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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama announced Thursday that eight million
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.
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.
Moscow, April 15 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order appointing Sergei Aksyonov as the interim head of Crimea.
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.
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.
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.
Moscow, April 14 (IANS) Russia has said Western countries will bear the responsibility if the crisis in eastern Ukraine escalates.
Moscow, April 14 (IANS) The situation in southeastern Ukraine is taking a dangerous turn, the Russian foreign ministry said Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moscow, April 12 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that his country has no intention to incorporate the southeastern regions of Ukraine.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Bangui, April 11 (IANS) The US has extended additional support to the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jakarta, April 9 (IANS) Indonesians flocked to polling stations Wednesday to cast their votes in parliamentary elections held simultaneously across the nation.
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.
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.
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.
Colombo, April 8 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Monday refused to cooperate with an international investigation into alleged human rights abuses in the country.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Actor Kevin Spacey loves his unconventional career and he likes when people think that he is "nuts".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moscow, April 2 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) A delegation of Russian lawmakers will visit Crimea and Sevastopol April 5, an official said Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger says his stubborn attitude has helped him shape his career in showbiz.
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.
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.
Washington, Mar. 31 (ANI): A man has been arrested for climbing over a fence at the White House, the Secret Service has said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.