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  • Chile President ends state of emergency; protests continue

    Chilean President Sebastian Pinera today ended a state of emergency that lasted more than a week amid mass protests. However the demonstrations continued even after the lifting of emergency. A message on the presidency’s official Twitter account said the state of emergency would end in all the regions and towns where it was established. The […]

    Alberto Fernandez wins Argentine presidential election

    Argentina’s left-leaning candidate Alberto Fernandez won the presidential election in the first round yesterday bringing to an end the crisis-plagued rule of market-friendly incumbent Mauricio Macri. Fernandez, a 60-year-old law professor, got 47.36 percent votes crossing the threshold for outright victory.His win also caps a remarkable political comeback for ex-president Cristina Kirchner, who will be […]

    US calls for ending violence in protest-torn Iraq

    The United States has called for ending violence in protest-torn Iraq. US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus yesterday said, Washington is also deeply concerned about the forced closure of media outlets in the country. Saudi broadcaster Al Arabiya and its subsidiary project Al Hadath said in the early hours yesterday that Iraqi authorities had suspended […]

    Baghdadi’s death major victory in mission to defeat ISIS: US Defence Secy

    United States Defence Secretary Mark Esper has said that the death of ISIS leader and world’s most wanted terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an American air raid in northwest Syria is a major victory in the enduring mission to defeat the dreaded terror group. As a result, Baghdadi, who led the Islamic State of Iraq […]

    Pakistani court grants bail to ailing former PM Nawaz Sharif

    A top Pakistani court today granted bail to jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with an acute immune disorder which reduced his blood platelet count to dangerous levels. The 69-year-old Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo was rushed to the Services Hospital in Lahore from the National Accountability Bureau […]

    Sri Lanka’s Presidential election will also be seen as a referendum ahead of Parliamentary election next year: Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the Presidential election next month will also be seen as a referendum ahead of the Parliamentary election next year. Addressing the event to release election manifesto of his younger brother and candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, he said that Parliamentary elections should be immediately called if Gotabaya emerges […]

    US urges Bangladesh to postpone relocation of Rohingyas

    The US has urged Bangladesh to postpone relocation of Rohingyas to the uninhabited island Bhashan Char. In a statement given at the House Foreign Affairs Sub Committee, acting assistant secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asia Alice G Wells urged Bangladesh to postpone any refugee relocation to Bhashan Char until independent experts can […]

    Bangladesh court sentences 16 people to death over murder of female student

    A court in Bangladesh sentenced 16 people to death today over the murder of a 19-year-old female student burnt alive in April that provoked outrage across the country. Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused in kerosene and set on fire after refusing to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint against the headteacher of the seminary she attended. […]

    Four-year-old child killed in latest Chile protests as toll rises to 18

    A four-year-old child was killed during the latest round of protests in Chile, raising the death toll from five days of social unrest to 18. Interior Under-Secretary Rodrigo Ubilla said today the child and an adult man were killed Tuesday when a drunk driver rammed into a crowd of protesters. A third person died from […]

    US Prez Trump says permanent cease-fire established in northeastern Syria

    US President Donald Trump said that Turkey was making the ceasefire in northern Syria permanent, prompting the United States to lift recent sanctions. It had imposed sanctions on Turkish imports in response to the violence. Mr. Trump also declared a change of course in US relations with the Middle East, where he said too many […]