Friday, October 18, 2019

Moscow, Riyadh to sign agreement on launching satellite from Saudi Arabia: RDIF
Middle East | October 14, 2019 12:41:34 PM IST
Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], Oct 14 (Sputnik/ANI): Russia and Saudi Arabia will sign an agreement on launching a satellite from the kingdom's territory with the use of Russian technologies, as per Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) CEO Kirill Dmitriev. ... read..

UN chief condoles loss of lives by typhoon in Japan
United Nations | Monday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he was saddened by the loss of life and extensive destruction caused by Typhoon Hagibis in Japan. ... read..

Singapore adds Bangalore to its Global Innovation Alliance
Asia | October 14, 2019 12:11:37 PM IST
Singapore announced the addition of India to its Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) tech startup network, which will connect the island nation's fledgeling tech companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to India's technology ecosystem. ... read..

Trudeau wears bulletproof vest for election campaign after security threat
Others | October 14, 2019 12:11:32 PM IST
Ottawa [Canada], Oct 14 (Xinhua/ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest to a campaign rally in Toronto recently in response to an unspecified security threat, as per local media. ... read..

New Delhi: Dutch King, Queen meet President Kovind, PM Modi
New Delhi | October 14, 2019 11:42:03 AM IST
The King of The Netherlands, Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima met President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday at Rashtrapati Bhawan. ... read..

Pakistan now using children to peddle hatred against India
Islamabad | October 14, 2019 11:41:41 AM IST
In a new low Pakistan, after failing to counter India over the abrogation of Article 370, is now using children to peddle and propagate hate against its neighbour. ... read..

New Delhi: Dutch King, Queen pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi
New Delhi | October 14, 2019 11:41:36 AM IST
The King of The Netherlands, Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima on Monday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. ... read..

Khamenei calls for political solution to Yemeni war
Tehran | Monday, 2019 11:15:06 AM IST
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for ending the Yemeni war, the media reported. ... read..

Macron, Merkel call for end to Turkey's Syria offensive
Paris | Monday, 2019 10:15:06 AM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called for the end of Turkish offensive in Syria. ... read..

Significant work still to do on Brexit deal: Johnson
London | Monday, 2019 8:45:06 AM 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..

Nepal, China ink 18 MoUs during Xi visit
Kathmandu | Monday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
Nepal and China inked 18 MoUs and two letters of exchange on Sunday during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the first such high level visit in over two decades. ... read..

Vice President Naidu interacts with Indian diaspora in Sierra Leone
Freetown | October 14, 2019 6:41:31 AM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday (local time) interacted with the Indian community in Sierra Leone. ... read..

Ecuador: Seven dead, more than 1000 injured in mass protests against abolition of fuel subsidies
Quito | October 14, 2019 5:41:30 AM IST
At least seven people have been killed and 1,340 were injured during the ongoing mass protests in Ecuador against the government's decision to abolish fuel subsidies. ... read..

Dozens of high-value IS detainees left behind by US Forces in Syria
Washington | October 14, 2019 5:11:30 AM IST
The American military was unable to carry out a plan to transfer about five dozen "high value" Islamic State detainees out of Kurdish-run wartime prisons, The New York Times reported on Sunday (local time). ... read..

Kurdish administration announces agreement with Damascus for deployment of troops near Turkish border
Damascus | October 14, 2019 4:11:35 AM IST
Amidst the ongoing Turkish offensive in the region, the Kurdish administration in northern Syria has announced a deal with the Damascus government on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey to confront Ankara's offensive. ... read..

Merkel asks Turkey to end military offensive in Syria
Berlin | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday called for an immediate end of the Turkish military operation in northern Syria in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ... read..

Extradition of Dawood's key aide to Pak brings Indo-Thai ties under cloud
Bangkok | October 14, 2019 1:41:32 AM IST
The extradition of one of the key aides of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to Pakistan has brought the bilateral ties between India and Thailand under a cloud, according to a media report. ... read..

UN condemns mosque attack in Burkina Faso
Others | October 13, 2019 11:41:45 PM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday (local time) strongly condemned the attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso, which killed at least 15 worshipers. ... read..

