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Top US senators briefed by CIA blame Saudi prince for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death

Top US senators briefed by CIA blame Saudi prince for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death

Making some of their strongest accusations so far, both Republicans and Democrats said they still want to pass legislation to send a message to Saudi Arabia that the United States condemns the death

Dec 05, 2018, 08:39 AM IST
If we can't export oil from Gulf, no one can: Iran president Hassan Rouhani

If we can't export oil from Gulf, no one can: Iran president Hassan Rouhani

"If one day they want to prevent the export of Iran`s oil, then no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf."

Dec 05, 2018, 08:00 AM IST
Before Brexit debate, Britain PM Theresa May suffers damaging blow

Before Brexit debate, Britain PM Theresa May suffers damaging blow

May wants to secure parliament`s approval for her deal to keep close ties with the EU after leaving in March, but opposition from lawmakers is fierce, with Brexit supporters and critics alike wanting

Dec 05, 2018, 07:45 AM IST
AgustaWestland chopper scam: The what, who, when and how of a scam that shook a nation

AgustaWestland chopper scam: The what, who, when and how of a scam that shook a nation

A deal to purchase 12 VIP helicopters from an Italian company went horribly wrong after allegations of kickbacks surfaced.

Dec 05, 2018, 07:18 AM IST
China says confident it can clinch trade deal with US as doubts grow

China says confident it can clinch trade deal with US as doubts grow

The Commerce Ministry, in a brief statement on its website, also said China would work to implement specific issues already agreed upon as quickly as possible.

Dec 05, 2018, 07:13 AM IST
Amid protests, French govt preparing to suspend fuel tax increases: Sources

Amid protests, French govt preparing to suspend fuel tax increases: Sources

The Emmanuel Macron government has imposed taxes on diesel to combat climate change but this has been met with massive protests.

Dec 04, 2018, 14:01 PM IST
Vajpayee told me Kashmir issue would have sorted if BJP had not lost 2004 polls: Imran Khan

Vajpayee told me Kashmir issue would have sorted if BJP had not lost 2004 polls: Imran Khan

Imran Khan insists there can be a solution to differences between Pakistan and India if both countries are sincere.

Dec 04, 2018, 12:03 PM IST
Aussie cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother arrested over fake terror plot to kill politicians

Aussie cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother arrested over fake terror plot to kill politicians

Arsalan Khawaja is suspected to have planted a fake terror list in the notebook of a co-worker.

Dec 04, 2018, 11:39 AM IST
In the name of honour: Engaged Pak couple killed by family for taking selfies

In the name of honour: Engaged Pak couple killed by family for taking selfies

The father and grandfather of the victim have been arrested after her mother got suspicious.

Dec 04, 2018, 08:00 AM IST
SpaceX launches biggest US 'rideshare' mission with 64 satellites

SpaceX launches biggest US 'rideshare' mission with 64 satellites

The mission comes days after India fired a rocket carrying 31 satellites into space.

Dec 04, 2018, 06:22 AM IST
India sees US as an important defence partner: Nirmala Sitharaman

India sees US as an important defence partner: Nirmala Sitharaman

Commencing her five-day official visit to the United States, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday asserted that New Delhi sees the US as an important partner in the field of defence.

Dec 04, 2018, 06:18 AM IST
Imran Khan counters Pakistan foreign minister, says Kartarpur 'a sincere effort, no googly'

Imran Khan counters Pakistan foreign minister, says Kartarpur 'a sincere effort, no googly'

It was a sincere effort. So was the invitation extended to the Indian ministers. It was not a googly for sure, says Imran Khan.

Dec 03, 2018, 21:22 PM IST
Trump writes to Imran Khan, seeks Pakistan's help over peace talks in Taliban

Trump writes to Imran Khan, seeks Pakistan's help over peace talks in Taliban

Trump wants to end a 17-year-old war between Afghan security forces and the Afghan Taliban militants, who are fighting to drive out international forces and establish their version of strict Islamic

Dec 03, 2018, 17:14 PM IST
Nigeria's Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike

Nigeria's Buhari denies dying and being replaced by lookalike

Nigeria`s President Buhari on Sunday denied claims that he had died and been replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months. 

Dec 03, 2018, 12:50 PM IST
Iran says it will continue missile tests after US allegation

Iran says it will continue missile tests after US allegation

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi has said Iranian missiles were purely defensive.

Dec 03, 2018, 08:47 AM IST
Thaw in US-China trade war as Donald Trump meets Xi Jinping on sidelines of G20 summit

Thaw in US-China trade war as Donald Trump meets Xi Jinping on sidelines of G20 summit

The meeting between the two leaders, first since the trade war broke out earlier this year, eased mounting tensions.

Dec 03, 2018, 06:20 AM IST
Bangladesh polls: EC rejects nomination of jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh polls: EC rejects nomination of jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia

The Commission's decision came four days after the Bangladesh High Court ruled that a person jailed for more than two years cannot contest polls, effectively ruining Zia's chance to participate in

Dec 02, 2018, 22:19 PM IST
G20's big outcomes: India to host summit in 2022; Trump-Xi call truce on trade

G20's big outcomes: India to host summit in 2022; Trump-Xi call truce on trade

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping also came to a truce on the ongoing trade wars.

Dec 02, 2018, 21:50 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi defends 'googly' remark, says linking it to Sikh sentiments misleading

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi defends 'googly' remark, says linking it to Sikh sentiments misleading

Qureshi on Sunday defended his statement saying it was with reference to the bilateral interaction with the Indian government and linking his remarks to "Sikh sentiments" was misleading.

Dec 02, 2018, 21:25 PM IST
Be celibate or leave the priesthood, Pope Francis tells gay priests

Be celibate or leave the priesthood, Pope Francis tells gay priests

Francis made the comments in a book-length interview with Spanish priest Fernando Prado called "The Strength of Vocation", in which he discusses the challenges of being a priest or nun today. 

Dec 02, 2018, 20:53 PM IST