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Beijing, 25 Jul 2017/--/China today accused India of "abusing" trade remedy measures and called for settling trade disputes through consultation. Reacting to India's move to launch an anti-dumping investigation over photovoltaic cells and units imported from the China, Taiwan, and Malaysia, Wang...

Beijing, 18 Jul 2017/--/China has started commercial production of its CH-5 Rainbow drone, touted to be a rival to the US unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-9 Reaper, which could attack targets on the ground. Wang Song, an associate professor with the school of aeronautic science and engineering at China's...

Karachi, 15 Jul 2017/--/Pakistan's top military officer today accused India of targeting the USD 50 billion China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project through "subversive activities". The CPEC is a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking southern Pakistan, and the...

Dhaka, 15 Jul 2017/--/A 25-year-old MBBS student from India was allegedly stabbed to death by his compatriot following an altercation between them at a flat in Bangladesh's Chittagong city, police said today. Ateef Sheikh died after being stabbed by Winson Maisnam Singh, 23, on the fourth floor...

Washington, 15 Jul 2017/--/The Trump administration has moved the Supreme Court to block a federal judge's ruling that weakened the president's ban on travellers from six Muslim- majority nations by expanding the list of family relationships with US citizens that visa applicants can use to get into...

Washington, 15 Jul 2017/--/The US' annual defence budget of about USD 621.5 billion for the 2018 fiscal has been passed by the House of Representatives and among other things it seeks advancing of military cooperation with India, already a major defence partner of America. An amendment on...

New York, 15 Jul 2017/--/The trajectory of Indo-US defence ties is "incredibly positive" but the bureaucracies in the two countries are not "well-aligned" on the issue of defence trade, a senior US defence official has said. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and Southeast Asia Cara...

Washington, 15 Jul 2017/--/Pentagon chief Jim Mattis today said he cannot confirm whether or not Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, after reports from Syria that the jihadist leader had been killed. "If we knew, we would tell you -- right now, I can't confirm or deny it," Mattis...

London, 15 Jul 2017/--/Three British Sikhs have been jailed for a total of 19 years for helping about 70 illegal Afghan immigrants sneak into the UK by misusing passports in a 600,000 pounds scam. Cousins Daljit Kapoor and Harmit Kapoor, and Davinder Chawla, all three in their 40s, had admitted...

Beijing, 15 Jul 2017/--/China's Nobel Peace Prize laureate and prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated today after succumbing to cancer while in custody, even as Beijing said his wife was "free so far" but must "avoid trouble" amid international pressure to let her leave the country. The 61-...

Lahore, 15 Jul 2017/--/Pakistan should grant a visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother on humanitarian grounds as it is an opportunity to lower the temperature in the ties and show that humanity can still shine, Pakistan's leading daily said today. Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access...

Islamabad, 13 Jul 2017/--/Pakistan said today that it was considering a visa application of the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav for a visit to meet her son who was sentenced to death by a military court. India had requested Pakistan to allow Avantika Jadhav to meet her son. "Pakistan is considering the...

Washington, 13 Jul 2017/--/The investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged connection with the Russians by Special Persecutor Robert Muller is not a "witch hunt", FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray said today. Wray, 50, who has been nominated by US President Donald Trump to lead the Federal...

Maiduguri (Nigeria), 13 Jul 2017/--/Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defence force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria says. It was the deadliest attack in months in the northeastern city of...

Washington, 13 Jul 2017/--/President Donald Trump has said that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would have been happier if his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had won last year's general election, as this would have made America weak. In his first major interview after his last week's...

London, 13 Jul 2017/--/India is among the countries ready to forge an "ambitious" new trading relationship with the UK after Britain leaves the European Union (EU), Prime Minister Theresa May has told the Parliament. In a statement in the House of Commons on the recently concluded G20 summit in...

Paris, 13 Jul 2017/--/President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, are looking to set aside differences on trade and climate change and find common ground as they meet today ahead of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. Trump arrived in the French capital after an overnight...

Brasilia, 13 Jul 2017/--/Former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted and sentenced today to nine and a half years in prison for corruption and money laundering. The term was handed down against Lula over a giant embezzlement and kickbacks scheme centered on state-owned oil group...

London, 13 Jul 2017/--/British Prime Minister Theresa May today admitted that she was "devastated" and shed "a little tear" after the exit poll result on June 8 election night revealed that she failed to win a majority in Parliament. In her most honest interview yet about the election campaign, May...

SINGAPORE, 13 Jul 2017/--/An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the town of Rabaul in the south Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in the quake, which struck at a depth of 33 km...

Istanbul, 13 Jul 2017/--/A Turkish official says 44 people suspected of planning terror attacks linked to Kurdish militants have been detained in police operations, including suspects in two separate Istanbul attacks last year. Istanbul governor Vasip Sahin said today one of the detainees is...

United Nations, 13 Jul 2017/--/Myanmar should let the UN fact-finding mission probe the alleged human rights violations by the country's military and security forces, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, underlining that the international community cannot overlook the situation there....

Beijing, 12 Jul 2017/--/China said today that it was willing to play a "constructive role" in improving relations between India and Pakistan, especially after the increased hostility along the LoC, saying the situation in Kashmir has attracted "international" attention. Chinese foreign ministry...

Manila, 12 Jul 2017/--/Philippine troops clashed today with communist rebels in the south, leaving eight rebels and a soldier dead, officials said. The fighting erupted after patrolling troops encountered some 40 New People's Army rebels in southern Compostela Valley province, said army spokesman...

Cairo, 12 Jul 2017/--/Arabic magazine 'Sawtul-Hind', published by the Indian Embassy in Egypt for the past six decades, will reach a milestone next week with its 500th edition depicting the strong bond and vibrant cultural exchanges between the two countries. The Embassy of India will celebrate the...