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Prince William, Kate fine after 'mid-air drama' as plane aborts landing twice due to thunderstorm
Islamabad | October 17, 2019 11:41:57 PM IST
Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton's plane was forced to abort its landing twice and return to Lahore on Thursday after being caught in a terrifying severe thunderstorm but told reporters travelling with them that they were fine. ... read..


Record rise in civilian deaths, injuries in Afghanistan this year: UNAMA
Kabul | October 17, 2019 11:41:48 PM IST
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released a report on Thursday showing a record-high increase in civilian casualties in the current year. ... read..


Thousands of students march in Barcelona over Court's ruling on Catalan leaders
Madrid | October 17, 2019 11:41:41 PM IST
Thousands of students on Thursday protested on the streets of Barcelona after Spanish Supreme Court ordered prison terms for nine former Catalan officials for their role in Catalan independence movement in 2017. ... read..


Turkish President Erdogan's visit to Pakistan postponed
Islamabad | Thursday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's anticipated visit to Pakistan has been postponed, Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said on Thursday, hours after a Turkish diplomat tweeted about the matter. ... read..


Pakistan to take logical and legal steps after consular access to Jadhav: Foreign Office
Islamabad | October 17, 2019 9:41:40 PM IST
Pakistan on Thursday said it has provided consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and has now initiated "logical and legal steps" in the case. ... read..


Northern Ireland's DUP rejects Johnson's Brexit deal
London | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, which props up the UK's Conservative Party government, on Thursday said it could not support the Brexit deal in its current form. ... read..


India asks Pak to drop fee for pilgrims, hopes for timely signing of Kartarpur corridor agreement
New Delhi | October 17, 2019 8:41:34 PM IST
India on Thursday urged Pakistan to not levy the proposed USD 20 fee on pilgrims visiting the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in the interest of devotees and hoped that the agreement will be signed in time ahead of the corridor opening to mark the 550th birth an ... read..


Jaishankar welcomes opening of Jaffna airport, says will bring India, Sri Lanka closer
New Delhi | October 17, 2019 7:41:43 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday welcomed the opening of the Jaffna International Airport in Sri Lanka and congratulated Air India for inaugural flight to the island nation's northern town, saying it is a "historic moment" which will bri ... read..


Labour MP quits party over anti-Semitism concerns
London | October 17, 2019 7:41:42 PM IST
Jewish Labour MP Louise Ellman has quit the party after 55 years, citing concerns over the growth of antisemitism in the party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, who she believes is a danger to Britain. ... read..


Second edition of US-India IP dialogue, concludes in the capital
New Delhi | October 17, 2019 7:41:39 PM IST
The US Chamber of Commerce's Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) and Industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in partnership with US-India Business Council (USIBC) on Thursday hosted the second edition of the India-U ... read..


After Modi's remarks, Pak claims "exclusive rights" over western rivers of Indus Valley
Islamabad | October 17, 2019 7:11:38 PM IST
Pakistan on Thursday said that any attempt by India to divert the flow of three western rivers in the Indus Valley will be "considered an act of aggression". ... read..


US Secretary of State, VP arrive in Ankara amid Turkish offensive in Syria
Ankara | October 17, 2019 6:41:35 PM IST
Amid Turkey's military operation in Northern Syria, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Michael Pence arrived here on Thursday. ... read..


US pull back from Syria sows chaos far and wide (Analysis)
New York | Thursday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump's sudden decision to withdraw troops from Syria has sown a whirlwind of chaos cutting a swath across the Middle East, Europe, NATO and at home in the US. ... read..


Kate Middleton, Prince William visit Badshahi Masjid in Lahore on fourth day of Pak visit
Asia | October 17, 2019 5:41:39 PM IST
Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Badshahi Masjid in Lahore on day four of their visit to Pakistan. ... read..


President Kovind reaches Manila for 5-day visit
Manila, | October 17, 2019 5:11:31 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind on Thursday reached Manila for a five-day state visit to the Philippines. ... read..


