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Human rights groups condemn Baloch social activist Jameel Umar's disappearance
Turbat | April 19, 2024 6:00:14 PM IST
Several human rights organisations have raised concerns over the enforced disappearance of Jameel Umar, a social leader from Balochistan province. ... read..


Houthi attacks in Red Sea preventing food, medicine from reaching vulnerable populations: US State Secy
Washington, DC | April 19, 2024 5:59:38 PM IST
US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken on Friday highlighted that the attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists on commercial ships in the Red Sea are preventing food and medicine from reaching vulnerable populations. ... read..


Air India suspends flights to and from Tel Aviv until April 30 amid escalating tensions in Middle East
New Delhi | April 19, 2024 5:59:25 PM IST
Amid escalating tensions in the Middle East, Air India announced to suspend flights to and from Tel Aviv until April 30, assuring the safety of their customers and crew members. ... read..


Abdullah bin Zayed holds phone call with Iran's Foreign Minister
Middle East | April 19, 2024 3:59:59 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], April 19 (ANI/WAM): Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a phone call with Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to discuss the latest, dangerous developments ... read..


TRENDS explores cooperation with French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs
Middle East | April 19, 2024 3:59:55 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], April 19 (ANI/WAM): TRENDS Research and Advisory and the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS) have discussed the potential for research collaboration and the valuable foresight provided by think tanks. ... read..


India delivers BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to Philippines
Manila | April 19, 2024 3:59:53 PM IST
India delivered the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines on Friday, as part of the USD 375 million deal between the two sides signed in 2022. ... read..


Dubai Airports urges passengers not to arrive at the airport unless flights are confirmed
Middle East | April 19, 2024 3:59:57 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], April 19 (ANI/WAM): Dubai Airports has urged passengers not to come to the airport unless their flight has been confirmed and recommended arriving only two hours before their scheduled departure. ... read..


Pakistan: Imran Khan's interim bail extended in three cases
Islamabad | April 19, 2024 3:00:24 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder and former prime minister Imran Khan's interim bail has been extended in three cases by the anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday, ARY News reported. ... read..


International Atomic Energy Agency confirms no damage to Iran's nuclear sites amid Israel attack
Vienna | April 19, 2024 3:00:22 PM IST
Iran's nuclear sites are unharmed, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Friday after Israel allegedly launched retaliatory strikes overnight. ... read..


Dubai rains: Indian Embassy in UAE issues travel advisory for passengers
Abu Dhabi | April 19, 2024 2:59:51 PM IST
Amid heavy rains that lashed United Arab Emirates and caused flood-like situation, the Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi has issued an advisory for Indian passengers travelling to or transiting through the airport to reschedule their non-essential travel till ... read..


China envoy reaffirms commitment to Pakistan's socio-economic development
Islamabad | April 19, 2024 2:01:02 PM IST
Amid the recent incident of killings of Chinese nationals in Pakistan, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Jiang Zaidong said that Chinese staff and workers at different China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)-related projects will continue to contribute ... read..


"India's national election is Maha Kumbh Mela of Democracy": US Diplomat Atul Keshap
Virginia | April 19, 2024 2:00:54 PM IST
Congratulating the people of India, American diplomat, and the President of US-India Business Council (USIBC), Atul Keshap has said that the country's national election is the Maha Kumbh Mela of Democracy. ... read..


Iran asserts "right to self defence" over Israel's "aggression"; slams UN for failing its duty
New Delhi | April 19, 2024 2:00:27 PM IST
Iran has exercised its "inherent right of self-defence" in response to what it termed the "Zionist regime's heinous military aggression" against its diplomatic premises in Damascus in Syria, according to a statement issued by the Embassy of the Islamic Re ... read..


Two killed in suicide bomb attack on vehicle carrying Japanese nationals in Pakistan
Karachi | April 19, 2024 2:00:25 PM IST
A vehicle carrrying five Japanese nationals was targeted by a suicide bomber on Friday in Karachi's Landhi area, Dawn News reported citing the police. ... read..


Taiwan tracks 6 Chinese military aircraft, six naval vessels
Beijing | April 19, 2024 1:59:57 PM IST
The Ministry of National Defence of Taiwan tracked six Chinese military aircraft and six naval vessels around Taiwan between 6 am. on Thursday (April 18) and 6 a.m. on Friday (April 19), reported Taiwan News. ... read..


