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Pakistan reiterates its pledge to fence Durand Line amid tensions with Taliban
Kabul | January 16, 2022 3:50:02 AM IST
Pakistan on Saturday reiterated its pledge to fence the Durand Line amid tensions with the Taliban. ... read..


4 people held hostage at Texas synagogue
Texas | January 16, 2022 3:49:57 AM IST
At least four people are being held hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, according to a law enforcement official. ... read..


Israeli finance minister tests positive for COVID-19
Asia | January 16, 2022 3:20:29 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], January 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Israel's Minister of Finance Avigdor Lieberman was tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a statement issued by the finance ministry. ... read..


Pakistan: Murree traders hold shutter-down strike to protest against ban on tourists
Islamabad | January 16, 2022 3:20:27 AM IST
Murree traders on Saturday protested and observed a shutter-down strike after the local administration's decision to extend the ban on tourists entering Murree until January 17. ... read..


US: 6 injured in shooting outside Oregon concert hall
Washington | January 16, 2022 3:20:25 AM IST
At least six persons were injured on Friday night (local time) in a shooting incident outside a concert hall in Eugene, Oregon. ... read..


Tens of thousands hold rival vaccine protests across Germany
Europe | January 16, 2022 2:49:49 AM IST
Berlin [Germany], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Tens of thousands of vaccination supporters and pandemic deniers rallied across Germany on Saturday as tight COVID-19 restrictions continued to apply to those resisting the shot. ... read..


Boundary talks with Nepal through established mechanisms: India
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
In the wake of the recent boundary issue with Nepal, the government of India has said that outstanding boundary issues with Nepal will be settled through the established mechanisms and channels. ... read..


Tsunami reaches Japan's Pacific coast in Amami-Oshima Island
Tokyo | January 16, 2022 2:20:07 AM IST
Following a massive undersea volcanic eruption in the island country of Tonga, Tsunami was observed in the southern Japanese island of Amami-Oshima and many other places along the country's Pacific coast on Sunday. ... read..


COVID pandemic can't go on forever, will end soon: Expert
By Shalini Bhardwaj

Washington | January 16, 2022 1:50:51 AM IST
As India achieved the milestone of cumulative vaccine coverage of 156 crores on the first anniversary of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive that started on January 16, 2021, Dr Kutub Mahmoood, Scientist and Virologist from Washington, DC told ANI t ... read..


Amid humanitarian crisis, misgovernance in Afghanistan, Taliban calls on citizens to pay taxes on time
Kabul | January 16, 2022 1:50:49 AM IST
Amid humanitarian crisis, misgovernance and turmoil in Afghanistan, the Taliban called on Afghan citizens to pay their taxes on time. ... read..


Pakistan hikes petrol price by Rs 3 per litre, now costs Rs 147.83
Islamabad | January 16, 2022 1:50:47 AM IST
As Pakistan on Saturday hiked petrol price by Rs 3, it will now cost Rs 147.83 per litre in the country. ... read..


CSTO head says no confrontations between peacekeepers, locals in Kazakhstan
Asia | January 15, 2022 11:50:30 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 15 (ANI/Sputnik): The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) peacekeeping forces in Kazakhstan had no confrontations with local citizens and were acting within their legal framework, CSTO Secretary-General Stanislav Zas sa ... read..


Beijing stands ready to support Iran in fighting COVID-19, says Chinese FM
Beijing | January 15, 2022 11:20:06 PM IST
China has said that it will continue to help Iran fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by supplying vaccines to the country as Beijing and Tehran agreed to implement a strategic agreement for 25 years, reported Sputnik. ... read..


Afghanistan does not need foreign manpower, says Karzai after Imran asks Pak officials to send trained personnel
Kabul | January 15, 2022 10:51:05 PM IST
Afghanistan does not need foreign manpower, it has qualified personnel who have studied in the country and abroad, said former Afghan President Hamid Karzai following Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's remarks that Islamabad directed its authorities to ... read..


