Kigali:China's diplomatic tradition of foreign ministers visiting Africa first in the New Year indicates that Africa is always a priority in China's diplomacy, Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said. The tradition has been kept for 28 years till now, Wang addressed media after meeting Rwandan PresidentMore
Published 14-Jan-2018 09:39 IST
Doha: Qatar has filed new complaint to the UN Security Council over a second United Arab Emirates (UAE) military fighter jet which violated its airspace, Qatar News Agency reported on Saturday. The UAE fighter jet was travelling from the UAE to Bahrain on January 3, and flew over Qatar's specialMore
Published 14-Jan-2018 09:28 IST
Sao Paulo: At least 13 people died and 39 others were injured in a five-vehicle traffic accident on an expressway alongside the municipality of Grao Mogol in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, officials said.
Published 14-Jan-2018 09:06 IST
New Delhi: Six months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Israel, first ever by any Indian prime minister to the Jewish nation, his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu is arriving in India on Sunday for a six-day state visit. The Israeli Prime Minister, who is the second PrimeMore
Published 14-Jan-2018 09:00 IST | Updated 12:13 IST
Dubai: UAE and Saudi Arabia vowed on Saturday to further enhance the "brotherly" bilateral relations. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan received the Saudi Minister of Interior Abdulaziz Bin Saud Bin Nayefon on Saturday in the UAE border city of Al Ain, and reviewed theMore
Published 14-Jan-2018 08:17 IST
Washington: SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after nearly four weeks in space. Dragon splashed down successfully about 10:37 a.m. EST (1537 GMT) west of Baja California, completing the second resupply mission to and from the International Space StationMore
Published 14-Jan-2018 08:04 IST
Washington: The United States President on Saturday accused Democrats of squandering a chance to work out a legislative solution for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented migrants.
Published 14-Jan-2018 07:56 IST
Washington: Giving credence to the theory that the World Bank's popular ease of doing business (EODB) ranking is not credible and accurate, its chief economist Paul Romer has announced to recalculate the national rankings of business competitiveness going back to at least four years. TheMore
Published 14-Jan-2018 07:21 IST
Islamabad: The Pakistan Army on Saturday warned India against any misadventure, asserting that the country's nuclear weapons were exclusively meant to foil any threat emanating from the east. The Army's response came days after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's recent remark that the force was readyMore
Published 14-Jan-2018 07:15 IST
Hyderabad: A Telugu youth charged with the kidnap and murder of a 61-yr-old woman and her 10-month-old granddaughter will be executed in Pennsylvania on February 23. Raghunandan Yandamuri (32) is the first Indian-American to face death penalty.
Published 13-Jan-2018 16:51 IST
United Nations: India and China are "strongly committed" to the leadership in fighting climate change and ensuring they do not suffer its "devastating" impacts at a time when others are "failing", the UN has said. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the UN has a "very solid commitment" forMore
Published 13-Jan-2018 22:09 IST
Bangkok: Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar, on Saturday said that admission by the country's Army that it has participated in crimes against the Rohingyas is a positive step. Suu Kyi's statement comes after the country's Army, for the first time on Wednesday, admitted that it carriedMore
Published 13-Jan-2018 19:44 IST
New Delhi: With Israel asserting that its relationship with India is much stronger than one vote in the UN, the stage is set for for the arrival here on Sunday of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu on a six-day trip to give a fillip to 25 years of diplomatic ties between the twoMore
Published 13-Jan-2018 18:25 IST
London: Preet Kaur Gill, Britain's first woman Sikh MP, has been elevated to the Shadow Cabinet by the Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The Shadow Cabinet is the team of senior parliamentarians chosen by the Leader of the Opposition to mirror the Cabinet in Government.
Published 13-Jan-2018 17:29 IST
Kathmandu: Two Indian nationals have been arrested for their alleged involvement in printing counterfeit Nepalese rupee notes, police said. Acting on a tip-off, a special team of police caught Balbir Singh, 22, and Krishna Singh, 20, on Thursday from Bhimdutta Municipality of Far-Western region whenMore
Published 13-Jan-2018 17:07 IST
Harare: Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has briefed Angolan President Joao Lourenco on the recent political developments in Zimbabwe and assured him that the welfare and safety of former President Robert Mugabe are guaranteed. Mnangagwa also assured Lourenco that general elections due thisMore
Published 13-Jan-2018 16:53 IST
Guwahati: The Indian ASEAN car rally embarked on a four-nation tour on Saturday morning. Fifty participants from across the country will traverse 7,000-km for 22 days to spread message on rhino conservation and strengthen socio-economic ties between the region and South Asian countries.
Published 13-Jan-2018 16:42 IST
London: An Indian-origin teenager has been sentenced to eight years in jail by a UK court for trying to buy explosives online to kill his conservative Sikh father who did not approve of his white girlfriend.
Published 13-Jan-2018 16:16 IST
Kabul: At least 26 armed insurgents have been killed and 16 injured since Afghan security forces launched operations across the country over the past 24 hours, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday morning. " The joint Afghan security forces also detained three suspected militants and those amongMore
Published 13-Jan-2018 15:46 IST
United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for establishing "balance of power" in the Security Council to make the world body more "democratic".
Published 13-Jan-2018 14:29 IST

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