Category: International

Global unemployment down, but too many working poor: UN

The global unemployment rate inched down last year, the UN said Wednesday, warning though that jobs often failed to guarantee decent living, with some 700 million workers wallowing in poverty. Unemployment around the world fell last year to 5.0 percent — from 5.1 percent in 2017 — for […]


No cut in defence budget: Pak

Islamabad :  Underlining that Pakistan government and the Army are enjoying a period of “unprecedented coordination”, a senior minister has ruled out any cut in the country’s defence budget and said it could instead increase for the national security. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in a press conference after a […]

Rajapaksa set to visit India

Colombo :  Sri Lanka’s Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa is set to visit India, his office has said. This will be Rajapaksa’s first overseas tour since being appointed as the Leader of the Opposition last month. He will leave Friday on an official tour to India, his office said. Rajapaksa […]