US report lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan

NEW YORK: A US government report on religious freedom lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan and elsewhere as well as restrictions on Sikhs in France and Denmark.

Harmandip Ruby Sandhu appointed UN deputy representative for W. Africa

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Harmandip Ruby Sandhu-Rojon, an expert on African development, as his deputy special representative for West Africa and the Sahel.

Trump orders probe into China's trade practice

WASHINGTON: The US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive memorandum ordering an investigation to determine whether China's practices with regard to intellectual property are hurting US' companies.

Pakistan Army chief hoists largest flag in Wagah Border

Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General QamarJaved Bajwa hoisted the largest national flag at Wagah Border on the eve of the country's 70th independence anniversary, the media reported on Monday.

Trump condemns hate violence after Virginia declares emergency

Without directly mentioning the Charlottesville incident, the US President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned the hate and violence after the state of Virginia declared emergency.

Upset Hindus seek resignation & apology of Kellogg’s CEO for feeding them beef

NEVADA: Upset Hindus are seeking resignation and apology of multinational food company Kellogg’s CEO John A. Bryant for non-disclosure of beef in some of its cereals and other products, and immediate recall of all such items from the market.

N.Koreans have no ounce of freedom: Undercover journalist

WASHINGTON:  North Koreans are raised to be soldiers and "have no ounce of freedom", according to a journalist who lived undercover in Pyongyang.

13 civilians killed in Afghan attack

At least 13 civilians were killed and three injured when two mortars struck a residential area in Faryab province, an official said on Saturday.

Two top Nikki Haley aides resign

Two top aides to Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, are quitting their positions, the media reported.

36 dead, 13 injured in China road accident

At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured in an expressway accident in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Thursday night.

Sharif begins second leg of road rally to Lahore

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday began the second leg of his "homecoming rally" to Lahore via the Grand Trunk (GT) Road after an overnight stay in Rawalpindi.

13 killed in China's 7-magnitude quake

The death toll from an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale that struck China's Sichuan province on Tuesday night has risen to 13, an official said on Wednesday.

Over 200 children killed in Yemen war in 2017: UNICEF

A top United Nations official in Yemen said on Monday that a total of 201 children have been killed in the Yemeni ongoing civil war since the beginning of 2017.

34 injured as blast rips through Lahore

34 injured as blast rips through Lahore A bomb ripped through a fruit truck parked on Lahores Band Road, leaving at least 34 people, mostly passers-by, injured late on Monday.

Third man arrested in Sydney terror plot raids charged

Police in the Australian state of New South Wales charged a third man in the terror plot to bring down a plane on Sunday, after last week's raids saw two men charged with terrorism related offences.

UN Security Council imposes harshest sanctions against N Korea

The Security Council has imposed the toughest ever sanctions on North Korea, squeezing the flow of the defiant nation's economic lifeblood to punish it for its nuclear and missile tests.

Syrian forces fully besiege last IS stronghold in Homs

The Syrian government forces have fully besieged the city of Sukhneh, the last stronghold of the Islamic State in the central province of Homs, state news agency SANA reported on Saturday.

Abbasi inducts 44 ministers, Khawaja Asif is new Foreign Minister

The cabinet of new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday saw the return of old faces, but a major change in portfolios was seen, with most notable being the induction of ex-Defence Minister Khawaja Asif as Foreign Minister.

Indian-origin doctor charged with 118 sex crimes

 A London-based Indian-origin doctor has been formally charged with 118 sex crimes, including one involving a 13-year-old girl, police said.

Proposed US immigration reform doesn't cover H-1B visas

A proposed US immigration reform legislation is narrowly focused on Green Cards and it does not cover temporary non-immigrant visas like the H1-B given to tens of thousands of Indian professionals.