Iran's Isfahan "completely calm and secure," says state media report hours after strikes
Tehran | April 19, 2024 11:58:56 AM IST
The Central city of Isfahan is "completely calm and secure", Al Jazeera reported citing the country's Mehr News Agency on Friday, hours after explosions were reported near the city's airport. ... read..


Israel fires missiles in retaliatory strike against Iran, says US official
Washington | April 19, 2024 10:59:12 AM IST
Israel launched missile strikes against Tehran during early hours on Friday morning (local time), ABC News reported citing a senior US official. ... read..


Nawaz Sharif used Faizabad sit-in against institutions, claims Sunni Ittehad Council
Islamabad | April 19, 2024 10:58:36 AM IST
Chairman of the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), Sahibzada Hamid Raza, has asserted that the current prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif, and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif, utilised the Faizabad sit-in to protest against state in ... read..


Heavy rainfall expected across Pakistan till April 29
Islamabad | April 19, 2024 10:58:30 AM IST
As severe rainstorms continue to lash Pakistan, especially in parts of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs), District Disaste ... read..


"We should send rockets not at each other, but rather to the stars," says Elon Musk amid heightened Israel-Iran tensions
California | April 19, 2024 10:58:14 AM IST
Following the reports of Israeli strikes on Isfehan city in Central Iran, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, in a veiled comment on Friday has said that rockets should be sent to stars rather than at each other.Israel launched missile strikes against Tehran during earl ... read..


At UN, Iran warns of 'decisive response' to Israel's military actions
New York | April 19, 2024 7:57:46 AM IST
Iran's Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, warned Israel against taking any military actions targeting Iranian interests. He stated Iran has concluded its "defense and counteroffensive measures" and urged the international community to stop Israel ... read..


World Bank asks Pakistan govt to make tax reforms, remove exemptions on duties and sales tax
Islamabad | April 19, 2024 7:57:44 AM IST
The World Bank has asked the Pakistani government to make tax reforms and remove the exemptions on duties and sales tax, Pakistan-based ARY News reported. ... read..


Pakistan: JI chief Hafiz Naeem announces anti-government movement
Islamabad | April 19, 2024 7:57:36 AM IST
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan's newly-elected Ameer, Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, took the oath of office at the party headquarters in Mansoora on Thursday, Pakistan-based ARY News reported. ... read..


UAE and Colombian Presidents witness signing of UAE-Colombia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Middle East | April 19, 2024 7:57:34 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], April 19 (ANI/WAM): Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and Gustavo Petro, President of Colombia, have witnessed the signing of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the UAE a ... read..


Imran Khan's party leader calls Pakistan President Zardari 'illegal'
Islamabad | April 19, 2024 6:58:41 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Omar Ayub Khan called Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari "illegal," Pakistan-based Geo News reported. He made the remarks after Zardari emphasised the need for meaningful dialogue and called for political reconcilia ... read..


US vetoes UN Security Council resolution on Palestinian statehood
New York | April 19, 2024 6:58:37 AM IST
The United States on Thursday used its veto power to block a United Nations Security Council resolution on granting statehood to Palestine. ... read..


Welcome any country interested in using its voice to deter...: US
Washington, DC | April 19, 2024 4:58:18 AM IST
The US would welcome any country interested in using its voice to further deter the Russian offensive in Ukraine and play a positive role in helping release hostages and defeating Hamas amid the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip, US State Department Prin ... read..


Pakistan: Section 144 imposed in Punjab ahead of by-polls
Islamabad | April 19, 2024 3:58:15 AM IST
Ahead of the by-elections in different districts of Pakistan's Punjab, the provincial government has imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), Pakistan-based ARY News reported. ... read..


Kenyan military chief, nine others killed in helicopter crash
Nairobi | April 19, 2024 3:58:13 AM IST
Kenya's military chief, General Francis Ogolla, died in a helicopter crash in the country's western part on Thursday, Kenyan President William Ruto said in a televised address, CNN reported. ... read..


