the most alarming crimes against humanity: Reports
Beijing | May 20, 2023 3:08:44 AM IST
The Communist Party of China (CPC) has expanded its repression of the Uyghur in recent years, which includes limiting their freedom of expression, speech, religion, and freedom to move around, Voices Against Autocracy reported. ... read..

PM Modi's Principal Secy participates in high-level panel in NY on reducing disaster risk in landlocked developing countries
New York | May 20, 2023 2:06:56 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Principal Secretary PK Mishra on Friday participated in a high-level meeting in New York where he talked about scaling up resilience and reducing disaster risk in landlocked developing countries (LLDCs). ... read..

A new dawn for women's cricket in rural Punjab
Punjab | May 20, 2023 1:37:07 AM IST
Even in remote locations like Dharoki village in Punjab, the Women's Indian Premier League attracted up to 50 million viewers during its first week, igniting interest in women's cricket in India, according to Khalsa Vox. ... read..

Why Shanghai Cooperation Organisation has importance for India?
Tokyo | May 20, 2023 12:12:04 AM IST
India assumed the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) Chairship for 2023 and it already held meetings at the level of Directors of the National Security Agency, Defense Ministers, and Foreign Ministers. ... read..

Ukraine has our budget support for 2023 and early 2024: G7 leaders' statement
Tokyo | May 19, 2023 11:37:36 PM IST
Group of Seven (G7) leaders on Friday said they had ensured that Ukraine had the budget support it needs for this year and early 2024 as they renewed their commitment to provide financial and military support in its fight against Russia. ... read..

G7 leaders reaffirm commitment to achieve world without nuclear weapons
Tokyo | May 19, 2023 11:09:03 PM IST
The G7 leaders (Group of Seven) on Friday came together in Hiroshima to issue a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to achieving a world without nuclear weapons while ensuring security for all, according to a White House statement. ... read..

"Economy is getting back on track," claims Nepal govt
Kathmandu | May 19, 2023 11:08:54 PM IST
The Government of Nepal claimed the economy is getting back on track as it unveiled the annual policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2080/81 (Nepali year). ... read..

PoK: Gilgit-Baltistan reeling under high inflation
Gilgit-Baltistan | May 19, 2023 10:07:05 PM IST
A journalist based in Gilgit Baltistan has claimed that people in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) are facing high inflation and their lives are ruined. ... read..

UAE ranks second globally in customer trust: UAE Banks Federation
Asia | May 19, 2023 9:39:29 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 19 (ANI/WAM): UAE Banks Federation (UBF), the representative and unified voice of UAE banks, revealed that the rate of digital banking services use through a number of banking channels has risen over 100 per cent, reflecting the impressiv ... read..

Mansour bin Zayed meets with Syrian President
Asia | May 19, 2023 9:39:27 PM IST
Jeddah [Saudia Arabia], May 19 (ANI/WAM): Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of the Presidential Court, held a meeting today with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on the sidelines of the 32nd Arab Lea ... read..

Masdar signs agreement to develop over 2 gw of clean energy in Uzbekistan
Asia | May 19, 2023 9:39:24 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 19 (ANI/WAM): Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy (MoE) and the Ministry of Investments, Industry and Trade (MIIT) to develop over 2 gigawatts o ... read..

Pakistan: Punjab Police returns "empty-handed" from Imran Khan's residence, says his chief security officer
Lahore | May 19, 2023 9:07:13 PM IST
The Punjab Police on Friday returned "empty-handed" from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's Zaman Park residence, reported Dawn. ... read..

Quad leaders to hold summit in Hiroshima tomorrow: White House
Washington | May 19, 2023 8:38:47 PM IST
The White on Friday (local time) agreed to hold the summit in Japan's Hiroshima with US President Joe Biden on Saturday. ... read..

India repatriates 22 Pakistani nationals via Attari-Wagah border
New Delhi | May 19, 2023 8:08:36 PM IST
Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Friday said that India repatriated 22 Pakistani nationals via the Attari-Wagah border. ... read..

