Sun, May 28, 2017 | updated 08:33 PM IST

China considering specific requests of Afghan forces, says envoy

Updated: Jul 31, 2016 13:05 IST      
China considering specific requests of Afghan forces, says envoy

Kabul, July 31 (ANI): Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan, Yao Jing, has said Beijing is considering specific requests of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

During a meeting with National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Yao reaffirmed his country's commitment to support Afghanistan, reports the Khaama Press.

Atmar in return thanked China for supporting his country and insisted on regional allies forming a consensus in the fight against terrorism.

The National Security Adviser's office in a statement said both sides also held discussions regarding expansion of economic and security cooperation besides talks on the fight against terrorism.

Earlier this month, Afghanistan received the first batch of military aid from China as it has been attempting to increase its role in supporting Kabul amid deteriorating security situation.

The Chinese Army had earlier pledged over $70 million to help, support and equip the Afghan security forces.

Chief of People's Liberation Army, Fang Fenghui, had during his visit to Afghanistan earlier in March announced fresh military aid.

He added that China would call a regional summit to implement the proposal by President Ashraf Ghani during the Shanghai Conference for the fight against terrorism. (ANI)

Eight killed in Mississippi shooting, one arrested

Updated: May 28, 2017 20:27 IST     

Mississippi [USA], May 28 (ANI): At least eight people including a deputy sheriff were killed in shoot out in Mississippi's Lincoln County.

Full Story >>

Kathmandu sees Tagore's childhood

Updated: May 28, 2017 18:14 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], May 28 (ANI): Indian theater group, Ruchika, on Sunday staged a drama based on famous literary figure Rabindranath Tagore's childhood in Kathmandu.

Full Story >>

China criticises G7 interference in its sea disputes

Updated: May 28, 2017 17:30 IST     

Beijing [China], May 28 (ANI): China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang on Sunday said that Beijing strongly denounces a joint communique released after the 2017 G7 summit as it interfered in East China Sea and South China Sea issues on the pretext of international law.

Full Story >>

Nawaz Sharif's son appears before JIT in Panamagate probe

Updated: May 28, 2017 15:59 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 28 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son Hussain Nawaz on Sunday appeared before the Supreme Court-appointed Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Sharif family's offshore properties to record his statement in the ongoing Panamagate probe at the Federal Judicial Academy.

Full Story >>

INS Shardul reaches Colombo with relief materials

Updated: May 28, 2017 15:29 IST     

Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 28 (ANI): In the aftermath of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, the Indian Navy's INS Shardul on Sunday reached here with relief materials and stores.

Full Story >>

Saudi rulers will perish: Khamenei

Updated: May 28, 2017 15:11 IST     

Tehran [Iran], May 28 (ANI): On the occasion of the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that "Saudi rulers are going to perish".

Full Story >>

Trump returns to White House, faces slew of challenges

Updated: May 28, 2017 15:11 IST     

New York [U.S.], May 28 (ANI) : U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a barrage of challenges including Jared Kushner's role in the ongoing Russian probe, after coming back to the White House after his first international trip, during which he visited Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, the Vatican and Belgium over a period of nine days.

Full Story >>

Massive power outages across Karachi on first day of Ramazan

Updated: May 28, 2017 14:43 IST     

Karachi [Pakistan], May 28 (ANI): Pakistan's largest and most populous city, Karachi suffered massive power outages on Sunday, the first day of Ramazan.

Full Story >>

Kim Jong Un inspects test-fire of new anti-aircraft weapon

Updated: May 28, 2017 13:28 IST     

Moscow [Russia], May 28 (ANI): Supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un has ordered the mass-production and deployment of a 'next-gen air defense system' to bolster its air supremacy as he personally inspected the test-fire of a new-type anti-aircraft guided weapon system.

Full Story >>

Lahore [Pakistan], May 28 (ANI): A petition has been filed in Pakistan's Supreme Court seeking 'immediate execution' of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav if he failed to get his capital punishment overturned.

Full Story >>

UK: 23,000 jihadists identified amid terror fears

Updated: May 28, 2017 12:03 IST     

London [U.K.], May 28 (ANI): As many as 23,000 jihadist extremists currently living in the U.K. have been identified by intelligence agencies as potential terrorists.

Full Story >>

London [U.K.], May 28 (ANI): British Airways GMB union has blamed the airline's 2016 decision of outsourcing IT jobs to India as the reason behind cancelling all Saturday flights from London's two biggest airports: Heathrow and Gatwick.

Full Story >>

Not going to comment on Kushner: Trump's NSA

Updated: May 28, 2017 10:04 IST     

New York [U.S.], May 28 (ANI): U. S. President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser, H. R. McMaster has declined to answer questions specifically on the growing controversy surrounding Jared Kushner, saying "That's something I'm not prepared to talk about."

Full Story >>

Uber CEO's mother killed in boating accident

Updated: May 28, 2017 10:04 IST     

New York [U.S.], May 28 (ANI): In a tragic development, the mother of Travis Kalanick, Chief Executive of Uber, was killed and his father was seriously injured in a boating accident on Friday near Fresno, Calif.

Full Story >>

Lahore [Pakistan], May 28 (ANI) :Pakistan Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz has condemned the killing of top Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and other terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian forces, and called upon the international community and the United Nations to bring an end to the bloodshed.

Full Story >>

Trump plans to sell half of 'emergency' U.S. oil reserve

Updated: May 28, 2017 08:36 IST     

New York [U.S.], May 28 (ANI): President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half of the U.S. emergency oil stockpile has sparked an intense debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still required.

Full Story >>

Russia, Turkey reaffirm commitment to deepen partnership

Updated: May 28, 2017 03:36 IST     

Moscow (Russia), May 28 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated mutual commitment on Saturday to deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries, the Kremlin said.

Full Story >>

Police release CCTV pictures of Manchester bomber

Updated: May 28, 2017 03:17 IST     

Manchester (UK), May 28 (ANI): Pictures of the Manchester bomber on his way to the arena where he carried out Britain's worst terrorist attack in 12 years have been released by police.

Full Story >>

Two killed in Portland after trying to stop anti-Muslim rant

Updated: May 28, 2017 03:03 IST     

Portland (Oregon), May 28 (ANI): Two men were stabbed to death and one injured on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., after they tried to intervene when another passenger began "ranting and raving" and shouting anti-Muslim hate speech at two young women.

Full Story >>

Cairo (Egypt), May 28 (ANI): Egypt launched a fresh wave of air strikes against Libyan terrorist bases on Saturday in response to the killing of 29 Coptic Christians south of Cairo, with a warning of further retaliation possible.

Full Story >>