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Will do everything to achieve Israel-Palestinian peace deal: Trump

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Will do everything to achieve Israel-Palestinian peace deal: Trump

Bethlehem/Jerusalem, May 23 (PTI): US President Donald Trump today said that he is committed “to do everything” to achieve Israel-Palestinian peace deal but made it clear that “peace cannot take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded”. Emphasising the need for a durable peace deal between Israel an Palestine the […]

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Ousted S. Korean President denies charges in graft trial

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Ousted S. Korean President denies charges in graft trial

Seoul, May 23 (IANS): Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday pleaded innocent to charges of corruption and abuse of power as her trial began here. The conservative former leader — who faces a life term in jail — pleaded not guilty to the 18 offences she has been charged with, including abuse of […]

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11 soldiers die in Afghan army base attack

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on 11 soldiers die in Afghan army base attack

Kabul, May 23 (IANS): At least 11 soldiers were killed and nine wounded when Taliban militants attacked a military base in Afghanistan’s Kandhar province. The attack took place in Shah Wali Kot district base on Monday night, Khaama Press quoted a military official as saying. The attack comes after six policemen were killed in by […]

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Prachanda defers resignation as PM, adds to political uncertainty

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Prachanda defers resignation as PM, adds to political uncertainty

Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS): Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Tuesday deferred his planned resignation from the top post, adding to political uncertainties in Kathmandu. Earlier in the day, Prachanda informed his cabinet colleagues that he will put in his papers to pave way for Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to become […]

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US cautions nationals on travel to Pakistan

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on US cautions nationals on travel to Pakistan

Washington, May 23 (IANS): The US has issued a travel advisory for its citizens asking them to postpone all non-essential travel to Pakistan due to increased “terrorist violence” in the country. The advisory, the second travel warning issued by the US State Department in less than 45 days, said Pakistan continues to experience significant terrorist […]

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Roadside blast kills 5 Somali soldiers

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Roadside blast kills 5 Somali soldiers

Mogadishu, May 23 (IANS): At least five Somali soldiers were killed and one injured in a roadside bomb attack near the administrative capital of Southwest state in Somalia. Information Minister for Southwest State Ugaas Hassan on Monday told Xinhua news agency that a heavy fighting between their forces and Al-Shabaab militants broke out after the […]

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First human ancestors evolved in Europe, not in Africa: Study

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on First human ancestors evolved in Europe, not in Africa: Study

Toronto, May 23 (IANS) : Based on an analysis of 7.2-million-year-old fossil remains, a new study claims that the split of the common lineage of great apes and humans probably occurred in Europe and not — as customarily assumed — in Africa. The findings, published in two papers in the journal PLOS ONE, thus outline […]

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Australian magnate donates $298mn to charities

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Australian magnate donates $298mn to charities

Canberra, May 22 (IANS): An Australian business magnate and his wife announced on Monday that they will donate $298 million to fund various charities and for cancer research. Andrew Forrest, who is one of Australia’s 10 wealthiest people and former executive director of the Fortescue Metals Group, has founded various organizations such as “Walk Free” […]

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Six policemen killed in firing incidents in Pakistan

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Six policemen killed in firing incidents in Pakistan

Islamabad, May 21 (IANS): At least six policemen were killed and one other was injured in two separate incidents of firing in Pakistan over the last 24 hours, police said on Sunday. Superintendent of Police Ghulam Murtaza Bhutto said three policemen were sitting in a parked police vehicle on Sunday when some unidentified gunmen sprayed […]

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China crippled CIA by killing US sources: Media

By   /  May 21, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on China crippled CIA by killing US sources: Media

Washington, May 21 (IANS): At least 20 US spies were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government between 2010 and 2012, crippling the country’s information-gathering, a media report has said. It was not clear whether the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was hacked or whether a mole helped the Chinese to identify the agents, officials told […]

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