May loses vote on Brexit bill in House of Lords

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:42

London, May 16 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday lost the vote on the Brexit Bill in the upper house of parliament as the peers voted to keep the European Union (EU) environmental standard.


Pakistan tests 1st metro train in Lahore under CPEC

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:36

Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday made a test run of its first metro train service in Lahore, the capital of the country's eastern Punjab province, from Dera Gujran to Lakshmi Chowk on a 12-km portion of the total 27.1-km route.


Russian warships permanently on duty in Mediterranean: Putin

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:26

Moscow, May 16 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that warships armed with Kalibr cruise missiles will be permanently on duty in the Mediterranean due to persistent terrorist threats from Syria.


US identifies suspect in leak of CIA hacking tools

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:50

Washington, May 16 (IANS) The US government has identified a suspect in the 2017 leak of a large portion of the Central Intelligence Agencys computer hacking arsenal, the cyber-tools the agency had used to conduct spying operations overseas, the media reported.


Italy expels suspected Egyptian extremist

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:32

Rome, May 16 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities deported an alleged Egyptian extremist on national security grounds, the Interior Ministry said.


India's deputy NSA to attend SCO's security meet

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:26

Beijing, May 16 (IANS) India's Deputy National Security Adviser Rajinder Khanna will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Summit's (SCO) security meet in Beijing next week.


US releases new cyber security strategy

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:56

Washington, May 16 (IANS) The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a new cyber security strategy, citing evolving threats from cyberspace that the country is facing.


Bangladesh SC upholds bail for Khaleda Zia

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:50

Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld bail for opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in a corruption case in which she is currently serving a five-year sentence.


8 killed in suicide bombing at funeral in Iraq

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:48

Baghdad, May 16 (IANS) Up to eight people were killed and 31 wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a funeral tent near the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, officials said.


Mumbai terror attack trial resumes in Pakistan

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:50

Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) An Anti-Terrorism Court here resumed hearing of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case on Wednesday, summoning the last two Pakistani prosecution witnesses and asking the government about the availability of 27 Indian witnesses in the next hearing "so as to conclude the trial expeditiously".