Trudeau sacks Canadian envoy to China after Huawei controversy

Ottawa, Jan 27: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he had sought and accepted the resignation of Ottawa’s ambassador to China, days after the diplomat sparked controversy with criticism of the US extradition request for a top Huawei executive. “Last night I asked for and accepted John McCallum’s resignation as Canada’s Ambassador to China,” Trudeau […]

7 killed after tourist plane, helicopter crash above glacier in Italy

Rome, Jan 27: Mountain rescuer workers recovered the bodies of two people, raising the death toll from a deadly collision between a helicopter and light aircraft in the Alps to seven. Two people were hospitalised after the crash in the Aosta Valley near France, which appeared to have happened just after the helicopter took off, […]

US envoy hails ‘significant progress’ in Taliban talks

US envoy hails ‘significant progress’ in Taliban talks

Washington, Jan 27: The US envoy negotiating with the Taliban hailed “significant progress” in finding a solution to end Afghanistan’s long-running war. “Meetings here were more productive than they have been in the past. We made significant progress on vital issues,” Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative for Afghan reconciliation, wrote on Twitter. Khalilzad met […]

Brazil dam collapse: 300 missing, 40 confirmed dead

Brazil dam collapse: 300 missing, 40 confirmed dead

Brasilia, Jan 27: Brazilian firefighters said that at least 40 people were killed when a dam burst at an iron ore mine owned by Vale, as rescuers continued to search for hundreds still missing. The Minas Gerais state fire department also said 23 people have been hospitalised after the dam released a torrent of mud, […]

Pakistan army claims shooting down second Indian ‘spy drone’ near LoC

Islamabad, Jan 3: The Pakistan Army claimed to have shot down another Indian ‘spy drone’ along the Line of Control in Satwal sector of Kashmir. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter: “Pakistan Army troops shot down another Indian spy quadcopter. Today in Satwal Sector on Line of Control.” […]

Kashmiris must get to decide their future: Shahid Afridi

Islamabad, Dec 16: Reacting to a tweet by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, that “Kashmiris must be allowed to decide their future”, international Pakistani cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi, on Sunday said that justice must be delivered, and Kashmiris must decide their future. “I totally support Imran Bhai! I have always maintained the same. Justice must […]

Pak welcomes India’s move to send 2 ministers for Kartarpur corridor’s groundbreaking ceremony

Islamabad, Nov 25: Pakistan on Sunday welcomed India’s decision to send its two Union ministers to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor next week, terming it a “positive response”. Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan is located across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district. It […]

Pakistan hails India’s decision to build Kartarpur corridor

Islamabad, Nov 22: Pakistan on Thursday welcomed India’s decision to build a corridor from Punjab to Pakistan’s Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, the final resting place of Guru Nanak. Calling the Indian cabinet decision a victory for the peace lobby in both countries, Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry said New Delhi’s move was an endorsement […]

Mortar shell explosion kills two children in Pakistan

Peshawar, Nov 21: At least two children were killed and three others injured when a old mortar shell they were playing with exploded in Pakistan’s restive northwest tribal region on Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred in Nelaram Swat District of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The children were playing with the mortar shell in a […]

Peacekeeping strategy headed for tragedy: India warns at UN

United Nations, Nov 21: Voicing concern over inadequate resources available for implementing peacekeeping mandates, India has warned that asking peacekeepers to “do more with less” is a strategy that is “setting us all up for a tragedy”. A day after an Indian peacekeeper deployed with the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]