US welcomes Imran Khan’s desire for peace with India, Afghanistan

Washington, Aug 21 : The US has welcomed newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khans statement emphasising the importance of peace with India and Afghanistan, a key official said here. “We welcome the words of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which he discussed the importance of peace on both sides of Pakistan’s borders,” Alice Wells, who […]

Trump ‘most likely’ to meet Kim again

Washington, Aug 21 : US President Donald Trump has said it is “most likely” he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again following their historic summit in June, according to a news report. Trump was responding to a question during an interview with Reuters at the White House on Monday about whether the two […]

Trump vows ‘no concessions’ to Turkey over US pastor

Washington, Aug 21 : US President Donald Trump has insisted he will not back down in a standoff with Turkey over a detained US pastor. “I think it’s very sad what Turkey is doing,” he said. “I think they’re making a terrible mistake. There will be no concessions.” He said he had thought Turkey would […]

UN to hold events to commemorate Kofi Annan

United Nations, Aug 21 : The United Nations will hold events to pay tribute to former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who died last Saturday at the age of 80. The current UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, will lay a wreath in honour of Annan and deliver a speech at a ceremony on Wednesday morning at UN headquarters […]

India, Japan reaffirm vow for deeper defence ties, Indo-Pacific stability

New Delhi, Aug 20 : India and Japan on Monday reaffirmed their commitment for greater bilateral defence cooperation and ensuring a peaceful and stable Indo-Pacific region at the annual defence ministerial meeting here. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held talks with her Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera who is on a two-day visit to India at the […]

Japanese Defence Minister calls on PM Modi

New Delhi, Aug 20 : As the Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday, Modi told the visiting dignitary that he looks forward to visiting Japan later this year, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said. Onodera was on a two-day bilateral visit to India on August 19-20 at […]