Wednesday, December 13, 2017

US, S Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill

Seoul: The US, South Korea and Japan started joint exercises today to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military said, following the nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range...

Putin orders partial Russia troop withdrawal from Syria

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin today ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a surprise visit to the war-torn country. Russia first intervened in...

Handling of Dokalam shows importance of India-China ties: Wang

Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said India and China's strategic interests outweigh "partial frictions" and handling of the Dokalam standoff through diplomatic means...

ISIS still not defeated, British PM May warns Iraq

London: The ISIS may have lost significant ground but it has not been yet defeated, British Prime Minister Theresa May has said, as she warned...

Pope renews call for ‘wisdom and prudence’ over Jerusalem

Vatican City: Pope Francis today renewed a call for "wisdom and prudence" over US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital,...

Erdogan calls Israel ‘terrorist state’

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today described Israel as a "terrorist state" and vowed to use "all means to fight" against the US...

Korean peninsula situation most dangerous security issue: UN envoy

Washington: Describing the current situation in the Korean peninsula as "most tense and dangerous peace and security issue" in the world, a visiting UN envoy...

Left alliance wins 40 seats of the 49 seats in Nepal...

Kathmandu: Nepal's Left alliance is leading in parliamentary polls, winning 40 of the 49 seats for which results were declared late on Saturday while the...

Iraqi PM declares ‘end of war against IS’ in Iraq

Baghdad: Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi today declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group that at its...

Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port to China

Colombo: Sri Lanka today formally handed over the southern seaport of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease. Two Chinese firms - Hambantota International Port Group...

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