New 'great' Brexit deal agreed with EU: Boris Johnson
London | October 17, 2019 4:11:38 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday said that a new "great" Brexit deal has been reached with the European Union (EU). ... read..


Nirav Modi's judicial custody extended till Nov 11 by London court
London | October 17, 2019 4:11:34 PM IST
A London court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi till November 11 in connection with Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case. ... read..


US threatens more sanctions on Turkey over Syria offensive
Washington | Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has threatened that Ankara will face "devastating" sanctions if high-level discussions between the two sides do not "work it out". ... read..


Huge international child pornography network busted
Washington | Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
American, British and South Korean officials announced at a news briefing here on Wednesday that they have busted one of the worlds largest child sexual exploitation networks. ... read..


Afghan security forces launch operations in northern Baghlan
Kabul | October 17, 2019 3:41:41 PM IST
Afghan security forces on Wednesday night launched operations against Taliban militants in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan to clear the insurgents, Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense said on Thursday. ... read..


Germany will not supply weapons to Turkey: Angela Merkel
Berlin | October 17, 2019 3:41:35 PM IST
In the wake of Turkey's operation in northeast Syria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Berlin would not deliver any arms to Ankara. ... read..


HK protest leader Jimmy Sham 'attacked with hammers'
Hong Kong | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The leader of one of Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy groups, Jimmy Sham was attacked with hammers. ... read..


Strong quake leaves many dead in Philippines island
Manila | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
At least five people were killed and 60 injured after a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit the island of Mindanao, southern Philippines, local media reported Thursday. ... read..


US: Congressional briefing on Kashmir held to promote pluralism in region
Washington DC | October 17, 2019 2:41:32 PM IST
Indo-American Community Federation on Wednesday organised a congressional briefing at the Capitol Hill on Wednesday with an aim to promoting pluralism in Kashmir, as well as to reconnect and reintegrate the hearts and minds of the people living in the reg ... read..


New European Commission delayed for at least one month
Brussels | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
European Parliament President David Sassoli and leading MEPs agreed to cancel the assembly's confirmation vote on the new European Commission slated for next week, making the the commission unlikely to take office before December 1, media reported here. ... read..


Morocco's king pardons journalist jailed in abortion case
Rabat | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has pardoned a woman journalist Hajar Raissouni, who was sentenced to jail last month for extramarital sex and an illegal abortion. ... read..


Macron, Merkel optimistic about endorsing Brexit at EU summit
Paris | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed hope to endorse an accord on Britain's orderly departure from the European Union (EU) at a summit in Brussels on Thursday. ... read..


Pakistan: Fire breaks out at Gurdwara Panja Sahib
Hassan Abdal | October 17, 2019 1:41:45 PM IST
A fire broke out at the Gurdwara Panja Sahib in the Pakistani city of Hasan Abdal on Wednesday, local authorities said. ... read..


Catalan protests: Police detain 20 people during demonstration
Moscow | October 17, 2019 1:41:34 PM IST
As many as 20 people were detained during the Wednesday protests in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia, police said on Thursday. ... read..


Trump, Democrats clash after resolution opposes US withdrawal in Syria
Washington | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
House Republicans deserted the United States president to oppose his withdrawal of troops from Syria, a prelude to a rancorous White House meeting with congressional leaders in which the president insulted Democrats before they walked out. ... read..


Most Czechs think Brexit detrimental to the country: Poll
Prague | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
About 67 per cent of Czechs consider Brexit will be detrimental to their country, according to an opinion poll released by the newspaper Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD). ... read..


Kurdish journalist shot dead in northeastern Iraq
Baghdad | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
A Kurdish presenter for NRT television, along with his wife and their son, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the city of Sulaimaniyah in northeastern Iraq, a channel official said. ... read..


