Kim not weak leader; demonstrated tremendous capacity to lead N Korea: Pompeo

Washington, May 25: Kim Jong-un is not a weak leader and he has shown tremendous capacity to lead North Korea, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the only top US official to have met the reclusive leader twice in…

Bangladesh PM urges Myanmar to take back Rohingya Muslims

KOLKATA, May 25: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for international pressure on Myanmar to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have sought shelter in her country to escape military-led violence. Hasina says Bangladesh gave shelter…

Nearly 46 million young voters hold key to Pak elections

ISLAMABAD, May 25: Nearly 46 million young voters out of the 105 million eligible for voting in Pakistan will play a key role in determining the next government when the general election is expected to be held in July. The…

Ireland votes in ‘once-in-a-generation’ abortion referendum

DUBLIN, May 25: Ireland began voting on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a milestone on a path of change in a country that, only two decades ago, was one of Europe’s most socially conservative. Polls suggest Irish…

Iran seeks assurances on nuclear deal after US pullout

VIENNA, May 25: Iran will pull out of a landmark deal to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons unless it receives concrete guarantees that the economic incentives of the pact will be protected by the other parties, following the…

Anti-Sterlite protest: PIL in SC seeks action against police officials, NHRC probe

NEW DELHI, May 24: A Tamil Nadu-based advocate has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking action against the erring police officials and a probe by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in connection with the…

North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

Seoul, May 24: North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site on Thursday, media reported, as part of steps that have reduced tension on the Korean peninsula and raised the possibility of…

Trump calls off June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

SEOUL, May 24: US President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, even after North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site. Referring to…

Corruption cases result of high treason case instituted against Musharraf: Sharif

Islamabad, May 24: Pakistan’s embattled former premier Nawaz Sharif said today that the three corruption cases filed against him were a result of the high treason case he instituted against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. Sharif, 68, said the corruption…

China’s deep support, investment in Pak create challenges for India: Expert

New York, May 24: China’s deep support and investment in Pakistan create challenges for India and increasingly the “Pakistan issue is part of the China issue” in the broader range of topics in the India-US agenda, a top American expert…