Israel deposits USD 7.6 million of seized Hamas terror funds into state coffers
Middle East | April 19, 2024 3:58:09 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], April 19 (ANI/TPS): The Israel's Ministry of Defence transferred 29 million shekels (USD 7.6 million) in Hamas funds seized by soldiers in the Gaza Strip to the Bank of Israel on Thursday. ... read..


US 'eager' to deepen, strengthen cooperation with partners in India
Washington, DC | April 19, 2024 2:58:21 AM IST
US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said on Thursday that the US is eager to continue deepening and strengthening its cooperation with partners in India. ... read..


US to vote 'no' on Palestinian statehood resolution at UN
Washington, DC | April 19, 2024 2:58:19 AM IST
The United States will vote against a United Nations Security Council resolution for Palestinian statehood in the UN, US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said at a press briefing on Thursday. ... read..


Russia denies entry to 235 Australian nationals in response to its sanctions against Ukraine invasion
Moscow | April 18, 2024 11:59:28 PM IST
In response to Australia's sanctions on Russian private individuals and legal entities, Russia's Foreign Ministry decided to indefinitely deny entry to 235 Australian nationals to Moscow. ... read..


UAE: DEWA concludes its participation in World Future Energy Summit 2024
Middle East | April 18, 2024 11:59:25 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)'s stand at the World Future Energy Summit 2024, hosted by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) from April 16-18, 2024 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) ... read..


Business community in Gilgit Baltistan organises protest against severe load shedding
Gilgit Baltistan | April 18, 2024 11:59:23 PM IST
The lumberjacks of Skardu in Gilgit Baltistan on Thursday staged a protest against regular power cuts in the area. ... read..


UAE's Remote Work System: A pillar of safety and efficiency amid changing work dynamics
Middle East | April 18, 2024 11:59:21 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): The remote work system in the United Arab Emirates has become a safety valve contributing to the preservation of the safety of society members and enabling them to perform their daily tasks and duties with ease and con ... read..


UAE: SCI to provide support to those affected by floods
Middle East | April 18, 2024 11:59:17 PM IST
Sharjah [UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): Sharjah Charity International (SCI) has announced that it has deployed all its teams to assist those who have been affected by the recent heavy rain in the country. ... read..


Sharjah Children's Book Illustration Award introduces new category for young artists
Middle East | April 18, 2024 11:59:01 PM IST
Sharjah [UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has introduced a new "Young Adults" category for the Sharjah Children's Book Illustration Award. Nominations are now being accepted, with submissions open until May 1st. ... read..


India lays foundation stone to build High Impact Community Development Projects in Nepal
Kathmandu | April 18, 2024 11:58:54 PM IST
India laid out foundation stone to build High Impact Community Development Project in Darchula district of Nepal on Thursday. ... read..


UAE, Costa Rica inaugurate new trade, investment era under CEPA
Middle East | April 18, 2024 11:58:37 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): Rodrigo Chaves Robles, President of Costa Rica, received Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, in the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, during a visit by a high-level delegation from the UAE. ... read..


IMF projects Pakistan's fiscal gap to widen to 7.4pc of GDP
Islamabad | April 18, 2024 10:59:16 PM IST
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday projected the Pakistan's fiscal deficit, the gap between total resources and expenditures, for the current fiscal year at 7.4 per cent of GDP, Dawn reported on Thursday. ... read..


US, UK impose sanctions on Iran in response to its strike on Israel
Washington, DC | April 18, 2024 10:58:46 PM IST
In response to Iran's unprecedented mass drone and missile strike on Israel, the United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on the actors involved in Tehran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program, including suppliers and customers, the White House said ... read..


Senior Hamas intelligence figure killed in airstrike, terrorists caught hiding in school
Middle East | April 18, 2024 10:58:40 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], April 18 (ANI/TPS): A senior Hamas intelligence figure was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces said on Thursday morning. Meanwhile, the IDF confirmed it arrested Palestinian terrorists hiding in a Gaza scho ... read..


ADNOC to redeem exchangeable bonds in ADNOC distribution upon maturity in June 2024
Middle East | April 18, 2024 10:58:44 PM IST
[UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced today that it intends to settle, via a cash payment, its US Dollar-denominated senior unsecured bonds (Exchangeable Bonds) in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for Distribution PJSC ... read..