After Tonga's volcano eruption; Russia, Japan issue tsunami warnings
Moscow | January 15, 2022 10:51:00 PM IST
Russia and Japan issued tsunami warnings after a massive undersea volcanic eruption in the island country of Tonga caused a wave surge in the Pacific, reported Sputnik. ... read..


Indian High Commission in Pakistan observes Pongal and Makarsankranti
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 10:50:57 PM IST
The Indian High Commission in Pakistan observed Pongal and Makarsankranti on Saturday. ... read..


Kazakhstan unrest left 225 dead, more than 4,500 injured: Prosecutor's office
Almaty | January 15, 2022 10:50:55 PM IST
The wave of unrest that swept Kazakhstan in early January has left 225 people killed and thousands of others hurt, the head of the criminal prosecution service at the Prosecutor General's Office said Saturday. ... read..


Russia reports 27,179 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | January 15, 2022 10:50:52 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 15 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has confirmed 27,179 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, which brings the cumulative total to 1,07,74,304, the federal response centre said on Saturday. ... read..


Moscow court orders arrest of all suspected members of revil hacking group
Europe | January 15, 2022 10:50:51 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 15 (ANI/Sputnik): A court in Moscow on Saturday ordered the arrest of all eight suspected members of the revil hacking group, blamed for malware attacks on US business, a court spokesperson Ksenia Rozina told Sputnik. ... read..


China's ambitious CPEC falls into Pakistan's crosshairs of state-sponsored terrorism, domestic unrest: Report
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 10:20:14 PM IST
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the ambitious project of Beijing and Islamabad, has trapped into Pakistan's worsening security situation, the rise of terror attacks in the country and domestic unrest leading to slow progress of the project which has bee ... read..


Lower House of French parliament approves bill to enact stricter vaccine pass measures
Europe | January 15, 2022 10:20:12 PM IST
Paris [France] January 15 (ANI/ Sputnik) : France's National Assembly has adopted on second reading a bill to toughen vaccine passes across the country amid the ongoing increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. ... read..


Tsunami advisory issued for Hawaii, West Coast following volcano eruption
Washington | January 15, 2022 9:49:59 PM IST
A Tsunami advisory has been issued for Hawaii and the West Coast of US following volcano eruption near Tonga. ... read..


NZ issues tsunami warning following Tonga volcanic eruption
Wellington | Saturday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
New Zealands National Emergency Management Agency on Saturday issued a tsunami warning following a volcanic eruption in Tonga's Hunga Ha'apai island. ... read..


Iraqi forces foil drone attack on air base
Baghdad | Saturday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Iraqi forces on Saturday thwarted an attack by three drones on an air base near Baghdad, the military said. ... read..


India-Nepal mutually agreed boundary issues can always be addressed in spirit of close, friendly relations: Indian embassy
Kathmandu | January 15, 2022 9:20:36 PM IST
The mutually agreed boundary issues between India and Nepal can always be addressed in the spirit of close and bilateral relations between the two countries, said the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu on Saturday. ... read..


Thousands of devotees celebrate Makar Mela in Nepal amid surge in COVID-19 cases
Kavrepalanchowk | January 15, 2022 9:20:32 PM IST
Thousands of devotees flocked to the embankments of Tribeni Ghat in Kavrepalanchowk district in Nepal for the Makar Mela which is held once in every 12 years and began formally on Saturday despite a surge in COVID-19 cases. ... read..


PML-N parliamentary leader Khwaja Muhammad Asif lashes out at Imran Khan govt
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 9:20:29 PM IST
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) parliamentary leader Khwaja Muhammad Asif on Friday argued that coming generations would not forgive the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for selling the country and its sovereignty. ... read..


Strone quake in Indonesia injures 2, causes massive damages
Jakarta | Saturday, 2022 9:15:11 PM IST
Over 900 houses and buildings were destroyed, and two people were injured after a strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's capital Jakarta and its surrounding provinces, disaster agency officials said on Saturday. ... read..


