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Israeli military forces have put a city in the southern part of the occupied West Bank on complete lockdown in the wake of an alleged stabbing attack, which left an Israeli man critically wounded. An unnamed Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma’an news agency on Thursday that Israeli forces placed Yatta, located approximately 8 kilometers south of […]

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The continuing standoff between India and China along their shared border has cast a dark shadow on their bilateral relationship. It has also stoked nationalism on both sides, making it tough to resolve the issue. For the past several weeks, Chinese and Indian troops have faced off each other close to a valley controlled by China that […]

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to continue his efforts to end the country’s isolation as he was sworn in for a second term, a day after US President Donald Trump signed a bill increasing sanctions against the Islamic Republic. “We will never accept isolation,” Rouhani told a packed audience of Iranian political and military officials […]

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Climate change linked to 59,000 suicides in India in 30 years

New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Shedding light on how warming temperatures and crop failure is pushing Indian farmers into poverty and distress, a new research claims that climate change has already caused more than 59,000 suicides in India over the last 30 years. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

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Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said China cannot let a single piece of its territory split and won’t allow anyone to damage its sovereignty. Speaking at the Great Hall of the People here on the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Xi asked the military to always remain […]

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JULY 31, 2017 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli police detained at least 33 Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem during overnight raids between Sunday and Monday, Palestinian and Israeli sources said, as Israeli forces continued to crack down on locals in the wake of large-scale protests over Israeli measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Muhammad Mahmoud, a […]

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Lahore, July 31 (IANS) The Lahore High Court on Monday referred to the Supreme Court a petition challenging the appointments of Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and new High Commissioner to India Suhail Mehmood by the former Nawaz Sharif government. Lahore High Court Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza heard the plea of Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi, who contended […]

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Fresh Chinese incursion reported in Uttarakhand

31 Jul 2017 Chinese border guards entered one kilometre into Indian territory and threatened shepherds grazing cattle in the Barahoti area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, official sources said on Monday. The incident took place on the morning of July 25 when a group of shepherds were asked to vacate the land by troops of the People’s Liberation Army, officials in […]

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By PTI   31st July 2017 KABUL: The Islamic State group claimed it had attacked the Iraqi embassy in Kabul on Monday, as a series of explosions and the sound of gunfire shook the Afghan capital in a continuing assault. A security source told AFP that a suicide bomber had blown himself up outside the Iraqi […]

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Friday Jul 28 2017 ISLAMABAD: After a consultative session of the PML-N, Shehbaz Sharif has come forward as the most likely candidate to be the next prime minister of Pakistan after an interim premier has served the 45-day period, Geo News reported. Shehbaz Sharif is currently serving as the chief minister of Punjab. Nawaz Sharif […]

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