World News


Fifty-three Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan prison on Friday

They were released after the two countries decided to release fishermen in each other's custody to defuse tension following the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Lankan navy.

published : 10 Mar 2017

Malaysian police formally identify Kim Jong-nam as victim of airport attack

Kim is the long-estranged half-brother of North Korea's ruler, and the North has refused to acknowledge he was the victim of the Feb. 13 murder.

published : 10 Mar 2017

Washington state to block Trump's revised travel ban

Hawaii on Tuesday filed the first legal challenge to the new executive order.

published : 10 Mar 2017

Sudan summons US envoy to protest new Trump travel ban

Sudan summoned US charge d'affaires Steven Koutsis to protest President Donald Trump's revised travel ban which bars its citizens from entering the United States.

published : 09 Mar 2017

Sri Lanka and India to release all fishermen, but boats will still be in custody

As part of defusing the fishermen agitation, Sri Lanka will release 85 Indian fishermen, India will release 19 Sri Lankan fishermen.

published : 09 Mar 2017

Hawaii files lawsuit over US President Trump's revised travel ban 

Hawaii has become the first state to file a lawsuit against Trump's revised travel ban, saying the order will harm its Muslim population.

published : 09 Mar 2017

Vladimir Putin hosts Israeli PM Netanyahu for talks on Syria 

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks focusing on the situation in Syria.

published : 09 Mar 2017

US wants PhDs and not mid-level workers under H-1B visa programme: Senator

H-1B work visa and employment-based green card categories are often not consistent with their purposes as they do not bring in computer scientists but only mid-level management workers, sources said.

published : 09 Mar 2017

Speaker Paul Ryan pushes for unity as House panels debate Republican health bill

GOP leaders labored to rally a divided party behind their high-stakes drive to overhaul the nation's health care system Wednesday, but faced opposition from pivotal industry groups.

published : 09 Mar 2017

Death toll rises to 35 in fire at youth shelter in Guatemala

Medical officials raised the toll of girls killed in a fire at a children's shelter in Guatemala to 29.

published : 09 Mar 2017

At least 19 die in fire in Guatemala children's shelter

The center, supervised by state social welfare authorities, hosts minors who are victims of family mistreatment.

published : 08 Mar 2017

FBI's Comey: You're stuck with me for another 6 and a half years

FBI Director James Comey says he plans to serve his entire 10-year term, even as controversy swirls over.

published : 08 Mar 2017

Israel considers bill forcing mosques to lower volume 

Israel's parliament has passed an initial reading of a bill that would make mosques lower the volume of their call to prayer.

published : 08 Mar 2017

Islamic State group claims Kabul hospital attack

Infiltrators from the Islamic State attack the military hospital in Kabul," the group said via a verified Telegram account.

published : 08 Mar 2017

Malaysia to talk with North Korea over Kim murder row: Prime Minister Najib Razak

North Korea and Malaysia Tuesday banned each other's citizens from leaving their countries, with Kuala Lumpur saying its nationals were effectively being held "hostage".

published : 08 Mar 2017
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