Italy's economic indicators up amid new Covid wave
Rome | Saturday, 2022 9:15:11 PM IST
Industrial production in Italy rose above pre-pandemic levels in November 2021, while both business and consumer confidence remained high despite uncertainty tied to the latest Covid-19 wave, according to official figures. ... read..


China-India trade at record high despite border tension
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 9:15:11 PM IST
An increase in China-India trade in 2021, which reached a record high surpassing $125 billion amid bilateral tensions, is just another piece of proof that New Delhi is unable to reduce its dependence on the Chinese market, Beijing's state media claimed. ... read..


US Representatives demand report on equipment left in Afghanistan
Kabul | January 15, 2022 8:49:51 PM IST
Citing concerns over security, US Congress members called for the overdue Department of Defence report on US equipment left behind in Afghanistan on Friday. ... read..


Ukrainian Prez seeks trilateral meeting with US, Russia
Kiev | Saturday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed holding a trilateral meeting with his US and Russian counterparts Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, a senior official here said. ... read..


Electricity prices in Finland hit record high in 2021
Helsinki | Saturday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Wholesale electricity prices in Finland hit a record high in 2021 as power consumption returned to pre-pandemic levels, the national broadcaster Yle reported. ... read..


Strongest winds in 14 yrs batter Latvian capital
Riga | Saturday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Riga, the capital of Latvia, was battered by gale-force winds during the strongest storm that hit the city in 14 years, the country's meteorological service said. ... read..


US points to weighing 'important geostrategic considerations' on India's S-400 purchase
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | January 15, 2022 8:20:41 PM IST
US President Joe Biden's nominee for Coordinator for Sanctions Policy James O'Brien has hinted at a "balance" in US approach on India's requirements for Russian S-400 missile defence systems, vis-a-vis Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Ac ... read..


Drought kills 62,585 animals in Tanzania
Dar es Salaam | Saturday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
At least 62,585 animals have been killed by prolonged drought in Tanzania's northern district of Simanjiro, an official said. ... read..


Croatian population decreases by 9% in a decade
Zagreb | Saturday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
Croatia's population in 2021 stood at 3,888,529, down by 396,360 inhabitants, or 9.25 per cent from the last census in 2011, the country's Central Bureau of Statistics said in a statement. ... read..


Pak's National Security Policy formulated without any consultations with Parliament: Fazlur Rehman
Mansehra | January 15, 2022 7:50:22 PM IST
Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman lashed out at Imran Khan government for formulating the National Security Policy without any consultation with the country's parliament, reported local media. ... read..


Bankrupt British-Pakistani hired to kill blogger activist in Netherlands
London | January 15, 2022 7:20:14 PM IST
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has told the Kingston Magistrates' Court that British- Pakistani man Muhammad Gohir Khan was hired to kill blogger and activist Ahmad Waqass Goraya in Rotterdam, Netherlands. ... read..


10 Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan's air defence identification zone
Taipei | January 15, 2022 7:20:07 PM IST
China's 10 military aircraft entered the southwest sector of Taiwan's air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Saturday just one day after 11 incursions were recorded, reported local media. ... read..


Universal vax distribution best way to end Covid: Pak FM
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 7:15:07 PM IST
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the production and universal distribution of vaccines are the best way to try and end the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


Pakistan's export to Afghanistan slumps by over 25 per cent after Taliban seized power in Kabul
Khyber | January 15, 2022 6:20:12 PM IST
The size of trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan dropped by 25 per cent after the arrival of the Taliban dispensation in Afghanistan in August, last year. ... read..


Afghanistan: Earthquake of 4.6 scale hit Fayzabad
Kabul | January 15, 2022 6:20:10 PM IST
Earthquake of Magnitude 4.6 occurred at Fayzabad, Afghanistan today as per the National Center for Seismology. ... read..


