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China must allow Liu Xia to move freely:UN

The UN human rights chief says he intends to keep pressuring China to allow the wife of the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to move freely and leave the country if she wants to go elsewhere. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told a group of reporters on Thursday that he intends to meet with Chinese … Continue reading China must allow Liu Xia to move freely:UN

Venezuela strike:3 people killed in clashes between police, protesters

WEB DESK At least three people were killed in clashes between police and protesters, as millions of Venezuelans have joined a general strike called by the opposition to cancel elections for a new constituent assembly. In several cities, police fired tear gas at protesters manning barricades. Police also arrested more than 300 protesters. In a … Continue reading Venezuela strike:3 people killed in clashes between police, protesters

Qatar issues decree to amend provisions of law on combating terrorism

Qatar issued a decree to amend some provisions of a law on combating terrorism. Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported that the decree includes definitions of the words terrorist, crime and terrorist acts and entities, as well as the freezing of funds and the financing of terrorism. It creates two national lists of individual and terrorist … Continue reading Qatar issues decree to amend provisions of law on combating terrorism

US urges India & China to engage in dialgue to reduce tension

WEB DESK The United States has urged India and China to engage in dialgue to reduce tension. State Department Spokesman Heather Nauert told reporters at a news conference that Trump Administration is closely and carefully following the border standoff between the two countries. She said that this is a situation that we are following closely … Continue reading US urges India & China to engage in dialgue to reduce tension

Military talks failed to take place after North Korea snubs South Korea call

WEB DESK South Korea’s proposed military talks aimed at easing tensions between the two Koreas planned for today failed to take place after the North snubbed a call by the South, a setback for new President Moon Jae-in’s hope of engaging Pyongyang in dialogue. South Korea’s Defence Ministry was expected to issue a statement at … Continue reading Military talks failed to take place after North Korea snubs South Korea call

Israel bans Muslim men under age of 50 from Jerusalem shrine

WEB PAGE Israeli police said, they are banning for today Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of feared mass protests over the installation of metal detectors there. Police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld today said reinforcements are being deployed in and around Jerusalem’s Old City, where the walled shrine is … Continue reading Israel bans Muslim men under age of 50 from Jerusalem shrine

US: Trump nominates John R Bass as envoy to Afghanistan

The US President Donald Trump has nominated John R Bass, currently serving as the US ambassador to Turkey, to be his envoy to Afghanistan. Bass, a career foreign service official since 1988, needs to be confirmed by the United States Senate before he can take up the new assignment. Born and raised in upstate New … Continue reading US: Trump nominates John R Bass as envoy to Afghanistan

India concerned over peace, security in African region

India has voiced concern over the international community’s less than satisfactory response to terrorist threats posed by outfits such as Boko Haram and Al Shabaab in the African region. India cautioned that the price of this indifference is immeasurable. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said, the ever expanding terror networks have endangered … Continue reading India concerned over peace, security in African region

Nepal forms Constituency Delimitation Commission

Nepal Government has formed a Constituency Delimitation Commission to recommend number of provincial and federal constituencies in the country. The five member commission will be headed by former Chief Justice Kamal Narayan Das. After the cabinet meeting held at Kathmandu today, Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said that Commission has been given the mandate of … Continue reading Nepal forms Constituency Delimitation Commission

UK parliament to debate EU repeal bill on September 7

WEB DESK The leader of the lower House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said today that Britain will hold its first full parliamentary debate on 7th September on legislation which will sever the country’s ties with the European Union. The repeal bill is central to the government’s plan to exit the EU in 2019, disentangling Britain … Continue reading UK parliament to debate EU repeal bill on September 7

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...