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10 killed in Pakistan blast

At least 10 people were killed and several others injured in two separate bombing incidents in restive northwestern areas of Pakistan,. In the first incident, three people were killed today when a remote-controlled improvised explosive device targeting vehicle of a local political administrator exploded in South Waziristan Agency. According to official sources in Peshawar, Farooq … Continue reading 10 killed in Pakistan blast

India, Sweden sign 6 pacts to boost co-operation

 AMN India and Sweden today signed six agreements to enhance bilateral co-operation between the two countries. These include Memorandum of Understandings on sustainable Urban Development, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, health and visa waiver programme for diplomatic passport holders. The agreements were signed in presence of President Pranab Mukherjee and Swidish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven … Continue reading India, Sweden sign 6 pacts to boost co-operation

EU angry over Russia’s entry ban against EU politicians

The European Union has responded angrily to Russia’s entry ban against 89 European politicians, officials and military leaders. Those banned are believed to include General Secretary of the EU council Uwe Corsepius, and former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Russia shared the list after several requests by diplomats, the EU said. The EU called … Continue reading EU angry over Russia’s entry ban against EU politicians

Iran ready to cooperate with Moscow on uranium supply

Iran is ready to cooperate with Moscow on the supply of uranium to Russia and invited the representatives of Russia’s state run atomic energy Rosatom to discuss the details of future cooperation, a senior Iranian official said. Last month, Iran agreed to cut its uranium enrichment as part of a framework deal with the P5+1 … Continue reading Iran ready to cooperate with Moscow on uranium supply

Talks between US and Iran to secure nuclear deal fails

Talks between US and Iran to secure a nuclear deal failed in Geneva yesterday. A senior Iranian negotiator said, the talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif failed to bridge the differences between Tehran and world powers, with Iran rejecting the Western demand for site inspections. The … Continue reading Talks between US and Iran to secure nuclear deal fails

Sri Lanka proposes voting rights for Lankan refugees in India

Sri Lanka’s Election Commissioner has proposed voting rights for the Sri Lankan refugees who are living in India. Speaking to the press in Colombo, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that if Parliament passes a Bill to remove the legal barriers, arrangements can be put in place to allow the refugees in Tamil Nadu to vote … Continue reading Sri Lanka proposes voting rights for Lankan refugees in India

Pak: Suicide blast near Gadaffi Stadium

A blast near the premises of Qaddafi Stadium on Friday—which took place during a one-day international match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe — was confirmed as a suicide attack by Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, who said a sub-inspector lost his life while trying to stop the suicide bomber. Rashid  said that the blast near the Gaddafi … Continue reading Pak: Suicide blast near Gadaffi Stadium

Pakistan: Militants kill 19 abducted passengers in Balochistan

At least 19 passengers were shot dead yesterday after being abducted by militants from two Karachi-bound buses in Balochistan province. Around 30-35 passengers were abducted by militants from two buses en route to Karachi from Quetta in Mastung district in the restive province. Balochistan’s Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti said that 20 to 25 militants kidnapped … Continue reading Pakistan: Militants kill 19 abducted passengers in Balochistan

US removes Cuba from its list of State Sponsor of Terrorism

In a landmark decision, the United States has removed Cuba from its list of State Sponsor of Terrorism, paving the way for normalising ties frozen for half a century and lifting of additional sanctions against the communist country. The US State Department spokesperson Jeff Rathke said that the rescission of Cuba’s designation as a State … Continue reading US removes Cuba from its list of State Sponsor of Terrorism

Interpol: Islamic State group gains support in Africa, Asia

Interpol says a growing number of extremist groups from Africa to South East Asia are shifting their allegiance to the Islamic State group. Interpol head Juergen Stock said, it is leading to greater risks for cross-pollination among conflicts beyond Syria and Iraq. He cited this shift as an emerging trend at a UN Security Council … Continue reading Interpol: Islamic State group gains support in Africa, Asia

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