UK government loses Brexit case

UK government loses Brexit case

LONDON: The UK government on Tuesday lost a landmark legal challenge after the Supreme Court ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May must seek Parliament’s consent to take Britain out of the European Union (EU). The judgement means the British Prime Minister cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to officially begin Brexit negotiations with […]

South China Sea dispute: Trump admin warns China, gets warned back

South China Sea dispute: Trump admin warns China, gets warned back

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: In a stern warning to China, the US has vowed to “protect its interests” in the disputed South China Sea and defend international territories from being taken over by “one country”, evoking an angry response from Beijing which claimed “indisputable sovereignty” over the region. “I think areas in the South China Sea that are […]

Muslim family gets heartwarming letter post Donald Trump inauguration

Muslim family gets heartwarming letter post Donald Trump inauguration

New York: A Muslim family in the US were pleasantly surprised to receive a heartwarming letter from their neigbours, offering support to them to live without discrimination. Abubaker Amry, who has lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for nearly four decades, said he and his neighbours do not interact much beyond a cordial “Hello,” so the note […]

25 killed, 50 injured in market blast in Pak’s Kurram agency

25 killed, 50 injured in market blast in Pak’s Kurram agency

PESHAWAR: A powerful explosion on Saturday ripped through a crowded vegetable market in minority Shias dominated Parachinar in northwest Pakistan’s restive Kurram tribal agency, killing at least 25 people and injuring 50 others. The blast – claimed by Tehrik-i-Taliban – occurred at the market inside Eidgah Bazaar in Parachinar, the administrative headquar-ters of the agency […]

Four tweets, 14 million followers

Four tweets, 14 million followers

WASHINGTON: In less than 12 hours after being inaugurated as the 45th President of the US, Donald Trump, an avid Twitter user, has as many as 14 million followers. In fact, his POTUS account was fast catching up with his personal Twitter handle @RealDonaldTrump where he has 20.9 mil-lion followers that he has earned in […]

Obama and Michelle tweet one final time

Obama and Michelle tweet one final time

WASHINGTON: Promising to be “right there” with the US citizens at every step, Barack Obama in his final tweet as the 44th President of the United States on Saturday thanked his countrymen, saying serving them was the “honour of his life”. “It’s been the honour of my life to serve you. You made me a […]

UK advocates Kashmir solution but no mediation

UK advocates Kashmir solution but no mediation

London: The UK can neither “prescribe” a solution to the Kashmir issue nor act as a mediator, the British government has said, asserting that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting solution to the problem. “India and Pakistan are both long-standing and important friends of the United Kingdom and we have significant […]

TRUMP’S SWEARING-IN at 58th PRESIDENTIAL inauguration ceremony

TRUMP’S SWEARING-IN at 58th PRESIDENTIAL inauguration ceremony

WASHINGTON: When President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the US today, this will be the 58th formal presidential inaugural ceremony since 1789. In all, US Presidents have been sworn into office 70 times – usually in public, sometimes in private following the death or resignation of a President, or because […]

Constructive ties with Russia in interest of US, world: Obama

Constructive ties with Russia in interest of US, world: Obama

WASHINGTON: Outgoing US President Barack Obama on Thursday said having a “constructive” relationship with Russia is in the interest of America and the world and admitted that bilateral ties had reverted to an “adversarial spirit” during Vladimir Putin’s presidency. “I think it is in America’s interest and the world’s interest that we have a constructive […]

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