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Obama nominates three Indian-Americans to advisory commission

Obama nominates three Indian-Americans to advisory commission

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 09:31

US President Barack Obama has announced his intent to appoint three Indian-Americans to his 14-member advisory commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

Singapore always keen to strengthen ties with India: Speaker

Singapore always keen to strengthen ties with India: Speaker

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 07:11

Singapore has always been keen to strengthen ties with India, country`s Parliament speaker Halimah Yacob has said, urging the city state-based businesses to further develop trade relations with the emerging economy.

Israel flays US on `weak` reaction to Fatah, Hamas unity deal

Israel flays US on `weak` reaction to Fatah, Hamas unity deal

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 05:29

Israel has criticised America`s "weak" reaction to the unity deal reached between rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas and demanded a clearer and more resolute response, a media report here said.

Bolivia fires hundreds of protesting soldiers

Bolivia fires hundreds of protesting soldiers

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 05:13

Bolivia`s military leaders have ordered the dismissal for sedition of 702 low-ranking soldiers who had been protesting for equal treatment in the country`s armed forces.

Barack Obama urges acknowledgement of massacre of Armenians

Barack Obama urges acknowledgement of massacre of Armenians

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 04:58

US President Barack Obama Thursday called for "a full, frank and just acknowledgement of the facts" relating to the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks starting in 1915.

Russia starts border army drill after Ukraine attacks rebels

Russia starts border army drill after Ukraine attacks rebels

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 03:32

Russia ordered new military exercises on the border of Ukraine today and warned of "consequences" after Kiev launched a deadly assault against pro-Kremlin rebels occupying the flash point town of Slavyansk, in an escalation of the crisis.

UN names 21 countries where rape in conflict

UN names 21 countries where rape in conflict

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 02:31

A new UN report names 21 countries where rape and other sexual violence has been committed in current and recent conflicts - from Afghanistan and Central African Republic to Myanmar and Syria.

Syria chemical handover nearly complete

Syria chemical handover nearly complete

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 02:25

Syria has nearly completed surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile, a joint task force in charge of the operation said today, as United Nations (UN) Security Council members called for a fresh probe into alleged gas attacks.

UN rights monitor criticises Bahrain over Shiite expulsion

UN rights monitor criticises Bahrain over Shiite expulsion

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 02:09

United Nation`s (UN) religious freedom monitor urged today that Sunni-ruled Bahrain to halt discrimination against its Shiite majority and its spiritual leader, who was expelled from the Gulf kingdom this week.