Sunday, April 21, 2019

India drops down on World Press Freedom Index

London: India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without...

Pak’s Fin Min Asad Umar quits ahead of IMF deal

Islamabad: Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar abruptly quit the Cabinet on Thursday before securing a crucial multi-billion dollar IMF bailout package for the cash-strapped country,...

Americans await bombshell Mueller report

Washington: Nearly four weeks after President Donald Trump declared himself completely exonerated, Americans will on Thursday get a chance to see the evidence themselves with...

UN finds torture, ill-treatment in Afghan prisons

Kabul: A UN report says around a third of all conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan report being subjected to torture or ill-treatment. UN officials interviewed a total...

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo on track to win presidency: pollsters

Jakarta: Indonesia's Joko Widodo was on track to be re-elected as president of the world's third-biggest democracy Wednesday with pollsters giving him a wide lead...

UNESCO experts ready to assist reconstruction of iconic Notre Dame

United Nations: Two-thirds of the largely medieval roof of the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have gone after the devastating fire, but UN cultural...

Notre-Dame of Paris ‘saved’ after fire destroys steeple

Paris: French firefighters Monday won an hours-long battle to save the main structure of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, after a colossal fire caused the spire...

India-US ties promoted in sustained manner by Trump: Report

Washington: The Trump administration has worked to make India a more prominent part of its regional strategy, a top American think-tank has said in a...

Fire ravages Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, spire collapses

Paris: A colossal fire swept through the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday, causing a spire to collapse and raising fears over the...

After IS war, Iraq seeks to reclaim status in Arab world

Baghdad: After decades of conflict, Iraq is seeking to reclaim a leadership role and status in the Arab world with a centrist policy and a...

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