Sunday, November 17, 2019

Unable to tackle locust swarms, Sindh minister suggests Karachiites to make biryani of insects
Islamabad | November 12, 2019 2:11:37 AM IST
Karachiites are witnessing swarms of locusts descending upon their city from Balochistan's coastal areas. Taking a jibe over the situation, Sindh minister of agriculture Ismail Rahu has asked the people to take advantage of the situation calmly by prepari ... read..

Influential Pak cleric Maulana Fazlur Rehman continues sit-in to topple Imran's govt
Islamabad | November 12, 2019 1:11:36 AM IST
Hundreds of people from across the country on Monday joined the sit-in protest, led by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, in Islamabad seeking resignation of Imran Khan as Pakistan's prime minister and convening of an early par ... read..

Nepal: Protestors burn Xi's effigy in protest against Chinese encroachment
Bardiya | November 11, 2019 11:42:17 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping's effigy was burnt on Monday during a protest against Bejing for encroaching upon a chunk of Nepal's land. ... read..

Muhammad Imran appointed new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India
Dhaka | November 11, 2019 11:42:12 PM IST
Diplomat Muhammad Imran is the country's new High Commissioner to India. He will replace current envoy Syed Muazzem Ali. ... read..

Hopes Riyadh Agreement will lead to settlement of conflict in Yemen: India
New Delhi | November 11, 2019 11:42:08 PM IST
India on Monday welcomed an agreement between Yemen government and the separatists to end the power struggle and hoped the deal will lead to an early settlement of conflict resulting in peace, progress and prosperity of the people of the war-torn country. ... read..

Pak, Afghan to form technical committee to 'solve' issues related to market in Peshawar
Kabul | November 11, 2019 11:41:54 PM IST
In an effort to normalise the bilateral relationship, Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday decided to form a technical committee to "solve" their "problems and issues related to Afghan market" in Peshawar. ... read..

Pakistan lies exposed, thousands pray at Hazratbal shrine on Milad-un-Nabi
New Delhi | November 11, 2019 11:41:40 PM IST
Another malicious attempt of Pakistan to spread disinformation that security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have sealed roads for the shrine on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi proved a damp squib after a video emerged showing thousands of devotees praying at H ... read..

11 mn saplings planted across Turkey
Ankara | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Eleven million saplings were simultaneously planted on Monday across Turkey as part of a mass campaign aimed at contributing to the agriculture while establishing a greener landscape for future generations. ... read..

Netherlands: Jaishankar meets Dutch political parties' representatives, discuss India-EU ties
Amsterdam | November 11, 2019 9:41:49 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday met representatives of Dutch political parties and discussed "future of multilateralism" and various regional issues. ... read..

Prince Charles' visit to focus on India-UK ties, shared challenges
New Delhi | November 11, 2019 9:41:42 PM IST
Britain's Prince Charles will arrive on Wednesday for a two-day visit to India. His visit will focus on India-UK ties and challenges such as sustainability and climate change. ... read..

'Thousands of kids awaiting repatriation stranded in Syria'
Damascus | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Tens of thousands of children awaiting repatriation to their home countries remain stranded in northeastern Syria, the war-torn country's Unicef representative said on Monday. ... read..

Turkey begins deporting foreign IS members
Ankara | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Turkey has started deporting foreign fighters of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, starting off with an American and soon to be followed by seven Germans, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Monday. ... read..

NAB asks 'competent authority' to handle removal of Nawaz Sharif's name from no fly list
Islamabad | November 11, 2019 8:42:03 PM IST
Hours after Pakistan government said the decision to remove the name of ex premier Nawaz Sharif from the Exit Control List (ECL) will depend upon the recommendation of National Accountability Bureau, the agency on Monday said a competent government autho ... read..

Nawaz Sharif to be removed from ECL today, will fly for London on Wednesday: PML-N spokesperson
Islamabad | November 11, 2019 8:41:55 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) today and he will fly for London for treatment on Wednesday, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Monday. ... read..

