Pak Hindu minor girls approach court seeking protection

A man has been arrested in Pakistan for allegedly assisting in solemnising the wedding of two Hindu minor girls, who were reportedly abducted and forcefully converted to Islam, as the teenagers approached a court in the country’s Punjab province seeking protection. Continue Reading

‘No proof that Trump campaign conspired with Russia to influence 2016 poll’

Donald Trump’s campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election won by him, according to a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report submitted to Congress on Sunday, in a major relief to the embattled US President on an issue that has cast a shadow on his presidency for nearly two years. Continue Reading

FATF experts team to review Pak’s progress on global standards

A group of experts from the Financial Action Task Force will review whether Pakistan has made enough progress on global standards against financial crimes to warrant its exclusion from the watchdog’s grey list. Continue Reading

Germany’s Wunder Mobility bets on carpooling to combat India’s pollution problem

With India home to seven of the top 10 most polluted cities in the world, Germany-based mobility solutions provider Wunder is pitching carpooling as an effective remedy to the alarming levels of vehicular pollution in the country.   Continue Reading

Ethiopian Airlines ‘believes in’ Boeing despite crash: CEO

Ethiopian Airlines “believes in” Boeing despite the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane killing all 157 people on board and that led to the model’s grounding, the carrier’s CEO said on Monday. Continue Reading

China pursuing ‘new world media order’ to suppress criticism: watchdog

China is trying to establish a “new world media order” to prevent and counter criticism, a project that threatens press freedom globally, watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned in a report released Monday. Continue Reading

India eyes oil from Brazil, Mexico after US sanctions on Venezuela affects imports

India is looking to increase oil imports from Brazil and Mexico to offset the loss of Venezuelan oil in the wake of US sanctions on that country.  Continue Reading

Ex-official: Duterte photographed with drug-linked Chinese

A former senior Philippine police official says President Rodrigo Duterte has been photographed with two Chinese men involved in illegal drugs and sent a report to warn him about the two. Continue Reading