American man gets life for drug smuggling in Indonesia

Philip Russell, an American, has been found guilty of drug smuggling and been given a life sentence by an Indonesian court. Russell was sentenced on Wednesday by the District Court in Semarang, the provincial capital of Central Java. On Thursday, a court spokesperson said that 56-year-old Russell was arrested with[Read More…]

Russia withdraws signature from International Criminal Court statute

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which prosecutes war crimes, crime against humanity and genocide. “The court has not justified the hopes placed on it and has not become an independent, authoritative organ of international justice,”Russian foreign ministry said. The[Read More…]

Analysis: Nikki Haley exits Trump administration with her reputation significantly enhanced

Indo-American Nikki Haley considered for US Secretary of State: Reports

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is under consideration by President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, and other cabinet positions. Indian-American Nikki Haley will meet US President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday. The presidential transition team has said amid reports that the two-term Governor of South Carolina is being considered for[Read More…]

Bangladesh mulling dropping Islam as state religion, says minister

Government officials in Bangladesh are considering dropping Islam as the country’s national religion after a senior politician claimed Bangladeshi people have embraced “a force of secularism”. Dr Abdur Razzak, a leading member of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League party, proposed the religion be withdrawn from the country’s constitution during a discussion[Read More…]

Nawaz, Raheel witness military exercises near India border

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday witnessed ongoing military exercises near the border with India. The exercise, in Khairpur Tamiwali in Bhawalpur, Punjab province, is aimed at checking the operational preparedness of the Pakistani military. Tanks, planes, artillery and other heavy weapons will[Read More…]

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