Dubai airports reopens check-in procedures at terminal 3 for 'Emirates' and 'Flydubai'
Middle East | April 18, 2024 10:58:29 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): Dubai Airports has announced the reopening of check-in procedures at Terminal 3 for Emirates and Flydubai. ... read..


India to deliver first set of BrahMos missiles to Philippines tomorrow
New Delhi | April 18, 2024 10:58:19 PM IST
India is set to deliver the first set of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines as part of the USD 375 million deal between the two sides signed in 2022. ... read..


'Not detained, all of them are free to go': Iran envoy to India on Indians onboard ship seized by Tehran
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | April 18, 2024 10:58:03 PM IST
Iranian envoy to India, Iraj Elahi, has said that the Indian nationals, crew members of MSC Aries, are not detained and that they are free to go. ... read..


Jewish, Uyghur communities discuss refugee settlement in US, protect their culture
New York | April 18, 2024 9:00:25 PM IST
Representatives from Jewish and the Uyghur communities in New York jointly discussed how the refugees of these diasporas can live their lives in the US. Jews supported Uyghur emigration to and resettlement in the United States through their synagogues. ... read..


Philippines warns China of undermining regional peace in South China Sea, West Philippine Sea
Manila | April 18, 2024 8:59:34 PM IST
Following the strong opposition from China over the recently held trilateral summit between Japan, US and the Philippines, Manila warned China for the excessive maritime claims and aggressive behaviour, including its militarization of reclaimed features, ... read..


"Modi Ki Guarantee always delivers": EAM Jaishankar on safe return of Indian on-board ship seized by Iran
New Delhi | April 18, 2024 8:59:08 PM IST
External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar on Thursday lauded the efforts of the Indian Embassy in Iran for the safe return of one of the 17 Indians onboard the vessel seized by Iran and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's guarantee always delivers both ... read..


Pakistan rupee again loses value against US dollar, closes at 278.40 PKR
Islamabad | April 18, 2024 8:59:02 PM IST
Facing an economic crisis, the Pakistani currency has been losing its value against the US dollar and remained under pressure for the third consecutive session on Wednesday, Dawn reported on Thursday. ... read..


Pakistan: Islamabad High Court restores Bushra Bibi's plea for Adiala Jail transfer
Islamabad | April 18, 2024 8:58:51 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court restored a petition filed by Pakistan former First lady Bushra Bibi on Thursday, seeking her transfer from her residence in Bani Gala to Adiala Jail, reported ARY News. ... read..


Islamabad High Court moves Pakistan apex court to probe alleged interference by intelligence agencies
Islamabad | April 18, 2024 8:58:47 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court on Thursday moved the Pakistan apex court for probe into the allegations made by the IHC judges's of alleged interference by intelligence agencies, reported ARY News. ... read..


Pakistan Met Department imposes rain emergency in Karachi as downpour continues
Islamabad | April 18, 2024 8:58:43 PM IST
The Pakistan Meteorological Department imposed a rain emergency in Karachi on Thursday as a downpour continued in several regions, reported The News International. ... read..


Indonesia issues tsunami alert as volcano erupts in northern region
Jakarta | April 18, 2024 8:58:42 PM IST
Indonesia has issued tsunami alert after volcano erupted on the remote island, leading to evacuation of more than 11000 people, reported CNN. ... read..


What's happening in Xinjiang, Tibet is part of Chinese colonisation process, says UN expert
New York | April 18, 2024 8:58:19 PM IST
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, in collaboration with the World Uyghur Congress and Uyghur Human Rights Project, organised a conference in New York titled 'Beyond Concentration Camps: Forced Assimilation and China's Colonial Boarding Schools" to ... read..


EAM Jaishankar meets UN Assistance Mission chief, discusses current situation in Afghanistan
New Delhi | April 18, 2024 6:00:05 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expressed pleasure at welcoming Special Representative Roza Otunbayeva, head of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), here on Thursday morning. ... read..


Russia-India signs agreement to operate large research hub in New Delhi
New Delhi | April 18, 2024 5:58:48 PM IST
The Higher School of Economics, located in Russia, and the University of Delhi signed an agreement on strategic cooperation and joint actions, and a large research hub will begin operating at the partner university here. ... read..


