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India will go out of its way to save Jadhav from death row: Swaraj

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday assured lawmakers that New Delhi would go “out of its way” to save sentenced spy Kulbhushan Jadhav from death row in Pakistan, according to Indian media reports. Calling Jadhav “a son of India”, Swaraj issued a warning to Pakistan saying, “I would caution the Pakistani government to consider the consequences for our bilateral relationship if they proceed on this matter.” “Our position is

Did Trump’s America violate international law?

The 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired last night at a Syrian military air base was the first direct US action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the regime that Moscow has protected since 2015. The strike was in retaliation for a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians on Monday. Russia, which was swift to secure its military personal as well as assets from Syrian bases after the warning by Washington Thursday,

Saudi finance minister says no income taxes for Saudi citizens

Saudi Arabia’s finance minister said on Sunday that citizens would not pay taxes on income and Saudi companies would not see their profits taxed under sweeping economic reforms being introduced in the oil-rich kingdom. The collapse in oil prices after mid-2014 has pushed Saudi Arabia to contemplate a radical overhaul of all parts of its economy, including new taxes, privatisations, a changed investment strategy and sharp cuts in government spending.

This is the Most Translated Fictional Book in the World

Just recently ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint Exupéry was translated into its 300thlanguage, officially making it the most translated book in the world, aside from religious texts. This makes ‘The Little Prince’ the most translated fictional book in the whole world. The Bible, which happens to be the most translated text, is excluded from this list. About ‘The Little Prince’ The cult classic was originally written in French

Egypt declares state of emergency after deadly church bombings

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has declared a three-month state of emergency in the country following twin church bombings that killed dozens of people on Sunday. Sisi, who in 2013 led the ouster of democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, announced the “state of emergency for three months” in a defiant speech at the presidential palace after a meeting of the national defence council. ‘A series of steps

U.S. fires 59 missiles at Syrian airfield in deadly response to ‘barbaric’ chemical attack

The U.S. military launched dozens of cruise missiles aimed at an airfield in Syria on Thursday — in retaliation for the country’s deadly chemical weapons attack against its own citizens. The bombardment was the first direct assault on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government taken by the U.S. since civil war broke out in the Middle East nation in 2011. “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in

Gunmen attack military hospital in Afghan capital

Gunmen, including at least one dressed as a doctor, attacked a military hospital close to the U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday and were engaging security forces inside the building, officials and witnesses said. A security official said the attack began with an explosion at the rear of the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital and three to five attackers with automatic weapons and hand grenades entered

May defeated as lawmakers demand power to reject final Brexit terms

Britain’s upper house of parliament voted on Tuesday to give lawmakers more power to reject the final terms of the country’s exit from the European Union, ignoring pleas from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government not to hamstring their negotiations. The vote, which passed by 366 to 268, attaches an extra condition to the “European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill” — legislation which will give May the power to trigger divorce

North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving

KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL: North Korea barred Malaysians from leaving the country on Tuesday, sparking tit-for-tat action by Malaysia, as police investigating the murder of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur sought to question three men hiding in the North Korean embassy. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak accused North Korea of “effectively holding our citizens hostage” and held an emergency meeting of his National Security Council. The United Nations called for calm

North Korea says missiles were drill for strike on US bases

Nuclear-armed North Korea said Tuesday its missile launches were training for a strike on US bases in Japan, as global condemnation of the regime swelled. Three of the four missiles fired Monday came down provocatively close to US ally Japan, in waters that are part of its exclusive economic zone, representing a challenge to US President Donald Trump. In separate phone calls, Trump—whose rhetoric on the campaign trail had raised