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No environment for 'fruitful, constructive dialogue' with India: Pak Foreign Office

India has repeatedly told Pakistan that it desires normal neighbourly relations with Islamabad in an environment free of terror, hostility, and violence.

published : 13 May 2022

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland moves toward NATO

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said negotiations were underway with Russia to win the release of 38 severely wounded Ukrainian defenders from the plant.

published : 13 May 2022

Indian envoy calls on new Sri Lankan Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

Wickremesinghe, 73, was sworn-in as Sri Lanka's 26th prime minister on Thursday to stabilise the country's debt-ridden economy and end the political turmoil.

published : 13 May 2022

US ready to work with new Lankan PM, calls for early formation of inclusive government

Wickremesinghe, 73, was sworn in as Sri Lanka's 26th prime minister on Thursday to stabilise the country's debt-ridden economy and end the political turmoil.

published : 13 May 2022

Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka denies stopping issuance of visas

Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence from Britain in 1948, sparking protests in the country that has paralysed the country.

published : 13 May 2022

President Joe Biden looks to nudge ASEAN leaders to speak out on Russia

The White House is also trying to demonstrate that it is stepping up in the Pacific even as the administration has been focused on the war in Ukraine.

published : 13 May 2022

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka PM, thanks India

Wickremesinghe, 73, was sworn-in as Sri Lanka's 26th prime minister on Thursday to stabilise the country's debt-ridden economy and end the political turmoil.

published : 13 May 2022

Sri Lanka: With Ranil as PM, Gota to face no-trust vote

Any interim government Ranil forms will have stability issues as each minister would assume he is no less than the PM.

published : 13 May 2022

Managers fired from Twitter amid Musk buyout turmoil

In a series of tweets Thursday, Beykpour said CEO Parag Agrawal "asked me to leave after letting me know that he wants to take the team in a different direction."

published : 13 May 2022

Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Lanka's new PM amid worst economic crisis

Mahinda was quick to congratulated Wickremesinghe, saying that he wishes him all the best as he navigates "these troubled times."

published : 12 May 2022

How Sri Lanka's economy went into a tailspin

Long queues now form each day around the country by people waiting hours to buy scant supplies of fuel, while blackouts keep much of the capital Colombo in darkness each night.

published : 12 May 2022

India expresses concern about deteriorating situation in Ukraine

"We have constantly called for immediate cessation of violence and an urgent end to hostilities. PM Modi has reiterated this in his interactions with global leaders," said the statement

published : 12 May 2022

Astronomers reveal first image of black hole at the heart of our galaxy

The image was produced by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes.

published : 12 May 2022

Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Prime Minister 

The 73-year-old leader of the United National Party (UNP) has been appointed as prime minister by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday.

published : 12 May 2022

Sri Lanka Parliament to discuss no-trust motion against President Rajapaksa on May 17

Parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran emphasised that a stable government was necessary for the country to move forward.

published : 12 May 2022