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Pope to receive Putin on July 4

Vatican City: Pope Francis will receive Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 4 in what will become their third meeting,…

Sudanese protestors ‘totally’ reject military demand to resume talks

Khartoum: Sudanese protestors on Thursday "totally" rejected the military offer to resume talks after more than 100 demonstrators were killed…

China emerges victorious at Shangri-La dialogue

Hong Kong: The Shangri-La Dialogue, held annually in Singapore, brings together defense ministers, military leaders, academia, media, and others to…

US agrees to expand defence trade cooperation with India

Washington: The United States on Tuesday agreed to increase the defence trade relationship with India and batted for a broader…

Indian gets 7-year jail for raping woman in UK

London: An Indian man who fled the UK after raping a woman in 2017 has been sentenced to seven years…

Bangladeshi student gets 42-year jail in Australia

Canberra: A Bangladeshi student was sentenced to 42 years in jail by an Australian court on Wednesday for intentionally engaging…

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Russia

Moscow: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Russia on Wednesday for a state visit. Xi is expected to join Russian…

NZ: Bomb threat triggers police operation at Whenuapai airbase

Auckland: A police emergency operation is underway after a threat was made about explosives at the Whenuapai airbase here on…

Sudan: Death toll rises to 60 after crackdown on pro-democracy protesters

Khartoum: At least 60 people were killed and over 300 others were wounded after security forces launched a crackdown on…

US: Indian Software engineer drowns in NJ Lake

Visakhapatnam: Tragic events leave families in a destitute state with irrevocable losses as such is the case of this AP…

Indian-origin woman jailed for killing stepdaughter

Washington: An Indian-origin woman has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison for strangling her 9-year-old stepdaughter in…

9 Muslim ministers, 2 governors step down in Sri Lanka en masse over Easter bombings

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's Muslim ministers resigned en masse Monday (June 3) over widespread hate attacks against their community in the…

Russia has pulled ‘most of their people’ out of Venezuela, says Trump

Washington: In a major setback to the Nicolas Maduro regime, United States President Donald Trump on Monday said that Russia…

US House passes USD 19.1 billion disaster relief bill

Washington: After months of negotiations and a week-long recess, the US House of Representatives on Monday cleared a USD 19.1…

Netanyahu rejects lawmaker’s call to rule Israel by Jewish law

Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday rejected calls from a senior lawmaker that Israel should be ruled by Jewish…

Easter bombings: Protests over Muslim politicians grip Sri Lankan city

Colombo: Demonstrations by several thousand people gripped Sri Lanka's pilgrim city of Kandy on Monday as Buddhist monks demanded the…

Donald Trump slams London Mayor as he arrives in UK

LONDON: US President Donald Trump arrived in the UK on Monday for a three-day state visit and set a combative…

Britain: Children whitening their faces to avoid racist abuse

London: Children as young as 10 are whitening their faces to avoid being subjected to racist abuse in Britain, a…

‘Purged’ top NK envoy seen with Kim Jong-un at a show

Pyongyang [North Korea]: A senior North Korean official, Kim Yong ChoI, who was reportedly 'purged' after Washington - Pyongyang talks…

Canada temporarily suspends operations at its embassy in Venezuela

Ottawa [Canada]: Canada temporarily suspended operations at its embassy in Venezuela on Sunday, as per the Canadian foreign minister Chrystia…

Pompeo delivers unfiltered view of Middle East peace plan

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has delivered a sobering assessment of the prospects of President Donald Trump's long-awaited…

US ready to negotiate with Iran but ‘with no precondition’: Pompeo

WASHINGTON: Michael R Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, on Sunday said that Washington is willing to negotiate with Iran…

By a thread: Thai Muslim family keeps silk weaving heritage alive

Bangkok: Over the click-clack of the teak loom, Niphon's family laments the lack of apprentice weavers at his Bangkok silk…

Haftar’s forces repel attack on Tripoli airport, 15 killed

Tripoli: At least 15 "GNA militants" were killed when Khalifa Haftar's Libya National Army (LNA) repelled attacks on the Tripoli…

Trump slams Russia, Syria, Iran for ‘bombing the hell out’ of Idlib

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Sunday (local time) slammed Russia, Syria and Iran for "killing many innocent civilians" by…

Germany’s Merkel vows to carry on despite exit of coalition partner

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her coalition government will continue despite the surprise resignation of the leader of…

Pope Francis apologises to Roma for Catholic discrimination

Londn:Pope Francis has apologised to the Roma people on behalf of the Catholic Church for the persecution they have faced…

Hassett to step down as WH economic adviser: Trump

Washington: Chairman of White House Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett will step down "shortly" US President Donald Trump has…

I never called Meghan Markle ‘nasty’: Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that his recent remark on Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was…

2 bodies retrieved from boat off Libya’s coast; 73 migrants rescued

Tripoli [Libya]: Libyan coast guard retrieved two dead bodies on Sunday off country's western coast from a boat carrying more…