Saturday, October 19, 2019

Carrie Lam aborts policy speech as Hong Kong lawmakers disrupt session
Asia | October 16, 2019 12:41:35 PM IST
Moments after Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam began to deliver a speech outlining policy ideas to deal with the ongoing crisis on Wednesday, pro-democracy lawmakers forced her to stop the address to the Legislative Council. ... read..

Will not hold vote authorizing impeachment probe: Pelosi
New York | Wednesday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
In a dramatic announcement, all powerful Speaker and pivot against Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will not hold a formal House vote to launch an impeachment inquiry, after meeting with House Democrats to discuss the possibility of hol ... read..

Is China planning to use military force?
Asia | October 16, 2019 12:11:36 PM IST
China is implementing the largest military build-up the world has seen since the end of World War II. The uppermost question that needs to be answered is why. ... read..

UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti ends amid political crisis
United Nations | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
With the situation in Haiti has continued to deteriorate, the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti ended. ... read..

Japan to allocate 710 million yen to support Typhoon Hagibis hit areas
Tokyo | October 16, 2019 11:41:41 AM IST
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the Japanese government will decide at its Wednesday session to allocate 710 million yen (around USD 6.6 million) to support the areas affected by the devastating Typhoon Hagibis. ... read..

Pence to visit Ankara to negotiate cease-fire in Syria
Washington | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ankara within the next 24 hours to negotiate with the Turkish government a cease-fire that would end that country's military operations against the Kurds in northeastern Syria, a top US official announced. ... read..

Twitter stands by Trump, says world leaders don't always have to follow its rules
Washington D.C. | October 16, 2019 11:11:34 AM IST
Amid requests to terminate President Donald Trump's account from its platform, Twitter on Tuesday said that it would continue to be lenient with world leaders who appeared to violate its policies against violent speech. ... read..

Afghanistan: Two security personnel killed in explosion in Laghman province
Kabul | October 16, 2019 11:11:33 AM IST
At least two members of Afghan Security Forces were killed and six others sustained injuries in a truck bomb explosion near a police headquarters in Afghanistan's eastern Laghman province on Wednesday, country's Interior Ministry confirmed, as cited by To ... read..

'Syria's sovereignty, territorial integrity should be respected': China urges Turkey to stop military operation
Beijing | October 16, 2019 10:41:40 AM IST
China on Tuesday called on Turkey to stop its military operation against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, saying that Ankara's actions may lead to the outbound escape of terrorists and the resurgence of the Islamic State, thereby exacerbating counter ... read..

US House passes several measures in support of Hong Kong protesters
Asia | October 16, 2019 10:41:35 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], Oct 16 (ANI/Sputnik): The US House of Representatives has passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act that stipulates annual State Department reviews of the autonomy of Hong Kong, as well as other measures supporting demonstrators ... read..

Putin visits UAE during Middle East tour
Cairo | Wednesday, 2019 10:15:06 AM IST
Russia's President Vladimir Putin visited the United Arab Emirates as part of a tour of the Middle East. ... read..

Hong Kong-based company to invest USD 240 million in Karachi port
Islamabad | October 16, 2019 9:41:31 AM IST
A Hong-Kong based port operator has committed an investment of USD 240 million for the development of Pakistan's Karachi port. ... read..

Typhoon Hagibis in Japan: Death toll rises to 72
Tokyo | October 16, 2019 9:11:41 AM IST
Local media on Wednesday reported that the number of people who have lost their lives due to Typhoon Hagibis in Japan has mounted to 72. Moreover, thousands of residents remain without power and water. ... read..

Mexico: 15 killed in shootout in Guerrero
Mexico City | October 16, 2019 9:11:35 AM IST
At least 15 people, including a soldier, were killed in a shootout in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero, state public security authorities said on Tuesday night ... read..

Iran says US obstructs Tehran-Riyadh proximity
Tehran | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 AM IST
Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that the United States obstructs a thaw of relations between Tehran and Riyadh, Tasnim news agency reported. ... read..

