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UN asks Lanka to get transitional justice house in order

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on UN asks Lanka to get transitional justice house in order

Colombo, Oct 23 (PTI): Sri Lanka’s transnational justice policy to deal with allegations of war crimes during decades- long civil war has been deeply polarised and politicised, a special UN rapporteur today said as he urged the government to adopt a clear timeline to address the issue.

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Body of three year old Indian girl missing in Texas found — Police

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Body of three year old Indian girl missing in Texas found — Police

Houston, Oct. 23 (PTI): Police in the US today found the body of a small child in a culvert, which they say is “most likely” that of a 3-year-old Indian girl who went missing over two weeks ago when her foster father sent her outside alone late in the night as punishment for not drinking […]

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Three Indians among six arrested for smuggling protected animals in Nepal

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Three Indians among six arrested for smuggling protected animals in Nepal

Kathmandu, Oct. 23 (PTI) :Three Indians and a Pakistani were among six people arrested here for allegedly smuggling protected live animals to Nepal from Nigeria, a media report said today.

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Saudi Arabia not ready for dialogue with Qatar— Tillerson

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia not ready for dialogue with Qatar— Tillerson

Doha, Oct 23 (IANS): The US secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Saudi Arabia is not ready to talk to Doha to end the months-long diplomatic crisis, local media reported on Monday.

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Pakistan Finance Minister appears before accountability court in Panama scandal

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Pakistan Finance Minister appears before accountability court in Panama scandal

Islamabad, Oct. 23 (PTI): Ishaq Dar, Pakistan’s embattled Finance Minister and ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s close aide, indicted in a graft case in the Panama Papers scandal, today appeared before an anti-corruption court here for the seventh time. The National Accountability Court had indicted Dar last month in the case pertaining to his owning […]

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Sharif brothers tried to assassinate me twice: Zardari

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Sharif brothers tried to assassinate me twice: Zardari

Lahore, Oct. 22 (PTI): Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif twice planned to assassinate him.

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‘US considering Indian request of armed drones for air force’

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on ‘US considering Indian request of armed drones for air force’

Washington, Oct. 22 (PTI): The Trump Administration is “considering” India’s request for armed drones for its air force, weeks after approving the sale of high-tech unarmed Guardian drones to India.

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China fears envoy in Pak might be attacked; asks more security

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on China fears envoy in Pak might be attacked; asks more security

Islamabad, Oct. 22 (PTI): China has asked Pakistan to step up security of its newly-appointed ambassador in Islamabad in the wake of threats to his life from a terrorist organisation, according to media reports. The Chinese Embassy made the request in a letter written to the Interior Ministry on October 19, saying a member of […]

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Abe eyes fresh term as Japan votes under N. Korea threats

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Abe eyes fresh term as Japan votes under N. Korea threats

Tokyo, Oct. 22 (PTI/AFP): Millions of Japanese braved typhoon conditions today for a snap election likely to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a fresh mandate to revive the world’s third-largest economy and press his hardline stance on North Korea. If pre-election surveys prove correct, Abe’s conservative coalition will cruise to a crushing majority to win […]

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‘Time to declare independence’: 450,000 protest in Barcelona

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on ‘Time to declare independence’: 450,000 protest in Barcelona

Barcelona, Oct 22 (PTI/AFP): Led by Catalonia’s separatist president Carles Puigdemont, hundreds of thousands of independence supporters protested in Barcelona today, shouting “freedom” and “independence” after Madrid announced drastic measures to stop the region from breaking away.

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