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US calls for IMF to improve its operational efficiency

AMN The US today called for the International Monetary Fund to improve its operational efficiency, and serve as a model on budget discipline and efficient use of limited resources. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a gathering of world finance ministers and head of central bankers in Washington that the IMF should find ways to … Continue reading US calls for IMF to improve its operational efficiency

Bangladesh Chief Justice forced to go on leave amid row with govt

AMN Bangladesh Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is believed to have been forced to go on a leave amid reports that the government was upset with him over his decision to scrap parliament’s authority in impeaching Supreme Court judges. He left for Australia last night, saying he was “embarrassed” over the controversy surrounding his July … Continue reading Bangladesh Chief Justice forced to go on leave amid row with govt

Audrey Azoulay to be next UNESCO chief

WEB  DESK Audrey Azoulay has been elected to become the next chief of UNESCO – the UN’s education, science and culture agency.  zoulay, 45, a former French culture minister, defeated Qatar’s Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari in the final 30-28 vote after she won a runoff with a third finalist from Egypt earlier yesterday. If confirmed … Continue reading Audrey Azoulay to be next UNESCO chief

Trump refuses to sign off on Iran nuclear deal

WEB DESK US President, Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a fanatical regime and refused to continue signing off on a landmark international nuclear deal. Speaking at the White House, Trump accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and proposed new sanctions. He said Iran has already violated the 2015 deal, which imposed curbs on Iran’s nuclear … Continue reading Trump refuses to sign off on Iran nuclear deal

Egypt: Six soldiers killed in terror attack

  At least six soldiers were killed Friday when militants attacked a security check point with hand bombs and firearms in the restive Al-Arish city in North Sinai. Army spokesman Tamer el-Refae said in a statement, the army personnel are combing the area. North Sinai has witnessed several terrorist attacks since the January 2011 revolution … Continue reading Egypt: Six soldiers killed in terror attack

California wildfires: Death toll goes up to 31

Representative photo AMN The number of people confirmed dead in wildfires sweeping northern California has climbed to 31, as officials warned that conditions would worsen. Hundreds of people remain missing as at least 22 fires rampaged across the state’s famous wine country. More than 8,000 firefighters are now battling the flames. The wildfires have destroyed … Continue reading California wildfires: Death toll goes up to 31

China develops laser gun for counter-terrorism operations

China has developed a new laser gun capable of hitting the targets within 200 meters in one second for counter-terrorism operations. A media report today said the gun contains a handset for aiming and a back pack containing the power supply with a remote control and laser emitter. One of the engineers who developed the … Continue reading China develops laser gun for counter-terrorism operations

Vietnam floods claim 54 lives, 39 missing

AMN At least 54 people died and 39 went missing as destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week. The disaster prevention agency today said nineteen people from four neighbouring households in Hoa Binh were buried alive after a landslide struck around midnight on Wednesday, but only nine bodies have been found. Some 317 … Continue reading Vietnam floods claim 54 lives, 39 missing

Pakistan EC issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the contempt of court case against him for repeatedly failing to appear for the hearing and for failing to send a written apology to the ECP for his absence in court. The ECP has ordered … Continue reading Pakistan EC issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan

Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

  Egypt has extended for a third time a nationwide state of emergency for three months, starting tomorrow. According to a presidential decree released today, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi renewed it for a third term starting tomorrow. The emergency was first declared in April by President Sisi for three months after the attacks on two … Continue reading Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

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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 ...