Category: World

Rohingya exodus from India to Bangladesh hits 1,300: official

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh: At least 1,300 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year,…

US govt shutdown enters day 26, workers continue sans pay

Washington: As the longest-ever partial US government shutdown enters its 26th day, US Representatives are sharing stories of affected workers…

China defends Canadian’s death sentence

Beijing: China on Wednesday defended a court ruling to impose death penalty against a Canadian who has been convicted of…

Canada requests clemency for citizen sentenced to death in China

Ottawa: Canada has officially asked China to spare its citizen, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg's life after he was handed a death…

Thailand takes to cloud seeding to combat pollution

Bangkok: Thailand used two planes on Tuesday for cloud seeding to combat the toxic pollution in its capital, Bangkok and…

Theresa May to face no-confidence motion following defeat over Brexit deal

London: Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday (local time) tabled a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Theresa May…

After threatening Turkey, Trump takes U turn

Washington: Just 24 hours after threatening Turkey with “economic destruction”, US President Donald Trump said he wanted to expand economic…

May’s government braces for no-trust vote after Commons defeat

London: UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party government braced for a vote of no confidence on Wednesday, a day…

Donald Trump summons thousands back to work without pay

Washington: US President Donald Trump has called tens of thousands of federal employees back to work without pay to get…

Vladimir Putin ready for ‘serious conversation’ with US on INF Treaty

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he is ready for a "serious conversation" with the US on the…

Heat wave in Australia as mercury touches 50

Canberra: Temperatures touching 50 degrees Celsius have been recorded in some parts of Australia as a heat wave scorches the…

6.6 magnitude quake rattles Vanuatu

Port Vila [Vanuatu]: An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale struck the Pacific Ocean off Vanuatu Islands. The quake…

China takes lead in some military tech: Pentagon

Washington: China is on the cusp of fielding some of the world's most advanced weapons systems -- and in some…

11 dead in Nairobi terror attack

Nairobi [Kenya]: At least 11 people lost their lives in a series of powerful blasts and exchange of gunfire by…

Germany to host international meet on Yemen’s peace efforts

Berlin: Germany is set to host an international conference on Wednesday in an effort to support United Nations' peace efforts…

Hyderabad Youth selected senator of North Carolina took oath on Quran

Hyderabad: 32-year-old Mujtaba Ahmed of Hyderabad defeated his Republican rival Richand Riveter. His father Mr. Aziz Hasan is from Hyderabad.…

#MeToo at UN: 1 in 3 staff reports sexual harassment

United Nations: The global organisation's own #MeToo survey has found that one in three employees responding to it have said…

Death toll touches 15 in Kenya terror attack

Nairobi: At least 15 people have lost their lives in the deadly terror attack as of Wednesday, as law enforcement…

Anti-fuel price hike protests continue in Zimbabwe, social media sites blocked

Bulawayo: Protests against the Zimbabwe government's decision to raise fuel prices continued for the second day, even as hundreds of…

Saudi teen granted asylum by Canada counts herself as a ‘lucky one’

Toronto: Rahaf Mohammed, the Saudi teen who was granted asylum by Canada, said she counts herself amongst the "lucky ones"…