6 die in protests against Indonesian President’s re-election

Jakarta, May 22 (IANS) At least six people have died and 200 others injured on Wednesday during protests in the Indonesian capital Jakarta against the re-election of President Joko Widodo. The toll was... Read more »

Iran refuses talks with Trump unless US shows ‘respect’

Tehran, May 22 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has said that his country won’t negotiate with US President Donald Trump unless Washington shows Tehran “respect” by honouring its commitments under the... Read more »

US warns Syria over alleged chemical weapons usage

Washington, May 22 (IANS) The US State Department has issued a warning to the Syrian government, saying Washington was closely looking into allegations that Bashar al-Assad’s troops have used chemical weapons in recent... Read more »

US warns Syria over alleged chemical weapons usage

May 22 (IANS) The US State Department has issued a warning to the Syrian government, saying Washington was closely looking into allegations that Bashar al-Assad’s troops have used chemical weapons in recent days.... Read more »

UN forecasts global economy to grow 2.7% in 2019

May 22 (IANS) The United Nations on Tuesday downgraded its forecast for world economic growth, announcing that it expects overall growth of 2.7 per cent this year and 2.9 per cent in 2020.... Read more »

Pakistan appoints new High Commissioner to India

Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Pakistan has appointed diplomat Moeen-ul-Haq as the new High Commissioner to India, the media reported on Tuesday. The position in Delhi had fallen vacant after High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood... Read more »

China concerned over rising US-Iran tensions

BY GAURAV SHARMA   Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it was concerned over rising tensions between the US and Iran and asked them to exercise restraint. Beijing was reacting to US... Read more »

UNSC’s terrorism committee heads warn of returning IS jihadis

BY ARUL LOUIS  United Nations, May 21 (IANS) Following the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, the heads of the UN Security Council (UNSC) have warned of... Read more »

UN peacebuilding efforts must align with national priorities

BY ARUL LOUIS  United Nations, May 21 (IANS) Peacebuilding efforts will be successful only if they align with a nation’s priorities and its leaders and institutions are involved in the implementation, according to... Read more »

Chinese-made drones may be stealing data, warns US

Washington, May 21 (IANS) Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in Beijing, where it can be accessed by the government there, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)... Read more »

Iranian official calls Trump ‘crazy President’

May 21 (IANS) A senior Iranian official called Donald Trump a “crazy President” whose threats against Tehran weren’t going to work, adding that if the US President wanted to talk, he’ll not only... Read more »

UNSC members welcome listing Azhar as international terrorist

May 21 (IANS) The listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by a UN sanctions committee after China dropped its longstanding opposition has been welcomed by several Security Council... Read more »

Joko Widodo re-elected as Indonesia President

May 21 (IANS) Joko Widodo has been re-elected as Indonesia’s president after last month’s vote, beating former general Prabowo Subianto. The result was released a day ahead of schedule in the early hours... Read more »

Lanka for global intelligence sharing to end terror

Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called on countries to join hands in sharing intelligence to deal with international terror threats, media reported on Monday. The call has come... Read more »

Ukranian comedian sworn-in as President

Kiev (Ukraine), May 20 (IANS) Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday sworned in as the new President of Ukraine at a ceremony here. In his inaugural speech, he said ending the conflict with Russian-backed... Read more »

Rwanda and Sri Lanka: A tale of two genocides

Source: Sabrangindia.in This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. While the 1994 Rwandan genocide has become part of the world’s collective memory,... Read more »

Threats to US would mean Iran’s end, warns Trump

Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has asked Iran “never to threaten” the US and warned Tehran that if it wants a fight, it would be “the official end” of the... Read more »

White House unveils 1st part of Middle East peace plan

Washington, May 20 (IANS) The White House has unveiled the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, which is being deemed as an economic “workshop” to encourage investing capital in the West... Read more »

11 killed in bar shooting in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, May 20 (IANS) At least 11 people have been killed in a shooting at a bar in Brazil’s Para state, police said. The shooting took place on Sunday in the... Read more »

Trump says war with US will ‘officially end’ Iran

May 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has warned Iran “never” to threaten the US again, saying if Tehran wants to fight, that will be the “official end” of the Iranian regime. “If... Read more »