New UK initiative to help commonwealth countries tackle world’s greatest environmental challanges announced

LONDON, Apr 17 (APP):New UK initiatives to help Commonwealth countries tackle world’s greatest environmental challenges announced Investment in pioneering British technology to help Commonwealth countries...

US sees no military solution to Afghan problem as Kabul Conference kicks off to...

  WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (APP):The United States expressed the hope that Taliban will eventually join the peace process by the Afghan government as there was...

Over 200 companies have ties to illegal Israeli settlements: UN report

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 01 (APP):The United Nations human rights office said Wednesday it had identified 206 companies -- mostly Israeli and American -- so...

Record-high Afghan opium production creates challenges for region and beyond, UN warns

UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (APP):Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record-high last year, leading to unprecedented levels of potential heroin on the world...

China testing super-maglev train that runs at 1,000 km/h

BEIJING, March 11 (APP):Chinese scientists have built the world's first prototype testing platform for an ultra-high-speed vacuum magnetic levitation (maglev) train that can travel...

Gokhale may adopt tougher approach towards China: Research Fellow

BEIJING, Feb 1 (APP):While commenting on Vijay Gokhale as India’s new foreign secretary, a Chinese research fellow said on Thursday that in comparison with...

UN rights chief denounces Israel for excessive use of force and deaths in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 28 (APP):The top United Nations human rights official has strongly condemned Israel's use of excessive force on Palestinian protesters in the...

False ballistic missile alert rattles US state of Hawaii

NEW YORK, Jan 14 (APP)::People in the U.S. state of Hawaii were sent scrambling Saturday 'for more than 30 minutes' after an emergency alert...

Two thirds of world’s workers are in informal sector: UN report

UNITED NATIONS, May 01 (APP)::More than 61 per cent of the world's employed population - two billion people - earn their livelihoods in the...

700,000 volunteers begin Beijing patrol after mall attack

BEIJING, Feb 12 (APP):Over 700,000 security volunteers started to patrol Beijing streets on Monday as the capital stepped up security following Sunday's shopping mall...

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