PM chairs meeting to review Indus Water Treaty

Principal secretary to PM, Nripendra Misra, national security adviser Ajit Doval, foreign secretary S Jaishankar, the water resources secretary, and other senior officials were present in the meeting. Pakistan had agreed to grant MFN status to India by December 2012, but it did not adhere to the timeline due to various political considerations. [Full Article...]

India to review 'Most Favoured Nation' status to Pakistan

According to sources, officials from the Union Water Resources Ministry gave a presentation to the Prime Minister on the treaty and the projects involved. On run-of-the-river hydro-electrical projects, the sources said out of 18600 MW capacity, India was only utilising 3034 MW, while projects of 2526 MW capacity were under construction and 5846 MW were at the advanced stage of approval. [Full Article...]

Oil slumps as Iran-Saudi discord dims freeze prospects

Earlier Tuesday afternoon, oil prices fell after Iran's oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said he hadn't received any official proposal from Saudi Arabia. Goldman Sachs, meanwhile, on Tuesday slashed its oil forecast for the rest of 2016 (, warning that supplies will continue to outstrip demand regardle... [Full Article...]

Dominican Republic rejoices with peace in Colombia

Many in the audience had tears in their eyes, and shouts rose urging Santos and Londono to "Hug, hug, hug!" In comments to CNA on the signing of the accord, Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos praised the agreement as "something positive" that comes at the end of a long, violent conflict, but he also cautioned that true peace goes beyond paper, and is rooted in goodwill and forgiveness. [Full Article...]

Obama likely faces first veto override --> Obama likely faces first veto override

Obama likely faces first veto override --> Obama likely faces first veto override Justifying his decision, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Obama is much more anxious about the long-term impact of this legislation on the USA national security as compared to his daily interactions with members of the Congress. [Full Article...]

World Health Organization calls for safe routes to evacuate east Aleppo sick, wounded

The White House says it's hard to envision any military cooperation with Russian Federation in Syria because Moscow has repeatedly failed to fulfill its commitments to a recent cease-fire deal. Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. It's an offer his opponents have rejected in the past. They also said medical personnel and hospitals are "overwhelmed", with no addition... [Full Article...]

UK Labour leader Corbyn says he plans no purge of critics

UK Labour leader Corbyn says he plans no purge of critics The Labour leader will be at Jarrow's Monkton Stadium on Saturday. "The public would expect parties, if they don't have a majority, to talk to other parties". Tens of thousands more new members have flocked to Labour since Corbyn was elected, making it Britain's largest party. "So, in my view, they're pretty bad guys". [Full Article...]

Gabon Court Upholds President Bongo's Victory in Disputed Vote

Gabon Court Upholds President Bongo's Victory in Disputed Vote Opposition leader Jean Ping had filed a legal challenge after Bongo was declared the victor by a mere 6,000 votes in the August 27 election. "As I promised you as the president clearly elected by the Gabonese, I will remain by your side to defend your vote and your sovereignty". [Full Article...]

PM urges United Nations to send face finding mission to IOK

While Sharif was delivering his speech , there was very thin attendance in the hall. And like the dutiful weak civilian administrator that he is, he talked to the Pakistani military chief, Raheel Sharif, to discuss what track to take in his United Nations bluster. [Full Article...]

French president vows to shut down Calais camp this year

Speaking on his first visit to Calais as President , Mr Hollande said his government is preparing to "completely, definitively" dismantle the Jungle. "The not freed of its obligations because of the sovereign decision that it took", Hollande said Monday in Calais . The French President is in the city to meet police, politicians, and port officials but not expected to visit the camp du... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation retains hope for Syria solution

Briefing the council, U.N. Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura appealed to members to work to restore the ceasefire. De Mistura said almost 2 million people in Aleppo, Syria's largest city, are without running water following the escalation in fighting. [Full Article...]

Kerry discounts Syrian suggestion of talks on unity government

Kerry discounts Syrian suggestion of talks on unity government He says Syria's government has launched a "concerted campaign" to strike civilian targets, and that President Bashar Assad's forces are trying "to bomb civilians into submission". That proposal is contrary to the roadmap for a Syrian political transition adopted by key nations in Geneva in June 2012 including the five permanent U.N. [Full Article...]

Clinton, Trump poised for historic debate battle

McCarthy added that "there's still a lot to go" in the presidential race, and said, "One debate does not determine the election". Jim Newell at Slate lists three ways that he thinks Trump can be beaten in a debate. Pollsters asked likely voters about their thoughts on terrorism, a topic that could come up during the first presidential debate . "The news that the ultra-liberal, elitist, out-of... [Full Article...]

Invest 97L: Carefully watching a wave in the tropics

Invest 97L: Carefully watching a wave in the tropics It is expected to become a tropical depression in the next day or two, and forecasters say interests in the eastern and central Caribbean Sea and the northern coast of South America should monitor the system. The storm is now moving east-northeast at 23 miles per hour. Forecasters said what's left of the storm had some tropical storm force winds, but the centre appeared elongated and was expecte... [Full Article...]

United States ambassador to UN: Russia's action in Syria is 'barbarism'

United States ambassador to UN: Russia's action in Syria is 'barbarism' Singer said that in retaliation, the Suleiman al-Halabi pumping station, also located in the rebel-held east, was switched off - cutting water to 1.5 million people in government-held western parts of the city. He said Russian Federation is " guilty of protracting this war, of making it far more ugly". He said Assad's regime "has clearly made the choice of a military escalation". [Full Article...]

'You can not brush Kashmir under the carpet': Pakistan's HC to India

Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi Sunday said India had to answer to the world for all its atrocities and crimes, including inhuman use of bullets and pellets against the innocent Kashmiri people in the Occupied Kashmir. [Full Article...]

Arab coalition airstrikes kill 10 civilians in Yemen's Ibb city

Arab coalition airstrikes kill 10 civilians in Yemen's Ibb city More than 6,000 people - many of them civilians - have died since Hadi's forces began their military campaign to retake the country from the Huthi rebels, who forced the government to flee the capital. The Houthis are still in full control of most northern cities despite the intensified 19-month war. Yemen and Saudi Arabia - which intervened to prevent the Houthis and forces loyal to the former ... [Full Article...]

Canada beats Russia 5-3, advances to World Cup finals

Canada beats Russia 5-3, advances to World Cup finals But we need to better help, you know. "And that's what we did". And it was No. 87 who set the tone early by scoring to give Canada a 1-0 lead at 7:40 of the first, sweeping in alone after a forecheck poke off Dmitri Kulikov's stick and then restored order by setting up Brad Marchand off another forecheck sweep off Andrei Markov's stick to tie the game 2-2 with 2:24 left in the second and only ... [Full Article...]

US appeals for India, Pakistan to engage in direct dialogue

The Indian Army doesn't speak, it acts to show valour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, recalling the September 18 cross-border terror attack on a military base in Jammu and Kashmir and vowed that perpetrators of the "cowardly act" that left 18 soldiers dead won't go unpunished. [Full Article...]

Obama tells Netanyahu of United States concern on settlements

Many analysts say Palestinian frustration with the Israeli occupation and settlement building in the West Bank, the complete lack of progress in peace efforts and their own fractured leadership have helped feed the unrest. "Our hope will be that in these conversations we get the sense of how Israel sees the next few years, what the opportunities are and what the challenges are in order to ensure w... [Full Article...]

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