Saturday , 17 November 2018

World News

Conditions not safe for Rohingya’s return to Myanmar: UNHCR

YANGON: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned that the condition was not safe for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar from Bangladesh, even as the two countries were preparing for the return process on Monday, set to start later this week. Please like & share: Read More »

Paris: A new statue commemorating the role of Indian soldiers in World War I was unveiled in the town of Laventie in France on Sunday to mark Armistice Day when the war ended in 1918. Please like & share: Read More »

Rajapaksa joins newly-formed SLPP

Colombo: Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed prime minister in a controversial move by President Maithripala Sirisena, on Sunday ended his five-decade-long association with the SLFP and joined the newly-formed Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP). Please like & share: Read More »

India slams UNSC Sanctions Committees for ‘opacity’, ‘lack of accountability’

United Nations: India has slammed the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Committees, saying they are opaque and lack accountability and never inform the reason for not acceding to requests for sanctioning terrorists, in an apparent reference to China repeatedly blocking New Delhi’s bid to list Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Please like & share: Read More »

India is voice for peace, non-violence: Naidu

IANS   PARIS Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said India has always been a voice for peace and non-violence and in an inter-dependent world progress can be achieved only through dialogue and understanding. Naidu, while addressing the Indian diaspora at UNESCO in Paris on Friday, said, “Peace is the only pre-requisite for progress. In an inter-dependent world, progress can be ... Read More »

India makes climate change case for nuclear power

IANS   UNITED NATIONS India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants. “Nuclear power remains an important option to meet the challenges of increased energy demand, ... Read More »

Death toll in Somalia car bomb attacks rises to 30

IANS   MOGADISHU The death toll in three car bomb explosions carried out outside a luxury hotel in the Somali capital has risen to 30, officials said on Saturday. The Somali terror group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks, which took place on Friday on a busy street near a checkpoint that controls access to Mogadishu International Airport. Mohamed Abshir, ... Read More »

Trump, Macron say Europe needs to ramp up military spending

IANS PARIS The French and US Presidents said on Saturday they agreed that Europe needed to increase its contribution to common defence spending and work towards reinforcing the continent’s military capabilities. Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump — who spoke with the former in Paris during his trip to attend commemorations of the end of World War I — reached the ... Read More »

Sri Lanka President dissolves parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday dissolved the parliament, paving the way for an early general election in the country which is grappling with unprecedented political crisis after the surprise sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and replacing him with Mahinda Rajapaksa. Please like & share: Read More »