World humanitarian summit opens in Istanbul

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:52

Istanbul, May 23 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday opened the first world humanitarian summit here with a call for world leaders to be committed to improving the humanitarian responses to crises.


25 soldiers killed as two explosions rock Yemen's Aden

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:24

Aden, May 23 (IANS) At least 25 soldiers were killed and 23 injured when a suicide bombing rocked an army base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Monday, a security official said.


74 people killed in Syria blasts

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:20

Damascus, May 23 (IANS) At least 74 people were killed on Monday when several bombings rocked two Syrian coastal cities, Xinhua news agency reported.


US lifts arms embargo on Vietnam

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:30

Hanoi, May 23 (IANS) President Barack Obama, who is on a three day visit to Vietnam, on Monday announced the US is lifting a decade-long arms embargo on the country.


Obama confirms death of Taliban supremo Mullah Mansour

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:16

Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, two days after a US drone killed the militant leader in Pakistan's Balochistan province.


Obama confirms death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:02

Kabul, May 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, saying his death marks an "important milestone" in the longstanding effort to bring peace in Afghanistan.


Thailand dormitory fire kills 17 schoolgirls

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:44

Bangkok, May 23 (IANS) A schoolgirl boarding-house in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai was burnt down late Sunday, killing 17 girls, injuring five others while two girls were missing, a local newspaper quoted police as reporting on Monday.


No confirmation of Taliban chief's death: Sharif

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:20

London, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that reports were still not confirmed that Taliban leader Mullah Mansour was killed during a US drone strike.


New poll shows Trump beating Clinton in general election

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:06

New York, May 23 (IANS) Donald Trump's presidential campaign has been given a boost by a new poll showing the presumptive Republican nominee winning November's general election against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.


Pakistan confirms drone strike, remains vague about Mansoor's death

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:10

Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan late on Sunday confirmed that two people were killed in a US drone strike on Saturday in its remote area along the Pakistan-Afghan border, but remained vague about the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansoors death in the strike.