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  • Tuesday, March, 2019| Today's Market | Current Time: 09:13:07
  • Japan releases crew, keeps captain of Chinese trawler

    Japan on Monday released 14 crew members of a Chinese fishing trawler involved in a collision with two Japanese coastguard vessels off the disputed islands, but kept its captain in detention in a case that sparked off a major diplomatic row between the two countries. The 14 Chinese fishermen on board the trawler, which has […]

    13 Injured, 251 Detained on Anniversary of Chile’s 1973 Military Coup

    Thirteen people were injured in protests across Chile on the 37th anniversary of a military coup in the country, official sources said here on Sunday. Another 251 Chilean people, including 59 minors, were detained when they clashed with police on Saturday night and early Sunday, according to the Carabineros, Chile’s military police. It said nine […]

    Ugandan President Endorsed by Ruling Party to Run for Forth Term

    Uganda’s ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM), in the wee hours on Monday declared incumbent President Yoweri Museveni its flag bearer for the next year’s presidential race. “His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni has come unopposed,” said Felicitus Magomu, chairperson of the NRM electoral commission. Museveni thanked some 15,000 supporters gathered at Mandela National Stadium in […]

    No Firm Decision Made Yet on New British Super Aircraft Carriers, Say Officials

    The Ministry of Defense said Sunday that no firm decision has yet been made on the future of the partially completed program to build two, new, large aircraft carriers. Media reported Sunday that the program to build two, 65,000 ton aircraft carriers would be axed or reduced, despite the fact that construction had started, contracts […]

    Largest Air Show At Italy

    Italy celebrated 50 years of the Tricolors Arrows, the aerobatic patrol of the country’s Air Force, with two days of flights on Saturday and Sunday. The major military aerobatic teams in the world, like the British Red Arrows, the Spanish “Patrulla Aguila” and the Jordanian Falcons, joined the air show at Rivolto Air Force Base […]

    Cross-Border Violence Intensifies Ahead of Fresh-Round Mideast Direct Talks

    Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed the shelling at Gaza targets Sunday evening, an incident in an escalation of back-and-forth reprisals between the two sides since last week. “IDF soldiers identified a number of suspects attempting to fire an RPG (rocket) in their direction, and returned fire towards the suspects,” the army said in a statement. […]

    Turks approves constitutional amendments

    Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said voters have approved changes to a military-era constitution in a referendum widely seen as a vote of confidence for his government. Erdogan said on Sunday that the constitutional amendments passed with 58 percent of the vote in favor. The government says the changes are a key step in […]

    CCS meets today amidst volatile Kashmir situation

    The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) will meet on Monday to discuss a peace package for Kashmir amidst the volatile situation in the Valley and the hardened stance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFPSA) from any part of the state. The CCS meeting is […]

    Israel to seek recognition as ‘Jewish state’ in peace talks

    Prime Minister Benjamin Natalyahu has underlined that peace will be possible only if the Palestinian leadership agrees to recognise Israel as a Jewish state, as the two sides prepared for the crucial second round of US-backed direct talks. Amid widening differences over the formula for peace talks, the hardline Prime Minister warned that the recognition […]

    Tropical storm disrupts over 300 flights in China

    Over 300 outbound flights were delayed in China after torrential rains caused by a tropical storm hit Shanghai city, the state-media said Sunday. More than 300 outgoing flights, both domestic and international, were delayed at Shanghai Pudong International Airport Saturday due to heavy rains, according to Xinhua news agency. However, no flights have yet been […]