Iraqi forces capture IS militants fleeing battles in Syria
Baghdad | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Iraqi Defence Minister Najah al-Shammari said on Wednesday that the security forces captured a number of Islamic State (IS) militants who tried to infiltrate into Iraq to flee the battles in neighbouring Syria. ... read..


Conflict in NE Syria not US's battle to fight: Trump
Washington | Thursday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
President Donald Trump said that American troops should not be placed in harm's way amid the Turkish army's military campaign against Kurdish militias in Syria's northeastern border region. ... read..


UN General Assembly mourns death of its former president
United Nations | Thursday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
The UN General Assembly mourned the death of Diogo Freitas do Amaral of Portugal, president of its 50th session back in 1995-1996. ... read..


Syrian army enters Kurdish-held town amid Turkish assault
Damascus | Thursday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
The Syrian army entered the symbolically important Kurdish-held town of Ayn al-Arab in northern Syria near Turkey, state news agency SANA reported. ... read..


US House passes resolution opposing Trump's Syria decision
Washington | Thursday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass a resolution rebuking President Donald Trump's decision to pull US troops out of northern Syria amid ongoing Turkish offensive. ... read..


Veteran Labour MP quits party citing concerns over growth of antisemitism under Corbyn's leadership
London | October 17, 2019 12:41:33 PM IST
Jewish Labour MP Louise Ellman has quit the party after 55 years, citing concerns over the growth of antisemitism in the party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, who she believes is a danger to Britain. ... read..


'Turkish offensive in NE Syria should be proportional'
United Nations | Thursday, 2019 12:15:06 PM IST
Russia's UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said that Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria should be "proportional" to its declared objectives. ... read..


Hong Kong: Pro-democracy leader attacked with hammers and knives
Asia | October 17, 2019 12:11:38 PM IST
A leading Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Jimmy Sham was hospitalised on Wednesday evening after he was attacked by a group of men wielding hammers and knives. ... read..


Hong Kong council session adjourns as pro-democracy lawmakers heckle Carrie Lam
Asia | October 17, 2019 11:41:37 AM IST
Hong Kong's Legislative Council meeting was adjourned on Thursday after pro-democracy lawmakers heckled Chief Executive Carrie Lam for the second day in a row. ... read..


French FM heads to Iraq to discuss judicial cooperation
Paris | Thursday, 2019 11:15:06 AM IST
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will go to Iraq evening to discuss the situation in the region amid the Turkish offensive, and outline a judicial framework allowing foreign Islamic State (IS) militants to be prosecuted in countries where they w ... read..


US House passes resolution opposing Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria
Washington DC | October 17, 2019 11:11:39 AM IST
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 354-60 to pass a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's decision to pull US troops out of northeastern Syria amid ongoing military operation by Turkey. ... read..


UNSC expresses concern over situation in northeastern Syria
New York | October 17, 2019 11:11:31 AM IST
The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday expressed deep concerns over the risks of the further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in northeastern Syria and the escape of Islamic State terrorists following Turkey's military operation in th ... read..


Typhoon Hagibis: Japan considers postponing emperor's enthronement parade
Tokyo | October 17, 2019 10:41:35 AM IST
The Japanese government is planning to postpone an enthronement parade for Emperor Naruhito due to typhoon Hagibis that has left a trail of destruction across the country, national broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday. ... read..


Silence when women, Dalits denied rights in J&K: Sitharaman
New York | Thursday, 2019 10:20:53 AM IST
Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that there had been silence when women were denied property rights and Dalits were denied access to affirmative action in Kashmir, but suddenly human rights has become the "buzzword" when the area's spec ... read..


PM Modi expresses grief on bus mishap in Saudi Arabia's Medina
New Delhi | October 17, 2019 10:11:35 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief on the loss of 35 lives due to a bus accident that took place in Saudi Arabia's Medina province on Wednesday. ... read..


90 illegal immigrants rescued off western coast: Libya
Tripoli | Thursday, 2019 9:45:06 AM IST
The Libyan navy said that it rescued 90 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast. ... read..


