Gokhale evoked firm US resolve to stand against terrorism
New York: Meeting US leaders in the wake of the Pulwama suicide attack and the regional tensions arising from it, India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has evoked Washington's firm resolve to stand "shoulder-to-shoulder" with New Delhi in fighting terrorism.
UN report warns of millions of early deaths by 2050
Nairobi: A landmark UN report published on Wednesday, March 13, warned the world to drastically scale up environmental protections, or cities and regions in Asia, the Middle East and Africa could see millions of premature deaths by mid-century.
China's dissent on Azhar counters mutual goals: US
New York: China's opposition to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by the UN runs counter to its mutual goal with the US on regional stability, according to a State Department official.
UK Parliament rejects May's Brexit deal again
London: British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal was rejected again by MPs in the second meaningful vote in the UK Parliament since January, increasing uncertainty about how the country will leave the European Union.
US envoy seeks Taiwanese activist's release in China
Taipei: The US Ambassador for Religious Freedom said on Tuesday, March 12, that his country's government was very concerned over the imprisonment of a Taiwanese activist in China and called for his release.
UK MPs to vote on May's Brexit deal
London: UK MPs will vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday after she secured "legally binding" changes to the agreement following last-minute talks with the EU in Strasbourg.
Gokhale, Pompeo discuss 'urgency' of Pakistan acting against terrorist groups
New York: In the first high-level face-to-face India-US meeting after the Pulwama terrorist attack, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale discussed on Monday "the importance of bringing those responsible for the attack to justice and the urgency of Pakistan taking meaningful action against terrorist groups operating on its soil", State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said.
Imran Khan's income drops sharply in 3 years
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's net income has dropped sharply in the last three years from 35.6 million Pakistani rupees in 2015 to only 4.7 million Pakistani rupees in 2017, the media reported on Monday, March 11.
Indonesian woman charged with killing Kim Jong-nam freed
Kuala Lumpur: An Indonesian woman accused of using a lethal nerve agent to kill Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was freed on Monday, March 11, after Malaysian prosecutors declined to move forward with their case against her.