Bombings in Myanmar injure 2

Sittwe (Myanmar) , Feb 24

Three bomb explosions rocked the western Myanmar city of Sittwe on Saturday and left two people injured.

Trump blames India, China for quitting Paris climate deal

Washington , Feb 24

US President Donald Trump has once again blamed India and China for his decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal last year, saying that the "unfair" accord would have imposed "draconian financial and economic burdens" on the US, as it would have made Washington pay for nations which benefitted the most from the deal.

Ras al-Khaimah ruler attends Terry Fox Run

Ras Al Khaimah , Feb 24

Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, has attended the Terry Fox Run here to commemorate Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox and to raise money for cancer research.

Kabul seeks closure of Taliban's Qatar office

Doha , Feb 24

Kabul has started discussions with the Qatari government to close the Talibans office in Doha as it has had "no positive consequence in terms of facilitating the peace talks with the group in Afghanistan", a senior government official has said.

S.Korea welcomes new US sanctions on N.Korea

Seoul , Feb 24

South Korea on Saturday welcomed fresh unilateral sanctions described as the heaviest ever adopted by the US against North Korea, and said the measures would contribute towards the common goal of the denuclearisation of Pyongyang in a peaceful manner.

29 killed in fresh attacks on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Damascus , Feb 24

At least 29 people, including five children, were killed on Saturday in fresh attacks on Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital, where over 500 civilians have died in the last week in intensified bombardment by forces loyal to the Syrian government.

Multiple bombings in Afghanistan kill 9

Kabul , Feb 24

At least nine people, including three assailants, were killed and 22 others wounded in three separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan on Saturday, authorities said.

UK-Ecuador talks over Assange's future break down

London , Feb 24

Talks between the UK and Ecuador over the future of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the latter's London embassy have broken down, according to Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa.