Russia to beef up western, eastern borders amid tensions

Aug 22 (IANS) Russia will strengthen defence in its western and eastern military districts due to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ramping up activities near its borders, the country’s Defence Minister Sergei... Read more »

Exit accord possible say Merkel, Johnson on Brexit

Aug 22 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintained their respective stances on Brexit, but said that they believe an exit accord can be reached in the end.... Read more »

Russia will respond to new US missile threat: Putin

Aug 22 (IANS) After the US recently tested a missile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said America’s latest move has raised new threats to the country and will warrant a response from Moscow. During... Read more »

Trump likely to ending birthright citizenship

Aug 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration is seriously considering an executive order to end birthright citizenship. “We’re looking at that very seriously,” Trump told reporters when... Read more »

N.Korea warns of new cold war on Korean Peninsula

Aug 22 (IANS) North Korea has warned that “dangerous and unusual military moves” by South Korea and the US would trigger a new cold war on the Korean Peninsula. A spokesperson from the... Read more »

Bangladesh urged to halt returning Rohingyas

Aug 21 (IANS) The Myanmar and Bangladesh governments should suspend plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees until returns are safe, voluntary and dignified, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. With new repatriations set to... Read more »

US ready to engage in working-level talks with North Korea

Aug 21 (IANS) The US special representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) affairs, Stephen Biegun, said Wednesday that his country was ready to engage in working-level talks with Pyongyang for... Read more »

India complying with Iran sanctions, despite work on Chabahar port: US official

 Aug 21 (IANS) By continuing to work with Iran on the Chabahar Port, India does not violate US sanctions on Teheran, according to the Washington official dealing with Iran. Replying to a question... Read more »

US in contact with Venezuela’s govt at highest level: Trump

Aug 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration is in contact with Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro government “at a very high level,” after being asked by the media about dialogue... Read more »

Syrian migrants face deadline to leave Istanbul

Aug 20 (IANS) Thousands of unregistered Syrian migrants have until Tuesday to leave Istanbul or face expulsion from Turkey’s biggest city, a media report said. Authorities have told the migrants to return to... Read more »

US envoy in Seoul to discuss resuming Pyongyang talks

Aug 20 (IANS) Stephen Biegun, the US representative for North Korea, on Tuesday arrived in Seoul where he will meet South Korean authorities to discuss the resumption of denuclearization talks with Pyongyang. Biegun... Read more »

Undemocratic backstop must be scrapped: Johnson

Aug 20 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the European Union (EU) that the backstop plan for the Irish border must be scrapped because it was “unviable” and “anti-democratic”, a media... Read more »

NYPD fires cop blamed for black man’s death

Aug 20 (IANS) The New York Police Department (NYPD) has announced the firing of an officer for his role in the 2014 death of an African-American man, an incident that led to massive... Read more »

Trump again slams Google for manipulating 2016 election

Aug 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has once again lashed out at Google for manipulating millions of votes in the 2016 presidential elections in favour of then Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. “Wow,... Read more »

HK leader commits to creating platform for dialogue

Aug 20 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said she was willing to create a platform for dialogue, but will not sanction an independent investigation into police actions during the... Read more »

Afghanistan slams Pak envoy’s attempt to link Kashmir with peace process

Aug 19 (IANS) Afghanistan has strongly protested against the statement of Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan, that the tensions in Kashmir could affect the Afghan peace process, terming it “reckless,... Read more »

12,000 dengue patients hospitalised in Bangladesh

 Aug 19 (IANS) At least 12,000 dengue patients have been hospitalised across Bangladesh between August 12 and 18, health officials said on Monday. Over the last one week, hospitals outside Dhaka were receiving... Read more »

‘No deal Brexit dossier shows worst case scenario’

Aug 19 (IANS) A leaked secret dossier filed by the UK Cabinet Office which lists a hard Irish border, chaos at the ports along with fuel, medicine and food shortages as a result... Read more »

Thousands march once again in Hong Kong

 Aug 19 (IANS) A mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, widely deemed the most important so far this month, attracted tens of thousands of people as the crisis entered the 11th consecutive... Read more »

UK PM in bid to get new Brexit deal

Aug 18 (IANS) Boris Johnson will meet European Union (EU) leaders this week during his first trip abroad as the UK Prime Minister, and stress on the the need for a new Brexit... Read more »