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Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister resigns over alleged scandal

“I am resigning not with any guilt but with pride,” Karunanayake said and dismissed allegations of corruption. (Source: AP) Related News Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake resigned today over corruption allegations after being linked to a businessman under investigation for alleged irregularities at a government bond sale. Karunanayake, 54, […]

by December 21, 2018
55 African migrants feared dead in second drowning incident off Yemen, says UN agency

55 African migrants feared dead in second drowning incident off Yemen, says UN agency

Representational photo: Migrants wearing life vests are seen floating in the water before being rescued at sea, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. At least 34 bodies of migrants, many of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after some 200 migrants tumbled into rough waters when their overcrowded […]

by December 20, 2018

FBI raid on ex-Trump aide’s home shows Russia probe intensifies

Allegations of collusion between Trump associates and Moscow have hounded the Republican president since he took office in January, presenting a major distraction from his policy agenda. Russia has repeatedly denied meddling in the U.S. election. Related News A raid on the Virginia home of President Donald Trump’s former 2016 […]

by December 20, 2018
Japan says ‘can never tolerate’ North Korea provocations

Japan says ‘can never tolerate’ North Korea provocations

Japan has in the past vowed to shoot down North Korean missiles or rockets that threaten to hit its territory, though Suga declined to disclose details about its strategy this time. (Source: File Photo) Related News The Japanese government said on Thursday it”can never tolerate” provocations from North Korea after […]

by December 20, 2018

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Tokyo area, no tsunami warning

Japan is one of the world’s most seismically active areas, accounting for about 20 percent of the world’s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater. (Representational Photo) Related News An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 hit the Tokyo area on Thursday but no tsunami warning was issued, Japan’s Meteorological […]

by December 20, 2018
Sri Lanka foreign minister Ravi Karunanayaka resigns over corruption charges

Sri Lanka foreign minister Ravi Karunanayaka resigns over corruption charges

President Maithripala Sirisena’s government has pledged to end the rampant corruption that affected the previous government. (Representational Image) Related News Sri Lanka’s foreign minister resigned on Thursday over corruption charges in a bond scam that is now being investigated, maintaining that he was not guilty of wrongdoing. In a statement […]

by December 20, 2018

India, China should ink new boundary pact in Sikkim sector: Chinese scholars

Doklam standoff: Of the 3,488-km-long India-China border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, a 220-km section falls in Sikkim. Related News Notwithstanding the Doklam standoff, Chinese military analysts say that India and China should sign a new boundary convention in the Sikkim sector to replace the 1890 Great Britain-China […]

by December 20, 2018
Islamic State still a threat as Mosul residents return to city in ruins

Islamic State still a threat as Mosul residents return to city in ruins

Like Abu Ghazi and Raad Abdelaziz, dozens of those displaced by the fighting have returned to West Mosul, which saw some of the fiercest fighting in nine-month battle to rout the militants from their stronghold in Iraq’s second-largest city. (Representational Image) Related News Abu Ghazi stood smoking a cigarette outside […]

by December 20, 2018

Assad regime shelling kills 3 in truce zone near Damascus: International human rights monitor

A civil defense member carries a dead child in a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria. (Source: Reuters) Related News Government bombardment killed three civilians on Thursday in a […]

by December 20, 2018
Pakistan, Afghanistan to resume high-level trade talks next month

Pakistan, Afghanistan to resume high-level trade talks next month

The deteriorating security situation also triggered an intermittent war of words between the two countries with Afghan officials holding Pakistan responsible for each such incident. (Source: Google Maps) Top News Pakistan and Afghanistan have decided to resume high-level trade talks next month, the first such engagement between the two countries […]

by December 20, 2018