Pakistan postpones SAARC summit – The Hindu

The Nation Pakistan postpones SAARC summitThe HinduPakistan on Friday postponed the SAARC Summit to be held in Islamabad next month after India along with four other member states of the regional grouping decided against attending the meet. “Pakistan deplores India’s decision to impede the SAARC …Pakistan Postpones Islamabad SAARC Summit After Members Pull OutNDTVPakistan announces cancellation… Continue reading…

India and Pakistan clashed again in Kashmir. Here's what you need to know. – Washington Post

Washington Post India and Pakistan clashed again in Kashmir. Here’s what you need to know.Washington PostEarly on Thursday morning, the Indian army claims its special forces attacked “launch pads” used by militants to infiltrate across the Line of Control between the Indian and Pakistani administered areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Though it has made similar… Continue reading…

In Georgia, Francis makes veiled criticism of Russian aggression – National Catholic Reporter

National Catholic Reporter In Georgia, Francis makes veiled criticism of Russian aggressionNational Catholic ReporterPope Francis and Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia arrive for a meeting at the patriarchal palace Sept. 30 in Tbilisi, Georgia. (CNS/Paul Haring). Pope Francis and Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia Sept. 30 at the patriarchal palace in Tbilisi …Pope… Continue reading…

Russia sending more warplanes to Syria as world anger grows over 'barbarous' strikes – Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia Russia sending more warplanes to Syria as world anger grows over ‘barbarous’ strikesChannel NewsAsiaRussia is sending more warplanes to Syria to further ramp up its campaign of air strikes, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as Moscow defied global censure over an escalation that Western countries say has torpedoed diplomacy. Posted 30 Sep… Continue reading…

EU fast-tracks Paris climate deal to brink of entering into force – The Straits Times

The Straits Times EU fast-tracks Paris climate deal to brink of entering into forceThe Straits TimesBRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union states agreed on Friday (Sept 30) on a fast-track, joint ratification of the Paris accord to combat climate change, pushing the landmark global pact to the brink of entering into force. The 2015 Paris deal… Continue reading…

Shimon Peres funeral: World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century 'giant' – The Straits Times

The Straits Times Shimon Peres funeral: World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century ‘giant’The Straits TimesPeres at his funeral in Jerusalem Friday (Sept 30), with US President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was among the mourners at the city’s Mount Herzl national cemetery and was seated… Continue reading…

The Latest: Germany Saw 820000 Asylum-Seekers Last Year – The Goldthwaite Eagle

The Latest: Germany Saw 820000 Asylum-Seekers Last YearThe Goldthwaite EagleThe Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Germany says a total of 890,000 asylum-seekers entered the country last year, but that the count this year so far is dramatically down. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere … and more » Powered… Continue reading…

Mission Complete – Rosetta says farewell with comet crash-landing – Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia Mission Complete – Rosetta says farewell with comet crash-landingChannel NewsAsiaThe Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic mission on Friday, crashing on the surface of the dusty, icy comet it has spent 12 years chasing in a hunt that has provided insight into the early days of the solar system and captured the public’s imagination… Continue reading…

Philippines boxing icon Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Duterte – gulfnews.com

The Indian Express Philippines boxing icon Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Dutertegulfnews.comManila: Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and …Jewish groups… Continue reading…