26 killed as typhoon Hagibis hits Japan (3rd Lead)
Tokyo | Sunday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Japan has launched a huge operation to provide humanitarian assistance and assess the damage wrought by typhoon Hagibis after its hurricane-force winds and torrential rain killed at least 26 people and sparked major flooding. ... read..

Angela Merkel demands immediate end to Turkish offensive in Syria
Berlin | October 13, 2019 11:11:55 PM IST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday (local time) called for an immediate end of the Turkish military operation in northern Syria during a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ... read..

Syria rules out talks with Kurdish forces amid Turkish assault
Damascus | October 13, 2019 11:11:50 PM IST
Governor of Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah, Jayez Mousa, has ruled out the possibility of having talks with the Kurdish forces amid the ongoing Turkish assault in the northern region of the war-torn country, the state media reported on Sunday. ... read..

Toll rises to 35 as typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan
Asia | October 13, 2019 10:41:43 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], Oct 13 (ANI/Xinhua): At least 35 people have so far been killed and 17 others are missing as typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan including Tokyo's metropolitan area, causing multiple rivers to overflow and power blackouts in 376,000 houses ... read..

India extends Line of Credit worth USD 30 mn to Sierra Leone for irrigation development
Freetown | October 13, 2019 10:41:40 PM IST
India and Sierra Leone on Sunday signed six agreements including a Line of Credit to the tune of USD 30 million for irrigation development in Tomabum to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production. ... read..

With friends China, Malaysia, Turkey in FATF, Pak likely to stay in grey list
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog for terror financing and money laundering, meets in Paris for its crucial plenary, it will most likely vote to keep Pakistan in the grey list. ... read..

Brazil gets first female saint
Vatican City | Sunday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Mara Rita de Souza Brito Lopes Pontes, known as "Irma Dulce" and considered to be the Brazilian equivalent to Mother Teresa on Sunday became the first woman born in the South American country to be declared a saint. ... read..

Turkish forces kill 2 Kurdish fighters, seize Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain
Washington D.C. | October 13, 2019 9:11:33 PM IST
Turkish-backed Syrian Arab fighters on Saturday (local time) killed at least two Kurdish prisoners, including the head of a Kurdish political party. ... read..

130,000 displaced as Turkey ramps up Syria offensive
Damascus/Ankara | Sunday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
At least 130,000 people have been displaced as Turkey has intensified its offensive against the Kurdish militias in northern Syria, the UN said in a statement on Sunday. ... read..

California bans animal fur products
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
California has become the first US state to ban the manufacture and sale of animal fur. ... read..

Brexit plans centre stage in Queen's Speech
London | Sunday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Measures to help the UK prosper after Brexit are to be set out in the Queen's Speech slated for Monday, the government said on Sunday. ... read..

Let's finish this off: Johnson's last-ditch plea to EU
London | Sunday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will offer a last ditch plea to the European Union (EU) To help him "finish off" Brexit as a backlash from Conservative party hardliners and the Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) have threatened to derail h ... read..

Japan: Toll in typhoon Hagibis reaches 26
Tokyo | October 13, 2019 7:11:40 PM IST
At least 26 people have died and 175 others left injured in typhoon Hagibis. As many as 18 people are missing. ... read..

Pak delegation leaves for Paris to attend FATF meeting
Islamabad | October 13, 2019 7:11:33 PM IST
A delegation of Pakistani officials on Sunday evening left for Paris to attend a crucial session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in the French capital where the global terror financing watchdog is due to announce its decision on the country's ' ... read..

Dubai-based Indian donates $140,756 to alma mater
Dubai | Sunday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
A Dubai-based Indian businessman has donated $140,756 to his alma mater NIT Warangal to help set up a state-of-the-art Innovation and Incubation centre. ... read..

18 killed as super typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan (2nd Lead)
Tokyo | Sunday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
At least 18 people have been killed and 13 were reported missing on Sunday after the powerful super typhoon Hagibis ravaged central and eastern Japan, with torrential rains causing a number of rivers to overflow into residential areas of the country. ... read..

