Stockholm, Sep 25 : Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will step down following his defeat in a parliamentary no-confidence vote on Tuesday brought against him by the opposition. Lofven received only 142 votes backing his continuity at the helm of the Swedish executive, while 204 lawmakers voted for his removal, reports Efe news. He is […]

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United Nations, Sep 25 : US President Donald Trump on Tuesday held up India as an example to the world of a country that successfully lifted millions out of poverty while upholding democracy and freedom. Addressing the General Assembly, he said India was part of a “beautiful constellation” of countries working for a common future. […]

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Riyadh, Sep 25 : Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will officially inaugurate a high-speed rail line connecting the holy cities of Mecca and Medina on Tuesday. The 450 km-long Haramain rail line will connect Mecca, Jeddah, King Abdulaziz International Airport, King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh and Medina, reports Efe news. Regular […]

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The United States congratulated Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his victory in the recently-concluded presidential polls in the Maldives, and expressed keenness in working with the new government in areas of shared interest. “The United States congratulates Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his victory in Maldives’ September 23 presidential election. The United States commends the Maldivian people […]

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Islamabad, Sep 24 : A fresh anti-polio campaign targeting over 10 million children started in Pakistan on Monday, the media reported. More than 10 million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops during the campaign for the eradication of the crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease, according to the notifications […]

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Male, Sep 24 : Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party’s candidate, was on Monday declared the winner of the country’s presidential election held on Sunday amid political turmoil in the island nation, with incumbent President Abdulla Yameen conceding defeat. The Election Commission earlier in the day declared Solih the winner with 134,616 or […]

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Cairo, Sep 24 : An Egyptian court on Monday confirmed the death sentence given to 20 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group for storming a police station and killing 14 policemen, the media reported. The Court of Cassation, Egypt’s top court that gives final verdicts, upheld the death verdicts of the 20 militants, mostly loyalists […]

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Sep 24 : United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo has said that the US would emerge victorious in the ongoing trade war against China. “The trade war by China against the United States has been going on for years. Here’s what’s different in this administration. To the extent one wants […]

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Moscow [Russia], Sep 23 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said that Washington continues to support the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, thus disrupting the balance in the region. “Unfortunately, we see that the extraordinary support that has recently been provided, especially by the United […]

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