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Ted Cruz wins Kansas Republican caucus

United States Senator Ted Cruz has won the Kansas Republican caucuses in latest round of voting for the US Presidential nomination. With all of the state’s vote counted, Texas Senator Cruz has 48 per cent, with billionaire Donald Trump a distant second on under 23 per cent. Mr Cruz is also leading in Maine, while … Continue reading Ted Cruz wins Kansas Republican caucus

Syria ceasefire: 135 killed in first week of truce

A total of 135 people were killed in the first week of a fragile truce in areas covered by the cessation of hostilities agreement in Syria,. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights yesterday said that at least 45 rebel and Islamic fighters, and 32 civilians, including seven children, were among the dead. In the period … Continue reading Syria ceasefire: 135 killed in first week of truce

Turkey, Iran agree to protect Syria’s territorial integrity

AMN TEHRAN /  Turkey and Iran have pledged to protect Syria’s territorial integrity. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who is on a visit to Iran said on Saturday that the two countries agreed to support the cessation of hostilities in Syria for the negotiation process. “We [Turkey and Iran] are considering that stopping the bloodshed … Continue reading Turkey, Iran agree to protect Syria’s territorial integrity

EU imposes additional punitive measures against North Korea

European Union, EU, has imposed additional punitive measures against North Korea over recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests carried out in defiance of UN resolutions. The 28-nation bloc said it is adding 16 North Korean individuals and 12 entities to the sanctions blacklist. The European Union established diplomatic relations with North Korea in 2001 but … Continue reading EU imposes additional punitive measures against North Korea

China to build a second railway connecting Tibet with other parts of country

China will build a second railway connecting Tibet with other parts of the country, expanding its connectivity with the Himalayan region. The railway will be built between Tibet Autonomous Region’s capital city Lhasa and Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, in southwest China. According to the draft outline of the 13th Five-Year Plan on national economy … Continue reading China to build a second railway connecting Tibet with other parts of country

US Republican Ben Carson officially ends his campaign for Presidential nomination

US Republican Ben Carson has officially ended his campaign for the Presidential nomination for the 2016 election. Speaking to conservative activists, Dr Carson said, he is leaving the campaign trail. Dr Carson, a surgeon, had been an early front-runner but his campaign stalled in recent months after he performed badly on foreign affairs and questions … Continue reading US Republican Ben Carson officially ends his campaign for Presidential nomination

Turkish Police raids offices of opposition Zaman newspaper

Turkish Police have raided the offices of the opposition Zaman newspaper, hours after a court ruling placed it under state control. Police entered the building in Istanbul late Friday, firing tear gas at protesters who had gathered outside. Zaman is closely linked to the Hizmet movement of influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Turkey describes Hizmet … Continue reading Turkish Police raids offices of opposition Zaman newspaper

Philippines impounds a North Korean vessel in response to new UN sanctions

The Philippines today impounded a North Korean vessel in response to new United Nations sanctions introduced in response to Pyongyang’s recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Presidential spokesman Manolo Quezon said, the 6,830-tonne cargo ship Jin Teng will not be allowed to leave Subic port, northeast of the capital Manila, where it had been docked … Continue reading Philippines impounds a North Korean vessel in response to new UN sanctions

Tibetan student Self-immolates in protest against Chinese occupation

A 16-year-old Tibetan student died Friday after he set himself on fire four days ago to protest against Chinese occupation of Tibet, official sources said. Dorjee Tsering immolated himself last Monday at a housing settlement for Tibetan refugees in Dehradun. He also raised slogans of freedom before setting himself on fire. Later, he was taken … Continue reading Tibetan student Self-immolates in protest against Chinese occupation

China to increase defence budget by 7 to 8%

China today announced that it will hike its defence budget by seven to eight per cent this year from about USD 145 billion last year. Fu Ying, the spokesperson for the annual session of the national legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC) told media that China’s military budget will continue to increase, but the increase … Continue reading China to increase defence budget by 7 to 8%

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