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Khloe Kardashian flaunts Montana's name around her neck

April 23, 2014 at 1:18 AM

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian pays homage to her new boyfriend by wearing a necklace dedicated to rapper French Montana.

Most of chemical weapons removed from Syria: UN

April 22, 2014 at 7:13 AM

United Nations, April 22 (IANS) Approximately 80 percent of the chemical weapons materials have been shipped out of Syria or destroyed, a UN spokesperson said Monday.

Kerry urges Russia to help implement Ukraine deal

April 22, 2014 at 6:57 AM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Russia to "take concrete steps" to help implement the agreement aimed at defusing tensions in Ukraine.

India to host World Bridge Meet

April 21, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Chennai, April 21 (IANS) India will host the 2015 World Bridge Championships here, said Bridge Federation of India president N.R. Kirubakara Moorthy in a release.

White House launches reader-friendly online privacy policy

April 21, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Washington, April 21 (IANS) White House has unveiled its online privacy policy in a sleeker, reader-friendly way.

Ukraine halts operations against protestors over Easter

April 19, 2014 at 7:20 PM

London, April 19 (IANS) Ukraine has suspended its anti-terrorist operations against pro-Russian protestors over Easter and will resume them if they continued to occupy government offices, media reported Saturday.

UN outraged by South Sudan attacks

April 19, 2014 at 2:17 PM

New York, April 19 (IANS) The UN Security Council has expressed its outrage over recent armed attacks on civilians taking shelter at a UN base in South Sudan, an official statement said.

US warns of more sanctions on Russia

April 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Washington, April 19 (IANS) The White House Friday threatened additional sanctions on Russia in case of its failure to help calm down the tense situation in eastern Ukraine.

Obama to underscore continued focus on Asia

April 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Washington, April 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's trip to Asia next week is an "important opportunity" for him to underscore continued US focus on the region, the White House said Friday.

'PM hasn't got enough chances to speak in parliament'

April 18, 2014 at 3:28 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has always preferred to talk about politics on the floor of the House but in the last five years "parliament has not given him enough chances to speak", prime minister's media adviser Pankaj Pachauri said Friday.

'Best for Vietnam to withdraw from hosting 18th Asiad'

April 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Beijing, April 18 (IANS) A high ranking official from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Friday that it is best for Vietnam to withdraw from hosting the 18th Asian Games in 2019.

France, Germany discuss situation in Ukraine

April 18, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Paris, April 18 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande held phone talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy over the situation in Ukraine, the president's office said.

Obama warns Russia of new sanctions

April 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday spoke cautiously about an agreement on the Ukraine crisis and warned that Russia could face additional sanctions if situation fails to improve.

Obamacare enrollment hits eight million mark

April 18, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama announced Thursday that eight million

DU students, youth pitch for women rights

April 15, 2014 at 11:52 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Delhi University students and youths from nine urban settlements in the capital Tuesday released a charter of demands for India's policy makers, demanding safety, security for women, framing rights for the girl child and the right to education.

Ron Somers quits as head of US-India business body

April 15, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Washington, April 15 (IANS) US-India Business Council (USIBC) president Ron Somers is resigning his post after steering the premier business advocacy organization advancing US-India commercial ties for 10 years, to start a strategic consulting practice.

Putin signs order to appoint Crimea's interim head

April 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Moscow, April 15 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order appointing Sergei Aksyonov as the interim head of Crimea.

Miss America Nina Davuluri to join White House Easter Egg Roll

April 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Washington, April 15 (IANS) Nina Davuluri, the first Indian American and second Asian American to be chosen as Miss America, will be one of the readers on Storytime Stage at this year's White House Easter Egg Roll.

Russia warns of civil war in Ukraine

April 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Vienna, April 15 (IANS) Russia is concerned that the use of armed force against pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine may lead to civil war, Moscow's ambassador to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Monday.

