US President Barack Obama has nominated veteran diplomat David Hale as the next ambassador to Pakistan. A career foreign service official, Hale is currently the US Ambassador to Lebanon, a position he has held since 2013. Obama named him for the post on Tuesday and if confirmed by the Senate, Hale would replace Cameron Munter. Hale previously served as the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from 2011 to 2013 and as Deputy Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from 2009 to 2011. From 2008 to ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Ten photographs from around the world that show we live in an odd world. Women wearing no pants pose for photographs during a promotional event at a ski resort to echo the ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ event, in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province. Photograph: Reuters Students practice antigravity yoga at a training room in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The use of hammocks help practisers to release pressure from their spines and reshape their bodies, according to local ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
This selfie posted by Miss Israel Doron Matalon has caused an uproar. Photograph: doronmatalon/Instagram They often champion for “world peace”, but this year the contestants of the Miss Universe pageant have stirred a diplomatic war. Miss Lebanon Saly Greige has come under fire for posing with Miss Israel Doron Matalon in a selfie ahead of Sunday’s beauty contest in Miami. The photograph on Matalon's Instagram shows her smiling with Greige, Miss Slovenia and Miss ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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