US military carries out airstrikes on its weapons storage site in Syria following troops withdrawal
Washington DC | October 17, 2019 9:41:42 AM IST
Two US fighter jets conducted pre-planned airstrikes on Wednesday targetting an American munitions storage bunker in Syria to destroy munitions and other equipment left behind following the withdrawal of its troops from the country, two United States defe ... read..


Pompeo will travel to Jerusalem, Brussels after trip to Turkey
Washington D.C. | October 17, 2019 9:41:34 AM IST
The State Department on Wednesday said that US State Secretary Mike Pompeo will travel to Jerusalem and NATO headquarters in Brussels after his visit to Turkey on Thursday with Vice President Mike Pence. ... read..


President Kovind embarks on 7-day visit to Philippines, Japan
New Delhi | October 17, 2019 9:11:37 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday departed for an official seven-day visit to the Philippines and Japan with an aim to expand the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. ... read..


UN Security Council concerned over situation in NE Syria
United Nations | Thursday, 2019 8:45:06 AM IST
The UN Security Council voiced deep concern over the situation in northeast Syria after Turkey launched a military incursion into the region last week. ... read..


35 killed in bus accident in western Saudi Arabia
Riyadh | October 17, 2019 8:41:38 AM IST
As many as 35 people were killed and four others injured in a bus accident in the west of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, local media reported. ... read..


5 killed in Philippines earthquake; over 200 aftershocks registered
Manila | October 17, 2019 8:41:33 AM IST
Five people were killed after an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck Philippines' southern province of North Cotabato on Wednesday, local officials said on Thursday. ... read..


'Russian defence industry should produce more civilian products'
Moscow | Thursday, 2019 7:15:06 AM IST
Russia's defence industry should diversify into manufacturing civilian products in order to be financially stable, President Vladimir Putin said. ... read..


Dems blame Trump of having meltdown during White House meeting
Washington | October 17, 2019 7:11:32 AM IST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi clashed with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, (local time) with both of them describing each other's conduct during a meeting at White House on Syria as 'meltdown'. ... read..


Boxer Patrick Day dies days after being knocked out in bout with Charles Conwell
Chicago | October 17, 2019 6:41:33 AM IST
Days after being knocked out during the bout with Charles Conwell, Boxer Patrick Day died on Wednesday (local time). ... read..


Former US President Barak Obama backs Canada's Trudeau for another term in office
Ottawa | October 17, 2019 5:11:33 AM IST
Former US President Barack Obama on Wednesday (local time) urged Canadians to back their incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for another term in office. ... read..


'Don't be a fool', said Trump warning Erdogan against Syria offensive
Washington | October 17, 2019 5:11:30 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has written a letter to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatening him against Syria offensive and asking him 'not to be a fool'. ... read..


Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla meets Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic
Belgrade | October 17, 2019 4:11:30 AM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla called on Ana Brnabic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, in Belgrade on Wednesday. ... read..


UK's royal couple visits mountain-top glacier in Pakistan
Islamabad | Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Britain's royal couple Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on Wednesday visited a melting mountain-top glacier in northern Pakistan to see the impact of climate change. ... read..


Amid Syrian offensive, Turkish President postpones his visit to Pakistan
Ankara | October 17, 2019 2:41:34 AM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has postponed his visit to Pakistan scheduled for later this month amid his country's ongoing military offensive in Syria. ... read..


Johnson to brief cabinet on Brexit talks in Brussels
London | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to hold a Cabinet briefing on Wednesday on the ongoing Brexit talks in Brussels as Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that there are "many issues" to be resolved before a Brexit agreement can be reached ... read..


Kurdistan Workers' Party worse than ISIS, says Donald Trump
Washington | October 17, 2019 2:11:30 AM IST
Days after his decision to pull US Forces out of northern Syria, President Donald Trump on Wednesday (local time) said that the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is worse than the ISIS. ... read..


