US to shift its embassy to Jerusalem in May

US to shift its embassy to Jerusalem in May

Washington D.C: The United States will officially move its embassyfrom Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in Israel in May, the US State Department announced on Friday. The announcement greatly moves up the new embassy‘s initially scheduled opening in 2019, after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended weeks of delays by approving a security plan, The Hill reported. “The opening will coincide with Israel‘s 70th anniversary. The Embassy will […]

Trump pledges to find long-term solution to gun violence

Trump pledges to find long-term solution to gun violence

Washington: President Donald Trump today pledged to find a long-term solution to increasing gun violence in America and to prevent a repeat of last week’s Florida school shooting that killed 17 people, mostly students. “We want to learn everything we can learn. Starting about two minutes after this meeting, we’re going to work. This is a […]

Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun ‘bump stocks’

Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun ‘bump stocks’

Washington: Facing anger over the deadly school shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump has directed the Justice Department to consider banning bump stocks, the controversial device that turns semi-automatic rifles into fully automatic weapons capable of firing hundreds of rounds a minute. Trump yesterday said he signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General Jeff Sessions to […]

Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun ‘bump stocks’

Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun ‘bump stocks’

Washington:  Facing anger over the deadly school shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump has directed the Justice Department to consider banning bump stocks, the controversial device that turns semi-automatic rifles into fully automatic weapons capable of firing hundreds of rounds a minute. Trump yesterday said he signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General Jeff Sessions to […]

7.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Mexico

7.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Mexico

Mexico : An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitudes on the Richter scale struck south and central Mexico on Friday evening.The earthquake was first measured as a 7.5-magnitude and later lowered to having a 7.2-magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake’s epicenter was 33 miles northeast of Pinotepa, in Oaxaca State.However, it’s unclear if any damage or injuries were reported.The tremor comes five months […]

Maldives crisis: MP alleges President Yameen of inciting violence

Maldives crisis: MP alleges President Yameen of inciting violence

Male [Maldives], Feb 15 (ANI): Maldivian Member of Parliament (MP) Abdulla Shahid on Thursday alleged President Abdulla Yameen of inciting violence. Shahid on Twitter said, “President Yameen speaking to his supporters last night incited them to violence by telling them that he believed they would have killed & slaughtered the opposition if he had obeyed […]

Abbas seeks India’s role in peace process as PM Modi visits Palestine

Abbas seeks India’s role in peace process as PM Modi visits Palestine

  Ramallah: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Mahmoud Abbas on a historic visit to Palestine during which the Palestinian President sought India’s support for a multi-country mechanism to achieve a “just and desired peace” with Israel in accordance with the two-state solution. President Abbas accorded a red carpet welcome to Modi, the first Indian […]

Maldives sends special envoys to ‘friendly nations’ amid crisis

Maldives sends special envoys to ‘friendly nations’ amid crisis

Male : Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday sent his special envoys to three ‘friendly nations‘- China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. “Members of the Administration’s Cabinet, on the direction of President Abdulla YameenAbdul Gayoom, will visit friendly nations of the Maldives and provide updates on the current situation,” Yameen’s Presidential Office said in a statement. On Wednesday, the Minister of Economic Development, Mohamed Saeed, departed […]

Nasheed seeks Indian military intervention in Maldives crisis

Nasheed seeks Indian military intervention in Maldives crisis

Colombo: Exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed today sought India’s diplomatic and military intervention to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the island nation after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency and troops arrested the top judge. The picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago was plunged into chaos on Thursday when the Supreme Court called for […]

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