V Prez leaves for Brussels in Belgium for 12th ASEM summit

Khabarindiaonline:   Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu left for Brussels in Belgium on Wednesday afternoon to attend the 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit. Mr Naidu will lead the Indian delegation at the two-day summit which will begin tomorrow. AIR correspondent, covering the Vice President’s visit reports that the biennial event with the theme “Global Partners […]

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US announces fresh sanctions on Iran, targeting banks investment companies

Khabarindiaonline:   The United States Treasury has announced fresh sanctions on Iran, targeting banks and investment companies. The new sanctions focused on Bank Mellat and Mehr Eqtesad Bank. According to an announcement, the US is also imposing sanctions on Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company, Steel Company and others linked to investment, commodities and engineering. The announcement came […]

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Britain, France & Germany call for credible investigation into disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Khabarindiaonline:   Britain, France and Germany insisted that “light must be shed” on the where about of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as they called for a credible investigation into his disappearance. In a joint statement issued in London, said whoever was responsible for the Saudi journalist’s disappearance must be held to account. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor, […]

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17 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Afghan army base

Khabarindiaonline:   In Afghanistan, 17 soldiers were killed in Taliban attack on an army base in western province of Farah. Ghausuddin Noorzai, the district chief in Pusht Rod, in the western Farah province, said another four soldiers were also injured. He said the attack, which began late yesterday continued this morning. Noorzai said 11 others were […]

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Maldives SC to resume hearing on complaint filed by outgoing President Yameen

Khabarindiaonline:   Maldives Supreme Court will resume the hearings Monday morning on a complaint filed by outgoing President Abdulla Yameen to cancel the results of Presidential elections held last month. President’s legal team presented their case and the Elections Commission’s lawyers offered its response during the first hearing held this afternoon. The full bench of the […]

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Bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal’s Mount Gurja found

Khabarindiaonline:   In Nepal, bodies of nine climbers from the base camp of the Mount Gurja have been retrieved. The rescue team reached base camp and airlifted all nine bodies this morning. Five Korean climbers and three Nepali guides were killed after their camp was devastated by a violent snowstorm on Friday. One Nepali guide was […]

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Voting underway for 35 national, provincial assemblies bypoll in Pakistan amidst tight security

Khabarindiaonline:   In Pakistan, voting is underway for the by-election in 35 national and provincial assemblies with over 600 candidates, including some political bigwigs, in the running. The polling started at 8 in the morning and will continue until 5 in the evening. Elections are being held in nine National Assembly constituencies in Punjab and one […]

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Malaysian government decides to abolish capital punishment

Khabarindiaonline:   In Malaysia, the cabinet today decided to abolish the death penalty. Communications and multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said, the government decided to scrap capital punishment following strong domestic opposition to the practice. Malaysia’s Lawyers for Liberty rights group said death penalty is barbarous, and unimaginably cruel. It said once the death penalty is scrapped, […]

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Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to United Nations

Khabarindiaonline:   Nikki Haley, the Indian-American US Ambassador to the United Nations, resigned today. According to US media reports, President Donald Trump has accepted 46-year-old Haley’s resignation as UN ambassador. The reason behind her resignation was not clear. Haley was the senior most Indian-American official in the Trump administration. The former governor of South Carolina was […]

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