Wednesday , 22 May 2019
TRENDING NOW

World News

Typhoon kills 54 in China, dozens missing

BEIJING: Floods and landslides from the strongest storm to hit China this year have killed at least 54 people and left dozens missing since it struck earlier this week, officials said Thursday.
 Typhoon Fanapi swamped south China’s Guangdong province after directly hitting the island of Taiwan on Sunday and killing two there.

Read More »

Peace Day programme in Medellin

MEDELLIN (COLOMBIA): Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes organised a concert in a violent district of his home city of Medellin, where turf battles among rival gangs have killed more than 1,600 people this year.

Read More »

Sushil Koirala elected Nepali Congress president

KATHMANDU: The Veteran Nepali Congress leader, Mr Sushil Koirala was today elected President of the country’s oldest democratic party, defeating his nearest rival and ex-premier, Mr Sher Bahadur Deuba by a margin of 335 votes, shortly before he was admitted to hospital for treatment of pneumonia.

Read More »

Pak calls for US intervention in Kashmir

NEW YORK: Pakistan has asked the international community, particularly the US, to intervene in Kashmir in resolving the contentious issue which is central to peace in the region. “The occupation cannot continue. The rights of the Kashmiri people cannot continue to be denied,” the Pakistan Foreign Minister, Mr Shah Mahmood Qureshi said yesterday.

Read More »

Next 10 days decisive for Mideast peace: Palestine

UNITED NATIONS: The next 10 days will be key for the future of the Middle East peace talks, a Palestinian spokesperson has told a news agency as negotiators sought ways to end a standoff over Jewish settlements.

Read More »

No easy fixes for Sino-India boundary issue: Nirupama Rao

BOSTON: India and China have “vast differences” over the boundary issue which cannot be resolved in short duration with “easy fixes”, the India’s Foreign Secretary, Ms Nirupama Rao has said, while asserting that it is not a “primary obstacle” in normalisation of bilateral ties.

Read More »

Teaching is a deadly job in Thailand

BANGKOK: Separatists have killed 135 teachers in southern Thailand over the past eight years in their efforts to rid the region of “Siamese infidels”, a human rights group said today.
 Since January 2004, insurgents in Thailand’s southernmost provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala have deliberately targeted school teachers in their fight against Thai rule.

Read More »

Pakistan will always support the Taliban: US document

WASHINGTON: Some newly disclosed US government documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and recently posted on the website of the George Washington University National Security, have shed more light not only on early Taliban offers, but also on the role of Pakistan before and after the attacks.

Read More »