• Wed, May 22, 2019
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday set out what she called a new Brexit deal, with safeguards and legal assurances on aspects of her controversial withdrawal agreement in the hope of...
    Theresa May sets out ‘new' Brexit deal, offers Parliament vote on second referendum
    In a major compromise to a demand from the Opposition benches, she promised to include the option of a parliamentary vote on holding a second referendum on her deal if it clears the Commons next month. I recognise the genuine and sincere strength of feeling across the House on this important issue. The government will therefore include in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill at introduction a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum,” she said in a speech in London on Tuesday. This must take place before the Withdrawal Agreement can be ratified,” she noted, even as she reiterated her continued opposition to holding another referendum.“If the House of Commons were to vote for a referendum, it would be requiring the government to make provisions for such a referendum…So to those MPs who want a second referendum to confirm the...
  • Saudi media accuses Yemen rebels of missile fire at Mecca Saudi media accuses Yemen rebels of missile fire at Mecca

    Saudi-owned media accused Yemeni rebels Tuesday of targeting Islam's holiest city Mecca after Riyadh and its allies said they had intercepted two missiles over the kingdom.

  • DNA test confirms death of NTJ leader in Sri Lanka Easter bombings DNA test confirms death of NTJ leader in Sri Lanka Easter bombings

    Sri Lankan authorities have confirmed through DNA tests that one of the two suicide bombers who died in the Shangri-La Hotel bombing during Easter Sunday attacks was Zahran Cassim, the leader of the...

  • Christchurch mosque shooter charged with terrorism: New Zealand police Christchurch mosque shooter charged with terrorism: New Zealand police

    The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time on Tuesday, New Zealand police said.

  • Indonesia's Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul Indonesia's Joko Widodo re-elected president as rival cries foul

    Thousands of soldiers fanned out across Jakarta on Tuesday after the surprise early announcement of official results in Indonesia's election showed Joko Widodo re-elected leader of the world's...

  • US delays Huawei ban for 90 days US delays Huawei ban for 90 days

    US officials have issued a 90-day reprieve on their ban on dealing with Chinese tech giant Huawei, saying breathing space was needed to avoid huge disruption.

  • Pakistan's federal narcotics minister dies Pakistan's federal narcotics minister dies

    Updated On: May, 21, 201904:32 PM

    President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan have expressed grief and deep sorrow over the demise of Mahar.

  • Eiffel Tower climber grabbed after sparking evacuation Eiffel Tower climber grabbed after sparking evacuation

    Emergency procedures triggered by the man's unauthorised climb forced an evacuation of the iconic monument, the esplanade underneath it and a large section of the adjacent Champ de Mars park...

  • US has not reached out to Iran for talks: Trump US has not reached out to Iran for talks: Trump

    Trump has blown hot and cold over Iran, leading many in Washington to fear he is rushing to conflict, but then indicating that he has no desire to embroil the United States in another distant war.

  • Pakistan appoints Mueenul Haq as India's new envoy Pakistan appoints Mueenul Haq as India's new envoy

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday approved appointments of over two dozen ambassadors in various countries including India, China and Japan.