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Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy

Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy

London, Mar 18  (AP) Britain’s foreign secretary said Sunday that the trail of blame for the poisoning of a former spy “leads inexorably to the Kremlin,” after a Russian envoy suggested the nerve agent involved could have come from a UK lab. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britain has evidence that Russia has been stockpiling […]

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Pak ‘must do more’ against terror groups: US

Washington, Mar 18 : The US has told Pakistan that it “must do more” against Taliban and other terror groups operating in the country, warning that the Trump administration is ready to take unilateral measures if Islamabad failed to stop cross-border attacks from its soil. The warning, given at a news briefing yesterday, followed the […]

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Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

Moscow, Mar 18 (AFP) Russians voted today in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning. With the vast country stretching across 11 time zones, polls opened in the Russian far east at 2000 […]

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Seven militants sentenced to death for killing Sufi shrine caretaker

Dhaka Mar 18 : Seven militants, including neo-JMB terror group’s regional chief, were sentenced to death today  in Bangladesh for killing a Sufi shrine caretaker in 2015, according to a media report. The militants hacked Rahmat Ali, the caretaker of a shrine, and slit his throat on November 10, 2015, Daily Star reported. Police filed […]

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India, US two-plus-two dialogue postponed: US official

Washington, Mar 18 : The first Indo-US two-plus-two dialogue has been postponed due to the uncertainty over the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as the new Secretary of State, an American official said after President Donald Trump fired Rex Tillerson. The two-day dialogue, announced last summer when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a successful meeting with […]

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Chinese Premier Li re-elected for second five-year term

Beijing, Mar 18 : Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the no. 2 leader of the ruling Communist Party, was today re-elected for a second five-year tenure by China’s rubber-stamp parliament, a day after Xi Jinping was re-appointed as the president with no limits on the number of terms he can serve. Li, 62, who was nominated […]

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  Kathmandu, Mar 18: Nepal’s Left alliance government will maintain a “mutually beneficial” relationship with India and China to seek economic benefits from both the Asian giants, the country’s newly-appointed Foreign Affairs Minister said today. Pradeep Gyawali, who was inducted on Friday, also said that the Nepal government had started preparations as it expects both […]

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Lanka Prez Sirisena lifts nationwide state of emergency

Colombo, Mar 18 : Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena today lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed on March 6 for the first time since the civil war following days of communal violence between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in the country. President Sirisena, who returned to Sri Lanka last night from an official […]

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Taliban claims deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

Taliban claims deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

Kabul, Mar 17 (AFP)  A car bomb explosion claimed by the Taliban in Kabul today killed at least two civilians, as the militants maintain pressure on the capital amid growing calls for peace talks. Several others were wounded in the morning rush-hour suicide blast in an industrial area of the city that the Afghan interior […]

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Russia expels 23 British diplomats in spy-poisoning response

Moscow, Mar 17 (AP) Russia today announced it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. The Russian Foreign Ministry also said in a statement that it is ordering the closure of the British Council, a […]