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G-7 ministers call for nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima declaration

G7 Foreign Ministers walk together after placing wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan on 11 April 2016.

The foreign ministers of the world’s most advanced economies visited a war memorial for the 140,000 victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of the Japanese city. HIROSHIMA (Japan) – Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven, or G7, countries on Monday called for a “world without nuclear weapons” in what was called the “Hiroshima Declaration”. “We reaffirm our commitment to ... Read More »

Pakistani musicians perform at 2016 SXSW Music Festival in Texas

U.S. Embassy Connects Pakistani and American Artists at the South-by-Southwest Music Festival ISLAMABAD – Pakistani and American audience enjoyed a rare musical treat and traditional Pakistan culture as Pakistan’s top musicians perfromed at the 2016 South-by-South (SXSW) Music festival held in downtown Texas. “Music plays a unique role in connecting communities and individuals through a shared language,” Embassy Public Affairs ... Read More »

Situation remains tense after brief but strategic battle on Nagorno-Karabakh

Situation remains tense after brief but strategic battle on Nagorno-Karabakh

 TVI Special Report ISLAMABAD — The situation remains tense along the Line of Control between Azerbaijan and Armenia as Armenia forces continued shelling despite a cease-fire announced by Azerbaijan. The head of the Defense Ministry Media Section of Azerbaijan Vagif Dyargyahly said that the Azerbaijani side has decided to stop all unilateral military operations on the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh, ... Read More »

West Indies crowned double ICC World Twenty20 champions

West Indies players celebrate after defeating England in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 3, 2016.

Double Victory for Carribean Cricketers as both men’s and women’s team crowned T20 Champions West Indies snatched the World T20 title away from England in the most dramatic fashion, slamming four sixes in the final over For consecutive sixes from Carlos Brathwaite in the very last over and the innings of a lifetime from Marlon Samuels steered West Indies towards ... Read More »

Dubai announces 35 dirham airport fee on passengers

Collected fees will be transferred to Dubai Airports and subsequently to the Dubai Government public treasury: Officials DUBAI (United Arab Emirates) – Passengers departing from Dubai will pay a 35-dirham ($9.50) service fee for flights leaving after June 30 that have been booked since March 1, according to a statement from Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. As per the ... Read More »

EgyptAir plane hijacker arrested at Cyprus airport

Egypt Air

EgyptAir hijacker demands to see ex-wife, seeks asylum in Cyprus CAIRO (Egypt) – The man who hijacked an EgyptAir plane flying between Alexandria and Cairo and ordered the pilot to divert to Larnaca in Cyprus has been arrested, according to the Cypriot foreign ministry and the airline. Its over. The #hijacker arrested. #LarnacaAirport # Egyptair — Cyprus MFA (@CyprusMFA) March 29, ... Read More »

29 dead, dozens injured in suicide blast at soccer stadium in Iraq

29 dead, dozens injured in suicide blast at soccer stadium in Iraq

ISIS has claimed responsibility for suicide bombing in Iskanderiyah BAGHDAD (Iraq) – Suicide bomber killed at least 29 people and wounded 60 others in an attack on a crowd gathered at a soccer stadium south of Baghdad. The blast occurred during a trophy presentation in the village of Iskanderiyah about 25 miles south of the Iraqi capital. The Islamic State of Iraq and ... Read More »

Hello Kitty themed train unveiled in Taiwan

Hello Kitty themed train unveiled in Taiwan

Regular trips will start running on April 21 from Fridays to Sundays: TRA officials TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Taiwan unveiled its Hello Kitty-themed Taroko Express train, which set off from the Shulin train station. This train will travel to Taitung on the east coast route. The train with eight carriages that carries the themes of the iconic fictional character drew a ... Read More »

At least 34 dead as deadly blasts hit Brussels airport, metro station

Brussels explosions kill more than 25 dead, scores injured after multiple explosions rock Belgian capital

Belgium witnesses Black Day as three explosions ripped through Brussels – airport and metro station – killing at leats 30 people and wounding more than 100 BRUSSELS (Belgium) – At least 34 have been reported dead and more than 100 injured in coordinated attacks that ripped the Brussels international airport early Tuesday shortly before another blast was heard at a metro ... Read More »

Afghan people are suffering, yet global attention is dwindling: Red Cross chief

Refugees

The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Despite the worsening situation, attention paid to Afghanistan is inversely proportional to the humanitarian situation in the country. “There are more displaced people, more war-wounded and more disabled people. Humanitarian concerns are growing, yet international attention is dwindling. ... Read More »

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