Punjabi generals in Pak army spying for US, alleges Pashtun leader Mahmood Khan Achakzai
Peshawar | November 11, 2019 8:41:51 PM IST
A noted Pashtun leader and Chairman of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party has alleged that Punjabi generals in Pakistan army were found spying for the United States and yet it is the Pashtuns, Sindhis, Balochs and Seraikis who are treated badly in the country. ... read..

Socialists win Spain polls amid far right surge (Lead)
Madrid | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) of acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has won most of the seats in the country's fourth general election, but fell short of a majority while right-wing parties made major gains, it was reported on Monday. ... read..

S.Korean Gov writes to Pence over inter-Korean tour programme
Seoul | Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Governor of South Korea's Gangwon province that borders North Korea, said on Monday that he has sent a letter to US Vice President Mike Pence asking help for the resumption of the suspended inter-Korean tour programme in Mount Kumgang. ... read..

Ex-Malay PM to enter defence over corruption charges (Lead)
Kuala Lumpur | Monday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was ordered to enter defence on Monday for the corruption charges related to the state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). ... read..

Riots erupt in Bolivia after Morales' resignation (Lead)
La Paz | Monday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Riots erupted across Bolivia after the resignation of President Evo Morales amid mounting pressure to step down following the anti-government protests that have rocked the South American nation since late last month. ... read..

Women told not to wear eyeglasses to work in Japan, raise furore
Tokyo | November 11, 2019 7:12:21 PM IST
Women in Japan are kicking up a storm on Twitter over the right to wear eyeglasses to work after local media reported that women from different industries were instructed by their employers not to wear glasses. ... read..

Aussie court to decide if convicted Cardinal can appeal
Canberra | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Australia's High Court will announce on Wednesday whether it will hear the final appeal request of Cardinal George Pell, who was sentenced to six years in prison for child sexual abuse. ... read..

SL prez polls: Row erupts over Gotabaya's US citizenship
Colombo | Monday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
A fresh row has erupted over the US citizenship of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, with incumbent Sports Minister Harin Fernando alleging that the former had not completed the process of renouncing it. ... read..

Sirisena to chair his final Cabinet meeting
Colombo | Monday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will on Monday preside over his final Cabinet meeting before his term in office ends with the election of a new President in Saturday's polls. ... read..

Cyclone Bulbul kills 13 in Bangladesh
Dhaka | Monday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
At least 13 people have been killed due to falling trees, collapsed houses and illness after cyclone Bulbul ripped through southern Bangladesh, authorities said on Monday. ... read..

Violence will only escalate 'tragedies', says Carrie Lam
Asia | November 11, 2019 5:41:50 PM IST
Calling the incident of setting a man on fire as an "inhumane act", Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday said that violence will not solve problems but will lead to more "tragedies". ... read..

Pakistan officials in Kabul to apologize for harassing Afghan envoy
Kabul | November 11, 2019 5:41:37 PM IST
A Pakistani delegation led by Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), chief General Faiz Hameed, arrived in Kabul on Monday to apologize to Afghan officials over the harassment of Kabul envoy, Tolo News reported citing a reliable source. ... read..

Afghan prez polls vote recount begins despite opposition
Kabul | Monday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan has started recounting of votes cast in the September 28 presidential polls, despite opposition by major election campaign teams who demand the sorting out of "fraudulent votes", it was reported on ... read..

Ex-Malay PM ordered to enter defence in corruption charges
Kuala Lumpur | Monday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was ordered to enter defence on Monday for the seven corruption charges related to the state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). ... read..

Protester shot by police in Hong Kong (Lead)
Hong Kong | Monday, 2019 4:45:06 PM IST
Hong Kong police reportedly fired live rounds at protesters on Monday, hitting at least one demonstrator, as the financial hub woke up to widespread traffic chaos marking the beginning of a citywide strike. ... read..

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates India Pavilion at ADIPEC in UAE
Abu Dhabi | November 11, 2019 4:41:45 PM IST
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the India Pavilion along with CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Sultan Al Jaber at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) here on Mon ... read..

Nawaz Sharif to be removed from ECL today
Islamabad | November 11, 2019 4:11:48 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) on Monday, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said, implying that he would be free to leave the country for medical treatment. ... read..

