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‘Lanka aims to transform into global trading hub’

‘Lanka aims to transform into global trading hub’

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the government aimed to transform the island nation into a hub of the Indian Ocean under the Vision 2025 programme.

Celebrating Nepali New Year

Celebrating Nepali New Year

Women from ethnic Newar community celebrate the Nepal Sambat in Kathmandu. Thousands of people from Nepal’s ethnic Newar community marched into the streets of the capital city on October 20 to celebrate their New Year called “Nepal Sambat 1138.”

North Italian regions vote on autonomy bid

North Italian regions vote on autonomy bid

Voters in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto cast their ballots in referendums yesterday on autonomy, against the backdrop of Catalonia’s push for independence from Spain.

Catalonia weighs options after Spain raises stakes

Catalonia weighs options after Spain raises stakes

Catalonia’s separatists were weighing their options yesterday after Spain took drastic steps to stop the region from breaking away by dissolving its separatist government and forcing new elections.

Czech tycoon Babis to be named PM

Czech tycoon Babis to be named PM

Czech President Milos Zeman said yesterday that he would name Andrej Babis prime minister, but the tycoon leader of the anti-establishment ANO party may struggle to find coalition partners despite his emphatic election win.

Maltese demand justice for murdered journalist

Maltese demand justice for murdered journalist

Thousands of people flocked to a rally yesterday to demand justice for murdered Maltese journalist and anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Thousands march in Berlin against AfD

Thousands march in Berlin against AfD

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Berlin yesterday in protest against the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD)’s debut in parliament next week.

Newly-released Navalny back on campaign trail

Newly-released Navalny back on campaign trail

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free yesterday after a 20-day prison term for organising protests against President Vladimir Putin.

Pakistan, Turkey agree to enhance trade ties

Pakistan, Turkey agree to enhance trade ties

On the sidelines of the ninth D-8 summit, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim agreed to bolster relations in diverse areas with a focus on trade and economy.

Singapore PM Lee says ready to step down in few years

Singapore PM Lee says ready to step down in few years

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was ready to step down in a couple of years time and his successor is likely already in the cabinet but a clear choice has yet to emerge.

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since military crackdown in northern Rakhine in August, a UN report said yesterday.

Indonesia says military chief barred from US entry

Indonesia says military chief barred from US entry

Indonesia said yesterday its military chief had been refused entry to the United States and asked Washington for an explanation.

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