Tehran: Iran's deputy envoy to the UN has said the US-led military coalition had failed to make Afghanistan a safer nation, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. The security in Afghanistan has continued to deteriorate since the US invasion in 2001, Eshaq Al-e-Habib was quoted as saying.
Published 20-Jan-2018 19:22 IST
Kabul: Afghan security forces have freed 67 soldiers and police officials from a Taliban-run jail in Afghanistan's Helmand province, officials said on Saturday. The rescue operation was launched in Baghram district and 20 of the freed hostages were taken to neighbouring Kandahar province. TheMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 18:08 IST
Ankara: At least 11 people were killed and 44 others injured in a bus accident in Turkey's northwestern Eskisehir province on Saturday.
Published 20-Jan-2018 17:56 IST
Dhaka: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on Saturday asked for guarantees that their safety and security would be protected and that they would be granted Myanmar citizenship before being repatriated to Rakhine state. Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed earlier this week to complete the refugees' returnMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 17:40 IST
Washington: The US has slammed China and Russia for failing to embrace the market oriented economic policies championed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and alleged that the two countries are not living up to their key commitments made before they joined it.
Published 20-Jan-2018 17:34 IST
Washington: The US economy is perhaps the best it has ever been and the country is doing really well, President Donald Trump has said. Trump was speaking on the eve of the first anniversary of him becoming the President of the US.
Published 20-Jan-2018 17:13 IST
New Delhi: Despite the ripple effect of the United States shutdown across the world, no flights from India to America had been cancelled, according to sources. Though travellers were not impacted immediately, industry players said that if the government shutdown was prolonged, it would have anMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 17:02 IST
Kochi: Vice Admiral Timothy W Barrett, Chief of Royal Australian Navy (RAN), accompanied by a four member Australian naval delegation, visited the Southern Naval Command here.
Published 20-Jan-2018 16:12 IST
San Francisco: Indian-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said he does not regret firing James Damore, a former employee who was ousted from the company last year for criticising the tech giant for its diversity policy.
Published 20-Jan-2018 11:54 IST
New Delhi: A prominent Baloch activist who runs a campaign against missing persons in Balochistan has accused Pakistan of running a terror factory. "Pakistan runs factories to produce terrorists. It provides them training to use against others, including the Baloch.
Published 20-Jan-2018 11:47 IST | Updated 13:12 IST
Washington: The US Senate has not approved the new funds necessary to finance the government ahead of midnight, and pushed the Donald Trump government towards a partial and indefinite shutdown. The budget proposal presented by the Republicans on Friday night got more votes in favour (50) thanMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 11:33 IST
Islamabad: Two people have been arrested in connection with the rape and murder case of seven-year-old Zainab in Pakistan, with police terming it an important development in the search of suspect(s) involved in the case. Zainab Amin was kidnapped from her neighbourhood on January 4. She was rapedMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 11:05 IST | Updated 11:26 IST
London: British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump will meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street has confirmed. It comes after Trump cancelled plans to open the new $1 billion US Embassy in London next month, BBC reported on Friday. The White HouseMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 11:01 IST
United Nations: Pakistan needs to change its "mindset" of differentiating between good and bad terrorists, India has told the UN Security Council, urging it to focus on challenges posed by terrorism emanating from the safe havens from across the border.
Published 20-Jan-2018 11:01 IST | Updated 11:34 IST
Washington: White House is preparing for a government shutdown, as the chances of a short-term government funding bill passed by the Senate are dimmed, a White House official has said. "OMB is preparing for what we're calling the Schumer Shutdown," said White House Office of Management and BudgetMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 10:59 IST
Washington: US President Donald Trump ended his first year in office more unpopular than any President in modern history, various polls have said. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Friday found that just 39 per cent of Americans approve of Trump's performance. This was the lowestMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 10:36 IST
Washington: US President Donald Trump addressed through video thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington to take part in the 45th annual March for Life. Trump spoke from the White House Rose Garden on Friday and marchers watched on giant screens set up on the National Mall. "We areMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 10:11 IST | Updated 10:28 IST
Washington: A last minute meeting between US President Donald Trump and top Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer to avert a government shutdown due to lack of funds, failed after the two leaders continued to "have a good number of differences". The meeting was held at the request of Trump as part of hisMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 10:05 IST
Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said he will run for re-election in the presidential elections scheduled in March. Sisi made the announcement on Friday during the final day of "Story of a Nation" conference, where he presented his achievements over the past four years, Xinhua newsMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 09:57 IST
United Nations: Pakistan raked up the issue of Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav in the UN Security Council after it was accused by India, the US and Afghanistan, for providing safe havens to terrorists. Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Maleeha Lodhi was responding to IndianMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 09:56 IST | Updated 12:07 IST

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