‘If soldiers commit three rapes, I am responsible’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it. Duterte is notorious for comments often deemed offensive and made the remark as a joke, reiterating that only he would be liable for any backlash over … Continue reading ‘If soldiers commit three rapes, I am responsible’

Trump hopes to visit Bangladesh

US President Donald Trump has expressed hope to visit Bangladesh as he exchanged greetings with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the Arab Islamic-American (AIA) Summit in the Saudi capital on Sunday. “Yes I would come (to Bangladesh),” Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque quoted the US president as saying while briefing reporters after the summit. Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim and Deputy Press Secretary Md … Continue reading Trump hopes to visit Bangladesh

India cancels coal power project in Gujarat

The government of Indian state Gujarat has cancelled a proposed 4 gigawatt coal power ultra-mega power project due to existing surplus generation capacity and a desire to transition from fossil fuel–based energy sources to renewable power. Reports from India’s Business Standard earlier this month reported that the government of Gujarat, under Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, has cancelled a proposal for creating a new 4,000 megawatt … Continue reading India cancels coal power project in Gujarat

115 people died in cholera in Yemen, fear of famine

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday. “We now are facing a serious outbreak of cholera,” said ICRC director of operations Dominik Stillhart at a news conference in the capital Sanaa. Citing figures compiled by the Yemeni health … Continue reading 115 people died in cholera in Yemen, fear of famine

North Korea launches ballistic missile in new test

North Korea launched a ballistic missile Sunday morning that flew around 430 miles before crashing into the sea, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, in what appears to be the latest missile test in defiance of United Nations sanctions. The unidentified ballistic missile was launched at 5:27 a.m. Sunday Seoul time (4:27 p.m. Saturday ET), off Kusong north of the North Korean capital of … Continue reading North Korea launches ballistic missile in new test

Russia can interfere in elections in UK!

Foreign Minister of Britain Boris Johnson believes that there is ‘realistic possibility’ of Russian intervention in Britain’s upcoming elections. In a Telegraph interview on Saturday, this Conservative politician said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be very happy if Labor Party’s Jeremy Korbyn wins the June 8 election.  Pointing to Putin, the British Foreign Minister said: “Our clear thinking is that what he did with … Continue reading Russia can interfere in elections in UK!

26 killed in Pakistan by suicide attack

At least 26 people were killed and 40 others, including Senate Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, suffered injuries in a suicide attack on his convoy in the Mastung area, some 50km from here, on Friday. The convey was targeted on the Quetta-Karachi National Highway when Maulana Haideri had just left a seminary after attending a graduation ceremony and offering Friday prayers. The target of … Continue reading 26 killed in Pakistan by suicide attack

Kapil Mishra seeks blessing from Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal is not resigning, asserted the Aam Aadmi’s Party this morning, as the party closed ranks around the Delhi Chief Minister, who has been accused of corruption by sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra. Mr Mishra said this morning that he is off to file complaints with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against his former boss. “Truth will prevail. It will start tomorrow with … Continue reading Kapil Mishra seeks blessing from Kejriwal

MP Rana’s bail stayed for four months

The Supreme Court has stayed the interim bail granted to Tangail MP Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in the murder case of Freedom Fighter Faruk Ahmed for four months. A three-member appellate bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha delivered the decision on Monday after a hearing of the state’s petition. The court also ordered the completion of the trial within the next six months. … Continue reading MP Rana’s bail stayed for four months

North Korea arrests US citizen for hostile acts

North Korea’s state media said officials detained a US citizen tied to a Christian-backed university in North Korea, two weeks after arresting one of his colleagues. The weekend arrest of Kim Hak-song for committing “hostile acts” brings the number of known US citizens detained in North Korea to four, adding another twist to troubled relations between Washington and Pyongyang as the US seeks to slow … Continue reading North Korea arrests US citizen for hostile acts