Malaysia to release report on missing Flight MH370 on July 30

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20: Malaysia will release on July 30 a long-awaited report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the transport minister said on Friday. In May, Malaysia called off a privately-funded underwater search for the aircraft, which…

China is on “wrong side” of religious freedom, says US Secretary of State

WASHINGTON, July 20: China is on the “wrong side” on the issue of religious freedom, a fundamental human right, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said stressing that America was opposed to “religious intolerance” in any country whether it…

Money, medicines, increased maternity leave if you make more babies, says China

Beijing, July 19: A worried China is handing out financial subsidies and extended paid maternity leave to push couples to have a second child as the country continues to grapple with falling births despite the government doing away with the…

UK likely to go for ‘soft’ Brexit: David Cameron

Kolkata, July 19: Former British prime minister David Cameron said today the UK would likely go for a “soft” Brexit by staying close to the European Union and having proper trading arrangements with member-states of the economic grouping. Cameron, the…

Sharif, Maryam to be shifted from Adiala to Sihala jail amid ‘security fears’

Lahore, July 19: Jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam may be shifted from the high-security Adiala jail to Sihala Rest House, which has been converted into a sub-jail in the suburbs of Islamabad after some prisoners…

ISIS follower found guilty of terror plot to kill British PM

London, July 19: A Bangladeshi-origin Briton who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group has been found guilty of hatching a terror plot to behead Prime Minister Theresa May in a suicide attack on Downing Street. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, on…

Sustainable Development Goals will succeed if India succeeds: Puri

New York, July 18: The success of the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by world leaders to achieve a healthy, equitable and peaceful world, will depend on India, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said. The Minister of State…

UK: House of Commons passes trade bill, paves way for Brexit

London, July 18: The first step of a trade bill establishing the legal basis for Brexit has cleared the lower house of the British parliament with a vote of 317 in favour and 286 against. The House of Commons gave…

Elon Musk apologises to British caver for ‘pedo’ slur

Washington, July 18: Elon Musk has apologised for calling a British caver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from a cave a “pedo”, retracting a comment that had drawn widespread outrage and briefly sent shares in Tesla tumbling. Tesla CEO…

Disappointed over Kashmir human rights report criticism: UNHCR

Geneva, July 18: The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) on Tuesday quashed the criticisms levelled by the Indian authorities and media for its human rights report on Kashmir released recently, and expressed “deep disappointment” over the reaction.…