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Mahmoud Abbas picks loyalist Shtayyeh as Palestinian prime minister

Mahmoud Abbas picks loyalist Shtayyeh as Palestinian prime minister

The appointment was announced six weeks after Rami al-Hamdallah tendered his resignation from the post and the resignation of his unity government to President Mahmoud Abbas.

Mar 10, 2019, 21:43 PM IST
In budget, Donald Trump to ask Congress for USD 8.6 billion for border wall

In budget, Donald Trump to ask Congress for USD 8.6 billion for border wall

The demand is more than six times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years.

Mar 10, 2019, 21:38 PM IST
India shows proof of shooting down PAF F-16 but Pakistan claims Indian government 'misleading' people

India shows proof of shooting down PAF F-16 but Pakistan claims Indian government 'misleading' people

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said at a media briefing on Saturday that an Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison, piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, shot down a

Mar 10, 2019, 14:50 PM IST
All 157 people on board Ethiopian Airlines flight killed in crash

All 157 people on board Ethiopian Airlines flight killed in crash

The flight was coming from Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

Mar 10, 2019, 14:34 PM IST
Plane crash kills 12 in Colombia

Plane crash kills 12 in Colombia

According to Aerocivil, the authorities have initiated an investigation into the causes of the accident.

Mar 10, 2019, 07:31 AM IST
At least 15 dead in shooting at nightclub in Mexico

At least 15 dead in shooting at nightclub in Mexico

Seven people were also injured in the early hours of Saturday when a group of armed men pulled up in three vans at the La Playa Men's Club in the city of Salamanca and opened fire.

Mar 10, 2019, 07:00 AM IST
Pakistan seeks India's removal from terror financing watchdog's review body to ensure 'fair process'

Pakistan seeks India's removal from terror financing watchdog's review body to ensure 'fair process'

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) continuing Pakistan with the 'Gray' listing means downgrading of the country by multilateral lenders like IMF, World Bank, ADB, EU and also a reduction in risk

Mar 10, 2019, 06:28 AM IST
Pakistan demands India's removal from terror financing watchdog FATF's review body

Pakistan demands India's removal from terror financing watchdog FATF's review body

Pakistan has asked the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international terror financing watchdog, to remove India as co-chair of its Asia-Pacific Joint Group, the Finance Ministry said on

Mar 10, 2019, 00:06 AM IST
At least 13 killed in a bar shooting in Mexico state

At least 13 killed in a bar shooting in Mexico state

 Before sunrise, a group of armed men pulled up in three vans at the La Playa Men`s Club in the city of Salamanca, burst into the premises and opened fire, local media reported.

Mar 09, 2019, 23:32 PM IST
Pakistan airspace to remain closed till March 11

Pakistan airspace to remain closed till March 11

Sialkot, Rahim Yar Khan and Sukkur airports which were set to reopen on Saturday will also remain closed.

Mar 09, 2019, 15:22 PM IST
Donald Trump's top communications aide Shine resigns, moves to re-election campaign

Donald Trump's top communications aide Shine resigns, moves to re-election campaign

Trump said in a statement released by the White House that Shine had done an "outstanding" job. 

Mar 09, 2019, 07:23 AM IST
Pakistan High Commissioner meets PM Khan, discusses prevailing situation in region

Pakistan High Commissioner meets PM Khan, discusses prevailing situation in region

On March 6, Prime Minister Khan said that a war with India was averted because of "timely and correct decisions."

Mar 09, 2019, 07:02 AM IST
China wants to have permanent military presence in Africa through CPEC: US Commander

China wants to have permanent military presence in Africa through CPEC: US Commander

The OBOR is Chinese President Xi Jinping's multi-billion project that focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa and Europe. 

Mar 08, 2019, 18:39 PM IST
Pakistan registers FIR against IAF pilots for bombing trees: Report

Pakistan registers FIR against IAF pilots for bombing trees: Report

Pakistan on Friday lodged an FIR against "unidentified pilots" of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for bombing and destroying 19 trees in the Balakot area, according to a media report, days after New Delhi

Mar 08, 2019, 16:59 PM IST
Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign team chief, sentenced to 47 months in prison

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign team chief, sentenced to 47 months in prison

Gates, a key witness against Manafort, has yet to be sentenced due to his ongoing cooperation with prosecutors.

Mar 08, 2019, 06:45 AM IST
Virgin Atlantic ushers in no-makeup for cabin crew

Virgin Atlantic ushers in no-makeup for cabin crew

The announcement reflects a remarkable transformation in the aviation industry toward giving more choice to the crew over how they express themselves at work.

Mar 07, 2019, 23:23 PM IST
Battle against Ebola being lost amid militarised response, MSF says

Battle against Ebola being lost amid militarised response, MSF says

MSF`s international president Joanne Liu said the outbreak, which has killed 569 people, would not be beaten unless the community trusted the authorities and were treated humanely.

Mar 07, 2019, 22:22 PM IST
Pakistan seals Lahore headquarters of Jammat-ud-Dawa and its wing Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation

Pakistan seals Lahore headquarters of Jammat-ud-Dawa and its wing Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation

"We have intensified action against the banned organisations," it said.

Mar 07, 2019, 21:59 PM IST
Movement at North Korea ICBM plant viewed as missile-related, South says

Movement at North Korea ICBM plant viewed as missile-related, South says

Spy chief Suh Hoon told the lawmakers he viewed the activity as missile-related, the JoongAng Ilbo said. 

Mar 07, 2019, 20:37 PM IST
Waves of people still leaving Islamic State's last Syrian enclave

Waves of people still leaving Islamic State's last Syrian enclave

The SDF has said it wants to ensure all civilians have been evacuated before launching a final assault on the besieged enclave of Baghouz.

Mar 07, 2019, 20:32 PM IST