Kazakh President Tokayev orders creation of special operations forces in wake of mass protests
Nur-Sultan | January 15, 2022 6:20:04 PM IST
After weeks of protests and unrest in the country, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the country's National Security Council to accelerate efforts to establish a Special Operations Force, reported Sputnik. ... read..


Trump to hold 'Save America' rally in Arizona
US | January 15, 2022 6:19:59 PM IST
Washington [US], January 15 (ANI/ Sputnik): Former US President Donald Trump will hold his first "Save America" rally this year on Saturday at the Country Thunder Festival Grounds in the city of Florence, Arizona. ... read..


EU excess mortality up 26.5% in Nov 2021
Brussels | Saturday, 2022 6:15:07 PM IST
Excess mortality in the European Union (EU) reached 26.5 per cent in November 2021, Eurostat, the bloc's statistical agency, said. ... read..


Pakistan government begins probe into misuse of petroleum imports from China
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 5:50:32 PM IST
Probe into misuse of petroleum imports from China began in Pakistan as the federal government on Friday ordered all oil marketing companies (OMCs) to provide evidence-based data on the import of petrol from China amid reports of the misuse of China-Pakist ... read..


Pakistan's Punjab province forms medical board to examine Nawaz Sharif's health reports
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 5:21:20 PM IST
Pakistan's Punjab province has constituted a medical board to examine the health reports of the country's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif submitted in Lahore High Court, reported local media. ... read..


Iran FM, Chinese counterpart announce implementation of comprehensive cooperation plan
Wuxi | January 15, 2022 5:21:07 PM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian held talks with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province on Friday and the two sides announced the launch of the implementation of a comprehensive coopera ... read..


HK extends anti-pandemic measures for 14 more days
Hong Kong | Saturday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
The current anti-Covid pandemic measures in Hong kOng will be extended for 14 more days until February 3, the city's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced. ... read..


Turkey, Armenia agree to continue talks without preconditions
Ankara | Saturday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Turkey said the first meeting between Turkish and Armenian envoys in Moscow was positive and that they will continue negotiations for full normalisation of ties without preconditions. ... read..


Pakistan: Peshawar High Court grants bail to man accused of kidnapping Hindu girl
Peshawar | January 15, 2022 4:51:08 PM IST
A single-member Peshawar High Court bench has granted bail to a man accused of forcibly kidnapping a Hindu girl for marriage a few days ago. ... read..


UN fund for vulnerable children in Bangladesh, Pakistan
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) has announced a total of $91.7 million in catalytic grant financing for new and expanded Multi-Year Resilience Programmes in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi, Lebanon, Libya and Sudan. ... read..


Russia arrests top hackers at US govt's request, won't extradite
Moscow | Saturday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
Russia has arrested several members of the well-known hacker group called REvil at the request of the US government after it was established that the infamous group was involved in several high-profile attacks on large American companies. ... read..


Indonesia lifts entry ban for people from 14 nations
Jakarta | Saturday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
The Indonesian government has lifted the entry ban on visitors from 14 countries to restore the country's economy and boost the tourism sectort, the Covid-19 Task Force said. ... read..


Thailand tries to keep costs in check amid food, energy price hike
Bangkok | Saturday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
Thai authorities have been trying to contain the price hike of necessities and goods, especially fresh meat and food, amid efforts to alleviate people's cost of living. ... read..


Brazil begins vaccination of children aged 5-11 against COVID-19: Reports
US | January 15, 2022 4:19:50 PM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], January 15 (ANI/Sputnik): Brazil has launched a vaccination campaign for children aged five to 11, Brazilian broadcaster CNN Brasil reported. ... read..


Britain's GDP rises above pre-pandemic level for first time
London | Saturday, 2022 4:15:07 PM IST
The gross domestic product (GDP) in Britain is estimated to have grown by 0.9 per cent in November 2021, rising above its pre-Covid pandemic level in February 2020 for the first time by 0.7 per cent, the Office for National Statistics said. ... read..


