UK set for new PM as May quits

UK set for new PM as May quits

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PTI | London

An embattled Theresa May announced on Friday that she would resign as the UK’s Conservative leader on June 7 “in the best interests of the country”, paving the way for a contest to decide the new Prime Minister after she failed to win over her Ministers with a revised strategy...

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama’s new abortion ban

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | AFP | Montgomery (US)

A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit on behalf of abortion providers seeking to...

‘Results’ needed from Myanmar over Rohingya return: UNHCR head

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar must “show results” to convince Rohingya refugees to return, the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said Friday at the end of his first visit to Myanmar since the crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in 2017. A brutal military campaign in western Rakhine state forced some 740,000 Rohingya over the...

Iraq urges Iran to respect nuclear accord

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | AFP | Oslo

Iraq’s top diplomat Friday called on Iran to respect the landmark deal covering its nuclear programme, which has been weakened by the US decision to withdraw from it and Tehran’s backing away from certain commitments. “We think the JCPOA is a good agreement,” said Iraq’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim, referring...

Yemen’s Prez in letter to UN chief criticizes his envoy

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | AP | Sanaa

Yemen’s internationally recognised president sent a letter to the UN secretary-general criticising his envoy to the war-torn Arab country over allegedly siding with Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the president’s office said on Friday. In the letter addressed to Antonio Guterres, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi accuses Martin Griffiths, the UN special...

Officials: US to send 1,500 troops to West Asia

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | AP | Washington

US officials say the Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran. Officials said members of Congress were notified following a White House meeting Thursday to discuss Pentagon proposals to bolster the US force presence in the Middle...

Indian-Americans celebrate Modi's electoral victory

Friday, 24 May 2019 | PTI | Washington

Indian-Americans from across the US on Thursday celebrated the electoral victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by distributing ladoos and watching election results in movie theatres and restaurants. Election watch parties were held in restaurants and in homes where scores of Indian-Americans, along with their friends and families, gathered late Wednesday...

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince congratulates PM Modi on victory

Friday, 24 May 2019 | PTI | Dubai

Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces, on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his election victory, saying he looked forward to working with him to deepen the strong bilateral ties. Prime Minister Modi on Thursday led his Bharatiya...

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