PM Modi to hold bilateral meeting with Ukraine's President Zelenskyy on Saturday
Tokyo | May 19, 2023 8:08:32 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Tokyo tomorrow. ... read..

Japan: PM Modi interacts with Indian diaspora in Hiroshima
Hiroshima | May 19, 2023 7:40:35 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in Hiroshima, Japan to attend the G7 Summit, on Friday interacted with members of the Indian diaspora here. ... read..

Hiroshima bomb survivor hopeful G7 summit would shun use of nuclear arms
By Ayushi Agarwal

Hiroshima | May 19, 2023 7:08:13 PM IST
As the G7 or the Group of Seven countries summit is currently underway in the historic city of Hiroshima, the survivor of the atomic bomb attack urges the G7 leaders to shun the use of nuclear arms. ... read..

UK announces new sanctions on Russia targeting 86 individuals and entities
London | May 19, 2023 6:08:31 PM IST
UK on Friday announced new sanctions against Russia targeting 86 individuals and entities, including theft of Ukrainian grain, advanced military technology, and remaining revenue sources. ... read..

Pakistan: Punjab Police get warrant to search Imran Khan's Zaman Park residence
Lahore | May 19, 2023 6:08:15 PM IST
The Punjab Police on Friday secured a warrant to search Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's Zaman Park residence, reported Geo News. ... read..

"Want normal and neighbourly relations, however..." PM Modi on India-Pakistan ties
Tokyo | May 19, 2023 6:08:11 PM IST
India wants "normal and neighbourly relations" with Pakistan but it is incumbent on Islamabad to create a conducive environment free from terrorism and to take necessary steps, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an interview with Nikkei Asia. ... read..

Japanese PM Kishida, Italian counterpart Meloni welcome progress of cooperation in security and defence
Tokyo | May 19, 2023 5:14:24 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday held a meeting with Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni and welcomed the progress of cooperation in security and defence. The two leaders shared the view to deepen discussions on concrete cooperation throug ... read..

Pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong urges G7 leaders to stop China from committing human rights violations
Hiroshima | May 19, 2023 4:39:47 PM IST
William Lee, a Pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong, based in Japan, said that he has come to Japan to ask for help from G7 leaders to stop China from committing human rights violations by imposing sanctions. He said that they also want Japan to take act ... read..

Australian ambassador for Gender Equality visits DCW 181 women distress hotline office
New Delhi | May 19, 2023 4:39:28 PM IST
Stephaine Copus Campbell, Australia's Ambassador for Gender Equality visited Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) 181 Women helpline along with a delegation of the Australian Embassy on Thursday. ... read..

UAE Vice President Mohammed bin Rashid sends invitation for COP28 to Prime Minister of Poland
Europe | May 19, 2023 4:10:39 PM IST
Warsaw [Poland], May 19 (ANI/WAM): His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, sent an invitation to Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, to the Conference of the Parties ... read..

Bhutan's tourism department certifies over 200 non-star hotels
Thimphu | May 19, 2023 4:10:37 PM IST
Bhutan's Department of Tourism has certified more than 200 non-star hotels out of nearly 300 hotels assessed, The Bhutan Live reported. The development comes after the Cabinet's recent approval, which allowed non-star hotels to offer services to tourists ... read..

UAE President sends written letter to Sultan of Oman with invitation to COP28
Middle East | May 19, 2023 4:10:30 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 19 (ANI/WAM): UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, sent a written letter to Sultan Haitham bin Tariq of Oman, which included an invitation to the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Cl ... read..

Pakistan: Anti-Terrorism court grants pre-arrest bail to Imran Khan in three cases
Lahore | May 19, 2023 3:38:31 PM IST
A Lahore anti-terrorism court has granted pre-arrest bail to former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in three cases registered against him after the May 9 violence that started after his arrest in the Al Qadir Trust case, Dawn reported. ... read..

