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Category: World News

US ends aid to Palestinian refugee agency

IANS   WASHINGTON The US has decided to end all funding for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, the UN Relief…

Over 1,540 migrants perished in Mediterranean in 2018: UN

IANS ROME A total 1,549 people have lost their lives in the Mediterranean since the beginning of 2018, compared to 2,434…

No change in H-1B visa policy: US

PTI   Washington There is no change in the US’ H-1B visa policy which is currently undergoing a review to…

2 hurt in Amsterdam station stabbing, attacker shot: Police

AFP   The Hague Two people were hurt during a stabbing incident at Amsterdam’s busy Central Station today morning before…

S Korea’s Moon to send special envoy to N Korea next week: Yonhap

AFP   Seoul South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a special envoy to Pyongyang next Wednesday to discuss plans…

Pakistan rally ends after Dutch lawmaker cancels cartoon contest

AP ISLAMABAD Thousands of Pakistan’s hard-line Islamists have called off their rally after reaching near Islamabad following the cancellation of…

US strongly objects over India’s arms purchase from Russia

PTI   Washington The Pentagon has ruled out an automatic waiver for India from the punitive US sanctions over its…

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reveals signs of water: NASA

PTI   WASHINGTON NASA scientists peering deep inside Jupiter’s Great Red Spot -- a storm that has been raging on…

Hamas expects cease-fire deal with Israel soon

IANS Gaza The Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar in the Gaza Strip said the prospect of an Egyptian-sponsored cease-fire agreement with…

India, Pakistan hold talks on Indus Waters Treaty

LAHORE: India and Pakistan Wednesday commenced crucial talks on various aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty here, the first bilateral…