Houston Community College-Home Page
Texas Renaissance Festival- Home Page
Home » Archives by category » News » World News

Dubai Airshow: India marketing supersonic cruise missile BrahMos

Dubai Airshow: India marketing supersonic cruise missile BrahMos

DUBAI: India seems to be aggressively marketing its supersonic cruise missile BrahMos at the Dubai Airshow and is in talks with countries in the Middle East region. In the sprawl of pavilions boasting of cutting edge aviation and defence technology at the Dubai Airshow, a stall with scale models of Sukhoi Su-30 MKI planes, ships, submarines […]

India sets Guinness world record by cooking 918kg khichdi

India sets Guinness world record by cooking 918kg khichdi

India on Saturday set a Guinness world record by cooking 918kg khichdi, a traditional multi-grain dish, at the ongoing global food event organised by the government in the national capital. A team of 50 people led by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor and NGO Akshaya Patra supervised the night-long preparations and yoga guru Ramdev Baba put […]

First Jurassic-era ‘fish lizard’ fossil found in India

First Jurassic-era ‘fish lizard’ fossil found in India

In a first, a near- complete fossilised skeleton of a Jurassic ichthyosaur — large marine reptile which lived alongside dinosaurs — has been discovered in India, scientists said. Fossil records of ichthyosaurs, which means ‘fish lizards’ in Greek, have been found in North American and Europe previously. However, in the Southern Hemisphere, they have mostly […]

Caitlan Coleman breaks silence on captivity, says ‘was in Pakistan for more than a year’

Caitlan Coleman breaks silence on captivity, says ‘was in Pakistan for more than a year’

Disputing claims about her rescue, the recently recovered Caitlan Coleman has said that she was in Pakistan for at least a year before she was “rescued” by Pakistan Army in an operation near the Pak-Afghan border earlier this month. While speaking to the Toronto Star in her first interview since her recovery, Coleman said: “Right now, everybody’s shunting blame and […]

Pakistan-Iran sign deal to boost border security

Pakistan-Iran sign deal to boost border security

Pakistan and Iran today agreed not to let their territories be used for terrorism against each other as the two neighbouring countries signed an MoU to improve border security management, a media report said. Pakistan shares a 900-kilometre-long border with Iran which in the recent months has expressed concern over militants operating along the Pakistani […]

China urges India to ‘face the facts and abide by historic treaty’ on border areas

China urges India to ‘face the facts and abide by historic treaty’ on border areas

BEIJING: China on Sunday referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the China-India border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions, a day after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to the Nathu La post. Reacting to Sitharaman’s visit to the area, the Chinese foreign ministry on Sunday said […]

China opens new highway in Tibet close to Arunachal border

China opens new highway in Tibet close to Arunachal border

BEIJING: China on Sunday opened a 409-km new expressway costing about $5.8 billion linking Tibet’s provincial capital Lhasa with Nyingchi, which is close to Arunachal Pradeshborder. The 409-km toll-free expressway has linked the two major cities which are also tourist attractions in Tibet, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Six rockets land near Kabul airport shortly before Mattis arrives: Official

Six rockets land near Kabul airport shortly before Mattis arrives: Official

  KABUL: Six rockets landed near Kabul’s international airport on Wednesday after US DefenseSecretary Jim Mattis flew to the Afghan capital for talks, an official said. The volley of missiles struck near the military section of the airport but there were no casualties or immediate claim of responsibility, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP.   Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

India-US ties: Jim Mattis to arrive, focus on ‘cementing progress’

India-US ties: Jim Mattis to arrive, focus on ‘cementing progress’

The day-long visit by US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to New Delhi on Tuesday will focus on building ties with his Indian counterpart, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and on “cementing progress on India-US ties”. Mattis, the first member of the Trump administration to visit India, will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor Ajit […]

First pair of sperm whales spotted in Pakistani waters

First pair of sperm whales spotted in Pakistani waters

Fishermen on Tuesday spotted a pair of sperm whales near Jiwani ─ the first such sighting in Pakistani waters, a press release issued by the World Wide Fund-Pakistan said. The fishermen, who saw the whales while navigating about 22 kilometers south of Gunz, followed them out of curiosity for nearly 1.5 hours after which the […]

