World

Guterres calls for unity in New Year’s message

Sunday, 30 December 2018 17:00
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said the UN will continue to bring people together to build bridges and create space for solutions in 2019. In his New Year message, the UN chief said the world is undergoing a stress…

Bangladesh elections: Security on high alert as polling begins

Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:58
Bangladesh is voting on Sunday in a general election, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking her third consecutive term in office. Security forces are on high alert, with around 600,000 security personnel deployed across the nation. More than 100 million…

Mexico creates free zone on US border to win investment, create jobs

Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:54
The government of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday decreed the creation of a free zone along the US border as part of a project to win investment, create jobs and reduce migration. “It is a very important…

Trump touts advances in trade talks with China

Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:53
US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that great progress has been made in trade negotiations between the US and China, though he gave no specific details. “Just had a long and very good call with President Xi of China.…

Merkel, Macron urge Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

Saturday, 29 December 2018 16:10
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have urged Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors who were detained during tensions in the Sea of Azov, the media reported. In their joint statement, Merkel and Macron on Friday said…

US shutdown impasse over Trump’s border wall drags on

Friday, 28 December 2018 16:11
The partial shutdown of the US federal government is set to drag into next week after lawmakers made little progress in resolving a budgetary stalemate over funding for the border wall proposed by President Donald Trump. A nearly empty Senate…

Pakistani government bans Zardari from leaving country

Friday, 28 December 2018 09:26
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Thursday decided to ban former President and PPP co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and another 171 people from leaving the country over a money laundering case being probed on the orders of the apex court.…

Saudi king reshuffles cabinet, replaces foreign minister

Friday, 28 December 2018 09:23
Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud reshuffled his cabinet on Thursday, appointing a new foreign minister less than three months after an international crisis was unleashed by the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the country’s consulate…

Putin, Armenian leaders agree to strengthen ties

Friday, 28 December 2018 09:23
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan agreed on Thursday to expand cooperation in various areas. During talks with Pashinyan in Moscow, Putin called Russia-Armenia ties “truly allied relations filled with substantial content,” according to a…

Trump presses Democrats on border wall funding ahead of Senate meeting

Friday, 28 December 2018 09:22
As the US Senate is set to reconvene on Thursday, President Donald Trump continued to blame Democrats for the budget impasse and again criticised Democrats’ opposition to funding a US-Mexico border wall. “Have the Democrats finally realised that we desperately…