Pakistan: Days ahead of 'Azadi March', JUI-F Chief rules out talks with govt
Islamabad | October 17, 2019 1:41:36 AM IST
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the Chief of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), a major right-wing political party, on Wednesday ruled out any possibility of talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government. ... read..


6.4-magnitude quake hits Philippines
Manila | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Wednesday, authorities said. ... read..


US destroys former base in Syria
Damascus | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The US-led warplanes struck a former US base in northern Syria on Wednesday, state news agency SANA reported. ... read..


Tharoor snubs Pakistan for peddling false narrative on Kashmir
Belgrade | October 16, 2019 11:11:50 PM IST
Snubbing Pakistan for resorting to "blatant misrepresentations" and "peddling false narrative", Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said the neighbouring country was responsible for the inflicting countless cross-border terrorist attacks in Jammu and ... read..


N. Korean leader Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain
Seoul | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
North Korean state media on Wednesday released a series of pictures of its leader Kim Jong-un where in he can be seen riding a white horse on a snow covered mountain considered sacred in the country. ... read..


Kovind to take part in enthronement ceremony of new Japanese emperor
New Delhi | October 16, 2019 9:11:37 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a seven-day visit to the Philippines and Japan from Thursday during which he will attend the enthronement ceremony of new Japanese Emperor Naruhito and unveil the bust of Mahatama Gandhi at the Center of peace educ ... read..


UAE entities to invest up to USD 7 billion in India-UAE food corridor: Piyush Goyal
Asia | October 16, 2019 9:11:34 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], Oct 16 (WAM/ANI): UAE entities are expected to invest up to USD 7 billion in India's food sector in the next three years as part of the UAE-India food corridor project that aims to secure the UAE's food security, Commerce Minister Piyush ... read..


Iran urges Turkey to stop military offensive in Syria
Tehran | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Iran on Wednesday urged Turkey to end its military operation in northern Syria. ... read..


Trump vetoes measure to end Mexico border emergency
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has again vetoed a Congress resolution to end the national emergency at the southern border. ... read..


Will retaliate to US bill on Hong Kong, says China
Beijing | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
China has warned the US that it will retaliate strongly to the US Lower House passing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which seeks to subject the former British colony's special status to Washington's scrutiny. ... read..


Kim Jong-un rides horse to Mount Paekdu, slams US sanctions
Seoul | October 16, 2019 6:11:38 PM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday slammed the US for levying sanctions on Pyongyang, NK state media reported on Wednesday. ... read..


Pro-democracy lawmakers heckle HK leader, disrupt parliament
Hong Kong | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam was forced to suspend her annual address after being heckled in the city's Parliament. ... read..


India to gift 75,000 MT of wheat to Afghanistan: Envoy
Kabul | October 16, 2019 5:11:35 PM IST
India will gift 75,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan in November, announced Ambassador Vinay Kumar on Wednesday. ... read..


Kiwis to take part in world's biggest earthquake drill
Wellington | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
New Zealand Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare said on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders will join about 65 million people around the globe in ShakeOut, the world's biggest earthquake drill on Thursday. ... read..


Scribes hold protest in Pakistan against police brutality on journalist
Punjab | October 16, 2019 4:41:40 PM IST
Pakistani journalists on Wednesday held a country-wide protest against police brutality on a local reporter in Lahore. ... read..


Car bomb blast in Afghanistan, many feared killed
Mehtarlam Afghanistan | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Several people were feared killed and injured after a car bomb blast rocked outside administrative office in Alishing district in Afghanistan's eastern Laghman province on Wednesday, a provincial government spokesman said, reported Xinhua news agency. ... read..


15 killed in Mexico armed clashes
Mexico City | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
At least 15 people were killed in a gunfight between Mexican military and armed men in the southern state of Guerrero, authorities said. ... read..


