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 […]

Trump calls CNN “Clinton News Network”

Trump  calls CNN  “Clinton News Network”

Washington: Lashing out at American media, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump termed CNN as “Clinton News Network” and called the New York Times “dishonest” for allegedly favouring his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “You look at CNN, it’s called the Clinton news network. All day long, Trump, Trump — all day long, CNN, Trump, Trump, such […]

B’desh alerts India about Dhaka cafe attack mastermind

B’desh alerts India about Dhaka cafe attack mastermind

Dhaka: Bangladesh has alerted Indian security agencies that the mastermind of the deadly Dhaka cafe terror attack may have fled to India, amid a nationwide manhunt to track down the Bangladeshi-Canadian, police chief said. “We have alerted the Indian security agencies against his (Tamim Chowdhury’s) possible escape to India to evade the arrest,” Bangladesh Police […]

Russia: Boy dies, dozens hospitalised due to anthrax

Russia: Boy dies, dozens hospitalised due to anthrax

Moscow: A 12-year-old boy has died in an anthrax outbreak in remote far northern Russia while dozens have been hospitalised on suspicion of infection, the region’s governor said today. The Yamalo-Nenetsky region, some 2,000 kilometres northeast of Moscow, has been under quarantine for a week after the deadly bacterium infected at least nine nomadic reindeer […]

China releases human rights lawyer on bail

China releases human rights lawyer on bail

Tianjin: China released a prominent human rights lawyer on bail amid protests today outside a northern city court, where supporters of other jailed lawyers and activists condemned the secrecy surrounding the government’s yearlong campaign against legal activism. The release of Wang Yu, who was detained last July, coincided with videos of an alleged confession by […]

UK ex-PM Cameron under fire over resignation list

UK ex-PM Cameron under fire over resignation list

London: Former British prime minister David Cameron was under fire from the opposition Labour party over allegations that he used his resignation honours list to reward colleagues and friends. Cameron had resigned on June 24, the day the results of the Brexit referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union were revealed in favour of […]

“US-backed forces advance in IS Syria stronghold”

“US-backed forces advance in IS Syria stronghold”

Beirut: Advancing Kurdish and Arab fighters backed by US-led air strikes now control 40 percent of the Islamic State stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, a monitor said today. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had pushed deeper into the town near the border with Turkey, with air cover […]

Terror attack in UK imminent: Scotland Yard

Terror attack in UK imminent: Scotland Yard

London: Scotland Yard today warned that a terror attack in the UK is a case of “when” rather than “if” and the current threat level of “severe” in the country meant an attack was imminent. “I feel and understand that fear, and as the police officer-in-charge of preventing such an attack I know you want […]

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