ICJ to hold public hearings in Kulbhushan Jadhav case from today

The Hague, Feb 17: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will hold public hearings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case from Monday at The Hague during which India and Pakistan will present their arguments before the top UN court, which was set up after World War II to resolve international disputes. Jadhav, 48, was sentenced to […]

Pak’s envoy to India tipped for foreign secretary post

Islamabad, Jan 27: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, is the clear front-runner to become the country’s top diplomat when Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua steps down on her retirement, according to a media report. Janjua, who was the first woman to become Pakistan’s foreign secretary, will retire on April 17 after serving in the […]

India, Pak in contact on Kartarpur corridor issue: Bisaria

Islamabad: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria has said that the two sides were in contact on the Kartarpur corridor and that New Delhi has already appointed a focal person for the purpose. He made the remarks during an informal interaction with the media personnel invited to attend the reception to celebrate the 70th […]

27 dead, 77 injured as twin explosions hit cathedral in Philippines

27 dead, 77 injured as twin explosions hit cathedral in Philippines

Jolo, Jan 27: Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 27 people and wounding 77 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said. Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital sent churchgoers, some of […]

Death toll in Mexican pipeline blast rises to 114

Mexico City, Jan 27: The death toll from a pipeline explosion last week in central Mexico has risen to 114, while 33 people remain hospitalised. Mexican Health Minister Jorge Alcocer said that 46 of those injured in the blast have died in hospital. He said those remaining in hospital run a high risk of infection […]

Sanctions, peace deal on cards for new US-North Korea summit

Washington, Jan 27: As Donald Trump seeks progress with North Korea at a second summit, the United States has a series of cards it can play including easing sanctions, signing a peace declaration or even pulling troops from South Korea. After the historic handshake between the US president and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un […]

Venezuelan showdown moves to UN as dueling presidents dig in

Venezuelan showdown moves to UN as dueling presidents dig in

United Nations, Jan 27: Venezuela’s political showdown moved to the United Nations where a Security Council meeting called by the United States pit backers of president Nicolas Maduro against the Trump administration and supporters of the country’s self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed the meeting ahead of Venezuelan foreign […]

Manhunt in Louisiana after gunman kills five

Baton, Rouge, Jan 27: Police in Louisiana are searching for an “armed and dangerous” 21-year-old man accused of killing his parents and three others in two separate but related shootings. Authorities say Dakota Theriot first shot and killed three people – his girlfriend, her brother and her father – in Livingston Parish before taking her […]

Palestinian man shot dead during settler violence in West Bank

Palestinian man shot dead during settler violence in West Bank

Ramallah, Jan 27: A Palestinian man has been shot dead, and dozens others have been wounded in the occupied West Bank during a confrontation with Israeli soldiers and settlers in the village of al-Mugheir, northeast of Ramallah. The 38-year-old, identified as Hamdi Naasan, was shot in the back and succumbed to his wounds shortly after […]

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