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US troop move to ME dangerous for international peace: Iran's FM

US troop move to ME dangerous for international peace: Iran's FM

AFP, Tehran  :Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to international peace," state media

US Ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

US Ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

AP, Beijing  :The U.S. Ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over

US judge suspended for anti-Trump comments

US judge suspended for anti-Trump comments

AFP, Los Angeles  :A US judge has been suspended for six months without pay after making derogatory comments about Donald Trump, including criticizing his "inability to govern and political incompetence."Utah

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with US, Saudi Arabia

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with US, Saudi Arabia

Reuters, Islamabad  : Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between

Bolton says N Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

Bolton says N Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

AP, Tokyo :U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions

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Indian school fire toll rises to 20AFP, Surat  Indian police on Saturday charged the owners of a private school which turned into an inferno that killed 20 teenagers, some who

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

AP, Taipei :Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married Friday, the first day a landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage took effect.Taiwan became the first place

Macron's ambitions face test in high-stakes EU polls

Macron's ambitions face test in high-stakes EU polls

AFP, Paris :President Emmanuel Macron this weekend faces a critical test of his ambitions to reform France and champion a liberal Europe in European Parliament elections where his own

Thai king opens first parliament since 2014 coup

Thai king opens first parliament since 2014 coup

Reuters, Bangkok :Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday opened the country's first parliament since the military seized power from an elected government in a 2014 coup.Parliament will choose a

Trump, Pelosi trade barbs as impeachment talk stirs anger

Trump, Pelosi trade barbs as impeachment talk stirs anger

AFP, Washington :Democratic congressional leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said Donald Trump is angry that her party is not rushing to impeach him, as the relationship reached new lows

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North Korea blames US for failed summit, urges 'new calculation'Reuters, Seoul North Korea said on Friday an "arbitrary and dishonest" U.S. position had resulted in the failure to reach

No talks with US 'under any circumstances': Iran

No talks with US 'under any circumstances': Iran

AFP, Tehran :Iran will not hold talks with the United States "under any circumstances" while the rights of the Islamic republic are not respected, said an official quoted Thursday

May clings to power as Brexit gambit backfires

May clings to power as Brexit gambit backfires

Reuters, London  :Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging on to power on Thursday after her final Brexit gambit backfired, overshadowing a European election that has shown a United Kingdom still

Trump walks out on Democrats as impeachment talk heats up

Trump walks out on Democrats as impeachment talk heats up

Donald Trump erupted in fury Wednesday at unrelenting probes into his links to Russia, as the top Democrat in Congress accused the president of a "cover-up" that could be an

Pentagon proposing troop buildup in the Mideast

Pentagon proposing troop buildup in the Mideast

AP, Washington  :The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up

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Trump to get royal treatment on Japan emperor visitAFP, WashingtonDonald Trump is accused at times of acting like a king, but when the US president becomes the first foreign leader

Monitor says no evidence of new Syria chemical attack

AFP, Beirut  : A British-based war monitor said Wednesday it had no evidence to suggest the Syrian army had carried out a new chemical attack despite Washington's announcement it had suspicions."We

Top officials say US doesn't want war with Iran

Top officials say US doesn't want war with Iran

AP, Washington :Top Trump administration officials have told Congress that recent actions by the U.S. have deterred Iranian attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remain deeply skeptical of the

Modi's party promises to boost India's economy; Congress calls exit polls fake

Modi's party promises to boost India's economy; Congress calls exit polls fake

Reuters, New Delhi :India's ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers' income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit polls showed it would

India's Congress urges workers to ignore ominous exit polls, be vigilant

India's Congress urges workers to ignore ominous exit polls, be vigilant

Reuters, New Delhi :India's main opposition Congress party has told its workers not to lose heart and to remain vigilant at vote-count centers after exit polls predicted a clear election

Sherpa climbs Everest twice in a week for record 24th

Sherpa climbs Everest twice in a week for record 24th

Agencies, Kathmandu  :Just a week after breaking his own record for the most number of summits on Mount Everest, Kami Rita Sherpa yet again climbed the world's highest mountain today

Brexit shifts politics in Ireland as parties look north

Brexit shifts politics in Ireland as parties look north

Reuters, Dublin  :When Britain voted to leave the European Union, few voters outside Northern Ireland thought about what it would mean for the British province.Three years on, Northern Ireland is

Sri Lanka tightens security ahead of Catholic schools  reopening

Sri Lanka tightens security ahead of Catholic schools reopening

AFP, Colombo :Sri Lanka has tightened security ahead of the reopening Tuesday of some Catholic schools for the first time since the Easter bombings that killed 258 people, the army

US will respond with ‘great force' if Iran attacks interests: Trump

US will respond with ‘great force' if Iran attacks interests: Trump

Reuters, Washington :US President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with "great force" if it attacked US interests in the Middle East, and government sources said Washington

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Alitalia cancels more than 300 flights due to strikeAP, Milan Italy's struggling airline Alitalia has canceled over 300 flights because of a 24-hour strike called to protest deteriorating conditions in

Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria

Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria

AFP, Syria :Clashes between regime forces and jihadists raged Monday on the edge of the region held by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, following the deadly air raids overnight, the Syrian

If Iran wants to fight, that will be official end of it

If Iran wants to fight, that will be official end of it": Donald Trump

AFP, Washington: US President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning to Iran on Sunday, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed."If Iran wants to

Swedish prosecutor requests Julian Assange's detention over rape allegation

Swedish prosecutor requests Julian Assange's detention over rape allegation

Reuters, Stockholm  :The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court on Monday for him to be

Ukraine inaugurates comedian Zelensky as president

Ukraine inaugurates comedian Zelensky as president

AFP  :Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky stepped into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration on Monday, launching a new era for the country wracked by war and economic difficulties.A

32 dead in Tajikistan prison riot

AFP  :At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 24 members of the Islamic State jihadist group and three guards, authorities said Monday.Five inmates and