Beijing may tell Pak to crack down on LeT, JeM: Top Chinese experts

Beijing may tell Pak to crack down on LeT, JeM: Top Chinese experts

BEIJING: China is likely to ask Pakistan to crack down on two terror groups, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, named in the BRICS declaration, two experts associated with Chinese government think tanks told TOI on Monday. “From the declaration, you can say there is a visible change in China’s stand on this matter,” said Hu Shishang, director of the Institute […]

In Dealing With China, Modi’s Running Out Of Option

In Dealing With China, Modi’s Running Out Of Option

Stone-throwing in Jammu and Kashmir does not, at this point, generally make news. But the people throwing stones at Indian soldiers are not usually wearing the uniforms of the People’s Liberation Army. That, apparently, is what happened along a section of the disputed border in Ladakh yesterday, and it is undeniable that it represents a […]

Friendship With Pak ‘Stronger Than Steel, Sweeter Than Honey’: China Vice Premier

Friendship With Pak ‘Stronger Than Steel, Sweeter Than Honey’: China Vice Premier

ISLAMABAD:  Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, the “special guest” at Pakistan’s Independence Day celebration, said today the two countries have always stood by each other and their friendship was “stronger than steel”. Wang, a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of China’s ruling Communist Party, is among the country’s top leaders. He arrived in […]

4 Arab Countries Say They Are Ready For Qatar Dialogue With Conditions

4 Arab Countries Say They Are Ready For Qatar Dialogue With Conditions

DUBAI:  The four Arab countries that have cut ties with Qatar said on Sunday they were ready for talks to tackle the dispute if Doha showed willingness to deal with their demands. The foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates met in the Bahraini capital, Manama, to discuss the crisis that […]

North Korea could carry out missile test soon: US officials

North Korea could carry out missile test soon: US officials

WASHINGTON: US officials said on Tuesday they have seen increased North Korean activity at a site in the western city of Kusong that could be preparations for another missile test within days. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that over the past week intelligence has spotted equipment, possibly for launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) […]

Despite New Warning, China Hints Ajit Doval To Meet Counterpart This Week

Despite New Warning, China Hints Ajit Doval To Meet Counterpart This Week

NEW DELHI/BEIJING: Despite new tough talk today about the border confrontation at Sikkim, China has indicated that National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is likely to meet one-on-one with his counterpart when he travels to Beijing later this week for a session of top security officials of BRICS. A Chinese government spokesperson said that in the past, bilateral […]

Sikkim border stand-off: China warns India not to use ‘trespass’ as ‘policy tool’ to realise political targets

Sikkim border stand-off: China warns India not to use ‘trespass’ as ‘policy tool’ to realise political targets

With the standoff at Doklam running beyond a month, China on Tuesday asked India not to use “trespass” into Doklam area as a “policy tool” to achieve its political targets. The foreign ministry in a statement also asked India to immediately withdraw its troops in order to avoid any kind of escalation. On being asked […]

Facing Defeat In Mosul, ISIS Members Throw Themselves In River Tigris

Facing Defeat In Mosul, ISIS Members Throw Themselves In River Tigris

A US-trained elite Iraqi force in the Old City of Mosul reached the Tigris riverside, state TV said, indicating that the insurgents’ last redoubt is on the verge of falling. After eight months of combat that has ruined parts of the city, killed thousands of civilians and displaced nearly one million people, Iraqi officials say […]

US lawmakers urge Trump to press PM Modi on trade, investment

US lawmakers urge Trump to press PM Modi on trade, investment

WASHINGTON: Leading US congressmen have called on President Donald Trump to press Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove barriers to US trade and investment when they meet for the first time on Monday. The lawmakers, from the Republican and Democratic parties, said in a letter to Trump that high-level engagement with India had failed to […]

London High-Rise Fire Like ‘Horror Movie,’ Leaving 6 Dead And 50 Injured

London High-Rise Fire Like ‘Horror Movie,’ Leaving 6 Dead And 50 Injured

LONDON:  A number of people were killed, at least 50 injured and many others missing on Wednesday as a fire ripped through a high-rise apartment building in west London where residents had long warned of the potential risk of a catastrophic blaze. A thick plume of smoke could be seen for miles around, while witnesses […]

Page 1 of 28123Next ›Last »