Not dissolving parliament, says Nepal PM Oli

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:44

Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) Nepal's embattled Prime Minister K.P. Oli on Thursday addressed Parliament and assured political parties that he was not going to recommend dissolution of the House, after the Maoists decided not to pull the plug on his government.


Chinise province to host China-India Yoga conference

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:36

Beijing, May 5 (IANS) An international yoga conference to be attended by Chinese and Indian practitioners will be held later this month in Kunming City in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said on Thursday.


Woman kills 4 daughters in Pakistan

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:30

Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) A Pakistani woman killed her four daughters and then attempted suicide on Thursday in Balochistan.


Muslim cleric denies supporting IS, asks Cameron to apologise

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:48

London, May 5 (IANS) A South London Muslim cleric on Thursday demanded an apology from David Cameron after the prime minister last month accused him of supporting Islamic State because he attacked Labour's London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan.


Sri Lankan president to visit India, Britain

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:28

Colombo, May 5 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to visit to India and Britain next week, foreign ministry officials said here on Thursday.


Turkey's ruling party to hold crucial meeting

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:24

Ankara, May 5 (IANS) Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was on Thursday holding an extraordinary Central Executive Board (MYK) meeting amid rumours that he was resigning.


IS seizes full control of gas field in Syria

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:20

Damascus, May 5 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) on Thursday seized full control of al-Shaer gas field, located east of the central Syrian province of Homs, after three days of fighting against government forces.


Army captain sues Obama over war against IS

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:48

Washington, May 5 (IANS) An Army Captain is suing US President Barack Obama, arguing that the war against the Islamic State is illegal because it has not been authorized by the Congress.


Woman arrested in Sydney over multi-million-dollar fraud

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:32

Sydney, May 5 (IANS) A Sydney woman faced court on fraud charges after she spent millions on handbags and luxury goods after a bank provided her with 4.6 million Australian dollars ($3.44 million) in error, the media reported on Thursday.


Sino-Russian war game as US mulls S. Korea radar deployment

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:30

Moscow/Beijing, May 5 (IANS) The Chinese and Russian military are to hold their first-ever joint exercise on how to counter an "incidental or provocative" missile attack. It comes as the US and South Korea are discussing the deployment of advanced THAAD missile interceptors in Asia.


Nepal urged to act speedily on Terai abuses

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 14:56

New York, May 5 (IANS) Nepal should ensure that investigations into all deaths and injuries during the protests in the southern Terai region are fast and transparent, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.