UK calls for calm as British MPs divided over Article 370 revocation

UK calls for calm as British MPs divided over Article 370 revocation

London, The UK government on Tuesday said that it was monitoring the situation in Kashmir closely and called for calm as the country’s parliamentarians echoed some of the wider divisions over the India’s decision to revoke Article 370 and bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 which […]

Imran Khan terms forced conversions as ‘un-Islamic’; vows to protect worship places of minorities

Imran Khan terms forced conversions as ‘un-Islamic’; vows to protect worship places of minorities

Islamabad, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed the practice of forced conversions as “un-Islamic” and said there was no precedent in Islamic history for forcefully converting others, according to media reports. Addressing an event in connection with National Minorities Day at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (President’s House) in Islamabad, Khan also vowed to protect and […]

Trump defends attack on black US lawmaker

Trump defends attack on black US lawmaker

Washington, US President Donald Trump defended Sunday his latest attack on a prominent African-American lawmaker in comments that drew more accusations of racism. In a series of tweets on Saturday, Trump took aim at Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings — a high-profile critic of Trump’s administration whose district covers much of the majority black city of […]

France’s Macron invites British PM Johnson to visit

France’s Macron invites British PM Johnson to visit

Paris, President Emmanuel Macron has invited new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to see him in France “in the next few weeks,” an official at the Elysee palace said. Macron extended the invitation in a call late Thursday to Johnson from his official summer vacation residence in the south of France. In the call, Macron […]

Pak PM Khan faces protests by religious and ethnic minorities during first US visit

Pak PM Khan faces protests by religious and ethnic minorities during first US visit

 Washington,  Prime Minister Imran Khan on his maiden visit to the US faced protests by ethnic and religious minorities from Pakistan, drawing the attention of the Trump administration towards human rights violations and forced disappearances in that country. The Mohajirs and the Balochs are accusing the Pakistani security agencies of engaging in human rights violations […]

Imran welcomes Trump’s offer of mediation on Kashmir, says it won’t be resolved bilaterally

Imran welcomes Trump’s offer of mediation on Kashmir, says it won’t be resolved bilaterally

 Washington,  Buoyed by US President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation on Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that the contentious issue between the two South Asian neighbours can never be resolved bilaterally. Khan’s statement came hours after Trump offered to be the “mediator” between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue as […]

2020 debates: Biden-Harris rematch and progressive faceoff

2020 debates: Biden-Harris rematch and progressive faceoff

 Atlanta,  The second set of summer Democratic presidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the party wrestles with its philosophical identity and looks ahead to a 2020 fight against President Donald Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris will take center […]

New Zealand PM ‘utterly’ disagrees with Trump tweets

New Zealand PM ‘utterly’ disagrees with Trump tweets

Wellington,  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday joined international condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen. Ardern, the charismatic young leader who has been hailed as “the anti-Trump” by US media, said she proudly celebrated her country’s diversity. “Usually I don’t get into other people’s politics, but it […]

Dutch PM to visit Trump for talks on trade, defence

Dutch PM to visit Trump for talks on trade, defence

 The Hague,  Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is visiting US President Donald Trump next week, amid reports that the Netherlands is considering an American request to help protect shipping in the Persian Gulf. The Dutch government announced Friday that Rutte will visit Trump at the White House next Thursday to discuss bilateral relations, international trade and […]