EU leaders approve ‘tragic’ Brexit deal

Brussels, November 25: European Union leaders on Sunday approved a historic Brexit deal, holding out hopes of close future ties even as one declared Britain’s withdrawal after four decades a “tragedy”. The 27 leaders of the bloc met without Prime…

Lankan President vows never to reappoint Wickremesinghe as PM

Colombo, November 25: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday made it clear that he would never reappoint ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe even as he accepted that the action of removing his arch-rival has created “some form of political…

Russia poses bigger threat to UK’s security than terror groups: Army chief

London, November 24: Russia “indisputably” now poses a bigger threat to Britain’s security than terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda, the head of the British army said in an interview published Saturday. General Mark Carleton-Smith warned Moscow had…

Iran urges Muslims to unite against US, including Saudi ‘brothers’

Tehran, November 24: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Muslims worldwide on Saturday to unite against the United States and assured Saudis they were “brothers” who had nothing to fear from Tehran. US President Donald Trump abandoned a landmark 2015 nuclear…

Lankan Prez Sirisena to pen book on current political crisis

Colombo, November 24: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who last month abruptly sacked prime minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapksa, will write a book on his “unsuccessful political marriage” with the ousted premier. Sirisena’s controversial…

Jamal Khashoggi’s daughters promise to keep his legacy alive

WASHINGTON, November 24: In a poignant farewell to their father published in The Washington Post, the daughters of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vowed that “his light would never fade” and that his legacy lived through them. Khashoggi, former Saudi…

Women’s fight for toilets in rural Pakistan

Basti Ameerwala, Pakistan, November 24: For as long as she can remember, Ayeesha Siddiqua has fought her male relatives for access to toilets — but a sanitation drive by new premier Imran Khan could make life easier for women in…

Terror attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi foiled; 5 killed

Karachi, November 23: Three heavily-armed suicide bombers on Friday stormed the Chinese consulate in Pakistan’s largest metropolis Karachi, killing two policemen before being shot dead by security forces which foiled the daring attack in the high-security zone, authorities said. The…

25 killed, 35 injured as powerful blast rips through market in Pak’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar, November 23: A powerful bomb blast ripped through a busy market outside a religious seminary in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday, killing at least 25 people and injuring over 35 others, officials said. The explosive material was…

China hopes for trade war solution at G20 Xi-Trump talks

Beijing, November 23: China said Friday it hopes US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping can find a solution to the trade war when they meet at the G20 summit next week. The talks in Argentina come as…