UN considers Syria truce as Eastern Ghouta deaths rise

United Nations, Feb 22 : The members of the UN Security Council may vote on a temporary ceasefire for Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta region, a day after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres deplored the plight of the civilians trapped there as “hell on earth”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Thursday that […]

India ascertaining how visa issued to Khalistan separatist

New Delhi, Feb 22 : With his visit already clouded over the issue of support to Khalistanis, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a huge embarrassment on Thursday when a convicted Khalistan separatist Jaspal Atwal was invited to a reception being hosted by his country’s High Commission here in his honour, also triggering a probe […]

Canada, India committed to diversity, trip yielded $1 bn investment: Trudeau

New Delhi, Feb 22 : With his first official visit to India yielding bilateral investments worth over $1 billion, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said that both nations have close bonds owing to their deep and shared commitment to democracy and diversity. Addressing the India Canada Business Session here jointly organised by Indian […]

Duterte accuses CIA of funding local news website

Manila, Feb 22 : President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday accused the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of funding a local news website critical of the Philippines government, after the US intelligence agency said he posed a threat to democracy in Asia. In a televised press conference from Iloilo — a city located 460 km south of […]

Canada, India committed to diversity, trip yielded $1 bn investment: Trudeau

[New Delhi: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, FICCI President Shobana Kamineni and FICCI President Rashesh Shah, at the India Canada Business Session in New Delhi on Thursday. /PTI] New Delhi, Feb 22 : With his first official visit to India yielding bilateral investments worth over […]

Maldives not opposed to UN mediating all-party talks: Fisheries Minister

Male, Feb 22 : Maldives Fisheries Minister Mohamed Shainee on Thursday denied that the government is opposed to the UN mediation in all-party talks to resolve the ongoing political strife in the Indian Ocean nation. Shainee made the declaration following reports quoting the deputy spokesperson of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying that President Abdulla […]