US, Italy condemn deadly airstrike in Libya's capital
Tripoli | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 AM IST
The US and Italian embassies in Libya condemned an airstrike that hit a house in the capital Tripoli on Monday, killing three children. ... read..

Will not be having a vote at this time: Pelosi on impeachment inquiry
Washington | October 16, 2019 7:41:30 AM IST
House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced that a full vote on House floor concerning US President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry has not been scheduled. ... read..

Will not be having a vote at this time: Pelosi on impeachment proceedings against Trump
Washington | October 16, 2019 7:11:32 AM IST
House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced that a full vote on House floor concerning US President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry has not been scheduled. ... read..

Qatar defends Turkey's incursion in Syria
Doha | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
Qatar reiterated support for Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, adding that Ankara only seeks an end to threats on its borders and to bring the Syrian refugees back home. ... read..

Imperative now is to end incursion into Syria, says Iranian Foreign Minister
Washington | October 16, 2019 6:41:31 AM IST
Joining the chorus of several countries that have called for an end to Turkish military offensive in Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Tuesday (local time) said it is imperative to end the incursions in Syria. ... read..

US committed crime against humanity by sanctioning Iran, says Hassan Rouhani
Tehran | October 16, 2019 5:41:31 AM IST
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday (local time) slammed US for withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and said that it has committed a crime against humanity by sanctioning Iran. ... read..

Romania opposition leader Ludovic Orban appointed new PM
Bucharest | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday appointed Ludovic Orban, leader of the main opposition National Liberal Party, as Prime Minister, after the cabinet led by the Social Democratic Party collapsed in a no-confidence vote on Thursday. ... read..

Amid Turkish offensive in Syria, Erdogan dials Putin, accepts invite to visit Russia
Moscow | October 16, 2019 4:41:32 AM IST
In a significant development amid Ankara's ongoing military incursions in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephonic conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and accepted the latter's invite to visit Russia. ... read..

Imran Khan meets Saudi crown prince, discusses 'latest' regional, international developments
Riyadh | October 16, 2019 4:41:30 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his day-long tour to the country. ... read..

Policeman killed, 10 injured in IED blast in Pakistan
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
A policeman was killed and 10 other people sustained injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by unidentified militants in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, on Tuesday, a senior police officer said. ... read..

Elizabeth Warren emerges as front runner to take on Trump (US Files)
Boston | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
On the eve of the Democratic Presidential candidature debate in Ohio Tuesday night which is the largest in the American history, a baker's dozen will stand and try and grab pole position. The polls show Elizabeth Warren is at the top of the poll pyramid w ... read..

US Vice President Mike Pence to meet Erdogan in Ankara on October 17
Washington | October 16, 2019 3:11:32 AM IST
US Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on October 17, the White House announced on Tuesday (local time) amidst Ankara's ongoing offensive in Syria. ... read..

Imran leaves for Riyadh to mitigate Iran-Saudi tensions
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday as part of his initiative for peace and security in the region. ... read..

Syria: Russian troops patrolling areas vacated by Americans
Washington | October 16, 2019 2:41:34 AM IST
Russia on Tuesday (local time) said its military units were patrolling the territory in northern Syria which was vacated by Americans. ... read..

Attack on Iranian oil tanker 'state-sponsored': FM
Tehran | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday said that the recent attack on the Iranian oil tanker Sabiti in the Red Sea is "state-sponsored", state TV reported. ... read..

Trade deal with US to benefit global economy: China
Beijing | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The trade deal between China and the US will not only benefit the two countries but also the global economy, China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Tuesday. ... read..

Pompeo calls Iraqi President to discuss 'shared concerns' over Turkish offensive in Syria
Washington | October 16, 2019 1:41:33 AM IST
Amidst ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Tuesday (local time) called Iraqi President Barham Salih. ... read..

Pakistan: One killed, five injured in IED explosion in Balochistan
Balochistan | October 16, 2019 1:11:33 AM IST
One policeman was killed while five others were injured in an IED explosion in Quetta on Tuesday evening. ... read..

