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07 Aug 2019

Pakistan News
#Article370Scrapped: Pakistan suspends diplomatic trade with India

In what is being seen as a "retaliation" to New Delhi's Kashmir move, Pakistan on Wednesday decided to suspend bilateral trade with India and downgrade "diplomatic relations".

02 Aug 2019

Now, Saudi women can travel without male guardian's "permission"

A draconian rule in Saudi Arabia has come to an end, sending waves of joy across women in the Islamic nation.

27 Jul 2019

Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar to get terrorist tag under UAPA

Pakistan-based terrorists Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed, who have been waging war against India through their outfits, will get the "terrorist" tag once the new amendments of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) come into force, said reports.

23 Jul 2019

Trump claims Modi asked for mediation on Kashmir-issue, India denies

Hours after the United States President Donald Trump made a tall claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "requested" him to "mediate" on Kashmir dispute, India refuted it.

19 Jul 2019

Donald Trump
Trump doesn't know why Yazidi activist Nadia Murad received Nobel

If you are a stranger to Iraqi human rights activist and Nobel laureate Nadia Murad's works, you will find company in United States President Donald Trump.

09 Jul 2019

Career Bytes: IAS or IFS- Which one should you choose?

Joining the Indian Civil Services is a dream for many youngsters. The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) are two of the most prestigious and coveted services.

18 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: About IFS Officers and the salary, perks they enjoy

The Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is one of the most coveted Civil Services in India just like other premier ones like Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).

It's official! 'Gaming disorder' is a WHO-recognized disease

Your inability to ditch PUBG, Fortnite, CoD or any other title could actually be a 'gaming disorder'!

07 May 2019

Mahatma Gandhi
Mumbai: 21-year-old cleans Dadar beach, gets felicitated by the UN

A 21-year-old Mumbaikar, Malhar Kalambe, along with his friends initiated a drive to clean-up the beach in Dadar, in 2017.

13 Apr 2019

Pakistan News
No evidence of Pakistan dismantling terror infrastructure, says ex-envoy Haqqani

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent statement promising an end of support to terror groups does not reflect a change of policy and is motivated by the fear of getting blacklisted by the global terror-financing watchdog FATF, the country's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said.

11 Apr 2019

India's population grew at 1.2% average annual-rate between 2010-2019: Report

India's population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2% between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion, more than double the annual growth rate of China, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund.

09 Apr 2019

UN chief Guterres calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday strongly condemned the military escalation near Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, and called for an immediate halt to the fighting in the country.

06 Apr 2019

UN expert to visit Assange, assess violation of privacy claims

An independent rights expert will visit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadoran embassy in London to assess whether privacy violation claims involving him merit investigation, the UN rights office said Thursday.

19 Mar 2019

Cyclone Idai: Over 1,000 people feared dead in Mozambique

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi said over 1,000 people were feared dead in the country which was hit by the deadly Cyclone Idai four days ago. He said the cyclone submerged entire villages and left dead bodies floating in the flood waters.

11 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

Four Indians lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines' jet crash which happened on Sunday morning, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed.

08 Mar 2019

Pakistan News
US urges Pakistan to take 'sustained, irreversible' actions against terrorists

The US has asked Pakistan to take "sustained and irreversible" actions against terrorist groups operating from its territory, according to a top State Department official.

02 Mar 2019

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia strips Osama bin Laden's son Hamza of citizenship

Saudi Arabia announced yesterday it has revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network.

01 Mar 2019

Pakistan News
Indian pilot's release by Pak 'very much welcomed' step: UN

The release of an Indian pilot by Pakistan would be a "very much welcomed step", spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres said yesterday, stressing that the message to India and Pakistan from the world body and the international community is to de-escalate tensions.

26 Feb 2019

#IndiaStrikesBack: IAF airstrikes' target involved in 1999 IC-814 Kandahar Hijack

India on Tuesday carried out air strikes to destroy Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror modules in Pakistan's Balakot along the Line of Control (LoC) avenging the deadly Pulwama terror attack.

23 Feb 2019

Donald Trump
Trump picks Kelly Kraft as Nikki Haley's successor at UN

US President Donald Trump has nominated his envoy to Canada, Kelly Knight Craft, as the next US Ambassador to the UN to succeed Indian-American Nikki Haley.

