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Famine declared in South Sudan

Juba (South Sudan), Feb 20 (IANS) Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, where UN agencies warned on Monday that war and...

‘UK’s blackmail and divide tactic will backfire’

London, Feb 20 (IANS) The UK's attempts to "blackmail and divide" European Union (EU) countries in the run-up to Brexit negotiations will lead to...

US defence chief visits Baghdad

Baghdad, Feb 20 (IANS) US Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday arrived here in Iraq on an official visit.Mattis' visit came as Iraqi forces...

Seoul steps up security, pins Kim Jong-nam murder on Pyongyang

Seoul, Feb 20 (IANS) South Korea's Acting President on Monday asked the government to strengthen security against possible North Korean incitement, given Seoul's strong...

10 civilians killed in Afghanistan grenade attack

Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 10 civilians were killed and four wounded in a grenade attack in Laghman province of Afghanistan, an official...

Bono praises Mike Pence’s defence of AIDS Bill

Munich, Feb 19 (IANS) Band U2's frontman Bono praised US Vice President Mike Pences defence of AIDS Bill during a meeting in Germany.After an...

14 die in snowfall, severe cold in Afghanistan

Kabul, Feb 19 (IANS) At least 14 persons have died in snowfall and freezing weather in Afghanistan, an official said on Sunday.Ten people died...

Five militants killed, 205 suspects held in Pakistan

Lahore, Feb 19 (IANS) At least five militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its breakaway faction Jamaat-ul Ahrar (JuA) were killed during a...

Shoot at sight order over illegal entry into Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) As Pakistan's border with Afghanistan at Torkham and Chaman checkposts remains closed, authorities have issued shoot-at-sight orders for illegal entries...

Samsung heir denies bribery charges in corruption case

Seoul, Feb 19 (IANS) The heir to the Samsung Group once again denied bribery and other charges levelled at him on Sunday during the...

Iraq launches operation to regain control of western Mosul

Baghdad, Feb 19 (IANS) Iraq has launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) terror group, Prime Minister...

19 killed in Argentina bus accident

Buenos Aires, Feb 19 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed and 21 injured in Argentina when a bus heading to neighbouring Chile overturned...

Russia accepts passports issued by Ukraine rebels

Moscow, Feb 19 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree that Russia is temporarily accepting passports and other identity documents issued by the...

Hafiz Saeed listed in Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Act

Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Over two weeks after placing Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed under house arrest, Pakistan has included the name of...

China reiterates opposition to US-Taiwan exchanges

Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) China reiterated its strong opposition to official exchanges and military connections between the US and Taiwan, amid recent reports that...

Pakistani Senate passes Hindu marriage bill

Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistani Hindu community will have a personal law for the first time as the Senate has passed 'The Hindu Marriage...

Tillerson meets Lavrov, says Russia must honour Ukraine deal

Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Russian Foreign Minister that the Kremlin must adhere to its commitments on...

35 militants die in crackdown after Pakistan shrine blast

Karachi, Feb 17 (IANS) At least 35 terrorists were killed as the law enforcement agencies launched a security crackdown across Pakistan on Friday.The crackdown...

Pakistan summons Afghan officials, hands list of 76 militants

Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Hit by a wave of terror attacks, which it blames on militants from Afghanistan, the Pakistan army on Friday summoned...

Australia orders Uber drivers to pay service tax

Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) A court here in Australia ruled Friday that drivers of taxi-service Uber must pay the goods and services tax (GST)...

Over 1,000 evacuated in New Zealand wildfire

Wellington, Feb 16 (IANS) A wildfire has destroyed at least 11 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 people in New Zealand's...

Philippines move to cut mining to save ecology angers industry

Manila, Feb 16 (IANS) Mining companies in the Philippines accused the government on Thursday of wanting to kill the industry after it unveiled plans...

Hafiz Saeed wants travel ban revoked

Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief and 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has urged the Pakistan government to allow him...

