In SC pick, Trump can push conservative social agenda

Agencies, Washington, With a second Supreme Court pick less than 18 months into his presidency, Donald Trump is poised to cement conservative control of the court and fire up supporters eager for a rightward shift on divisive social issues. Shortly after Justice Anthony Kennedy an

Rise in number of children killed in conflicts: UN report

United Nations, More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflicts last year while more than 8,000 youngsters were recruited or used as combatants, the United Nations has reported. These violations contributed to the overall rise in the number of children globally affect

Australia to pass foreign interference laws amid rising China tensions

Agencies, Sydney, Australia is expected to pass legislation on Wednesday aimed at preventing interference by foreign governments, a move likely to further stoke tensions with major trading partner China. Mirroring similar rules in the United States, Australia will require lobbyist

Hasina seeks more Sri Lankan investment

Agencies, Dhaka, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged Sri Lankan entrepreneurs to invest more in Bangladesh availing themselves of numerous investment-friendly opportunities prevailing here for the mutual benefits of the two neighbouring countries. She made the call when

As North and South Korea cosy up, human rights groups struggle for cash

Agencies, Seoul, Human rights and North Korean defector groups in South Korea say they are struggling to raise money, cutting jobs and programmes, and facing pressure to avoid criticism of Pyongyang as Seoul and Washington focus on diplomatic outreach to the isolated country. Acti

India for global ban on use of chemical weapons

Agencies, The Hague, India extended its complete support to the Chemical Weapon Convention to uphold the global ban on the use of chemical weapons. Ambassador to the Netherlands and Permanent Representative of India to Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ve

India most dangerous country for women: Survey

London, India is the most dangerous country in the world for women because of the high risk of sexual violence and slave labour, a new survey of experts shows. The Thomson Reuters Foundation released its results Tuesday of a survey of 550 experts on wo

Imran claims to form next govt in Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has claimed to clinch the upcoming general elections for forming next government in the country. According to a report in the Dunya News, Imran Khan said that he had always fought war against co

Trump says illegal immigrants should be deported with ‘no judges or court cases’

Agencies, Washington, President Donald Trump said that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to “break into” the country. His proposal drew imm

86 killed in fresh herder-farmer violence in Nigeria

Agencies, Abuja,At least 86 people have died in central Nigeria after violent clashes broke out between farmers and cattle herders, police in Plateau state said. Some reports say fighting began on Thursday when ethnic Berom farmers attacked Fulani herders, killing five of them, acc