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24 killed in Kabul suicide blast

Kabul, July 24  At least 24 people were killed and 42 others injured on Monday in a suicide blast here, the Afghan Interior Ministry confirmed. The blast occurred at around 6.40 a.m., when a Toyota Corolla exploded in the city’s Police District...
Iran, Iraq sign agreement to boost defence ties

Iran, Iraq sign agreement to boost defence ties

Tehran, July 24  Iran and Iraq signed an agreement to boost cooperation in a host of military fields, media reports said. The agreement was signed between the Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan and his visiting Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali...
Colombia marks independence day

Colombia marks independence day

Bogota, July 21  Colombia on Thursday celebrated 207th anniversary of their country’s independence with military parades involving thousands of troops and police officers in Bogota and other cities. The motto of the parades was “La paz segura”...

5.6 magnitude quake strikes Japan

Tokyo, July 20 An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale shook the Fukushima Prefecture and northeast Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. However, no tsunami alerts or damage to the nuclear power plant were reported, Efe news...
India among 5 countries that faced most terror attacks in 2016: US

India among 5 countries that faced most terror attacks in 2016: US

Washington, July 20  More than half of the terror attacks in the world in 2016 took place in five countries, including India and Pakistan, a senior US counter-terror official has said. Justin Siberell, Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism, in a media...

White House confirms 2nd Trump-Putin meeting at G-20

Washington, July 19 US President Donald Trump held a second, previously undisclosed meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on July 7 during the G-20 summit in Hamburg, the White House said on Tuesday. “There was a couples-only social dinner...
NASA’s Langley Research Centre turns 100

NASA’s Langley Research Centre turns 100

New York, July 18  NASA’s Langley Research Centre — a facility that changed the way how aeroplanes fly today and space is explored — has completed 100 years, the space agency said in a statement on Monday. Founded in 1917, Langley...
II International Fruit and Vegetable Fair in Uzbekistan

II International Fruit and Vegetable Fair in Uzbekistan

Invitaion for II International Fruit and Vegetable Fair in Uzbekistan Press Release on II International Fruit and Vegetable Fair will be held in Uzbekistan

7.7 magnitude quake in Russia triggers tsunami warning

Moscow, July 18  An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale triggered a tsunami warning on Monday when it hit an area in the Bering Sea near Russia’s Nikolskoye region, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. According to the USGS, the...
Turkey marks first anniversary of failed coup

Turkey marks first anniversary of failed coup

Istanbul, July 16 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a fiery speech here before hundreds of thousands of supporters on the first anniversary of the failed coup against his government. Capping a day filled with ceremonies commemorating...

India, EU establish Investment Facilitation Mechanism

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India and EU on Friday announced the establishment of an Investment Facilitation Mechanism (IFM) to promote investments from European Union, an official statement said. “The mechanism will allow for a close coordination...
‘Memories of Indian Support and Solidarity for saving democracy still fresh in our mind’, Turkish Envoy to India

‘Memories of Indian Support and Solidarity for saving democracy still fresh in our mind’, Turkish Envoy to India

Mr. Sakir Ozkan Torunlar, Turkish Ambassador to India New Delhi, July 14 Speaking on the occassion of the first anniversary of the thwarting the bloodiest Turkish attack in the history of Republic of Turkey, Mr. Sakir Ozkan Torunlar, Turkish Ambassador...

Egypt to open new areas in Red Sea for oil, gas exploration

Cairo, July 14 (IANS) Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Mulla said on Thursday that new areas in the Red Sea will be open for bidding for exploration as part of Egypt’s effort to expand oil, gas production. Mulla did not disclose the exact date...

Sri Lankan President leaves for Bangladesh visit

Colombo, July 13  Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday left for an official three-day visit to Bangladesh, his office said in a statement. During the visit, President Sirisena is expected to hold bilateral talks with his Bangladeshi...

5.9-magnitude quake jolts N.Korea

Pyongyang, July 13  An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of North Korea on Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred at 4.18 a.m. (local time), 180 km off the...
China says Kashmir has attracted global attention

China says Kashmir has attracted global attention

Beijing, July 12  China on Wednesday said the “situation” in Jammu and Kashmir has attracted international attention and urged India and Pakistan to avoid escalating tensions. Without elaborating what it meant by “situation,”...
China must promote economic zones around India: Chinese daily

China must promote economic zones around India: Chinese daily

Beijing, July 12  China must pursue economic integration with countries like Bangladesh to promote “a string of active economic development zones surrounding India”, a Chinese newspaper has reported. “China should keep a close eye on...
US, Qatar sign agreement against financing terrorism

US, Qatar sign agreement against financing terrorism

Cairo, July 12 The US Secretary of State and his Qatari counterpart signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding against the financing of terrorism, Qatari media reported. In live footage, Rex Tillerson and Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani signed...

World Bank: New facility to empower women in entrepreneurship

Accra, July 11  The World Bank Group has announced the creation of a more than $1 billion innovative new facility that aims to advance women’s entrepreneurship. The facility would also help women in developing countries gain increased access to...
Trump, Putin discussed sanctions, says White House

Trump, Putin discussed sanctions, says White House

Washington, July 11  The White House has confirmed that President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed sanctions related to Moscows alleged meddling in the 2016 US election, the media reported. “There were sanctions...