23 Feb 2019

Iran adhering to terms of nuclear deal: UN atomic watchdog

Iran has been adhering to a deal with world powers limiting its nuclear programme, the United Nations atomic watchdog said yesterday, as diplomatic wrangling continues over the future of the accord.

23 Feb 2019

Situation between India, Pakistan "very, very bad": US President Trump

Days after he called the Pulwama attack a "horrible situation", US President Donald Trump, on Friday, made more comprehensive comments about the attack and the US' stance on it.

21 Feb 2019

Water flowing to Pakistan will be used for Yamuna: Gadkari

While citizens are putting pressure on Centre to act against Pakistan after Pulwama terror attack, Union Minister of Water Resources Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said river water flowing to Pakistan will be used to revive Yamuna.

21 Feb 2019

Pakistan News
MbS orders release of 850 Indian prisoners, increases Haj quota

Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, who arrived in India on Tuesday for bilateral talks, ordered the release of 850 prisoners on the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar made the announcement on Twitter calling it a "big deliverable".

20 Feb 2019

France to move UN to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar

In the aftermath of the horrific Pulwama attack, France, in a major move, has decided to move the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist".

17 Feb 2019

Donald Trump
Heather Nauert withdraws her nomination for US envoy to UN

In a surprise move, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert withdrew her nomination to replace Indian-American Nikki Haley as the top US diplomat at the United Nations, amid criticism by Democrats for her lack of diplomatic experience.

16 Feb 2019

Sri Lanka
Replace anti-terror law in compliance with global-norms: EU tells Lanka

The EU has urged Sri Lanka to repeal its controversial anti-terror law and replace with a new one in compliance with the international norms.

China blocks India's bid to declare Masood as global-terrorist, again

On Friday, China refused to back India's bid in the United Nations to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, despite the organization taking responsibility for the deadly Pulwama attack.

29 Jan 2019

How Jews found refuge in India shapes International Holocaust-Remembrance Day

Poignant tales of compassion of Jews finding refuge in India in the midst of the horror of the Holocaust were recounted as the UN commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

27 Jan 2019

United Kingdom
UK: Dozens of girls subjected to breast ironing. But why?

An investigation by Guardian has revealed the African practice of ironing breasts has found its way in the United Kingdom and dozens of pre-teen girls have been subjected to it.

18 Jan 2019

India to host UN-conference highlighting land degradation, desertification in October

India will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) this year to address the issue of land degradation and desertification.

11 Jan 2019

Young-Indians choose to discover themselves over getting married, says Tinder

For generations, the goals of Indians in their 20s have been to get a job, which provides a stable income, and get "settled".

09 Jan 2019

Sushma Swaraj
No country is immune to 'existential threat' of terrorism: Swaraj

Asserting that no country is immune to the "existential threat" of terrorism, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today at Raisina Dialogue said the need of the hour is to ensure zero tolerance towards terrorism and those using it as an "instrument of convenience".

07 Jan 2019

Saudi Arabia
Saudi teen escapes family, trapped in Bangkok airport, seeks help

An 18-year-old Saudi Arabia teen has sought help from people across the globe and human rights organizations to prevent her deportation to Kuwait, as she fears for her life.

07 Jan 2019

China unveils five year plan to align Islam with socialism

China has come up with an outline for a five year plan that aims to sinicize Muslims living in the country by 2022.

01 Jan 2019

Bangladesh: Hasina talks about priorities, sets economic reforms as first

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that she will be the "premier of all" Bangladeshis and her government's first priority would be to continue the economic reforms.

01 Jan 2019

Outcome of Bangladesh election violence should be addressed legally: UN

The United Nations called for restraint in Bangladesh yesterday following elections that turned violent, and said complaints about the outcome should be addressed through legal means.

29 Dec 2018

Global Warming
#ThatWas2018: From toilet-paper to denying climate-change, Trump was the newsmaker

US President Donald Trump is known for his unintentional funny antics.

22 Dec 2018

UN to Britain: Let Julian Assange leave Ecuador embassy freely

On Friday, UN rights experts called on British authorities to allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuador embassy in London without fear of arrest or extradition.

22 Dec 2018

Pakistan PM raised Kashmir issue with UN chief: Spokesman

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned UN chief Antonio Guterres and raised the issue of Kashmir, a UN spokesman has said.

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