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How Trump visit could leverage CAA and Kashmir against PM Modi

How Trump visit could leverage CAA and Kashmir against PM Modi

Agencies, New Delhi :As India rolls out the red carpet to receive US President Donald Trump next week, rough spots that have arisen in the wake of the Modi government's

Pompeo meets Saudi King in talks focused on Iranian threats

Pompeo meets Saudi King in talks focused on Iranian threats

AP, Riyadh :U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday in a visit focused primarily on discussing shared security concerns about regional rival Iran.Ahead

South Korea reports first coronavirus death

South Korea reports first coronavirus death

Voice of America, Seoul :South Korea confirmed its first death from the new coronavirus, local media reported Thursday, as the number of infections in the country tripled within two days.The

Pakistan court nullifies converted minor Hindu girl Mehak Kumari's marriage

Pakistan court nullifies converted minor Hindu girl Mehak Kumari's marriage

Agencies, Karachi :In probably the first of its kind judgement, a Pakistani court has nullified the marriage of a minor Hindu girl, who was converted to Islam and married to

India ‘bigger problem’ than China: Michael Bloomberg on carbon emissions

India ‘bigger problem’ than China: Michael Bloomberg on carbon emissions

PTI, Washington :India poses a bigger problem than China when it comes to fighting climate change, particularly on reducing carbon emissions, Democratic presidential aspirant and former New York mayor Michael

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Trump, Macron discuss NATO, counterterrorism on phoneXinhua, WashingtonU.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday spoke over phone with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on topics surrounding NATO and counterterrorism, said the

Michael Bloomberg to sell company if he enters the White House

Michael Bloomberg to sell company if he enters the White House

Reuters, Washington :Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg will sell Bloomberg LP, the financial information company that made him a billionaire, if he is elected to the White House in November,

Sanders hopes early strength will prove he can beat Trump

Sanders hopes early strength will prove he can beat Trump

AP, Las Vegas :Terry Reece has long been skeptical that voters would back Bernie Sanders, a 78-year-old self-described democratic socialist who is just months removed from a heart attack. Then

Pakistan successfully tests nuclear-capable air launched cruise missile Ra'ad-II

Pakistan successfully tests nuclear-capable air launched cruise missile Ra'ad-II

PTI, Islamabad :Pakistan conducted a successful flight test of the air launched nuclear-capable cruise missile Ra'ad-II with a range of 600 km on Tuesday, significantly boosting the military's "deterrence capability"

Britain unveils points-based immigration plan

Britain unveils points-based immigration plan

Reuters, London  :Britain will prioritise access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit, points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday, setting out its plans to put

Iran dissidents urge vote boycott as leaders eye high turnout

AFP, Tehran  :Opponents of Iran's theocratic leadership are urging an outright boycott of its parliamentary elections, arguing that it is anything but democratic and that casting a ballot serves only

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US imposes sanctions on Russian oil giant Rosneft to press VenezuelaAFP, WashingtonThe United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions against a subsidiary of Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft over its key

Iran sentences alleged US spies to 10 years in prison

Iran sentences alleged US spies to 10 years in prison

AP, Tehran :Iran sentenced eight environmental activists, including an Iranian who reportedly also has British and American citizenship, to prison sentences ranging from four to 10 years on charges of

Maduro says 'not afraid of military combat' in Venezuela

Maduro says 'not afraid of military combat' in Venezuela

AFP, Caracas :President Nicolas Maduro on Monday said he is "not afraid of military combat," accusing his US counterpart Donald Trump of plotting to invade Venezuela with the support of

Bushfire crises hit 18m Australians

Bushfire crises hit 18m Australians

Three in four Australians - almost 18 million people - were affected by the crises deadly bushfire crises, according to a survey released Tuesday that also pointed to plummeting support

UK Govt adviser quits over race comments

UK Govt adviser quits over race comments

An adviser in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office resigned on Monday after online comments resurfaced where he linked intellect to race and seemed to advocate a eugenics policy.Andrew Sabisky

UAE issues operating licence for world's first Arab nuclear plant

UAE issues operating licence for world's first Arab nuclear plant

Reuters, Abu Dhabi :The United Arab Emirates has issued an operating licence for the Arab world's first nuclear power plant, a senior official at the nuclear regulator said on Monday,

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Turkey orders hundreds of arrests for Gulen linksAFP, IstanbulTurkish authorities ordered the arrest of hundreds of new suspects in connection with the network blamed for the failed 2016 coup, the

Trump asks Russia to stop backing Syrian ‘atrocities’

Trump asks Russia to stop backing Syrian ‘atrocities’

PTI, Washington :President Donald Trump has called for Russia to end its support for the Syrian regime's "atrocities" as he expressed US concern over violence in the Idlib region, the

Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven: Imran Khan

Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven: Imran Khan

AFP, Islamabad :Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted Monday that his country is no longer a militant safe haven, and said his administration fully supports the Afghan peace process.Khan's comments

Israeli airliner flies over Sudan for first time: Netanyahu

Israeli airliner flies over Sudan for first time: Netanyahu

AFP, Jerusalem :An Israeli airliner has flown through Sudanese airspace for the first time, in what Prime Minister Benjamin called another example of warming ties with formally hostile states.Israel remains

UN chief calls for 'transformational change' on climate

UN chief calls for 'transformational change' on climate

AFP, Islamabad :Governments must deliver decisive actions and "transformational change" to combat global warming, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday, blasting a recent climate summit in Madrid.The so-called COP25 climate

5 priorities of AAP government as it begins third innings in Delhi

5 priorities of AAP government as it begins third innings in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi :Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the six other ministers in the newly-formed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government took charge of their offices on Monday. To

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14 children among up to 22 dead in Cameroon massacre: UNAFP, LibrevilleA massacre in an anglophone region of Cameroon left up to 22 villagers dead including 14 children, the UN

Air strikes on Yemen kill 31 civilians after Saudi jet crash

Air strikes on Yemen kill 31 civilians after Saudi jet crash

AFP, Dubai :Thirty-one people were killed in air strikes on Yemen Saturday, the United Nations said, the victims of an apparent Saudi-led retaliation after Iran-backed Huthi rebels claimed to have

Opposition vows to form govt without Netanyahu

Opposition vows to form govt without Netanyahu

AP, Jerusalem :Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz is vowing to form a government that will include neither the indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor the Arab parties in parliament.In a

Saudi women smoke in public to 'mark' their freedom

Saudi women smoke in public to 'mark' their freedom

AFP, Riyadh  :Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully, and seeing no one she recognises, drags on her electronic cigarette and exhales a cloud

Sanders says presidential rival Bloomberg will not excite voters

Sanders says presidential rival Bloomberg will not excite voters

AFP, Las Vegas :Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Saturday Mike Bloomberg would not generate the "excitement and energy" needed to win the White House, focusing on a

Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria's Idlib

Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria's Idlib

AP, Munich :A Turkish delegation will travel to Russia on Monday to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there, Turkey's foreign minister

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NATO chief dismisses Macron nuclear callAFP, MunichThe head of NATO on Saturday dismissed President Emmanuel Macron's call for a European "strategic dialogue" about the role of France's nuclear weapons, saying