Buddhist Monk holds protest outside G7 International Media Centre in Hiroshima, calls for shunning use of nuclear weapons
Hiroshima | May 19, 2023 3:38:27 PM IST
A Buddhist monk from Japan named Toyoshige Sekiguchi on Friday staged a protest outside the G7 International Media Centre in Hiroshima. Holding a placard, Toyoshige Sekiguchi urged world leaders for shunning the use of nuclear weapons. ... read..

India accords high importance to disaster risk reduction issues: Principal Secy to PM Modi
New York | May 19, 2023 3:38:13 PM IST
Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi PK Mishra on Thursday (local time) said that India gives high importance to disaster risk reduction issues and called it a "central public policy issue." ... read..

Cash-strapped Pakistan government squanders money on image-building
Islamabad | May 19, 2023 2:08:38 PM IST
The current fiscal year is nearing its end with extraordinarily tight fiscal positions and the austerity policy of the PDM government in Pakistan, but discretionary spending on development schemes for constituencies of parliamentarians of the coalition pa ... read..

Japanese PM Kishida, UK counterpart Sunak agree to make further efforts in defence cooperation
Hiroshima | May 19, 2023 2:08:31 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his UK counterpart Rishi Sunak have affirmed to make efforts in security and defence cooperation, as each other's "closest security partners" in Europe and Asia. ... read..

PM Modi leaves for Japan in first leg of three-nation visit
New Delhi | May 19, 2023 12:08:32 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left for Japan to attend the G7 Summit in Hiroshima in the first leg of his three-nation visit during which he will also visit Papua New Guinea and Australia. ... read..

G7 leaders lay wreaths at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan
Hiroshima | May 19, 2023 12:08:28 PM IST
Group of Seven (G7) leaders on Friday laid wreaths at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan's Hiroshima. ... read..

PM Narendra Modi to leave for Japan to attend G7 Summit in Hiroshima
New Delhi | May 19, 2023 10:38:18 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to leave for a six-day tour to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia starting today. ... read..

Japanese PM Kishida, US President Biden agree to work closely together in addressing issues related to China
Tokyo | May 19, 2023 9:40:53 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday held a meeting with US President Joe Biden in which the two leaders concurred on continuing to work closely together in addressing issues related to China and also confirmed the importance of cooperating w ... read..

US President Biden, UK PM Sunak, French President Macron arrive at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan
Hiroshima | May 19, 2023 9:40:44 AM IST
US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday arrived at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida welcomed them at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the leader ... read..

Jamaat-e-Islami writes to Chief Justice of Pakistan to declare arrest of Baloch leader 'illegal'
Islamabad | May 19, 2023 8:07:39 AM IST
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq has called upon the Chief Justice of Pakistan to declare the arrest of the Baloch leader Maulana Hidayat Ur Rehman 'illegal' and grant him bail, reported The News International. ... read..

Crisis in Afghanistan on rise due to successive droughts, surge in humanitarian needs: Red Cross
Kabul | May 19, 2023 8:07:37 AM IST
Successive droughts and a surge in humanitarian needs in Afghanistan in different sectors have resulted in an increase in the current crisis in the war-stricken country, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a ... read..

Israel invests 30 Billion Shekels in Jerusalem transportation
Asia | May 19, 2023 8:07:35 AM IST
Jerusalem [Israel], May 19 (ANI/TPS): On the occasion of Jerusalem Day, the Minister of Transportation and Road Safety Miri Regev presented the transportation infrastructure projects currently being promoted by the Ministry for the City of Jerusalem with ... read..

ZHO continues its campaign to plant 3,000 avicennia trees in Abu Dhabi regions
Middle East | May 19, 2023 8:07:33 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 19 (ANI/WAM): The Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination (ZHO)'s campaign has continued to plant 3,000 Avicennia trees in a number of regions of Abu Dhabi in cooperation with Environment Friends Society (EFS), including 1,0 ... read..

UAE: 29th edition of CABSAT 2023 successfully concludes
Middle East | May 19, 2023 8:07:32 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 19 (ANI/WAM): The 29th edition of CABSAT 2023, the award-winning event for the broadcast, satellite, content creation, production, distribution, digital media, and entertainment industries, drew to a successful conclusion on May 18th, 202 ... read..

