Yemeni rebels hand 31 child soldiers to ICRC

Sanaa, Aug 20 : Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Sunday handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 31 child soldiers whom the Houthis claimed to have been arrested during the battles, the Houthi-controlled state Saba news agency reported. According to Saba, the child soldiers have been “recruited by the aggression forces,” in […]

Trump once again compares Russia probe to McCarthyism

Washington, Aug 20 : President Donald Trump on Sunday once again, as he has regularly done, compared the Russia probe investigation to McCarthyism, the anti-communist campaign pursued by Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s. “Study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look […]

New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity; wants bullet-proof cars sold

By Saad Sayeed and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 : Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kick-start by selling his office’s fleet of bullet-proof cars. In his first address […]

Trump says ‘nothing to hide’ from Special Counsel Mueller

By Susan Cornwell and Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON, Aug 19 : U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he had “nothing to hide” from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and denied that his top lawyer had turned on him by cooperating with the probe. Trump, in a series of tweets, […]

Pakistan welcomes Afghanistan’s ceasefire initiative with Taliban

Islamabad, Aug 19 : Pakistan on Sunday welcomed the Afghan government’s declaration of a three-month conditional ceasefire with the Taliban from Monday. “Pakistan fully supports all such efforts that contribute to achieving durable stability and lasting peace in Afghanistan. The people of Afghanistan deserve it. Coinciding with the Independence Day of Afghanistan, the announcement (by […]

PM assures flood-hit Karnataka help in rescue, relief works

New Delhi/Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy of help in the rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement. “Modi called up Kumaraswamy and assured him of all help in rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Kodagu district,” said […]