Don’t be a coward: UK’s Hunt tells rival Johnson

June 24 (IANS) British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt has urged his Conservative leadership rival Boris Johnson not to be “a coward” about facing public scrutiny, the media reported on... Read more »

Modi, Xi, Putin to discuss Trump’s trade war at G20

June 24 (IANS) The leaders of China, India and Russia will meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit later this week in Japan to discuss ways to counter US President Donald Trump’s... Read more »

China’s candidate elected FAO head after India backs out

 June 24 (IANS) China’s Qu Dongyu has been elected the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) – a race from which India withdrew its candidate earlier this month. Qu won the... Read more »

‘Troops withdrawal key to progress in Afghan peace talks’

June 24 (IANS) The US and Taliban negotiators are expected to reach some sort of a conclusion on a timetable for troop withdrawal as well as intra-Afghan talks in the next round of... Read more »

Kim Jong-un receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump

June 23 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has received a personal letter with “excellent” and “interesting” content from US President Donald Trump, Pyongyang’s state media said on Sunday. “After reading the letter,... Read more »

Trump delays 10-city raids on illegal immigrants

June 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced a two-week delay to the proposed raids on illegal immigrants scheduled to start on Sunday in 10 American cities to see if Republican and... Read more »

Pakistan, Qatar sign MoU to combat terrorism financing

June 23 (IANS) Pakistan and Qatar have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, a statement from Pakistani Prime Minister’s office said. According to the statement, the... Read more »

Trump to tap Army Secretary as defense chief: White House

June 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to be the next Secretary of defense, the White House has announced. The announcement was made on Friday, three days... Read more »

Sri Lanka Prez further extends state of emergency

June 22 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday further extended the state of emergency by a month considering the security situation in the country. The President signed an extraordinary gazette notification... Read more »

Kenyan textile unit revived with $29.95m credit from India

June 22 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday inaugurated the his country’s Rivatex East Africa Ltd revamped with Indian help, the High Commission of India in Nairobi Rahul Chhabra said on Saturday.... Read more »

Tory leadership: Hunt to face Johnson amid tactical voting claims

June 21 (IANS) Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt will go head-to-head to become the country’s new Prime Minister amid claims that tactical voting... Read more »

Xi returns to China after N. Korea state visit

June 21 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping left North Korea on Friday after a landmark two-day state visit to Pyongyang, highlighting their strong alliance amid trade and nuclear tensions with the US. Xi’s... Read more »

Zardari to remain in NAB custody till July 2

June 21 (IANS) An accountability court in Islamabad on Friday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) an 11-day extension in the physical remand of former President Asif Ali Zardari ina fake accounts case.... Read more »

Guterres calls for restraint amid new Iran-US tension

June 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday asked for maximum restraint after Iran shot down a US drone. “He is very concerned about this latest development, about the shooting down of... Read more »

Baseless allegations in UN’s Khashoggi report: Saudi Minister

June 20 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian Minister has slammed a UN special rapporteur’s report claiming that there was credible evidence that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials were individually liable... Read more »

Xi leaves for 1st-ever state visit to North Korea

June 20 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday embarked on his first-ever state visit to North Korea, where he will meet Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un and discuss various bilateral issues. Xi is... Read more »

Trudeau to meet Trump over trade issues

June 20 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that he will meet US President Donald Trump in Washington on Thursday to mainly discuss trade issues. Trudeau sees the meeting as an... Read more »

Trump praises Mexican counterpart for USMCA ratification

June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has congratulated his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on the ratification of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement in the Mexican senate and called for the American Congress... Read more »

Trump officially launches re-election campaign veering between incumbent, insurgent

 June 19 (IANS) Veering between incumbent and insurgent, US President Donald Trump trumpeted the economic gains during his two years in office but also portrayed himself as an outsider as he hit out... Read more »

26 injured in Japan earthquake

June 19 (IANS) At least 26 people were injured after an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck Japan’s northwestern region, causing landslides and power outages in some areas, authorities said on... Read more »