Principal Secy to PM calls disaster risk reduction "central public policy issue" in New York
New York | May 19, 2023 7:11:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's principal secretary PK Mishra on Thursday said that India gives high importance to disaster risk reduction issues and in just over a decade, "we have been able to reduce the loss of lives from cyclones to less than 2 per cen ... read..

UK announces ban on Russian diamonds in fresh round of sanctions ahead of G7
London | May 19, 2023 7:11:09 AM IST
In a fresh round of sanctions, the UK has announced a ban on Russian diamonds, alongside the military-industrial complex and metals amid the ongoing Ukraine war. ... read..

Imran Khan should condemn May 9 mayhem openly: Pakistan Prez Arif Alvi
Islamabad | May 19, 2023 6:08:44 AM IST
Pakistan President Arif Alvi on Thursday stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan, who is also his close aide, ought to publicly denounce the May 9 events, which saw attacks on the government buildings and military sites following Khan' ... read..

United States to unveil new sanctions on Russia at G7, says US official
Washington | May 19, 2023 5:07:22 AM IST
The United States will unveil new sanctions to "extensively restrict Russia's access to goods that matter for its battlefield capabilities," a US official said here on Friday ahead of a G7 summit in Japan. ... read..

China trying to legitimize its claim over Tibet through museums, cultural institutions: Report
Lhasa | May 19, 2023 4:37:05 AM IST
China is trying to legitimize its claim over Tibet through museums, and cultural institutions in the region, according to Tibet Rights Collective. ... read..

Israel uses live fire, tear gas on Palestinians protesting 'flag march' in Gaza
Jerusalem | May 19, 2023 3:40:24 AM IST
Several Palestinians were hurt after Israeli police opened fire and used tear gas against them while they were participating in a protest on Gaza Strip's eastern border with Israel, reported Al Jazeera. ... read..

Twitter, Google wins big at US Supreme Court in internet liability cases
Washington | May 19, 2023 3:10:25 AM IST
Social media platforms Twitter and Google registered a big win in US Supreme Court on Thursday as the court sidestepped claims that internet companies can be held accountable for the content posted on their sites, The Hill reported. ... read..

Pakistan: One killed, three injured in Peshawar bomb blast
Peshawar | May 19, 2023 2:40:39 AM IST
At least one person was killed and three others have been injured after a bomb planted in a motorcycle exploded in Peshawar, Geo News reported on Thursday. ... read..

India International Centre hosts poetry reading session by poet-diplomat Abhay K
New Delhi | May 19, 2023 2:09:14 AM IST
In a poetry reading session which was hosted by India International Centre, New Delhi, poet-diplomat Abhay K with his literary skills took the audience on a magical poetic journey. ... read..

Balochistan govt expresses annoyance over financial crisis, blames Centre for situation
Quetta | May 19, 2023 2:09:04 AM IST
The Balochistan government has once again expressed annoyance over the financial crisis and blamed Shehbaz Sharif-led coalition government for the same, saying that the province is yet to receive the share of the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award, a ... read..

Government hospitals in Quetta run out of medicines amid financial woes
Balochistan | May 19, 2023 2:09:03 AM IST
Amid the financial crisis, government hospitals in Balochistan have run out of medicines, Pakistan vernacular media reported citing the Young Doctors Association of Balochistan. ... read..

India launches 'Operation Karuna' to provide assistance to Mocha-hit Myanmar
New Delhi | May 19, 2023 12:12:12 AM IST
India launched "Operation Karuna" to provide humanitarian assistance for people in Myanmar, which is affected by Cyclone Mocha, and three ships carrying relief material reached Yangon on Thursday. ... read..

Indian Navy deploys P8I aircraft to rescue capsized Chinese fishing vessel
New Delhi | May 19, 2023 12:12:07 AM IST
In a humanitarian action for a Chinese fishing vessel that sank in the Indian Ocean, Indian Navy deployed its Air MR assets including P81 aircraft in the region and offered assistance in the ongoing search. ... read..

