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  • Indias envoy to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria to return to Islamabad

    The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said, India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria will return to Islamabad today. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, the High Commissioner is returning to Islamabad after having completed his consultations in India. He said, Mr Bisaria will reach Islamabad today and resume his duties. Ajay Bisaria had been […]

    UNDP appoints Padma Lakshmi as Goodwill Ambassador

    Indian-American television personality and food expert Padma Lakshmi has been appointed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, supporting the agency’s fight against inequality and discrimination around the world. The announcement was made by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, on the eve of International Women’s Day yesterday.

    No direction to withdraw troops from Afghanistan: US general

    A US commander said the Pentagon has not received any order from President Donald Trump to withdraw troops from war-torn Afghanistan Commander of the US Central Command, General Joseph Votel told members of the House Armed Services Committee during a Congressional hearing in Washington yesterday. Gen Votel said his advice is that any decision to […]

    Saudi Arabia criticized over human rights by 36 countries

    Thirty-six countries have signed an open letter criticising Saudi Arabia’s human rights record. The letter, read at a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday, is the first collective rebuke of the kingdom. It urges Saudi Arabia to release human rights activists jailed for exercising their fundamental freedoms and to disclose all […]

    Almost 100 civilian casualties recorded every week in Yemen in 2018

    On average, almost 100 civilian deaths or injuries were recorded every week in 2018. According to data released by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Thursday more than 4,800 civilian deaths and injuries were reported over the year resulting in an average of 93 civilian casualties a week. Volker Turk, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for […]

    US military asked to house 5000 child migrants: Pentagon

    The US administration has asked the Department of Defence to prepare to house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children amid what it calls a mounting crisis at the US-Mexico border. Pentagon spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis said that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requested to identify space to house up to 5,000 […]

    NATO Chief rules out nuclear missile deployment to Europe

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has ruled out deploying ground-based nuclear missiles to Europe. At a press conference on Thursday in Warsaw, Poland Stoltenberg said the 29-nation alliance had already started planning for a world without the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). The United States decision to suspend participation in the INF has prompted concerns […]

    Over 27 Taliban terrorists killed in Afghanistan

    Over 27 Taliban terrorists have been killed in an operation by the Afghan special forces in northern Kunduz province on Thursday. Around 16 militants were reportedly injured in the clashes. According to the officials, the operation was launched after Taliban allegedly captured a security post in Imam Sahib district on Monday. They said that the […]

    Britain: Suspicious packages found near London’s major transport hubs

    In Britain, suspicious packages were found near London’s major transport hubs of Heathrow Airport, Waterloo station and London City Airport. It prompted the counterterrorism police yesterday to launch an investigation. The packages, all A4-sized white postal bags, have been assessed by specialist officers to be small improvised explosive devices. The Metropolitan Police said, these devices […]

    Two Nobel Prizes for literature will be awarded this year: Swedish Academy

    The Swedish Academy has said that two Nobel Prizes for literature will be awarded this year. The decision comes after a sex scandal causing the suspension of the award last year. The Academy in a statement at Stockholm yesterday said the Nobel Prize in Literature will awarded this autumn for both 2018 and 2019. The […]