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  • ‘Announce elections by Sunday’: France issues ultimatum to Maduro

    Paris: France issued an ultimatum to embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, stating that it would recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim President if fresh Presidential elections are not announced by Sunday…

  • Israel begins construction of new Gaza border barrier

    Jerusalem: Israel said Sunday that work to strengthen its border with the Gaza Strip had entered a new phase, with construction starting on a massive new barrier along the frontier. “Over the…

  • Pope Francis to embark on historic UAE visit

    Abu Dhabi: Pope Francis will arrive in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff to visit the Arabian peninsula. The Pope has been invited by Abu Dhabi’s Crown…

  • US envoy visits Seoul ahead of second Trump-Kim summit

    Washington: United States Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun began his three-day visit to South Korea on Sunday to discuss the agendas to be considered in the second summit between US…

  • Brazil: Death toll touches 121 in dam collapse

    Brumadinho: The death toll in the dam collapse in a mine in southeast Brazil has touched 121 while 226 people still remain missing in the tragedy that took place on January 25,…

  • USA: Tulsi Gabbard kicks off presidential campaign

    Hawaii: US Democrat Tulsi Gabbard officially kicked started her presidential campaign here on Saturday (local time). “Join me in building a movement for peace at home and abroad that will fulfil the…

  • Nepal’s new Ambassador to India takes oath

    Kathmandu: Nepal’s newly appointed Ambassador to India, Nilambar Acharya, took oath here at the Presidential Palace on Sunday. “Today in a function held in Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, Honorable President…

  • 7 killed as bus overturns in Russia

    Kaluga [Russia]: Seven people, including four children, lost their lives while 20 people were injured after a bus carrying a Smolensk dance team overturned here on Sunday. 47 passengers, all part of…

  • ‘Once-in-a-century’ floods hit northeast Australia, turned streets into rivers

    SYDNEY: Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days. Australia’s…

  • Pope Francis urges “respect” for Yemen truce accord

    Vatican City: Pope Francis on Sunday called for urgent “respect” for a ceasefire accord in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid through in the conflict-weary country. “I appeal to all parties concerned and…

  • World Hijab Day celebrated, Muslim women appeal to end Islamophobia

    New York: Muslim women assembled in the city of New York on the occasion of World Hijab Day and appealed to the world to extend cooperation to eradicate racist tendencies and Islamophobia.…

  • Bomb threat shuts Australia international airport

    SYDNEY:One of Australia‘s busiest international airports was locked down after a man brandished a knife and made a bomb threat at a food court, prompting travellers to flee in panic, officials said…

  • China opposes US withdrawal from INF Treaty

    Beijing: China on Saturday opposed the United States’ decision of withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). It also urged Russia to enter into a dialogue with the US to…

  • Will have access to all students by Monday: Indian Ambassador to the US

    Washington: Indian Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Sunday said that the “weight of the government of India” is behind the detained students in the country, while confirming that the…

  • Asia Bibi’s lawyer seeking European passport

    Paris: The Pakistani lawyer who secured the acquittal of a Christian woman facing the death sentence for blasphemy is himself seeking protection from European governments, his French lawyer told AFP on Friday.…

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