Under time pressure to answer, people generally lie to you
New York | Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
When asked to answer questions quickly and impulsively - be it at work or home - people may lie to you by responding with a socially desirable answer rather than an honest one, say researchers. ... read..

JFE Engineering introduces new president of environment Group Company
Tokyo | October 13, 2019 6:11:36 PM IST
JFE Engineering Group, a well known industrial waste plant builder, recently established a new company named 'J&T Recycling Corporation' which combines recycling, power generation, and electricity business. ... read..

Data technology is rapidly expanding and creating innovation all over the world
Tokyo | October 13, 2019 5:41:36 PM IST
NTT Communications Forum 2019 was recently held in Tokyo to promote the digital transformation of society and technology to realise One Smart World with Artificial Intelligence (AI) as one of the main themes in the exhibition. ... read..

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves for Beijing after concluding Nepal visit
Kathmandu | October 13, 2019 5:11:39 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping left for China after concluding a two-day visit to Nepal during which he signed multiple agreements with the Himalayan kingdom. ... read..

Xi pledges enhanced cooperation between Nepal, China
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping said here that the his country was ready to enhance communication and cooperation with Nepal and jointly consolidate the friendship between the two countries. ... read..

California continues to battle wildfires
San Francisco | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Firefighters have continued to contain the blazing wildfires in Southern California, while some evacuation orders have been lifted for residents. ... read..

Senator Warren attacks Facebook with intentional fake ad
Washington | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
In an apparent embarrassment for Facebook, Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has successfully run a fake ad on the social media platform that claimed "Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook just endorsed Donald Trump for re-election". ... read..

Populist political wave now penetrates Canada
Ottawa | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
A populist political wave has seemed to arrive in Canada, which goes to polls on October 21, as immigration has become one of the hot topics of debate, with conservative parties vowing to limit migrant numbers. ... read..

Nepal-China ink 18 agreements, 2 letters of understanding
Kathmandu | October 13, 2019 4:41:34 PM IST
Nepal and China on Sunday inked 18 agreements and two letters of understanding of exchange following the conclusion of the state visit of President Xi Jinping to the Himalayan nation. ... read..

As Xi visited Nepal, police arrests 22 Tibet activists
Kathmandu (Nepal) | October 13, 2019 4:11:34 PM IST
Nepal police have arrested 22 Tibet activists in Kathmandu as the country is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for the two-day visit. ... read..

Toll reaches 9 as typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan (Lead)
Tokyo | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Nine people were killed, and around 100 people injured as of Sunday as super typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan, including the Tokyo metropolitan area, with many rivers overflowing into residential areas. ... read..

Japan's Hagibis typhoon: PM Modi condoles loss of lives
New Delhi | October 13, 2019 3:41:40 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered condoled the loss of lives caused by super-typhoon Hagibis in Japan and appreciated Tokyo's "preparedness" against natural disasters. ... read..

Japan: Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; 2 dead
Tokyo | October 13, 2019 3:41:34 PM IST
Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on the Izu Peninsula on Saturday evening, bringing heavy downpours and winds that have claimed the lives of two persons and injured at least 70 others. ... read..

Dragon and Elephant Dance is only correct choice for China, India: Xi
Beijing | October 13, 2019 3:11:44 PM IST
Emphasising that India and China should resolve issues through communication, Chinese president Xi Jinping has said that two Asian giants should help each other to "brighten up" each other. ... read..

Chinese President held talks with Nepalese PM
Kathmandu | October 13, 2019 3:11:35 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday held bilateral talks with Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. ... read..

Nepal: Gas leak causes fire at a refugee camp, injures one
Kathmandu | October 13, 2019 3:11:33 PM IST
One person was injured after a huge fire triggered by a gas leak burned down huts at a refugee camp in Jhapa district of Nepal on Sunday. ... read..

20,000 Kurds demonstrate in Germany against Turkish offensive in Syria
Berlin | October 13, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
Around 20,000 Kurdish people took to streest across Germany opposing the Turkish Military aggression against Kurds in northern Syria. ... read..

