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Guterres expresses doubt in enabling India-Pakistan dialogue

Saturday, 19 January 2019 14:34
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed doubts about his efficacy in enabling talks between India and Pakistan but said he hoped that given their importance they would enter into a meaningful dialogue. “I have been offering my good offices in relation…

US, N.Korean representatives meet in Stockholm

Saturday, 19 January 2019 09:42
Senior representatives from Washington and Pyongyang have met here to prepare for a second summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean top leader Kim Jong-un, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) has reported. Citing the newspaper, Xinhua news…

Trump postpones Speaker Pelosi’s foreign trip over government shutdown

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:48
US President Donald Trump has told Speaker Nancy Pelosi that her planned foreign trip has been postponed, a day after the top House Democrat asked him to delay the State of the Union address due to the ongoing partial government…

NATO head to attend EU defence ministers’ meeting in Bucharest

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:47
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed his attendance at the informal meeting of defence ministers of the European Union (EU) member states, to be held here at the end of January, Romanian Defence Minister Gabriel Les said. The meeting…

Afghan President thanks Pakistan PM for peace efforts

Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:13
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the ongoing international efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. During the call, Ghani “expressed his gratitude for Pakistan’s sincere facilitation of these efforts” that were initiated…

At least 3 US troops killed in Syria blast

Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:53
The Islamic State terror organisation on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in a Syrian city under US-backed Kurdish control that killed at least three American troops, according to US officials quoted in a report from the Dow Jones…

US partisan divide on govt shutdown over border wall more sharply: Poll

Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:37
With the partial shutdown of the federal government entering its 26th day, Americans’ view on whether to expand the US-Mexico border wall has been more sharply divided along partisan lines, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday. Seventy-nine…

ICC acquits ex-Ivorian President of crimes against humanity

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:25
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday absolved former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and an ex-minister of crimes against humanity charges and ordered their immediate release. Gbagbo has been held in custody at The Hague since 2011 along with…

China’s lunar probe sees first cotton-seed sprout

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:24
A cotton seed carried to the Moon by China’s recent Chang’e-4 probe has sprouted, the first for any biological matter to grow on the Moon, the media reported on Tuesday. Images sent back by the probe showed that a cotton…

UK parliament rejects Brexit deal in historic vote

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:12
The UK parliament on Tuesday voted to overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal, further complicating the country’s historic exit from the European Union (EU). MPs voted 202 to 432 against the deal reached between the British government and the EU after…