Pak opposition parties flay Imran Khan govt over passing of Finance (Supplementary) Bill 2021
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 3:50:35 PM IST
Pakistan's opposition parties rebuked the PTI government over the passing of the Finance (Supplementary) Bill 2021 also known as 'mini-budget' and the State Bank of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill 2021 to meet conditions set by the International Monetary Fund ( ... read..


S.Korea's new presidential jet enters service for Moon's M-E trip
Seoul | Saturday, 2022 3:15:07 PM IST
South Korea's new presidential jet entered service on Saturday for a three-nation trip by President Moon Jae-in to the Middle East. ... read..


14-year-old arrested for fatal shooting in US
Washington | Saturday, 2022 3:15:07 PM IST
A 14-year-old was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in the US state of Washington, police said. ... read..


US reaffirms security commitment to Seoul after N.Korean missile tests
Seoul | Saturday, 2022 3:15:07 PM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned North Korea's recent missile tests as a violation of multiple UN Security Council resolutions and reaffirmed the "ironclad" security commitment to South Korea, the State Department said. ... read..


First six planes with Russia's peacekeepers from CSTO forces arrive from Kazakhstan
Europe | January 15, 2022 2:50:09 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 15 (ANI/Sputnik): The first six planes with Russian peacekeepers from the forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) arrived at the Severny airfield in the Russian city of Ivanovo from Kazakhstan, the Russian Def ... read..


State Bank of Pakistan refuses to open Afghanistan Relief Fund
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 2:50:07 PM IST
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has refused to open the Afghanistan Relief Fund and requested the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to review its decision, expressing the fear that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) might impose sanctions ... read..


EAM S Jaishankar discusses host of issues during virtual meet with Sri Lankan FM
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 2:50:06 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar held a virtual meeting with Finance Minister of Sri Lanka Basil Rajapaksa on January 15, 2022, where both sides exchanged New Year greetings and conveyed wishes on the festival of Pongal celebrated both in India a ... read..


Dutch govt eases lockdown; but cafes, restaurants shut
The Hague | Saturday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
Despite rising Covid-19 cases, the new Dutch government has lifted some of the current lockdown measures by reopening schools and non-essential stores, while keeping cafes and restaurants closed. ... read..


Polish Foreign Minister Rau to visit Moscow in mid-February
Europe | January 15, 2022 2:20:12 PM IST
Warsaw [Poland], January 15 (ANI/Sputnik): Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, who is concurrently the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Mos ... read..


Ukraine and Kazakhstan - The Russian dilemma
| Saturday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
The situation in Ukraine and Kazakhstan have drawn the attention of the global community, though the traditional right wing narrative of a bullish Russia seems to be doing the rounds in the media. The western narrative, devoid of the inner thinking within ... read..


Over 5 million Chinese students suffer from spinal deformity
Beijing | January 15, 2022 1:50:35 PM IST
A research conducted by The Chinese Preventive Medicine Association for Spinal Disease Prevention shows that currently, 5 million primary and high school students in China suffer from spinal deformities with the number increasing by 300,000 every year. ... read..


Japan, France to hold security talks in mid-January: Reports
Beijing | January 15, 2022 1:50:20 PM IST
Japan and France intend to hold virtual two-plus-two security talks in mid-January to discuss China's assertive territorial claims in the East and South China seas and North Korea's nuclear and missile development, reported Kyodo News Agency quoting Japan ... read..


Girl shot dead at Taliban's check post in Kabul, family seeks justice
Kabul | January 15, 2022 1:20:24 PM IST
A 25-year-old girl, Zainab, in the western Kabul's Dasht-e-Barchi has been shot dead at a check post of Taliban, when she, along with her family members, was on the way home back from a wedding function. ... read..


Pakistan: Prices of petroleum products likely to increase by over Rs 5 per litre
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 1:20:17 PM IST
The prices of petrol and diesel are likely to go up by over Pakistani Rs 5 per litre from Sunday for the next fortnight, local media reported citing sources on Saturday. ... read..


