The US has strongly condemned a ballistic missile attack over Riyadh which Saudi Arabia claimed was launched from Yemen by Iran-backed Huthi rebels. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said, the US remains deeply disturbed by the aggressive Houthi actions supported by Iran's provision of advanced weapons, which threaten regional security...
The United States has expressed concerns about Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed running for office in Pakistan next year. The Jamaat-ud-Dawah Chief had earlier said, his organisation will contest the general elections under the banner of the Milli Muslim League, which is yet to be registered with the...
At least eleven Afghan police officers were killed today when Taliban fighters targetted their checkpoints in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. Taliban insurgents launched the attacks in early morning in the Qalai Sang area of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah. The Provincial police chief Ghafar Safi said, 15 Taliban fighters...
Egypt has condemned the suicide bombing attack against a Christian church in Pakistan that killed at least eight people and injured 44 others. The Egyptian government and people stand in solidarity with the Pakistan government and people against terrorism, Xinhua quoted the Egyptian Foreign Ministry as saying. At least nine...
The electoral tribunal of Honduras has declared incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez as the official winner of the November 26 presidential vote, saying it had resolved all of the challenges presented to the disputed process. According to the official count, Hernandez beat center-left Salvador Nasralla, a TV star, by...
United Nations Security Council is due to vote today on a draft resolution calling upon all countries to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem. The draft resolution was submitted by Egypt, a non-permanent member of the Security Council, following an emergency meeting earlier this month.The US is expected to...
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has urged UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to summon a high-level meeting of the organisation's various bodies to achieve the global commitment of eradication of child labour by 2025. During last month's 'Fourth Global Conference on the Eradication of Child Labour', in which more than 100...
In Nigeria, four people were killed when a United Nations World Food Programme, WFP aid convoy was ambushed in the northeast. A WFP spokeswoman yesterday said this is the latest attack in the region as the conflict with Boko Haram nears its ninth year. Attacks on aid workers are relatively...
Billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera won Chile's presidency yesterday, with his center-left opponent Alejandro Guillier conceding the election as Chile followed other South American nations in a political turn to the right. With 98.44 percent of the ballots counted, Pinera, 68, had won 54.57 percent in the run-off vote, to...
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone yesterday after ISIS-inspired terror attacks against the city of St. Petersburg were thwarted by Russia's Federal Security Service using intelligence provided by the CIA. According to a statement from the Kremlin, Putin thanked Trump for the CIA's...