Saudi Arabia's $65 billion deals with China strengthen economic, political ties
World > Saudi Arabia-China > Mar 16
Saudi Arabia's King Salman oversaw the signing of deals worth potentially $65 billion as he began a visit to Beijing on Thursday, as the world's largest oil producer looks to cement ties with the world's second-largest economy.
UK's Theresa May to launch Brexit process on March 29: EU sources
World > Brexit > Mar 20
Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Britain's divorce proceedings with the European Union on March 29, launching two years of negotiations that will reshape the future of the country and Europe.
Ganga, Yamuna are ‘living human entities’, rules Uttarakhand HC
India > Ganga, Yamuna > Mar 21
In a landmark judgement, the Uttarakhand High Court has declared Ganga and Yamuna, two of the country’s most sacred rivers, as “living human entities”. “Holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna have been declared to be treated as a living human entities,” said a division bench of Justices Rajeev Sharma and Alok Singh of the High Court.
Supreme Court says Ayodhya land dispute a ‘sentimental’ issue, suggests mediation route
India > Ayodhya land > Mar 21
Describing the Ram Mandir as a “sensitive” and “sentimental” issue, the Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested that it would be best if the contentious issue is settled amicably. The suggestion from the top court comes after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy sought urgent hearing on the Ayodhya dispute. The court called upon parties concerned to sit together to arrive at a consensus, and asked Swamy to consult the parties and inform it about the decision on March 31.
BJP's Adityanath sworn in as UP chief minister with 2 deputies
India > UP chief minister > Mar 19
Five-time Parliamentarian , the BJP's Adityanath, was sworn in as Uttar Pradesh's chief minister along with 49 ministers, in a ceremony graced by a plethora of BJP luminaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior opposition politicians and a raft of sadhus, sanyasis and sanyasinis.
US, UK Ban Laptops on Flights From Turkey, Middle East
World > US, UK > Mar 20
The United States and Britain on Tuesday banned larger electronic devices from the passenger cabin on flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.
Trump administration hosting first meeting of anti-ISIS coalition
World > Trump administration > Mar 22
Foreign ministers from 68 countries meet in Washington on Wednesday to agree on the next steps to defeat Islamic State, the first such gathering of the U.S-led military coalition since the election of President Donald Trump in November.