Maritime blockade would be declaration of war: North Korea

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:20

Pyongyang, Dec 10, North Korea on Sunday said that a maritime blockade would be a declaration of war, in reference to one of the new sanctions that the US mentioned it could impose on Pyongyang after its latest ballistic missile launch.


Facebook testing new 'greetings' features

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:02

San Francisco, Dec 10 (IANS) Facebook users will soon be able to send a variety of 'greetings to interact with their friends in a unique way. Apart from 'Poke', now you can send a wink, a high-five, a hug and a wave.


US forfeited role of mediator in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 06:16

Cairo, Dec 10 (IANS) The Foreign Minister of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) said here on Saturday that with President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital the US had taken sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and forfeited its role as mediator.


Islamic State is 'not yet defeated': May

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 04:32

London, Dec 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday congratulated her Iraqi counterpart Haider Abadi over the Islamic State victory, but warned the militant group is "not yet defeated".


Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen's markets left 6 dead

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 02:50

Sanaa, Dec 10 (IANS) At least six people were killed and dozens of others wounded when Saudi-led coalition warplanes separately hit two popular markets in Yemen on Saturday, residents and medics said.


Over 300 militants surrender in Pakistan

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 00:46

Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) More than 300 militants, including 17 of their commanders, of banned organisations have laid down arms and surrendered to the government in Pakistan's Balochistan province.


3 gunmen killed in Russia for plotting terror attacks

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 20:34

Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS) Three armed suspects were killed on Saturday in Russia's North Caucasus city of Stavropol for allegedly planning terrorist attacks in public places, the media reported.


Abbas won't meet US Vice President Pence: Palestine official

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 20:34

Ramallah, Dec 9 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not receive US Vice President Mike Pence during his scheduled visit to the region this month in response to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a Palestinian official said on Saturday.


Yemen's slain ex-President Saleh buried

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 19:10

Sanaa, Dec 9 (IANS) Yemen's slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was buried on Saturday here, six days after Houthis killed him following deadly street clashes that erupted after he switched sides, a Houthi official said.


War with Islamic State over, declares Iraq

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 18:44

Baghdad, Dec 9 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al Abadi announced on Saturday that the country's war against the Islamic State (IS) militant group is over.


Gaza toll climbs to 3 after Israeli strikes

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 17:48

Gaza/West Bank, Dec 9 (IANS) Rescue teams on Saturday found a body of a Palestinian killed in last night's Israeli airstrikes on northern Gaza Strip, raising the death toll to three.