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  • Saudi Arabia: King Salman’s elder brother Prince Bandar dies at 96

    In Saudi Arabia, King Salman’s elder half-brother, who was the tenth son of the country’s founding monarch, has died at the age of 96. Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was not an actively political royal within the ruling Al Saud family and had been passed over in the line of succession to the throne. […]

    Afghanistan: Death toll in explosion at office of Vice Presidential candidate rises to 20

    In Afghanistan, the death toll in the explosion at the office of the Vice Presidential candidate has risen to 20. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said around 50 other people were wounded in yesterday’s attack. He said, several gunmen were holed up inside the building for six hours before being killed by security forces in […]

    3 killed, 15 injured in shooting at food festival in California

    In the US, three people have been killed and 15 injured in a shooting at a food festival in California. One gunman has been shot dead by the Police. The Gilroy Garlic Festival was about to end for the weekend yesterday evening, when shots were fired at the site. US President Donald Trump tweeted about […]

    US Senate confirms General Mark Milley as next Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

    The US Senate has overwhelmingly confirmed four-star Army General Mark Milley as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most powerful position of the American armed forces. 61 year Milley, who had said during his confirmation hearing that his strategy would be to continue to bolster and maintain continuity of the defence […]

    Nine out of 12 Indians aboard seized UAE vessel MT Riah released by Iranian authorities

    Nine out of Twelve Indians aboard UAE vessel MT Riah have been released by Iran who were detained earlier this month. Sources said, 21 Indians are, however, still in detention in Iran. Of the 21, three are from MT Riah while 18 Indian nationals are on board British oil tanker Stena Impero which was seized […]

    US urges North Korea to refrain from further provocation

    The United States has urged North Korea to refrain from further provocation after Pyongyang test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles. US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told reporters in Washington yesterday that the USA still hoped for resumption of talks on North Korea’s denuclearisation. The spokesperson also urged the North Korean government to resolve all […]

    Indian origin Priti Patel appointed as Britain’s Home Secretary

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Indian origin Priti Patel as the country Home Secretary. The Prime Minister named former Home Secretary Sajid Javid to take over from Philip Hammond as the Finance Secretary or Chancellor. Mr Javid, a former banker from a modest background, was a contender for the premiership but endorsed Johnson […]

    Afghan president seeks clarification on Trump’s war remarks

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said today that the US should clarify the remarks made by President Donald Trump about Afghanistan, including a claim that he could easily win the war but didn’t want to kill 10 million people. Trump had made several controversial statements a day earlier alongside Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the […]

    Bangladesh: Scientists develop method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost bio-degradable cellulose sheets

    Scientists in Bangladesh have developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost bio-degradable cellulose sheets named ‘Sonali’ which can be used as wrapping material and carrying bag. Mubarak Ahmad Khan, the scientific adviser to the state-run Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and leader of the team that developed the new ‘Sonali’, says that the […]

    Boris Johnson to be UK’s new PM

    Boris Johnson was elected as the Conservative Party leader and Britain’s new Prime Minister today as announced by his party in London. Johnson, the former foreign secretary, secured 92,153 votes against 46,656 of his rival Jeremy Hunt in the battle for 10 Downing Street after Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation amid a mounting […]