Pakistan upset over US stand based on 'false narrative'

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:00

Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday said US President Donald Trump's warning to it was disappointing, adding Washington must work with Islamabad "instead of relying on the false narrative of safe havens".


Trump threatens to shut down government for Mexico wall

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:28

Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the government, if necessary, to make sure his proposed wall along the Mexican border is approved and funded by lawmakers.


India-China row: Peace will prevail, says Coolpad Global CEO

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:22

Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS) As a dragging Sino-Indian military standoff continues, Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad's Global CEO James Du believes peace will finally prevail and businesses including the smartphone industry will not be affected.


Australia takes in Cuban refugees contingent after US deal

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:20

Sydney, Aug 23 (IANS) The Australian government on Wednesday confirmed that a group of Cuban refugees entered the country under the immigration agreement signed with the US during the Barack Obama administration.


Commander of US fleet to be relieved after collisions

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:18

Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The US Navy plans to relieve the commander of the fleet that has sustained four collisions in Asia and deaths of over a dozen sailors in 2017, an official said.


China wants successful BRICS

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:08

Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) China on Wednesday said it hoped the upcoming BRICS summit will be a success with the concerted efforts of all parties.


Australia may send more troops to Afghanistan

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:56

Canberra, Aug 23 (IANS) Australia is open to sending more troops to Afghanistan if the Trump administration asks the country to boost its commitment to the conflict, Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull said on Wednesday.


Trump defends his Charlottesville response

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:12

Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended his white supremacist response to the Charlottesville violence, omitting that he blamed "many sides" for the clashes.


Thousands of protesters gather ahead of Trump's Phoenix rally

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 07:36

Washington, Aug 23, Thousands of protesters descended on downtown Phoenix on Tuesday ahead of US President Donald Trump's campaign-style rally to oppose his assessment in which he blamed "both sides" for Charlottesville's racial violence that occurred earlier this month.


UN agencies offer emergency assistance to Iraqis fleeing Tal Afar

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 04:14

Geneva, Aug 23 (IANS) As thousands of people are fleeing Tal Afar, a city west of Mosul, since a military campaign began on Sunday to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS), UN agencies of health and migration are providing emergency aids to meet their needs.