Chinese firm signs USD 1.5 bn deal with Pak to set up hydropower project...

Islamabad, Jul 6 (PTI) A Chinese company on Monday signed a USD 1.5 billion agreement with Pakistan to set up a hydropower project in...

UN: Pandemic could push tens of millions into chronic hunger

Rome, Jul 13 (AP) The United Nations says the ranks of the world's hungry grew by 10 million last year and warns that the...

China Rejects New US Invite To Join Nuclear Talks Along With Russia

Beijing, Jul 10 (AFP): China on Friday rejected a new US invitation to join arms control talks with Russia, complaining that Washington had continued...

UN encouraged experts may get to visit oil tanker off Yemen

United Nations, Jul 11 (AP) The United Nations said Friday it is encouraged that a UN team may be able to visit an oil...

Harvard, MIT sue US immigration authorities over new rule for foreign students: report

New York, Jul 8 (PTI) Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have sued the Department of Homeland Security and the federal immigration...

China claims 1,000 years sovereignty over SCS; denies US charges of building ‘maritime empire’

Beijing, Jul 14 (PTI) Refuting US allegations of building a "maritime empire" in the disputed South China Sea, China on Tuesday claimed its jurisdiction...

Suicide bombing, attack in Afghanistan kill 7 policemen

Kabul, Jul 7 (AP) A suicide car bomber targeted an Afghan police convoy in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday morning, killing four officers, including...

WHO warns that pandemic is worsening globally

London, Jul 13 (AP) The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening globally and things won't return...

China rejects prospect of joining arms control talks with US

Beijing, Jul 10 (AP) China on Friday rejected any prospect of joining in nuclear arms limitation talks with the US, calling reports from Washington...

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone’s prison sentence

Washington, Jul 11 (AP) US President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone, intervening in extraordinary fashion in...

Crane collapses in east London; four feared injured

London, Jul 8 (PTI) A 20-metre crane collapsed onto a block of flats in the Bow area of east London on Wednesday, leaving residents...

Afghan officials: Kabul roadside bombing kills 4 civilians

Kabul, Jul 14 (AP) A roadside bombing killed four civilians and wounded four others on Tuesday in eastern Kabul, Afghan officials said. The eight were...

21 killed, 15 injured as bus plunges into lake in southern China

Beijing, Jul 7 (PTI) At least 21 people died and 15 others were injured on Tuesday when the bus they were travelling in plunged...

UK works on National Action Plan to ensure safety of journalists

London, Jul 13 (PTI) The UK government on Monday held the first meeting of a new committee to make sure journalists can operate without...

Brazil’s Amazon Deforestation Increased By 25 Per Cent In 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Jul 10 (AP: Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon increased by a record 25 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2020,...

Singapore PM Lee returns to power with clear mandate’; Oppn gains

Singapore, Jul 11 (PTI) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has secured a clear mandate with his ruling People's Action Party (PAP) winning 83...

Nepal’s ruling communist party’s meet to decide PM’s future deferred again

Kathmandu, Jul 6 (PTI) The political future of Nepal's embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oil will now be decided on Wednesday after the...

Over 800,000 children to be vaccinated against polio in Pakistan

Islamabad, Jul 14 (PTI) Over 800,000 children in Pakistan would receive polio vaccination in three days when the drive against the crippling disease would...

US ‘looking at’ banning TikTok, other Chinese social media apps, says Pompeo

Washington, Jul 7 (PTI) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the US is taking the threat posed by Chinese social media apps...

China hits back; sanctions top US officials, politicians in response to Xinjiang ban

Beijing, Jul 13 (PTI) China on Monday imposed visa restrictions on three Republican politicians and one ambassador in the latest tit-for-tat response to the...