Non-export industries to continue to face gas cuts in Pakistan's Sindh
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 1:20:12 PM IST
The non-export industries in Pakistan's Sindh will continue to face gas supply cut for now, as the top court of the province awaits arguments from the gas company, local media reported on Saturday. ... read..


India emerged as 'global pharmacy' as world continues to reel under COVID variants
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 12:50:26 PM IST
While the world is still reeling under the Wuhan virus, India emerged as a 'saviour' by providing medicines globally across the continent, amply describing the epithet - the pharmacy of the world. ... read..


Pakistan clocks record 4,286 COVID cases in last 24 hours, highest since August 25, 2021
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 12:50:23 PM IST
Pakistan has hit a new record of reporting a total of 4,286 COVID cases in the last 24 hours, the highest since August 25, 2021, data by the National Command and Operation's Centre (NCOC) showed on Saturday morning. ... read..


Pakistan: Islamabad residents criticize deteriorating traffic conditions in capital city
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 12:50:21 PM IST
Increased vehicular traffic and congestions on roads due to the absence of a proper transport system is becoming a nuisance in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, as people remain stranded for hours during peak hours. ... read..


Nepal to administer booster shots to frontline workers starting Sunday amid COVID-19 surge
Kathmandu | January 15, 2022 12:20:27 PM IST
Amid rising COVID-19 cases, Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population has decided to administer booster shots to all frontline workers starting from Sunday in the Himalayan nation, local media reported. ... read..


Cambodia's Omicron cases rise to 332 with 45 new infections
Asia | January 15, 2022 12:20:20 PM IST
Phnom Penh [Cambodia], January 15 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of confirmed Omicron cases of the COVID-19 variant in Cambodia has increased to 332 after 45 new cases were reported, the health ministry said on Saturday. ... read..


NATO Chief condemns cyberattacks on Ukraine, assures to sign deal on enhanced cyber cooperation
Brussels | January 15, 2022 12:20:12 PM IST
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg strongly condemned the cyber attacks on the Ukrainian Government and said that in the coming days, NATO and Ukraine will sign an agreement on enhanced cyber cooperation on Friday ... read..


Biden nominates three Federal Reserve officials
Washington | Saturday, 2022 12:15:08 PM IST
US President Joe Biden has announced his nomination of three Federal Reserve officials, as he seeks to reshape the central bank amid bumpy economic recovery. ... read..


US Fed officials signal March rate hike as inflation surges to 40-yr high
Washington | Saturday, 2022 12:15:07 PM IST
US Federal Reserve officials signaled this week that the central bank could start raising interest rates in March as the country's annual inflation surged to an almost 40-year high in December 2021. ... read..


Taliban faces shortage of professional staff: Report
Kabul | January 15, 2022 11:50:26 AM IST
Taliban led government is facing a shortage of professional staff as the officials in government posts lack professional skills, local media reported on Saturday. ... read..


Three people injured in knife attack during entrance exams in Tokyo
Asia | January 15, 2022 11:50:14 AM IST
Tokyo [Japan], January 15 (ANI/Sputnik): Three people were injured in a knife attack during entrance exams to Japan's University of Tokyo, national media reported on Saturday. ... read..


India emerged as 'global pharmacy' as world continues to real under COVID variants
New Delhi | January 15, 2022 12:20:32 PM IST
While the world is still reeling under the Wuhan virus, India emerged as a 'saviour' by providing medicines globally across the continent, amply describing the epithet - the pharmacy of the world. ... read..


Indonesia's strong quake causes massive damage, 2 injured
Asia | January 15, 2022 11:50:08 AM IST
Jakarta [Indonesia], January 15 (ANI/Xinhua): Over 900 houses and buildings were destroyed, and two people were wounded after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's capital Jakarta and its surrounding provinces on Friday, disaster agency offici ... read..