US President Biden, Japanese PM Kishida address efforts to bolster economic cooperation
Washington | May 19, 2023 12:11:59 AM IST
United States President Joe Biden met Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, ahead of G-7 Summit, and addressed the efforts to bolster economic cooperation, including through negotiations on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), according to the offi ... read..

Pakistan: Lahore HC seeks PEMRA's reply on Imran Khan's contempt plea
Lahore | May 19, 2023 12:11:43 AM IST
Lahore High Court's Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza on Thursday sought a reply from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) by June 13 on a plea filed by PTI Chairman Imran Khan seeking contempt proceedings against the regulatory body for not b ... read..

"Fundamental anchor on which our political positioning...": Foreign Secretary on India's position on Ukraine conflict
New Delhi | May 19, 2023 12:11:02 AM IST
Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra on Thursday said India's position on the Russia-Ukraine conflict has been spoken n-number of times and that is the fundamental anchor of India's political positioning and the pursuit of its economic interests. ... read..

China managing Afghanistan's foreign relations to help country on world stage: Report
Kabul | May 19, 2023 12:10:24 AM IST
China has been actively managing Afghanistan's foreign relations to help the country escape its current state of isolation on the world stage, according to Afghanistan-based Khaama Press. ... read..

Want to show Putin that G7 stands with Ukraine: UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
London | May 19, 2023 12:10:22 AM IST
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday said he wants to show Russian President Vladimir Putin that the G7 stands with Ukraine. ... read..

Imran Khan accuses Pak's ruling coalition of hatching conspiracy to pit army against "largest" political party
Islamabad | May 19, 2023 12:10:19 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has accused the ruling coalition of hatching a conspiracy to pit the army against the "largest" political party and spreading hatred among Pakistanis, Dawn reported. ... read..

PM Modi's packed 3-nation visit: 40 engagements, meeting with over two dozen leaders
New Delhi | May 19, 2023 12:09:55 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has over 40 engagements and is expected to meet more than two dozen leaders during his upcoming visit to three countries -- Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia, according to the official statement released by Prime Minister' ... read..

Navies of Quad countries to participate in Malabar 2023 exercise
New Delhi | May 19, 2023 12:09:51 AM IST
The navies of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) members will take part in Malabar 2023 exercises in Australia in August. ... read..

States bear primary responsibility for stopping creation of new disaster risks: Principal Secretary to PM
New York | May 19, 2023 12:09:48 AM IST
Principal Secretary to the Indian Prime Minister P. K. Mishra on Thursday said states bear the primary responsibility for both stopping the creation of new disaster risks as well as reduction of existing disaster risks. ... read..

Indian Air Force sends 24,000 kg of relief material for Sudan
New Delhi | May 19, 2023 12:09:40 AM IST
As the efforts for providing assistance to Sudan continued, Indian Air Force sent 24,000 kg of relief material for the war-torn country. ... read..

Dubai, Belgrade sign MoU to bolster cooperation in key industries
Middle East | May 19, 2023 12:09:38 AM IST
Dubai [United Arab Emirates], May 18 (ANI/WAM): Dubai and Belgrade, Serbia's capital city, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deepen cooperation. ... read..

US Deputy Secretary of State reaffirms 'Ironclad Support' for Israel
Asia | May 19, 2023 12:09:26 AM IST
Jerusalem [Israel], May 18 (ANI/TPS): Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman met with Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Ronen Levi in Washington, D.C. Sherman reaffirmed the United States' "ironclad support" for Israel's security an ... read..

Punjab police planning to bring 30-40 people, 'accuse me for harboring terrorists': Imran Khan
Islamabad | May 19, 2023 12:09:17 AM IST
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed that Punjab Police are planning to bring 30-40 people with them and accuse him of "harbouring terrorists." ... read..

