No plan to allow Indian military base in exchange for aid, says Maldives “Report is baseless and aimed at discrediting the government as it starts to rebuild good relations with its neighbours and the rest of the international community,” said minister for foreign affairs Abdulla Shahid. wiki source
Khashoggi murder: US Senate passes measure to end support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen The measures passed 63-37 in a Republican-controlled chamber with the backing of some of President Trump’s key allies, who have felt frustrated by what they is the president’s willingness to overlook the role played by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. wiki source
Side issues loom over G-20 summit as world leaders arrive The two-day summit beginning Friday is supposed to focus on development, infrastructure and food security, but those seemed largely an afterthought amid soured US-European relations and as the United States, Mexico and Canada hammered out the final language of a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement expected to be signed Friday. wiki source
For better ties with India, Pakistan needs to be a secular state: Army chief Bipin Rawat The observation comes amid Pakistan expressing an inclination for greater engagement, most of which came in the wake of the two nations deciding to build a corridor for Sikh pilgrims from India to visit the Kartarpur shrine in Pakistan wiki source
Expect increase in Saudi investments in next 2-3 years, says India after meet with crown prince Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on the sidelines of the G20 conference in Buenos Aires and agreed to increase economic cooperation. wiki source
Mary Kom named best boxer of World Championships NEW DELHI: India’s MC Mary Kom, who won a historic sixth world title, was adjudged the best pugilist of the 10th World Women’s Boxing Championships here. The AIBA panel which chose the Indian as the best among the competitors was a richly deserved honour to the 35-year-old Manipuri, whose endurance, perseverance and the never-say-die attitude is unparallel in history.