30 Oct 2014
STOCKHOLM: The Swedish government officially recognised the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international exasperation over the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
26 Jul 2014
Kuala Lumpur: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that it will ‘leave nothing unturned’ to boost global aviation safety after a black week for the industry that has claimed over 460 lives in three separate crashes.
04 Jun 2014
Doha: Safety in global aviation remains high, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said, as it seeks to improve in-flight tracking after the disappearance of a Malaysian passenger jet in March.
02 Jun 2014
Doha (Qatar): Continuous tracking of aircraft following the mysterious disappearance of MH370, carbon-neutral air travel and financial stress hitting the airline industry would be the focus of debate among global aviation chiefs at the IATA meet starting in Doha on Monday.
27 Oct 2014
Islamabad: Guns may fall silent when the SAARC meet takes place in November, but it would only imply respite rather than a long-term solution to the ongoing crisis between India and Pakistan, an editorial said on Monday.
04 Oct 2013
London: British citizens enjoy the widest range of visa-free travel in the world, being able to visit 173 countries with just a passport, while Indians get visa-free or visa-on-arrival access in 52 countries.
21 Oct 2014
United Nations: India has initiated efforts to have June 21 commemorated each year as the 'International Day of Yoga' at the United Nations, aiming to bring to fruition the idea floated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly last month.
23 Oct 2014
Washington: Air defence forces were put on high alert and cities across US increased security after Wednesday's deadly shooting attacks on the Canadian parliament in the capital city of Ottawa. Shortly after the attack, President Barack Obama spoke to Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the phone and offered any assistance Canada needed in responding to these attacks, the White House said in a statement.
24 Oct 2014
Macdill Air Force Base (US): US and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against the Islamic State group and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said. The flights for "Operation Inherent Resolve" include thousands of mid-air fuelling runs,surveillance sorties and 632 air strikes in Iraq and Syria, according to US Central Command.
14 Oct 2014
Oslo: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday hoped for an early conclusion of talks between India and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) on free trade agreement, which will facilitate further promotion of economic ties with Norway and other member states.