UAE, Italy strengthen economic partnership, explore investment exchanges in renewable energy, tourism and FinTech
Europe | May 19, 2023 12:09:08 AM IST
Milan [Italy], May 18 (ANI/WAM): The UAE and Italy discussed the means to strengthen the bilateral economic partnership and boost investment exchanges in various new economy sectors, especially renewable energy, tourism, and FinTech, during a meeting held ... read..

Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 jolts Afghanistan's Fayzabad
Kabul | May 18, 2023 9:09:00 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter Scale struck Fayzabad, Afghanistan on Thursday, informed National Centre for Seismology (NCS). ... read..

Pakistan to pay USD 18 billion in penalty if it doesn't go ahead with Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline project
Islamabad | May 18, 2023 8:08:09 PM IST
Pakistan's Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday expressed concern that the country will have to pay an amount of USD 18 billion in penalty if it does not go ahead with the Gas Pipeline project, Dawn reported. ... read..

Israel honors nations that recognize Jerusalem as its capital
Asia | May 18, 2023 8:07:52 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], May 18 (ANI/TPS): As part of Israel's 75th-anniversary events and ahead of the Jerusalem Day celebrations that begin Thursday night, on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem held an event in honour of the first four co ... read..

India in touch with US authorities for 'speedy extradition' of Tahawwur Rana: Foreign Secretary
New Delhi | May 18, 2023 7:38:09 PM IST
India is in regular touch with the United States authorities to ensure the 'speedy and early extradition' of Tahawwur Rana,26/11 Mumbai attacker, whose extradition to New Delhi has received a green signal from the US, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said o ... read..

US Congress members urge Blinken to pressurize Pakistan to improve human rights situation
Washington | May 18, 2023 7:37:54 PM IST
Over 65 Members of the United States Congress expressed concerns about the current situation in Pakistan and urged State Secretary Anthony Blinken to pressurize the Pakistani government to improve the human rights situation in the country. ... read..

Pakistan's friends concerned over increasing political instability in country: Report
Islamabad | May 18, 2023 7:37:50 PM IST
Pakistan's friends are getting concerned over the increasing political instability in the country, Pakistan based The Express Tribune reported. ... read..

Sharjah Crown Prince forms new board of Ittihad Kalba Football Club Company
Middle East | May 18, 2023 6:37:40 PM IST
Sharjah [UAE], May 18 (ANI/WAM): Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, has issued Administrative Decision No. (2) of 2023, establishing the Board of Directors for Ittihad Kalba Football Club Compan ... read..

Abu Dhabi Criminal Court convicts 13 persons, 7 companies for money laundering
Middle East | May 18, 2023 6:37:33 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], May 18 (ANI/WAM): The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court, which has jurisdiction over money laundering and tax evasion offences, convicted 13 Indian nationals and companies owned by them, for money laundering. They were found guilty of engaging in ... read..

"We are planning Quad leaders meeting in Japan," says Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra
New Delhi | May 18, 2023 6:37:24 PM IST
India is planning for a Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) leaders meeting in Japan on the sidelines of the G7 Summit, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said on Thursday. ... read..

G7 leaders to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
By Ayushi Agarwal

Hiroshima | May 18, 2023 6:09:23 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is the host of this year's G7 Summit, will be welcoming world leaders to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (Genbaku Dome)- the only structure left standing in the area, depicting aftermath where the world's ... read..

US lawmakers raise concern over Taliban's misuse of American humanitarian aid in Afghanistan
Kabul | May 18, 2023 4:37:40 PM IST
US Representative Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in a letter written to the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) raised concerns over the "Taliban's misuse and diversion of US-fu ... read..

2,000-year-old financial record unearthed on Jerusalem's pilgrimage road
Middle East | May 18, 2023 4:37:36 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], May 18 (ANI/TPS): Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority uncovered a remarkable financial record dating back 2,000 years on the Pilgrimage Road in the City of David, Jerusalem's main thoroughfare during the Second Temple p ... read..

UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, UK's Shadow Secretary of State review strengthening strategic relations
Europe | May 18, 2023 4:09:36 PM IST
London [UK], May 18 (ANI/WAM): H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met here with David Lammy, the Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the UK, a ... read..

India, Japan have special global partnership: Indian envoy ahead of PM Modi's visit for G7 Summit
By Ayushi Agarwal

Tokyo | May 18, 2023 4:09:34 PM IST
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Hiroshima for the G7 Summit, the Indian ambassador to Japan has said the two countries enjoy a special strategic and global partnership that was established during PM Modi's visit in the year 2014 with the ... read..

Pakistan's so-called 'geostrategic location' now stands as relic of bygone era: Report
Islamabad | May 18, 2023 4:09:32 PM IST
Pakistan's so-called 'geostrategic location' now stands as a relic of a bygone era despite once being considered a gateway between the West and the East, The News International reported. ... read..

G20 in Srinagar: A game changer for Kashmiris
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 18, 2023 3:37:31 PM IST
The G20 meeting in Srinagar presents an opportunity to improve the psyche of the people as the region has long been plagued by a negative and insular political culture polluted by secessionism and bloodshed, International Centre for Peace Studies reported ... read..

UAE, UK commit to elevating partnership for the future at inaugural UK-UAE Strategic Dialogue
Europe | May 18, 2023 3:37:26 PM IST
London [UK], May 18 (ANI/WAM): H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom and Northern Ir ... read..

Ukraine reports multiple explosions in Kyiv, other regions
Kyiv | May 18, 2023 3:09:58 PM IST
Multiple explosions occurred in Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday, CNN reported citing Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko. ... read..

20 pc reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions in UAE: Study
Middle East | May 18, 2023 3:09:57 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], May 18 (ANI/WAM): A study conducted by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), in collaboration with entities involved in power generation in the United Arab Emirates, has revealed a significant decrease of 20 per cent in nit ... read..

Proximity to humans could lead to jackal domestication, Israeli study finds
Middle East | May 18, 2023 3:09:47 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], May 18 (ANI/TPS): In a groundbreaking discovery, Israeli researchers have found evidence that living in close proximity to humans may be leading to the domestication of jackals. ... read..

Concerns over Belt and Road Initiative's lack of momentum in Nepal: Report
Kathmandu | May 18, 2023 3:09:43 PM IST
There are concerns regarding the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)'s lack of momentum in Nepal even six years after the signing of a memorandum, The Kathmandu Post reported. ... read..

Vietnam, Indonesia express concern over maritime security in South China Sea
Jakarta | May 18, 2023 2:37:14 PM IST
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has noted that Chinese naval-Coast Guard-maritime militia activity in the South China Sea is a common concern for both Vietnam and Indonesia, and even non-ASEAN countries that promote maritime cooperation with the ... read..

Pakistan: Balochistan govt expresses anger over financial crisis, blames centre for situation
Islamabad | May 18, 2023 1:37:35 PM IST
The Balochistan government has expressed anger over the financial crisis, Dawn reported. The Balochistan government has claimed that the financial crisis has been caused by Pakistan federal government's action to not pay the province's constitutional shar ... read..

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan likely to skip National Accountability Bureau appearance: Report
Islamabad | May 18, 2023 1:37:32 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is likely to not appear at National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday. He would submit a written response to the questionnaire, Geo News reported citing sources. ... read..

"Great Victory" for India: Ujjwal Nikam on US court nod for extradition of 26/11 attack accused Tahawwur Rana
Pune (Maharashtra) | May 18, 2023 12:39:48 PM IST
Senior advocate Ujjwal Nikam, the special public prosecutor in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case, has said that the US court's approval for the extradition of case accused Tahawwur Rana to India is a "great victory" for the country. ... read..

India - A Regular Guest at the G7 Forum
New Delhi | May 18, 2023 12:09:40 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Hiroshima in Japan from May 19 to 21 for the Group of Seven (G7) summit. He will be the second Indian head of state to visit Hiroshima, since Jawaharlal Nehru in 1957. US President Joe Biden would also meet Mo ... read..

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