Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo, Oct 11 (IANS) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation” in the African nation, especially his... Read more »

Received promising signals from Irish PM

Brussels, Oct 11 (IANS) European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday said that he received “promising signals” from Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar that a Brexit deal was still possible. Tusk’s remark... Read more »

EU calls upon Turkey to cease military action in Syria

Brussels/New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The European Union (EU) said that a sustainable solution to the Syrian conflict cannot be achieved militarily and called upon Turkey to cease the unilateral military action... Read more »

Over 50 killed as Turkey-Syria offensive continues

Damascus/Ankara, Oct 11 (IANS) More than 50 people, including civilians, have been killed as the Turkish offensive in Syria, which was launched by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aimed at pushing the Kurdish... Read more »

Afghan Ambassador threatens to shut Peshawar Consulate

Kabul/Peshawar, Oct 11 (IANS) Afghanistans Ambassador to Pakistan, Shukrullah Atif Mashal on Friday threatened to shut down the country’s Consulate in Peshawar because of the alleged removal of the Afghan flag by... Read more »

Iranian tanker hit by 2 blasts near Jeddah

Tehran, Oct 11 (IANS) An Iranian tanker in the Red Sea near the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah was on Friday hit by two explosions, resulting in an oil spill, authorities... Read more »

US Energy Secretary subponaed over Ukraine controversy

Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) The US House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed the Energy Secretary Rick Perry as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, demanding documents about his dealings... Read more »

Nepal, China to discuss extradition treaty during Xi visit

Kathmandu, Oct 11 (IANS) Nepal and China are set to discuss an extradition treaty during the two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Kathmandu beginning on Saturday. However, an agreement... Read more »

Turkish offensive in Syria enters second day

Ankara/Damascus, Oct 10 (IANS) The Turkish offensive in Syria, which was launched by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aimed at pushing the Kurdish forces away from its border, entered its second day on... Read more »

UK, Irish PMs set for further Brexit talks

London, Oct 10 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar are slated to meet for talks on Thursday to discuss the former’s Brexit proposals. The meeting between... Read more »

12 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq

Baghdad, Oct 10 (IANS) A total of 12 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Wednesday in a raid and an airstrike in the Iraqi provinces of Salahudin and Diyala, respectively, security... Read more »

SL’s Gotabaya Rajapaksa launches presidential campaign

Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan Defence Minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa has formally launched his campaign for the island nation’s upcoming presidential election on November 16, media reports said. Rajapakse, who is... Read more »

Trump, Biden in all-out war

Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) With Barack Obama’s old running mate Joe Biden now an outlier with the Donald Trump administration and worse still, a challenger for the 2020 presidency, the stand-off between... Read more »

Impeachment: Will take part if rules are fair, says Trump

Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he would participate in an ongoing impeachment inquiry against him led by the House Democrats “if the rules are fair”. Asked... Read more »

Pelosi doesn’t back down, goes for the kill

Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) Don’t dress betrayal as a favour for sorrows don’t come individually but in battalions, is what a usually blasé but now besieged US President Donald Trump must be... Read more »

Two killed in shooting outside synagogue in Germany

Berlin, Oct 9 (IANS) At least two people were killed and several others wounded after two gunmen opened fire outside a synagogue in German city of Halle on Wednesday, media reported. The... Read more »

Australia bushfires raze 100,000 hectares of land

Sydney, Oct 9 (IANS) Bushfires raging in eastern Australia’s city of Casino have destroyed at least 20 houses and burnt some 100,000 hectares of land, authorities said on Wednesday. More than 40... Read more »

Saudi Arabia assures world oil needs will be met

Riyadh, Oct 9 (IANS) The Council of Ministers on Tuesday reemphasized the Kingdoms readiness to meet the world oil needs as the most reliable, safe and independent oil exporter of the world.... Read more »

Pakistan’s Christians oppose new marriage law

Lahore, Oct 8 (IANS) Pakistan’s Christian community has expressed its opposition the new marriage law promulgated for the community, with its representatives contending that some of its provisions are not compatible with... Read more »

US blacklists 28 Chinese entities for minorities’ repression

Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) The US has added 28 Chinese entities to an export blacklist, citing their role in Beijing’s repression of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, just days before high-level trade talks... Read more »