One of 17 Indian crew members on board Israel-linked vessel seized by Iran returns home
New Delhi | April 18, 2024 5:58:44 PM IST
In a major diplomatic win for New Delhi, Ann Tessa Joseph from Thrissur, Kerala, one of the 17 Indian crew members of the Israel-linked cargo ship 'MSC Aries' that was seized by Iran on April 13, returned safely to her homeland, the Ministry of External A ... read..


Indian Embassy in Dubai facilitate Indian stranded passengers, connect with their families as rain lashes UAE
New Delhi | April 18, 2024 5:58:40 PM IST
As heavy rain lashes the Gulf nation, the Indian Embassy in Dubai on Thursday emphasised that they are in constant touch with the UAE authorities and airlines, and have facilitated connect between stranded Indian passengers and their family here. ... read..


"Nawaz Sharif will hold talks, but PTI founder Imran Khan won't," says PML-N leader Sanaullah
Islamabad | April 18, 2024 4:00:51 PM IST
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Rana Sanaullah, urged cooperation on Wednesday in order to pull the nation out of its current predicament, stating that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan will not be available for negotiations, ... read..


US Defence Secretary lauds ties with India, calls jet engine deal revolutionary
Washington, DC | April 18, 2024 4:00:27 PM IST
Lauding the partnership with India, the United States Secretary of Defence, Lloyd Austin, has said that the deal between the two nations to produce jet weapons in collaboration is revolutionary. ... read..


UAE, Costa Rica seal economic partnership agreement to boost investment ties
Abu Dhabi | April 18, 2024 4:00:05 PM IST
United Arab Emirates and Costa Rica have signed the UAE-Costa Rica Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) on Wednesday with the aim of enhancing bilateral relations, Al Arabiya News reported citing Emirates News Agency. ... read..


Over 11000 people evacuated as volcano erupts in northern Indonesia, air travel disrupted in region
Jakarta | April 18, 2024 3:59:54 PM IST
More than 11,000 people have been evacuated after a volcanic eruption in the province of North Sulawesi Indonesia, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday. ... read..


Port city Gwadar submerges as torrential rains wreak havoc in Balochistan
Gwadar (Balochistan) | April 18, 2024 3:59:53 PM IST
The port city of Gwadar was flooded by a fresh round of rainfall that caused devastation in other parts of Balochistan as well, according to ARY News. ... read..


Indonesia, key Indo-Pacific 'strategic spectator' agrees to strengthen cooperation with China
Jakarta | April 18, 2024 3:59:00 PM IST
At a time when Indo-Pacific maritime issues have gripped several nations, Indonesia's Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, has said that Jakarta and Beijing have agreed upon strengthening cooperation and bilateral relations. ... read..


Umm Al Emarat Park to host kids' recycling workshop in celebration of Earth Day
Middle East | April 18, 2024 3:58:56 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): Umm Al Emarat Park joins forces with Vine Communities to host an engaging recycling workshop tailored for children in celebration of Earth Day, marked annually on April 22. ... read..


Russian peacekeeping troops start withdrawal from Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh
Baku | April 18, 2024 3:58:54 PM IST
Moscow's years-long military involvement in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan has come to an end with the withdrawal of Russian peacekeeping forces from there, Al Jazeera reported, citing officials. ... read..


UAE a reliable partner and trade gateway to Middle East, Gulf countries: Costa Rican Trade Minister
Middle East | April 18, 2024 3:58:52 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): Manuel Tovar, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, hails the UAE as a "reliable partner and trade gateway" to the Middle East and Gulf countries, following the signing of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement ... read..


ADJD conducts mock trials for Faculty of Law students at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Middle East | April 18, 2024 3:58:50 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) recently organised a mock judicial session for students from the College of Law at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, aiming to bridge the gap between academic learning and real-world l ... read..


Elon Musk's X says working with Pakistan government to "understand concerns"
Islamabad | April 18, 2024 3:58:37 PM IST
Elon Musk-owned social media platform X, which has faced disruptions in Pakistan since February, has stated that it continues work with the Pakistani Government to understand their concerns, Dawn reported. ... read..


Drought fuelled by 'El Nino' pushes Ecuador to declare energy emergency
Guayaquil | April 18, 2024 11:58:50 AM IST
Colombia has reduced its electricity exports to its neighbour Ecuador due to a drought exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern, where an energy emergency has since been declared, Al Jazeera reported. ... read..


