Maldives court orders detention of ex-President Yameen

Male: The Maldives Criminal Court on Monday ordered authorities to take into custody former President Abdulla Yameen until the end of his trial on money laundering charges, the media reported. Prosecution asked the court to take Yameen into custody to prevent him from influencing evidence against him At a criminal court hearing, prosecutors alleged More...

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By Agencies On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Trump declares Emergency to fund border wall on Mexican border

New York: President Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency on Friday to fund his campaign promise of building a wall on the Mexican border after the Congress resolutely refused to give him the money he wanted. Trump More...

By IANS On Sunday, February 10th, 2019
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‘Trump executive order could ban Chinese equipment-makers in US’

Washington: US President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order next week, banning American carriers from using equipment from Chinese technology players, the media reported on Sunday. Government officials More...

By Agencies On Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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US man arrested at JFK Airport for trying to join LeT

Washington: A 29-year-old American was arrested at the JFK Airport while he was about to leave the country to join Pakistani terror organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which was responsible for the 26/11 Mumbai More...

By Agencies On Thursday, February 7th, 2019
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Sri Lanka to resume death penalty for drug convicts

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena may sanction death penalty for convicted drug traffickers within two months after he vowed to free the country from the drug menace by 2020, the media reported More...

By Agencies On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation case against Cohen

Washington: A US judge earlier this week dismissed porn star Stormy Daniels’ defamation claim against Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, filed as part of her ongoing legal battle with the President. Daniels More...

By Agencies On Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
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Pope Francis to embark on historic UAE visit

Abu Dhabi: Pope Francis will arrive in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff to visit the Arabian peninsula. The UAE is home to nearly one million Roman Catholics, mostly from India More...

By Agencies On Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers over $100bn

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has announced the end of a high-profile anti-corruption probe ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that boosted the state coffers by more than $100 billion and left dozens detained. The More...

By Agencies On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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19 terrorists killed in Afghan airstrike

Kandahar: At least 19 terrorists were killed and 11 others injured after Afghan warplanes targeted a Taliban training centre in the country’s Kandahar province on Monday, officials said. The Taliban used to More...

By Agencies On Saturday, January 26th, 2019
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Trump backs down, agrees to Democrats’ terms to end government shutdown

New York: Taking a blow to his outsize ego, US President Donald Trump has agreed to the Democrats’ terms to end the debilitating government shutdown temporarily so that they could work on a separate border More...