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  • Wednesday, January, 2019| Today's Market | Current Time: 04:47:57
  • Malaysia’s new head of state to be appointed by January

    In Malaysia, members of the royal families met on Monday to set dates to choose a new king after the resignation of Sultan Muhammad -5  as the country’s head of state. Sultans of Malaysia’s states decided to set January 24 as the date on which they would convene to discuss the appointment of a new […]

    Pakistan court postpones hearing of Nawaz’s plea seeking suspension of sentence

    A top court in Pakistan on Monday indefinitely postponed the hearing of a petition filed by jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif seeking suspension of his sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case. The Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik on 24th of last month sentenced 69-year-old Sharif to seven years in prison along with a […]

    US Prez Trump pushes for steel barrier along US-Mexico border

    US President Donald Trump has offered to erect a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall along the US-Mexico border. He said that the steel barrier is a stronger and a less obtrusive option. Trump’s comments came in an effort to iron out differences with Democrats over the issue which has led to a partial […]

    Egypt opens West Asia’s largest cathedral in its New Administrative Capital

    Egypt has opened West Asia’s largest cathedral in its New Administrative Capital, 45 kilometres east of Cairo. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the newly-built Cathedral of Nativity and also a mosque yesterday on the eve of Coptic Christmas. Sisi called it a historic and important moment for Egypt. The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, the world’s […]

    5.9-magnitude quake jolts Iran’s Gilangharb city, 75 injured

    In Iran, at least 75 people were injured in a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Gilangharb city in Kermanshah province yesterday. According to Iran’s Seismological Centre, at least 15 aftershocks, ranging from 3 to 4.8 magnitude, have shaken the region so far. The elementary schools and high schools will remain closed in Gilangharb city today.

    Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina to take oath as PM today

    Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will take oath as Prime Minister of Bangladesh today for the third consecutive term. A 47-member Council of Ministers including 31 new faces, will also be sworn in. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid will administer the oath of office to the Ministers at Bangabhaban in the afternoon. Awami League and its […]

    Afghanistan: 30 killed, seven injured when a gold mine collapsed

    In Afghanistan, at least 30 people were killed and seven injured today when a gold mine collapsed in Kohistan district of Badakhshan province. The district administration said that the villagers had dug a 200-feet deep shaft along the riverbed to search for gold. A wall collapsed when the villagers were inside the mine. Provincial governor’s […]

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan to arrive in Delhi tomorrow

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Taro Kono will arrive in Delhi tomorrow on a three day visit to India. During his visit, the Japanese Foreign Minister will hold a meeting with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj. He will also attend the India Japan Friendship Forum to be held next Tuesday. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne […]

    British PM Theresa May tries to save her Brexit deal

    British Prime Minister Theresa May today urged MPs to back her Brexit deal, saying it is the only way to honour the referendum result and protect the economy. Writing in the Mail, Ms May said, her critics both Remainers and Brexiteers risk damaging democracy if they oppose her plan. But a poll carried out for […]

    Pentagon Chief of Staff Kevin Sweeney resigns

    In the United States, Department of Defence, Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Kevin Sweeney has resigned, a month after Defence Secretary James Mattis announced his departure. Rear Admiral Sweeney said in a statement that the time is right to return to the private sector. He is now the third senior Pentagon official to announce his […]