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  • Singapore may tighten adoption law after gay father adopted son

    14 January, 2019 11:48 AM 53

    Singapore: Singapore is looking to strengthen its adoption laws after a gay man won an appeal to legally adopt his biological son in a landmark court ruling last year, its social affairs minister said on Monday. The man, after learning he was unlikely to be able to adopt a child in Singapore as a gay man, paid $200,000 for a woman to carry his child

  • Every time Donald Trump meets Vladimir Putin, country is told nothing: Democrats promise probe

    14 January, 2019 1:33 AM 34

    US House Democrats on Saturday said they would explore allegations that President Donald Trump has sought to limit documentation of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, media reported. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (Democrat, New York), responding to a report about Trump`s meetings with the Russian president, said his committee

  • US begins withdrawing some military equipment from Syria

    11 January, 2019 6:28 AM 100

    United states National Security Advisor John Bolton on Sunday contradicted Trump's decision, saying that Americans troops would remain in Syria until the last remmants of the Islamic State were defeated. Washington: The first US military ground equipment has been withdrawn from Syria, signaling the beginning of the drawdown ordered by President Donald

  • Iraqi journalist's body found in Baghdad

    10 January, 2019 10:57 AM 49

    Baghdad: Iraqi security forces on Thursday found the body of a journalist in the capital Baghdad, the Interior Ministry said. The body of Samir Ali Shgara, a cameraman assistant who worked for the US-based al-Hurra Iraq, an Arabic-language satellite TV channel, was found near al-Qanat Street with bullet injuries to his head, Ministry sources told Xinhua

  • Security cannot be achieved at the expense of others' insecurity: Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at Raisina Dialogue 2019

    9 January, 2019 6:05 PM 40

    NEW DELHI: A country or regions' security cannot be achieved at the expense of insecurity of others, said Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Raisina Dialogue 2019 in New Delhi on Wednesday. “It is high time for the countries in our region, this neighbourhood to abandon two destructive illusions — that security can be bought or imported

  • U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo meets Iraqi Speaker in Baghdad

    9 January, 2019 11:19 AM 49

    Bagdhad: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi in Baghdad on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Speaker`s office. Pompeo is on a tour of Middle Eastern capitals. The U.S. State Department did not immediately comment on reports of Pompeo`s visit to Iraq. Asked on Tuesday about a possible

  • Three killed, hundreds injured in South Africa train collision

    8 January, 2019 11:58 AM 40

    Johannesburg: At least three people were killed and around 300 injured on Tuesday after two trains collided in the South African capital Pretoria, an emergency services official said. The crash, which occurred at 9:30 a.m. (07:30 GMT), left 82 passengers with serious injuries after a packed train careered into a stationary train at Mountain View station

  • Imran Khan begging for funds worldwide: CM of Pakistan's Sindh province

    7 January, 2019 1:28 PM 87

    "Imran Khan is going from country to country to beg (for financial aid)." Karachi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been criticised by the Chief Minister of Sindh province for travelling around the world to "beg" for financial support for the cash-strapped country which is currently battling serious economic crisis. Pakistan is seeking USD 8 billion

  • Japan PM Abe intends to push forward on peace treaty with Russia

    4 January, 2019 7:15 AM 41

    Abe, who has signalled he is keen to strike a deal, is expected in Moscow next month for his 25th summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he intends to push forward towards a World War Two peace treaty with Russia, which has been stymied for decades by a territorial row, during a summit in Russia

  • Bangladesh cricket Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza shines on 'political pitch'

    31 December, 2018 4:08 AM 45

    Dhaka: As the counting of votes for Bangladesh election concluded, cricketer and ODI Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza emerged victorious from Narail 2 constituency on an Awami League ticket on Monday. Mashrafe bagged 274,418 votes as against his nearest opponent who could manage barely 8,006 votes. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cruised to victory for a third