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Iran strongly condemns terrorist blast in Pakistan

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No group has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack yet, but Pakistan's officials often blame extremist groups such as Baluchistan's separatist insurgent group for such terrorist acts. The claim by the IS affiliate in Pakistan came later Thursday, in a statement posted on the Islamic State-linked Aamaq news agency. Ghasemi, Spokesman of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shared sympathies with Pakistani nation, government and victims' families adding "these brutal attacks are aimed ... Read More »

Brazil in Shock After Horrendous Child Murders in Minas Gerais

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In a horrific incident, a Brazilian school guard reportedly burnt four kids at a nursery school at Brazil's southeastern state of Minas Gerais on Thursday. Grief also struck Jane Kelly , the mother of Juan Miguel Soares . Witnesses told media that the man, in his 50s, had been working as a night guard at the nursery for eight years. Read More »

The Catalan Crisis is Getting Worse

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Spain's prime minister, meanwhile, urged the separatist leader of the regional Catalan government to cancel plans for declaring independence to avoid "greater evils". The sight of King Felipe intervening and condemning the referendum - a highly unusual move for the monarch - made many in Catalonia believe the next step would be troops on the streets. Read More »

Britain planning for no Brexit deal, but unlikely - minister

The resolution was adopted by an overwhelming majority: 557 votes in favour, 92 against and 29 abstentions, supported by the main political parties, the right of the majority (EPP) to Green, passing by the liberals and the socialists. The Prime Minister's stance appears to be a candid admission for the first time that there is not enough time for a comprehensive deal to be negotiated on both the exit terms and any future trading relationship before March 2019, when the United Kingdom is due ... Read More »

SP elects Akhilesh Yadav as National President for 5 years

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Asked about the phone call, Akhilesh said: "Sometimes I get the benefit of being the younger one in the family. He [Mr. Shivpal] gave his blessings and congratulated me", Mr. On whether Mulayam may turn up for the convention, Akhilesh said that he had requested his presence. During the course of the day, speculations were rife over Mulayam attending the Agra summit. Read More »

Saudi king: global community must take responsibility for Rohingya crisis

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Even though the United States still takes the dominant position in the Middle East, the adherence of the region to traditional alliances has been weakening recently while regional leaders try to look for alternatives. Oil traded near $50 a barrel in NY as traders weighed a flood of US crude exports against the possibility of extended production cuts by OPEC and Russian Federation. Read More »

Kerala yatra loses fizz as Amit Shah quits abruptly

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Meanwhile, Shah on Thursday skipped the second leg of the party's padayatra in Kerala to make himself available for a meeting with prime minister Narendra Modi . The daily reported that even Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's participation in the Yatra on Wednesday failed to create any ripples in the state. Read More »

Palestinian Cabinet meets in Gaza in reconciliatory move

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Due to Hamas' historical ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, who were overthrown in Egypt in 2013, the group has been accused of planning and orchestrating attacks carried out by the IS affiliate Sinai Province against Egyptian security forces in North Sinai, which borders Gaza. Read More »

Saudi economy shrinks over the first two half of 2017

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Aramco said in a statement earlier this week that it expects to sign a number of preliminary business agreements with Russian businesses in oil and gas, petrochemicals, renewable energy, and advanced materials and technologies. Russian Federation is cutting more oil production than it agreed to under the OPEC-led arrangement. The cuts have effectively bolstered prices and are expected to be extended. Read More »

New Gulf of Mexico Storm Brewing on Horizon

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Check The Palm Beach Post's live storm tracking map . For Invest 90L to move northward toward the northern Gulf Coast there will need to be a weakness in that ridge. We typically see up to two gyres like this one set up each year, and they can spawn tropical storms in both the Atlantic and eastern Pacific basins, sometimes in each basin at the same time. Read More »

Two women accused of murdering Kim Jong Nam plead not guilty

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Both women who face the death penalty if convicted told their lawyers they did not know they were participating in a deadly attack and believed they were carrying out a prank for a reality TV show, when they administered the nerve agent banned by the United Nations on Kim at Kuala Lumpur's global airport on February 13 . Read More »

Amit Shah: Pinarayi Vijayan responsible for violence in Kerala

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Nadda, V.K. Singh, and Kerala's own Alphons Kannanthanam is expected to send a message to the people of the state - that the BJP is giving a lot of importance to the coastal state. "Satyagrahas will be staged in all state capitals from Wednesday till October 17", said the BJP chief. According to the sources during the 15-day long yatra, at least one Union minister would be present on each day of the march and some BJP chief ministers might also join them. Read More »

UP CM to join 'Jana Raksha Yatra' in Kerala on Wednesday

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While inaugurating the Yatra, Shah launched a scathing attack on Kerala's ruling LDF, saying Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was to blame for the murders of BJP and RSS workers in the state. "Kerala was always known as the land of Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyankali and Chattambi Swami but now it is known as the land where blood is spilled", he said. Read More »

Honeypreet Insan likely to surrender today

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After she was booked at Sector 5 police station in Panchkula along with Dera functionaries Aditya Insan and Surinder Dhiman for allegedly inciting violence in Panchkula in the aftermath of the Dera head's conviction, the Haryana Police issued a lookout notice and an arrest warrant against Honeypreet . Read More »

Honeypreet arrested by Haryana Police from Punjab

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She and other top Dera members were booked for inciting violence. She said that she would take legal advice on whether to surrender to the police, during her interview and also added that she went into depression after the arrest of her father Gurmeet. Read More »

Don't waste time talking to N Korea's 'Little Rocket Man', tweets Trump

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Asked how he could know whether the North would even contemplate coming to the table to negotiate away its growing nuclear arsenal, Tillerson told reporters in Beijing: "We are probing , so stay tuned ". At the same time, increased sanctions and diplomatic pressure have done little to force North Korea to alter course. But nearly as soon as Tillerson's trip was over, President Donald Trump swiftly undermined his secretary of state's outreach. Read More »

Facebook to hire 1000 people to review ads after Russian buys

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Half of the ads cost less than $3, and 99% cost less than $1,000. While the company hasn't shown the ads publicly, there's evidence that they were created to influence voters by promoting polarizing topics. The company defended itself from accusations that it should not have permitted the divisive ads, saying it walks a fine political line. A prerequisite for purchasing an ad will be proving the business or organization the advertiser is buying for, said the post from Facebook . Read More »

N's CEC allows amendment in party constitution

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The Central Working Committee (CWC) of the PML-N in its meeting at the Punjab House yesterday unanimously approved a resolution moved by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal in his capacity as the party's acting secretary general to make necessary changes to the party constitution to make Sharif party chief. Read More »

Places to visit on Gandhi Jayanti!!

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They accused me of spoiling the holidays of school children by forcing them to participate in this drive. "We have built toilets in girl's schools in nearly 14 districts in India , along with providing them maintenance contracts". Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao today said people have forgotten the cultural and religious practice of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene due to a busy daily life and Mahatma Gandhis dream of a "clean India " was yet to be fulfilled. Read More »