NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - Pakistan has declined the request to open its airspace for Indian commercial flights and demanded that New Delhi first removes its military jets from the Pakistani-Indian border, Aviation Secretary Shahrukh Nusrat, who is also the director general of the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA), said on Friday.
Earlier, Sputnik Lietuva said that the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (RTCL) ordered to ban access to its website over alleged copyright breach.
Last week, Tehran announced that its uranium enrichment levels would soon surpass limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal, and that it would continue to reduce its commitments under the treaty every 60 days unless other signatories meet their commitments.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Embassy in Libya maintain contact with authorities in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and are making effort to provide consular assistance to two Russian nationals detained in Libya and to figure out the reasons for their detention, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated.
The former leader of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson, was jailed for contempt of court on Thursday. His supporters claim he was jailed for “journalism”.
France's decision to impose a 3-percent tax on global tech giants operating in the country has prompted ire from the Trump administration. American finance experts have weighed up the potential consequences Paris' move could have on US-France trade relations.
New Delhi (Sputnik): As Indian Football Captain’s feat of surpassing star footballer Lionel Messi’s international goals tally went virtually unnoticed in the country, netizens have sharply reacted to Sunil Chhetri not getting his due moment of glory.
The defence spending bill for fiscal year 2020 may include sanctions on buying Russia’s sovereign debt. While an appropriate amendment has yet to be enacted into law, a Russian lawmaker has already suggested that a tit-for-tat response would likely follow.
In today’s age of video streaming services, none have the content diversity or versatility of the two giants: Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, whose intense rivalry is steadily on the rise
New Delhi (Sputnik): A special train carrying water arrived in the northwestern neighbourhood of Villivakkam near Chennai, India on Friday afternoon from a railway station 217 km away, bringing relief to the desperate people of this city, which has been heavily affected by an unprecedented water crisis.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent threats against Iran constitute a clear violation of the UN Charter, Iranian Defence Minister Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami said.
The beauty queen complained that the Iraqi authorities apparently did not approve of her speech in the UN, where she urged Iraq to make peace with Israel.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Inspired by Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th spiritual leader of the Sikh community, Harjinder Singh took to the service of the needy as an offering to the guru and his teaching - “Do as much as possible to serve and aid foreigners, those in need or in trouble” is his motto.
Two people tried to get into the territory of the Vallecitos GE Hitachi nuclear research centre near San Francisco, according to Reuters, citing the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq has seen several rounds of clashes between Iranian forces and militants who are allegedly being trained to undermine security in the Islamic Republic.
The news comes just a day after Iran had allegedly attempted to seize another British tanker in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, reports on Thursday said, citing two officials familiar with the incident.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French police detained 43 people in clashes that erupted during mass celebrations of the Algerian national football team’s victory in the quarterfinal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Friday.
Everyone has a call of nature from time to time, even when perched atop a mighty mountain. To keep Sweden's tallest peak clean, a portable toilet may end up on Mount Kebnekaise, arguably with the best view in the entire Scandinavian country.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The move has originated in view of massive cyber breaches from foreign countries on the system for past two years. The Prime Minister's Office and the Defence Ministry had already put such a directive in place as a similar security measure.
Beijing earlier expressed its anger over Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to the United States on Thursday. The president’s arrival triggered protests in New York with Tsai’s opponent chanting slogans.