1 civilians killed in bomb blast on 2nd day of Afghan elections

Eleven civilians were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on Sunday as voting for parliamentary elections was underway on the second day, an official said. “A mine planted... Read more »

UN orders withdrawal of Sri Lankan peacekeeper accused of anti-Tamil atrocities

The commander of the Sri Lankan contingent in the UN peacekeeping operations in Mali has been ordered back home after a review of his human rights record, according to Stephane Dujarric, the... Read more »

Russia to strengthen coordination with China for common interests: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that his country is ready to further strengthen coordination and cooperation with China to safeguard and promote common interests and global peace and development. Russia applauds... Read more »

US President Donald Trump proposes cutting federal agencies’ funds to reduce deficit

US President Donald Trump announced that he intends to reduce the American federal budget deficit by cutting financing to every government agency and department by 5 per cent. “I’m going to ask... Read more »

Israeli defence chief calls for ‘serious blow’ to Hamas

Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday said that his country should deliver a “serious blow” to Gaza Strip’s Hamas, following weeks of violence at the borders. “We are not willing to... Read more »

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passes away at 65

Paul Allen, who along with Bill Gates founded Microsoft 43 years ago has died, his family announced. He was 65. In a statement, Allen’s relatives said that the businessman died on Monday... Read more »

Putin probably involved in assassinations but not in US: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump have claimed that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was “probably” involved in assassinations and poisonings, but “it’s not in our country”. Trump made the remarks in a CBS... Read more »

Donald Trump vows severe punishment if Saudis are behind journalist’s disappearance

┬áThe President of the United States on Saturday warned that his administration would inflict severe punishment on Saudi Arabia if the Middle Eastern Kingdom was found to have played a part in... Read more »

Media sponsors pull out of Saudi conference over journalist disappearance

Most of the news outlets that had agreed to sponsor a high-profile business conference in Saudi Arabia have now pulled out following the unexplained disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Bloomberg is the... Read more »

UN chief visits Indonesia quake, tsunami survivors

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday visited the survivors of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi killing 2,073 people. Accompanied by Indonesia┬┤s Vice President Jusuf... Read more »