Japan hotel removes books on ‘comfort women’ before Asian Winter Games

Tokyo, Feb 16 (IANS) Controversial material on "comfort women" that sparked diplomatic tension between Japan and South Korea is being removed from a hotel...

Indian space programme deserves kudos: Chinese daily

Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) India deserves kudos for sending a record 104 satellites into the orbit at one go but it was way behind...

Guterres extends Khare’s term as UN Under-Secretary General

United Nations, Feb 16 (IANS) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has extended the term of Atul Khare, the highest ranking Indian civil servant at the...

Nepal urges EU to lift air traffic ban

Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Nepal has urged the European Union to lift an air traffic ban imposed, stating that the Himalayan country has made...

India, Nepal agree to build new cross-border power lines

Kathmandu, Feb 15 (IANS) In view of the various power projects being developed in Nepal, India and the Himalayan nation have agreed to lay...

Hate crime in UK reaches record levels after EU referendum

London, Feb 15 (IANS) A majority of police forces in England and Wales saw record levels of hate crimes in the first full three...

China protests Taiwanese MPs’ India visit

Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) China on Wednesday lodged a protest over an ongoing visit by Taiwanese MPs to New Delhi and asked India to...

Taliban abduct 52 civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul, Feb 15 (IANS) At least 52 civilians have been abducted by Taliban militants in Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, an official said on Wednesday."Armed...

Pakistan court issues bailable warrant against cop in Sarabjit case

Lahore, Feb 15 (IANS) A Pakistani court has issued a bailable arrest warrant against a top police official for not appearing before it in...

By using Taiwan, India playing with fire: Chinese daily

Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) India is "playing with fire" and will suffer by using Taiwan to challenge China, an influential Chinese daily warned on...

Burundi asks refugees to return home

Kampala (Uganda), Feb 15 (IANS) The Burundian government has started a regional campaign to ask the country's refugees to voluntarily return home despite tension...

Jakarta holds civic polls amid protests against governor

Jakarta, Feb 15 (IANS) Millions of Indonesians cast their votes in the Jakarta municipal elections on Wednesday amid tensions between Muslim protesters and Governor...

Six die in Pakistan suicide bombing

Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) At least six persons were killed and many injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Federally Administered...

Tibetan PM seeks Japan’s support

Tokyo, Feb 15 (IANS) Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan administration in India, on Wednesday urged Japanese lawmakers to back the 'middle-way approach'...

Seoul examines ‘death’ of Kim Jong-un’s half-brother

Seoul, Feb 15 (IANS) The South Korean government on Wednesday convened an urgent meeting among its top defence and intelligence officials to discuss the...

May rejects petition against Trump’s state visit to Britain

London, Feb 15 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May formally rejected a petition on Monday signed by nearly 2 million people wanting the cancellation...

Former Rio governor charged with money laundering

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 15 (IANS) A Brazilian court has accepted a formal charge of 184 accounts of money laundering against former Rio de...

9,000 soldiers in Rio ahead of potential police strike

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 15 (IANS) Around 9,000 soldiers from the Brazilian Army were deployed here ahead of a potential police strike, the Ministry...

1992 Peru attack trial suspended due to Abimael Guzman’s illness

Lima, Feb 15 (IANS) The court proceedings on the 1992 Tarate terrorist car-bomb attack in Peru, in which 25 people died, was suspended as...

Australia, Sri Lanka discuss border protection, economy

Canberra, Feb 15 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday discussed in a meeting with his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe the border...

Pakistan slams North Korea’s latest missile test

Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the latest missile test carried out by North Korea in violation of the United Nations Security...

North Korean leader’s half-brother ‘killed’ in Malaysia

Seoul, Feb 14 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother has been killed in Malaysia, a government source said on Tuesday, sparking speculation over...

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Five terrorist killed by Pakistan Air Force

Rawalpindi, Feb 22 (IANS) As part of the ongoing crackdown on militants, the Pakistan Air Force has killed five terrorists in Khyber Agency, along...