UN denies its observers attacked by Indians in Kashmir

UN denies its observers attacked by Indians in Kashmir

The UN has denied that its observers in Kashmir came under attack from Indian army in Kashmir, refuting the Pakistani allegations. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, told reporters on Wednesday that there was no evidence of an attack on UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations […]

Iran will continue missile programme, says Rouhani

Iran will continue missile programme, says Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Iran is “heedless” of what the “enemy” says and will continue its missile programme. “Remarks by enemy about Iran’s missile power result from their ignorance,” Rouhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency. “The enemy thinks that our power is restricted only to missiles, while our […]

US warship sails close to South China Sea island: Official

US warship sails close to South China Sea island: Official

A US Navy destroyer has sailed close to a disputed South China Sea island controlled by China for the first time after President Donald Trump took office, an official said. The USS Dewey sailed within 20 km of Mischief Reef (a man-made Chinese island), in the Spratly Island chain, on Wednesday, in a “freedom of […]

Trump has not decided on Paris Climate Agreement: Official

Trump has not decided on Paris Climate Agreement: Official

Senate Democrats have urged US President Donald Trump to remain a part of the Paris Climate Agreement. The White House has said that the President is yet to make up his mind. During a press conference on Wednesday, the White House said Trump was still deciding even as 40 Senate Democrats signed and sent a […]

Trump unveils first budget with $3.6-trillion spending cut

Trump unveils first budget with $3.6-trillion spending cut

US President Donald Trump’s first budget includes draconian cuts of $3.6 trillion over 10 years in social assistance and medical coverage programs for lower-income citizens, moves aimed at eliminating the deficit. Presented on Tuesday, the proposal’s main entitlement programs affected by Trump’s plan is Medicaid, which provides healthcare coverage to low-income citizens and which will […]

UN chief slams Manchester terror attack

UN chief slams Manchester terror attack

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the “horrific” terrorist attack in Manchester, Britain. Guterres on Tuesday “expresses his deep sympathy and solidarity to the people and Government of the United Kingdom and hopes that those responsible for this unjustifiable violence will be swiftly brought to justice,” Xinhua news agency cited a a statement released by […]

Trump vows resolve against terrorism following Manchester attack

Trump vows resolve against terrorism following Manchester attack

US President Donald Trump reassured British Prime Minister Theresa May that the resolve will “never waiver” in the face of terrorism, following a multiple-death bomb attack in Manchester. Trump on Tuesday spoke with May via phone during his visit in Jerusalem, Israel, and offered US aid in the investigation into the attack, which the two […]

Former Ethiopia minister elected as new WHO chief

Former Ethiopia minister elected as new WHO chief

Former Health Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Tedros Adhanom was elected as new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Adhanom, 52, elected at the ongoing 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, will succeed outgoing Margaret Chan, who has been the WHO’s Director-General since January 1, 2007, Xinhua news agency reported. Adhanom served […]

US cautions nationals on travel to Pakistan

US cautions nationals on travel to Pakistan

The US has issued a travel advisory for its citizens asking them to postpone all non-essential travel to Pakistan due to increased “terrorist violence” in the country. The advisory, the second travel warning issued by the US State Department in less than 45 days, said Pakistan continues to experience significant terrorist violence, including sectarian attacks. […]

Britain on alert as suicide bomber kills 22 in Manchester

Britain on alert as suicide bomber kills 22 in Manchester

Prime Minister Theresa May convened an emergency COBRA meeting at Downing Street on Tuesday to discuss counter-terror strategy as a male suicide bomber killed 22 persons, including children, during a concert at Manchester Arena. Fifty nine persons were injured in the attack that occurred at 22:35 BST just as a concert by American pop singer […]

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