Haley: Trump plans to hold UNSC meeting on Iran later this month

Haley: Trump plans to hold UNSC meeting on Iran later this month

Thursday, 06 September 2018 | PTI | United Nations

President Donald Trump plans to chair a key meeting of the UN Security Council this month to discuss Iran’s alleged violations of international law, US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has said. Indian-origin Haley, who assumed the Presidency of the Security Council for the month of September, told reporters here...

libyan police say 400 prisoners escape amid Tripoli clashes

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | AP | Benghazi

Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail  in the libyan capital, authorities said, as recent fighting between  rival militias that has killed dozens compelled the UN-backed Government  to declare a State of emergency in and around Tripoli. The inmates overwhelmed guards and forced open the gates of the  Ain Zara prison...

UK ex-Minister Johnson slams PM's Brexit policy

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | AP | London

British ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson  has slammed Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit policy, a move likely  to fuel speculation that he is seeking to oust her. Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph on Monday that May's so-called Chequers plan for continued ties with the European Union after Brexit  will leave Britain...

China lifts 740 mn rural poor out of poverty since 1978: Official data

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | PTI | Beijing

China has lifted 740 million people in rural  areas out of poverty from 1978 to 2017, roughly 19 million each year,  an official data stated on Monday. The poverty ratio in rural areas dropped 94.4 percentage points  during the same time period with an average annual decrease of 2.4  percentage points,...

Xi promotes 'Belt and Road' as Africa growth tool

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | AP | Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday promoted  Beijing's initiative to build ports and other infrastructure to African  leaders as a tool for “common prosperity” in a world facing challenges  from trade protectionism. Speaking to businesspeople ahead of a conference with dozens of  African leaders, Xi said the “Belt and Road” initiative...

Iran FM to meet with Assad as Syria showdown looms

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | AP | Beirut

Iran’s Foreign Minister held talks with officials  in Syria on Monday as Syrian forces and their allies prepare for  an assault on the last opposition stronghold in the country. Syria’s Foreign Ministry and Iran’s State-run IRNA news agency  said Mohammad Javad Zarif was received by Deputy Foreign Minister  Faisal Mekdad upon...

Globe Trotting

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | Agencies

Indian man in UAE wins  million in lucky draw Dubai: An Indian man in the UAE has won a whooping Dh12 million in a monthly raffle, according to a media report. Imran khan launches plantation drive   Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday launched a massive tree-plantation drive to plant 10...

Syria strike kills 8 pro-regime fighters: monitor

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | AFP | Beirut

An air strike near a US base in southeastern  Syria has killed at least eight pro-government fighters, the Syrian  Observatory for Human Rights reported Monday. Four Syrians, one Iranian national and three other non-Syrian  fighters were among the casualties of the strike carried out on Saturday,  the war monitor said. “A convoy...

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