65 percent of Syria's chemical weapons removed: OPCW

April 15, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Damascus, April 14 (IANS) About 65 percent of Syria's chemical weapons have been removed so far, Syria-based joint mission of the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Monday.

West will be responsible for Ukraine escalation: Russia

April 14, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Moscow, April 14 (IANS) Russia has said Western countries will bear the responsibility if the crisis in eastern Ukraine escalates.

Crisis in Ukraine takes dangerous turn: Russia

April 14, 2014 at 2:04 AM

Moscow, April 14 (IANS) The situation in southeastern Ukraine is taking a dangerous turn, the Russian foreign ministry said Sunday.

Romance with nature, circuses mark Pakistani fashion gala's ultimate day

April 14, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Lahore, April 14 (IANS) The concluding day of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 Sunday was devoted to a romance with nature and life with designers like Zara Shahjahan and label Saira Shakira showcasing designs inspired by jungle flora and circuses respectively.

Sensuality, glamour mark Rizwan Beyg's show at Pakistan fashion gala

April 13, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Lahore, April 13 (IANS) Already known for the grandeur of his bridal designs and couture range, designer Rizwan Beyg went a notch above at the final day of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 Sunday as he showcased a collection that had everything a modern woman wants in her closet - glamorous and sensual but at the same time, wearable.

AI to generate cash from rentals, in-flight ads

April 13, 2014 at 2:12 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Cash-strapped national carrier Air India is all set to rent out its excess property across the country and encourage in-flight advertising to augment revenues.

Iman Ahmed's hand-printed range a treat for fabric lovers

April 13, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Lahore, April 13 (IANS) Acclaimed Pakistani designer Iman Ahmed presented a collection consisting of hand-printed and hand-dyed pieces at the ongoing PFDC (Pakistan Fashion Design Council) Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014. Each costume had a luxurious appearance.

US vice president to visit Ukraine

April 13, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Washington, April 13 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev to meet officials and members of the public April 22, the White House said Saturday.

Gunmen seize buildings in Ukraine's eastern towns

April 13, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Kiev, April 13 (IANS) Pro-Russia militants took over a police headquarters in Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, BBC reported Saturday citing local media and witnesses.

No replacement for new UN envoy: Iran

April 13, 2014 at 2:44 AM

Tehran, April 13 (IANS) Iran does not have any replacement for its newly-proposed UN ambassador who has been denied entry visa by the US, the Iranian government said Saturday.

Sharp cuts, classic fabrics defines Omar Farooq's menswear line

April 13, 2014 at 1:48 AM

Lahore, April 13 (IANS) Menswear designs offer restricted options to experiment with styles but Pakistani designer Omar Farooq has turned this into his strength, presenting a gamut of clothing for men defined by sharp cuts and achieving a royal finish from the classic fabrics used at PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 Saturday.

'Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe'

April 13, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Colombo, April 13 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Saturday said it has no faith in an international investigation into the alleged human rights abuses occurred during the civil war in the country.

US denies visa to Iran's UN envoy

April 12, 2014 at 2:52 PM

London, April 12 (IANS) The US has refused to issue a visa to Iran's UN envoy-designate for being involved in the siege of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979, a media report said Saturday.

Obama picks Burwell to lead healthcare reform

April 12, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Washington, April 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday nominated a new department secretary to lead the federal health reform programmes, accepting resignation of his Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Russia not to incorporate southeastern Ukraine

April 12, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Moscow, April 12 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that his country has no intention to incorporate the southeastern regions of Ukraine.

Hina Butt presents sensuous yet wearable pret line

April 12, 2014 at 2:20 AM

Lahore, April 12 (IANS) Designer Hina Butt is known for her youthful and iconic designs and she kept the trend going with her latest pret range on second day of the ongoing PFDC (Pakistan Fashion Design Council) Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014.

