News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Feb 20, 2019, 04:54 PM(IST)

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Trump says Pulwama attack a 'horrible situation'

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday described as a "horrible situation" the Pulwama terrorist attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammed group, in which 40 Indian paramilitary personnel were killed, saying he was getting reports on it and would issue a statement.

Unleashing the Power of South Asia: At WION conclave today in Dubai, thought leaders to discuss way forward for the region

WION is holding its 'Unleashing the Power of South Asia' conclave today in Dubai, the UAE.  

The summit will bring together thought leaders from around the world to find common ground on the way forward for the South Asian region.

UN Secretary-General Guterres urges India, Pakistan to defuse tension, offers to broker peace

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a solution if both sides agree.

The two countries have been locked in a diplomatic clash following a suicide attack on February 14 in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian security personnel, triggering counter-operations by Indian forces in the area.

Britain to strip teen who joined Islamic State of citizenship: Lawyer

Britain will strip citizenship from Shamima Begum, a UK teenager who joined the Islamic State group in Syria and wants to return home with a newborn baby, a lawyer for her family said Tuesday. 

Agreed to alliance as BJP's way of treating allies has changed: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said Tuesday evening that he decided to join hands with the BJP because of the saffron party's changed way of dealing with its allies.

Thackeray was speaking to Sena workers at his residence here.

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