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35 Foreigners dead as bus collides with excavator in Saudi: Report NDTV
Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near the Muslim holy city of Medina, Saudi state media said on Thursday. The accident on Wednesday involved a collision between "a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)" near the western Saudi Arabian city, a spokesman for Medina police said, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
Won't hold vote for impeachment probe against Trump: US House Speaker NDTV
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that the House of Representatives does not plan at this time to hold a full vote to authorize an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, while House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff pointed to information gathered in witness testimony despite a 'complete effort by the administration to stonewall' the probe.
UN chief could discuss Kashmir issue at UNGA: UN spokesman Hindu
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is likely to use the opportunity of discussions during the high-level UN General Assembly session that begins here next week to raise the Kashmir issue, the UN chief’s spokesperson has said.
Pakistan urges international community to take 'serious cognisance' of India’s statement on PoK Hindu
Pakistan on Tuesday called on the international community to take “serious cognisance” of India’s “aggressive posturing” about taking “physical jurisdiction” of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, saying such “irresponsible and belligerent” statements from New Delhi have the potential to further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace and security in the region.
Saudi Aramco fire: Explosion at largest crude oil stabilization plant, says report Mint
An explosion and fire has struck a major Saudi Aramco oil processing facility in the kingdom's east, a Saudi-owned satellite channel reported Saturday, without offering a cause for the blast. Online videos apparently from Buqyaq, which is near Dammam in the kingdom's Eastern Province, included the sound of gunfire in the background. Smoke rose over the skyline and glowing flames could be seen a distance away.
No second consular access planned for Jadhav: Pakistan Hindu
Pakistan on Thursday said there was no plan to grant India consular access to death row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav for a second time. Mr. Jadhav, 49, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017, following which India had moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ), seeking a stay on the sentence and further remedies.
Trump delays US tariff on Chinese goods after Xi Jinping grants trade concession Mint
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed China's decision to exempt some US anti-cancer drugs and other goods from its tariffs and announced a short delay to scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese goods.
Trump ‘orders’ US companies to close China operations in latest salvo Mint
US President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering American companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the US instead, a rhetorical strike at Beijing as trade tensions mounted.
Trump wants India to fight terrorism in Afghanistan Pioneer
Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, President Donald Trump has said, ruing that the job against the extremists is being done only by the United States some 7,000 miles away. “Look, India is right there. They are not fighting it. We are fighting it. Pakistan is right next door. They are fighting it very little. Very, very little. It’s not fair. The United States is 7,000 miles away,” Trump said.
‘Seriously looking’ to end birthright citizenship, says Trump Hindu
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was “seriously looking” at ending the right of citizenship for America-born children of non-citizens. “We are looking at birthright citizenship very seriously. It’s frankly ridiculous,” Mr. Trump said, responding to a question on the birthright citizenship that grants automatic citizenship to those born in the US.
Trump talks mediation on Kashmir again, says 'Lot to do with religion' Nidhi Razdan, NDTV
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again offered to mediate the "explosive" situation in Kashmir, saying it is a "very complicated place". Speaking a day after phone calls with both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Mr Trump said he was happy to try and help calm the situation in Kashmir. He said religion was one of the main reasons for uneasy ties between India and Pakistan.
US tests medium-range cruise missile after exiting INF treaty Economic Times
The US Defense Department on Monday announced the test of a medium-range ground-launched cruise missile, just weeks after tearing up the Cold War-era pact with Russia eliminating that class of nuclear-capable weapons.
Trump shows interest in buying Greenland, but Denmark won’t sell Mint
US President Donald Trump reportedly wants to buy Greenland, the world’s biggest island. Denmark, unsure whether the former property developer is joking, isn’t selling.
S Korea says N Korea has fired more projectiles into sea Hindu
The North has ignored South Korean calls for dialogue recently and is seen as dialing up pressure on Seoul to coax major concessions from Washington on its behalf. South Korea’s military said North Korea fired more projectiles into the sea Friday to extend a recent streak of weapons tests believed to be aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear diplomacy.
Resolve Hong Kong crisis humanely: Donald Trump to China Hindu
U.S. President Donald Trump has urged China to “humanely” resolve the violent stand-off with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, on the back of growing concerns that Beijing is considering direct intervention in the crisis.
Pak court to take up terror financing charges against Hafiz Saeed on Sep 2: official Pioneer
An Anti-Terrorism Court in Pakistan will take up the terror financing charges against Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jammat-ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed on September 2, an official said on Friday. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police declared Saeed "guilty of terror financing" in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Gujranwala district of the Punjab province on August 7.
North Korea threatens more launches after fourth test in 12 days Money Control
North Korea threatened Tuesday to carry out more weapons tests after it fired its fourth set of projectiles in less than two weeks following the start of joint exercises between the US and the South.
6 bomb blasts hit Bangkok as city hosts major security meeting Zee News
Six bomb blasts wounded at least four people at three sites in Bangkok on Friday, as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting with top diplomats from the United States, China and other world powers.
Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women, grants them greater control Hindu
A series of royal decrees stipulate that a Saudi passport should be issued to any citizen who applies for it and that any person above the age of 21 does not need permission to travel. Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and granted them more control over family matters, rendering a further blow to a heavily criticised male guardianship system at a time of heightened scrutiny over its human rights record.
North Korea fires missiles into sea, fresh nuclear talks in doubt Money Control
North Korea fired two short-range missiles early on Thursday from its eastern coast, South Korea's military said, the first missile test since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearisation talks.
Snub for Imran Khan: No US welcome at airport, takes metro to Pakistan envoy’s house Hindustan Times
With his country in financial doldrums, Khan made it a point to travel by a commercial flight, Qatar Airways, instead of a private jet, to cut down expenses. When his flight touched down at Dulles airport, reportedly there was no high ranking US administration official to welcome him.
Minority congresswomen should apologise: Trump Hindu
U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on Sunday on four Democratic congresswomen he launched xenophobic tweets against last week, demanding they apologise “for the horrible (hateful) things they have said.”
'Won't allow air conditioning, TV for Nawaz Sharif in Jail': Imran Khan NDTV
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on a visit to the United States, on Sunday addressed the Pakistani diaspora in Washington. During the address he said that former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif eats home-made food in his air-conditioned jail cell that has a television in it too.
'Not my America or your America, our America': Michelle Obama to Trump NDTV
Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice Friday to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump's attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying "there's a place for all of us."
US calls previous arrests of Hafiz Saeed ‘window dressing’, says it made no difference Hindustan Times
The Trump Administration Friday expressed doubts over Pakistan’s intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, the mastermind of the 2001 Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attack, saying his previous arrests made no difference either to his activities or that of his outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.
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