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Israel PM expresses deep disappointment with John Kerry speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he had to express “deep disappointment” over US Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech and vowed to work with the incoming Trump administration to contain the fallout from last week’s U.N. resolution calling Israeli settlements illegal. “We are not about to[Read More…]

Turkey, Russia agree on ceasefire in Syria: State media

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency on Wednesday reported that both the Turkish and Russian governments have agreed the terms of a ceasefire in Syria. The ceasefire, which comes into effect on midnight, aims to expand a ceasefire in the city of Aleppo, brokered by Turkey and Russia earlier this month to[Read More…]

India set to become third largest diamond market

A report by Bain & Company has claimed that India is on course to become the third largest diamond market by 2020 overtaking Europe and Japan. The boom in diamond sales is being driven by the millennials, reports PTI. Currently, the largest markets for the luxury good is China, the[Read More…]

One fifth of USA legalises recreational marijuana

In a changing attitude, voters in California, Nevada and Massachusetts have endorsed the recreational use of marijuana in state-wide polls. The votes, which took place alongside the presidential election, legalise the growth and consumption of cannabis for those over the age of 21. Leading up to the election, recreational marijuana[Read More…]

NATO deploys forces on Russia border, Britain-US send support

In what is being considered as NATO’s biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War, Britain promised to deploy fighter jets to Romania next year along with United States’ commitment of supplying troops, tanks and artillery to Poland. The other ally nations including Germany and Canada have also[Read More…]

US Presidential debate: Trump won’t commit to accept poll result

The third and final US presidential debate ended on Wednesday with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton facing each other in Las Vegas. Moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, it covered several issues, including abortion, immigration and the relationship with Russia. Surprisingly, Donald Trump has been claiming for[Read More…]

Iraq military begins operation to retake Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi Prime Minister on Monday announced the start of military operations to liberate the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. The push to retake Mosul will be the biggest military operation in Iraq since American troops left in 2011. The city fell to IS fighters during a lightning[Read More…]

Nawaz Sharif’s envoy says US no longer a world power

Mushahid Hussain Syed, special Kashmir envoy of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was quoted as saying, “The US is no longer a world power. It is a declining power. Forget about it.” He was speaking after the conclusion of an interaction at the Atlantic Council, one of the top American[Read More…]

US and Russia seal Syria cease-fire deal

The US and Russia reached an agreement on ceasefire in Syria on Friday. The agreement can possibly bring the two countries together in the fight against Islamic State. Announcing the terms of the agreement, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva said,   “Today we are announcing an[Read More…]

Narendra Modi is all over Rakhi Sawant’s dress!

Known for her penchant for staying in news and inviting controversies right, left and centre, India’s controversy queen- Rakhi Sawant has again grabbed eyeballs. Appearing in a dress plastered with Prime Minister Narenda Modi’s pictures, she declared her love for the PM in the most unconventional manner. She was attending[Read More…]

US First Daughter lands a summer job at a restaurant!

In an incident that shows how much the Obama’s value simplicity, Sasha Obama, daughter of US President Barack Obama, has swapped the comforts of the White House for the counter of a seafood restaurant. The First daughter can be seen wearing the restaurants’ uniform of blue T-shirt and cap and[Read More…]

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