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Sri Lanka Parliament rejects new govt again,president says won’t suspend parliament

Sri Lanka Parliament passes 2nd no-confidence motion against new govt Parliamentarians slug it out with chilli powder, chairs, copies of constitution- AMN / AGENCIES / COLOMBO Sri Lanka Parliament today passeed another no-confidence motion against new government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa. For the first time in Sri Lanka’s history Speaker Karu Jayasuriya entered the floor … Continue reading Sri Lanka Parliament rejects new govt again,president says won’t suspend parliament

Khashoggi murder probe will continue until all questions are answered: Saudi FM

– Saudi Arabia is committed to holding those involved in the murder accountable through the judiciary -Al-Jubeir insisted that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had nothing to do with Khashoggi’s death AMN / ARAB NEWS / RIYADH Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Thursday that public prosecutor is still seeking answers to a … Continue reading Khashoggi murder probe will continue until all questions are answered: Saudi FM

British govt faces crisis as ministers resign over Brexit deal

Agencies/ LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May today suffered a huge blow following resignation of a number of ministers over a proposed EU withdrawal. Her Brexit secretary Dominic Raab quit, saying he cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal. Raab told BBC News that he quit the cabinet over what he called fatal flaws … Continue reading British govt faces crisis as ministers resign over Brexit deal

Sri Lankan President meets Speaker to end stalemate in Parliament

WEB DESK Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today met Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and other party leaders for talks in an attempt to end the stalemate in Parliament. The meeting took place at the Presidential Secretariat on Thursday evening. United National Party (UNP) Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake said that an agreement was reached to resolve the … Continue reading Sri Lankan President meets Speaker to end stalemate in Parliament

5 Saudi officials face death penalty over murder of Khashoggi

Investigation says Khashoggi’s body parts were handed over to a local Turkish agent outside the consulate Decision to kill the journalist taken by negotiation team tasked with persuading him to return to the Kingdom WEB DESK / AMN / Five Saudi officials face the death penalty over the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside … Continue reading 5 Saudi officials face death penalty over murder of Khashoggi

Sri Lankan President rejects no-confidence motion passed by Parliament

WEB DESK Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected the motion of no-confidence passed by parliament yesterday against new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. In a reply to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya last night, the President said that the proper procedure was not followed when the no-confidence motion was submitted. The President said that the copy of … Continue reading Sri Lankan President rejects no-confidence motion passed by Parliament

Israel’s Defence Minister Lieberman resigns over Gaza ceasefire

WEB DESK Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned on Wednesday and called for early elections after a sharp disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal. He also said his party was quitting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, leaving the premier with only a one-seat majority in parliament. Lieberman heads the right-wing Yisrael Beitenu party, which holds … Continue reading Israel’s Defence Minister Lieberman resigns over Gaza ceasefire

Sri Lanka: Hectic parleys on after no confidence motion passed against Rajapaksa

COLOMBO Hectic political parleys are on after the parliament passed a no-confidence motion against new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Maithripala Sirena met MPs supporting Mr Rajapaksa on Wednesday evening. He will also meet minority parties to discuss the situation. The Speaker had earlier sent a copy of the no-confidence motion and its decision along … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Hectic parleys on after no confidence motion passed against Rajapaksa

India, Morocco sign extradition agreement in New Delhi

India and Morocco signed extradition agreement in New Delhi Tuesday. Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V K Singh and Minister of Justice of Morocco, Mohamed Auajjar signed the agreement. In a tweet, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the discussion between the two leaders focused on strengthening bilateral relations.

British, EU negotiators reach agreement on terms of Brexit deal

WEB DESK British and EU negotiators have reached an agreement on the terms of a Brexit deal on a “technical level”. The Press Association news agency citing a government source reported in London today that the draft will be examined by the British cabinet on Wednesday. Ireland’s public broadcaster RTE cited two government sources said … Continue reading British, EU negotiators reach agreement on terms of Brexit deal

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