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 […]

Taiwan loses El Salvador to China in fresh diplomatic setback

By Philip Wen and Jess Macy Yu BEIJING/TAIPEI, Aug 21 : Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, the third country to swap allegiances from the self-ruled island to China this year. Taiwan now has formal relations with just 17 countries worldwide, many of them smaller, […]

Australian prime minister clings to power but more challenges loom

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Aug 21 : Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, government officials said, but the narrow margin of his win did little to dampen speculation about his future. Turnbull defeated Dutton 48-35 in the party-room vote for the leadership of the […]

Search on for man who threatened to shoot Trump

Washington, Aug 21 : Law enforcement authorities have launched a search operation for a man who’s suspected of threatening to shoot US President Donald Trump, a media report said. Shawn Richard Christy, of McAdoo, Pennsylvania, was last seen in Cumberland, Maryland, on Sunday night driving a stolen vehicle, CNN quoted the authorities as saying on […]

US charges 2 people acting as agents for Iran

Washington, Aug 21 : The US has charged two people acting as agents for the Iranian government, according to an official statement. Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, who were arrested on August 9, had allegedly been monitoring Israeli and Jewish facilities in the US, while also gathering information on individuals in Washington who were part […]

Venezuelans flee to Brazil amid economic uncertainty

Brasilia, Aug 21 : The number of Venezuelans trying to flee a national economic collapse and migrating to Brazil is rising, an official has said. The Brazilian army spokesman said about 900 Venezuelans were expected in Rorarima state on Monday, despite Saturday’s attacks on makeshift migrant border camps, the BBC reported. The steep rise in […]