Sri Lanka's TID arrests former Tamil Tiger cadre

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:40

Colombo, May 3 (IANS) A former high ranking cadre from the Tamil Tiger outfit was arrested by Sri Lanka's Terrorism Investigation Division (TID), the media reported on Tuesday.


Kenya commences nuclear technology assessment

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 03:44

Nairobi, May 3 (IANS) Kenya said on Monday it has began a nuclear technology assessment study in order to determine the right technology to use to build nuclear power plant.


Cambodia shortens school hours due to hot temperatures

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:10

Phnom Penh, May 3 (IANS) Cambodia has shortened school hours by one hour a day to help students avoid the peak temperatures of the day, according to a rule signed by Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron on Monday.


Gossip a form of persecution, says Pope

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 23:18

Vatican City, May 2 (IANS/AKI) Petty gossip and criticism are forms of persecution, Pope Francis said on Monday as he celebrated mass at the Vatican hotel where he lives.


Russia, US urge strict observance of truce in Syria

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 23:08

Moscow, May 2 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged the conflicting parties in Syria to strictly abide by the cease-fire regime.


Pakistan slams Donald Trump on release of 'CIA doctor'

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:40

Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday condemned remarks by US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that he would ensure Pakistani physician Shakil Afridi, who allegedly helped the US kill Osama bin Laden, was freed from jail within two minutes.


Reopened Brussels airport hall sees chaos amid tight security

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 20:40

Brussels, May 2 (IANS) Chaotic overcrowding struck Brussels Zaventem Airport on Monday, following the reopening of its departure hall, which was rocked by suicide blasts in March. Stringent security made thousands of passengers wait hours in long queues.


Nepal SC orders release of scribe held in assets case

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 20:12

Kathmandu, May 2 (IANS) Nepal's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the release of senior journalist Kanak Mani Dixit who was in custody of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) in a disproportionate assets case.


Italy says UN court ordered bail for Italian marine

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 19:40

Rome/New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Italy on Monday said a UN court has ordered that Italian marine Salvatore Girone, detained in India for the alleged 2012 killings of two fishermen, be allowed home on bail while arbitration proceedings in The Hague continue in the case that has soured ties between the two countries.


Canadian arrested in Nepal over Twitter posts

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 19:34

Kathmandu, May 2 (IANS) Nepal Police on Monday said they have arrested Canadian national Robert Penner from near Kathmandu for his provocative posts on Twitter against Nepal's "social harmony".


Kerry asks all in Syria to end violence, restore ceasefire

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 19:14

Geneva, May 2 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged all parties to the Syrian conflict to end violence and restore the cessation of hostilities during his second day of talks focusing on the Syria here.