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  • Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation against Assange
    Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation against Assange
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (IANS File Photo)   Copenhagen, November 19 (IANS): Sweden has dropped the investigation into the alleged rape involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Swedish prosecutors announced the closure of the…
  • Pakistan writes sixth letter to UN over Kashmir
    Islamabad, November 19 (IANS): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has written another letter to the UN Secretary General and the President of the UN Security Council to draw their attention towards the "situation of Kashmir". Qureshi…
  • No talks until US drops hostile policy: N.Korea
    Pyongyang, November 19 (IANS): A senior North Korean official has put forward new conditions for talks with the US, saying Washington should give up its hostile policy before coming to the negotiation table with Pyongyang. "The US always calls…
  • Court reserves verdict in Musharraf treason case
    Court reserves verdict in Musharraf treason case
    Former Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf. (IANS File Photo)   Islamabad, November 19 (IANS): A special court in Islamabad on Tuesday reserved its verdict in the treason case against former Pakistan President retired Gen Pervez Musharraf.…
  • China rejects HK court ruling against anti-mask law
    China rejects HK court ruling against anti-mask law
    Rioters throw bricks on the road in Wan Chai of Hong Kong, south China on September 15, 2019. (IANS File Photo)   Beijing, November 19 (IANS): Chinese authorities on Tuesday expressed their opposition to a Hong Kong High court ruling against a law…
  • 14 Taliban militants killed in Afghan air strike
    14 Taliban militants killed in Afghan air strike
    IANS File Photo   Kunduz (Afghanistan), November 19 (IANS): At least 14 Taliban militants, including a militants' divisional commander, were killed in an air strike carried out by Afghan Air Force in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, police…
  • Sydney air pollution due to bushfires among worst in the world
    Sydney, November 19 (IANS): The air pollution levels in the most populous Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday was among the 20 worst in the world due to smoke caused by bushfires.   "#Sydney is also known as the 'big smoke' and is living up to…
  • Sri Lanka will be friendly with all nations, but neutral in matters among int'l powers: Gotabaya
    Sri Lanka will be friendly with all nations, but neutral in matters among int'l powers: Gotabaya
    Gotabaya Rajapaksa greets supporters in Colombo, Sri Lanka on November 17. (IANS Photo)   Colombo, November 18 (PTI): Sri Lanka's newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa delivered a measured speech on Monday at his swearing-in ceremony, saying…
  • China sails 1st indigenous aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait
    China sails 1st indigenous aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait
    China sails 1st indigenous aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait. (IANS Photo)   Taipei, November 18 (IANS): China has sent its first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier, known as 002, across the Taiwan Strait, the island's Ministry of…
  • Rioters' acts imitate terrorism: Hong Kong police
    Rioters' acts imitate terrorism: Hong Kong police
    Hong Kong, November 18 (IANS): Condemning the escalating violence, Hong Kong police on Monday said that the latest attacks by rioters imitated terrorism, after a car attempted to hit an officer and a large group of rioters took away an arrested…
  • Pak successfully conducts test launch of nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile
    Islamabad, November 18 (PTI): Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile which can strike targets up to 650 kilometres, bringing many Indian cities under its range. The test-firing…
  • Kim Jong-un supervises airborne landing training: Report
    Kim Jong-un supervises airborne landing training: Report
    Kim Jong-un. (File Photo)   Seoul, November 18 (IANS); North Korean state media in a report on Monday said that leader Kim Jong-un supervised an airborne landing training, while emphasizing the need to improve the country's war preparedness.  …
  • After win, Gotabaya says he is President of all Sri Lankans
    After win, Gotabaya says he is President of all Sri Lankans
    Colombo, November 17 (IANS): Amidst clear divisive vote between the majority and the minority, President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday said that he is the President of all Sri Lankans and the leader of not only those elected him but also those…
  • Schools to remain closed as HK braces for more protests
    Schools to remain closed as HK braces for more protests
    Hong Kong, November 17 (IANS): Hong Kong's Education Bureau has announced that all schools will continue to be suspended on Monday out of safety concerns, as protesters and police clashed on Sunday outside Polytechnic University. Schools were…
  • Johnson surges ahead of Corbyn in new poll
    Johnson surges ahead of Corbyn in new poll
    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (IANS Photo)   London, November 17 (IANS): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has extended his lead over opposition Labour Part leader Jeremy Corbyn as he strengthens the ruling Conservatives' grip on working-class…
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