Egyptian court confirms death sentence on ex-president

Egyptian court confirms death sentence on ex-president

Cairo, June 16 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to death on Tuesday over a prison break in 2011, confirming a preliminary death sentence issued in May.   Earlier in the day, Morsi was also sentenced to life imprisonment related to charges of espionage with foreign powers – including Hamas, […]

71 killed in airstrikes, clashes with IS in Iraq

Baghdad, June 16 (IANS) At least 71 people were killed on Monday in US-led coalition airstrikes and clashes between the Iraqi security forces and militants of Islamic State (IS) group in the provinces of Anbar, Nineveh and Salahudin, authorities said.   In Anbar province, the security forces and allied militias, known as Hashd Shaabi, or […]

Seoul provides emergency aid to schools over MERS spread

Seoul, June 15 (IANS) This South Korean capital has provided emergency financial aid to elementary schools and kindergartens to help contain the spread of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that has claimed 16 lives in the country.   The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Sunday approved 1.9 billion won ($1.7 million) in aid for schools at […]

Climate Change storm awaits the Pope’s environment letter

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 14 (REUTERS): Pope Francis will call on all people to be “stewards of creation” and address the hot-button topic of climate change on Thursday in the most feverishly awaited papal encyclical in decades. By making environmental protection a moral imperative, his intervention could spur the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to lobby policymakers […]

41 killed in Iraqi province as US advisors arrive

Baghdad, June 13 (IANS) Up to 80 US military advisors arrived in Iraq’s western province of Anbar to train Iraqi forces and Sunni tribal fighters on Saturday, while suicide car bombers and an air strike against the Islamic State (IS) militants killed 41 people across the volatile province, a provincial official and a security source […]

Myanmar to monitor ethnic group’s movements after ceasefire

Yangon, June 12 (IANS) The Myanmar government said on Friday that it will be closely watching the Kokang ethnic army’s movements following the unilateral ceasefire declared by the group on Wednesday. [google_ad_728_90_text] Director of the President’s Office U Zaw Htay said the government would monitor the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army’s (MNDAA) movements to see […]

Pakistan parliament passes resolutions against India

Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) The Pakistani parliament on Thursday unanimously passed resolutions condemning recent anti-Pakistan statements made by the Indian leadership. [google_ad_728_90_text]   A resolution was tabled in the National Assembly by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Addressing the assembly, Dar said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi openly accepted India’s role in breaking up Pakistan […]

47 die in Nepal landslide, scores missing

Kathmandu, June 11 (IANS) At least 47 people were killed and 80 injured when a landslide swept away a number of villages of Taplejung district in Nepal, officials said. [google_ad_728_90_text] Many more were reported missing in the disaster on Wednesday evening. Police said 16 bodies had been recovered.   The affected regions are located in […]

Pakistan is not Myanmar, says Islamabad

Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday said that India should not have any misconceptions about Islamabad since it is different as compared to Myanmar, an official statement said.   The Indian Army struck inside Myanmar on Tuesday and killed a number of insurgents believed to be involved in the killing of 18 Indians soldiers […]

Pakistan, China sign deal to build patrol vessels

Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan and China signed an agreement on Wednesday for construction of six patrol vessels for the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA). [google_ad_728_90_text] The agreement was signed during a ceremony at the ministry of defence production (MoDP) in Rawalpindi, Dawn reported.   The documents were signed by China Ship Trading Company (CSTC) […]

Egypt police foil suicide attack at tourism site

Cairo, June 10 (IANS) Egyptian police foiled a suicide attack on Wednesday near the ancient Karnak temple in the Upper Egypt city of Luxor, security sources told Xinhua news agency. [google_ad_728_90_text] According to the sources, four terrorists with machine guns tried to break into the tourist site, but the police guarding the temple opened fire […]

Pakistan slams Modi’s statement in Dhaka

Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday slammed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s acknowledgement of his country’s involvement in the 1971 war, saying his statement confirms India’s negative role against a sovereign neighbouring state.   “Indian politicians not only indulge in actions that are in violation of the United Nations’ Charter but also take pride […]