International

Pakistan releases video of Kulbhushan Jadhav 'statement' on mother's visit

  

PNS Desk: Pakistan has released another video featuring Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, in which he's heard saying that he saw an Indian diplomat "yelling" at his mother and his wife during their Christmas day visit with him in Islamabad, reported Dawn."Why were Indian diplomats yelling at my mother after her meeting with me?" he is seen asking in the video. "During the meeting, it looked like my mother had been beaten and brought here on a plane," he's further heard...

Trump-Bannon row: White House lawyers issue cease-and-desist order

  

PNS Desk: US President Donald Trump's lawyers have written to his former strategist Steve Bannon, saying he has violated a non-disclosure agreement.The cease-and-desist notice accuses Mr Bannon of defaming the president in speaking to author Michael Wolff.Mr Wolff's forthcoming tell-all book describes the president as being unprepared for the job.Mr Trump responded by saying Mr Bannon had "lost his mind" after losing his White House position.His lawyers said Mr Bannon had...

A mass grave found in Rakhaine state

  

Pns: Myanmar’s army said on Monday that security forces have discovered a mass grave on the edge of a village in Rakhine State, and have launched an investigation.A violent crackdown by the security forces in response to attacks by militants in the state has caused around 650,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh in recent months.In a statement posted on the Facebook page of the military’s commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the army said the unidentified bodies...

65 journalists and media workers killed globally this year: RSF

  

Pns: Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017, according to annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday.Among them were 50 professional reporters, the lowest toll in 14 years. However, the downward trend is due at least in part to journalists giving up working in the world’s deadliest spots.War-torn Syria remains the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, RSF said, with 12 reporters killed, followed by Mexico...

New York bomb suspect Akayed warned Trump on Facebook

  

Pns: The man who faces terror charges over Monday’s bus terminal bombing in New York posted a warning to President Donald trump just before the attack.“Trump you failed to protect your nation,” it read. The post by Akayed Ullah was revealed in charges filed by federal prosecutors on Tuesday.They say the 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant carried out the bombing inspired by the Islamic State group.He wounded himself and three others in Monday morning’s attack.Mr Ullah is...

Plot to kill UK PM Theresa foiled: Report

  

Pns: The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that two men arrested last week had been charged with terrorism offenses and would appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the men were arrested by its Counter Terrorism Command on Nov. 28.It identified them as Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, of north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, of south-east Birmingham.Sky News reported on Tuesday, citing sources, that police had...

US to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

  

Pns: US President Donald Trump will unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, senior administration officials say.But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.The news comes ahead of an expected speech by Mr Trump on Wednesday.Arab leaders earlier warned against moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with one saying this would be "a flagrant provocation to Muslims".Israel has always regarded Jerusalem...

North Korea launches 'ballistic missile', capable of striking anywhere in US

  

Pns: Donald Trump has vowed to "take care of it" after North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that it said was capable of striking any target in the United States. The missile, launched early on Wednesday, landed in Japanese waters.The US President was briefed while the missile was in the air, the White House said, and later declared: “It is a situation that we will handle."The announcement of the new "Hwasong-15" missile, made...

Saudi prince freed in $1 billion settlement agreement

  

Pns: Miteb, 65, son of the late King Abdullah and former head of the elite National Guard, was among dozens of royal family members, ministers and senior officials who were rounded up in a graft inquiry partly aimed at strengthening the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying more than $1 billion, a Saudi official said on...

Pope begins in first public Mass in Myanmar

  

Pns: Pope Francis has celebrated his first public Mass in Myanmar, staunchly defending ethnic rights in a nation facing accusations of ethnic cleansing.Some 150,000 followers attended the Mass in the city of Yangon.Francis referred to the “wounds of violence” from ethnic conflict but urged people to shun revenge, saying it was “not the way of Jesus”.He again avoided the term Rohingya, the Muslim community of whom 620,000 people have fled to Bangladesh since August.The UN has...

Developed by Diligent InfoTech