Free Press Journal
  • Pak PM slams India, for cancelling talks

    Islamabad : India’s decision to cancel the foreign minister-level meeting in New York was “arrogant”, Pakistan PM Imran Khan said on Saturday, asserting that he was “disappointed” by the New Delhi’s “negative” response. India on Friday cited the “brutal” killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir as well as the release of the postal stamps “glorifying” Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani for calling off the meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

  • IS claims killing of 29 at Iran parade

    Tehran : Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack on Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group, as Tehran accused a US ally in the region of the assault. The attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz came as the country marked the anniversary of the start of its 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and prompted President Hassan Rouhani

  • Tornado batters Ottawa locality

    Ottawa : A tornado sparked chaos near the Canadian capital Ottawa on Friday, injuring dozens as homes were damaged, cars flipped over, and over 130,000 people left without power, local media said.

  • Russian aircraft in Alaska airspace: US

    The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace North of Alaska and at no time did the aircraft enter sovereign United States or Canadian airspace. North American Aerospace Defence Command.

  • Poisoning suspicions hang over Russian’s death probe

    London : The lawyer for a Russian millionaire who mysteriously died in England after helping expose an alleged Russian money laundering scheme urged an inquest on Saturday not to dismiss the possibility his client was poisoned.

  • Vatican inks historic deal with China on bishops

    Vatican City : The Vatican on Saturday announced an historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country in what could pave the way for the normalisation of ties between the Catholic Church and the world’s most populous country.

  • First Afro-American female WH journo gets Newseum statue

    Washington : The first Afro-American woman to be credentialed to cover the White House is getting a statue in the Newseum. Alice Allison Dunnigan made history when she received White House press credentials in 1947 and became part of the WH traveling press corps to cover President Truman re-election campaign in 1948. Dunnigan, as Washington bureau chief would go to cover Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy before taking a job with in the

  • Russians tried to help Julian Assange escape from London embassy hideout: report

    London: Russian officials had devised a covert plan to help Wikileaks founder Julian Assange escape to Russia from his Ecuadorian embassy hideout in London, a UK media report claimed on Friday. The 47-year-old Assange remains in hiding in a back room of the central London building six years after losing a legal battle against extradition to Sweden for questioning on allegations of rape and sexual assault. The Australian national had sought asylum from Ecuador

  • Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 24

    Tehran: Gunmen attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least 24 people and wounding 53 others, local media reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault in Ahvaz, which saw gunfire spray into a crowd of marching Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby riser.