Hong Kong protests: Man in critical condition after being set ablaze
Asia | November 11, 2019 3:41:54 PM IST
A man was set ablaze after he engaged in a heated argument with a group of pro-democracy demonstrators during the ongoing anti-government protest in Hong Kong on Monday. ... read..

Ruling Socialists lead Spain general election
Madrid | Monday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) of acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was leading in the general election, which also saw the right-wing party Vox make important gains. ... read..

Aussie state declares state of emergency over bushfires
Sydney | Monday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state on Monday declared a state of emergency due to the raging bushfires that have so far killed three people and have razed more than 150 houses. ... read..

Bolivian Prez resigns after widespread pressure
La Paz | Monday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Bowing to widespread pressure to resign amid the anti-government protests in Bolivia, President Evo Morales has confirmed that he was stepping down after almost 14 years in power. ... read..

Doctors struggle with Sharif's fitness for foreign travel
Lahore | Monday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
As former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif awaits his removal from the Exit Control List (ECL), doctors have continued to struggle to get his platelet levels up to the required mark for travel to London for further treatment. ... read..

Afghanistan: 5 terrorists killed after IED explodes prematurely
Kabul | November 11, 2019 2:11:41 PM IST
Five terrorists were killed and three others sustained injuries after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off prematurely in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, the country's military said on Monday. ... read..

Australia bushfires: State of emergency declared in New South Wales
Canberra | November 11, 2019 1:41:56 PM IST
The Australian state of New South Wales on Monday declared a seven-day state of emergency owing to the threat from deadly bushfires that have claimed three lives and destroyed more than 100 homes. ... read..

Police officer shoots protester in Hong Kong
Hong Kong | Monday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
A policeman has shot at least one person during protests in Hong Kong. ... read..

Is India-Philippines trade relation set to bloom?
Asia | November 11, 2019 11:41:37 AM IST
With the Philippines economy growing at a fast rate, Indian businesses can capitalise on potential opportunities to grow trade relations between the two countries. ... read..

Longest-serving British Indian MP announces retirement
London | November 11, 2019 11:11:39 AM IST
Britain's longest-serving Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz announced his retirement from the parliament on Sunday, weeks after Commons Standards Committee recommended he should be handed a six-month suspension over cocaine and prostitute scandal. ... read..

70-year old American woman lies on floor of Islamabad airport in protest
Islamabad | November 11, 2019 10:41:37 AM IST
A 70-year old American woman caused a scene at the Islamabad airport on Monday by lying down on the floor after the authorities attempted to deport her. ... read..

Jordan says no renewal, extension of land lease to Israel
Amman | Monday, 2019 9:45:06 AM IST
Jordan has said there will be no extension or renewal of an agreement which leases part of the country's lands to Israel. ... read..

US urges Iraq to hold early elections, halt violence against protesters
Washington DC | November 11, 2019 9:41:41 AM IST
The United States on Sunday urged the Iraqi government to hold early elections and carry out electoral reforms and called for the halt of violence against those participating in the ongoing anti-government protests in the country. ... read..

UN chief expresses deep concern over situation in Bolivia
New York | November 11, 2019 9:41:38 AM IST
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed deep concern over the situation in Bolivia owing to weeks of unrest over disputed election results, and called on all sides to refrain from violence, reduce tensions and exercise maximu ... read..

Hong Kong police officer shoots 2 pro-democracy protesters
Asia | November 11, 2019 8:41:38 AM IST
At least two pro-democracy protesters sustained injuries after being shot at by a traffic police officer in Hong Kong on Monday morning as the city braced for a general strike to mark the recent death of a student during a clash with the police. ... read..

Part of California beach closed after needles, medical supplies discovered onshore
Washington D.C. | November 11, 2019 7:11:38 AM IST
A section of the beach in California was closed down for the public on Sunday (local time) after authorities discovered needles and other medical supplies had washed up onshore. ... read..

Danish PM condemns anti-semitic vandalism at Jewish cemetery
Copenhagen | November 11, 2019 7:11:35 AM IST
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Sunday (local time) condemned the anti-semitic act of vandalising 80 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in the country. ... read..

