Tuesday , 21 May 2019

World News

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn wins bail

TOKYO: Former auto industry titan Carlos Ghosn moved a step closer to freedom on Tuesday as a Tokyo court unexpectedly granted him bail after more than three months in a detention cell. Read More »

Graft case: Pak SC turns down Sharif’s appeal for early hearing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal filed on behalf of ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for an early hearing of his petition seeking bail on medical grounds and to have his sentence suspended in the Al-Azizia corruption case. Read More »

Pak orders seizure of banned outfits’ assets under UN sanctions regime

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Monday promulgated a law to streamline the procedure for the implementation of the UN sanctions against individuals and organisations, amid mounting pressure from the global community to rein in the terror groups operating on its soil and curb their financing. Read More »

France reiterates support for India’s permanent seat in UNSC

United Nations: France, which assumed the March Presidency of the United Nations Security Council, has reiterated its support for India as the permanent member of the powerful UN organ, saying the UNSC’s enlargement is the “first crucial part” towards its reform. Read More »

O P Jindal Global varsity, University of Wollongong ink strategic partnership

Wollongong (New South Wales) : India’s O P Jindal Global University and the University of Wollongong (UoW) in Australia’s New South Wales have signed a strategic partnership and memorandum of understanding through which students and faculty members from each institution can spend time at the other in short or longer term exchange programmes. Read More »

‘Challenges not over yet, keep your guard up,’ Pak Air chief tells officers

Islamabad: Pakistan Air Force chief on Monday asked his officers to keep their “guard up” as the challenges facing the country “are not over yet”, amid heightened tensions with India following the Pulwama terror attack and an aerial combat between the two forces. Read More »

At least 23 dead as tornadoes, severe storms ravage South

Beauregard (US): A tornado roared into southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people and injured several others, part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast. Read More »

Families of MH370 passengers urge Malaysia for a fresh search

Bangkok : An association representing the families of the 239 passengers, who disappeared with Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in 2014, on Sunday called for a fresh search to find the aircraft. Read More »

China’s top political advisory body starts annual session

Beijing: China’s top political advisory body Sunday started its ten-day annual session with President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and other senior leaders attending the opening meet being held here amid trade war tensions with the US and the slowdown of the world’s second largest economy. Read More »