Turkey prosecutor seeks arrest of Saudi Crown Prince allies over Khashoggi murder

Turkey prosecutor seeks arrest of Saudi Crown Prince allies over Khashoggi murder

Thursday, 06 December 2018 | AFP | Istanbul

A Turkish prosecutor has demanded that arrest warrants be issued against two Saudi nationals close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Turkish source close to the probe said on Wednesday. Khashoggi, 59, was killed shortly after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on...

It’s time for Pak to get on board with peace process in South Asia: US

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 | PTI | Washington

In a strong message to Pakistan, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said it is time for “every responsible nation” to support the efforts of the UN, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all those who are trying to maintain peace in South Asia. Pakistan must take on a substantive role in...

Don’t be like Hitler: sacked Lankan PM tells Prez Sirisena

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 | PTI | Colombo

: Likening Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to Adolf Hitler, the country’s toppled Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday said he was not afraid of snap polls but was against the use of referendums by “dictators”. On Monday a lower court temporarily barred Sirisena-appointed PM Rajapaksa from performing his duties.              

Lanka crisis: Rajapaksa files appeal in SC against interim court’s order

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 | PTI | Colombo

Embattled Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday filed an appeal in Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court against a court order that barred him from acting as Prime Minister. The Court of Appeal in an interim order Monday temporary halted Rajapaksa and his Cabinet from functioning in their positions in response to a case filed...

Globe Trotting

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 | Agencies

Death toll rises in Boko Haram base Kano (Nigeria): The number of soldiers killed in a Boko Haram attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state has risen to eight, security sources said on Tuesday. Gunmen from Boko Haram faction the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked...

France suspends fuel tax, utility hikes amid protests

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 | AP | PARIS

The French Government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility hikes on Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called it a “first step” and vowed to fight on after large-scale rioting in Paris last weekend. In a major U-turn for the government, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced in a live...

Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 | AFP | Tehran

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani struck a defiant stance against US sanctions on Tuesday, renewing his threat to cut off international oil sales from the Gulf. “America should know... it is not capable of preventing the export of Iran’s oil,” Rouhani said at a televised rally in Semnan province. “If it ever tries...

Court bars Rajapaksa from acting as PM

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 | IANS | Colombo

A Sri Lankan court on Monday issued an interim order restraining former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa and members of his purported government from functioning as the Prime Minister, Cabinet and deputy Ministers till the case is heard on December 12. The Court of Appeal gave its order after 122 MPs filed a...

Sunday Edition

Full support to UP police: Gen Rawat

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Will win at least 140 seats in MP: BJP

09 December 2018 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Indian Navy ship seizes arms, ammunition off Somali coast

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

New Delhi:

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Yogi trying to derail probe in Bulandshahr violence: Congress

09 December 2018 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer