Russian FM, UN special envoy call for intra-Syrian talks

Moscow, Nov 25 : Progress has been made in achieving a political settlement in Syria and it is urgent to advance the process of intra-Syrian negotiation, representatives of Russia and the United Nations said on Friday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov exchanged views with visiting UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura about the […]

Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in US

By Nate Raymond Undated, Nov 25 : A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts is expected to plead guilty next week, according to court records. Karim Baratov, who earlier this year waived his right to fight […]

India condemns Egypt terror attack

New Delhi, Nov 25 : India on Friday strongly condemned the terror attack at a mosque in Egypt that claimed at least 270 lives. “Government of India strongly condemns the heinous act of terrorism that has claimed innocent lives in Bir-al-Abed, North Sinai in Egypt today,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. “In this […]

Trump stresses need to defeat terrorists militarily after Egypt attack

Miami, Nov 25 : The President of the US denounced on Friday’s attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt that killed around 270 people and left 90 others wounded and reiterated his stance that terrorists must be defeated militarily. In a message on his Twitter account, Donald Trump decried the “horrible and cowardly terrorist attack […]

Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria -US officials

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Nov 24 : The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 US troops in Syria, two US officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground. The US military had […]

Irish PM says won’t seek deputy PM’s resignation

Dublin, Nov 25 : Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar said on Friday that he won’t be seeking Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation. In an evening news programme on Irish television channel RTE One, Varadkar said the case against Fitzgerald is “very flimsy”, Xinhua news agency reported. “Decapitation of Tanaiste on trumped-up charges […]