Imran to discuss security issues with Khamenei, Rouhani
Islamabad | Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan would visit Iran on Sunday as part of his initiative to promote peace in the region and discuss security concerns in the Gulf with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, a Foreign Offi ... read..

Pak PM Imran Khan departs for Iran on a day-long visit
Islamabad | October 13, 2019 2:41:40 PM IST
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan left for Tehran on Sunday for a day-long visit to meet the Iranian leadership. ... read..

Pak Railways to operate special train for Sikh community
Islamabad | Sunday, 2019 2:15:06 PM IST
The Pakistan Railways (PR) will on Sunday operate a special train from Nankana Sahib railway station to Karachi to facilitate members of the Sikh community on the 550th birth anniversary Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism. ... read..

Test for Pak as FATF meets to scrutinise compliance report
Brussels | October 13, 2019 2:11:46 PM IST
It's a testing time for Pakistan to prove the measures taken against outfits and persons involved in offences of money-laundering and terror financing as Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary and Working Group meetings begin in Paris from Monday. ... read..

Afghanistan: Taliban militants kill governor of Jaghatu district
Wardak | October 13, 2019 1:41:33 PM IST
Taliban militants on Sunday killed the governor of the Jaghatu district of Afghanistan's Wardak, Raz Mohammad Waziri. ... read..

Embattled Trump's manoeuvres leave chaos in their wake
Boston | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
As President, Donald Trump comes with an in built Sui generis, master of four dimensional chess, he has now stated that he will take the fight to the enemy camp by suing Congress which is at the centrifuge of the pincer attack on him. Equally, President T ... read..

Burkina Faso: 15 killed in mosque attack
Others | October 13, 2019 12:41:34 PM IST
Ouagadougou [Burkina Faso], Oct 13 (Xinhua/ANI): At least 15 people were killed in a mosque attack by unidentified gunmen on Friday in northern Burkina Faso, a local source told Xinhua. ... read..

75 Turkish soldiers killed in SDF attack in Ras al-Ain
Ras al-Ain | October 13, 2019 11:41:38 AM IST
At least 75 Turkish soldiers were killed in attacks launched by Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Ras al-Ain, Kurdish media reported on Sunday.At least 19 more have suffered injuries in the attacks, reported Sputnik. ... read..

Police officer in Texas fatally shoots woman inside her own house
US | October 13, 2019 11:41:36 AM IST
Texas [US], Oct 13 (Sputnik/ANI): A Texas police officer on Saturday shot dead a black woman in her own home after coming there to respond to a call about an open front door in the house, local police said in a statement. ... read..

Japan hit by worst storm in decades
Tokyo | Sunday, 2019 10:45:07 AM IST
Torrential rain and tornado-like winds are lashing large parts of Japan, as the country endures what could be its worst storm for 60 years. ... read..

Japan's Hagibis typhoon: Death toll rises to 14, 16 missing
Tokyo | October 13, 2019 10:11:37 AM IST
The number of people killed in Typhoon Hagibis in Japan has increased to 14 while 16 people remained missing, Sputnik reported on Sunday. ... read..

IMF calls for connecting dots between sustainable finance and financial stability
Washington DC | October 13, 2019 10:11:34 AM IST
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues can have a material impact on the performance of firms and stability of a financial system more broadly, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). ... read..

Testing time for Pakistan as FATF meets to scrutinise compliance report
Brussels | October 13, 2019 8:41:33 AM IST
It's a testing time for Pakistan to prove the measures taken against outfits and persons involved in offences of money-laundering and terror financing as Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary and Working Group meetings begin in Paris from Monday. ... read..

Chinese president in Nepal on two-day state visit
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari and her visiting Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held bilateral talks in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu on Saturday evening, as they focused on various aspects and dimensions of the Nepal-China relations. ... read..

US Forces say Turkey deliberately fired at American troop positions in Syria's Kobani
US | October 13, 2019 6:41:34 AM IST
Washington [US], Oct 13 (ANI/Sputnik): Turkey deliberately fired artillery shells at American troop positions in Syria's Kobani, a report has claimed amidst Ankara's ongoing offensive in the region. ... read..

