Day: October 27, 2018

US defense chief: killing of writer is threat to stability

MANAMA, Bahrain— The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “undermines regional stability” and the U.S. State Department plans to take further action in response to the killing, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday at an international conference in the Middle East. Mattis never mentioned Saudi Arabia directly in […]

Swachh Bharat Sustainable Sanitation Workshops Kicked off, to be Held Across the Country

First Regional Review Meeting for “Sustainable Sanitation” Held In Nagpur open view web desk The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India, in coordination with the Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Government of Maharashtra, organized the first in a series of regional review meetings on Sustainable […]

Department of Consumer Affairs & NCDRC organizes conference to review functioning of State Commissions and District Fora

District Fora should avoid adjournments and must be encouraged to decide cases in the first hearing itself: Shri C. R. Chaudhary President NCDRC, Justice R. K. Agarwal welcomes introduction of Mediation in Consumer Protection Bill; Asserts it will help in reducing pendency of cases open view web desk […]

North Korea’s socialist system has ‘collapsed,’ activist says

Oct. 26 (UPI) — North Korea‘s socialist system of economic planning has completely collapsed and Kim Jong Un inevitably faces reform or demise, South Korean activists said Friday. Kim Young-hwan, the South Korean representative of nonprofit PrepFuture, said the socialist system collapsed “a long time ago” and has spurred Kim to […]

President suspends parliament as Sri Lanka crisis worsens

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament Saturday to forestall a challenge against his surprise ouster of the prime minister, deepening a sudden swell of political turmoil in the island nation. Police cancelled all leave as tensions heightened in Colombo a day after the president dismissed Ranil Wickremesinghe […]

Saudi rejects Turkey call to extradite Khashoggi killers

Riyadh Saturday dismissed Ankara’s calls to extradite 18 Saudis wanted for the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi, as Washington warned the crisis risked destabilising the Middle East. “The individuals are Saudi nationals. They’re detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be […]

More violence feared as Brazil braces for far-right presidency

SAO PAULO- After a presidential campaign that has seen political violence overshadow policy debate, many Brazilians fear attacks will continue after the likely election on Sunday of tough-talking far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro’s supporters in recent weeks have threatened to harm Supreme Court justices and physically attacked journalists […]

Mattis says Khashoggi killing undermines regional stability

MANAMA- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi undermined Middle Eastern stability and that Washington would take additional measures against those responsible. Washington Post columnist Khashoggi’s murder has escalated into a crisis for the world’s top oil exporter. Saudi […]

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