US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has warned that Pakistan's political leadership would lose control over the country if it does not begin the process of changing its relationship with the Haqqani Network and other terror groups having safe havens in Pakistan. In his remarks on 'Meeting the Foreign Policy...
In China, a fire in a southern neighbourhood of capital Beijing killed five people early this morning. The Fire service said in a statement that the fire in a house in Baiqiangzi village was caused by an electric bike. It said, eight people were injured and taken to hospital.
US says, it is ready for talks with North Korea over its nuclear disarmament without preconditions. Speaking on 'Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond' organised by the 2017 Atlantic Council- Korea Foundation Forum in Washington, US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson said, Washington is ready to...
In Iran, the Kerman province was hit by multiple strong quakes last evening and early this morning, injuring at least 18 people and damaging some 20 houses. State media reported that the first quake of 5.9 magnitude struck a city with a population of around 8 lakh 20 thousand. The tremor,...
US President Donald Trump has signed a 692 billion dollar defence budget, which among other things gives funding to provide legislative authority to implement his South Asia strategy and authorises critical missile capabilities to confront threats posed by North Korea. The National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) authorises 626 billion dollars...
Sri Lankan navy has arrested twenty three Indian fishermen along with five boats on charges of poaching into Sri Lankan waters. A Sri Lankan navy spokesman today said the fishermen were arrested off Delft island last night. After initial interrogation, they will be handed over to fisheries department in...
Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the world's largest dairy groups, said in Paris today that it was warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become...
In Iran, an earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale shook the Kermanshah province on border region of Iran and Iraq today, causing panic a month after a major quake killed hundreds of people there. The state broadcaster, quoting the head of the crisis management cell in Kermanshah province,said there...
President Vladimir Putin has ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a surprise visit to the war-torn country. In a televised speech, Putin said, he has ordered the defence minister and the chief of general staff to start withdrawing the Russian troops to their permanent bases. Russia...
Heavy snow blanketing northern Europe has caused many flight cancellations and delays at Schiphol airport in the Netherlands and Brussels airport. About 400 flights were cancelled at Schiphol-one of Europe's biggest airports - and about 200 in Brussels. Travellers have been advised to check flight updates at home, rather...