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India To Invest $50 Mn To Boost Capacity Building In Palestine

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They discussed the full range of India-Palestine ties following which the two sides signed six agreements worth around $50 million that includes setting up of a $30 million super speciality hospital in Beit Sahur. He said India remains "committed to Palestinian national rights ", but stopped short of offering support for Abbas' political agenda. Speaking to journalists in New Delhi , she said the relationship between the two countries has developed from a commercial one to a strategic ... Read More »

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators thrown out of Olympics

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North Korea did prove it was capable of a charm offensive, a stark contrast from the past year when Kim Jong Un and President Trump have traded insults and dire threats. The two sides stressed on Saturday that they were interested in maintaining movement toward peace . Not only were the Pences the only people in the VIP box - which included South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - to not stand during the demonstration, they couldn't even be bothered to ... Read More »

Modi applauds 'vibrant relationship' between India, Gulf

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But we are not satisfied with this, we want to improve even more. "It is a matter of pride for not only me but also the 125 Crore people of India that I have been called as the Chief Guest at the 6th edition of World Govt Summit: PM Narendra Modi in Dubai #ModiInUAE", he said. Read More »

Saudi scholar: Women need not wear abaya robes

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Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutlaq-a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, on his television show said that the Muslim women must dress in an appropriate modest way, but this does not mean that they should necessarily wear an abaya. However, only government-appointed clerics associated with the Council of Senior Scholars can issue fatwas, which form the basis of Saudi's laws, so a reform is neither completely out of the question. Read More »

Priest and worshippers hurt in sword attack in Indonesian church

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Extremists have carried out a series of attacks against Christians and other minorities in the mainly Muslim country. Worshipper Andhi Cahyo said a few minutes after the service started, a congregation member ran in with a bleeding head while he was chased by a young man holding a sharp weapon. Read More »

India supports sovereign and independent Palestine

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Prime Minister Modi, who is on his maiden trip to Palestine, will be received by President Mahmoud Abbas before the ceremonial welcome in the compound of the Presidential Headquarters, also known as Muqata'a. "Modi chose Amman , but not Jerusalem as a transit for his visit to Ramallah â€" ostensibly in keeping with his government's policy of de-linking its ties with Palestine and Israel. Read More »

Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

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Vice President Mike Pence is facing backlash for his staunch efforts to ignore North Korean officials at the Winter Olympic Games , even as the two Koreas continued their temporary truce, marching and competing as one team. Moon is eager to use Kim Yo Jong's presence at the games to restore regular communication with North Korea and eventually pull it into nuclear talks. Read More »

Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Madrid thrash Sociedad

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Neymar's PSG will lock horns with Real Madrid , who are a staggering 19 points behind league leaders Barcelona, in the knockout phase of the Champions League . It was Sociedad's turn to be denied by the post in the 53rd minute. Ronaldo's treble of goals on Saturday fueled a 5-2 victory at home over a disconcerted Real Sociedad , which barely offered resistance in a first half dominated by Madrid. Read More »

South Korea's leader invited to visit North Korea

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A Blue House official said Moon "practically accepted" the invitation. To pave the way for the North's participation at Pyeongchang, South Korea had delayed the annual exercises with US forces, which usually take place between February and March, until after the Olympics . Read More »

Malcolm Turnbull to apologise to abuse victims

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The apology by Malcolm Turnbull will increase pressure on both state authorities and religious institutions to sign up to a scheme to compensate the victims. Turnbull urged state governments and institutions to commit to the scheme, which is due to start in July, in remarks supported by Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten who was part of the previous government when it ordered the inquiry. Read More »

VP Pence: US, South Korea, Japan Committed To Ending NK Threats

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Kim Jong-il, Kim's father, had met with two South Korean presidents in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, before his death in 2011: with President Kim Dae-jung in 2000, and with President Roh Moo-hyun in 2007. "Kim Jong Un is clearly serious about reviving talks with the South to improve relations", said Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Dongguk University and a security adviser to Moon. Read More »

WH response to abuse claims shines light on victims' fears

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President Donald Trump on Saturday pushed back on the #MeToo movement, which urges women to speak out about sexual misconduct toward them, saying "lives are being shattered" by "mere allegations". During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump would address massive crowds to chants of "lock her up", referencing his political opponent, Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Beijing police detain man after knife attack in shopping district

