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South Korea intends to provide humanitarian aid to the DPRK

South Korea intends to provide humanitarian aid to the DPRK

U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, where he warned he would "totally destroy" North Korea if threatened, reinforced the need for Pyongyang to realise it must give up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said on Wednesday.


China's central bank tells banks to stop doing business with North Korea

China's central bank tells banks to stop doing business with North Korea

For his part, hawkish Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has said he would "never tolerate" the North's "dangerous provocative action" and has urged the worldwide community to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang. President Donald Trump has said all options - including military - are on the table to stop North Korea from threatening the U.S. Earlier in the week, the Security Council tightened sanctions after the U.S.


Sushma Swaraj to SCO members: Build anti-terrorism into SCO framework

Sushma Swaraj to SCO members: Build anti-terrorism into SCO framework

While speaking at the ad hoc Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Meeting of Foreign Ministers in New York, Swaraj has said that there can't be a justification for any acts of terrorism. "We must condemn efforts, including by states, to use religion to justify, sustain and sponsor terrorism against other countries", she added. Sushma Swaraj also sought cooperation for early conclusion of negotiations and adoption of the India-initiated Comprehensive Convention against International ...


Pass Women's Reservation Bill in LS: Sonia

Pass Women's Reservation Bill in LS: Sonia

The Bill, which was introduced by the UPA regime in 2008, and which was passed in Rajya Sabha in 2010, might just see the light of the day, after nearly two decades of stonewalling. While the official word by the BJP was a taunt at the Congress' own failures to get the Bill passed, party office-bearers said that the BJP was in favour of the Bill and saw advantages for itself with its passage.


Iraq Launches Offensive to Retake ISIS Bastion Hawija

Iraq Launches Offensive to Retake ISIS Bastion Hawija

This week, Iraqi troops seized Akashat region, located between borders with Syria and Jordan. Other towns in the area, Qaim and Rawa, are still held by ISIS , which stormed Anbar and almost third of Iraq in 2014, declaring a caliphate in the country.