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India should control its border troops:Chinese military

BEIJING -UNS : The Chinese military on Thursday said India should “strictly control” its troops and implement border agreements to maintain peace and stability along the border, Indian media reported. The spokesman for Chinese military spokesman Col Ren Guoqiang held up the resolution of the …

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Over 40 dead, dozens wounded in multiple Kabul blasts

KABUL (AFP) – At least 40 people were killed and dozens more wounded in multiple blasts at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials said, in the latest deadly violence to hit the Afghan capital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but …

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Musharraf is killer my mother: Bilawal Bhutto

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has held former military dictator Pervez Musharraf personally responsible for the murder of his mother, Benazir Bhutto, as the country observed her 10th death anniversary on Wednesday. In an interview to the BBC, Bilawal Bhutto said: …

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Taiwan warns Chinese military drills pose ‘enormous threat’

TAIPEI (AFP) – Frequent and increased Chinese military drills pose an “enormous threat” to Taiwan’s security, Taipei warned on Tuesday in an annual defence review that starkly highlighted rising cross-strait tensions. China views Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified at some point …

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Russia warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’

MOSCOW (AFP) – Moscow warned Saturday that Washington was encouraging “new bloodshed” in eastern Ukraine by its decision to provide the ex-Soviet nation with lethal weapons, while Kiev expressed the hope arms supplies could help contain Russia. The stern Moscow warning came after a new …

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Missile test : UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

NEW YORK: The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, seeking to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers abroad. The U.N. resolution seeks to …

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UN slams ‘shocking’ killing of disabled Palestinian protester

GENEVA (AFP) – The UN s human rights chief said Tuesday he was “truly shocked” by the Israeli army s killing of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian protester in Gaza, and demanded an “independent and impartial investigation”. Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, a 29-year-old who lost both his legs …

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US vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump’s Jerusalem decision

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The United States on Monday vetoed a draft UN resolution rejecting President Donald Trump s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel s capital, after all 14 other Security Council members backed the measure. The veto cast by US Ambassador Nikki Haley …

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UN to vote today on measure rejecting US Jerusalem decision

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a draft resolution that would reject US President Donald Trump s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said. Egypt requested the vote Sunday, a day after it presented the …

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, his office Kensington Palace said on Friday. Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, who stars in the U.S. TV legal drama “Suits”, announced their engagement last month …

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