LS Speaker Om Birla call for collective global action to face climate change impacts
Belgrade | October 15, 2019 11:41:31 PM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday urged the developed countries to take a demonstrable lead in combating climate change and called for collective global action to face the challenge of climate change. ... read..

Rouhani slams US sanctions on Iran
Tehran | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the US has committed "crime" by imposing sanctions against Iran, official IRNA news agency reported. ... read..

Fishermen urged to remove gear from non-UK waters ahead of Brexit
London | October 15, 2019 11:11:32 PM IST
Britain have urged its fishermen to remove their gears deployed in non-UK waters ahead of Brexit-- the scheduled withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union is on October 31. ... read..

China urges Turkey to end military offensive in Syria
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
China on Tuesday urged Turkey to stop its military offensive in northern Syria. ... read..

Balochistan University students hold protests over harassment of by varsity officials
Islamabad | October 15, 2019 10:41:40 PM IST
Various students organisations here on Tuesday staged demonstration inside the premises of Balochistan University in protest against harassment and blackmail of students allegedly by varsity officials. ... read..

Kate Middleton, Prince William arrive for dinner at Pak's National Monument in a rickshaw
Islamabad | October 15, 2019 10:11:44 PM IST
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton reached the National Monument in Islamabad for a dinner hosted by the British High Commissioner in Pakistan in a specially painted motorised rickshaw. Yes, you read it right! The royal c ... read..

Indonesia grounds 3 Boeing 737 planes over cracks finding
Jakarta | October 15, 2019 10:11:33 PM IST
The Indonesian Transportation Ministry has grounded three Boeing 737 NG (Next Generation) planes operated by two airlines following the findings of cracks in the aircraft, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..

Court rejects plea seeking Zardari's transfer to hospital
Islamabad | October 15, 2019 9:41:34 PM IST
An accountability court on Tuesday rejected a plea seeking the transfer of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari from jail to a hospital. ... read..

Mass raids target Russian opposition leader's foundation
Moscow | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Mass raids took place on Tuesday at 30 regional branches of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), founded by Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, as part of a criminal probe into money laundering, an official confirmed. ... read..

No further export licenses to Turkey for military-related items, says UK Foreign Secretary
London | October 15, 2019 8:41:40 PM IST
United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Tuesday condemned the Turkish military offensive in the northern part of Syria and said the country will not grant licenses to Turkey for items that might be used in military operations. ... read..

Prince William, Kate meet Imran, Prez Alvi (Lead)
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:06 PM IST
The UK's visiting Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton on Tuesday met President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan here, as part of their five-day visit to the South Asian country. ... read..

India hands over 2 more Mi-24 Helicopters to Afghan Air Force
Kabul | October 15, 2019 8:11:46 PM IST
India on Tuesday handed over two more Mi-24V helicopters to Afghanistan's Air Force. ... read..

Independent candidate Kais Saied wins Tunisian presidential elections
Tunis | October 15, 2019 8:11:35 PM IST
Independent candidate Kais Saied won the presidential elections in Tunisia and got 72.71 percent of vote share, the country's electoral commission announced on Tuesday. ... read..

Extinction Rebellion protests banned in London
London | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Extinction Rebellion activists said that they have left London's Trafalgar Square after police issued a ban on the group's climate change protests. ... read..

Brexit deal still possible, but difficult: Barnier
Brussels | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Michel Barnier, the European Union's (EU) chief negotiator, on Tuesday said that a Brexit deal could still be struck this week despite it becoming "more difficult" to reach an agreement. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Special court postpones hearing in misappropriation of public funds case to next year
Asia | October 15, 2019 6:41:57 PM IST
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Oct 15: A special court on Tuesday postponed the hearing of a case against SLPP candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others in connection with alleged misappropriation of public funds to next year. ... read..

Volkswagen uncertain over opening new factory in Turkey following Syria offensive
Doha | October 15, 2019 6:41:38 PM IST
German auto major Volkswagen is under uncertainty regarding its decision whether to build a new factory in Turkey over Ankara's operation in northeastern Syria, a spokesman said on Tuesday. ... read..

