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Pakistan appoints Moin ul Haque as its new envoy to India

Pakistan appoints Moin ul Haque as its new envoy to India

Moin ul Haque is currently Pakistan's envoy in France and has served in Belgium, US, Canada, Sri Lanka and Turkey previously.

May 20, 2019, 20:20 PM IST
Eiffel Tower evacuated after man tries to scale it, monument closed for visitors

Eiffel Tower evacuated after man tries to scale it, monument closed for visitors

Taking to Twitter, the official handle of the monument tweeted that the monument "is currently closed until further notice".

May 20, 2019, 20:06 PM IST
Imran Khan draws inspiration from 1992 World Cup win to revive Pakistan economy

Imran Khan draws inspiration from 1992 World Cup win to revive Pakistan economy

Imran Khan has also blamed the Opposition for adding to Pakistan's current economic crisis.

May 20, 2019, 15:19 PM IST
US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid increasing trade tensions

US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid increasing trade tensions

The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world`s

May 20, 2019, 15:06 PM IST
Envoys of three nations present credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind

Envoys of three nations present credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind

Ambassadors of Venezuela and Panama, as well as the High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea, presented their credentials to the President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

May 20, 2019, 14:26 PM IST
Indian's charity in UAE enters Guinness World Records for holding longest iftar

Indian's charity in UAE enters Guinness World Records for holding longest iftar

The charity set the new Guinness World Records for "Longest Line of Hunger Relief Package" in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, Gulf News reported.

May 20, 2019, 14:09 PM IST

Rocket fired into Iraqi capital's 'Green Zone', no casualties

A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad`s heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies, on Sunday but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said

May 20, 2019, 14:08 PM IST
Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

Riyadh, which emphasized that it does not want a war, has accused Tehran of ordering Tuesday`s drone strikes on two oil pumping stations in the kingdom.

May 20, 2019, 13:58 PM IST
Swedish prosecutor requests Assange's detention over rape allegation

Swedish prosecutor requests Assange's detention over rape allegation

 It was begun in 2010 but dropped in 2017 after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. 

May 20, 2019, 13:46 PM IST
 32 killed as Islamic State terrorists riot in Tajikistan prison

32 killed as Islamic State terrorists riot in Tajikistan prison

The ministry said the riot broke out late on Sunday in the prison in the city of Vakhdat as terrorists armed themselves with knives and killed three guards and fellow prisoners.

May 20, 2019, 12:03 PM IST
Brazil: 11 killed in mass shooting at bar

Brazil: 11 killed in mass shooting at bar

The shooting took place on Sunday in the city of Belem when seven gunmen arrived at the bar and began shooting.  

May 20, 2019, 10:09 AM IST
US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

The busy waterway is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the US-China relationship.

May 20, 2019, 08:52 AM IST
UK Prime Minister Theresa May to make 'new, bold offer' on Brexit bill, Labour Party sceptical

UK Prime Minister Theresa May to make 'new, bold offer' on Brexit bill, Labour Party sceptical

After failing three times to get parliament`s approval for her deal, the government will now put the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, legislation which will enact that deal, before parliament for a vote in

May 19, 2019, 18:58 PM IST
Iran dismisses possibility of war amid US tensions

Iran dismisses possibility of war amid US tensions

His comments came as Washington tightened sanctions on Iran's crude exports and has also been increasing its military assets in the Middle East in the face of what it regards as new "threats" from

May 19, 2019, 16:55 PM IST
US President Donald Trump outlines his 'strong pro-life' views on abortion

US President Donald Trump outlines his 'strong pro-life' views on abortion

In a series of tweets, the US President backed the law, while at the same time appearing to challenge its key provisions."As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-

May 19, 2019, 16:04 PM IST
Australian PM heads to church, football after 'miracle' election win

Australian PM heads to church, football after 'miracle' election win

Scott Morrison`s Liberal-led conservative coalition has won or is leading in 76 seats, the number needed to form a majority government, according to the Australian Electoral Commission. 

May 19, 2019, 14:35 PM IST
Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

Two days earlier, four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. 

May 19, 2019, 13:06 PM IST
Pope pays tribute to journalists who were killed; says press freedom vital

Pope pays tribute to journalists who were killed; says press freedom vital

Pope Francis had just heard the association`s president, Patricia Thomas of Associated Press Television, talk about journalists killed, imprisoned, wounded or threatened in their line of work.

May 19, 2019, 12:27 PM IST
Turkish President Erdogan says will jointly produce S-500s with Russia after purchase of S-400s

Turkish President Erdogan says will jointly produce S-500s with Russia after purchase of S-400s

U.S. officials have called Turkey's planned purchase of the S-400 missile defense system "deeply problematic," saying it would risk Ankara’s partnership in the joint strike fighter F-35 program.

May 19, 2019, 11:46 AM IST
Cristina Fernandez surprises Argentina by running for vice president, not top job

Cristina Fernandez surprises Argentina by running for vice president, not top job

The announcement shakes up an election race many thought would be a choice between President Mauricio Macri`s painful market reforms and the fiery populism of Cristina Fernandez, who supported high

May 19, 2019, 09:13 AM IST