70 soldiers killed in Yemen missile attack

Sanaa, Jan 19 (IANS) At least 70 soldiers were killed in a ballistic missile attack in Yemen’s Marib province, a government source said on Sunday. Dozens of soldiers were still suffering critical... Read more »

Iran rules out negotiation over new nuclear deal

Tehran, Jan 19 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has ruled out the possibility of any negotiation over a new nuclear deal, Tehran Times daily reported. “We will never negotiate a... Read more »

Morbidly obese IS fanatic captured in Iraq

Baghdad, Jan 19 (IANS) A morbidly obese Islamic State (IS) fanatic has been captured by forces in Iraq, who had to load him onto a flatbed truck because he couldnt fit in... Read more »

Qureshi talks Afghan peace, M-E crisis with Qatari FM

Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani in Doha and held talks on wide-ranging topics including the Afghan... Read more »

Bangladesh PM calls CAA ‘internal matter’ but ‘unnecessary’

By Aarti Tikoo Singh New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Even as Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes that Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is India’s “internal matter”, she has described the law, which... Read more »

Lebanese journos protest against police using excessive force

Beirut, Jan 17 (IANS) Lebanese journalists staged a rally outside the Interior Ministry in Beirut to protest against the anti-riot polices use of excessive force against demonstrators in recent days. The state-run... Read more »

Trump’s impeachment trial in Senate officially begins

Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump officially kicked off in the Republican-majority Senate with the reading of the two articles of impeachment the Democrat-majority House of... Read more »

Heavy rain brings relief to bush fire-hit Aus communities

Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Wide-spread thunderstorm systems moving across Australia’s east coast are set to bring some much-needed relief to firefighting efforts on Friday, with even more rain predicted over the weekend.... Read more »

Killing of Soleimani disgrace for US: Khamenei

Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) While leading the Friday prayers for the first time since 2012, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the January 3 killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani... Read more »

White supremacists arrested ahead of US pro-gun rally

Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The FBI has arrested three alleged white supremacists on charges, including illegally transporting a machine gun, days before a pro-gun rally in the US state of Virginia. The... Read more »

US-Taliban discuss peace deal in new talks

Doha, Jan 17 (IANS) The Taliban and the US have resumed their talks that are expected to continue for “several days” in the Qatari capital of Doha for finalizing an arrangement to... Read more »

Fresh protests in France against Macron’s pension reform

Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) French labour unions staged fresh nation-wide protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to overhaul pension reform, leading to traffic disruptions and road closures. In a sixth round of... Read more »

Chinese birth rate falls to lowest in 7 decades

Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China’s birth rate has fallen to its lowest since the formation of the People’s Republic of China 70 years ago, despite the easing of the one-child policy, the... Read more »

Russia backs India on Kashmir again

By Aarti Tikoo Singh New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Russia on Friday reiterated that the constitutional reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir state was an internal matter of India and none of its... Read more »

’11 US troops were hurt in Iran missile attack’

Baghdad/Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Eleven US troops were injured in the January 8 Iranian missile attack on of the two American bases in Iraq, despite the Pentagon initially saying that no service... Read more »

Chief Justice takes charge of Trump trial in Senate

By Arul Louis¬†¬† New York, Jan 17 (IANS) US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has taken charge of the Senate as it geared up for the historic impeachment trial of President... Read more »

‘European nations succumbing to US threats on Iran n-pact’

Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday said that three European nations were succumbing to tariff threats from the US in raising a dispute mechanism in a... Read more »

N.Korean daily slams US over unpaid contribution to UN

Pyongyang/Seoul, Jan 16 (IANS) A North Korean newspaper on Thursday slammed the US over its unpaid contribution to the UN, calling the move a “politically motivated attempt to control the world body”.... Read more »

‘China-US phase-1 trade deal has bearing on world peace’

Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Liu He has said that the phase-one economic and trade agreement between Beijing and Washington was more than an economic deal, as it also had... Read more »

Transparency urged for Cambodian oppn leader’s treason trial

Phnom Penh, Jan 16 (IANS) More than 80 Cambodian civil society groups on Thursday have urged the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to broadcast live the treason trial of opposition figure Kem Sokha... Read more »