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UNSC imposes new sanctions on N.Korea

United Nations, Aug 6 (IANS) The UN Security Council has passed a resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea for its continued intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) testing and violations of UN resolutions, the media reported. US Ambassador...
Irish PM wants border-free link between Ireland, Britain

Irish PM wants border-free link between Ireland, Britain

London, Aug 5  Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that he did not want to see an economic border between his country and any part of a post-Brexit Britain. Varadkar used his speech at Queen’s University in Belfast on Friday to call for unique...
Pakistan’s new cabinet takes oath

Pakistan’s new cabinet takes oath

Islamabad, Aug 4  The new cabinet of Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was sworn in at the Presidency here on Friday. According to reports, the cabinet consists of 46 members, but only 44 members took the oath of office administered by President...

Expert who stopped ‘WannaCrypt’ outbreak held in cyber fraud in US

New York, Aug 4  Ironic as it may read but a cybersecurity researcher who was hailed as a hero after he discovered a ‘kill switch’ that put brakes on the fast-spreading ‘WannaCry” ransomware in May has been arrested in the US...
Air France expands no-fly zone around N.Korea

Air France expands no-fly zone around N.Korea

Paris, Aug 4  Air France will expand its no-flyover zone around North Korea after concerns a missile test crossed a plane’s flight path, the media reported. On Thursday, the French flag carrier said the move was being taken as a “precautionary...

Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia, Iran, N Korea

Washington, Aug 3  US President Donald Trump has signed a sweeping sanctions measure that targets Russia, Iran and North Korea, the White House has said. The US President’s signature on Wednesday has come after some speculation that he could veto...
Chris Wray sworn in as FBI director

Chris Wray sworn in as FBI director

Washington, Aug 3  Christopher Wray was sworn in as FBI director, taking the helm of the agency after its previous director, James Comey, was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump in May, the media reported. “It is the honour of a lifetime to...
Proposed US immigration reform doesn’t cover H-1B visas

Proposed US immigration reform doesn’t cover H-1B visas

New York, Aug 3  A proposed US immigration reform legislation is narrowly focused on Green Cards and it does not cover temporary non-immigrant visas like the H1-B given to tens of thousands of Indian professionals. The Reforming American Immigration...
Nepali PM to visit India on August 23

Nepali PM to visit India on August 23

Kathmandu, Aug 2  Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will embark on a five-day state visit to India on August 23, a media report said. Officials from both the countries were working to finalise the itinerary, agenda and the size of the delegation,...
Attack on Afghanistan mosque kills 29

Attack on Afghanistan mosque kills 29

Kabul, Aug 2  A suicide attack on a mosque in the Afghan city of Herat has left at least 29 people dead and 63 others wounded, said an official. Jailani Farha, a spokesman for the Herat provincial governor said an attacker on Tuesday shot at the worshippers...
Shahid Abbasi takes over as Pakistan’s 18th PM

Shahid Abbasi takes over as Pakistan’s 18th PM

Islamabad, Aug 2 PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday took oath as the 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan, after he swept the National Assembly election with a majority vote, five days after the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court. President...

VENEZUELAN MILITARY TO SUPPORT MADURO AGAINST US SANCTIONS

Caracas, Aug 2  The Venezuelan armed forces (FANB) has confirmed their “unconditional support and loyalty” to President Nicolas Maduro in the wake of the sanctions imposed on him by the US. The FANB said on Tuesday they consider the sanctions to...
VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO SLAMS US SANCTIONS AGAINST VENEZUELA

VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO SLAMS US SANCTIONS AGAINST VENEZUELA

Caracas, Aug 1  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has slammed sanctions imposed by the US government against the South American country for holding a controversial constitutional assembly election amid violent protests. “You’re with Trump or you’re...
Poland marks 73rd anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

Poland marks 73rd anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

Warsaw, Aug 1  Memorial ceremonies took place Polish capital on Monday as the country marked the 73rd anniversary of the outbreak of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Germans during the World War II. Polish President Andrzej Duda, Warsaw Mayor Hanna...
China marks People’s Liberation Army’s 90th anniversary

China marks People’s Liberation Army’s 90th anniversary

Beijing, Aug 1 China on Tuesday marked the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) founding with a grand rally held at the Great Hall of the People here. President Xi Jinping while addressing the ceremony said the PLA is...
Pakistan interim PM-designate faces NAB inquiry over LNG contract

Pakistan interim PM-designate faces NAB inquiry over LNG contract

Islamabad, Aug 01  The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) nominee for the post of interim Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is facing a Rs 220 billion corruption inquiry by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over a liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

Suicide bomber targets Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

Kabul, July 31  A suicide bombing followed by gunfire targeting the Iraqi Embassy in the Afghan capital on Monday left an unknown number of casualties, officials said. The Islamic State militant group claimed the attack. The Interior Ministry said four...
India, Russia likely to ink deal for more Mi-17 V5 choppers this year

India, Russia likely to ink deal for more Mi-17 V5 choppers this year

Moscow, July 31  India and Russia hope to conclude a contract to purchase an additional 48 Mi-17 V5 medium lift helicopters by the end of this year, an official here said. Aleksandr Mikheev, CEO of Rosoboronexport, the state agency for exporting defence...

Pakistan SC disqualifies PM Sharif

Islamabad, July 28  The Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after a probe team found his wealth far above his earnings in the Panama Papers case.

UAE, Cambodia sign investment agreement

Phnom Penh, July 28  The United Arab Emirates and Cambodia on Thursday signed an agreement to protect and encourage bilateral investment between the two countries. The agreement was signed by the UAE Ambassador to Cambodia Saif Abdullah Al Shamsi and...