80 headstones vandalised at Jewish cemetery in Denmark
Copenhagen | November 11, 2019 5:11:35 AM IST
Vandals have spray-painted and destroyed over 80 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Denmark in one of the recent anti-Semitic attacks in the European country. ... read..

8 dead in car blast in Turkish-controlled northeast Syrian town
Sanaa | November 11, 2019 4:41:35 AM IST
At least eight people were killed and more than 20 others sustained injuries after a small truck exploded outside a bakery in the Syrian village of Suluk, located southeast of the town of Tel Abyad on Sunday, authorities said. ... read..

Lindsey Graham says Trump's impeachment 'invalid' without whistleblower testimony
Washington D.C. | November 11, 2019 4:11:36 AM IST
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham on Sunday asserted that the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is "invalid" unless the identity of the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint sparked House Democrats' probe, is revealed. ... read..

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns after rigged polls protest
Sucre | November 11, 2019 4:11:35 AM IST
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday (local time) announced his resignation amid growing opposition after an international audit found the results of last month's election could not be validated due to "serious irregularities." ... read..

Over 300 dead, 15000 injured in Iraq protests
Baghdad | November 11, 2019 3:11:35 AM IST
At least 319 people have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the anti-government protests last month, the Iraqi Parliamentary Human Rights Committee said in a report. ... read..

Bolivia to hold fresh polls after authorities find 'irregularities' in last vote
Moscow | November 11, 2019 2:11:40 AM IST
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday (local time) called for a fresh election after an international audit found "serious irregularities" in the results of the general elections that took place last month in the South American nation. ... read..

Iran begins construction of 2nd nuke reactor in Bushehr
Tehran | November 11, 2019 2:11:35 AM IST
Iran has started constructing the second nuclear reactor at its power plant in the port city of Bushehr, a facility that will be fuelled by the uranium enriched further than the limits outlined by the faltering 2015 nuclear deal. ... read..

Madagascar celebrates Guru Nanak Dev's 550th birth anniversary
Antananarivo | November 11, 2019 12:41:35 AM IST
The Indian Embassy on Sunday (local time) commemorated the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, in Tsaralalana, a town in northwestern in Antananarivo. ... read..

Naftali Bennett approved as new defence minister of Israel
Jerusalem | Sunday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Israel's pro-settler lawmaker Naftali Bennett was approved by the cabinet as defence minister on Sunday. ... read..

Vote recount begins in Afghanistan despite opposition by campaign teams
Kabul | November 10, 2019 10:41:36 PM IST
Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) began the recounting of votes despite opposition by the major election campaign teams here on Sunday. ... read..

Spain votes in fourth election in 4 years
Madrid | Sunday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Voters in Spain were heading to polling stations again on Sunday to cast their ballots in the second general election of the year in an attempt to break a political deadlock. ... read..

Punjabi Generals in Pak Army spied for US: Pashtun leader
Peshawar | November 10, 2019 10:11:44 PM IST
A noted Pashtun leader and chief of Awami National Party has alleged that Punjabi Generals in Pakistan army were found spying for the United States and yet it is the Pashtuns, Sindhis, Balochs and Seraikis who are are treated badly in the country. ... read..

Syria: 8 killed, over 20 wounded in explosion in Raqqa
Raqqa | November 10, 2019 10:11:41 PM IST
Eight people were killed and over 20 others were injured in a car explosion in Tal Abyad area of Syrian-Turkish border here on Sunday. ... read..

Seoul says US trying to convince North Korea to resume denuclearisation talks
Seoul | November 10, 2019 10:11:39 PM IST
The United States was very active in its attempts to convince North Korea to resume failed negotiations on denuclearisation, said South Korean presidential security office chief Chung Eui-Yong on Sunday. ... read..

PML-N says danger to Nawaz Sharif's health increasing as time progresses
Islamabad | November 10, 2019 10:11:36 PM IST
Danger to former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's health is increasing day by day as he was not being allowed to travel abroad for treatment, said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) representative Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday. ... read..

Three killed as cyclone Bulbul makes landfall in Bangladesh (Lead)
Dhaka | Sunday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
At least three people were killed and six others injured as severe cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' made landfall in Bangladesh's western Khulna and southern Patuakhali districts, forcing evacuation of more than two million people, authorities said on Sunday. ... read..