Dragon and Elephant Dance correct choice for China-India ties: Xi
Beijing | Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
To achieve a "Dragon and Elephant Dance" is the only correct choice for China and India relations, suggested Chinese President Xi Jinping during his talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Mahabalipuram informal summit in Tamil Nadu. ... read..

Sierra Leonean Foreign Minister calls on Vice President Naidu
Freetown | October 13, 2019 5:11:32 AM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu during his ongoing visit to Sierra Leone, met the country's Foreign Minister Nabeela Farida Tunis on Saturday (local time). ... read..

Ecuador: President Moreno puts national capital under curfew, military control
Quito | October 13, 2019 4:41:30 AM IST
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno on Saturday placed the national capital under curfew and military control following several days of mass protests against his decree cancelling fuel subsidies. ... read..

Trump shows fortitude as vultures circle up above
New York | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
A week it is said is too long in polity. After the slow burn initially, things have now begun to gather pace from what Trump describes as partisan witch-hunt to a impeachment probe careening out of control. ... read..

France suspends arms sales to Turkey over military incursions in Syria
Paris | October 13, 2019 4:11:30 AM IST
France on Saturday (local time) said it has decided to suspend arms sales to Turkey over its ongoing military incursions in Syria. ... read..

'Financial concerns' raised at UK charity endorsed by Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat
London | October 13, 2019 3:11:31 AM IST
The Charity Commission has said that it is looking into 'potential financial concerns' at Wakefield charity Penny Appeal. ... read..

China to conduct feasibility study of trans-border railway: Xi announces during Nepal visit
Kathmandu | October 13, 2019 2:11:34 AM IST
China would carry out a feasibility study on trans-border railways linking Nepal with the Sino land, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Saturday. ... read..

Vice President Naidu arrives in Sierra Leone
Freetown | October 13, 2019 2:11:33 AM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday (local time) arrived in Freetown on the second leg of his ongoing five-day visit to Union of Comoros and Sierra Leone. ... read..

Indo-US joint military exercise 'Vajra Prahar' to take place in Seattle from October 13
Washington | October 13, 2019 2:11:30 AM IST
The 10th edition of the joint military exercise 'Vajra Prahar' between India and the US will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Seattle from October 13-28. ... read..

Lifetime ban if lawmaker resigns prematurely: Mann
Dhaka (Punjab) | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
AAP Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann on Saturday demanded a life ban on lawmakers for re-contesting polls if they resign from their seat prematurely. ... read..

Zambia to host India-Southern Africa Regional Conclave Summit
Lusaka | Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Zambia will host the India-Southern Africa Regional Conclave Summit aimed at bolstering economic ties between India and Africa, a senior government official said on Friday. ... read..

Four arrested for destroying power pylon in Afghanistan
Kabul | Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Four militants, allegedly affiliated with the Taliban outfit, have been arrested on charge of destroying a power pylon in Afghanistan's eastern Parwan province, a statement said on Saturday. ... read..

China pledges NPR 56 billion financial assistance to Nepal
Kathmandu | October 12, 2019 11:42:01 PM IST
China on Saturday pledged to provide financial assistance of NPR 56 billion to Nepal over a period of two years. ... read..

Pak regrets Afghanistan's decision to close consulate in Peshawar over market ownership dispute
Islamabad | October 12, 2019 11:41:51 PM IST
Pakistan on Saturday regretted Afghanistan's decision to close its consulate in Peshawar over the market ownership dispute and urged the country to immediately review the move. ... read..

5.2 magnitude earthquake rattles China
Beijing | October 12, 2019 11:41:46 PM IST
An earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale struck southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Saturday, China Earthquake Networks Center said. ... read..

Top US senator accuses Pakistan of supporting Taliban, al-Qaeda in Afghanistan
New Delhi | October 12, 2019 11:11:43 PM IST
A top US senator has accused Pakistan of supporting terror groups like the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and harbouring terrorists belonging to these groups in the war-torn country. ... read..

LS Speaker Om Birla arrives in Serbia to attend 141st IPU Assembly
Belgrade | October 12, 2019 10:41:32 PM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla arrived in Serbia on Friday to attend the 141st Assembly of the Inter Parliamentarian Union (IPU) slated to be held here from October 13 to October 17. ... read..

