Roadside bomb kills seven members of Afghan family

Ghazni (Afghanistan) – A roadside bomb killed seven members of an Afghan family including three children in the restive south, officials said, the latest civilian casualties ahead of the Taliban’s traditional spring fighting season. The [...]

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, farmer’s son turned ‘Hindi indie’ star

Mumbai  – It is a story worthy of a Bollywood plot: the son of a north Indian farmer, one of nine children, rising to become the face of independent Hindi cinema. But Nawazuddin Siddiqui is still getting used to his success. “When [...]

Targeting total eradication of a devastating livestock disease

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security and livelihood. FAO and the World Organization [...]

UN officials for employment, decent work to achieve sustainable development

UNITED NATIONS,  Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance for States to create employment opportunities and decent work for all in order to achieve poverty eradication and sustainable development, and to fulfil the objectives [...]

UN officials for employment, decent work to achieve sustainable development

UNITED NATIONS,  Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance for States to create employment opportunities and decent work for all in order to achieve poverty eradication and sustainable development, and to fulfil the objectives [...]

Planet may face 40% water supply shortfall by 2030

UNITED NATIONS,  The international community must gear up for a new era of “hydro-diplomacy” as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General [...]

Sri Lanka minister warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup

Colombo  – Sri Lanka’s new government warned Monday that defeated Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup and orchestrate another conflict, six years after their defeat in the island’s separatist war. Deputy foreign minister Ajith [...]

Sri Lanka says no deal to restart Chinese port project

Colombo  – Sri Lanka has yet to resolve a dispute with China over a $1.4 billion development in Colombo despite a state visit to Beijing last week, a minister said Monday. New Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended the Chinese-backed [...]

PM Modi seeks Saudi help to rescue Indians from Yemen

New Delhi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked Saudi Arabia’s new king for his support in efforts to evacuate some 4,000 stranded Indians from war-torn Yemen. Modi expressed his “deep concern about the safety and [...]

Iran Nuclear Talks at Critical Stage

Negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program in Switzerland entered a critical stage Monday as top diplomats from six world powers and Tehran tried to reach agreement on key details of a possible accord. “We’re working very hard,” [...]




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