Cyclone Bulbul: Toll rises to 8 in Bangladesh
Dhaka | November 10, 2019 9:11:36 PM IST
The toll from the deadly cyclone -- Bulbul -- in Bangladesh has mounted to eight, local media reported on Sunday. ... read..

Japan's Emperor, Empress participate in motor parade
Tokyo | Sunday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Sunday participated in a motor parade here to celebrate the recent enthronement. ... read..

Northeastern China: 7 died, 7 Injured in truck-minibus collision
Changchun | November 10, 2019 8:41:39 PM IST
As many as seven people were killed and seven others were injured in a road accident in northeast China's Jilin Province, said officials of Local Transport and Health Departments on Sunday. ... read..

Bolivia's Morales calls for fresh elections after OAS audit
Sucre | November 10, 2019 8:41:37 PM IST
After the Organization of American States (OAS) questioned the validity of his victory last month, Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday said that he will call for fresh elections in the country. ... read..

UK parties row over spending plans
London | Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
A spending row has broken out after the UK's ruling Conservative Party published what it claimed would be the cost of an opposition Labour government over five years, ahead of the December 12 general election, it was reported on Sunday. ... read..

Abbas declared Fatah party's 'only candidate' for upcoming presidential poll in Palestine
Ramallah | November 10, 2019 7:11:47 PM IST
Fatah party has announced Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as its 'sole candidate' for the upcoming presidential poll in the Palestinian territories. ... read..

Hong Kong protests escalate after university student's death
Asia | November 10, 2019 7:11:46 PM IST
Hong Kong's anti-government protesters have escalated their demonstration after a university student, Chow Tsz-Lok, who took part in a rally on November 9 died on Friday. ... read..

Cyclone Bulbul kills four in Bangladesh
Dhaka | November 10, 2019 7:11:44 PM IST
Four people have died while nine sustained injuries due to the impact of cyclonic storm Bulbul in Bangladesh. ... read..

3 killed as more than 70 bushfires rage in Australia
Sydney | Sunday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
More than 70 bushfires continued to burn across two states in Australia on Sunday, where at least three people have been killed and four were missing, despite the efforts of around 1,300 firefighters. ... read..

Iran discovers new oilfield with 53 billion barrels: Rouhani
Tehran | November 10, 2019 6:41:44 PM IST
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said that a new big oil field has been discovered in Khuzestan province. ... read..

Spain votes in fourth general elections in 4 years
Madrid | November 10, 2019 6:41:37 PM IST
Voters in Spain have returned to the polls on Sunday for a fourth general election in as many years in an ongoing quest for a stable government. ... read..

How India is quietly helping Syria with brain power
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
In the midst of the global focus on Syria with Turkeys latest offensive putting a big question mark on when the war will end, India has been quietly doing its bit to help the Syrian people cope, and also laying the foundation for its bright future. ... read..

Cyclone Bulbul weakens after landfall in Bangladesh
Dhaka | Sunday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Cyclone Bulbul has weakened into a deep depression while cutting its path through the Bangladesh coast after it made landfall in the country, weather authorities said on Sunday. ... read..

Nissei introduces tasty soft ice cream in Japan
Hokkaido | November 10, 2019 5:41:40 PM IST
This soft ice cream is the winner at Grand Prix ice cream in Hokkaido. ... read..

Iranians ready to oppose US pressure : Rouhani
Yazd | November 10, 2019 5:41:38 PM IST
President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday slammed the United States for attempting to divide the Islamic state of Iran and said that the people of Iran are ready for any kind of sacrifice to oppose foreign pressures. ... read..

Yokohama city hosts a citywide music festival
Yokohama | November 10, 2019 5:11:46 PM IST
The song blue light Yokohama has been popular for a long time for describing the charm of Yokohama city. ... read..

Trump may release transcript of April Ukraine call
Washington | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has said that he was likely to release the full transcript of his April telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday, a day before public impeachment hearings were set to begin in the House. ... read..

Saudi Aramco releases preliminary IPO prospectus
Riyadh | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Saudi Arabia has moved a step closer towards listing its national oil giant Aramco on its domestic exchange by releasing the preliminary prospectus for what is slated to be the world's largest initial public offering (IPO). ... read..

