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Trump doesn't rule out backing Moore

Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump did not rule out backing the Senate candidacy of Republican Roy Moore, saying any option is better than the presence of another “liberal” in the upper house. Moore has in recent days been accused of sexual harassment by eight women. “I can tell you one thing for sure, we don’t need a ... Read More »

Comedy like my home ground: Delnaaz

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Delnaaz Irani, known for her perfect comic timing, says comedy comes naturally to her and it is like her home ground. But the “Kal Ho Naa Ho” actress has taken up the role of Odhani, a clairvoyant, in Sony Entertainment Television’s show “Ek Deewaana Tha”. Asked about doing something outside her comfort zone, Delnaaz ... Read More »

US regulator to vote to rollback Obama's net neutrality rules

Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) The US Federal Communications Commission has announced that it will vote next month to rollback rules adopted in 2015 that require Internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally, a media report said. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement on Tuesday that the so-called net neutrality rules “imposed heavy-handed, utility-style ... Read More »

UN chief condemns suicide bombing in Nigeria

United Nations, Nov 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned a suicide bombing in Nigeria in which 50 people were killed. In a statement on Tuesday through his spokesman Farhan Haq, Guterres extended his condolences to the bereaved families and to the government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life, and wished a speedy recovery to the ... Read More »

NATO blunder aims to provoke Turkey: Experts

Ankara, Nov 22 (IANS) The incident that has caused tensions between NATO and Turkey during an exercise in Norway last week was a “provocation” against an indispensable ally of the western world but actually snubbed because of contentious foreign policy decisions, experts said. “I think it was a planned and deliberate provocation … I do not agree to the judgment ... Read More »

Collapse of IS is defeat of US: Iran's top leader

Tehran, Nov 22 (IANS) Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the victory over the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria is a defeat of the US in the region, a media report said. He said the victory over the IS is tantamount to the defeat of plots to sow division and wage a civil war ... Read More »

Lucky to have Manganiello as husband: Vergara

London, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Sofia Vergara says she considers herself lucky to have got husband Joe Manganiello as a reward. Vergara, who has been married to Manganiello since November 2015, gushed about her husband on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, reports “I was so lucky. I must have done something really, really right in my life to get that ... Read More »

Iraqi PM to declare IS defeat after clearing Iraq's desert

Baghdad, Nov 22 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has vowed to declare the final defeat of Islamic State (IS) after the country’s security forces eliminate the extremist militants from the desert, a media report said. “Daesh (IS group) has been completely eradicated from the military perspective, but during the next short stage the final clearing of Daesh will take ... Read More »

Sudanese President to pay official visit to Russia

Khartoum, Nov 22 (IANS) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will begin a four-day official visit to Russia in response to invitation by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, a media report said. Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that al-Bashir would during the visit hold talks with Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on enhancing bilateral ties in political, economic, ... Read More »

Netanyahu, Putin discuss Syria in phone call

Jerusalem, Nov 22 (IANS) Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a telephonic conversation, a media report said. The talks took place a day after Putin’s meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. According to the Hebrew-language Ynet news site, an Israeli official said that Netanyahu and Putin spoke over the phone on Tuesday ... Read More »

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