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June 10, 2017 5:22 AM Modi's foreign visits: With Kazakhstan, it is 62 in 3 years

In less than a week after returning from his four-nation tour to Germany, Spain, Russia and France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for a visit to Kazakhstan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit where India has been inducted as a full member of the group. For those who have been following the prime minister's way of functioning and time in office 105

June 10, 2017 12:06 AM Spotlight: Xi's Kazakhstan trip cements broader B&R, SCO cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping, other leaders and guests pose for a group photo before the opening ceremony of the Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, June 9, 2017. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei) ASTANA, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's ongoing visit to Kazakhstan has won growing support for the Belt and Road Initiative and a historic enlargement 43

June 9, 2017 11:37 PM Pakistan becomes full SCO member

ASTANA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has maintained that Pakistan has joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) with the confidence that they would be able to change the world for the better. “We would do so by harnessing the SCO’s enormous potential and proven competencies, as well as by leveraging the strong political will of the nations represented 36

June 9, 2017 12:32 AM World ignores warming, pollution of oceans at own peril, say speakers

If left unchecked, warming, pollution, and acidification of the world's oceans will have drastic socio-ecological consequences, particularly for people who depend on the water for their livelihoods, according to speakers at the June 5-9 Ocean Conference at the United Nations. The high-level conference was convened to support the implementation of the organization's 64

June 8, 2017 9:38 PM Theresa May Projected to Lose Her Majority in U.K. Parliament

The opposition Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, appeared on track for 266 seats, up 34. And the Scottish National Party is also projected to be down to 34 seats from 56. If the poll is accurate, Britons confounded expectations and the betting markets once again. Indeed, once again, Britain could be faced with renewed political uncertainty as it soon must begin 149 8

June 8, 2017 3:23 PM Al-Shabab militants storm army base in Somalia, killing dozens

A large contingent of al-Shabab militants stormed a Somali military encampment on Thursday, killing dozens of government-aligned soldiers and civilian bystanders. The incident was rare in its brutality — many of the dead were reportedly beheaded — as well as its location in the semiautonomous region of Puntland, hundreds of miles northwest of the capital 15

June 8, 2017 2:01 PM Trump's Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

When President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, he acted in concert with 22 Republican senators, who collectively receive $10,694,284 in contributions from the coal and oil industries. These 22 senators wrote to Trump, asking him to pull out of the accord. The president and the senators put their own political 43

June 7, 2017 11:52 AM GEPA Deputy CEO leads delegation to China

Accra, June 6, GNA - Mr Akilu Sayibu, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), is leading four officers of GEPA to a three-week Seminar on China's Development Experience for Senior Officials from Developing Countries. The group would undergo a series of lectures as well as Cultural and Socio-economic visitations 45

June 7, 2017 9:56 AM Rare double attack hits Iran’s capital, claimed by Islamic State

Teams of gunmen hit two highly symbolic sites in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday, opening fire with automatic weapons and detonating suicide vests in the parliament and at the revered tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State. The state news agency IRNA said two security guards were killed and at least 30 people 53

June 7, 2017 8:16 AM Revealed: Footage shows the moment ISIS-supporting Algerian student shouting 'this is for Syria' attacks French police with a hammer before being shot and wounded

This is the moment a hammer-wielding Algerian student attacked police officers at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral. The shocking footage shows Farid Ikken, 40, emerging from a crowd of tourists on Tuesday afternoon and swinging his weapon at three police officers. He takes one of the officers to the ground while shouting 'This is for Syria' before police 37