Pre-draped saris, metal accents highpoints in Shehla Chatoor's show

April 12, 2014 at 2:12 AM

Lahore, April 12 (IANS) Sari is known worldwide for its elegance and sensuality. Taking inspiration by this six-yard wonder, designer Shehla Chatoor's collection on the day two of PFDC (Pakistan Fashion Design Council) Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 looked a strong attempt to reinvent sari and make it an edgy silhouette.

'We work closely with emerging designers, brands'

April 11, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Lahore, April 11 (IANS) Striking the right balance between the growth of established brands and nurturing and introducing new talent to the fashion industry is our motto, says Sehyr Saigol of Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC).

Crimean parliament adopts new constitution

April 11, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Kiev, April 11 (IANS) The Crimean parliament Friday voted unanimously in favour of a new constitution that proclaims it a legal and democratic state within the Russian Federation.

Central African Republic receives additional US help

April 11, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Bangui, April 11 (IANS) The US has extended additional support to the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA).

US lawmakers wish Sikh Americans joyous Vaisakhi

April 11, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Washington, April 11 (IANS) Thirteen members of the US House of Representatives have co-sponsored a House resolution wishing the Sikh American community a joyous Vaisakhi, the Indian harvest festival that also marks the creation of the Khalsa in 1699.

UN chief hails peacekeeping mission in CAR

April 11, 2014 at 1:32 AM

United Nations, April 11 (IANS) UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon Thursday welcomed establishment of a UN peacekeeping operation in the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) by the Security Council.

Permission cancelled for meat plant near gurdwara in Britain

April 10, 2014 at 8:28 PM

London, April 10 (IANS) In a first legal victory for the Sikh community in Britain, the planning permission for the setting up of a meat plant near a gurdwara in northern Britain's Bradford city was cancelled by the Bradford City Council Wednesday.

Russia slams NATO over Ukraine

April 10, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Moscow, April 10 (IANS) Russia Thursday slammed NATO for attempting to use the crisis in Ukraine to "close ranks" within the bloc which sees a threat from Moscow in the region.

Indonesians vote in parliamentary elections

April 9, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Jakarta, April 9 (IANS) Indonesians flocked to polling stations Wednesday to cast their votes in parliamentary elections held simultaneously across the nation.

Iran's selection of new UN envoy not viable: US

April 9, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Washington, April 9 (IANS) The US said Tuesday that it has told the Iranian government about its "not viable" selection of a new UN ambassador for his alleged involvement in holding 52 Americans hostage in 1979.

Libyan acting PM asked to form new cabinet

April 9, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Tripoli, April 9 (IANS) The Libyan parliament Tuesday authorized the acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni to keep his position on condition that he forms a cabinet within a week.

Russia faces 'costs' if it destabilises Ukraine: Kerry

April 8, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Washington, April 8 (IANS) Any further Russian efforts to destabilise Ukraine will incur costs for Russia, US State Secretary John Kerry warned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday.

Sri Lanka refuses to cooperate with international probe

April 8, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Colombo, April 8 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Monday refused to cooperate with an international investigation into alleged human rights abuses in the country.

UN to deploy 12,000 peacekeepers in Central African Republic

April 7, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Bangui, April 7 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has reaffirmed the UN's determination to deploy 12,000 peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), a country that has witnessed deadly violence for over a year.

China asks US to refrain from Hong Kong affairs

April 6, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Hong Kong, April 6 (IANS) China Sunday objected to US Vice President Joe Biden's meeting with two Hong Kong former legislators and called on the US to refrain from interfering in Hong Kong's affairs.

Two killed in Syria's opera house attack

April 6, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Damascus, April 6 (IANS) At least two people were killed and five others wounded when mortar shells hit the Damascus Opera House Sunday, the state news agency SANA reported.

I love that people think I'm nuts: Kevin Spacey

April 6, 2014 at 1:41 AM

Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Actor Kevin Spacey loves his unconventional career and he likes when people think that he is "nuts".