Hostilities, including airstrikes, hamper aid delivery in northern Ethiopia: UN
United Nations (New York) | Saturday, 2022 11:45:07 AM IST
In addition to increasing needs, continued fighting in northern Ethiopia -- including airstrikes -- affects the means to deliver that relief, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said. ... read..


US: Fire breaks out at chemical factory in New Jersey
New Jersey | January 15, 2022 11:20:12 AM IST
A massive fire broke out in a chemical factory in Passaic, the US state of New Jersey on Friday (local time). ... read..


Pak-China-Turkey nexus a cause of serious concern for Greece
Athens | January 15, 2022 11:20:10 AM IST
Pakistan supports Turkey's claim on Cyprus and the growing relationship between the two countries can become a cause of worry for Greece. ... read..


Russian Defence Ministry says 18 planes will bring home peacekeepers from Kazakhstan today
Asia | January 15, 2022 10:50:39 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 15 (ANI/Sputnik): As many as 18 planes will deliver on Saturday Russian peacekeepers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) mission and military vehicles to Russia's Moscow Region and Ivanoo Region, the Russian Defe ... read..


Pakistani soldier killed in terrorist attack at check post in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 10:50:37 AM IST
A 26-year-old Pakistan Army soldier, Sarfaraz Ali, was killed as terrorists attacked a military check post in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's (KP) Bannu district, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Friday, reported ARY News. ... read..


Chinese Foreign Minister's visit to Maldives, Sri Lanka generates fears of deeper debt-trap: Report
Beijing | January 15, 2022 10:50:30 AM IST
Amid the continuous rise in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant across the world, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Maldives and Sri Lanka but failed to make gains as nationalist Sri Lankans and Maldivians felt that their sovereignty is be ... read..


Russian embassy viewing White House remarks about Ukraine as information pressure
Europe | January 15, 2022 10:50:27 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 15 (ANI/Sputnik): The Russian Embassy to the United States has described the recent remarks of the White House about Moscow's alleged preparations for an invasion of Ukraine as information pressure. ... read..


North Korea announces firing of 2 train-borne guided missiles into East Sea
Pyongyang | January 15, 2022 10:50:22 AM IST
North Korea on Saturday said its railway-based missile regiment conducted a firing drill a day earlier, with two tactical guided missiles hitting a set target in the East Sea, local media reported. ... read..


Chief Justice of Pakistan slams Imran Khan govt for poor governance, says loyalty towards religion obstructing development
Islamabad | January 15, 2022 9:20:03 AM IST
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed on Thursday slammed the Imran Khan government for trying to place Islam in the constitutional dispensation and the governance paradigm, adding that the court is burdened by petty issues in the shape of petitio ... read..


Bomb attacks target headquarters of 2 Sunni parliamentary parties in Baghdad
Baghdad | Saturday, 2022 9:15:07 AM IST
Two bomb attacks targeted headquarters of two major Sunni parties in the Iraqi capital Baghdad without causing casualties, a source with the Interior Ministry said. ... read..


Blinken discusses Afghanistan situation with UN official, President of Red Cross
Washington | January 15, 2022 8:51:03 AM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday (local time) virtually met UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer and discussed the Afghanistan situation. ... read..


Turkish President, British PM discuss cooperation over phone
Istanbul | Saturday, 2022 8:45:08 AM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed cooperation opportunities between their countries in a phone conversation, Turkey's Directorate of Communications has said. ... read..


US Texas Governor blames White House for border crisis
Moscow | Saturday, 2022 8:45:08 AM IST
Governor of the US state of Texas, Greg Abbott has criticised the White House for causing illegal crossings on the border with Mexico, Russian state media has reported. ... read..


Sweden records highest inflation since 1993
Stockholm | Saturday, 2022 8:15:07 AM IST
Sweden recorded the highest inflation since 1993 in December 2021, as consumer prices measured with a fixed interest rate were up 4.1 per cent from the same period a year earlier, Statistics Sweden has said. ... read..


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