Kate dons traditional kurta on 1st day of Pak trip
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, donned a traditional kurta on Tuesday as she and Prince William met children at an Islamabad school during the first day of their Pakistan visit. ... read..

Typhoon Hagibis toll reaches 66 in Japan
Tokyo | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
The death toll due to the devastating typhoon Hagibis that lashed Japan has increased to 66, as search-and-rescue operations continued on Tuesday to locate the missing persons. ... read..

China urges Turkey to stop 'military action' in Syria
Doha | October 15, 2019 6:11:54 PM IST
China on Tuesday called on Turkey to stop its "military action" in northern Syria and "return to the correct way of political resolution". ... read..

Australia deports Vietnamese woman for bringing pork
Canberra | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
A Vietnamese woman has been deported from Australia for failing to declare over 4.5 kg of pork products, authorities said on Tuesday, as Australia adopts a reactionary measure against African swine fever. ... read..

Ballot paper for SL presidential election finalised
Colombo | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has finalised the symbols for all 35 candidates contesting the November 16 presidential election and has also released a sample of the ballot paper which places name of candidates in alphabetical order, it was reported ... read..

Prince William, Kate meet President Alvi, Imran Khan
Islamabad | October 15, 2019 5:41:34 PM IST
British royals Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton on Tuesday met President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan here during their five-day visit to Pakistan. ... read..

Indian nurses in UAE may lose jobs over new requirement
Dubai | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Hundreds of Indian nurses diploma certificates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were at risk of losing their jobs due to a new educational requirement, a media report said. ... read..

Dubai malls launch Diwali 'shop and win gold' campaign
Dubai | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) has announced their Diwali "shop and win gold" campaign, offering shoppers a chance to enter the draw and win upon spending 200 dirhams at any of the 10 participating malls from October 18 until November 2. ... read..

Dubai-based Indian buys tickets to send prisoners home
Dubai | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
A Dubai-based Indian businessman purchased one-way flight tickets for 13 prisoners facing deportation to help them fly back home, it was reported on Tuesday. ... read..

VVIP security deployed for Prince William, Kate in Pak
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Security personnel from the UK with the assistance of local forces, paramilitary troops and police will be providing security to the visiting royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, during their five-day stay in Pakistan. ... read..

Syria thanks India for strong statement of support (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 4:20:53 PM IST
Syria on Monday slammed Turkey over its attack on northeast Syria, which it said had the "secret backing" of America, and appreciated India for its "strong statement of support" to Damascus over the present situation, and also since the Syrian crisis bega ... read..

Significant work still remaining in Brexit deal: Johnson
London | Tuesday, 2019 4:20:52 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he can see "a way forward" to reaching a deal with the EU in "all our interests" before Brexit is due to happen on October 31. ... read..

Not feasible to relaunch universal suffrage debate: Lam
Hong Kong | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:06 PM IST
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has told a EU representative here that it was not feasible to relaunch a debate on universal suffrage now, as the society was too polarised, according to an internal report. ... read..

Turkey to send back to 1 mn refugees to Syria: Erdogan
Asia | October 15, 2019 4:11:35 PM IST
Ankara [Turkey] Oct 15 (Sputnik/ANI): Turkey will send back to Syria one million refugees as the first step, while two more million will follow, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. ... read..

Inflation in China grows at highest rate since 2013
Beijing | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
China's Consumer Price Index (CPI), the most widely used measure of inflation, increased by 3 per cent year-on-year in September, 0.2 per cent more than in the previous two months and the largest hike since November 2013, the National Bureau of Statistics ... read..

G-20 meet to discuss state of world economy
Tokyo | October 15, 2019 3:41:40 PM IST
Group-20 (G-20) nations will discuss the state of world economy amid growing concerns over slow growth during their meeting in Washington DC, NHK World has reported. ... read..

