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  • ISIS claims northwestern Pakistan attack

    24 November, 2018 8:30 PM 154

    Peshawar: The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in northwestern Pakistan that killed 32 people, including three Pakistani Sikhs, and injured 40 others. In a statement on the group's website 'Amaq', IS claimed "57 Shiites (Shias) were killed and 75 were wounded" in the attack on Friday. Most of the victims

  • On eve of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Pentagon asks Pakistan to target all terrorist groups

    24 November, 2018 5:56 PM 263

    When asked on Pakistan's role in Afghanistan, Faulkner said, "No country has more to gain than Pakistan from a peaceful Afghanistan." New Delhi: On the eve of the 10th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the US has again asked Pakistan to act on Lashkar-e-Toiba, the terror group behind the attacks. In a response to WION's questions on Pentagon

  • And the Word of the Year 2018 is..

    20 November, 2018 8:01 AM 246

    And the runners' up were Big Dick Energy, Gaslighting, Techlash, Gammon, Incel, Cakeism, Overtourism and Orbiting.  The Word of the Year 2018, according to Oxford English Dictionary (OED), is toxic. Defined as ‘poisonous', the adjective 'toxic' reflects the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the year that went by, and have lasting potential as a term of cultural

  • Earthquake measuring 6.7 strikes Fiji, no tsunami warning

    19 November, 2018 3:32 AM 371

    Initial reports suggest that since the earthquake was too deep in the sea, there was no damage caused on the land surface.  A strong under-sea earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale struck off the coast of Fiji early Monday morning, as per the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Initial reports suggest that since the earthquake was too deep in the sea, there

  • Pakistan doesn't do 'a damn thing' for US: Donald Trump

    18 November, 2018 8:34 PM 208

    Washington: President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his administration's decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan, saying the country does not do "a damn thing" for the US and its government had helped Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden hide near its garrison city. Referring to Laden and his former compound in Abbottabad

  • Great respect for Modi, will talk to him soon: Trump at White House Diwali celebrations

    14 November, 2018 1:03 AM 158

    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has great respect for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and would be talking to him very soon. Trump and Modi are slated to attend the G-20 Summit in Argentina on November 30 and December 1, where there is a likelihood of a meeting between the two. The White House has not made any announcement in this regard so far. "I'll

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

    13 November, 2018 2:49 PM 178

    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 160

    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 222

    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 198

    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