Pyongyang, Sep 16 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday celebrated the success of the latest missile launch and claimed the weapons programme establishes an equilibrium with the US. “Our final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the US and make the US rulers dare not talk about the military […]

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Dhaka, Sep 16 (IANS) A rubella and polio vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh children of Rohingya refugees started in Bangladesh on Saturday as the country witnesses an influx of people fleeing persecution in Myanmar. All the children, aged between six months and 15 years, will be vaccinated for rubella (measles), Cox’s Bazar Civil Surgeon Abdus […]

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London, Sep 15 (IANS) An explosion jolted a London Tube train carriage during the morning rush hour on Friday, injuring at least 22 people in what Metropolitan Police said was a “terror incident”. Twenty-two people were hospitalised after the blast at 8.20 a.m. at the Parsons Green station on District Line in southwest London. Assistant […]

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India today rushed 53 tonnes of relief materials to Bangladesh and pledged all help to Dhaka in tackling the humanitarian crisis after nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees fled to the country from Myanmar following the ethnic violence in the Buddhist-majority nation. “Operation Insaniyat: High Commission handed over 1st consignment humanitarian assistance by India to Bangladesh,” […]

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BERLIN, Sept 14 — German authorities today searched a Turkish Airlines jet with explosives sniffer dogs after Cologne airport received a threatening phone call, but police later gave the all-clear. The Istanbul-bound flight TK1672 was already taxiing for takeoff on the runway of Cologne-Bonn airport when it was stopped and its 111 passengers bused back […]

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued a bailable arrest warrant for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan following his failure to show up for the contempt of court proceedings. The electoral body also ordered the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman to submit surety bonds of Rs 100,000 till September 25 to avoid arrest, the […]

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ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Wednesday the onus of satisfying the United States about its concerns is not on Pakistan. “We are here to give our point of view logically and with evidence. We will explain our position. But it’s not for us to satisfy them,” Mr Dastgir told reporters at the […]

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United Nations, Sep 14 (PTI) The UN Security Council has expressed concern over violence in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, asking the government to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation and re-establish law and order. An estimated 380,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Myanmar and […]

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The Dalai Lama has joined world leaders and advocates in calling on the Myanmar government to protect the country’s persecuted Rohingya minority, as hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled in recent weeks. “They should remember Buddha in such circumstances,” the Tibetan spiritual leader told reporters in India on Friday. “Buddha [would have] definitely helped […]

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