Sharif 'misquoted' by Indian media, says Abbasi

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 21:04

Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement on the 2008 Mumbai attack was "misquoted" by the Indian media and the "people in Pakistan should not become party to the propaganda", Pakistan's Premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday after a high-level meeting with the civilian and military leadership.


US opens embassy in Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:58

Jerusalem, May 14 (IANS) The United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday amid bloodshed along the Gaza border that left 41 Palestinians dead by Israeli military gunfire.


This 'black box' chip in devices can frustrate hackers

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:38

New York, May 14 (IANS) In an era of Machine Learning (ML)-enabled hacking, in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is trained to "learn" and model inputs and outputs, a new chip-based technology termed as a "black box" can thwart hackers' plans, say researchers.


4 IS suspects arrested in Morocco

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:30

Rabat, May 14 (IANS) Moroccan authorities have arrested four suspected Islamic State (IS) militants who had been plotting attacks in the kingdom, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.


Zarif visits Russia, China to save nuclear deal

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:28

Moscow, May 14 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reached Moscow on Monday as part of a series of international diplomatic meetings aimed at saving the Iran nuclear deal following the withdrawal of the US.


9 die in Ramzan stampede in Bangladesh

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:18

Dhaka, May 14 (IANS) At least nine women were killed in a stampede during a gathering to collect iftar handout in Bangladesh's Chattagram district on Monday.


18 Palestinians killed ahead of US embassy opening in Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:46

Gaza, May 14 (IANS) At least 18 Palestinians in Gaza were shot dead by Israeli troops on Monday after bloody clashes erupted on the border before the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, which has infuriated Palestinians.


Treason petition in Pakistan court against Sharif

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:14

Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) A petition was submitted in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday to register a treason case against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following his controversial remarks on 2008 Mumbai attacks.


US set to open embassy in Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:32

Washington, May 14 (IANS) The US is set to open its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, formally breaking from decades of established American policy and international practice in a move that US officials say will create greater regional stability.


Controversy over assault on women wearing rainbow badges in China

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:56

Beijing, May 14 (IANS) Two women were allegedly assaulted by security guards at an art centre here for wearing the rainbow insignia on their clothes, triggering a social media storm in the country where the LGBT group still suffers constant discrimination, a leading Chinese daily reported on Monday.


The Indian-American diaspora: A vital resource for India

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:14

Over 31 million people of Indian birth or descent are part of the Indian diaspora spread around the world. Of them, 3.1 million, or 10 per cent, are Indian-Americans living in the US. The Indian-American diaspora has proven to be a vital resource contributing to the economic, political and social development of India.


Over 8,000 affected by Sri Lanka flash floods

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:50

Colombo, May 14 (IANS) Over 8,000 people were affected as heavy rains caused flash floods in Sri Lanka's Galle and Kalutara districts, the Disaster Management Centre said on Monday.