Ivorian opposition presidential candidate’s home burned down

Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Oct 18 (AP) Assailants burned down the home of a leading opposition presidential candidate in eastern Ivory Coast while one of...

China under pressure to cancel debt to coronavirus-hit poor countries: Report

Beijing, Oct 7 (PTI) China, the world's largest creditor, is increasingly coming under pressure to cancel its huge debt to coronavirus-hit poor countries under...

Russia, US appear ready for deal to extend nuclear pact

Moscow, Oct 20 (AP) Russia said Tuesday it's ready to accept a US proposal to freeze the number of nuclear warheads and extend the...

Pakistan lifts ban on TikTok

Islamabad, Oct 19 (PTI) Pakistan's telecom watchdog on Monday unblocked the popular Chinese video-sharing app TikTok after the company assured authorities here that it...

Anwar warns Malaysia PM seeks emergency law to keep power

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (AP) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Friday he was concerned about reports that the prime minister is seeking the...

British PM Announces Three-Tier COVID-19 Lockdown System

London, Oct 13 (PTI): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday laid out the details of a new graded three-tier system of COVID-19 alert...

NATO to set up new space centre amid China, Russia concerns

Kester (Belgium), Oct 20 (AP) To a few of the locals, the top-secret, fenced-off installation on the hill is known as the radar station...

Justice Dept files landmark antitrust case against Google

Washington, Oct 20 (AP) The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and...

World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million

London, Oct 19 (AP) The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the...

G-20 suspends poor nations’ debt payments for 6 more months

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (AP) — The Group of 20 nations, representing the world’s biggest economies, agreed Wednesday to extend the suspension of debt payments...

5 takeaways from the government’s lawsuit against Google

Washington, Oct 21 (AP) The Justice Department's lawsuit against Google alleging antitrust violations marks the government's most significant attempt to protect competition since its...

Human rights groups oppose China, Russia, Saudis on UN rights body

United Nations, Oct 13 (AP): Human rights groups are urging the UN's 193 member nations to oppose seats on the world organisation's premiere rights...

China may not recognise British-issued Hong Kong passports

Beijing, Oct 23 (AP) China's foreign ministry said Friday it may decide not to recognise British-issued passports for Hong Kong residents in retaliation for...

US envoy warns new violence threatens Afghan peace process

Kabul, Oct 19 (AP) The US special envoy to Afghanistan warned on Monday that distressingly high levels of violence threaten to derail the ongoing...

Russia calls for collective security in Persian Gulf, US blames Iran

United Nations, Oct 21 (AP): Russia's foreign minister called for collective efforts to prevent a large-scale war in the Persian Gulf and got strong...

UK PM Johnson says time to get ready for ‘no deal’ Brexit

London, Oct 16 (PTI) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday issued a stark warning that the UK must now prepare for the prospect...

India, Nepal discuss increased flight connectivity and tourism circuits

Kathmandu, Oct 9 (PTI): Nepal's Culture and Civil Aviation Minister Yogesh Bhattarai met Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra on Thursday and discussed ways to...

Philippine military chief says no major risk from China-backed towers

Manila, Oct 13 (AP): The Philippine military chief said Tuesday there is virtually no risk that towers and communications equipment to be put up...

Azerbaijan claims Armenian strike outside Nagorno-Karabakh

Baku, Oct 16 (AP) Azerbaijani authorities on Friday accused Armenia of expanding the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh by shelling a different region in Azerbaijan, a...

16 people killed after landslide hits passenger bus in Gilgit-Baltistan

Islamabad, Oct 18 (PTI) At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when a bus they were travelling in fell into a deep ditch...