- Pence to visit Ankara to negotiate cease-fire in Syria(05:06)
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Ankara within the next 24 hours to negotiate with the Turkish government a cease-fire that would end that country's military operations against the Kurds in northeastern Syria, a top US official announced.
- Qatar defends Turkey's incursion in Syria(00:58)
Doha, Oct 16 (IANS) Qatar reiterated support for Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, adding that Ankara only seeks an end to threats on its borders and to bring the Syrian refugees back home.
- Back channel exercise for Modi-Imran meet in Saudi Arabia?(23:38)
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Intense back channel exercise by Indian side is underway to arrange a meeting of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Pakistani coounterpart Imran Khan, a Pakistan media report claimed on Tuesday.
- Romania opposition leader Ludovic Orban appointed new PM(22:50)
Bucharest, Oct 15 (IANS) Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday appointed Ludovic Orban, leader of the main opposition National Liberal Party, as Prime Minister, after the cabinet led by the Social Democratic Party collapsed in a no-confidence vote on Thursday.
- Policeman killed, 10 injured in IED blast in Pakistan(21:36)
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) A policeman was killed and 10 other people sustained injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by unidentified militants in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, on Tuesday, a senior police officer said.
- Elizabeth Warren emerges as front runner to take on Trump (US Files)(21:22)
Boston, Oct 15 (IANS) On the eve of the Democratic Presidential candidature debate in Ohio Tuesday night which is the largest in the American history, a baker's dozen will stand and try and grab pole position. The polls show Elizabeth Warren is at the top of the poll pyramid with 30 percent while former veep Joe Biden is a close number 2 with 27 percent, Bernie Sanders having fallen off the grid.
- India's overall growth 'very strong' by world economy standards: IMF (Lead)(21:16)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Oct 15 (IANS) Although India's economic growth rate has been cut to 6.1 per cent for the current fiscal year, it still remains "very strong" by global standards, International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Deputy Research Director Gian Maria Milesi-Ferreti said on Tuesday.
- Italy lauds Syrian Kurds for role in fight against IS(20:38)
Rome, Oct 15 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday thanked Kurdish forces in Syria for their help in defeating the Islamic State in the war-torn country, warning the jihadist group still posed a severe security threat.
- Attack on Iranian oil tanker 'state-sponsored': FM(20:12)
Tehran, Oct 15 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday said that the recent attack on the Iranian oil tanker Sabiti in the Red Sea is "state-sponsored", state TV reported.
- Trade deal with US to benefit global economy: China(19:48)
Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) The trade deal between China and the US will not only benefit the two countries but also the global economy, China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Tuesday.
- India retains world's fastest-growing rank, tying with China: IMF(18:44)
By Arul Louis
New York, Oct 15 (IANS) In the gloomy global economic picture painted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India retains its rank as the world's fastest-growing major economy, tying with China, with a projected growth rate of 6.1 per cent for the current fiscal year, despite an almost one per cent cut in the forecast.
- Al Qaeda terrorists trying to reunite in Pakistan(18:34)
Karachi, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistan's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has expressed doubts that a faction separated from the Al Qaeda in Indian Sub-continent (AQIS), the Indian sub-continent unit of terrorist outfit Al Qaeda, is trying to recreate its base in Karachi.
- Rouhani slams US sanctions on Iran(17:22)
Tehran, Oct 15 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the US has committed "crime" by imposing sanctions against Iran, official IRNA news agency reported.