Friday, April 26, 2019
The European Union's top officials will arrive in Japan today to sign the single market's biggest trade deal ever and present a united front as Washington upends the international trade order. The deal, agreed last December, is the biggest ever negotiated by the European Union.The agreement will create an open...
UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres called for a new global effort to get rid of nuclear weapons. Speaking to the Conference on Disarmament at the UN complex in Geneva yesterday, Mr Guterres said, many states still wrongly thought that nuclear weapons made the world safer. He said, it is great and justified...
Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanitarian whose career was tarnished by ugly conflicts that spun out of control. Annan was unable to bring peace to Syria and bring to rest the failures of...
The United States has welcomed the decision by the Maldives' Supreme Court to order the release of political prisoners and to reinstate elected members of parliament. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in Washington yesterday the US urges the Maldivian government to respect and abide by the Supreme Court ruling....
A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shi’ite shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people and wounding 18, officials said, as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year. Nasrat Rahimi, deputy interior ministry spokesman, said the bomber blew...
US special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers in the hacking into the servers of senior Democrats, including its Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016. The indictment came yesterday ahead of US President Trump's crucial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin...
New York, Feb 2:“High impact weather” has gripped much of the world so far this year, the UN weather agency, WMO, reported on Friday, with “dangerous and extreme cold in North America, record high heat and wildfires in Australia, heavy rains in parts of South America, and heavy snow...
President Donald Trump has said the US is ready to make a "real deal" with Iran over its nuclear programme, days after he warned Tehran of historic consequences for threatening America. Trump in May pulled the US out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement struck by the Obama administration by...
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday sentenced a suspected serial killer to death for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, a prosecutor said. The girl's murder ignited nationwide protests over allegations of government inaction and a media campaign led to his arrest after years of him being on...
Vietnamese courts have handed down harsh prison sentences to two dozen people after finding them guilty of terrorism and subversion including a case linked to an exiled group. A court in Ho Chi Minh City convicted 14 people for a petrol bomb attack at the city's international airport in...