Emperor and Empress of Japan greet huge crowds during parade marking enthronement
Tokyo | November 10, 2019 4:41:35 PM IST
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Sunday took part in the Imperial Procession to complete the enthronement process of the new Japanese Emperor. ... read..

Bolivian Gov's house set ablaze as protests continue
La Paz | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
The house of a Bolivian Governor was set on fire, allegedly by protesters opposed to the re-election of President Evo Morales, as widespread demonstrations and incidents continued with police insubordination reported in many places. ... read..

Warren mocks billionaires Bezos-Bloomberg US election talk
Washington | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
US presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has criticised Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg after reports surfaced that Bezos called the billionaire businessman to launch a 2020 presidential bid. ... read..

Cambodian opposition leader freed from house arrest
Phnom Penh | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Kem Sokha, a Cambodian opposition leader, was on Sunday released from house arrest more than two years after he was first detained, according to a Phnom Penh court. ... read..

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from house arrest
Phnom Penh | November 10, 2019 4:11:45 PM IST
A Cambodian court on Sunday freed opposition leader Kem Sokha from house arrest but has banned top opposition figure from leaving the country or joining political activities. ... read..

$14.8mn needed to fund basic services in Libya: Unicef
Tripoli | Sunday, 2019 3:45:06 PM IST
The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has said that it needed $14.8 million to fund basic and life-saving services in Libya. ... read..

Palestine's Abbas is Fatah's sole candidate for prez polls
Ramallah | Sunday, 2019 3:45:06 PM IST
Incumbent Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is the Fatah party's "sole candidate" for the upcoming presidential elections, it announced in an official statement. ... read..

Trump to host NATO chief at White House on Nov 14
Washington | Sunday, 2019 3:45:06 PM IST
US President Donald Trump is set to discuss burden-sharing and security issues with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on November 14 at the White House, according to an official statement. ... read..

Punjabi generals in Pak Army engage in spying for US, alleges Pashtun leader
Peshawar | November 10, 2019 3:41:36 PM IST
A noted Pashtun leader and chief of Awami National Party has alleged that Punjabi generals in Pakistan army were found spying for the United States and yet it is the Pashtuns, Sindhis, Balochs and Seraikis who are are treated badly in the country. ... read..

Dharmendra Pradhan to visit to UAE for ADIPEC
New Delhi | November 10, 2019 2:41:44 PM IST
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be visiting the UAE from November 10 to 12 to participate in the Inaugural Ministerial Session of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). ... read..

Trump to host NATO chief Stoltenberg next week
Washington | November 10, 2019 1:41:44 PM IST
US President Donald Trump will host NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg next week to discuss military spending and ensuring "more equitable burden-sharing." ... read..

Afghanistan: Taliban commander killed in airstrike
Logar | November 10, 2019 1:41:41 PM IST
A Taliban commander on Sunday was killed in an airstrike conducted by Afghan forces in central Logar province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. ... read..

No wall too high to be broken down: Merkel
Berlin | Sunday, 2019 12:15:06 PM IST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against taking democracy for granted, at a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall. ... read..

Nepal: 17 members of PM secretariat tender resignations
Kathmandu | November 10, 2019 11:41:41 AM IST
Seventeen members of Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's secretariat have tendered their resignation which will be effective from November 17. ... read..

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Tonga
Nuku'alofa | November 10, 2019 11:11:35 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of the Polynesian kingdom of Tonga in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. No casualties have been reported. ... read..

Japan: Animation studio arson suspect admits crime
Kyoto | November 10, 2019 10:11:39 AM IST
The suspect of deadly July arson attack on an animation studio in Japan's Kyoto admitted his crime and said that he chose the building because of the presence of a large number of people. ... read..

Over 380 people injured in Bolivian protests since late October
Others | November 10, 2019 8:41:35 AM IST
Sucre [Bolivia], Nov 10 (Sputnik/ANI): More than 380 people have been injured in Bolivia's ongoing protests since they started in late October, Bolivian media reported, citing the ombudsman's office. ... read..

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