Seven Indians kidnapped in Libya, govt in touch with country's authorities to secure their release, says MEA
The Indians were kidnapped at Asshwerif on 14 September while on their way to the Tripoli airport to catch a flight to India, said MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava
Thirty-seven survivors, mainly from Senegal, Mali, Chad and Ghana, were rescued by local fishermen and later detained by Libyan officials onshore
US military accuses Russia of sending warplanes to Libya in support of anti-govt mercenaries; Kremlin denies claim
The deployment of the fighter jets appeared to confirm Russia's deepening role in the sprawling proxy war, where its Libyan ally, commander Khalifa Hifter, suffered a series of major losses last week that dealt a heavy blow to his campaign
Russia, Saudi Arabia play 'who-blinks-first' over crude price; scramble over market share gives Indian oil firms 'additional bargaining power'
The exacting decision by Riyadh to spike production was triggered by the failure on Friday to strike a deal with Russia on a new round of OPEC+ production cuts to arrest swooning oil prices owing to the novel coronavirus.
OPEC meet in Vienna today; ministers divided over making additional price cuts in wake of coronavirus
The only option for OPEC—and its allies in the OPEC+ grouping who will be joining meetings on Friday—would appear to be another round of production cuts.
Oil declines as market surplus forecast counters Libya worries; US crude output expected to rise to record highs in February
US oil fell 29 cents, or 0.5%, to $58.09 a barrel, having declined 0.3% the day before.
30 killed, 33 wounded in airstrike on Tripoli military academy; attack in Libyan capital comes amid fears of escalation of violence
Tripoli, controlled by internationally recognised Government of National Accord, is facing an offensive by military commander Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army
Anti-govt demonstrators clash with Egyptian forces in rare anti-Sisi protests; heavy security deployed at Cairo's Tahrir square
Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez on Saturday.
Kashmir issue Updates: India slams Pakistan over 'genocide' charge, says rhetoric won't distract world from its persecution of minorities
Kashmir issue LIVE Updates: At UNHRC, India's Vimarsh Aryan rejected Pakistan's 'false narrative' on Kashmir and said, "Pakistan’s gory record speaks for itself. This rhetoric will not distract international attention from Pakistan’s persecution and elimination of religious and ethnic minorities — be it the Christians, Sikhs, Shias, Ahmadiyas and Hindus."
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to discuss Kashmir issue at 42nd session of UNHRC today
Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday morning embarked on a three-day visit to Geneva where he will raise the Kashmir issue at the 42nd session of UNHRC.
Europe-bound boat carrying migrants capsizes off Libya coast, 65 rescued; UN says 40 migrants presumed drowned
A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized on Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, UN officials said.
UNHCR commissioner Filippo Grandi, IMO director Antonio Vitorino demand freedom for migrants, refugees in Libyan centres
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and International Organization for Migration director Antonio Vitorino called for refugees and migrants held in Libyan centres to be freed and for countries to take them in.
Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Stuart Baxter earns lifeline as South Africa coach after team's upset 1-0 win over 'favourites' Egypt
South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has earned a lifeline by silencing his critics with a shock 1-0 win in the round of 16 over hosts and favourites Egypt
UN Security Council to hold urgent Libya talks after air strike at migrant detention centre near Tripoli kills 44, injures 130
The UN Security Council has called an urgent meeting on Libya to discuss an air strike at a detention centre in Tajoura near Tripoli that killed at least 44 people and severely injured more than 130
An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants in the Libyan capital, killing at least 40 people, a health official in the country's UN-supported government said.
UN report finds one migrant child died every day since 2014; most fatalities while crossing Mediterranean
The UN migration agency says migrant children have died or gone missing at the rate of at least one per day worldwide over the past five years
'2-finger virginity test' to be erased from Maharashtra syllabus: Practice still prevalent in UK, Canada, Indonesia and Afghanistan
However, the practice is not just limited to India, many other countries in the world including developed nations like the United Kingdom (UK) continue to see the prevalence of this ritual, which violates human rights and is a direct attack on the sexual-autonomy of a woman.
Sushma Swaraj says 17 coordinators appointed in Tripoli to help Indians leave Libya; Indian embassy helping people with exit visas
Efforts to evacuate all Indians have been underway ever since tensions rose in Tripoli on 4 April, when Khalifa Haftar announced an attack on the Libyan capital to capture the region from the UN-backed Government of National Accord
As Libya's capital Tripoli continues to be hit by violence, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that over 500 Indians are stuck there.