Friday , 22 March 2019

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Tensions rise on Israel-Gaza border

IANS GAZA Tensions have escalated between activists of rallies and protests, better known as the marches of return, and Israeli soldiers on the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, eyewitnesses and local radio stations reported. The eyewitnesses said that dozens of Palestinian activists gathered close to the border fence between northeastern Gaza Strip and Israel and exploded sound bombs ... Read More »

China angry after US sails warships in South China Sea

IANS BEIJING China on Monday chided the US for sailing two warships in the disputed South China Sea, a move that comes ahead of the latest round of trade parleys between the countries this week. As the preparatory lower-level trade talks between the Chinese and US officials were underway on Monday, Washington sailed two guided-missiles within 12 nautical miles of ... Read More »

Australian PM seeks to block bill on ill asylum seekers

IANS CANBERRA Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison campaigned on Monday to block a bill that would allow ill asylum seekers in offshore centres get treatment in the country. The Australian Parliament is expected to vote on the bill on Tuesday. According to Morrison, the bill would “take control from the government” and “unleash a world of woe”. “The problem with ... Read More »

Brexit may bring long-term gains for India, say experts

NEW DELHI: Britain is set to leave the European Union on March 29 and concerns remain across the globe with the financial markets already jittery over the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. For India, experts say, Brexit might have a short-term adverse impact but benefits lie in the long run. Please like & share: Read More »

3 killed in Indonesia flash floods

JAKARTA: As many as three people were killed and three others injured as flash floods struck the West Java province of western Indonesia on Saturday night, said an Indonesian disaster agency official. Please like & share: Read More »

World Government Summit begins in Dubai

DUBAI: The seventh session of the World Government Summit kicked off here on Sunday with the participation of over 4,000 delegates from 140 countries. Please like & share: Read More »

Russia warns against dismantling of arms control system

MOSCOW: The dismantling of arms control system by the United States might cause unpredictable consequences, Vasily Nebenzya, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said on Saturday. Please like & share: Read More »

Bangladesh warns against lingering Rohingya crisis

DHAKA: The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh on Sunday said prolonged Rohingya crisis would encourage formation of pockets of radicalism, which could destabilise the South Asian region. Please like & share: Read More »

‘UK starts hiring for new Brexit crisis centre’

PTI   LONDON The UK government has begun hiring for jobs in a new crisis command and control centre to be set up to tackle with a chaotic no-deal Brexit next month, a media report said Saturday. Briefing notes, seen by ‘The Guardian’, have been issued by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to recruitment agencies ... Read More »

Thai princess bid for PM scuttled as party obeys royal command

AFP   BANGKOK Thai Princess Ubolratana’s unprecedented attempt to become the country’s next prime minister was abruptly nixed Saturday after her party agreed to comply with a command from the King opposing the plan. The party’s announcement effectively blocking Ubolratana’s candidacy came after an extraordinary rebuke by her brother King Maha Vajiralongkorn, and removes a hurdle for the ruling junta ... Read More »