Free Press Journal
  • India buying Iran oil, Russian weaponry not helpful: United States

    Washington: India’s plans to continue buying oil from Iran and its purchase of S-400 missile defence systems from Russia is “not helpful” and the US administration “reviews that very carefully”, the State Department said, indicating possible action by Washington. The Department had earlier asked countries buying crude oil from Iran to cut imports to zero by November 4 or face tough US sanctions. Washington’s decision came after President Donald Trump pulled out of

  • In pictures: Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at royal wedding in Windsor Castle

    Windsor: Crowds are gathering outside Windsor Castle ahead of Britain’s second royal wedding of the year Friday with Princess Eugenie set to wed a tequila brand executive in a gala ceremony. Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are to marry at St George’s Chapel, which is part of the castle complex, on a gusty day that required early arrivals to hold onto their elegant hats as they crossed the manicured grounds.

  • Germany to extradite suspect in Bulgarian journalist killing ‘soon’

     Berlin : A German court said Friday that a man suspected of the rape and murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova would be extradited to Bulgaria in the coming days. “The extradition of the accused can be expected soon,” the superior regional court in Celle said in a statement. It added that the 20-year-old suspect, who was arrested on Tuesday on a European warrant, had said during questioning “that he did

  • Afghanistan: Taliban attacks kill 8 people

     Kabul : An Afghan official says attacks by the Taliban in the country’s north have killed eight people – four soldiers and four civilians. Military spokesman Hanif Rezaie says the troops died in Kunduz province when the Taliban attacked a military outpost in the district of Archi on Friday morning. He says six were wounded in the assault. Rezaie says the civilians were killed on Thursday, when a car bomb targeting an

  • Pakistan: 9 children die after wall of house collapses

    Karachi: Nine children, including seven girls, were killed and two others injured when a wall of a mud house near which they were playing collapsed on them in Pakistan’s Sukkur district, police said.

  • Turkey, US press Riyadh to explain fate of missing journalist

    Istanbul: Turkey and the United States on Thursday ratcheted up the pressure on Saudi Arabia to explain how a journalist vanished after entering its Istanbul consulate last week, with US lawmakers warning that military ties were at risk. President Donald Trump became more forceful in his call for answers from Saudi Arabia but he also rebuffed calls from the US Congress to show more resolve, saying he would not jeopardise arms sales

  • India appears all set to win election to UN Human Rights Council unopposed By Yoshita Singh

    United Nations : India appears set to be elected to the United Nations’s top human rights body in the Asia-Pacific category for a period of three years. The 193-member UN General Assembly will elect new members on Friday to the UN Human Rights Council. The members are elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries need a minimum of 97 votes to get elected to the Council. India will be vying

  • India’s decision on buying oil from Iran, defence system from Russia not helpful: US

     Washington: India’s decision to continue buying oil from Iran after November 4 and purchase the S-400 Triumf air defence system from Russia is “not helpful” and the US is reviewing it “very carefully”, the State Department has said. The US is trying to cut off all oil imports from Iran following President Donald Trump’s decision in May to pull out of the 2015 multilateral deal that eased global sanctions in exchange for

  • UN chief visits Antonio Guterres Indonesia earthquake, tsunami survivors

    Jakarta: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday visited the survivors of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi killing 2,073 people. Accompanied by Indonesia´s Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Guterres examined the damage caused by the September 28 disaster in the city of Palu, reports Efe news.

  • US curbs nuclear technology sales to China

    Washington : The Donald Trump administration has decided to limit sales of United States’ civil nuclear technology to China to prevent use for military or unauthorised purposes, thus heightening further tensions between the two countries. “The United States cannot ignore the national security implications of China’s efforts to obtain nuclear technology outside of established processes of US-China civil nuclear cooperation,” CNN quoted US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry as saying on Thursday.

  • United States: Building at University of Houston to be renamed after Indian-American couple 

    Houston : A building at the University of Houston will be renamed after an Indian-American couple in recognition of a gift that will provide ongoing support for faculty, students and research, the varsity has said. The university’s Engineering Research Building will be named after Durga D and Shushila Agrawal who made a sizable donation to the college, the varsity’s Indian- American President Renu Khator said. The USD 51 million building, which opened in 2017,

Back To Top