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Chang’e 4 landing: China lands spacecraft on far side of Moon

Chang’e 4 landing: China lands spacecraft on far side of Moon

Srinagar: A Chinese spacecraft has become the first craft ever to land on the “far side” of the moon, according to state-run media, in a giant leap for human space exploration. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) landed the robotic probe, Chang’e 4 in the unexplored South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest, oldest, deepest, crater on […]

Trump wants Pakistan, India, Russia to fight Taliban in Afghanistan

Trump wants Pakistan, India, Russia to fight Taliban in Afghanistan

Washington: Expressing dissatisfaction over New Delhi’s decades-old role in the Afghanistan peace process, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wants the regional countries, including India, Russia and Pakistan to fight the Taliban in the war-torn country. In his first Cabinet meeting of the year, the US President also reffered to Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

Taliban kill five Afghan troops in a camp attack in southern Afghanistan

Taliban kill five Afghan troops in a camp attack in southern Afghanistan

Kandahar:At least five Afghan soldiers were killed and six others wounded after Taliban militants attacked an army camp in Maywand district of southern Kandahar province Tuesday night, a local official said Wednesday. “Afghan National Army personnel repelled Taliban militants armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades after the militants stormed the camp outside the district […]

Google’s CEO explains why a picture of Donald Trump comes up when you search for ‘idiot’

Google’s CEO explains why a picture of Donald Trump comes up when you search for ‘idiot’

Srinagar: Google CEO Sundar Pichai is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, and amid questions on competitive dominance, Chinese censorship, and privacy, one major focus for Republicans on the committee is allegations of conservative bias. Republicans on the committee allege that Google’s search results are biased and that Democrats who work at the […]

Sheikh Hasina to form new cabinet next week

Sheikh Hasina to form new cabinet next week

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will form her new cabinet before January 10, Bangladesh Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday. The ruling Awami League-led coalition clinched a landslide victory in Sunday’s general election. The newly elected members of Parliament will take oath on January 3, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said. The […]

Iran says Afghan Taliban were in Tehran for peace talks

Iran says Afghan Taliban were in Tehran for peace talks

Tehran: Iran said Monday that the Afghan Taliban have visited Tehran for a second round of peace talks in just a few days aimed at bringing an end to 17 years of conflict. Iran has made a more concerted and open push for peace in neighbouring Afghanistan since US President Donald Trump indicated there would […]

Uncertainty looms large over US-Mexico border wall row, shutdown likely to continue into new year

Uncertainty looms large over US-Mexico border wall row, shutdown likely to continue into new year

Washington: US government partial shutdown is likely to stretch towards the new year, after legislators failed to make a breakthrough in the row over President Donald Trump’s demand for a US-Mexico border wall on Thursday. After convening for just a few minutes following the official Christmas break, a still nearly empty Senate adjourned, deciding to […]

UAE to reopen Damascus embassy after 7 years: official

UAE to reopen Damascus embassy after 7 years: official

Damascus: The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus Thursday, an official said, seven years after it severed ties with Syria over the violent repression that triggered the war. An official at the information ministry invited journalists “to cover the reopening of the Emirati embassy in Damascus today”. The move is seen as another […]

In a bid to persuade them to join ‘peace process’ US offers safety and job security to Taliban

In a bid to persuade them to join ‘peace process’ US offers safety and job security to Taliban

Srinagar: Eager to persuade Taliban to join the Afghan peace process, the United States is offering them a safety network that includes creating job opportunities for the insurgents. As the United States, Pakistan, China, Russia and other world powers expedite efforts to encourage the Taliban to join the Afghan peace process, the US Defence Department has […]