Thursday, August 16, 2018
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that his government will finalize a new economic program for the country by next week. Chairing a meeting of the National Economic Council, Mr Sirisena had detailed discussions on the rapid changes required in the country and short term and long term...
In Syria, the death toll has crossed over 200 including 57 children in a pro government bombing in the rebel Eastern Ghouta. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 127 civilians, including 39 children, were killed yesterday alone in the bombardment - the single bloodiest day for Eastern Ghouta...
Iranian search teams found the wreckage today of a plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier with 66 people on board. Government spokesman Ramezan Sharif said that the Revolutionary Guards' helicopters found the wreckage of the plane on Dena mountain this morning. Head of a regional...
Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Council announced today, overturning decades of draconian policies on arts and entertainment. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne, has been leading a drive to reform the country's...
Maldives Parliament will vote today on the request by President Abdulla Yameen to extend the ongoing emergency in the country for an additional 30 days. A Presidential spokesman confirmed that the voting will take place but added that timing for it has not been scheduled. President office said in a...
India’s surface-to-surface Agni-II ballistic missile, with a strike range of 2 thousand kilometres was today test-fired successfully from the Abdul Kalam Island, off Orissa coast at 0838 hrs. As part of user trial, the Strategic Forces Command with logistics support from Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out the...
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that Pakistan is home to the highest newborn mortality rates in the world. In a report released today, UNICEF said, Pakistan topped the poll, with 45 newborn babies dying out of every 1,000 births in 2016. The report said newborn mortality rate...
The United Nations has warned that heavy Syrian bombardment of the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta is targeting civilians and must stop immediately. Panos Moumtzis, the UN's Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis said in a statement, several days of bombardment on Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, has killed...
A Peruvian court ordered former President Alberto Fujimori to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon for a different crime. The National Criminal Court said the pardon granted to Fujimori in a human rights case for which he was...
In Nigeria, Boko Haram jihadists launched an attack on a girls boarding school in the northeast of Yobe state but the students and teachers fled to safety. Witnesses said a convoy of fighters in pickup trucks descended on Dapchi village in the Bursari area of Yobe state targeting the school. Resident...