Signing LEMOA with United States a bold step, but India must be cautious

But India has had concerns such an agreement would commit it to hosting USA troops at its bases, or draw it into a military alliance with the United States and undermine its traditional autonomy. The party further said the Narendra Modi government ha... More..

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Gunmen attack American University in Kabul, explosion heard
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Gunmen attack American University in Kabul, explosion heard

Some used classroom furniture to barricade the doors while others made a mad scramble to escape through windows from high floors. AP Photojournalist Massoud Hossaini said he was in a classroom with 15 student...More..

US commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulf
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

US commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulf

In December, Iranian ships fired rockets near USA warships in the Strait of Hormuz and flew an unarmed drone over the aircraft carrier the USS Harry Truman. This came in the wake of another incident on Tuesda...More..

Turkey threatens more strikes if Syrian Kurds do not retreat
by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Turkey threatens more strikes if Syrian Kurds do not retreat

Turkey said it killed 25 Kurdish militants on Sunday . "We call on all armed actors to stand down", he wrote on his official Twitter account, citing a statement from the U.S. Most fighting so far has appeare...More..

by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

State funeral set for Amatrice after quake survivors rebel

The door of a collapsed house in Peschiera Del Tronto, central Italy , Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Italian architect Renzo Piano, who met with Renzi on Sunday, has proposed building temporary wooden homes near th...More..

by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria, monitors say 35 villagers killed

It also condemned what it said was worldwide silence regarding "Turkish occupation" of Syria. The BBC, however, said the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported 35 civilian casualties. ...More..

by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina requests extradition of Bangabandhu killers from US

On a brief stop in Dhaka before a two-day visit to New Delhi , Kerry met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Abdul Hassam Mahmood Ali, opposition officials and students. Kerry was on a day-l...More..

by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

President Obama to meet China's Xi and Turkey's Erdogan next week

USA officials stressed that Turkey's actions would be another distraction from the effort to defeat ISIS and could bolster the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been backed by Russian airstrik...More..

Chinese embassy explosion in Kyrgyzstan kills one and injures three
by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Chinese embassy explosion in Kyrgyzstan kills one and injures three

The explosion-equivalent to 100 kilograms of TNT-injured three Kyrgyz employees and two security guards, while damaging the embassy compound and nearby buildings, Xinhua added. Although this is not the first ...More..

'Sick And Tired' North Korean Diplomat Defects To South Korea
by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

'Sick And Tired' North Korean Diplomat Defects To South Korea

Meanwhile, a Unification Ministry official responded to the rife speculation on Seoul's reasons for taking the unusual step of officially announcing the Thae family's arrival. Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the head ...More..

Crossbow suspect alleged to have killed mother, brothers
by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crossbow suspect alleged to have killed mother, brothers

Toronto's so-called crossbow killer Brett Ryan is accused of murdering his family, including his mother and two brothers. On Monday, Toronto police said Susan Ryan was strangled to death , while both Christo...More..

by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

LePage foes to hold rally to seeking resignation

Of course right now all the attention is directed at Donald Trump, but as this column preaches toward exhaustion, Trump may well be a true racist, but he is a sterling representation of racist America. Paul LeP...More..

Brazil releases Olympic official on bail, probe continues
by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Brazil releases Olympic official on bail, probe continues

Both men deny any wrongdoing. Hickey has been in the José Frederico Marques Public Jail remand unit (Bangu 10) since his release from Samaritanos hospital, where he spent the first night after being arrested....More..

by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ISIS spokesman killed in Syria

Islamic State published a eulogy dated August 29 but giving no further details. A Syrian originally from Aleppo, al Adnani pledged allegiance to Islamic State's predecessor al Qaeda more than a decade ago and...More..

Vladimir Putin _ not THAT Vladimir Putin _ nabbed in Florida
by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Vladimir Putin _ not THAT Vladimir Putin _ nabbed in Florida

But it appears the pugilistic president of Russian Federation shares a name with Vladimir Putin of West Palm Beach. Store managers attempted to talk Putin into leaving, but he allegedly refused to cooperate...More..

by | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Uzbek concert cancelled amid president health doubt

Karimov's younger daughter, wrote that her father suffered the hemorrhage on Saturday. Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Lola Karimova-Tillyayeva, a daughter of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov , made a stateme...More..

Hugh Freeze: Report: NCAA extending tentacles in Rebs case
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hugh Freeze: Report: NCAA extending tentacles in Rebs case

Pat Forde of Yahoo.com reports NCAA representatives have visited Auburn and Mississippi State athletes, and perhaps more, who were formerly recruited by Ole Miss. In the exchanges, Tunsil asks Miller for money ...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kerry heads to Bangladesh, India amid South Asian tensions

The United States and Bangladesh have a "longstanding partnership" with "programmes in place for many, many years that deal with counter-terrorism and security partnership", a senior US State Department officia...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Turkish soldier killed, 8 wounded in southeastern Turkey

In the Turkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakir late on August 27, PKK fighters launched four rocket attacks on a military air base used by both Turkish and USA forces. Russia, which backs Assad, has endorsed t...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Probe opens into French restaurateur's anti-Muslim tirade

Social media users have expressed anger after a video posted online appeared to show two Muslim women in France being told to leave a restaurant by a man, reportedly the eatery's boss, who called all Musl...More..

Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

The Emergencies Ministry has reported that twelve people were rescued from the fire. Firefighters were forced to smash through a wall to free 12 people who were trapped inside. The blaze then spread quickly...More..

Turkey Accuses Syrian Kurds of 'Ethnic Cleansing'
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Turkey Accuses Syrian Kurds of 'Ethnic Cleansing'

The clashes bolster Western concerns that Turkey's military incursion into Syria is intended, in part, to target USA -supported Kurdish forces known as the Kurdish People's Protection Units, the YPG militia. Tu...More..

Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq

Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered Jarablus this week, seizing the frontier town that had been an Islamic State stronghold. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rig...More..

Australia plan for vote on gay marriage hits stumbling block
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Australia plan for vote on gay marriage hits stumbling block

Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek said people are questioning what they got when they re-elected the Turnbull government. Senate powerbroker Nick Xenophon has delivered a potentially fatal blow to the Turnb...More..

Indonesian priest injured in church attack
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Indonesian priest injured in church attack

Images published in local media showing objects confiscated from the teenager by police show his ID along with what appears to be a hand-drawn Isis flag. Worshippers said they heard an explosion that sounded li...More..

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

According to the agency, 323 animals will killed during the lightning storm. According to local animal experts, reindeer tend to stick close together especially during tough weather conditions. Officials from...More..

Attack on American University in Afghanistan ends with 12 dead
by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Attack on American University in Afghanistan ends with 12 dead

Hours after the siege ended, it's still unclear exactly how many attackers participated and whether they belong to a specific militant group. At least one of the people killed was a student. Some, however, ha...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Duterte to raise sea feud ruling against Chinese wishes

But Duterte, in his National Heroes' Day speech, pointed out that he should not be compared with the murderous Islamic State or Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, who are accused of various atrocities and crimes ...More..

by | Tuesday, August 30, 2016

41 cases of locally transmitted Zika infection reported in Singapore

A day after announcing its first locally transmitted case, that of a 47-year-old female Malaysian resident, the government reported 40 more. A health ministry official told Reuters , "With the volume of travel...More..

by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Air raid 'fatally wounds' Boko Haram leader

The thwarted attack was targeted at personnel of the Nigerian Army stationed at Darul Jamel, on the fringes of the Sambisa forest in northern part of Borno State in northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram has killed an ...More..

British PM to trigger EU pull-out 'without parliament vote'
by | Monday, August 29, 2016

British PM to trigger EU pull-out 'without parliament vote'

A majority of the 650 lawmakers had declared themselves "Remainers". The group are part of the new Open Britain movement, which has taken over from the official Remain campaign defeated in the European Unio...More..

by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Burkini clash sets tone for France's presidential campaign

But critics of the ruling say the issue is far from settled. It said Villeneuve-Loubet's ban had "seriously infringed, in a manner that was clearly illegal, fundamental liberties such as the freedom to come a...More..

by | Monday, August 29, 2016

North Korea Calls Diplomat Defector 'Human Scum'

Seoul announced on Wednesday that Mr Thae had arrived there but refused to give further details about the defection. It was not clear in Korean whether Jeong was referring to more than one child. He is the...More..

by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Resigns

The chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign resigned today after a week of shake-ups in the Republican nominee's operation, according to a Bloomberg report. Manafort's resignation could be another sig...More..

