Pakistan nominates former Health Minister for WHO top post

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 15:40

Islamabad/Geneva, Sep 24 (IANS) Pakistan has proposed former Health Minister Sania Nishtar, known for her bold and transformational leadership in health, for the post of Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO).


China to fly drones over South China Sea

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 14:40

Beijing, Sep 24 (IANS) China is capable of flying drones over the disputed South China Sea to keep a watch over the contested waters spread over 3.5 million sq km.


China to support Pakistan against 'foreign aggression', assures envoy

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 13:18

Lahore, Sep 24 (IANS) China has assured Pakistan in unequivocal terms of its support in case of "any foreign aggression" and also supported Islamabad's stance on the Kashmir dispute, according to a statement issued by the Punjab Chief Minister's Office.


Trump's wall proposal absurd: Mexican Foreign Secretary

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:18

Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs called the proposed border wall that the US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claims he will build if he comes to power as "absurd".


India, G4 partners reaffirm 'unwavering commitment' to UNSC reforms

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 09:52

United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) The G4 nations, including India, at a meeting on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, have reaffirmed "unwavering commitment" to reforms in the UN Security Council (UNSC) reflecting the realities of the 21st century.


Clinton, Trump scrap plans to visit protest-hit city

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 08:24

Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have cancelled a visit to the US city of Charlotte as protests against the police continued after a black man was shot dead.


Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit bill

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 07:50

Washinton, Sep 24 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that will allow family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, pitting him against Congress and both presidential candidates on an emotionally charged matter.


Ted Cruz endorses Donald Trump

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 04:34

Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Ted Cruz has endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump for the presidency in a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention.


Death toll from Egyptian migrant shipwreck climbs to 138

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 23:48

Cairo, Sep 23 (IANS/AKI) The number of migrants who perished in a shipwreck off Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Rosetta has now reached 138, the Youm7 news site reported on Friday, quoting local officials.