Iran Sticks to Terms Of Its Nuclear Deal With World Powers, Says A UN Atomic Watchdog Report

New Delhi: The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency has shown that Iran is still complying with the key parameters of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Iran is sticking to the terms of its nuclear deal with world powers, a UN atomic watchdog report showed Thursday, despite ongoing uncertainty over its future.

It comes despite the future of the deal being thrown into doubt after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact in May and re-imposed US sanctions.

The latest report says the IAEA had had access “to all the sites and locations in Iran which it needed to visit”.


Seven Bimstec Member States Expected To Announce A Connectivity Master Plan

New Delhi:  In a major infrastructure development initiative in South Asia, Seven Bimstec member states are expected to announce a connectivity master plan and step up counter-terror cooperation during a summit to be held here on Thursday and Friday.

An announcement about setting up a development fund is also expected during the summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, the officials said.


The US To End Its Suspension Of Military Drills On The Korean Peninsula

New Delhi: In a good faith measure, the Trump administration will end its suspension of military drills on the Korean peninsula following President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

 “We took the step to suspend several of the largest military exercises as a good faith measure,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters. “We have no plans to suspend any more.”

Mattis, however, did not give any indication that exercises with allied forces in the region -- which have angered Pyongyang in the past -- would resume any time soon.


Pakistan Government Bans VIP Protocol Given By FIA To Influential People At Airports

New Delhi: The Pakistan government banned VIP protocol given by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to influential people at airports across the country. The decision came into force from Sunday as the Interior Ministry directed all officials concerned of the agency’s immigration wing to implement it, reports Dawn news.

“We have decided to strictly implement the decision to provide equal opportunities to all travellers without any discrimination,” information minister Fawad Chaudhry told Dawn on Sunday.


Even As John McCain Fought Cancer, He Declared That He Didn’t Want Trump Not To Attend His Funeral

New Delhi: One of John McCain’s final wishes, as he struggled against a devastating brain cancer, could not have been clearer. He made it known that he did not want Donald Trump to attend his funeral.

The two men never pretended to like each other. It was not just their clashing personalities or vastly dissimilar backgrounds, their differences were fundamental, their values dramatically at odds, and their disagreements public and pointed.