Myanmar government, rebel groups to draft joint ceasefire proposal

April 5, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Yangon, April 5 (IANS) The Myanmar government and ethnic armed groups Saturday resumed part of their ceasefire talks here to coordinate for jointly drafting a single text document for the nationwide ceasefire proposal before formal peace talks continue.

Awareness 'yatra' highlights pension-related issues

April 4, 2014 at 8:30 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Issues like capping of pension allocations, meagre amount and whimsical delivery of pension were identified during a week-long awareness campaign here that concluded Friday.

UNSC adjusts priorities on Darfur

April 4, 2014 at 2:29 PM

United Nations, April 4 (IANS/WAM) The UN Security Council has endorsed Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's revised strategic priorities for the joint African Union-UN mission in the long-restive Darfur region of western Sudan.

US acknowledges 'Cuban Twitter' project

April 4, 2014 at 6:21 AM

Washington, April 4 (IANS/EFE) The government acknowledged Thursday that the US Agency for International Development launched a project in Cuba to create a Twitter-like social network to increase Cubans' access to information but rejected describing the programme as covert.

EU-Africa summit concludes with roadmap for deeper cooperation

April 3, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Brussels, April 3 (IANS) The fourth European Union (EU)-Africa summit concluded in Brussels Thursday with a roadmap endorsed by the two continents' leaders to deepen cooperation in five areas.

Go and vote: UN official to Afghans

April 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Kabul, April 3 (IANS/WAM) A senior UN official Thursday urged Afghans to use the presidential and provincial council elections two days hence to shape the future of the country through peaceful, democratic means.

Russia annuls fleet treaties with Ukraine

April 2, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Moscow, April 2 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law terminating four treaties with Ukraine over the Russian Black Sea fleet, the Kremlin press service said Wednesday.

Prevention of genocide global responsibility: UN chief

April 2, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Brussels, April 2 (IANS/WAM) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared that defending human rights is a global responsibility, and called on all governments to renew their commitment to vigilance and political will to prevent any mass atrocities from ever occurring again.

Russian lawmakers to visit Crimea

April 2, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Moscow, April 2 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) A delegation of Russian lawmakers will visit Crimea and Sevastopol April 5, an official said Wednesday.

India to open warehouse in Nigeria for medicine export

April 2, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Accra, April 2 (IANS) In what is expected to give a major boost to the presence of Indian pharmaceutical companies in Africa, a new warehousing facility will be opened in Nigeria for exporting medicines from India to that West African country.

Obamacare draws 7 mn signatures

April 2, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Washington, April 2 (IANS) Over 7 million people across the US have signed up for medical insurance through exchanges set up by US President Barack Obama's new health care programme by Monday night's deadline, realising the target set for the six-month enrollment period, the White House said Tuesday.

EU, US to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia

April 2, 2014 at 3:01 AM

Brussels, April 2 (IANS/EFE) The European Union and US officials plan to meet this week to discuss ways of reducing Europe's energy dependence on Russia.

NATO suspends cooperation with Moscow (Roundup)

April 1, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Brussels, April 1 (IANS) NATO foreign ministers have agreed to suspend "all practical civilian and military cooperation" with Russia over its annexation of Crimea, as the Western military alliance saw "no sign" that Russia is pulling its forces back from the border with Ukraine.

Sri Lanka bans overseas groups for terror links

April 1, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Colombo, April 1 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Tuesday banned 16 groups operating overseas for their alleged terror links, the country's defence ministry said.

Pakistan rejects accusation of involvement in Kabul attacks

April 1, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan Monday dismissed allegations that the country was behind recent attacks in Kabul ahead of the April 5 Afghan presidential elections.

Chidambaram differs with government stance on vote on Sri Lanka

March 31, 2014 at 9:33 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Finance Minister P.Chidambaram Monday differed with the Indian government's stand to abstain from voting on a UN human rights council resolution calling for probe into the alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka, saying it should have voted with 23 other countries in its favour.

