PTI | January 23, 2018 3:50 AM
US President Donald Trump has been known to affect an Indian accent and imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a leading US daily has reported.
This Pakistani ex-diplomat helped US in operation against Osama Bin Laden; how his country treated him is shockingFE Online | January 22, 2018 7:28 PM
Haqqani has been named in FIRs lodged by three people in two police stations in the Kohat district of the province, where he is accused of “maligning” Pakistan in his books.
How weak must the Pakistan army be, said Husain Haqqani after being booked for ‘waging war’ against countryFE Online | January 22, 2018 6:11 PM
Haqqani has made a clarion called to his country not to defy the global community over terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
FE Online | January 22, 2018 5:44 PM
Pakistan is in the news for yet another horrific incident. In an unfortunate case, a cleric allegedly beat an 8-year-old child to death for trying to run away from a religious seminary in Bin Qasim Town. The news was confirmed by the local police which said that the boy Muhammad Hussain had also received corporal punishment after he managed to run away from the seminary.
Reuters | January 22, 2018 5:35 PM
Afghan security officials met on Monday to draw up a response to a deadly attack on Kabul’s Hotel Intercontinental that exposed once again how vulnerable the capital remains to militant assaults.
AFP | January 22, 2018 4:59 PM
Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrived in Copenhagen today, defying a threat by Madrid to issue a warrant for his arrest if he leaves Belgium, where he has been in exile since a failed independence bid.
Reuters | January 22, 2018 4:20 PM
The latest cleanup started when PG One was forced to apologise for lewd lyrics, which critics said were insulting to women and encouraged the use of recreational drugs. The official Xinhua news agency wrote that PG One “does not deserve the stage,” and that “we should say ‘no’ to whoever provides a platform for low-taste content.”
PTI | January 22, 2018 4:12 PM
China has donated over 32,000 solar power generating systems to Nepal to enhance its domestic capacity and to provide electricity to communities that have been without power since the 2015 earthquake.
Reuters | January 22, 2018 3:55 PM
Britain’s economy, the world’s sixth-biggest, looks set to have slowed only slightly in 2017 when it probably grew around 1.8 percent, according to economists. Higher inflation caused by the pound’s fall after the Brexit vote has pinched consumer spending power and many firms are wary about what Brexit means for them.
Reuters | January 22, 2018 3:47 PM
The Olympics provided a “precious chance to open the door” for talks to resolve the nuclear issue and establish peace on the peninsula, Moon said at the presidential Blue House. “But no one can be optimistic about how long the current mood for dialogue will last.
Reuters | January 22, 2018 3:42 PM
A rare snowstorm hit Tokyo on Monday, snarling train services, forcing the cancellation of scores of flights and prompting hordes of workaholic Japanese to heed official advice to head home early.
Associated Press | January 22, 2018 3:37 PM
A police witness has testified that a car used to take the North Korean suspects to the airport on the day of the murder belonged to the embassy. The court also heard that an embassy official met the suspects before they fled and facilitated their check-in at the airport.
Reuters | January 22, 2018 3:36 PM
The United States, not China, threatens the global trade system, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration called U.S. support for Beijing’s joining the World Trade Organization in 2001 a mistake.
AFP | January 22, 2018 3:29 PM
Saudi Arabia leads a military coalition that intervened in Yemen in 2015 with the stated aim of rolling back Huthi rebel gains and restoring the country’s “legitimate” government to power.
PTI | January 22, 2018 2:46 PM
China has built a new type of electronic warfare aircraft which can cover bigger combat areas such as the South and East China seas and greatly enhance the Navy’s capabilities in modern warfare, a media report said today.
PTI | January 22, 2018 1:49 PM
Pakistan’s former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has been booked for allegedly giving hate speeches and writing books and articles defaming the military and the government.
Associated Press | January 22, 2018 5:23 PM
Conservative South Korean activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North’s extremely popular girl band passed them today during a visit to Seoul amid a flurry of cooperation agreements between the rivals ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in the South.
Reuters | January 22, 2018 12:42 PM
Bangladesh said that the repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees to Myanmar will not happen on Tuesday as planned because arrangements were incomplete.
IANS | January 22, 2018 12:22 PM
Thirteen persons, including two minors and two women, have died in a landslide in Colombia that dragged down a small bus near the Ecuadorian border, official sources said.
Reuters | January 22, 2018 11:50 AM
Tokyo held its first missile evacuation drill on Monday with volunteers taking cover in subway stations and other underground spaces that would double as shelters for the Japanese capital in the event of a North Korean missile strike.
Reuters | January 22, 2018 11:04 AM
Thousands of federal workers faced anxiety about the status of their jobs and paychecks after U.S. Senate leaders failed to reach agreement to end a federal government shutdown before the work week begins on Monday.
Associated Press | January 22, 2018 2:43 PM
A motorcycle bomb exploded at a market today in southern Thailand, killing three people and injuring 18, police said. The attacker parked the bike rigged with explosives nearby and bought goods at the market to blend in with the crowd, police Lt. Eakapong Rattanachai said.
IANS | January 22, 2018 9:07 AM
The Canadian Prime Minister will be joined in Davos by Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and Minister of Status of Women Maryam Monsef
Reuters | January 22, 2018 8:32 AM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also offered an olive branch to Democrats when he pledged in remarks on the Senate floor to bring immigration legislation to a floor debate in early February if the issue had not been dealt with by then.
Reuters | January 22, 2018 6:41 AM
South Korea’s offer to send athletes to a North Korean ski resort for joint training ahead of next month’s Olympics risks giving leader Kim Jong Un’s regime legitimacy and some much needed cash, North Korean defectors and experts say.
AFP | January 22, 2018 6:35 AM
Pope Francis took a tough stand against political corruption, hours before wrapping up his Latin American trip with a mass at an air base before a million faithful.
FE Online | January 22, 2018 10:34 AM
Google Doodle: Born to a middle-class family, Sergei Eisenstein studied Civil Engineering and later joined Red Army to serve the Bolshevik Revolution. Born on January 23, 1898 in Riga, Latvia under Russian Empire, Sergei was the son of Mikhail Eisenstein, a civil engineer.
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