Friday, 22 November 2019

Categories for World

  • Pakistan’s former PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for medical treatment

    November 19, 2019 2:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Pakistan’s ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left for London today in an air ambulance for medical treatment for multiple diseases. Days earlier, the Lahore High Court had allowed him to travel abroad for four weeks and rejected the Imran... View Article

  • Sri Lanka’s new President directs state institutions to display National Emblem

    November 19, 2019 10:53 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Sri Lanka’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed all state institutions to display the national emblem in place of the traditional portrait of the incumbent President. Among his first orders after being sworn in as President yesterday, Mr Rajapaksa stated... View Article

  • US backs Israel’s right to build settlements in occupied West Bank territories

    November 19, 2019 10:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Abandoning its four-decade stand, the United States has backed Israel’s right to build settlements on the occupied West Bank in the Palestinian territories. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday announced that the US no longer believes that Israeli settlements in... View Article

  • Govt committed to achieve target of 26 billion dollar in defence industry by 2025: Rajnath Singh

    November 19, 2019 10:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated the government’s commitment to achieve 26 billion dollar defence industry by 2025. Mr Singh was speaking at a business seminar ‘India Rising’, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday. Mr Singh... View Article

  • Afghanistan: Back-to-back blasts hit Kabul; at least 4 wounded

    November 18, 2019 4:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    In Afghanistan, back-to-back explosions targeting a Military Training Centre in the capital Kabul wounded four Afghan national army soldiers on early Monday morning. Police and the Interior Spokesmen Nasrat Rahimi said, the explosion targeted the Military Training Centre on the... View Article

  • Gotabaya Rajapakasa to be sworn-in as new President of Sri Lanka today

    November 18, 2019 10:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Gotabaya Rajapakasa will be sworn-in as new President of Sri Lanka at Anuradhapura today. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several MPs will be present on the occasion as Anuradhapura holds significance as sacred city for Buddhism. The swearing-in will take... View Article

  • Facebook removes 5.4 billion fake accounts

    November 14, 2019 4:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Facebook says it has stopped 5.4 billion fake accounts so far this year, in a sign of a persistent battle on social media against manipulation and disinformation. In its latest transparency report, the Internet firm said it has improved its... View Article

  • Death toll rises to 26 in Israel-Gaza violence

    November 14, 2019 11:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    In Palestine, the death toll from Israel-Gaza violence surged to 26. Exchanges of fire triggered by Israel’s targeted killing of a top militant in Gaza raged for a second day and showed little sign of easing. Fresh rocket barrages were... View Article

  • US on hunt for new Islamic State’s leader says Prez Trump

    November 13, 2019 11:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    US President Donald Trump says, the United States is on the hunt for new Islamic State’s leader and knows of his whereabouts. Addressing the Economic Club in New York, Trump, however, did not name of the new target. Abu Ibrahim... View Article

  • Burkina Faso: 37 killed in attack on Canadian mining convoy

    November 7, 2019 10:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    In the West African country, Burkina Faso, an ambush on a convoy transporting employees of a Canadian mining company has killed 37 people in the deadliest attack in nearly five years of terrorist violence. The impoverished and politically fragile Sahel... View Article