Friday, February 22, 2019
Sri Lankan army has said it has set up a “Directorate of Overseas Operations” to defend itself against war crimes charges during the three-decade-long LTTE war. Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake told a group of foreign journalists in Colombo last evening that Army considers it necessary to have...
The United States has said, North Korea abruptly called off a potential meeting between its high-level delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and US Vice President Mike Pence. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said, Pence had been ready to take the opportunity, but North Korea decided at the last minute...
Today is World Press Freedom Day. The theme for this year is 'Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law'. The UN General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks...
China has said, it is rolling out new tariffs on US meat, fruit and other products as retaliation against taxes approved by US President Donald Trump on imported steel and aluminum. The Chinese Finance Ministry said in a statement that the new tariffs come into effect from today. The announcement follows...
China has said that it is ready to hold talks with India to resolve differences over the 50 billion US Dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, days after India's envoy in Beijing said the issue should not be swept under the carpet. India has objected to the...
The CIA continues to be very concerned about the potential connection between extremist groups and Pakistani nuclear scientists and is very closely monitoring this, a top official from the spy agency has told lawmakers. "There was very deep concern about potential contacts, and we continue to monitor this very closely,...
US President Donald Trump in his first trip to California as president, warned today that there would be "bedlam" without the wall he wants to build on the border with Mexico, as he inspected several prototype barriers. The trip to the "Golden State" was largely upstaged by his own...
French rail workers kicked off three months of rolling strikes today, part of a wave of industrial action that will test President Emmanuel Macron's resolve to reshape France with sweeping reforms. The strike will cause chaos for France's 4.5 million train passengers, with stoppages planned two days out of five...
USA Gymnastics has confirmed that its entire board of directors will resign as requested by the US Olympic Committee. The move came yesterday in the fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The former USA Gymnastics sports doctor has been pleaded guilty to molesting girls and young women. He...
The US today announced a USD 5 million award for information leading to the arrest of Afghanistan-based Maulana Fazlullah, leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an outfit which carries out terrorist attacks inside Pakistan. Under its rewards for justice program, the US also announced a USD 3 million reward each for...