Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced on Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test.”The manoeuvres called ‘Grand Prophet 11’ will start Monday and last three…

Pakistan hits militant bases in Afghanistan, envoy summoned

The Afghan government summoned Pakistan’s ambassador on Saturday, hours after Islamabad reportedly launched “strikes” on militant bases in the neighbouring country’s eastern provinces, increasing tension between the two sides. Afghanistan’s foreign ministry summoned ambassador Abrar Hussain in Kabul, where deputy foreign minister…

Trump bowled over by this Indian American

Washington:  US President Donald Trump has praised Indian-American Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, saying that she is doing an “awfully” good job. Haley is the first Indian American to hold the Cabinet-level position and served as the…

Women on top in Saudi Arabia!

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia, for the first time, appointed two women to head the Kingdom’s stock exchange and a leading newspaper in a move that underscores the current leadership’s goal to gradually empower women in a highly conservative society where women’s movements and public…

Taiwan celebrates Diwali!

Yunlin (Taiwan): Celebrated on the first full-moon night of the Lunar Year, the Lantern Festival is regarded as one of Taiwan’s biggest festivals. Much like the biggest Hindu festival of lights Diwali people from all religions in Taiwan illuminate their homes using…