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Category: World News

‘Govt does not decide partner in inter-governmental deals’

Dubai: Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh has defended the Rafale fighter aircraft deal, saying it…

China tests three hypersonic missiles at one go

BEIJING: The tests of three scaled-down models of ‘wide-speed-range vehicles’, which can fly at from hypersonic velocity to lower than…

385 die, thousands injured in Indonesia earthquakes, tsunami

IANS   JAKARTA Rescue workers were hunting for survivors on Saturday after earthquakes, including a powerful 7.5 magnitude tremor, and…

Syria declares re-opening of Nasib border crossing with Jordan

IANS   DAMASCUS The Syrian Ministry of Transportation on Saturday announced the re-opening of the Nasib border crossing with Jordan,…

F-35 fighter jet suffers first crash in US

IANS   WASHINGTON The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet programme. An…

India to make ‘sovereign decision’ on Russian weapons purchase: Lavrov

IANS UNITED NATIONS India will make a “sovereign decision” on Russian defence purchases, which are facing possible US sanctions, according…

Plane misses runway, falls into Pacific lagoon

IANS   PALIKIR (MICRONESIA) Dozens of passengers were forced to swim for their lives on Friday after their plane missed…

BRICS members vow to uphold multilateralism

IANS   UNITED NATIONS Foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have vowed to uphold multilateralism,…

3 Chinese kindergartens ‘fed rotten, worm-infested food’ to children

IANS   BEIJING Three private kindergartens in China have been accused by parents of serving their children rotten and black…

EU announces humanitarian package for Myanmar minorities

IANS   NAYPYIDAW The European Union (EU) on Friday announced a $5.82 million humanitarian aid package for the Rohingya and…