Thursday , 19 September 2019
Breaking News

World News

Pak PM criticises Oppn for promoting dynasties

Washington: Citing the decline of the Mughal Empire in India, Prime Minister Imran Khan took a jibe at the Opposition parties in Pakistan for the country’s current state of affairs and blamed them for promoting dynasties and not merit.     Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician who is on his first visit to the US, addressed a gathering of the Pakistani diaspora in Washington …

Read More »

New laws needed to prevent terrorism: Wickremesinghe

Colombo: Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism as the existing ones are not adequate to deal with terror attacks like the massive Easter Sunday bombings, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. Recalling that three months have passed after the country’s worst terror attacks that killed 258 people at three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo on …

Read More »

PM to lead new broad alliance for Sri Lanka’s presidential polls

Colombo: Sri Lanka is set to have a new broad political alliance headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on August 5 which will contest the presidential election later this year, a media report has said, amid the power struggle between the premier and President Maithripala Sirisena.  Sri Lanka has been wracked by political divisions since an unprecedented constitutional crisis last …

Read More »

Climate scientists in Kathmandu as Nepal hit by floods

Kathmandu: Amid devastating floods caused by torrential rain that have killed 67 people in Nepal, over 260 climate scientists gathered in Kathmandu to discuss the impact of climate change on the Himalayan nation and assess vulnerability and adaptation measures, the media reported on Tuesday. The scientists and bureau members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from more than …

Read More »

China says Hong Kong protests ‘absolutely intolerable’

Beijing: China reacted furiously on Monday to anti-government protesters vandalising the walls of the Beijing representative’s office in Hong Kong and defacing the national emblem, branding their actions “absolutely intolerable”. Thousands of masked pro-democracy demonstrators briefly occupied the road outside the office in the semi-autonomous city Sunday night and targeted the building with eggs, projectiles, laser lights and graffiti in …

Read More »

IAEA says its 72-year-old chief, Yukiya Amano, has died

Vienna: Yukiya Amano, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s director general, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday. The Secretariat did not give a cause of death for Amano, or say when he died. The agency said he was planning to write soon to the agency’s board of governors announcing his decision to step down.  It released part of that …

Read More »

Hong Kong protesters egg China office at end of massive rally

Hong Kong: Masked protesters threw eggs at China’s office in Hong Kong on Sunday night following another massive rally, focusing anger towards the embodiment of Beijing’s rule with no end in sight to the turmoil engulfing the finance hub. The city has been plunged into its worst crisis in recent history by weeks of marches and sporadic violent confrontations between …

Read More »

7 killed in gun and suicide attack in Pakistan

Peshawar: At least seven persons, including four policemen, were killed and around 40 others injured in northwest Pakistan on Sunday in a terror strike on a checkpost and a subsequent suicide blast by a burqa-clad woman at a hospital where the victims of the first attack were shifted. Both the attacks took place in Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber …

Read More »

Lanka reconsecrates St Sebastian’s Church damaged in Easter Sunday blasts

Colombo: The St Sebastian’s Church in Sri Lanka’s western coastal town of Negombo was reconsecrated on Sunday, three months after it was badly damaged in the Easter Sunday blasts that rocked the island nation. A monument with the names of 114 people, who died during the church attack, inscribed on it was also unveiled during the reconsecration ceremony. The head …

Read More »

Fresh money laundering probe against Nawaz Sharif, daughter

PTI Lahore Pakistan’s anti-corruption body has initiated another investigation against jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam for their alleged involvement in money laundering and having income beyond means, media reports said Saturday. The development came a day after an anti-corruption court dismissed a plea filed against the 45-year-old vice president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) …

Read More »