Free Press Journal
  • Pursuing ‘inclusive agenda’ critical to Iraq’s success: US

    Washington:  The US has said pursuing an “inclusive political agenda” is critical to Iraq’s success, as it prepared to send the first batch of an advisory mission to Baghdad to help the Iraqi security forces against advancing Islamist militants.

  • Lawyers say UN chief served with Haiti lawsuit in NY

    New York: Lawyers for more than 1,500 victims of Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic said they had served UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a personal summons to appear in US court.

  • Argentina prepare for Iran match

    Belo Horizonte (Brazil): Argentina’s national team Friday prepared to hand Iran a decisive blow in their match Saturday and qualify for the knockout phase of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

  • Ruiz revels in Costa Rica’s victory over Italy

    Recife (Brazil):  Captain Bryan Ruiz described his goal that Friday secured Costa Rica’s place in the FIFA World Cup knockout phase as an “extraordinary dream”.

  • France thrash Switzerland 5-2, move closer to last-16 qualification

    Salvador (Brazil): France all but assured themselves of a place in last-16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 5-2 thrashing of a lacklustre Switzerland, ranked sixth in the world, in a Group E clash at the Arena Fonte Nova here Friday.

  • Botswana faces FIFA ban over government-run tournament

    Gaborone (Botswana): World football governing body, FIFA has threatened to impose sanctions against Botswana for contravening its regulations by staging football tournaments under government control, officials revealed Friday.

  • World Cup 2014 final match to have upgraded security

    Rio De Jaeiro: The final match of the FIFA World Cup to be held July 13 in the Rio’s Maracana stadium will have tighter security, including the local military police and maybe even the Army, a media report said Friday.

  • Kohli loses top spot in ODI rankings

    Dubai: Virat Kohli’s decision to skip the recently concluded three-match series against Bangladesh has seen him lose the number one spot to South Africa’s A B de Villiers in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued. Kohli was leading de Villiers by nine ratings points in the natting chart, but since a player loses one per cent of his rating for Continue Reading ...-->

  • Hollande, Obama discuss Ukraine, Iraq crises

    Paris:  French President Francois Hollande discussed Ukrainian crisis and Iraq situation Friday with his US counterpart Barack Obama over phone.

  • China committed to settling maritime disputes via dialogue’

    Athens:  China is committed to settling maritime disputes through dialogues and negotiations, on the basis of respecting historical facts and international law, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Friday.

  • UN chief opposes military strikes in Iraq

    New York:  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Friday military strikes against Sunni militants in Iraq could be ineffective and backfire.

  • 54 injured in Pakistan blast

    Islamabad: As many as 54 people were injured, seven of them critically, after a powerful explosion occurred at a shrine in Pakistan here Friday night, a media report said.

  • ‘More Dutch jihadists travelling to Iraq’

    The Hague:  The number of Dutch jihadists travelling to Iraq is on the rise, the Dutch Minister of Interior Ronald Plasterk said Friday after a cabinet meeting.