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US, UK lift economic sanctions imposed against Iran

United States and European Union have lifted economic sanctions imposed against Iran over its nuclear programme following the implementation of the July last year atomic deal by Tehran. The International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday ruled that Iran has curbed its nuclear programme as promised during the deal with Britain, United States, Russia, China, France and … Continue reading US, UK lift economic sanctions imposed against Iran

Pak Executed 332 criminals, militants since 2014

Pakistan announced this week that authorities have executed 332 criminals and militants since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in 2014, the first time an official tally has been released. The South Asian nation unveiled a sweeping plan to curb militancy after Taliban assailants gunned down more than 150 people, most of them children, … Continue reading Pak Executed 332 criminals, militants since 2014

Sushma Swaraj in Tel Aviv on 2-day visit to Israel, Palestine

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Tel Aviv on a two-day visit to Israel and Palestine, three months after the historic visit of President Pranab Mukherjee, the first by India’s Head of State to the region. Mrs Swaraj was extended a red carpet welcome on her arrival at the airport by Israeli officials. She … Continue reading Sushma Swaraj in Tel Aviv on 2-day visit to Israel, Palestine

Maldives allows opposition leader Nasheed to travel to UK for surgery

Maldives government has decided to allow jailed opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed to travel to Britain for surgery.Issuing a brief statement last evening, Maldivian Foreign Ministry said that the permission has been granted on the condition that Nasheed would serve the remainder of his sentence upon return to the Maldives after the surgery. Nasheed had complained … Continue reading Maldives allows opposition leader Nasheed to travel to UK for surgery

IS offensive kills 85 civilians, 50 soldiers in Syria

Dozens of people have died in an offensive by Islamic State group on government-held areas of Deir al-Zour in Syria, .According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 85 civilians were killed yesterday in the assault, which also claimed the lives of 50 Syrian soldiers and pro-government militiamen. Syria’s state news agency Sana reported that … Continue reading IS offensive kills 85 civilians, 50 soldiers in Syria

Sushma Swaraj leaves for Palestine and Israel

AMN/ External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has left for a two-day official visit to Palestine and Israel. This is her first visit to Israel and comes after the State visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to the country in October last year. During the visit, Mrs Swaraj will hold discussions with the Israeli leadership and review … Continue reading Sushma Swaraj leaves for Palestine and Israel

Nuclear weapons pose existential threat to humanity: UN Chief

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said that nuclear weapons pose an existential threat to humanity. He said this yesterday in an informal briefing to the UN General Assembly. The Secretary General said the nuclear weapon test by North Korea was a destabilising act that violates Security Council resolutions and imperils collective security. He added that … Continue reading Nuclear weapons pose existential threat to humanity: UN Chief

Nepal proposes 4-member EPG to review agreements with India

The Nepal government has proposed formation of a four-member Eminent Persons’ Group to review the existing bilateral agreements with India including the strategic Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1950. This was announced by Nepalese Minister for Information and Communication Sherdhan Rai yesterday. He added that the next cabinet meeting will take a formal decision in … Continue reading Nepal proposes 4-member EPG to review agreements with India

30 militants, four soldiers killed in Egypt’s Sinai raids

At least 30 militants were killed and 10 others seriously injured as security forces foiled a militant attempt targeting a checkpoint in southern Sheikh Zuweid city of restive North Sinai province In Egypt. An Egyptian military spokesman said yesterday in a statement that four soldiers were also killed and eight others injured in the fire … Continue reading 30 militants, four soldiers killed in Egypt’s Sinai raids

US declares Af-Pak wing of IS a foreign terrorist organisation

AMN / The United States has declared the militant Islamic State group’s Afghanistan-Pakistan wing a foreign terrorist organisation. This week, the group carried out terrorist attacks at Pakistani diplomatic missions in Afghanistan and has also been involved in previous terrorist attacks inside Pakistan. The US Department of State has announced the designation of ISIL-K as … Continue reading US declares Af-Pak wing of IS a foreign terrorist organisation

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