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Flooding claims 12 lives in Texas

Flooding in Texas has led to the death of at least 12 people, including the five Fort Hood soldiers who died on Thursday when their Army truck flipped during a flash flood, The Huffington Post reports. The US state of Texas has been affected by major rain storms and floods. Governor Greg Abbott has declared … Continue reading Flooding claims 12 lives in Texas

France declares flood emergency after River Seine burst its banks

agencies / France has declared flood emergency after the River Seine in Paris burst its banks in some places displacing thousands of people. President Francois Hollande made the announcement yesterday, saying compensation will be paid to those affected by the worst flooding, to hit the French capital. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has ordered some parks … Continue reading France declares flood emergency after River Seine burst its banks

Pak ex-minister sentenced to 12 years jail for corruption in Haj affairs

ISLAMABAD / AMN A former Pakistan’s minister for religious affairs, Hamid Saeed Kazmi, has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for corruption in Hajj management. The verdict was announced Friday by Special Judge Central Islamabad Malik Nazir Ahmad during the proceedings of the Hajj corruption case today at a court in Islamabad. Former DG … Continue reading Pak ex-minister sentenced to 12 years jail for corruption in Haj affairs

Middle East peace summit begins in Paris

WEB DESK / An Israel-Palestine peace process is underway in Paris Friday on France initiative. The meeting include more than 30 officials from the Middle East Quartet of the UN, EU, Russia and the U.S. as well as the Arab League and other states, but will not include representatives from Israel or Palestine. U.S. Secretary … Continue reading Middle East peace summit begins in Paris

Tunisia can be a hub for India’s trade with Europe, Africa: VP Hamid Ansari

TIA NEWS / Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today said, Tunisia can be a hub for India’s trade with Europe and Africa. In his address at the Tunisian Institute of Strategic Studies in Tunis, Mr Ansari said, New Delhi looks at this region for ensuring India’s energy security and for commodities like phosphates. On terrorism, … Continue reading Tunisia can be a hub for India’s trade with Europe, Africa: VP Hamid Ansari

Ties with India is of incredible significance: US

The United States has said it views India as a vital partner in the region and the relationship between the two countries is of incredible significance to the world. US State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said this days ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington. He said that United States is … Continue reading Ties with India is of incredible significance: US

UN adds Saudi coalition to blacklist for killing children in Yemen

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon slammed the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen for killing and maiming children by adding it to an annual blacklist of states and armed groups that violate children’s rights during conflict. The coalition was responsible for 60 percent of child deaths and injuries last year, killing 510 and wounding … Continue reading UN adds Saudi coalition to blacklist for killing children in Yemen

Turkey recalls Berlin envoy over Armenian genocide vote

Turkey recalled its envoy to Berlin and threatened further measures after Germany’s parliament labelled the World War I massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide. The Bundestag or lower house of parliament overwhelmingly approved a non-binding resolution on the 1915-16 killings, in a move touching a notoriously raw nerve in Turkish-European relations. Only one … Continue reading Turkey recalls Berlin envoy over Armenian genocide vote

Pakistan not taking action against LeT, Haqqani network: US

The US State Department in its annual ‘Country Reports on Terrorism – 2015’ said Pakistan is also not taking action against terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taibathat and Haqqani network. The report said, militants are able to openly raise funds from heavily populated areas of Pakistan which results in terrorist attacks inside India and Afghanistan by Pakistan-based … Continue reading Pakistan not taking action against LeT, Haqqani network: US

PM Modi to visit Afghanistan to inaugurate Afghan-India Friendship Dam

AMN / Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Afghanistan on Saturday to inaugurate Afghan-India Friendship Dam earlier known as Salma Dam. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told media in New Delhi this evening that the dam project is culmination of years of hard work by Indian and Afghan engineers and other professionals in very … Continue reading PM Modi to visit Afghanistan to inaugurate Afghan-India Friendship Dam

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Bollywood playback singer Mohammad Aziz passes away

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