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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Evidence suggests Iran missile shot down plane: Boris Johnson

London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that there was a “body of information” to suggest an Iranian surface-to-air missile brought down a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran earlier this week. Johnson’s comments on Thursday came the same day his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau said that he had seen evidence that suggested […]

Indonesian-origin Reynhard Sinaga convicted for 136 rapes in UK jailed for 30 years (Image: Twitter)

Indonesian man convicted for 136 rapes in UK jailed for 30 years

London: The UKs most prolific serial rapist, convicted of 159 sex offences, including 136 rapes, has been jailed for at least 30 years. Indonesian-origin Reynhard Sinaga, 36, has been linked to more than 190 potential victims – 70 of whom police have yet to identify, reports His convictions relate to crimes he committed from January […]

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Pakistan home to darkest manifestations of terrorism: India

Paris: Pakistan is home to “all shades of darkness” and the “darkest manifestations of terrorism”, India said in a sharp response at the Unesco as it slammed Islamabad for its “fabricated falsehoods” over Kashmir. Taking the floor on the second day, young Indian diplomat Ananya Agarwal told the 40th Unesco General Conference on Thursday that Pakistan’s […]

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Pak violated Vienna Convention over access to Jadhav: ICJ chief to UN

United Nations: International Court of Justice President Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf has told the UN General Assembly that Pakistan had violated its obligations under the Vienna Convention by not allowing consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. In his address on the occasion of the 74th session of the UNGA, Yusuf said that in its […]

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Mumbai, Hyderabad designated as UNESCO creative cities

Paris:  Indian cities Mumbai and Hyderabad are among the 66 urban settlements designated as creative cities by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Thursday, it said in a press statement. Mumbai has been selected for its contribution in the world of film, and Hyderabad for gastronomy. The designation came on World […]

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Member of European Parliament from UK claims J&K invite cancelled on ‘free access to speak with local people’

London/New Delhi: Chris Davies, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the UK, on Tuesday claimed he had received an invitation to travel to Jammu and Kashmir, but the offer was withdrawn after he insisted on “free access to speak with local people.” Davies was to be part of the delegation of MEPs who visited […]

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation” in the African nation, especially his “decisive initiative” to resolve the two-decade border conflict with Eritrea, it was announced on Friday. BREAKING NEWS:The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel […]