Brawl in Ukraine parliament after MP manhandles premier

Kiev: A fight erupted between dozens of lawmakers in Ukraine’s parliament today after an MP picked up Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and hoisted him away from the podium as he was defending his embattled government’s record. Yatsenyuk had almost ended up his weekly questions session when a lawmaker from President Petro Poroshenko’s faction, Oleg Barna, […]

Indo-Japan ties will bring peace in Asia, world, says Abe

New Delhi: Describing the India-Japan strategic relationship as one that “will contribute to peace and prosperity in Asia and the world”, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday called for both nations to step up cooperation in innovation and science and technology. “Indo-Japanese relations will contribute to peace and prosperity in Asia and the world,” […]

Wawrinka eliminates Ferrer from year-end tennis event

London: Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka cruised to a 7-5, 6-2 victory at the World Tour Finals over Spaniard David Ferrer, who was eliminated from tennis’ year-end tournament with the loss. The 33-year-old Ferrer, a finalist in this elite, eight-man event in 2007, came out strong in the beginning of the contest at the O2 arena here […]

One Paris attacker identified, kin in custody

Paris: One of the Islamic State terrorists who slaughtered 129 people in Mumbai-type attacks in Paris has been identified by French investigators. BBC identified him as Omar Ismail Mostefai, a 29-year-old French citizen of Algerian origin with a criminal record. He was known to have been radicalised. According to French prosecutors, the bloody Friday night attacks […]

Syria solution should not only be about Assad: Rouhani

Paris: Iran’s president has said that any resolution of the Syrian conflict must focus on the need for strong government in Damascus, and not only on the fate of President Bashar al-Assad. It is “not a question of a person, it is a question of security and stability,” President Hassan Rouhani said an interview yesterday with […]

PM Modi embarks on his first his visit to UK

New Delhi: Seeking to strengthen Indo-UKeconomic ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left for Britain to begin his first visit to the country during which he will have a hectic schedule that will start with talks with his British counterpart David Cameron. “Leaving for UK. I am hopeful this visit will strengthen economic ties between India […]