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Pakistan certainly needs to do more in its fight against terrorism: U.S

Pakistan certainly needs to do more in its fight against terrorism and the Trump administration expects Islamabad to act against terror groups like t...

PM felicitates winners of first India-Singapore Hackathon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated the winners of the first India-Singapore Hackathon, a platform for the youth of the two countries to harness...

Top India, China officials hold defence, security dialogue

Top officials of India and China held the ninth Annual Defence and Security Dialogue in Beijing after a one-year gap due to the Doklam standoff, as b...

Indians ‘very good’ trade negotiators: Trump

US president Donald Trump called ties with India a “bulwark for freedom, prosperity, and peace”, spoke of his friendship with prime minis...

Trump names new US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump  tapped John Abizaid, a top US general from the Iraq war who has studied the Middle East for years, as ambassador to Saud...

Kamala Harris among potential Democratic presidential aspirants

Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin U.S Senator also known as the "female Obama", is considering to run for the White House in 2020, media reports...

Indian ex-Tesla employee charged in USD 9.3 mln embezzlement scheme

A 32-year-old Indian man, a former employee at American electric car manufacturer Tesla, has been charged for allegedly stealing USD 9.3 million from...

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee passes away

  Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like 'Spider-Man' and 'The Hulk' who now dominat...

Lankan parties move SC against Parliament dissolution by President

Sri Lanka's major political parties and an election commission member on Monday dragged President Maithripala Sirisena to the Supreme Court, challeng...

175 dead, over 10,000 affected by Nigeria cholera outbreak

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded c...

Sirisena's political calculations go haywire: U.S experts on Lanka crisis

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's move to dismiss Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with Mahinda Rajapaksa was a 'poor ...

MH17 families appeal to Trump to press Putin for information

Families of those killed when a Buk missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above Ukraine in 2014 are calling on U.S President Donald...

Dalai Lama leaves for 10-day teaching tour of Japan

The Dalai Lama left Dharamshala on Friday for a brief visit to the national capital and then begin his 10-day teaching tour of Japan beginning Novemb...

Trump administration blocks asylum claims by those crossing border illegally

In another controversial move, the Trump administration has decided to restrict the entry of illegal migrants who cross the southern border with Mexi...

Taliban attacks kill 10 troops, 7 policemen: Afghan official

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks have killed at least 10 soldiers and seven policemen. In northern Takhar province, provincial police chief Abdul...

Syria regime attack kills 22 rebels in truce zone: Monitor

Syrian government forces killed 22 rebels overnight near Idlib province, in the deadliest such attack in an area where a recent truce is to be enforc...

U.S court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

A federal judge halted construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, arguing that President Donald Trump's administration had failed to adequately ex...

S Korea President sacks finance minister, policy chief

South Korean President Moon Jae-in sacked his top two economic officials on Friday, the government said, as the world's 11th-largest economy struggle...

Taiwan navy adds 2 new warships as China tensions grow

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed that the island would not 'concede one step' in defending itself as she inaugurated two frigates bought from t...

Pakistan seizes Indian, other DTH worth Rs 7.83 cr in nation-wide crackdown

Pakistan authorities have seized smuggled Indian and other Direct-To-Home (DTH) equipments worth Rs 7.83 crore from various markets in a nation-wide ...

China's exports to U.S tick up as traders try to beat tariffs

Growth in Chinese exports to the United States ticked up in October as traders rushed to beat another round of tariff hikes. Exports to the U.S marke...

Russia says it thwarted drone attacks at World Cup

Russia says it thwarted attempted drone attacks at World Cup. Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia's Federal Security Service, says his officers "...

Kim Jong-nam murder trial delayed to January

The trial of two women for allegedly assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader will resume in January instead of October after a defence...

Taliban target border troops, killing 20 in Afghanistan

Afghan officials say at least 20 Afghan border troops have been killed in a Taliban attack on their base in western Farah province. Abdul Samad Saleh...

Democrats take control of House, GOP retains Senate

The opposition Democratic Party is projected to regain control of the House of Representatives while the ruling Republican Party is all set to retain...

IS left behind more than 200 mass graves in Iraq: UN

The Islamic State group left behind more than 200 mass graves in Iraq containing up to 12,000 victims that could hold vital evidence of war crimes, t...

Khashoggi killing: Sons ask Saudi authorities to return his body

The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have asked Saudi authorities to return the body of their father so the family can properly grieve, th...

China's imports of goods, services to exceed USD 40 trillion in 15 yrs: Xi

China's imported goods and services are set to exceed USD 40 trillion in the next 15 years, President Xi Jinping pledged as he kicked off a major imp...

Iran will 'proudly bypass' U.S sanctions, says Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic 'will proudly bypass sanctions' by the United States that took effect on Monday targeting t...

Former legislator quits TRS, joins BJP

With the Telangana Rashtra Samithi denying ticket to her to contest the December 7 assembly elections in the state, former Choppadandi MLA and party ...

Rural areas of Assam to be ODF by 2018-end: Official

Prannoy Roy to come out with book on Indian polls

RERA: Delhi gets full-time real estate regulator

Sabarimala temple row: Opposition walks out of all-party meet

The all-party meeting called by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday turned out to be a damp squib with the Opposition staging a walkou...