Iran says Israel seeks to create division in Lebanon

Tehran, Jan 18 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said Israel seeks to create division in Lebanon for its own interests. “Undoubtedly, Zionists (Israel) benefit from creating division in Lebanon,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Tehran on Wednesday, according to state TV, Xinhua reported. However, the Lebanese nation […]

Pope defends indigenous peoples in Chile

Temuco (Chile), Jan 17 : Pope Francis on Wednesday called for respect for all native American Indian cultures and the end of violence while visiting the southern Chilean region of Araucania, the land of the Mapuche Indians. “A culture of mutual recognition cannot be built upon violence and destruction which take human lives,” he said […]

Afghan leaders ask UNSC to mobilise global pressure on Pakistan: Haley

By Arul Louis United Nations, Jan 17 : Afghanistan’s leaders have asked the Security Council to mobilise international pressure on Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists, United States Permanent Representative Nikki Haley said on Wednesday. Meeting reporters here after the Council’s weekend visit to Afghanistan and meetings with the nation’s leaders, Haley said: “They asked for […]

India-Israel ties get fillip with Modi, Netanyahu’s Gujarat visit

By Amit Cowper Gandhinagar, Jan 17 : The greetings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ‘Dhanyavad Mere Pyare Dost’ to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and ‘Aliechem Shalom’ by Modi to his Israeli counterpart depicted the bonhomie between the two leaders during their visit to Gujarat on Wednesday. While Modi expressed his dream of achieving the […]

US decision on Jerusalem caused 30 deaths: Palestinian President

Cairo, Jan 17 : Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said that protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has left 30 people dead, 7,000 wounded and some 1,000 imprisoned. Abbas made his remarks on the opening day of al-Azhar International Conference in Support of Jerusalem held in Cairo, […]

Koreas to carry single flag in Winter Olympics opening

Seoul, Jan 17 : Bitter cross-border enemies North and South Korea on Wednesday said both countries would march under a single flag during the opening ceremony of the upcoming Winter Olympics. The development comes amid talks aimed at reducing tensions between the two nations still technically engaged in internecine war, Efe news agency reported. The […]