India becomes member of key export control regime

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:24

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India on Thursday became a member of the Wassenaar Arrangement, that controls the global trade of conventional weapons and dual-use goods and technologies.


Britain calls for leadership from Trump for Middle East peace

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:06

London, Dec 8 (IANS) Briatin's Foreign Secretary on Thursday called for the President of the United States to show leadership in order to push on with the peace process in the Middle East, after the latter recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


Queen commissions aircraft carrier into Royal Navy

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 23:04

London, Dec 7 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II commissioned Britain's biggest warship, the future flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, into the Royal Navy on Thursday at a ceremony in the Portsmouth naval base.


US shift on Jerusalem sparks protests, global outrage

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 20:36

Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital prompted a global diplomatic backlash and sparked protests in Palestinian territories on Thursday as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the volatile Middle East.


Thousands of Catalan independence supporters rally in Brussels

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:44

Brussels, Dec 7 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brussels on Thursday to show their support for Catalan independence, weeks ahead of a regional election that would see it regaining autonomy from the Spanish government.


Russia instigating violence in Ukraine: US

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:32

Vienna, Dec 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday accused Russia of instigating unrest in eastern Ukraine, where violations against an agreed ceasefire have increased in recent weeks.


15 killed in Pakistan boat capsize

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:20

Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed as a boat carrying over 50 pilgrims capsized near Pakistan's Thatta district in Sindh province on Thursday, an official said.


IS prepares to regroup in Libya after losing stronghold

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:06

Tripoli, Dec 7 (IANS) A year after the Islamic State (IS) terror group lost Sirte, its former stronghold in Libya, the remaining terrorists are moving in the desert areas near the city in an attempt to regroup.


Trump's Jerusalem decision violates international law: Pakistan

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:58

Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday joined the international community in expressing its strong opposition and condemnation over US President Donald Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the plan to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the ancient city.


World denounces US shift on Jerusalem

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:38

Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital triggered global flak, including from some of America's closest allies, amid fears it could strengthen extremists and destroy the region's faltering peace process.