Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (File Photo/IANS)

Many countries view Kashmir as bilateral issue: Qureshi

United Nations: After a failed bid by China to get the UN Security Council involved in the Kashmir issue, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has acknowledged that in the eyes of the world it was a bilateral matter for New Delhi and Islamabad to resolve. “One hears that many countries are of the view […]

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China draws blank at UNSC consultation on Kashmir

United Nations: China drew a blank at the Security Council consultation at which it raised the Kashmir issue with members declaring it a bilateral issue and refusing to step in. Beijing’s Permanent Representative Zhang Jun himself acknowledged it saying the meeting encouraged India and Pakistan to seek a dialogue with each other. India’s Permanent Representative Syed […]

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Putin seeks major constitutional changes, Medvedev govt quits

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed giving the State Duma, the lower house of the country’s Parliament, greater powers, including to choose the country’s Prime Minister and other ministers. Putin, who has been in power either as President or Prime Minister since 2000, also proposed a two-term limit on the Presidency and tighter residence […]

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Trump approved killing Soleimani 7 months ago: TV report

New York: A media report that US President Donald Trump had authorised the killing of Iranian military leader Qassim Soleimani seven months ago could undermine his claims that the US action was precipitated by imminent threats to US embassies. Trump’s approval to kill him was given seven months ago, “if Iran’s increased aggression resulted in […]

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Rouhani signs law blacklisting Pentagon, subsidiaries

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday signed an amended law that expands Tehrans designation of American terrorist organizations to include the Pentagon and all its subsidiaries. Iran’s Parliament passed the initial version of the law in April 2019, which designated the US Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization after Washington blacklisted the Islamic […]

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Ahead of Beijing 2022, China launches driverless bullet train capable of travelling at 350km/hr

Beijing: Ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, China has launched a new driverless train capable of travelling at 350kmph. According to a report in, the high-speed bullet train, which connects Beijing with Zhangjiakou — two of the main host cities of the Winter Olympics — slashes the journey time from three hours to […]

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Iran’s IRGC accepts responsibility for Ukrainian jet crash

Tehran: Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the aerospace commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), on Saturday said that the IRGC accepts responsibility for the crash of an Ukrainian plane over Iran’s airspace. “We accept full responsibility for this act (shooting down the plane), and we will obey and carry out what decisions the authorities will […]