UAE warns citizens against travel to Madagascar

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:02

Dubai, Oct 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has warned its citizens against travel to Madagascar after the reported outbreak of pneumonic plague in the African country.


UNSG Personal Envoy for Sahara meets Morocco King

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:02

Rabat, Oct 18 (IANS/MAP) King Mohammed VI of Morocco received in the Rabat Royal Palace, the UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy for the Moroccan Sahara, Horst Kohler, who is visiting Morocco as part of a regional tour, a statement from the Royal Office said.


China never seeks hegemony, expansion: Xi

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:20

Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that Beijing will never seek hegemony or engage in expansion "no matter what stage of development it reaches".


At CPC Congress, Xi promises world-class Chinese Army

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:54

Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China's most important political event, the Communist Party Congress, opened here on Wednesday, with President Xi Jinping pledging to transform the country's armed forces into a world-class military to safeguard the country's sovereignty.


US judge blocks Trump's new travel ban

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:52

Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) A US judge blocked the latest version of the Trump administration's travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect from Wednesday, saying that it "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor".


Imran Khan challenges arrest warrant in court

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:52

Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday challenging the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan against him in a contempt of court case.


Amazon executive quits over sexual harassment claim

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:50

New York, Oct 18 (IANS) In yet another high-profile exit over sexual harrasment at work, Amazon Studios head Roy Price has quit following allegations that he sexually harassed Isa Hackett, a producer in Amazon series "Man in the High Castle," in 2015.


Trump celebrates Diwali, hails relationship with Modi

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:38

Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump celebrated Diwali at the White House by lighting a diya amid a gathering of leading members of the Indian American community and said he greatly valued his relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Dossier on war crimes in Libya submitted to US

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:44

Washington, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) Libyan activist Emadeddin Muntasser has urged the US to investigate war crimes allegedly committed by the powerful military strongman Khalifa Haftar and handed US officials 300 pages of evidence to back up the claim, the media reported.