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Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar ‘state secrets’ case

AFP Yangon Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims were jailed for seven years Monday, fuelling further international outrage a week after the army was accused of genocide. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who have been held in Yangon’s Insein prison since their arrest in December, ... Read More »

US to cancel military aid to Pak

Washington: The US will cancel US$ 300 million in military aid to Pakistan over its failure to take “decisive actions” to support President Donald Trump’s new South Asia policy and act against terror groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pentagon has announced, a fresh blow to the deteriorating ties between the two nations. Please like & share: Read More »

S Korea team to fly North to discuss summit details

Seoul: A high-level South Korean delegation will fly to North Korea this week to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang. Please like & share: Read More »

Meet ‘Chris’, voice-controlled assistant for drivers – soon coming to India

BERLIN: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and voice-based assistants are stealing the show at IFA 2018 here, and one of the innovative products launched at this edition of the show was “Chris”, a voice-controlled digital assistant that allows drivers to make phone calls, send messages, listen to music and get navigation guides without ever touching their smartphones. Please like & share: Read More »

Security forces kill IS leader in central Iraq

IANS   BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces on Saturday killed a prominent local Islamic State (IS) leader in Iraq’s central province of Salahudin, a provincial police source said. The incident occurred in the early morning when a joint force of soldiers and paramilitary tribal fighters clashed with a group of IS militants, who were moving in a rural area to the ... Read More »

Iran says it plans to boost ballistic, cruise missile capacity

REUTERS   DUBAI Iran plans to boost its ballistic and cruise missile capacity, as well as acquire new generation fighter planes and submarines, the Iranian state news agency IRNA quoted a senior Defence Ministry official as saying on Saturday. Iran says its missile programme is solely defensive in nature and is not negotiable as demanded by the United States and ... Read More »

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 and Works Agency (Unrwa), tasked with supporting Palestinian refugees and called for a large reduction in the number of these refugees. The Donald Trump administration would come up with a formal announcement in the next few weeks, a senior administration ... Read More »

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 during the same time in 2017, the UN migration agency has said. More than 68,000 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 29 August, 28,579 of whom landed in Spain, the leading destination this year, the International Organisation for ... Read More »

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 ensure that it does not disadvantage US workers or wages, a senior Trump administration official has said ahead of next week’s 2+2 Dialogue during which India is expected to raise the issue of the work visa popular among Indian IT ... Read More »