Do's and don'ts while putting up your profile pic on dating websites

March 31, 2014 at 5:57 PM

New York, Mar.31 (ANI): Photos with tigers, duck face or shirtless snaps make online daters cringe when browsing profiles on dating services like Tinder.

Schwarzenegger success mantra - never take no for an answer

March 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger says his stubborn attitude has helped him shape his career in showbiz.

Indian Coast Guard to hand over 17 fishermen to Sri Lankan Navy tomorrow

March 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM

New Delhi, Mar. 31 (ANI): Indian Coast Guard will hand over 17 Sri Lankan fishermen released from jail and their 10 boats to Sri Lankan Navy at the international maritime boundary line on Tuesday.

Katrina Kaif and Big B invited to literary and cultural conference in Lahore

March 31, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Karachi, Mar.31 (ANI): Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan have been reportedly invited as foreign dignitaries to attend the annual Literary and Cultural Conference being organized by the Lahore Arts Council in May.

Man arrested for scaling White House fence

March 31, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Washington, Mar. 31 (ANI): A man has been arrested for climbing over a fence at the White House, the Secret Service has said.

Hairstylist Rod Anker's Monsoon Salon and Spa partners up with WLIFW

March 30, 2014 at 1:49 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (ANI): Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week has partnered up with Monsoon Salon and Spa, which is headed by ace Aussie hairstylist Rod Anker, for its Autumn/ Winter 2014 collection.

Ace Oz hairstylist Rod Anker debuts at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week

March 30, 2014 at 1:49 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (ANI): Rod Anker, Creative Director of Monsoon Salon and Spa, who has worked at fashion weeks in Australia and Asia, has made his debut on the Indian runway at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

WIFW: Pankaj & Nidhi's collection to 'fall' for

March 30, 2014 at 2:13 AM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Designer duo Pankaj and Nidhi Ahuja's show at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) autumn-winter 2014 was grand and easy to fall for.

Lights add drama to WIFW during Earth Hour

March 29, 2014 at 11:49 PM

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The clock struck 8.30 p.m Saturday - it was the Earth Hour - but lights continued to be turned on at the venue of the glitzy and glamorous Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) autumn-winter 2014. FDCI president Sunil Sethi however said the design fraternity is all for the cause.

UN says no humanitarian improvement for millions of Syrians

March 29, 2014 at 7:33 PM

London, March 29 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has reportedly said Syria hasn't witnessed any humanitarian improvement for millions of its citizens since a resolution was passed last month by the Security Council to increase aid deliveries.

US trying to rope in India, China to isolate Russia

March 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Washington, March 29 (IANS) In a bid to isolate Russia over its annexation of Crimea, the US says it is talking with Moscow's friends like India and China, but it has not yet asked them to impose any sanctions.

Syria: UN official seeks unhindered access for aid workers

March 29, 2014 at 5:17 PM

United Nations, March 29 (IANS/WAM) The UN emergency relief coordinator has warned the Security Council that as the Syrian civil war grinds on and millions of desperate people remain cut off from aid, the humanitarian situation will remain bleak.

White House cyber security chief says damage done by Snowden will take decades to repair

March 29, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Washington, Mar. 29 (ANI): White House cyber security chief has reportedly said that the damage done to the US national security due to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden would take decades to repair.

Tehran condemns anti-Iran draft resolution

March 29, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Tehran, March 29 (IANS) Iran's envoy to the UN in Geneva Friday condemned the "masterminds" of a recent anti-Iran draft resolution referring to them as old-fashioned people pursuing a political agenda.

Putin calls Obama to discuss diplomatic resolution to Ukraine crisis

March 29, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Washington, March 29 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly called US President Barack Obama while he was on a visit to Riyadh, a White House official said.

Bill Clinton hand-edited his speeches a lot

March 29, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Washington, March 29 (ANI): Bill Clinton used to edit his speech drafts with hand written notes a lot, White House documents from his presidency have revealed.

