WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED IV

How PM used sarcasm on social media to refashion his political style

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:56
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweeting patterns have caught the eye of American media researchers, particularly his use of sarcasm as a social media weapon.

Hariri to visit France Saturday amid Lebanon political deadlock

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:36
Lebanese President Michel Aoun says Prime Minister Saad Hariri will arrive in France on the weekend as the Mediterranean country is teetering on the brink of a political crisis following his shock resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

Kyrgyzstan rejects $100 million aid package from Kazakhstan

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:14
Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev has signed a parliamentary resolution to refuse $100 million in aid from oil-rich neighbor Kazakhstan amid an escalating spat between the two Central Asian countries.

Russia warns US media of potential foreign agent status

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:53
Russian authorities have warned representatives of several US media in Moscow that a new bill approved in parliament could designate them as foreign agents.

China contradicts Trump's claim on N Korea plan

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:22
China on Thursday denied that it has abandoned its long-standing proposal to ease the North Korean nuclear crisis after US President Donald Trump suggested Beijing had agreed to drop the policy.

Hariri to visit France Saturday amid Lebanon political deadlock

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:05
Lebanese President Michel Aoun says Prime Minister Saad Hariri will arrive in France on the weekend as the Mediterranean country is teetering on the brink of a political crisis following his shock resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

Iran defense minister warns against enemy economic plots

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:02
Iran Defense Minister said on Thursday that the Iran nuclear deal and the country's defense capabilities have turned to be pretexts in the hands of the enemies to exert more economic pressure on the country.

Cabinet body to ensure consumers get GST benefits

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:52
A five-member committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, comprising Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, CBEC Chairman Vanaja Sarna and chief secretaries from two states, has been entrusted to finalise the chairman and members of the authority.

Trump: North Korea cannot hold world hostage to 'nuclear blackmail'

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:44
US President Donald Trump has vowed not to allow the "twisted dictatorship" in North Korea to hold the world hostage to "nuclear blackmail" as he pledged a global campaign of "maximum pressure" to denuclearise Pyongyang.

Will return money collected from public for my party: Kamal Haasan

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:40
In his latest column in a Tamil magazine, actor Kamal Haasan has written that he has decided to return the money he has collected from his fans and the public for the cause of launching a political party. He feels it is illegal to receive funds without starting a party.

China Open: PV Sindhu eases into quarterfinals

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:10
Second seed PV Sindhu, the last Indian shuttler at the China Open Super Series Premier, has progressed into the quarterfinals with a 21-15, 21-13 victory over Chinese teenager Han Yue in Shanghai on Thursday.

1st Test: Lakmal stars on rain-curtailed day

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:59
Out of the 11.5 overs bowled on Day 1, Suranga Lakmal bowled six – all maiden and for three wickets, leaving India tottering at 17/3 when bad light stopped the play .

Russia begins deliveries of advanced T-90 battle tanks to Iraqi army

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:12
Russia’s main battle tank manufacturer, Uralvagonzavod, has started delivering advanced T-90 battle tanks to the Iraqi army under a major deal struck between Moscow and Baghdad earlier this year.

UN humanitarian chief to visit Iran

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:10
The Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) Mark Lowcock is scheduled to visit Iran from 20 to 23 November 2017, it was reported on Thursday.

Pak's long-persecuted Ahmadis fear becoming election scapegoat

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:43
The Ahmadi sect has 10-20 million followers worldwide who face discrimination in a number of Muslim-majority nations such as Indonesia and Algeria, as well as being ostracised by large parts of the Muslim community in Britain.

Ireland condoles with Iran over fatal earthquake

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:34
Speaker of Irish Senate Denis O Donovan cabled a message on Thursday to express condolences with the Iranian government and nation over the devastating earthquake which claimed hundreds of civilian lives and injured thousands more.

Kurdish militants aim to capture Syrian region, not fighting Daesh: Turkish FM

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:31
The Turkish foreign minister says a US-backed Kurdish militant group fighting in northern Syria aims to conquer the region under the cover of battling the Daesh Takfiri terror group.

Britain says no link between 400 million pound debt owed to Iran and jailed aid worker

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:20
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Thursday there was no link between a 400 million pound ($528 million) debt owed to Iran and the fate of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker.

Karni Sena threatens to chop off Deepika’s nose

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:17
Rajput Karni Sena member Mahipal Singh Makrana issued a fresh threat today in a self-made video. He said, “Rajputs never raise a hand on women but if need be, we will do to Deepika what Lakshman did to Shurpanakha.”

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