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EU urges Lanka to replace anti-terror law in compliance with global norms

EU urges Lanka to replace anti-terror law in compliance with global norms

Colombo, Feb 16 :  The EU has urged Sri Lanka to repeal its controversial anti-terror law and replace with a new one in compliance with the international norms. Sri Lanka’s human rights record, particularly over the impunity enjoyed by law enforcement officers, has been the subject of international condemnation. The country has been grappling with […]

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World leaders condemn Pulwama Fidayeen attack

World leaders condemn Pulwama Fidayeen attack

Washington/Moscow, Feb 15 : Countries from across the globe, including the US, Russia, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, have condemned the Pulwama suicide attack carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and extended support to India in the “fight against terrorism”. At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and many injured on Thursday in one […]

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Trump to declare national emergency to build border wall

Trump to declare national emergency to build border wall

Washington, Feb 15:  US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order declaring a national emergency, which will empower him to fund the construction of a massive wall along the US-Mexico border to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country and curb drug smuggling. The move would help Trump get USD 5.6 billion for the […]

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War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

Munich, Feb 15 :  At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday. In the 10 worst-hit countries, a conservative estimate of 550,000 infants died as a result of fighting between 2013 and 2017. They succumbed to […]

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Venezuela at UN enlists countries in show of support

Venezuela at UN enlists countries in show of support

United Nations (US), Feb 15:  Russia and China joined Cuba, Iran, North Korea and several other countries at the United Nations on Thursday to show support for Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in his showdown with the United States. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told reporters the newly-formed support group would take action in the coming […]

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China again says no to back India’s bid to list JeM chief Azhar as ‘global terrorist’ by UN

China again says no to back India’s bid to list JeM chief Azhar as ‘global terrorist’ by UN

Beijing, Feb 15 :  China on Friday condemned the Pulwama terror attack carried out by a Jaish suicide bomber but once again declined to back India’s appeal to list the Pakistan-based militant group’s chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by the UN. At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday […]

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Suicide attack on bus kills 27 Iran Revolutionary Guards

Suicide attack on bus kills 27 Iran Revolutionary Guards

Tehran, Feb 14 :  A suicide car bombing on a Revolutionary Guards bus in southeastern Iran killed 27 troops on Wednesday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the elite forces in years. The assault came as the troops were returning from a border patrol mission, the Guards said in a statement. “In this terrorist […]

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Afghan Taliban announce talks with US in Pakistan

Afghan Taliban announce talks with US in Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 14 :  The Taliban said Wednesday its negotiators would next week meet the top US and Pakistani officials including Prime Minister Imran Khan during a key round of talks in Islamabad as part of the ongoing Afghan peace talks. Neither Washington nor Islamabad immediately confirmed the announcement by the Taliban. On the “formal […]

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Rebuking Trump, House votes to end US help in Saudi’s Yemen war

Rebuking Trump, House votes to end US help in Saudi’s Yemen war

Washington, Feb 14 :  The US House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to end American involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war effort in neighbouring Yemen, dealing a rebuke to President Donald Trump and his alliance with Riyadh. The chamber voted 248 to 177 to approve historic legislation that would direct the president within 30 days to “remove United […]

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Israel opposes UN council visit to Palestinian territories

Israel opposes UN council visit to Palestinian territories

United Nations (US), Feb 14:  Israel has told the UN Security Council that it opposes a planned visit by the top UN body to the Palestinian territories for a close-up look at the situation, Kuwait’s ambassador said Wednesday. Kuwait and other council members proposed the visit to the occupied territories during a meeting last week […]