US: New York Capitol hit by cyberattack, budget deal delayed
New York | April 18, 2024 11:58:36 AM IST
The computer infrastructure of the New York State Legislature appeared to be the target of an alleged cyberattack overnight on Tuesday, delaying the already weeks-overdue state budget negotiations, reported The Hill. ... read..


Pakistan: Arrest warrant issued against Gilgit-Baltistan's former CM in fake degree case
Gilgit-Baltistan | April 18, 2024 10:58:46 AM IST
A senior Civil Judge has issued an arrest warrant for Khalid Khurshid Khan, the former chief minister (CM) of Gilgit-Baltistan in a fake degree case, according to ARY News. ... read..


US, China keenly await outcome of Solomon Islands polls
Honiara | April 18, 2024 10:58:33 AM IST
As voters cast their ballots for parliamentary elections on Wednesday, the first since the incumbent Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare signed a 'security pact' with China in 2022, the United States and China are keeping a close watch. ... read..


Pakistan: Imran Khan condemns alleged law violations in Bahawalnagar, says "law of jungle" prevailing in country
Islamabad | April 18, 2024 10:58:31 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan has strongly criticized the recent events in Bahawalnagar, alleging that powerful individuals not only violated the law but also sought impunity, The Express Tribune reported. ... read..


Pakistan Election Commission hands over 6.23 million ballot papers to returning officers for by-elections
Islamabad | April 18, 2024 8:58:06 AM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) handed over 6.23 million ballot papers to concerned returning officers (ROs) for by-elections in 21 constituencies, ARY News reported, citing sources. ... read..


At least 17 people killed in Russian missile attack in Chernihiv, says Ukraine
Kyiv | April 18, 2024 7:58:18 AM IST
Amid the ongoing conflict between Kyiv and Moscow, at least 17 people were killed and several others were injured after three Russian missiles hit a busy downtown district of Chernihiv in Ukraine just before noon on Wednesday (local time), The New York Ti ... read..


UAE and Costa Rican Presidents witness signing of UAE-Costa Rica Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Middle East | April 18, 2024 6:58:14 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], April 18 (ANI/WAM): UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Rodrigo Chaves Robles, President of Costa Rica, have witnessed the signing of the UAE-Costa Rica Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) during a virtua ... read..


Pakistan: PPP nominates Sherry Rehman as its parliamentary leader in Senate
Islamabad | April 18, 2024 6:58:08 AM IST
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has nominated Senator Sherry Rehman as its parliamentary leader in Pakistan's Senate, Pakistan-based ARY News reported. Senate Chairman Yousaf Raza Gillani congratulated Senator Rehman on being nominated for the post. ... read..


US continues to stress importance of de-escalation amid rising tensions between Iran and Israel
Washington, DC | April 18, 2024 6:58:04 AM IST
As tensions between Israel and Iran escalate, the US emphasises the importance of avoiding further escalation and collaborating with regional and global partners to formulate a "unified diplomatic" response to Iran's "reckless and irresponsible behaviour, ... read..


Netanyahu tells European Foreign Ministers no famine in Gaza
Middle East | April 18, 2024 5:59:21 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], April 18 (ANI/TPS): Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday met at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem with British Foreign Secretary David Cameron and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock. ... read..


US: Biden offers support to Johnson's bill for Israel and Ukraine, calls for vote this week
Washington, DC | April 18, 2024 4:58:28 AM IST
US President Joe Biden has offered support to US House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson's proposal for three separate bills providing US aid to Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific, The Hill reported. ... read..


Biden says he'll urge US trade representative to consider tripling of tariffs on steel, aluminium imports from China
Washington, DC | April 18, 2024 4:58:24 AM IST
US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he would urge US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to consider tripling the tariff rates for steel and aluminium imports from China if the investigation into the Chinese government's trade practices confirms ... read..


"Support reforms to UN institutions": US on Musk's remarks on India's permanent UNSC seat
Washington, DC | April 18, 2024 3:59:05 AM IST
The US has offered support for reforms to United Nations institutions, including the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said in a press briefing on Wednesday. ... read..


