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  • Sri Lanka's SC overturns sacking of parliament by President Sirisena

    13 November, 2018 2:49 PM 65

    Sirisena dissolved Parliament and ordered snap election on January 5, plunging the country's into an unprecedented political and constitutional crises. Colombo: Sri Lanka' Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of Parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections on January 5, party officials present

  • Melbourne attacker inspired by Islamic State: Australian police

    10 November, 2018 5:45 PM 68

    MELBOURNE: A man who set fire to a gas-laden truck in the centre of Melbourne and fatally stabbed one person before he was shot by police was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, Australian police said on Saturday. Police identified the man responsible for Friday`s attack as 30-year-old Hassan Khalif Shire Ali and said he was radicalised

  • Looking at details of exemption from US to buy Iran oil: MEA

    9 November, 2018 10:32 AM 122

    India is one of seven countries that the Donald Trump administration has exempted from its 'no buying oil from Iran' diktat. New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday that it i taking a closer look at the details of the exemption given to India by the United States for it to continue buying oil from Iran. The US earlier this week had exempted

  • Maithripala Sirisena announces reconvening of Parliament on Nov 14

    4 November, 2018 8:21 PM 99

    COLOMBO: President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced reconvening of Parliament on November 14, which he had suspended two days after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe and replacing him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksha. According to a gazette notification, issued by his Secretary Udaya R Seneviratne on Sunday evening, the assembly

  • Imran Khan calls Xi Jinping a 'role model' as China promises $6 billion aid to Pakistan

    2 November, 2018 4:31 PM 122

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on his maiden official visit to China after assuming power, on Friday met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on his first official visit to China after assuming power, on Friday met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Khan referred to the Chinese president

  • Myanmar will take back 2,000 Rohingyas in November: official

    1 November, 2018 12:36 AM 190

    DHAKA: Myanmar will take back 2,000 Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh next month which will be followed by a second batch, a top official said Wednesday, a day after the two countries held talks here on repatriation of over 700,000 displaced refugees who fled to the neighbouring country following a military crackdown. A group of 12 Myanmar officials

  • In need of money for economic recovery, Imran Khan to visit three 'friendly' countries

    22 October, 2018 11:50 AM 173

    There is hope that if countries like Saudi Arabia and China help, financial assistance from IMF may not be required. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will soon embark on state-level visits to three countries with an eye on getting much-needed financial aid to take his country's economy out of doldrums. Dawn reported that Imran would first visit Saudi

  • Russian, Pakistani soldiers to hold military drills next week in Pakistan: report

    16 October, 2018 4:33 PM 273

    Russian-Pakistani military drills "Friendship 2018" will be held in the mountains of Pakistan from October 21 until November 4, head of the Russian Southern Military District Vadim Astafyev was quoted as saying. Moscow: Russia and Pakistan will hold military drills at a training range in the mountains of Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province from October

  • Saudi journalist Khashoggi killed at consulate, suggests audio with Turkish police

    15 October, 2018 4:06 PM 125

    Turkish authorities have an audio recording which indicates that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official and a security source said on Monday. "Turkish police have an audio recording that indicates that Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate", the security source told Reuters. He gave no further

  • China launches two more satellites to strengthen GPS-style system

    15 October, 2018 1:34 PM 113

    The satellites join a system which has been in place for five years and in these years, has helped rescue more than 10,000 fishermen. Beijing: China successfully launched twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space on Monday to strengthen its satellite navigation network being built to rival the US' Global Positioning System (GPS). The satellites