WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED IV

India, China hold first border talks post-Doklam

TIMES OF INDIA - 27 min 7 sec ago
The talks under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) were "constructive and forward-looking", the Indian embassy said in a statement. The negotiations come ahead of Chinese foreign minister's planned visit to India for the Russia, India and China foreign ministers' meeting.

Allegations on Rafale deal shameful: Sitharaman

TIMES OF INDIA - 4 hours 5 min ago
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman slammed Congress for leveling “shameful and unfounded” allegations against the Rs 59,000 crore (7.87 billion Euro) contract for 36 French Rafale fighters, while stressing that the previous UPA regime had shown abject indecisiveness.

Oppose nations supporting terror: India, France

TIMES OF INDIA - 4 hours 9 min ago
India and France on Friday decided to strengthen counter-terror cooperation, and asked the international community to oppose the countries which are financing, sheltering and providing safe havens to terrorists.

Russian bombers pound Daesh positions near Syria’s Bukamal again

IRAN DAILY - 4 hours 10 min ago
Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers have conducted a string of new aerial attacks against the positions of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group near the town of Bukamal in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr as government forces, supported by allied fighters from popular defense groups, are fighting to fully recapture the territory from the extremists.

Daesh car bombing leaves 26 Syrians dead in northern Dayr al-Zawr

IRAN DAILY - 4 hours 23 min ago
A so-called monitoring group says more than two dozen people have been killed and scores of others injured when a powerful explosion targeted a group of internally displaced persons in the northern countryside of Syria’s eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr.

Hariri plans to leave Saudi Arabia for France on Friday: MP

IRAN DAILY - 4 hours 25 min ago
Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese Prime Minister earlier this month during a visit to Saudi Arabia, will leave the kingdom for France on Friday, a member of his party says.

Trump's approval rating hits new low again: Poll

IRAN DAILY - 4 hours 45 min ago
US President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has hit a new low again in November, declining for three consecutive months, according to a new poll.

North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear program

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 5 min ago
North Korea has dismissed international calls for denuclearization, saying its nuclear and ballistic missile development programs will remain in place as long as the United States poses a threat to the country.

Trump admin's $4 billion plan B to deal with NKorea's nuclear missiles

TIMES OF INDIA - 5 hours 5 min ago
Concerned that the missile defense system designed to protect US cities is insufficient by itself to deter a North Korean attack, the Trump administration is expanding its strategy to also try to stop Pyongyang’s missiles before they get far from Korean airspace.

Censor board returns 'Padmavati' to makers

TIMES OF INDIA - 5 hours 6 min ago
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati' on Friday was sent back to the filmmaker by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) citing technical reasons.

Cambodia accuses US of plotting to overthrow government

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 26 min ago
Cambodia has accused the United States of acting as the "ringleader" of an alleged coup plot in the country by a recently-outlawed main opposition party.

Erdogan orders withdrawal of Turkish troops from NATO drills

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 46 min ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced the pullout of dozens of Turkish soldiers from a NATO military exercise in Norway after Turk leaders were depicted as the “enemies.”

UN urges Myanmar to end Rakhine military operations

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 20 min ago
A United Nations General Assembly committee has approved a draft resolution that urges Myanmar to halt military operations in the country’s Rakhine state that have “led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights” of Rohingya Muslims.

Lebanon FM vows response to foreign interference

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 30 min ago
Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil says his country's sovereignty is not for sale, vowing response to any attempts at outside interference, Russia's RIA news agency reports.

Lebanon FM vows response to foreign interference

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 30 min ago
Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil says his country's sovereignty is not for sale, vowing response to any attempts at outside interference, Russia's RIA news agency reports.

Ireland threatens to block progress of Brexit talks over border issue

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 38 min ago
Ireland has warned Britain that it will block progress of the Brexit negotiations with the European Union (EU) in December unless the UK gives a formal written guarantee that there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Lebanese security forces bust Daesh terrorist network

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 43 min ago
Lebanese security forces have arrested a group of people suspected of affiliation with Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in neighboring Syria, and planning to carry out a series of deadly attacks in Lebanon.

Pakistan, Iran to hold FTA talks next week

IRAN DAILY - 7 hours 11 min ago
Pakistan and Iran are to hold talks on Tuesday and Wednesday to finalize free trade agreement (FTA) and find ways to open banking channels, informed sources told Business Recorder.

India's October Iranian oil imports hit 467,600 bpd

IRAN DAILY - 7 hours 15 min ago
India's oil imports from Iran amounted to 467,600 barrels per day (bpd) in October, according to ship-tracking data from industry sources and Thomson Reuters Oil Research and Forecasts.

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