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Sri Lankan Muslims speak of tragedies back home

United Nations: Sri Lankan Muslims and supporters protested outside the UN against the recent violence targeting their community, and for some of them it had been an intimate family tragedy. While participating in the demonstration of about 250 people, on Wednesday, they narrated to IANS the harrowing moments they went through as they helplessly shared […]

Syria rejects US claims on chemical weapon use

Damascus: The Syrian Foreign Ministry has rejected the US claims about the Syrian government using chemical weapons in the war as “lies.” The ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the US remarks about the use of chemical weapons in the Eastern Ghouta region of the east of the capital Damascus are “false claims”, […]

Maldives Army surrounds Parliament amidst political turmoil

The Maldives Army on Sunday surrounded the island’s Parliament as opposition lawmakers tried to make their way into the premises following the resignation of the Parliamentary Secretary General. The media reported that some opposition lawmakers had been allowed to enter the premises, despite the heavy military presence, Xinhua reported. Parliamentary Secretary General Ahmed Mohamed announced […]

Trump’s pick for Singapore ambassador withdraws nomination

US President Donald Trump’s pick to be US Ambassador to Singapore, K.T. McFarland, has withdrawn her ambassadorial nomination after it had stalled in the Senate, a White House official said. McFarland’s nomination had become embroiled in controversy over the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russian officials, the New York Times reported. Some senators doubted her answers […]

N. Korea earned $200m flouting sanctions: UN report

North Korea earned $200 million last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions, according to a UN report. The report by a panel of experts said many countries including China, Russia and Malaysia had failed to stop the illegal exports, the BBC reported. Pyongyang is subject to sanctions from the US, UN […]

How LoC trade was used for weapons smuggling, terror funding

Separatists in Kashmir have been using the cross-border trade route and linkages with Pakistan to smuggle weapons and generate money to fuel their anti-India agenda in Jammu and Kashmir, the NIA has said in its charge sheet to prosecute Hurriyat leaders for allegedly stoking terror in the state. “It has been established that the secessionist […]

Trump prepared for military action in Syria to deter chemical attacks: Officials    

Senior US officials have claimed President Donald Trump is prepared to launch a military action if necessary against the Syrian government which they say is possibly developing new types of chemical weapons. The officials on Thursday said the government of Syrian Bashar al-Assad saved a part of chemical weapons stockpile despite a US-Russian deal under […]

Some Trump advisers want US to give ‘bloody nose’ to North Korea  

A new report shows some advisers inside the Donald Trump administration want the United States to carry out a military action against North Korea to give it a “bloody nose,” but some others are cautioning about such action. Last week, the Trump administration withdrew the nomination of a widely-respected candidate to be US ambassador to […]

Britain eyes closer ties with China on Belt and Road Initiative

Beijing:Britain is eyeing closer cooperation with China on the Belt and Road Initiative, the UK envoy to China has said, refuting reports that her country had an “ambiguous” attitude towards the initiative. Barbara Woodward told the media that Britain was especially keen to work on the initiative in three particular ways, Xinhua news agency reported […]

Palestinians to Take Trump’s ‘Deal of Century’ to ICJ

“We seek to get an ICJ endorsement that this plan runs counter to international legitimacy resolutions that East Jerusalem is an occupied territory,” Erekat told Anadolu Agency.   Erekat, however, did not specify the exact date of going to the ICJ over the issue.   The Palestinian leadership “is working based on an integrated plan […]

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