INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

Islamic preacher among five arrested over alleged plan to join IS

Islamic preacher Musa Cerantonio is among five men arrested in Cairns in Australia, over an alleged plan to take a small boat to Indonesia and join the Islamic State terror group. Shayden Thorne, the brother of another hardline Islamist, Junaid Thorne, was also arrested. Police arrested the men yesterday as they were towing a boat … Continue reading Islamic preacher among five arrested over alleged plan to join IS

Brazilian Senate vows to vote on Rousseff impeachment

The Brazilian Senate has vowed to vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff despite a ruling that a vote in the lower house was flawed. Senate Speaker Renan Calheiros rejected the attempt by the lower house’s acting speaker, to halt the process. The Senate is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on whether to start … Continue reading Brazilian Senate vows to vote on Rousseff impeachment

Aleppo truce extended by 48 hours

A truce in Aleppo in northern Syria between government forces and rebels has been extended by 48 hours. The Army said this in a statement. The temporary truce was initially decided after fighting killed nearly 300 people since April 22 in Aleppo, where some areas are held by rebels and others by government forces. The … Continue reading Aleppo truce extended by 48 hours

Rodrigo Duterte set to become Philippines President

Firebrand mayor Rodrigo Duterte is set to become the president of Philippines. With nearly 90 per cent of the votes counted, Duterte has won almost 39 per cent and is ahead by more than 5 million votes. An Election Commission-accredited watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting said, government’s candidate Manuel Roxas was second with … Continue reading Rodrigo Duterte set to become Philippines President

John Kerry begins four day diplomatic mission to Europe

US Secretary of State John Kerry begins a four day diplomatic mission to Europe on Monday where he will meet with officials from several countries and participate in an anti-corruption summit. The anti-corruption gathering Thursday is being hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron and will be attended by heads of state from Afghanistan, Colombia … Continue reading John Kerry begins four day diplomatic mission to Europe

49 people killed in Rwanda landslides

At least 49 people have been killed by landslides in Rwanda following heavy rains. Torrential rains in the country’s north have also destroyed several homes, stranding many families, Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs Minister Seraphine Mukantabana told newspersons today. The Associated Press reports that most of the victims lived in the Gakenke district, where 34 … Continue reading 49 people killed in Rwanda landslides

Nepal dismisses reports of expulsion of Indian envoy Ranjit Rae

Nepal has dismissed rumours that the government was mulling expulsion of Indian envoy Ranjit Rae.  Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa tweeted that some media speculation regarding Nepal govt mulling expulsion of Indian Ambassador Rae is baseless and aimed at damaging Nepal-India relations. Media speculation was rife that the Nepalese government was mulling … Continue reading Nepal dismisses reports of expulsion of Indian envoy Ranjit Rae

Bangladesh asks Pakistan not to interfere its internal affairs

Bangladesh has asked Pakistan to refrain from interfering in its internal affairs, few days after it expressed “deep concern” over the death penalty given to fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief for the war crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan. The reaction came after Pakistan’s foreign ministry on May 6 expressed deep concern over the … Continue reading Bangladesh asks Pakistan not to interfere its internal affairs

73 killed in Bus accident in Afghanistan

AMN / At least 73 people died today in a highway collision involving two buses and a fuel tanker in the southern city of Kandahar in Afghanistan. The collision happened on the main highway linking the capital Kabul, to the southern city of Kandahar. Jawed Salangi, spokesman for the governor of eastern Ghazni province said … Continue reading 73 killed in Bus accident in Afghanistan

King Salman makes major changes in Saudi Arabia cabinet

AMN/ Riyadh King Salman of Saudi Arabia has done major changes in his government. He has removed the Ali al-Naimi as country’s oil minister. Ali al-Naimi has been replaced after more than 20 years in the role by former Health Minister Khaled al-Falih. The government shake-up, announced in a royal decree, sees a number of … Continue reading King Salman makes major changes in Saudi Arabia cabinet

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SC slams Centre for ‘lethargy’ over upkeep of Taj Mahal

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India, Nepal to jointly promote tourism

AMN / KATHMANDU India and Nepal have decided to promote tourism jointly. This was decided at the 2nd meeting ...