Abu Dhabi includes Hindi as third official court language

DUBAI, February 10: In a landmark decision, Abu Dhabi has included Hindi as the third official language used in its courts, alongside Arabic and English, as part of a move designed to improve access to justice. The Abu Dhabi Judicial…

UK’s May to promise more Brexit debates in push for more negotiating time

LONDON, February 10: British Prime Minister Theresa May will later this week pledge to give parliament another chance to voice their opinions on Brexit by February 27, a government source said, as she tries to buy more time to negotiate…

Thai princess’ bid for PM scuttled as party obeys royal command

Bangkok, February 9: A new Thai political party vowed Saturday to obey a command from the king blocking the candidacy of a princess for prime minister in a dramatic reversal that appeared to boost the junta’s chances ahead of March…

For Valentine’s Day, Nepal to import over 1.5 lakh roses from India

Kathmandu, February 9: With the start of Valentine’s week, Nepal has witnessed a surge in the import of roses from India. According to the Floriculture Association Nepal (FAN), about 160,000 stems of roses worth NPR 15 million would be imported…

UK starts hiring for new Brexit Crisis Centre: Report

LONDON, February 9: The UK government has begun hiring for jobs in a new crisis command and control centre to be set up to tackle a chaotic no-deal Brexit next month, a media report said today. Briefing notes, seen by…

US announces 2 women economic empowerment programmes in India

WASHINGTON, February 8: The Donald Trump administration has announced that it will launch two projects in India in partnership with the private sector as part of its historic initiative to empower 50 million women globally to tap their economic potential.…

Thai princess to run for PM with Shinawatra party

Bangkok, February 8: A Thai princess will stand as a candidate for prime minister in upcoming elections for a party run by the divisive Shinawatra political clan, a stunning twist that deals a blow to the ruling junta’s hopes of…

Islamic State terror group will lose remaining territory within week: Trump

Washington, February 7: The Islamic State (ISIS) will be “100 per cent” defeated in Iraq and Syria by next week, US President Donald Trump has claimed as he boasted his administration’s new approach for directly confronting the terror outfit’s “wicked”…

Russia plans to invest USD 14 bn in Pakistan’s energy sector

Islamabad, February 7: Cash-strapped Pakistan is set to receive an integrated Russian investment package of USD 14 billion for the country’s energy sector, including offshore gas pipeline and underground storage projects, a media report said Thursday. A Russian delegation headed…

US blocks UN move to defend Hebron mission

United Nations, February 7: The United States on Wednesday blocked a proposed UN Security Council statement expressing regret over Israel’s decision to end an international observer force in the West Bank city of Hebron, diplomats said. Kuwait and Indonesia had…