Preparations begin for US-Israeli joint military drill

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:34

Jerusalem, Feb 23 (IANS) Israel's military has said it has begun deploying forces across the country as part of the preparations for a large-scale joint exercise with the US military next month.


Russia's weapon quality reaches world top tier: Putin

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:14

Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country's combat efficiency and quality of weapons can be ranked the best in the world, which ensures the country's safety.


Italian PM backs challenge to US-owned company shifting out of country

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:20

Rome, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Thursday voiced support for his Industry Minister Carlo Calenda's "robust" challenge to Whirlpool unit Embraco's plan to shift production to Slovakia with the loss of some 500 jobs in Italy.


Decent jobs for rural youth key to Africa's prosperity: UN

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:02

Khartoum, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) Africa must, in coming decades, explore the entire food chain to create adequate jobs for young people, especially in rural areas, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Thursday.


Suspected Moroccan extremist expelled from Italy

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:58

Rome, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) Italy has deported a 27-year-old Moroccan who allegedly claimed he would wage holy war or Jihad if he was not allowed to pray in prison, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.


UN calls for calm after 'violent' refugee protest in Rwanda

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:56

Geneva, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) United Nations refugee agency UNHCR on Thursday said it had received "worrying" reports of a refugee protest over food rations turning violent in Rwandas sprawling Kiziba refugee camp, and urged "calm and restraint".


Want to raise age for gun purchases: Trump

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:00

Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday indicated that he supports raising the minimum age to buy assault-style weapons, while vowing to push for background checks.


Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:54

Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Iran may withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear deal if it cannot receive economic benefits, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Thursday.


India slips again in Transparency International's corrupt nations list

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:26

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Slipping two ranks since the previous year, India ranked 81st in 2017 among the 180 nations surveyed for the level of corruption, according to global anti-graft watchdog Transparency International (TI)'s corruption perceptions index.