Pak's formation of CPEC Authority another step to turn Balochistan into Chinese military garrison: Hyrbyair Marri
London | October 15, 2019 3:41:36 PM IST
The formation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPEC Authority) by Pakistan is another step in turning Balochistan into a Chinese military garrison, leader of the Free Balochistan Movement Hyrbyair Marri said here on Tuesday. ... read..

Trump's ex-Russia advisor testifies over Ukraine
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Fiona Hill, US President Donald Trump's former top Russia adviser, told House Committees that she and other White House officials grew so alarmed about the administration's efforts to push Ukraine to open certain investigations that they raised their conc ... read..

China urges Turkey to stop offensive in Syria
US | October 15, 2019 2:41:36 PM IST
Beijing [China], Oct 15 (ANI/Sputnik): China called on Turkey to stop its military operation in northern Syria and return to diplomacy to resolve the issues around its security concerns, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. ... read..

Saudi Arabia, Russia sign key cooperation agreements
Riyadh | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Saudi Arabia and Russia signed key agreements in different sectors, the Saudi Press Agency reported. ... read..

Hamas calls for resolving crisis between Turkey, Syria
Gaza | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Islamic Hamas movement called on Turkey and Syria to end their differences and disputes. ... read..

Kurds might be freeing ISIS prisoners: Trump
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
President Donald Trump suggested that Kurds could be freeing Islamic State (ISIS) prisoners amid the offensive launched by the Turkish army in northeast Syria in order to compel the United States to get involved in the situation, and warned that big sanct ... read..

Cyprus, Ireland reaffirm support to EU commitment on Brexit
Nicosia | Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Cyprus and Ireland have identical views on Brexit and firmly support the original agreement reached between the European Union and the British government for an orderly exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the Presidents of the two countrie ... read..

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo win Booker Prize
London | Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
The judging panel for the Booker Prize in London named Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo as the winners of the prestigious literary award. ... read..

China: Blast in chemical plant kills 4
Beijing | October 15, 2019 1:11:40 PM IST
Four people were killed and three others sustained injuries in a blast at a chemical plant in Southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Tuesday, local authorities said. ... read..

Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia today
Islamabad | October 15, 2019 1:11:38 PM IST
After a day-long visit to Tehran, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for Riyadh today to meet the Saudi leadership to discuss the recent developments in the Gulf region. ... read..

US sanctions against Turkish officials, entities will do little to improve situation in north Syria: Nancy Pelosi
US | October 15, 2019 1:11:35 PM IST
Washington D.C. [US], Oct 15 (ANI/Sputnik): House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said the US sanctions against Turkish officials and entities will do little to improve the situation in northern Syria, where Turkey has launched an operation ha ... read..

Violence will only breed more violence: HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Asia | October 15, 2019 1:11:31 PM IST
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday called on protestors to stop wide-spread demonstrations, which have been going on in the Chinese autonomous region since the month of June. ... read..

US slaps sanctions on Turkey, calls for ceasefire in Syria
Washington | October 15, 2019 12:41:45 PM IST
While imposing sanctions on Turkey over its military operation in northeast Syria, US President Donald Trump on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle Eastern nation. ... read..

Joe Biden shakes off allegations, starts afresh
Boston | Tuesday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
As the key trinity of Democratic candidates socialist Bernie Sanders, capitalist Elizabeth Warren and centrist Joe Biden jump start their presidential candidature bids, the latter two appear to be locked in a race to fight Trump in 2020. The race to West ... read..

US to withdraw 1000 troops from Syria over next few weeks
Washington DC | October 15, 2019 12:11:34 PM IST
The United States will withdraw about 1000 additional troops from Syria over the next few weeks, amid the ongoing military operation by Turkey on the Kurdish forces. ... read..

Finnish PM says all Brexit alternatives "still possible"
Helsinki | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne said in Helsinki that the "situation after Brexit is very open", Finnish News Agency STT reported. ... read..

India will be Sierra Leone's reliable development partner: Venkaiah Naidu
Others | October 15, 2019 11:41:43 AM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu during his visit to Sierra Leone has assured that India will be a reliable development partner for the country, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday (local time). ... read..

