Swaraj concludes ‘productive’ three-nation visit

Swaraj concludes ‘productive’ three-nation visit

Singapore,  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore to deepen India’s ties with key ASEAN countries has been productive, an official said today. Swaraj was in Singapore on the last leg of the 5-day tour. “Bidding farewell to the Lion City #Singapore. EAM @SushmaSwaraj emplanes for Delhi after a productive 5-day […]

US will have a fantastic year ahead: Trump

US will have a fantastic year ahead: Trump

  Washington;US President Donald Trump has said the US will have a “fantastic year” ahead as he touted the economic success during his first year in office.The remarks came as the president walked into the New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach, with first lady Melania Trump. The president said the country is […]

India a leading global power, says new US security policy

India a leading global power, says new US security policy

WASHINGTON: Describing India as a “leading global power”, the US on Tuesday unveiled its new National Security Strategy (NSS) that said it will “deepen” America’s strategic partnership with India and support its leadership role in Indian Ocean security and throughout the broader region.With an eye on China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor […]

Thousands rally in Pakistan against Trump’s Jerusalem move

Thousands rally in Pakistan against Trump’s Jerusalem move

 Karachi; Thousands of Islamists have rallied in two major cities in Pakistan to condemn US President Donald Trump for declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital.Supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Karachi and advocates of US-wanted Islamist Hafiz Saeed in Lahore dispersed peacefully after rallying Sunday for the Palestinian cause. Protests have persisted in Pakistan since Trump’s announcement angered […]

Trump calls for calm, moderation in Middle East: White House

Trump calls for calm, moderation in Middle East: White House

Washington: US President Donald Trump has called for calm and moderation in the Middle East, the White House said today, amid reports of clashes in the region following his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “The president has called for calm and moderation and we are hoping that the voices of tolerance prevail […]

May, Juncker ‘likely’ to hold Brexit talks today: EU

May, Juncker ‘likely’ to hold Brexit talks today: EU

 Brussels,  British Prime Minister Theresa May is set for a possible meeting with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels early today in a bid to seal a Brexit divorce deal, the EU said. EU Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said on Twitter that they were “likely to meet this morning at 7:00 AM (0600 GMT) […]

Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: White House

Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: White House

 Washington; President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and start the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, a move against the long-held American principles which many Arab leaders warned could trigger more violence in the Middle East. According to senior administration officials, Trump will make the major […]

Prachanda files nomination as Nepal PM candidate

Prachanda files nomination as Nepal PM candidate

Kathmandu: Nepal Maoist chief Prachanda today filed his nomination for the election to the post of prime minister tomorrow that could bring political stability to the country. Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba proposed the 61-year-old CPN-Maoist Centre president as the candidate for new Prime Minister, while Maoist leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara seconded it. The […]

Anti-junta ‘Red shirts’ charged as Thai vote looms

Anti-junta ‘Red shirts’ charged as Thai vote looms

Bangkok: Nineteen leaders of Thailand’s pro-democracy “Red Shirt” movement were charged today with breaching a ban on political gatherings, as the junta clamps down before a referendum next weekend. Thais will decide on Sunday whether to accept a new military-drafted constitution in the first vote since the generals toppled the elected government in 2014. The […]

China tightens anti-terror rules in volatile Xinjiang

China tightens anti-terror rules in volatile Xinjiang

Beijing: Battling frequent terror attacks by Uyghur militants in Xinjiang, the volatile region has adopted China’s first provincial-level anti-terrorism rules, including “re-educating” ring leaders and hard-line radicals. The new regulation is based on China’s Anti-Terrorism Law, giving detailed instructions on how to deal with terror activities, including keeping hard-line radicals away from other prisoners and […]

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