7 injured in Texas market shooting

Houston, Feb 24 (IANS) Seven people were injured in a shooting at a flea market in the US state of Texas, police said. The incident took place on Sunday night at the... Read more »

15 injured in Baghdad clashes

Baghdad, Feb 24 (IANS) At least 15 people were injured in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said. The clashes erupted... Read more »

Malaysian PM Mahathir submits resignation letter

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 24 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday submitted his resignation letter to the King, said his office. “Mahathir Mohamad had sent a letter of resignation as Prime... Read more »

Iran calls FATF blacklisting ‘politically-motivated’

Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that the new move by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to keep the country on its blacklist is a “politically-motivated”... Read more »

UN chief stresses local communities in decolonisation process

United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed that the decolonisation process should be guided by the needs of the local communities and the world has the responsibility to... Read more »

Over 10,000 Afghan civilian casualties in 2019: UN

Kabul, Feb 22 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has documented more than 10,000 civilian casualties in 2019, it said in a report released here on Saturday. “Parties to the... Read more »

Khamenei votes in Iran’s 11th parliamentary elections

Tehran, Feb 21 (IANS) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was among the first to cast his ballot in the country’s 11th parliamentary elections on Friday, for which voting was underway nationwide.... Read more »

Vietnam charges 7 over 2019 Essex lorry deaths

Hanoi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vietnamese authorities have charged seven people in connection with the deaths of 39 citizens, who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in the UK’s Essex county last... Read more »

US partnering with Israel in annexation plans: Palestine

Ramallah, Feb 21 (IANS) Saeb Erekat, the Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization, has said that the US and Israel were “partnering” in annexation plans through an ongoing settlement construction. “(US... Read more »

Massive aid operation underway in Syria: UN

United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) With the continuing bombardments in Idlib and Aleppo, a massive aid operation from Turkey into northwest Syria was underway to assist civilians, a UN spokesman said. “The... Read more »

Outcry over Aboriginal flag ban in Aus Anzac Day services

Canberra, Feb 21 (IANS) A decision to ban the Aboriginal flag and other forms of recognition from Anzac Day services in Western Australia (WA) has sparked widespread backlash, a media report said... Read more »

SL committee proposes immediate burqa ban

Colombo, Feb 21 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Parliament committee on national security has proposed the immediate ban on the burqa and also suspend registration of political parties on ethnic and religious basis,... Read more »

Scant progress on reforms after Vatican’s abuse summit

Vatican City, Feb 21 (IANS) A year has passed since a historic summit in the Vatican where Bishops and Cardinals listened to victims of abuse, but little progress has been made in... Read more »

Pakistan’s propaganda on FATF proven false

By Aarti Tikoo Singh  New Delhi/Paris, Feb 21 (IANS) India on Friday commended Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for its decision to retain Pakistan in the punitive grey list because of its... Read more »

Anti-govt slogan spray-painted outside HK Chinese army base

Feb 20 (IANS) A popular slogan of Hong Kong’s months-long anti-government protests was spray-painted on the wall outside one of the Chinese Armys bases in the city, it was reported on Thursday. The... Read more »

China, ASEAN FMs hold special meeting on coronavirus

Feb 20 (IANS) China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) kicked off a Special Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Coronavirus Disease here on Thursday to discuss coordinating efforts in fighting against the... Read more »

Aus PM announces national inquiry into bushfires

Feb 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced a national inquiry into the the devastating bushfires that claimed the lives of at least 33 people, killed millions of animals and... Read more »

US trade deficit with India sign of strength, Trump doesn’t understand this: NYU economist

Feb 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump’s worry about trade deficits with countries like India “does not make much sense” and he should instead see it as a sign of American strength, a... Read more »

Bangladesh begins 1st nationwide anti-cholera drive

Feb 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has begun its first nationwide vaccination drive against cholera as the country joined the global effort to eliminate the endemic disease that infects thousands of people each year. As... Read more »

43 arrested in anti-child porn operation in Brazil

Brasilia, Feb 19 (IANS) Brazil police have arrested 43 people in a large-scale operation against child pornography which involved four other countries. According to the Brazilian authorities, 112 search warrants were issued... Read more »