Breakdown of Syria prevented, political settlement on agenda: Putin

Moscow, Nov 23 : Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the breakdown of Syria has been prevented, and that a new stage has been reached for the possible transition to a political settlement in the war-torn country. The leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey held a trilateral summit in the Russian city Sochi, discussing […]

Myanmar’s Rohingyas are targets of ethnic cleansing: US

Washington, Nov 23 : The US government said on Wednesday that abuses directed at the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar amount to ethnic cleansing. “After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is clear that the situation in northern Rakhine state constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said […]

Egypt arrests spy network backed by Qatar

Cairo, Nov 23 : The Egyptian General Intelligence Agency said on Wednesday the previously arrested spy network financed by Turkey was also supported by Qatar, official MENA news agency reported. The 29-member spy ring worked upon directives from the Turkish intelligence which financed them with a clear Qatari support, said the intelligence investigations. Earlier on […]

Congress flays government over Hafiz Saeed’s release

New Delhi, Nov 22 : Reacting to the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed from Pakistan’s jail, the Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Narendra Modi government, asking “where is the 56-inch chest and strong diplomacy now”. The party said Pakistan was a principal conspirator in 2008 Mumbai terror attack, so it would […]

India assures Russia of all cooperation in strengthening relationship

New Delhi, Nov 22 : India on Wednesday assured Russia that it would extend all possible cooperation in further strengthening the ties between the two countries to strong bilateral relations and collaboration in multifaceted dimensions. Russia also stressed on the need to build on strong people-to-people contacts. The remarks came during a meeting with Union […]

UN asked to declare 2018 as International Year of Millets

New Delhi, Nov 22 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has sent a proposal to United Nations for declaring 2018 as “International Year of Millets” to raise awareness among consumers, policy makers, industry and research sector, it was announced on Wednesday. “Promotion of production and consumption of millets through conscious efforts at global level […]