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  • Sri Lanka: India-assisted emergency ambulance service reaches its countrywide coverage

    In Sri Lanka, India-assisted emergency ambulance service reached its countrywide coverage today with the launch in the eastern province. The service is now available in all nine Provinces of Sri Lanka. External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar addressed the gathering through a special video message. He recalled his personal connect with the project since its […]

    Etihad Airways suspends operations through Iranian airspace

    Etihad Airways has announced to suspend operations through Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman. In a statement yesterday, the national airline of the UAE said that following the decision of the US Federal Aviation Administration to restrict US airline operations in Iranian-controlled airspace, Etihad Airways consulted closely with the […]

    Trump warns of major additional sanctions on Iran

    US President Donald Trump has said that America will impose major additional sanctions on Iran in a bid to prevent the country obtaining nuclear weapons. In a tweet, Trump said the major additional sanctions will come into force on Monday. He said economic pressure will be maintained unless the leadership in Tehran changed course. It […]

    Cambodia: At least seven killed as under-construction building collapses

    In Cambodia, at least seven people died when an under-construction building owned by a Chinese company collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort today. Four people have been arrested in connection with the accident, including the Chinese building owner, the head of the construction firm and the contractor. A Cambodian landowner has also been held at […]

    Trump warns Iran of ‘obliteration’ in event of war

    US President Trump has said he does not want war but warned Iran it will face obliteration if conflict broke out. Speaking to media, he said the US is open to talks but will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Tehran says the unmanned US aircraft entered Iranian airspace early on Thursday morning. The […]

    FATF warns Pak to complete action plan on terror financing by October 2019

    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has said that Pakistan failed to complete its action plan on terror financing. The FATF strongly urged Pakistan to swiftly complete its action plan by October 2019  or face consequences. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has become the first Arab country to be granted full membership of the group following its […]

    Bangladesh Computer Council and Sylhet Metropolitan Police sign MoU

    Bangladesh Computer Council and Sylhet Metropolitan Police have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Sylhet to provide security in the town using digital techniques. Speaking as Chief Guest on this occasion Bangladesh State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak said that smart security system will play an important role to make it into […]

    Mike Pompeo asks Pakistan to do more on religious freedom

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Pakistan to do more to stop the abuse of blasphemy laws after the release of Asia Bibi. While releasing the annual report on international religious freedom, Mr Pompeo said that more than 40 others were serving life sentences or facing execution for blasphemy in Pakistan. He added […]

    Sri Lanka extends state of emergency by another month

    Sri Lanka has extended by another month, the state of emergency imposed after the Easter Sunday attacks. A gazette notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena extended the emergency with effect from today. The Gazette said President is of the opinion that the extension was necessary in the interest of public security and the preservation of […]

    President Trump nominates Mark Esper to be US Secretary of Defense

    US President Donald Trump has nominated Mark Esper to be the US Secretary of Defense, the White House said late on Friday. Esper, who is Secretary of the Army, was named acting Pentagon Chief after Patrick Shanahan withdrew his name from consideration for the role this week.