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Saudi King Salman calls for others not to interfere in kingdom| Reuters

Feb 07, 2016 at 21:45 | Source: FirstPost

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday called on other countries not to interfere in the kingdom's internal affairs in what appeared to be a rebuke to Riyadh's main foe Iran, which it accuses of attempting to stir unrest. "It is our right t...

Several dual citizens in Iran face espionage charges - official| Reuters

Feb 07, 2016 at 21:15 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI There are several detained dual citizens in Iran, most of whom face espionage charges, the judiciary spokesman was quoted as saying on Sunday, although he did not give details of any individual cases.The comments come after an Iranian-British ...

Syria says any foreign aggressors will go home in coffins| Reuters

Feb 07, 2016 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

BEIRUT Syria will resist any ground incursion into its territory and send the aggressors home "in coffins", its foreign minister said on Saturday, in comments clearly aimed at Sunni Arab countries that have said they were ready to join such...

Sweden never filed any charges against Assange: Top UN Human Rights High Commission official

Feb 06, 2016 at 13:25 | Source: FirstPost

By Shreerupa Mitra-JhaA UN panel on 5 February ruled that WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has been arbitrarily detained at the Ecuador Embassy in London and urged the UK and Sweden to ensure his freedom of movement. The panel also ruled that Assan...

India and Israel have a lot to gain from cooperation in research and development: Israel envoy Daniel Carmon

Feb 06, 2016 at 09:21 | Source: FirstPost

By Sunil Raman and Rajesh MehtaPrime Minister Narendra Modis much anticipated visit to Israel, a first by an IndianPrime Minister since diplomatic ties were established in 1992, is expected to take place sometime this year. The relationship between t...

Kerry says in talks on Syria ceasefire, will know in days if possible| Reuters

Feb 06, 2016 at 05:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON Talks are under way about a ceasefire and humanitarian access for civilians in the five-year-old Syrian civil war and it will be clear within days whether that is possible, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday."The modali...

Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo| Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 23:17 | Source: FirstPost

BEIRUT Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo on Friday, and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege.Iran reported one of its generals had been killed on the f...

'Kashmir Solidarity Day': JuD's video featuring Pak army chief Raheel Sharif is another cause of worry for India

Feb 05, 2016 at 10:32 | Source: FirstPost

Indian security agencies have long been pointing out that terrorist organisations and separatist elements have been using social media to propagate their ideology. The latest controversial propaganda tool is a video titled 'Kashmir Banay Ga Pakistan'...

Indian football team climbs one place to 162 in latest FIFA rankings

Feb 05, 2016 at 09:33 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The Indian football team has climbed one place to be 162nd in the latest rankings released today by world football's governing body FIFA.India currently have 139 points.India gained three spots from 166th to 163rd after winning the South A...

Oil falls in volatile trade amid weak dollar, producer meet uncertainty| Reuters

Feb 05, 2016 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK Oil prices were volatile on Thursday, reversing earlier gains as scepticism that cash-strapped OPEC member Venezuela's effort to lobby crude producers for output cuts would succeed offset a weakening dollar.The dollar extended its drop for a...

UN Panel rules in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's favour: Reports

Feb 04, 2016 at 17:39 | Source: FirstPost

After,WikiLeaks founder JulianAssangesaid he could turn himself over to British police on Friday, more than three years after seeking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, the UN Panel ruled in favour of Assange reports BBC.Assange had said tha...

The only time you'll hear 'Donald Trump', 'Nobel Peace Prize' in one sentence: And he's been nominated

Feb 04, 2016 at 10:19 | Source: FirstPost

Oslo, Norway: Donald Trump, Greek islanders helping desperate migrants, Angela Merkel and the pope -- some may seem more likely than others but all are understood to be in the running for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.Nominations for the award, won last...

'An attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths' : Obama decries anti-Muslim rhetoric on first mosque visit

Feb 04, 2016 at 04:31 | Source: FirstPost

Baltimore: Barack Obama offered an impassioned rebuttal of "inexcusable" Republican election rhetoric against Muslims Wednesday, on his first trip to an American mosque since becoming president seven years ago.Obama, whose grandfather conve...

India's KIOCL considers building iron ore plants in Iran| Reuters

Feb 04, 2016 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW DELHI/MANILA State-run company KIOCL is considering building an iron ore pellet complex in Iran at a cost of about $59 million and is in talks to sell more than 2 million tonnes of the steelmaking raw material to the Gulf country now free from tr...

Road to Rio: Shooter Sanjeev Rajput overcomes odds to clinch Indias record 12th Olympic spot

Feb 03, 2016 at 08:11 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Faced with a do-or-die situation in his own words, two-time Olympian Sanjeev Rajput battled the odds to secure India's 12th quota from shooting for the upcoming Rio Games by finishing fourth in men's 50m rifle 3 positions at the Asian Olym...

U.S. oil falls for third session on rising crude stocks, oversupply| Reuters

Feb 03, 2016 at 06:19 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE U.S. oil futures extended losses into a third session in early Asian trade on Wednesday as U.S. crude stocks last week surged to more than half a billion barrels, stoking concern over global oversupply.Milder weather forecast for the last e...

Rouhani vows to ensure fair elections in Iran| Reuters

Feb 02, 2016 at 23:46 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would do everything in his power to ensure free and fair elections on Feb. 26, after the hardline establishment disqualified large numbers of candidates."There should be no doubts in anyo...

Whether proximity or proxy talks, Syria peace negotiations in Geneva are a likely non-starter

Feb 02, 2016 at 08:59 | Source: FirstPost

By Ashok K SinghOne mans terrorist versus another mans freedom fighter. Moderate, secular groups pitted against Islamists. Does it ring a familiar bell?India has battled the diabolical perception war over 'your terrorists versus my freedom fighters',...

Factbox: India switching to large-scale food imports| Reuters

Feb 02, 2016 at 08:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW DELHI Two consecutive droughts and untimely rains last year have cut India's farm output, pushing many farmers to destitution. Lower prices in local markets and a rout in global commodities have aggravated their woes.As a result, India has resume...

Israelis near Gaza fear Hamas is tunnelling beneath them| Reuters

Feb 02, 2016 at 03:31 | Source: FirstPost

PRI GAN, Israel/GAZA Nissim Hakmon and his neighbours say they hear banging and clattering at night. They are convinced it can only mean one thing: Hamas is tunneling under their homes from Gaza and will one day emerge, guns blazing, to attack or kid...

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