Syria war: Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes
by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Syria war: Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes

On Wednesday, a group of the FSA accompanied by Turkish tanks and special forces crossed the borders from Turkey into Syria , capturing Jarablus from the Islamic State (IS) group. "The US's counter-Isil strate...More..

Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in
by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Trump vows to begin deportations immediately if sworn in

Just focus on attacking Clinton, the fact that voters don't trust her, and her dismal record in the foreign policy department. Following Clinton's speech, Trump tweeted out some thoughts. Kaine was at a campa...More..

Rio Olympics over, final decision on Brazil president looms
by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Rio Olympics over, final decision on Brazil president looms

Charged with administrative misconduct and disregard for the federal budget, Brazil's first female president will nearly certainly be impeached. According to Lula, the senators are not trying to depose Rousse...More..

by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Raikkonen edges Ricciardo in 3rd Belgian GP practice

German Nico Rosberg steered clear of the chaos unfolding behind him and cruised to an unchallenged win in a disrupted Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. He should be near the front of the pack and can capitalize wit...More..

Hospitality boss held in Rio ticket touting probe 'set to be released'
by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Hospitality boss held in Rio ticket touting probe 'set to be released'

Eamon Gilmore's calls come as Kevin Mallon is due before the courts in Rio tomorrow. He must also alert authorities as to his whereabouts and is banned from any Olympic or Paralympic venues. Mallon has been h...More..

by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Germany expects fewer than 300000 refugees this year

The attacks have led to growing scepticism over Ms Merkel's open-door migrant policy, which saw an unprecedented influx of refugees from the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere enter into Germany past year. Germa...More..

Leipzig signs highly-rated Scotland midfielder Oliver Burke
by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Leipzig signs highly-rated Scotland midfielder Oliver Burke

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is emerging as one of the most exciting young prospects in European football and English clubs are already plotting moves for the teenager - Arsenal, Tottenham and Sunderlan...More..

by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Bombing in Syria Kills 15

Turkish troops head to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The videos purportedly taken in the rebel-held area in southern Aleppo show rescuers helping survivors and searching f...More..

Hurricane Gaston packs sustained winds of 105 miles per hour
by | Monday, August 29, 2016

Hurricane Gaston packs sustained winds of 105 miles per hour

Gaston has sustained maximum winds of 150 kilometres (90 miles) per hour, the Miami-based NHC said in its 0900 GMT bulletin. "It will eventually head north then north-eastwards towards to the United Kingdom a...More..

by | Sunday, August 28, 2016

Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Modi, blames Pakistan for Kashmir unrest

Kashmir has been on the boil for several weeks now after the killing of militant Burhan Wani. The unrest has left 70 people dead and crippled life in the valley. "Geelani Sahab must think of Mehbooba Mufti as...More..

by | Sunday, August 28, 2016

Israel uncovers illegal Palestinian weapons-making network

COGAT, the Israel Defense Forces Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Unit, which coordinates civilian issues in the West Bank, confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that permission was...More..

by | Sunday, August 28, 2016

James Anderson and Stuart Broad's Championship seasons are over

The future of the tour was thrown into doubt when an attack in Dhaka , the capital of Bangladesh, saw 20 hostages killed, including nine Italian citizens, with the Islamic State group claiming responsibility. ...More..

Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him
by | Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him

Lochte initially said he and his teammates were robbed at gunpoint by men with a police badge. Lochte - who was charged by police in Brazil on Thursday for making a false statement - has been signed by a ...More..

by | Sunday, August 28, 2016

North Korea Threatens to Fire at US, South Korean Troops

China had wanted the statement to oppose deploying "any new anti-ballistic missile stronghold in Northeast Asia with an excuse of dealing with threats of North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes". In Friday...More..

by | Sunday, August 28, 2016

Is Al Roker's Rio Rant About Lochte Causing Drama at 'Today?'

Roker wasn't wrong, but according to Page Six , "Today" show executives and on-air talent are unhappy with the way things went down. United States swimmer Ryan Lochte landed a new endorsement deal on T...More..

by | Sunday, August 28, 2016

Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument

The first 1,000 participants were allowed to keep their umbrellas and got T-shirts commemorating the event. Brown says the centennial celebration is a way to remind Americans that the 413 different national p...More..