President Kovind to pay 7-day visit to Philippines, Japan from Oct 17
New Delhi | October 15, 2019 11:41:39 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind will pay a seven-day-visit to the Philippines and Japan from October 17 with an aim to expand bilateral cooperation with the two Asian countries, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Monday. ... read..

Ecuador getting back to normal after 11 days of protests
Quito | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
Ecuador is getting back to normal after 11 days of sometimes violent protests that ended Sunday night when the Lenin Moreno government and indigenous leaders came to an agreement about the presidential decree that had eliminated fuel subsidies, the move t ... read..

2 key Syrian towns "under control": Turkish defence minister
Ankara | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
Turkish Armed Forces have taken control of Tal Abyad and Ras Al-Ayn towns in northern Syria, said Turkish Minister of Defence Hulusi Akar. ... read..

Typhoon Hagibis in Japan claims 67 lives
Tokyo | October 15, 2019 11:11:46 AM IST
The death toll due to Typhoon Hagibis in Japan has risen to 67 here on Tuesday.National broadcaster NHK said 67 people were known to have died after Typhoon Hagibis swept across central and eastern Japan. ... read..

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo jointly win 2019 Booker Prize
London | October 15, 2019 10:41:40 AM IST
Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristowere were named the joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize on Monday night here after the judges broke the rules and declared a tie. ... read..

Trump threatens Turkey with sanctions as surround sound pumps up
Boston | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:05 AM IST
With several ex four star generals and Trump haters criticising the President for the US Forces pull out from Syria, the dragnet tightened on the continuing Columbus Day holiday weekend as a new front opened against him. However, Trump remained steadfast ... read..

Statues of Christopher Columbus vandalized in California, Rhode Island
California | October 15, 2019 10:11:31 AM IST
Amid calls for replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day, several statues of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus were vandalized with red paint in San Francisco and Providence, Rhode Island. ... read..

UN condemns deadly airstrike in Libya's capital
Tripoli | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 AM IST
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned an airstrike that hit a house in the capital Tripoli and killed three children. ... read..

Turkish troops advance towards Manbij of Syria
Ankara | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:06 AM IST
Turkish troops on Monday started to move towards Manbij in northern Syria, local CNNTurk broadcaster reported. ... read..

'Vice President referred on need to fight terrorism in all its forms and manifestations'
Freetown | October 15, 2019 7:41:34 AM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu during his visit to Sierra Leone referred on the need to fight terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday (local time). ... read..

Iran says ready for nuclear talks if US lifts sanctions
Tehran | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:06 AM IST
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran is ready to restart nuclear talks with powers if the United States removes all sanctions against Iran, Press TV reported. ... read..

Mexico: 14 policeman killed after being ambushed in Michoacan
Others | October 15, 2019 6:41:36 AM IST
Michoacan [Mexico], Oct 15 (ANI/Sputnik): Fourteen policemen were killed after being ambushed by 'alleged groups of armed people' in the municipality of Aguililla. ... read..

Trump authorises US Treasury, State Dept to sanction those involved in actions that deteriorate 'stability' in Syria
Washington | October 15, 2019 6:41:32 AM IST
US President Donald Trump on Monday (local time) signed an executive order authorising the Department of Treasury and the Department of State to consider and impose sanctions on individuals, entities, or associates of the Government of Turkey involved in ... read..

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo jointly win Booker Prize 2019 as jury breaks rules
London | October 15, 2019 4:41:31 AM IST
Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo were on Monday (local time) announced as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize. ... read..

LS Speaker calls for international order for peace
Belgrade | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Monday that a well-defined international order is imperative for a peaceful and prosperous world. ... read..

Kate Middleton channels Princess Diana's Pak tour style but with a twist
Islamabad | October 15, 2019 3:41:33 AM IST
As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Pakistan on their five-day visit, what struck many was the choice of Kate Middleton's attire. ... read..

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