Venice presents plan to tackle climate change
Copenhagen | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
In a bid to save its heritage, the Italian city of Venice has presented a plan to tackle the effects of climate change, calling for responsible tourism at this years C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen. ... read..

Iran hails efforts to mediate talks with Saudis: FM
Tehran | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Tehran welcomed efforts by intermediaries to arrange mediation talks with Saudi Arabia, including those by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who is due to arrive here on Saturday. ... read..

Turkey denies attacking US troops in Syria (Lead)
Ankara | Saturday, 2019 9:15:06 PM IST
The Turkish government on Saturday denied that its Army had launched attacks on US special forces deployed in northeastern Syria, as it was earlier claimed by the Pentagon. ... read..

Japan: Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; 1 dead
Tokyo | October 12, 2019 9:11:49 PM IST
Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on the Izu Peninsula on Saturday evening, bringing heavy downpours and winds that have claimed the lives of two persons and injured at least 70 others. ... read..

Pak likely to remain in FATF grey list: Think-tank
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 8:15:06 PM IST
Ahead of next week's Paris meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a Netherlands-based think-tank has said that despite the scathing indictment by the Asia Pacific Group (APG), Pakistan is likely to remain on FATF's grey list. ... read..

Iran can help settle Turkey-Syria crisis: Diplomat
Tehran | Saturday, 2019 8:15:06 PM IST
Iran has the capacity to help settle the crisis between Turkey and Syria, Ramin Mehmanparast, an Iranian diplomat, said with reference to recent conflicts and military operation of Turkey in the northern Syria. ... read..

UN institutes austerity measure as cashflow crisis worsens
United Nations | Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The iconic fountains in front of the UN headquarters will be stilled symbolically on Monday as the cash-strapped organisation adopts stricter austerity measures to stave off a crisis. ... read..

US: 4 killed in Brooklyn shooting
New York | October 12, 2019 7:11:38 PM IST
Four people were killed and three others sustained injuries in a shooting incident that took place in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, a spokesperson for the New York Police Department said. ... read..

Iran vows response to missile attack on oil tanker
Tehran | October 12, 2019 7:11:35 PM IST
Iran said on Saturday that it will respond to Friday's missile attack on state-owned oil tanker vessel run by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) after it was hit by two missiles near the Saudi port city of Jeddah. ... read..

India relaxes e-visa policy for Chinese nationals
Beijing | October 12, 2019 7:11:33 PM IST
India has announced significant relaxations in its e-visa policy for Chinese nationals, the Indian embassy in Beijing said, at a time when the leaders of the two nations had met for the second informal summit. ... read..

UAE-based Indian expat's visa case goes viral online
Dubai | Saturday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
A Dubai-based Indian expat's plea regarding his passport taken away from him and being kept as a collateral against a bank loan has gone viral on Twitter ... read..

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Kathmandu after India visit
Kathmandu | October 12, 2019 6:41:32 PM IST
Hours after concluding informal summit with Prime Minister Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Kathmandu for his two-day visit to the Himalayan country. ... read..

PM Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on Nov 8: Harsimrat Badal
New Delhi | October 12, 2019 6:11:41 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the much-awaited Kartarpur corridor, connecting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab's Gurdaspur with Darbar Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan, on November 8. ... read..

Afghanistan shuts down Consulate in Peshawar
Peshawar/Kabul | Saturday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
The Afghan Consulate in Peshawar has been shut down after repeated attacks on a market in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital city and also taking down of the Afghan national flag, it was reported on Saturday. ... read..

Japan braces for powerful typhoon Hagibis
Tokyo | Saturday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
Japan is bracing for super typhoon Hagibis, considered one of the most powerful storms in the Pacific this season, as it is expected to make landfall in the country main island of Honshu later in the day. ... read..

Several agreements to be inked during Xi's Nepal visit
Kathmandu | Saturday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
Nepal will roll out the red carpet for Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is paying a two-day state visit to the Himalayan nation from Saturday, during which several agreements are set to be inked. ... read..

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