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Beijing police said in a short statement the man had been detained after a knife attack at the Joy City Mall in the Xidan district of the capital. A witness who was dining at a restaurant on the fifth floor said that she saw a man suddenly took a knife out of his bag and started hacking people indiscriminately. Read More »

Rabita Committee sacks Dr Farooq Sattar as MQMP convener

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An explanation has been sought from the members over convening the committee meeting in Sattar's absence and writing a letter to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). "The conspiracy has been revealed and the cat has come out of the bag now", he said. He said he has not been deploying the "stick" which the MQM founder previously used for the leadership. Read More »

ECP issues notices to Imran, others for addressing Lodhran meeting

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The PTI chief has been issued such notices in the past as well. Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz complain that their questions are not being answered. "Amir Boxer had stated that he used to kill people on the directive of Mr Sharif", he alleged. "We did not come out on the streets like Nawaz Sharif did", he said. Read More »

Did Anyone Really Believe The Steele Dossier? #HeadsMustRoll

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Two Republican senators, Chuck Grassley and... "It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele's work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch on " Trump tweeted Saturday. "Who prepared it? What did they know?" "The application does not mention Steele was ultimately working on behalf of - and paid by - the DNC and Clinton campaign", the paper adds. Read More »

At least 19 dead after double-decker bus crash in Hong Kong

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The driver was suspected of being over the speed limit as he went down a slope and lost control of the vehicle, senior traffic superintendent Lee Chi-wai told reporters. Local media reports said the bus tipped over, and quoted passengers as saying it was full and traveling very fast. It was really chaotic in the bus. Read More »

Russian Federation sends North Korean 'slave' labourers home

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Kazakova explained that the North Koreans were free to work in Russian Federation as long as their visas remained valid. Alongside China, Russia is the world's biggest user of - mostly forced - labor from North Korea . Approximately 12,000 North Korean migrants work in the country's eastern Primorsky Krai region, said Alexander Matsegora, Russia's ambassador to North Korea. Read More »

'Horrific murder spree' in Kentucky leaves 5 dead, incl gunman

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The sheriff, Dwayne Price , said two bodies were found at a McKenzie Branch residence in the Flat Ga area, prompting a search for a suspect. A witness saw the suspect, identified as Joseph Nickell, escape the home in a black vehicle, which was later found parked outside an apartment complex in Paintsville. Read More »

Donald Trump accuses Democrats of playing politics with memo

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The White House included a letter signed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray that says they have identified portions of the Democratic memo that would raise national security or law enforcement concerns if released publicly. Read More »

Why is the Syrian War still raging?

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The surge in violence comes on the heels of who was shot down over Idlib province on Saturday. The Turkish government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have reacted strongly to people who oppose the operation, and prosecutor's offices have initiated investigations into people who share social media messages critical of the operation. Read More »

Russian plane crashes in Moscow region

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A passenger plane with 71 people on board has crashed after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport, according to the local media. The Saratov Airlines An-148 jet, was en route to the city of Orsk when it vanished from radar. Media outlets in Russian Federation are reporting that passengers' bodies have been found near the small town of Zvyozdny, near Moscow, and that the plane wreckage has been located. Read More »

South Korea historian pins hope on ancient past

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Two players, one South Korean and the other North Korean, appeared on the opening ceremony and climbed stairs together with the Olympic torch that they handed to Olympic champion figure skater Yuna Kim. The South Korean public hasn't completely embraced hockey history. During Saturday's meeting with the North Korean visitors, Moon said an early meeting between the USA and North Korea was necessary to further the relationship between South and North Korea, urging Pyongyang to respond ... Read More »

Maldives to deport arrested Indian, British journalist

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Speaking on the matter Indian foreign ministry spokesperson said, "We have asked our Embassy officials to get in touch with the local authorities to ascertain more details of the case". Maldivian opposition supporters holds placards near the main opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) headquarters during a protest demanding the government to release jailed opposition leaders, including former Presidents Mohamed Nasheed and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in line with a last week Supreme Court ... Read More »