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27 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Manning criticises Obama, Trump
Despite having her sentence commuted, former US President Barack Obama faced Chelsea Manning's ire for leaving a "vulnerable legacy" with "very few permanent accomplishments."
27 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Trump considers 20% tax on Mexican imports to finance wall
US President Donald Trump suggested that a new 20% tax on imports from Mexico would be instituted to finance the construction of a border wall.
27 Jan 2017World
Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch's father backtracks on statements
Azeem Baloch, father of late Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch, refused to testify against her brother, who he had earlier accused in an FIR of planning Qandeel's murder.
27 Jan 2017ISIS
Syrians take train in Aleppo after 4 years
Syrian citizens took trains across eastern Aleppo for the first time in four years after government forces retook the city from rebels and ISIS militia.
26 Jan 2017Equatorial Guinea
Barrow to return to The Gambia
Adama Barrow, the new president of The Gambia is scheduled to arrive in his country on 26 January from Senegal.
26 Jan 2017India
UAE-India sign 13 strategic energy, trade, security pacts
Further cementing their strategic ties, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed 13 agreements in principal areas like defence, security, trade and energy.
26 Jan 2017World
Britain to seek parliamentary approval to begin Brexit
British PM Theresa May said the government would push a legislation seeking parliamentary approval to begin the formal Brexit process. The Supreme Court ruled that parliamentary consent was required before Brexit processes can begin.
26 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Trump fulfils campaign pledge, orders Mexico border wall's construction
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order for the construction of an "impassable physical barrier" along the US-Mexico border.
26 Jan 2017India
India to send expedition to measure Everest
The Surveyor-General of India, Swarna Subba Rao stated that a 30 member team would be dispatched to Mount Everest to assess any changes in height that may have happened after the 2015 earthquake.
26 Jan 2017Barack Obama
Israel to build 2500 new settlement homes
In the second such announcement since Trump assumed office, Israel's Defence Ministry stated that it will build 2500 new settlement homes in the West Bank.
Trump meets carmakers, tells them to "buy American, hire American"
President Donald Trump met the heads of America's three largest car companies - General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler - at the White House.
President Trump signs order on abortion policy
On Donald Trump's first day in the Oval Office, he signed an executive order that revived a ban on federal funding towards groups that perform or provide information on abortions.
25 Jan 2017World
Pakistan Army ex-chief Raheel Sharif involved in land scandal
Official documents leaked to the media purportedly reveal that Pakistan Army's ex-Chief Raheel Sharif had been allocated a large tract of land in Lahore.
Trump orders revival of controversial Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines
President Donald Trump has signed executive orders allowing the construction of Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines.
Nikki Haley confirmed as US ambassador to UN
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been confirmed by the US Senate as the next Ambassador to the UN. She is expected to be sworn in soon.
25 Jan 2017India
Trump invites Modi to America during phone call
President Donald Trump has invited PM Narendra Modi to visit the US later this year during a phone call between both leaders.
25 Jan 2017South Korea
Former UN Sec Gen's goof ups mar presidency run
Former Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon is expected to announce his bid to run for President of South Korea.
25 Jan 2017ISIS
Syrian rebels: Peace unlikely at Astana talks
Syrian rebel delegation spokesman Yahya al-Aridi said that the group had no intention of signing a joint communique demarcating an agreement to ceasefire, at talks being held in Kazakhstan.
Trump's top diplomat gets Senate committee approval by one vote
Rex Tillerson has been narrowly approved by the US Foreign Relations Senate Committee as secretary of state (foreign minister).
24 Jan 2017World
UK's Supreme Court: Govt. can't trigger Brexit without parliament's approval
Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that the government can't trigger the Brexit process without an act of parliament.
China cautions Trump on One China policy
China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying cautioned the Trump administration from making policies that would undermine the One China policy.
President Trump resigns from Trump Organization
According to a statement released by White House spokesperson Sean Spicer, United States President Donald Trump on Monday resigned from the Trump Organization.
24 Jan 2017India
German paper highlights Sharif-Panama link
German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung published documents revealing Nawaz Sharif and his family's connections to the Panama papers scandal.
24 Jan 2017United States of America
American Army inducts 5 Sikhs with religious accommodation
Days after the United States Army issued new regulations under which servicemen wearing turbans, hijabs, beards can be enrolled in the military, 5 Sikhs were granted approval to serve for the same.
24 Jan 2017World
China's birth rate increases following relaxation of one-child policy
Chinese officials said birth rates in the country last year rose to their highest levels since 2000, despite a decline in the number of women of childbearing age.
Trump administration ups the ante on South China Sea
White House spokesman Sean Spicer has warned that the US would prevent China from gaining control over territories in the disputed South China Sea's international waters.
Trump pulls America out of TPP trade deal
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to withdraw the US from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
24 Jan 2017Communist Party Of China
Chinese President made head of new military, civilian reforms committee
Chinese President Xi Jinping was appointed as the head of the Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development.
We'll fight the media to curb Trump attacks: White House
Speaking on the subject of the media claiming that Trump's inauguration crowd was low, the White House lashed back by vowing to fight the news media "tooth and nail" over such unfair attacks on the President.
24 Jan 2017Pakistan News
Pakistan provides China with land for power project
The Pakistani government provided two tracts of land measuring 175 acres each to a Chinese company for $1.57 billion Matiari-Lahore 660kV high voltage direct current transmission line power project.
24 Jan 2017Japan
Japanese Emperor Akihito may be abdicated
According to Japanese law, no Emperor is allowed to abdicate his throne, but Emperor Akihito is 83 years old and has had heart surgery and prostate cancer treatment.
23 Jan 2017World
Taslima Nasrin pushes for Uniform Civil Code
On Monday, Bangladeshi writer and human rights activist Taslima Nasrin said that the Uniform Civil Code was "urgently" needed to empower people with their rights.
23 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Ethics lawyers to sue Trump over foreign payments to businesses
A group of ethics lawyers are planning to sue President Donald Trump for allegedly violating the US Constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments.
23 Jan 2017World
China launches $14.6 billion internet investment fund
In the wake of slow growth, China has launched a 100 billion yuan Internet Investment Fund, supported by the Cyberspace Administration of China and the Ministry of Finance.
23 Jan 2017Equatorial Guinea
Gambia: Over $11 million missing after Jammeh leaves for exile
Authorities said that over $11 million is missing from government accounts in Gambia, after former President Jammeh left for Equatorial Guinea. Financial experts are evaluating the total amount of money missing from the accounts.
23 Jan 2017Barack Obama
Donald Trump invites Israel's PM to Washington
US President Donald Trump has extended a formal invitation to the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu to visit him in Washington in February.
Merkel: Will find compromise with Trump
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would work on preserving EU-US relations and find common ground on military spending and trade issues with US President Donald Trump.
22 Jan 2017Equatorial Guinea
Former President, Jammeh leaves Gambia
Former President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh conceded defeat and vacated the president's office. ECOWAS officials said Jammeh would travel to live in exile in Equatorial Guinea.
US DoJ: Trump can appoint son-in-law as White House adviser
The US Department of Justice stated that Donald Trump would not be breaking federal anti-nepotism laws by appointing his son-in-law as an adviser to the White House.
Trump attacks "dishonest media"
US President Donald Trump attacked the media calling them "dishonest" in their depiction of the crowds that had gathered to witness his swearing-in at Washington.