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UN chief on first official visit to Pakistan

UN chief on first official visit to Pakistan

16-02-2020 comments

Islamabad (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived here on Sunday on his first official visit to Pakistan to attend an international conference on Afghan refugees. He will also be visiting the holy Sikh shrine in Kartarpur.

During…

Saudi-led coalition warplane crashes in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition warplane crashes in Yemen

16-02-2020 comments

Sanaa (IANS) A warplane belonging to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has crashed in the northern province of al-Jawf, officials said.

A coalition spokesman confirmed that a Saudi Tornado fighter jet had "fallen" while carrying out…

China virus toll surges past 1,650

China virus toll surges past 1,650

16-02-2020 comments

Beijing (IANS) The number of fatalities from China's new coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic climbed to 1,665 on Sunday after 142 more people died due to the infection that has spiralled into a nationwide health crisis in the country.

According…

Kim Jong-un makes first public appearance in weeks

Kim Jong-un makes first public appearance in weeks

16-02-2020 comments

Pyongyang (IANS) North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance in three weeks on Sunday to take part in a ceremony marking what would have been the 78th birthday of his late father Kim Jong-il.

Kim paid tribute to…

No one thinks we're bluffing anymore: Trump's top negotiator on US trade strategy

No one thinks we're bluffing anymore: Trump's top negotiator on US trade strategy

15-02-2020 comments

New York (IANS) US President Donald Trumps top trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer, the lynchpin of an impending but elusive trade deal with India, says the game changer in Americas bare knuckle negotiation strategy is that "no one thinks were bluffing"…

US to sign peace deal with Taliban, withdraw forces over 18 months

US to sign peace deal with Taliban, withdraw forces over 18 months

15-02-2020 comments

New Delhi/Washington (IANS) The US government and the Taliban, by the end of this month, are to sign their peace treaty which includes a plan for a week-long ceasefire and withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan over a period of 18 months.

Pak Taliban under attack since deal with militant behind Malala shooting

Pak Taliban under attack since deal with militant behind Malala shooting

15-02-2020 comments

New Delhi/Kabul (IANS) At least three top militants of Pakistani Taliban have been killed in Afghanistan ever since former spokesperson of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan struck a deal for his escape from military custody in…

SL donates Ceylon Tea for Aus bushfire victims

SL donates Ceylon Tea for Aus bushfire victims

14-02-2020 comments

Colombo (IANS) The Sri Lankan government on Friday donated 4 tonnes of Ceylon Tea for the bushfire victims in Australia, authorities said.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had pledged the donation in a recent telephone conversation with Australian…

Erdogan attempts to rile up Muslims in Pakistan over Kashmir

Erdogan attempts to rile up Muslims in Pakistan over Kashmir

14-02-2020 comments

New Delhi/Islamabad (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again come to stand by Pakistan, which has been facing diplomatic isolation over Kashmir.

Addressing a joint session of Parliament in Islamabad, for the fourth time,…

Hasina rejects quota call for English-medium students

Hasina rejects quota call for English-medium students

13-02-2020 comments

Dhaka (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has rejected a call for special facilities for English-medium students to enrol at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), it was reported on Thursday.

In a Parliament…

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