Category Archives: World

EU flags come down in Brexit Britain

Flying Colours, which makes flags for Britain’s royal palaces, has seen EU flag orders drop by 90 percent since the country voted to leave the bloc in 2016. “We’ve certainly seen a fall,” Andy Ormrod, director of the factory in North Knaresborough in Yorkshire, told AFP.

Afghan Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan: Sources

Iranians cry ‘revenge’ at funeral of suicide bomb victims

Tens of thousands of Iranians called for “revenge” on Saturday at the funeral of 27 Revolutionary Guards killed in a suicide attack perpetrated by jihadists that Tehran accuses Pakistan of supporting.

US tells European Union to recognise Guaido as Venezuela president

In a speech at the Munich Security Conference, US vice president Mike Pence said Guaido, who has declared himself interim leader and has won US and international support to replace Nicolas Maduro, deserved that “the rest of the world” recognise him, and called Maduro a dictator who must step down.

Trump confident about his second summit with Kim, says it will be “very successful one”

The two leaders had met on June 12 last year in Singapore for the first summit. Trump described his first-ever historic meeting with Kim as “really fantastic” and said they had agreed to sign an unspecified document after their “very positive” summit, aimed at normalising ties and complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

India-Singapore to sign pact for skilling Indians in aviation

National Skill Development Corporation of India’s (NSDC) Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council in collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic and a Singapore-based private sector firm will signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on February 22 to establish skill development centers.

Iran asks Pakistan to move against militants who killed 27 Guards

“If Pakistan does not carry out its responsibilities, Iran reserves the right to confront threats on its borders … based on international law and will retaliate to punish the terrorists,” Revolutionary Guards commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick over sex abuse claims

Pope Francis has defrocked the former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick over accusations he sexually abused minors some 50 years ago, a Vatican statement said Saturday.

Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to Pakistan delayed

The Saudi Crown Prince will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including members of the royal family, ministers and businessmen. This will be the Saudi Crown Prince’s maiden visit to Pakistan since becoming the heir to the throne in 2017. Security has been beefed up in the Pakistani capital ahead of his arrival.

Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week

“The commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the election as scheduled is no longer feasible. Consequently the commissioners decided to reschedule the presidential and national assembly elections to Saturday 23 February 2019,” he said.