P Chidambaram, Digvijaya Singh in race to succeed Mallikarjun Kharge as leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha | India News

NEW DELHI: With Mallikarjun Kharge set to become the Congress president, former finance minister P Chidambaram and Digvijaya Singh are in the race to succeed him as leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, with Singh’s nose seemingly ahead. Sources said Kharge is set to resign as the leader of opposition in keeping with the party’s […]

Middle East

Iran committed ‘crimes against humanity’ in 2019 crackdown: rights lawyers

LONDON: Iran’s government and security forces committed “crimes against humanity” in their suppression of huge nationwide protests in 2019, an international panel of lawyers probing the crackdown concluded on Friday. The Iran Atrocities (Aban) Tribunal, which was convened by various human rights groups, heard evidence from over 250 witnesses as it investigated whether the Iranian […]

Rest of World

India abstains, Russia vetoes draft UNSC resolution condemning ‘illegal referenda’ and annexation of four Ukrainian territories

India abstained on a draft resolution tabled in the UN Security Council by the US and Albania that condemns Russia‘s “illegal referenda” and annexation of four Ukrainian territories and requires that Moscow withdraw troops from Ukraine immediately. The 15-nation UN Security Council voted on the resolution tabled by the US and Albania that condemned Russia’s […]

South Asia

Kabul Blast: At least 19 killed in suicide bombing at Kabul education centre | World News

KABUL: A Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Kabul police chief says 19 people were killed and 27 were wounded in a suicide bombing in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital. “An educational centre called ‘Kaj’ has been attacked, which unfortunately has caused deaths and injuries,” interior ministry spokesman Abdul Nafy Takor tweeted. “Security teams have […]


UK ‘will never accept’ Russian annexation of four Ukrainian territories: PM

LONDON: Prime Minister Liz Truss on Friday accused Vladimir Putin of breaching international law as Russia prepared to formally annex four occupied Ukrainian territories. Truss criticised the Russian leader for showing “clear disregard for the lives of the Ukrainian people he claims to represent”. “The UK will never ignore the sovereign will of those people […]


Putin’s claim of Western sabotage of Nord Stream gas pipelines ‘outrageous’ and ‘absurd’: US state secy Blinken

WASHINGTON: United States secretary of state Antony Blinken on Friday called Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s claim of Western sabotage in the leaks of the Nord Stream gas pipelines “absurd” and “outrageous.” “I really have nothing to say to the absurd allegation from President Putin that we are or other partners or allies are somehow responsible […]