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UK Brexit vote set for Jan 15 amid talk of delay

AFP   LONDON British MPs will vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on January 15, her office said Tuesday, amid growing speculation that London could seek to delay its looming departure from the European Union if the agreement is rejected. May confirmed the House of Commons will cast its judgment on her withdrawal deal next week, a month ... Read More »

Imran Khan accuses India of rejecting his peace overtures

PTI   ISLAMABAD Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused India of not responding to his peace overtures and said that any war between two nuclear-armed nations would be suicidal for them. In an interview with Turkish news agency TRT World, according to his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party, Khan again expressed his desire for talks with India. He said that ... Read More »

US plea to protect Syrian-Kurd militias unacceptable: Turkey

IANS   ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday strongly rejected Washington’s calls for his country to protect US-backed Kurdish militias in Syria and said statements made by US National Security Adviser John Bolton asking for the same were “unacceptable”. At the start of his visit to Israel and Turkey over the weekend, Bolton said that the American forces ... Read More »

‘Bangladesh to cultivate more effective ties with India, China’

PTI DHAKA Bangladesh would cultivate more effective ties with India and China, pursuing a vigorous economic diplomacy, newly appointed Foreign Minister Abdul Kalam Abdul Momen said Tuesday. Momen, 71, also said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed him to intensify cooperation with neighbours on the basis of “solid partnership” and ensure that the foreign office acts as a partner of other ... Read More »

Sheikh Hasina takes oath as PM for third consecutive term

PTI Dhaka Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh’s Prime Minister for a record fourth term on Monday after her Awami League’s landslide victory in the recent elections that was marred by deadly violence and allegations of vote rigging. President Md Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office to 71-year-old Hasina at the Bangabhaban for a record third consecutive term. ... Read More »

Theresa May insists Brexit deal vote to go ahead

PTI London British Prime Minister Theresa May ended speculation on Sunday that a vote on her under-fire Brexit deal may be deferred again, insisting that the vote would go-ahead in the House of Commons as planned next week. In an interview on the BBC’s main weekly political programme, May said: “I want to see this deal go through. If the ... Read More »

Sharif’s plea seeking suspension of sentence postponed

PTI Islamabad A top court in Pakistan on Monday indefinitely postponed hearing of a petition filed by jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif seeking suspension of his sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case. On December 24, 2018, Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik sentenced 69-year-old Sharif to seven years in prison along with a fine of Rs 1.5 billion and ... Read More »

China lodges ‘stern’ protest over US warship sailing through SCS

PTI Beijing China lodged a “stern” diplomatic protest with the US on Monday after its guided-missile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea, asserting that America should stop such “provocative” action and create an enabling environment for successful negotiations on the ongoing trade dispute. The US guided-missile destroyer McCampbell sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands in the ... Read More »

‘Yellow vests’ storm French ministry as protests turn violent

Paris: “Yellow vest” protesters returned in force to the streets of France this weekend, clashing with police in several cities and smashing their way into a government ministry in Paris with the help of a forklift truck. Please like & share: Read More »