Turkey, US top diplomats discuss Syria

Ankara, Sep 19 : Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday discussed Syria situation over phone, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported. During the phone conversation, Cavusoglu and Pompeo discussed an agreement between Turkey and Russia to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib province, the report said citing […]

I’m evaluating establishing permanent US military base in Poland: Trump

Washington, Sep 19 : President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is “very seriously” considering the idea of establishing a permanent military base in Poland, adding upon welcoming Polish President Andrzej Duda to the White House that Warsaw would be ready to pay “more than $2 billion” to ensure that a US troop contingent was […]

Israel violates Syrian sovereignty: Putin tells Netanyahu

Moscow, Sep 19 : Operations of the Israeli air force are undertaken in violation of Syria’s sovereignty, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone on Tuesday. Putin made the remarks after the Russian Defence Ministry said earlier in the day its Il-20 surveillance plane with 15 servicemen on board was […]

Defensive Sidhu says Sushma assured him on Kartarpur corridor

Chandigarh, Sep 18 : With two union ministers gunning for him on his hug with the Pakistan Army chief and his claims on passage for Indian pilgrims for the Kartarpur gurdwara, Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday defended himself saying External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had assured him that a letter would be […]

Beijing hits back as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese goods

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing/Washington, Sep 18 : The trade war between the US and China got uglier on Tuesday as Beijing slapped tariffs on American goods worth $60 billion in retaliation to the additional taxes of $200 billion on Chinese goods by Washington. According to the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council, the tit-for-tat […]

Modi, Hasina jointly inaugurate oil pipeline, railway projects

New Delhi/Dhaka, Sep 18 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday jointly e-inaugurated the construction work of a cross-border oil pipeline and a railway project, with the former describing the two countries as members of the same family. Hasina and Modi joined the event in the evening via […]