Sri Lankans vote in provincial council polls

March 29, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Colombo, March 29 (IANS) Sri Lankans went to polls Saturday to elect representatives to provincial counils, which in a way might be a form of referendum on a resolution against Sri Lanka adopted at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

US talking to India, China to isolate Russia

March 29, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Washington, March 29 (IANS) The United States says it is talking with India and China among others as part of diplomatic efforts to isolate Russia over its annexation of Crimea, but it had not yet asked them to impose any sanctions.

Putin, Obama discuss Ukrainian crisis

March 29, 2014 at 4:21 AM

Washington, March 29 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday called US President Barack Obama to discuss a proposal for diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, the White House said.

UNSC extends mandate of peacekeeping force in DRC

March 29, 2014 at 1:17 AM

United Nations, March 29 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) decided Friday to extend the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year and planned to consider its exit strategy.

South Asia director of Human Rights Watch welcomes passing of Sri Lanka resolution

March 28, 2014 at 9:03 PM

New Delhi, Mar. 28 (ANI): South Asia director of Human Rights Watch, Meenakshi Ganguly on Friday welcomed the passing of the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council. She said that victims and activists in Sri Lanka had striven courageously for accountability and justice.

Israel not to release final group of prisoners: Palestine

March 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Gaza, March 28 (IANS) Israel will not release the final group of Palestinian prisoners who were expected to be freed Saturday, a Palestinian official said Friday.

Sex-buyers are well educated men in relationships

March 28, 2014 at 4:37 PM

London, March 28 (IANS) Most of the people who buy sex are well-educated men in relationships and over 90 percent of them are above 42 years, a study has revealed.

Sri Lankan president orders release of Indian fishermen detained for poaching

March 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM

New Delhi, Mar. 28 (ANI): The President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakse, on Friday ordered the release of Indian fishermen who had been detained for poaching.

President Obama gifts Pope Francis chest of seeds from White House garden

March 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Washington, March 28 (ANI): President Barack Obama was recently in Vatican City for his meeting with Pope Francis, where he presented him with a custom seed chest which included seeds for fruits and vegetables directly from the White House garden.

Putin is Steven Seagal's new best friend and brother

March 28, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Washington, Mar. 28 (ANI): Hollywood action star Steven Seagal has gone gaga over Russia's President Vladimir Putin, calling him one of the best leaders in the world.

US Congressional panel approves bill diverting $10mln Pakistan aid to Ukraine

March 28, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Islamabad, Mar. 28 (ANI): A key US Congressional committee has passed legislation, deducting a small amount from its aid to Pakistan and diverting it to Ukraine.

India must ask Sri Lanka to work with UN: rights body

March 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Human Rights Watch has urged India to encourage Sri Lanka to cooperate after the UN voted to investigate allegations of war crimes in the island nation.

UN council votes for Sri Lanka civil war rights abuses inquiry

March 28, 2014 at 11:49 AM

London, Mar. 28 (ANI): The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted for a resolution paving the way for an inquiry into rights abuses at the end of Sri Lanka's civil war.

UN vote on Sri Lanka adopted, India abstains (Roundup)

March 27, 2014 at 9:49 PM

New Delhi/Geneva, March 27 (IANS) In a move that will please Colombo, India Thursday joined 11 other countries that abstained from voting on a UN Human Rights Council resolution in Geneva calling for a probe into alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka. However, the resolution was adopted with 23 voting in favour and 12 against.

India abstains from voting against Sri Lanka at UNHRC, resolution passed

March 27, 2014 at 7:59 PM

New Delhi, Mar. 27 (ANI): India abstained from voting for the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday.

India abstains from Sri Lanka vote in Geneva

March 27, 2014 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) In a move that will please Colombo, India Thursday sprang a surprise by abstaining from voting on a UN Human Rights Council resolution in Geneva calling for a probe into alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka.