United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) India in contributing $1 million for relief efforts in the Pacific Ocean Kingdom of Tonga that was devastated by Cyclone Gita last week, according to the UN.
Abuja, Feb 21 (IANS) A suicide attacker blew up himself in a university in Nigeria's Borno state. However, no casualty was reported, police said on Tuesday.
Beirut, Feb 21 (IANS) Pro-government militiamen on Tuesday entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria in response to an ongoing Turkish military offensive, media reports said.
Kampala, Feb 21 (IANS) The National Resistance Movement (NRM), Uganda's ruling party, has sacked all employees, officials said on Tuesday.
Jerusalem, Feb 21 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday threatened to attack the Gaza Strip with great force if fire incidents near the fence between Israel and the besieged Palestinian enclave continue.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing 120 shell companies allegedly linked to dimond trader Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Group chief Mehul Choksi even as Income Tax officials claimed to have found two companies linked to Nirav that received Rs 555 crore from foreign companies between 2013 and 2014.
United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday presented a three-point peace plan centered on convening an international peace conference by mid-year to foster negotiations to resolve the intractable conflict with Israel.
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Oxfam's Chief Executive Mark Goldring on Tuesday apologised over sexual abuse of Haiti quake victims by the charity's staffers.
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has banned the Popular Front of India for its alleged links to the Islamic State, official sources said on Tuesday.
Cairo, Feb 20 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced 20 people to 10 years in prison in a case of setting fire to a church in 2013, official news agency MENA reported.
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Tight security was in place in and around this holy city for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday.
Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) The Iranian authorities on Tuesday located the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed in the mountainous central province of Isfahan, killing all 66 people on board.
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Claiming that reporting disability-related abuse on Twitter remained cumbersome, a Britain-based charity on Tuesday has urged the microblogging site to do more to help users with disability to report hate speech.
Damascus, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 100 civilians, including 20 children, were killed and hundreds wounded as Syrian government forces bombarded rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, a war monitor said.
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) UNICEF on Tuesday launched the "Every Child Alive" global campaign to demand and deliver affordable, quality health-care solutions for every mother and newborn.