The United States has raised concern over the participation of Lashkar-e-Taiba-affiliated (LeT) individuals in the July 25 election, according to a media report. America has conveyed its concern to Islamabad, even as the European Union (EU) urged Pakistan to ensure "safe and secure conditions" for the polls. "We have repeatedly expressed...
Thousands of people marched across major Australian cities Saturday calling for an end to Canberra's offshore detention of asylum-seekers. The government sends anyone who tries to enter the country by sea to camps on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island or on Nauru in the Pacific for processing. Protestors took to the...
The governments of the United Arab Emirates and the People's Republic of China on Friday signed at least 13 Agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on various subjects including that concerning joint cooperation on the Silk Road Initiative and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative. Inked by Dr. Sultan...
The United States called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to act on his promise to give up nuclear weapons. After briefing U.N. Security Council envoys in New York, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the world has demanded that North Korea takes specific steps toward denuclearization....
China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia has said. Beijing doesn't want to go to war, he said, but the current communist...
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has sought waivers from sanctions on some countries making a transition from their military dependence on Russia, asserting that it will allow them to build closer security ties with America and strengthen US' allies in key regions. Mattis’ statement did not mention India, but for...
Over 20 Indian-origin persons have been sentenced up to 20 years in prison in the US for their involvement in a multimillion-dollar India-based call center scam which defrauded thousands of American citizens of hundreds of millions of dollars. The prison sentences for the 21 people convicted this week ranges from...
A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine state has resigned, telling The Dispatch on Saturday that the Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed board risks becoming "part of the problem" in a conflict that forced 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee. Retired Thai lawmaker and ambassador Kobsak Chutikul...
The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with smartphones, surround the politician's car and begin streaming live footage of something extraordinary: angry voters asking their elected representatives what they have done for them lately. A titanic 46 million people below the age of 35 are registered to vote in nationwide...
Congress is abandoning an effort to clamp down on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE in a defence bill, essentially green-lighting the Trump administration's deal to save a company that was accused of selling sensitive information to hostile regimes, aides have said. Senators from both parties expressed outrage that the revised...