Facebook expands bug bounty programme for third-party apps
San Francisco | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Facebook has expanded its bug bounty programme for ethical hackers and security researchers to reward them for valid bug reports in third-party apps and websites that integrate with Facebook. ... read..


Over 2,200 people detained in Hong Kong since start of protests: Carrie Lam
Beijing | October 16, 2019 3:41:39 PM IST
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday said that Hong Kong police have detained more than 2,200 people in 400 anti-government protests that have hit the city over the past four months. ... read..


Brexit: Talks continuing amid claims deal is close
London | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The UK government is playing down reports of an imminent Brexit deal with the EU, saying talks are still ongoing. ... read..


Pak to remain on FATF grey list till February 2020
Islamabad | October 16, 2019 3:11:48 PM IST
In a major development, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Tuesday decided "in principle" that Pakistan will remain on its grey list till February 2020 and directed the country to take "extra measures" for the "complete elimination" of terror finan ... read..


NASA unveils future moon spacesuits
Washington D.C. | October 16, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday unveiled two prototype spacesuits for Artemis astronauts to be used during the upcoming moon missions. ... read..


'Foreign legislatures shouldn't interfere in HK affairs'
Hong Kong | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
The government of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday expressed regret over the US House of Representatives' passage of acts and resolution concerning Hong Kong, reiterating that foreign legislatures should not interfere i ... read..


China condemns US House approval of bill on Hong Kong
Beijing | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
China on Wednesday expressed strong indignation and firm opposition to the US House of Representatives' passing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in a press statement. ... read..


Taliban claims responsibility for suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Laghman province
Kabul | October 16, 2019 2:11:36 PM IST
The Taliban on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing near police headquarters that claimed the lives of two members of the Afghan Security Forces and injured 26 other people in Afghanistan's eastern province of Laghman. ... read..


Canada's advance polls see 4.7 million voters
Ottawa | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
More than 4.7 million Canadians are estimated to have voted in advance polls over the weekend, according to Elections Canada. ... read..


Humanoid robots debut in Christchurch Airport
Wellington | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Christchurch Airport has added robot Pepper to its study of disruptive technologies, alongside the Autonomous Smart Shuttle and Virtual Reality training for its fire service. ... read..


Pak summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner over LoC firing
Islamabad | October 16, 2019 1:41:39 PM IST
Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia over India's retaliation to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC). ... read..


Brazil's president to focus on trade on Japan, China visit
Brasilia | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro plans to focus on trade and economic issues during his trip later this month to Japan and Asia, a high-level Foreign Ministry official said. ... read..


Erdogan promises Trump that his forces won't enter Kobani
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Turkeys president promised the United States leader that Turkish forces would not enter the Kurdish enclave of Kobani, located on the border with Turkish territory, said a US Senator. ... read..


Abu Dhabi crown prince, Putin discuss bilateral expansion
Dubai | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan held an official meeting with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin over expansion of bilateral relations. ... read..


Seven Taliban terrorists killed, 8 arrested in Eastern Afghanistan
Asia | October 16, 2019 1:11:44 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], Oct 16 (ANI/Sputnik): At least seven Taliban terrorists were killed and eight others arrested during military operations in Wardak and Paktika provinces in eastern Afghanistan, local media reported on Wednesday. ... read..


Turkey rejects US proposal for cease-fire with Kurds
Ankara | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected the offer of his US counterpart Donald Trump for a cease-fire with the Syrian Kurdish fighters, but agreed to keep in dialogue with Washington. ... read..


Pompeo, Iraqi president discuss Turkish offensive in Syria
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke over phone with Iraqi President Barham Salih about the ongoing Turkish military operations in northeastern Syria and the situation in Iraq, said the US State Department. ... read..


Xi held in-depth communication on 'regional situation' with PM Modi: China
Beijing | October 16, 2019 12:41:42 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping during his recent Chennai visit held in-depth talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to the strained ties between India and Pakistan and encouraged all parties concerned to solve the current issues through dialogue, ... read..


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