11 injured as rocket strikes Israeli Community Center
Middle East | April 18, 2024 3:59:01 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], April 18 (ANI/TPS): Eleven people were injured when a rocket fired by Hezbollah directly hit a community center in the Bedouin village of Arab al-Aramshe in Israel's Western Galilee region on Wednesday. ... read..


Pakistan: Kissan Ittehad to hold protest over low wheat support prices on April 19
Islamabad | April 18, 2024 3:59:00 AM IST
Kissan Ittehad chairman Khalid Hussain Bath said on Wednesday that the farmers will stage a sit-in in Pakistan over low wheat support prices on April 19, Pakistan-based ARY News reported. ... read..


Israel will make its own decision to defend itself, says Benjamin Netanyahu
Tel Aviv | April 18, 2024 2:58:49 AM IST
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed at a cabinet meeting that Israel will make its own decisions and do whatever is necessary to protect itself, even if it contradicts the advice given by its allies, as reported by The Times of Israel. ... read..


Death toll from floods in Afghanistan rises to 66: Taliban-led ministry
Kabul | April 18, 2024 2:58:45 AM IST
The Taliban-led Ministry of State for Natural Disaster Management in Afghanistan has confirmed that the death toll in the recent floods has gone up to 66, the Afghanistan-based Khaama Press reported. ... read..


Australian woman charged with vandalising pro-Palestinian posters in Kochi
Ernakulam (Kerala) | April 18, 2024 12:29:27 AM IST
A Jewish Australian woman, travelling to Kerala, was charged with vandalising pro-Palestinian posters in the Jangar area of Fort Kochi, Ernakulam, on Wednesday. ... read..


Australian woman arrested for vandalising pro-Palestinian posters in Kochi
Ernakulam (Kerala) | April 18, 2024 12:29:10 AM IST
A Jewish Australian woman, travelling to Kerala, was arrested for vandalising pro-Palestinian posters in the Jangar area of Fort Kochi, Ernakulam, on Wednesday. ... read..


PoK: Conflict arises between traders, local administration in GB over advertisement boards
Gilgit Baltistan | April 17, 2024 11:29:34 PM IST
The local businessmen in Pakistan and the local administration conflicted in the Jatial city of Gilgit Baltistan because of the city's action against private advertisement boards. ... read..


UAE: Jebel Ali Port operations continue normally, says DP World
Middle East | April 17, 2024 11:29:08 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], April 17 (ANI/WAM): DP World affirmed that port operations are continuing normally at Jebel Ali despite the recent adverse weather conditions, and all terminals and gates remain open. ... read..


UAE: MoI announces end of weather fluctuations, efforts continue to complete recovery phase
Middle East | April 17, 2024 11:29:04 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], April 17 (ANI/WAM): The Ministry of Interior (MoI), in collaboration with the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, the National Centre of Meteorology, and strategic partners, has announced the end of the weather f ... read..


Abu Dhabi to host Annual Investment Meeting 2024 on May 7
Middle East | April 17, 2024 11:29:01 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], April 17 (ANI/WAM): The AIM (Annual Investment Meeting) Congress 2024, the premier global investment platform, is set to convene in Abu Dhabi from May 7-9, 2024, under the theme "Adapting to a Shifting Investment Landscape: Harnessing New ... read..


Pakistan: Sindh Chief Minister inducts 8 more ministers into cabinet
Sindh | April 17, 2024 11:28:55 PM IST
The Chief Minister of Sindh province in Pakistan, Syed Murad Ali Shah inducted eight more ministers into his cabinet, ARY News reported. ... read..


Ancient skeletons unearthed in France disclose Italian Mafia-style killings
Paris | April 17, 2024 11:29:10 PM IST
Over 5,500 years ago, two women were tied up and probably buried alive in a ritual sacrifice in France using a form of torture associated today with the Italian Mafia, an analysis of skeletons discovered at an archaeological site showed, according to CNN. ... read..


UAE: AD Ports Group to establish Youth Council
Middle East | April 17, 2024 11:28:52 PM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], April 17 (ANI/WAM): AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading global facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade, has announced the establishment of its "Youth Council" in coordination with the Federal Youth Authority. This is in line wi ... read..


Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 strikes Japan's Nagasaki
Nagasaki | April 17, 2024 11:28:41 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck the Nagasaki city of Japan on Wednesday evening, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said. ... read..


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