Sri Lanka’s Parliament passes no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Rajapaksa

Colombo, November 14: In a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against the government headed by his controversially-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Parliament on Wednesday met for the first…

India tough trade negotiator, says Trump at WH Diwali celebrations

Washington, November 14: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday described India as “very good negotiators” as he celebrated Diwali in the White House along with top Indian-Americans and said he is “grateful” for his friendship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.…

PM Theresa May set for Cabinet clash over Brexit deal

London, November 14: Prime Minister Theresa May will face a major showdown with her Cabinet ministers on Wednesday as the UK’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union enters a crucial stage. Downing Street has said that the UK and the…

NATO chief voices concern about Chinese missiles

BERLIN, November 13: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday voiced concern about Chinese as well as Russian mediumrange missiles and urged Beijing to join an international nuclear arms control treaty. “We see that China is investing heavily in new, modern…

Sri Lanka Supreme Court overturns dissolution of parliament

COLOMBO, November 13: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. The island nation has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since Sirisena sacked…

‘You no longer represent symbol of hope,’ Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

London, November 13: Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader’s “indifference” to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims. It was the latest in a string…

US security chief Bolton vows to ‘squeeze’ Iran

Singapore, November 13: US National Security Advisor John Bolton vowed Tuesday to “squeeze” Iran “until the pips squeak”, a week after a tough new round of sanctions came into force. President Donald Trump has dramatically increased pressure on Tehran, withdrawing…

2,382 Indians languishing in US jails for illegally crossing border, reveals latest data

Washington, November 13: Nearly 2,400 Indians are languishing in various American jails for illegally crossing the US border to seek asylum in the country, according to the latest figures. These detainees, a significant number of whom are from Punjab, are…

Sirisena’s political calculations go haywire: US experts on Lanka crisis

Washington, November 12: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to dismiss Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with Mahinda Rajapaksa was a “poor decision” that went haywire, prominent think tanks in the US said, emphasising on the need of…

Indian-American Tulsi Gabbard planning to run for US presidency in 2020: Report

Washington, November 12: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker from Hawaii in the US Congress, is considering to run for American presidency in 2020, according to sources close to her. On Friday, at a Medtronic conference in Los Angeles an…