Pompeo seeks answers from Saudi King on missing journalist

Riyadh, Oct 16 : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and other key officials here on Tuesday over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who Turkish officials say was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Pompeo’s visit came as diplomatic pressure […]

Japan to be showcased in Shillong cherry blossom festival

New Delhi, Oct 16 : Japanese culture and cuisine will be showcased in this year’s Indian International Cherry Blossom Festival to be held in Shillong from November 14 to 17, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Tuesday. Inviting tourists to the festival at a press conference here, Sangma said that this was another way […]

Russia, Pakistan to hold joint military drills

Moscow, Oct 16 : Russian and Pakistani troops will hold joint military drills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from October 21 to November 4, a statement said here on Tuesday. According to Vadim Astafyev, head of the press service of the Russian Southern Military District, the “Friendship 2018” drills will be held at a training range in […]

US consulate car injures motorcyclist in Karachi

Karachi, Oct 16 : A motorcyclist has been injured after being hit by a US consulate car in Karachi, police said. Abdul Jabbar was hit by the consulate vehicle near the head office of Pakistan Industrial Development Corp in the port city on Monday. He sustained minor injuries, police officials said. According to Geo News, […]

Australia to consider recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Canberra, Oct 16 : Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday that he was open to recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the Australian embassy there as well as to review the nuclear agreement with Iran. “We are committed to a two-state solution, but frankly, it hasn’t been going that well. […]

Mattis visits Vietnam to strengthen military cooperation

Ho Chi Minh City, Oct 16 : US Secretary of Defence James Mattis arrived here on Tuesday where he will meet his Vietnamese counterpart to strengthen security cooperation between the two countries. Mattis told the media that Vietnam was growing as a partner of the US in defence during his second visit to the country […]