Guterres to convene counter-terrorism summit, calls for united action

By Arul Louis United Nations, Jan 17 : Calling for united global action against terrorism, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced that he is convening a summit of heads of counter-terrorism agencies. “In June, I will convene a Summit of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies to advance multilateral cooperation in this vital struggle,” Guterres told the General […]

Saudi intercepts ballistic missile fired from Yemen

Riyadh, Jan 17 : Saudi air force intercepted on Tuesday a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militants in Yemen targeting the southern province of Jazan, Al Arabiya news reported. The missile was intercepted and destroyed at 8.20 p.m., while no injuries or damages were reported, the news website confirmed. The fresh attack comes few days […]

Peacekeeping facing unprecedented challenges: UN chief

United Nations, Jan 17 : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that UN peacekeeping “is facing unprecedented challenges”. “Many times ill-equipped, our peacekeepers are now deliberately targeted. This situation is not sustainable. It is time to sound an alarm,” the UN chief said at an informal meeting of the UN General Assembly to hear […]

Xi, Trump discuss trade, Korea over phone

Beijing, Jan 16 : Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, on Tuesday discussed bilateral trade and the situation on the Korean Peninsula by phone. The phone call came amid strengthening of efforts to keep China-US trade relations right on track and at a time when tensions on the Korean Peninsula have […]

People had come to kill me, claims Togadia, police say it is ‘made-up’ story

Ahmedabad, Jan 16 : A day after he reappeared from his brief disappearance, Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s international working president Pravin Togadia on Tuesday expressed the possibility that he may be killed. But Gujarat Police have dismissed it as a “made-up story” while their Raj Togadia was found unconscious in a hospital in Shahibagh locality in […]

U.S. warily eyeing new Russian air defenses in Crimea

By Phil Stewart BRUSSELS, Jan 16 : The United States is assessing the security implications of Russia’s latest deployment of S-400 air defenses to Crimea, a U.S. military official said on Tuesday, adding it could give existing Russian defenses more resilience. “It’s not good. It doesn’t bode well,” a senior U.S. official at the U.S. […]