BJP pursuing Bofors case to ‘defame opposition’, says Congress

  New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday accused the BJP of pursuing the Bofors case to “defame the opposition,” reports. “It is a non-issue. They are flogging a dead horse. BJP has been carrying out this political campaign to defame opposition. Investigation has been done, judiciary has already given verdict. It is a tactic by […]

Value friendship with India but firm on our ‘sovereign rights’, says China

  Beijing: China always values the good neighbourliness and friendship with India, but it is also firm on upholding its “sovereign rights”, interests and territorial integrity, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday. Beijing handled the Doklam standoff with “restraint”, showing the “emphasis” it places on ties with New Delhi, he said. Touching on […]

Trump to pull nomination of top environmental adviser

Trump to pull nomination of top environmental adviser

  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.: The White House is confirming plans to withdraw the nomination of a climate change skeptic to serve as President Donald Trump’s top environmental adviser. Kathleen Hartnett White was announced last October as Trump’s choice to chair the Council on Environmental Quality. But White’s nomination languished and was among a batch […]

Palestinian killed as Israelis raid Jenin-area village

Palestinian killed as Israelis raid Jenin-area village

  Jerusalem: A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank during a confrontation sparked by the soldiers. Ahmad Samir Obeid, 19, was shot in the head after the Israeli army raided the village of Wadi Burqin, near the northern town of Jenin on Saturday night. He was taken to the […]

China accuses US of ‘Cold War mentality’ with new nuclear policy

  Beijing: China urged the United States to drop its “Cold War mentality” and not misread its military build-up, after Washington published a document on Friday outlining plans to expand its nuclear capabilities to deter others. “Peace and development are irreversible global trends. The United States, the country that owns the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, […]

Sri Lanka eyeing longer talks with China on free trade agreement

Sri Lanka eyeing longer talks with China on free trade agreement

  Bejing: Sri Lanka wants a longer-time period to negotiate a free trade agreement with China as it is concerned about the economic impact of a rushed deal on their small country, the Sri Lankan ambassador said on Sunday. There has been rising concern in the South Asian nation about Chinese investment, a key part […]

China criticises US for nuclear adversary claims

China criticises US for nuclear adversary claims

  Beijing: China on Sunday criticized a US government report that cast Beijing as a potential nuclear adversary and called on Washington to reduce its own much larger arsenal and join in promoting regional stability. A Defense Ministry statement said China’s nuclear arsenal is the “minimum level” required for security. It pledged never to be […]

Suicide bomber kills at least 11 soldiers in northern Pakistan

Suicide bomber kills at least 11 soldiers in northern Pakistan

  Islamabad: At least 11 soldiers were killed and 13 wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack near an army base in northern Pakistan, officials said, in a region that was once controlled by a local faction of the Taliban. Attacks have decreased sharply in the picturesque Swat Valley but can cause alarm in a […]