French President Emmanuel Macron slapped in face while greeting crowd – National

French President Emmanuel Macron received a rude welcome while greeting locals in southeastern France on Tuesday, when someone in the crowd slapped him in the face. Authorities have arrested two suspects in connection with the incident, which was captured on video by multiple broadcasters and later posted online. The incident played out in the […]

China welcomes PM Khan’s positive remarks on President Xi’s congratulatory letter

China on Monday welcomed the positive comments of Prime Minister Imran Khan on President Xi’s congratulatory message on the event of World Environment Day and affirmed to work together with Pakistan to build a clean and beautiful world. “We take note of Prime Minister Khan’s positive response to President Xi’s words. China and Pakistan are […]

Mali soldiers mutiny, arrest president and prime minister installed after coup – National

Mutinous soldiers arrested Mali’s transitional president and prime minister Monday hours after a government reshuffle left out two members of the junta that had seized power in a coup nine months earlier, the African Union and United Nations said. A joint statement issued along with the West African regional bloc known as ECOWAS and […]

Belarus President orders plane bound for Vilnius to land, angering Lithuania – National

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a Ryanair flight headed for Lithuania and carrying a young opposition blogger to land in Belarus on Sunday and detained him on arrival, prompting Lithuania to call for a NATO response. Law enforcers detained activist Roman Protasevich, 26, who had been put on a wanted list after last year’s mass street […]

Nepali president dissolves lower house for fresh elections in November

KATHMANDU: Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives early Saturday for fresh elections on November 12 and 19 after the prospect of forming a new government has ended. “President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, has dissolved the House of Representatives as per Article 76 (7) […]

Pakistan will not support return of Taliban to power: Afghan President

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that Pakistan will not support the return of the Afghan Taliban to power after the US troop’s withdrawal. Concerns are growing about the Afghan military’s ability to defend the capital and other areas under its control without the support of the international troops. Over the last few days, […]

Iran’s former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to run in upcoming election – National

Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered Wednesday to run again for the Islamic Republic’s presidency, raising the possibility that the populist leader who rapidly advanced Tehran’s nuclear program to challenge the West could return to the country’s top civilian post. Ahmadinejad’s attempt to run again in 2017 disregarded the words of Iran’s Supreme […]

Maldives’ former president, Parliament Speaker injured in blast – National

Maldives’ first democratically elected president and current Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed was injured in a blast Thursday near his home and was being treated in a hospital, police said. Home Minister Imran Abdulla told local television that Nasheed’s injuries were not life-threatening and that the government will get the assistance of foreign agencies in […]

‘We affirm the history’: Biden becomes first U.S. president to recognize Armenian genocide – National

President Joe Biden has formally recognized that the systematic killings and deportations of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century were “genocide” — using a term for the atrocities that his White House predecessors have avoided for decades over concerns of alienating Turkey. With the acknowledgement, Biden […]

Ukraine President Zelenskiy asks Trudeau for support in path towards NATO membership – National

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a phone call on Tuesday to support Kyiv’s aspirations to join the NATO military alliance, the president’s office said. Zelenskiy earlier urged NATO to lay out a path for Ukraine to join, after days in which Russia has massed troops near the conflict-hit Donbass […]