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Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday.The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the …

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North Korea, Cuba reject excessive US demands

SEOUL (Web Desk) Cuba and North Korea have jointly rejected the United States’ “unilateral and arbitrary” demands and expressed concern about escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula.Foreign Ministers Bruno Rodriguez of Cuba and Ri Yong-Ho of North Korea rejected the US’s excessive demands during a meeting in the Cuban capital …

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China challenging US position in Pacific region: Australia

CANBERRA (Web Desk) Australia has called on the United States to further increase its engagement in the Indo-Pacific region, warning of China’s growing influence.The United States has been the dominant power in our region throughout Australia’s post-Second World War history. Today, China is challenging America’s position,read a major Foreign Policy …

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Zimbabwe’s next leader says post-Mugabe era is ‘full democracy

HARARE (Web Desk) Zimbabwe’s incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa told adoring crowds in Harare on Wednesday that they were witnessing “unfolding full democracy” as he returned to take power after Robert Mugabe stepped down after 37 years in power.It was his first public speech since Mugabe fired him on November 6 …

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Bosnian Muslim leader urges Serbs to ‘accept the truth’

SARAJEVO (Web Desk) Bosnian Muslim leader Bakir Izetbegovic on Wednesday urged ethnic Serbs to “accept the truth” after a UN court sentenced Bosnian Serb wartime military chief Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment for genocide during the 1990s war.Accepting of the truth is the only path, the only way, that the …

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US pressed Saudis to ease Yemen blockade

WASINGTON (Web Desk) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Saudi Arabia to ease its blockade of Yemen, two sources said, just days before the Saudi-led military coalition announced on Wednesday it would let aid flow through the Yemeni port of Hodeidah and allow U.N. flights to the capital.It was …

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Russia denies resuming flights to Egypt

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russia is yet to resume flights to Egypt, Russia’s Interfax reported today, quoting the Russian transport minister, Maksim Sokolov.We have not yet received any information on this matter,” Sokolov stressed in a conference when he was asked the date of resuming g the Russian flights to Egypt.Russia …

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Russian baritone Hvorostovsky dies at 55

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 55.Hvorostovsky’s office said in a statement Wednesday that the acclaimed singer “died peacefully” earlier and was “surrounded by family” near his home in London.May the warmth of his voice and his spirit always …

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US hits 13 Chinese, North Korea entities with sanctions

NEW YORK (Web Desk) The United States Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on 13 North Korean and Chinese entities, accusing them of helping the North Korean government bypass restrictions that have already been in place and sustaining Pyongyang through trade.US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the new sanctions on Tuesday, …

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