Mike Pompeo says China, Russia, Cuba getting elected to UN Human Rights Council is a 'win for tyrants'
Pompeo, justifying the US' 2018 decision to leave the UNHRC, said that the election of the three countries was an indication of why we were right to leave that body
China, Russia, Cuba get seats on UN Human Rights Council despite opposition over abysmal records; Saudi Arabia misses out
Human Rights Watch and others said Riyadh continues to target rights defenders and has demonstrated little accountability for past abuses, including Jamal Khashoggi's killing
Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to address rally in Delhi amid anti-CAA protests; newly-elected Karnataka MLAs to take oath; day's top stories
Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to address rally in Delhi amid anti-CAA protests; newly-elected Karnataka MLAs to take oath; storm in Spain, Portugal, France claims eight lives; day's top stories
Decade after Barack Obama outlawed CIA's torture programme, an illustrated guide to just what the ordeal entailed
CIA torture techniques: Published here for the first time, they are gritty and highly personal depictions that put flesh, bones and emotion on what until now had sometimes been portrayed in popular culture in sanitised or inaccurate ways: the so-called enhanced interrogations techniques used by the United States in secret overseas prisons during a feverish pursuit of al-Qaida after the 11 September, 2001, attacks.
Virtuoso trumpeter Arturo Sandoval to bring his singular, passionate pursuit of music to India in a debut concert
Arturo Sandoval picked the trumpet because it is 'the only instrument that could soar above a 100-piece orchestra but could also whisper in a ballad'. In this interview with Firstpost, he discusses his musical inspirations, the evolving nature of jazz and why awards don't define success for him
Nicolas Maduro scoffs at EU sanctions against Venezuela, accuses Brussels of doing Donald Trump's bidding
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro on Monday scoffed at sanctions imposed by the European Union and accused Brussels of doing US president Donald Trump's bidding.
Donald Trump attacks China, Iran and Venezuela in speech at 74th UNGA session, vows to protect America's borders
US president Donald Trump delivered his third address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in New York. Trump touched upon topics of trade, defence, immigration in an over 30-minute speech
In latest move against President Nicolas Maduro, Donald Trump orders freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in United States
President Donald Trump ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States and barred transactions with its authorities, in Washington's latest move against President Nicolas Maduro.
Cuba passed a new electoral law that restructures governance including creating the role of prime minister while retaining the one-party system. The law, which enacts changes already announced in the new constitution and was passed unanimously by the national assembly.
Iran hopeful India will 'act according to its national interest’, says Ambassador Ali Chegeni amid threats of US sanctions
Iran's Ambassador to India, Ali Chegeni also asserted that his country can provide 'affordability, accessability and security' of energy to India. The US had told India and other countries to cut oil imports from the Gulf nation to 'zero' by 4 November or face sanctions. 'India is a friend forever. We understand that India will act according to its national interest', said Chegeni.
Mexico have won their final Group A game against Martinique to advance to the quarter-finals as they look to win their eighth title at the regional championships
'US was built by immigrants': Donald Trump pitches himself to Hispanic voters as pro-migrants ahead of 2020 presidential bid
US President Donald Trump pitched himself to Hispanic voters on Thursday during an interview with the US Spanish-language network. 'I love immigrants,' Trump said, when presenter Jose Diaz-Balart asked the President about his administration's policies on child separation, the DACA program and his 'zero-tolerance' border plans. He also said he believes 2020 Hispanic voters will appreciate his strong stances on Venezuela and Cuba.
Andres Guardado's brace helped Mexico seal a comfortable 3-1 victory over Canada in their second match of the Gold Cup and move to the top of their Group A
CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: After defeat to Mexico, Cuba suffer another jolt as mid-fielder Yasmany Lopez defects to USA
Lopez, 31, is one of Cuba's most experienced players, making his debut in a Gold Cup clash against Belize in 2013. The midfielder who has also played defence has been capped 28 times, scoring a single goal and has participated in five Gold Cup games.
Canadian diplomats sue Ottawa for $28 million over mysterious 'Havana syndrome' due to Cuba postings
The diplomats have been back in Canada for a year but still suffer from what has become known as "Havana syndrome," a mystery illness with symptoms including strong migraines as well as visual and auditory disorders.
Three people were dead and hundreds injured, at least 12 in critical condition, after the tornado touched down with estimated winds of 200 miles per hour in three neighbourhoods across eastern Havana in Cuba.
Cuba hit by strongest tornado in eight decades; three dead, hundreds injured in three Havana neighbourhoods
Residents of the three relatively-poor boroughs in Cuba hit by the tornado were bracing for further calamity once the tropical sun started to dry sodden buildings, which can often lead to structures shifting and collapsing.
Cuba: Three killed, 172 inured after tornado hits Havana; emergency teams working to restore power to blacked-out areas
People described the Havana tornado as having "the sound of a jet engine," and reported feeling changes in the environmental pressure when it arrived.
North Korea welcomes Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel to Pyongyang, says visit shows their 'invincible friendship'
The visit comes amid stalled talks between North Korea and the United States and only days after Washington imposed fresh economic restrictions on Cuba.