Video PlayerClose BEIRUT, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese president said here Tuesday that he was informed by the United States that Israel does not have any aggressive intentions in the operation it has launched to block tunnels, National News Agency reported. "We do not have an aggressive intentions, so there will be no danger on peace along the border," Michel Aoun said at a joint press conference held at Baabda Palace with Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, who arrived a day earlier to Lebanon on an official visit. Aoun said he discussed with Austrian officials the Israeli repetitive violations of Lebanon's sovereignty which have increased in a remarkable way. They also emphasized the importance of joining international efforts in a bid to fight against terrorism between the two countrie. … [Read more...] about U.S. says Israel has no aggressive intention with border operation: Lebanese president
Brian Rice, a father-of-two from the US state of Indiana, died on Friday at sea on the Carnival Horizon near Miami as the ship was returning from a six-day trip to the Caribbean, the Indianapolis Star and New York Post reported. Police said he fell from a ninth-floor balcony to a deck below on the cruise, where medical staff rendered aid before he died from his injuries. Brian Rice, pictured with his wife and twin sons. Picture: GoFundMeSource:Supplied The medical examiner said he died from blunt force trauma and ruled his death an accident, according to USA Today. The cruise line said it began co-operating with authorities on Saturday when the vessel returned to the Port of Miami. “Our CareTeam continues to provide support to the guest’s family and we co-operated with the standard law enforcement investigation when the ship arrived to PortMiami on Saturday morning,” Carnival said in a statement, according to the Indianapolis Star. Mr Rice died on the Carnival … [Read more...] about Dad plunges four storeys to his death on Carnival cruise ship
Email By North America correspondent Stephanie March and political reporter Stephen Dziedzic Updated March 07, 2018 15:27:00 Sorry, this video has expired Video: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and East Timor Deputy PM Agio Pereira signed the treaty in New York (ABC News) Related Story: Australia and East Timor border agreement could 'unravel' borders with Indonesia Related Story: Australia and East Timor agree on border, revenue from offshore gas fields Related Story: East Timor tears up oil and gas treaty with Australia Map: Australia Australia and East Timor have signed an agreement that draws the first maritime border between the two nations. Key points:Both nations agreed to split revenue from Greater Sunrise oil and gas deposit, but negotiations ongoingAustralia has offered 80pc of oil and gas revenue if processing happens hereEast Timor wants 70pc of revenue but with processing on its shores It is hoped the deal, signed at the United Nations in New York, will … [Read more...] about Australia, East Timor sign deal on maritime border, agree to share revenue from Greater Sunrise oil and gas
NEW DELHI: US’s Department of State in its latest annual ‘Country Report on Terrorism 2018’ (CRT), has accused Pakistan that on the one hand, it voices support for political reconciliation in Afghanistan, but on the contrary, Pakistani establishment did not restrict the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network (HQN) from operating in Pakistan-based safe havens, and threatened the US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. The report further took note of India’s long stand on terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), which are located in Pakistan, and often conduct terrorist attacks on India, with the support of Pak agencies. The report claimed that the Pak government has failed to significantly limit these terrorist groups from raising money, recruiting, and training in Pakistan but also allowed their candidates overtly to contest the July 2018 general elections. The US Report also found that Pakistan does not mend its ways; even though … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s double speak on Afghanistan: US State Dept
The Chinese air force is now a 400,000 person force that flies some 2,000 combat aircraft -- more than thrice the size of the Indian Air Force. IMAGE: Chinese air force J-11B fighter jets fly in formation during a training session on the outskirts of Beijing. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters When Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing on October 1, 1949, the country had just 17 military aircraft. Legend has it that this little fleet -- nine fighters, two bombers, three carriers, one communication plane and two trainers -- overflew Tiananmen Square twice each to give the jubilant masses the impression they had an air force. The next month, on November 11, 1949, Mao proclaimed the People's Liberation Army (Air Force) as a separate service. How things have changed! The PLA (AF) is now a 400,000 person force that flies some 2,000 combat aircraft -- more than thrice the size of the Indian Air Force. On November 11, a PLA (AF) video, released to celebrate … [Read more...] about Is India ready to meet Chinese air force threat?