Western Diplomats Shun Meeting with Sri Lanka Minister on Political Crisis

Eight Western countries stayed away from a meeting with Sri Lanka’s government on Monday to register their protest against President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament, diplomatic and government sources said.

Sri Lanka has been in political turmoil since Sirisena …

Saudi energy minister calls for oil output cut by 1 million barrels

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Monday there is a need to reduce oil supply by one million barrels per day to rebalance the market.

Demand by clients in December dropped by more than half a million barrels per day compared …

PAKISTAN TO LEARN FROM CHINA’S MODEL IN POVERTY ALLEVIATION: PM

Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, said on Saturday that, Pakistan will learn from China’s model, for poverty alleviation in the country, local media reported.

Addressing a ceremony, to inaugurate a shelter home in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore, the prime …

Ebola kills 170 in Congo

At least 170 people died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the start of an outbreak in late July, the country’s Health Ministry said.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said 329 cases of hemorrhagic fever were …

175 dead, over 10,000 affected by cholera outbreak in Nigeria

Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday.

The humanitarian group said 10,000 people have been affected …

Migrant boat sinks off Aegean coast, 2 die

At least two irregular migrants died Monday when a boat sank off the coast of Dikili district in Turkey’s Aegean province of Izmir, according to the coast guard sources.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions …