Saturday, May 28, 2022

Australia, US, New Zealand concerned over China-Solomon security pact
Canberra | May 11, 2022 5:54:06 PM IST
As the Solomon Islands and China signed a frame agreement for security cooperation between the two nations, a senior defence analyst at RAND cooperation, Derek J Grossman took a dig at China's excitement as Australia PM Morrison's strategy to win votes fe ... read..

India, Uzbekistan agree to exploit potential of Chabahar port for trade
New Delhi | May 11, 2022 5:54:02 PM IST
India and Uzbekistan on Wednesday held the 15th round of India-Uzbekistan Foreign Office Consultations (FoC) where both sides agreed to exploit the full potential of Chabahar port for trade. ... read..

New Delhi | May 11, 2022 5:54:01 PM IST
India and Uzbekistan on Wednesday held discussions on a range of regional and international issues of mutual interest, including Afghanistan. ... read..

European Union condemns violence in Sri Lanka
Brussels | May 11, 2022 5:25:43 PM IST
Condemning the recent violence in Sri Lanka, the European Union has said that the 27-member bloc is closely monitoring developments in the island nation. ... read..

Former Sri Lankan PM to stay in naval base until normalcy restores: Defense official
Colombo | May 11, 2022 4:54:02 PM IST
Sri Lanka's former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was airlifted to Trincomalee naval base for security reasons, Defense Secretary Kamal Gunaratne told the media on Wednesday. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Opposition leader seeks China's support to overcome economic crisis
Colombo | May 11, 2022 4:24:48 PM IST
Sri Lankan Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa on Wednesday met Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Qi Zhenhong at the office of the Opposition Leader. ... read..

Shanghai reports 1,259 'asymptomatic' COVID cases
Beijing | May 11, 2022 3:54:38 PM IST
China's Shanghai has reported 1,259 local asymptomatic cases on Tuesday, media reported citing the municipal health commission, adding that the city has 228 confirmed locally transmitted coronavirus cases. ... read..

President Kovind accepts credentials from Ambassadors of Slovak Republic, Republic of Sudan, Nepal
New Delhi | May 11, 2022 3:54:18 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind accepted credentials from Ambassadors of the Slovak Republic, Republic of Sudan and Nepal at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. ... read..

UK to Introduce Life Sentence for Espionage : Report
Asia | May 11, 2022 3:54:13 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], May 11 (ANI/Sputnik): Under the new legislation, targeted at modernizing the country's outmoded counterintelligence rules, the United Kingdom has announced the maximum penalty for espionage will be increased from 14 years to life, cited H ... read..

BRICS countries mull pandemic early warning system
Beijing | May 11, 2022 3:24:53 PM IST
The 12th meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) health ministers has agreed that BRICS countries will launch an early warning system for large-scale pandemics. ... read..

Severe climate change in Pakistan melting glaciers, raising risk of natural calamity
Islamabad | May 11, 2022 3:24:51 PM IST
Climate change has emerged as a key concern in Pakistan, with the outburst of the Shishper Glacier and the flood in Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan raising concerns in the country. ... read..

Colombia signs Artemis Accords to join NASA's Moon program
Asia | May 11, 2022 2:54:02 PM IST
Mexico City [Mexico], May 11 (ANI/Sputnik): Colombia has signed the Artemis Accords to join the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lunar program, intended to return humans to the moon by 2024 and conduct research on Mars, Colombian Vi ... read..

PECA law goes on to intimidate Pakistan's marginalized communities
Islamabad | May 11, 2022 2:53:52 PM IST
Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) law goes on to intimidate Pakistan's marginalized communities by establishing the PECA Law is being used to intimidate the country's marginalized communities by giving power to those who already reign atop the po ... read..

Al Jazeera journalist shot dead in Palestine's Jenin
Jerusalem | May 11, 2022 2:25:00 PM IST
An Al Jazeera journalist was tragically gunned down on Wednesday while she was on assignment in the West Bank in Jenin, media reported. ... read..

Pakistan PM Shehbaz arrives in London to meet Nawaz Sharif
Islamabad | May 11, 2022 2:24:52 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has arrived in London to meet Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, local media reported on Wednesday. ... read..

Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms
Washington | May 11, 2022 1:24:49 PM IST
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday informed that he has contracted COVID-19 and quarantined at home. ... read..

CID summons security head of former Sri Lankan Prime Minister
Colombo | May 11, 2022 1:24:39 PM IST
The Head of Security for the former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and other officials have been summoned to Crime Investigation Department (CID) to record statements in connection with the Monday violence. ... read..

Islamization, religious intolerance still prevails in Turkry: Report
Istanbul | May 11, 2022 1:24:37 PM IST
In the name of Islamization, the Armenians and Assyrians of Turkey have been reeling under religious intolerance, continuing their search for rights and justice. ... read..

Brazil's ex-president Lula leads election polls
Others | May 11, 2022 12:54:17 PM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], May 11 (ANI/Xinhua): Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took the lead in the polls ahead of general elections in October, according to a survey released on Tuesday. ... read..

Enforced disappearances in Pakistan: Baloch Voice Association urges UN body to appoint rapporteur
Geneva, | May 11, 2022 12:54:15 PM IST
Representatives of the Baloch Voice Association (BVA) met with the United Nations Working Group over the issue of enforced disappearances in Pakistan and urged the UN body to appoint a special rapporteur. ... read..

Burqa impostion in Afghanistan: US says it has 'leverage to wield with Taliban'
Washington | May 11, 2022 12:54:13 PM IST
In the wake of a recent Taliban decree ordering compulsory all-covering burqa for women in Afghanistan's public places, the US has called for an "end to these restrictive measures". ... read..

India 'categorically' denies reports of sending troops to Sri Lanka
Colombo | May 11, 2022 12:23:56 PM IST
The Indian High Commission on Wednesday "categorically" denied media reports about New Delhi sending its troops to Colombo, stating that the country is fully supportive of Sri Lanka's democracy, stability and economic recovery. ... read..

China 'unsettled' over possible sanctions amid Ukraine crisis
Beijing | May 11, 2022 11:53:56 AM IST
The Ukraine crisis seems to have made China aware of the "costs and consequences" of a likely attempt to use force to gain control over Taiwan, according to analysts. ... read..

UK to launch satellites from its territory first time this Summer: Government
Europe | May 11, 2022 10:54:16 AM IST
London [UK], May 11 (ANI/Sputnik): The UK will launch satellites from its territory for the first time this summer, the government said in a statement. ... read..

Jack Dorsey backs Elon Musk's plan to reverse Donald Trump's Twitter ban
New York | May 11, 2022 10:24:09 AM IST
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has supported Elon Musk's plan to reinstate Donald Trump's account, asserting that the decision to ban the former US President was "a failure." ... read..

Climate change adds fuel to an imminent wheat crisis in Pakistan
Islamabad | May 11, 2022 10:24:04 AM IST
As Pakistan grapples with an acute economic crisis, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has released climate summaries that indicate that climate change in the country is leading to an acute wheat shortage accompanied by food and water scarcity. ... read..

India contributed USD 800,000 to promote Hindi at UN
New York | May 11, 2022 9:23:44 AM IST
India has contributed USD 800,000 to the United Nations as part of the initiative to enhance public outreach of the organisation in Hindi. ... read..

US house passes nearly USD 40 billion funding bill for Ukraine
Asia | May 11, 2022 8:53:33 AM IST
Washington [US], May 11 (ANI/Sputnik): The US House of Representatives passed a supplemental funding bill for Ukraine that provides the country with nearly USD 40 billion in assistance amid Russia's special military operation, including more than USD 20 b ... read..

Violence rages in Sri Lanka, 8 killed in Negombo clash
Colombo | May 11, 2022 8:53:32 AM IST
As Sri Lanka faces one of the worst economic crises accompanied by ongoing protests, eight persons have lost their lives following the attack on the peaceful protesters by the Sri Lankan Police in the Negombo clash on Monday. ... read..

Chinese yuan weakens to 6.7290 against dollar
Beijing | May 11, 2022 8:24:10 AM IST
The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 156 pips to 6.7290 against the US dollar Wednesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System. ... read..

UNSC meeting on humanitarian situation in Ukraine scheduled for Thursday: Sources
US | May 11, 2022 7:24:13 AM IST
New York [US], May 11 (ANI/Sputnik): The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine on May 12, sources in the Security Council told Sputnik. ... read..

Half of Afghanistan's population facing acute hunger: WFP
Kabul | May 11, 2022 6:54:53 AM IST
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday said that record levels of hunger persist in Afghanistan. ... read..

US to exert pressure on Taliban to reconsider making hijab compulsory
Washington | May 11, 2022 6:54:51 AM IST
In response to the Taliban diktat making the hijab compulsory for Afghan women, the US stated that if the Taliban do not halt their actions, it will increase pressure on the regime. ... read..

Sri Lanka crisis: 4 injured in Negombo clash, attempts made to trigger communal clash
Colombo | May 11, 2022 6:23:19 AM IST
Amid rising protest due to the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, four persons were injured in the Negombo clash, while attempts were also made to trigger a communal clash in the area. ... read..

Pak President Alvi calls for thorough probe into alleged regime change conspiracy by Imran Khan
Islamabad | May 11, 2022 5:53:20 AM IST
President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday called for a thorough probe into the alleged regime change conspiracy by ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. ... read..

Pakistani rupee plunges to all-time low against US dollar
Karachi | May 11, 2022 5:53:18 AM IST
The Pakistani rupee slumped to an all-time low against the US dollar on Tuesday in the interbank market. ... read..

6.7-magnitude quake hits 87 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina: USGS
Others | May 11, 2022 5:53:15 AM IST
Buenos Aires [Argentina], May 11 (ANI/Xinhua): An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 jolted 87 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina at 23:06:28 GMT on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. ... read..

Sri Lankan army chief denies armed forces poised to shoot at general public
Colombo | May 11, 2022 4:53:25 AM IST
Sri Lankan Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva on Tuesday refuted allegations that the armed forces are poised to shoot at the general public to provoke them. ... read..

Biden's Ukraine ambassador nominee says does not know when US embassy will return to Kyiv
US | May 11, 2022 4:53:23 AM IST
Washington [US], May 11 (ANI/Sputnik): President Joe Biden's candidate for US Ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, during her confirmation hearing said she does not know when the US embassy will return to Kyiv. ... read..

Death toll from Havana hotel blast rises to 42
US | May 11, 2022 4:53:21 AM IST
Havana [Cuba], May 11 (ANI/Xinhua): The death toll from last week's explosion at a historic hotel in downtown Havana climbed to 42 on Tuesday, after two more bodies were recovered from the rubble, official sources said. ... read..

Biden evaluating existing China tariffs imposed by Trump
Washington | May 11, 2022 4:24:33 AM IST
President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that he is discussing the future of China tariffs imposed by the Trump administration cautioning that no decision has been made. ... read..

China remains wary of Bangladesh diversifying its defense supplies
Dhaka | May 11, 2022 3:53:32 AM IST
China, being one of the largest defense suppliers of Bangladesh, is wary of Dhaka diversifying its defense supplies and acquiring quality defense items from India, Europe and the US. ... read..

Imran Khan denies speaking against Pakistan army, lashes out at PM Shehbaz Sharif
Jhelum | May 11, 2022 3:53:30 AM IST
Amid reports of mudslinging the all-powerful institution - the Pakistani Army, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday claimed that his party and the country's armed forces were the two things "keeping Pakistan together. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Military given shooting orders to quell spread of violence
Colombo | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
With escalating violence in Sri Lanka, including torching of houses belonging to ruling party politicians and family members of President Gotabaya Rajapksa, armed forces have been given orders to open fire at anyone causing personal harm, or damaging/loot ... read..

Afghanistan at risk of becoming safe haven for terrorism: MoS Meenakashi Lekhi
Malaga | May 11, 2022 3:23:59 AM IST
Union Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi on Tuesday laid stress on Afghanistan becoming safe haven for terrorism at a high-level international conference on human rights, civil society and counter-terrorism. ... read..

Indian-Americans plan to distance themselves from Indian govt on Ukraine war (IANS Exclusive)
Washington | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Indian-Americans plan to issue a forceful denouncement of Russia's invasion of Ukraine in an attempt to shield themselves from the fallout of the Indian government's continued refusal to condemn the war, which has drawn widespread scrutiny and criticism f ... read..

Tesla chief Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's ban on Donald Trump
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | May 11, 2022 2:23:49 AM IST
Elon Musk said on Tuesday that he would restore former US President Donald Trump's banned account on Twitter if his deal to acquire the company is completed. ... read..

US vows to redouble efforts for global response, vaccination ahead of 2nd COVID-19 Summit
Washington | May 11, 2022 1:54:00 AM IST
On May 12, world leaders will gather to consider crucial next steps in the global COVID-19 response and the US has vowed to redouble its efforts for a global response, vaccination ahead of the 2nd COVID-19 summit which will be held virtually. ... read..

China's zero Covid strategy to defeat pandemic not 'sustainable': WHO chief
Geneva, | May 11, 2022 1:24:14 AM IST
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday said that China's "zero-COVID" strategy isn't sustainable given the virus' ever-evolving nature. ... read..

Germany to reopen its embassy in Kyiv
Kyiv | May 10, 2022 11:54:03 PM IST
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has said that Germany will start reopening its embassy in Ukraine. ... read..

China want to replicate Ukraine crisis in Taiwan
Beijing | May 10, 2022 11:54:00 PM IST
Russia-Ukraine conflict has come as a surprise for China's leadership which is assessing the costs and consequences of any future use of force to gain control over Taiwan. ... read..

Illegal Pakistani migrants collect donations in Indonesia unlawfully
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 11:25:10 PM IST
Several Pakistani immigrants on wrong permits were found to be collecting donations from mosques in Indonesia, bringing a bad name to the Islamic practice of Zakat (donations), media reports said. ... read..

First Lady Jill Biden, others not entirely safe on Ukraine visits: US Intel Official
US | May 10, 2022 11:25:06 PM IST
Washington [US], May 10 (ANI/Sputnik): First Lady Jill Biden and other top US officials who have visited Ukraine in recent weeks could not be guaranteed complete safety on their trips, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier said on Tu ... read..

Uzbek minister expresses interest to access Chabahar port, says Uzbekistan can be India's gateway to Eurasia
New Delhi | May 10, 2022 11:25:05 PM IST
Uzbekistan's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Furkat Sidikov on Tuesday said that his country can be a gateway for Indian businessmen to get access to the Eurasian market. ... read..

Pakistan PM to meet his brother Nawaz Sharif in London
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 11:24:47 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is set to travel to London as part of a PML-N delegation to meet party supremo Nawaz Sharif. ... read..

South Korea joins NATO cyber defence unit, China worrisome
Beijing | May 10, 2022 11:24:44 PM IST
South Korea joined NATO's cyber defence group on May 5, becoming the second East Asian country after Japan to join the group. ... read..

Indian High Commission denies rumours about Lankan political persons, their families fleeing to India
Colombo | May 10, 2022 11:24:35 PM IST
India on Tuesday denied rumors circulating in sections of media and social media that certain Sri Lankan political persons and their families have fled to India. ... read..

UN reports surge in conflict-related sexual violence in South Sudan
Others | May 10, 2022 11:24:33 PM IST
Juba [Sudan], May 10 (ANI/Xinhua): Cases of conflict-related sexual violence more than doubled in South Sudan compared to the same period in 2021 despite an overall decrease in violence against civilians, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) ... read..

China-Russia military cooperation grows amid Ukraine conflict
Beijing | May 10, 2022 10:53:22 PM IST
Amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, the interdependence between Russia and China has increased as Moscow's defence industry is looking for suppliers in China. ... read..

Uphill task for Xi Jinping to retain power after zero COVID policy failure
Beijing | May 10, 2022 10:53:19 PM IST
As Chinese president Xi Jinping eyes his third tenure as the country's supreme leader, his policies have now been questioned within China as he no longer commands unquestioned loyalty from the people, said a media report. ... read..

UN rights chief urges restraint, ask authorities to start dialogue in Sri Lanka
Geneva | May 10, 2022 10:23:53 PM IST
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday called on the authorities in Sri Lanka to prevent further violence, and urged restraint and meaningful dialogue to address the grievances of the population amid the severe economic crisis ... read..

Shanghai subway shut down due to COVID-19 outbreak
Beijing | May 10, 2022 10:23:47 PM IST
The last two lines of the Shanghai subway were terminated on Tuesday afternoon, bringing the city's entire subway system to a standstill until further notice. ... read..

Spain sacks spy chief over 'Pegasus' phone-hacking scandal
Madrid | May 10, 2022 10:23:45 PM IST
The Spanish government on Tuesday sacked the head of the country's intelligence services in the wake of the 'Pegasus' phone-hacking scandal, Xinhua reported. ... read..

Angry protesters pull down statue of DA Rajapaksa, father of Rajapaksa brothers
Colombo | May 10, 2022 9:53:54 PM IST
Angry protesters in crisis-ridden Sri Lanka on Tuesday pulled down the statue of D.A. Rajapaksa, the father of the Rajapaksa brothers. ... read..

Sri Lanka extends curfew until Thursday as protests intensify
Colombo | May 10, 2022 9:53:47 PM IST
As the nationwide protests refuse to die down, Sri Lankan authorities have extended the curfew until 7 am on Thursday. ... read..

Russia won't participate in special session of UNHRC on Ukraine
Asia | May 10, 2022 9:53:41 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], May 10 (ANI/Xinhua): The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that Russia has chosen not to participate in an upcoming special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Ukraine, calling the event biased. ... read..

Sri Lanka issues shoot-on-sight orders as protests intensify
Colombo | May 10, 2022 9:24:26 PM IST
Sri Lanka tri forces have been ordered to shoot all those who plunder public property or cause personal harm, local media reported on Tuesday as large-scale protests continue to take place across the island nation. ... read..

US gasoline prices at record high as Biden prepares to address nation on inflation
US | May 10, 2022 9:24:16 PM IST
Washington [US], May 10 (ANI/Sputnik): Prices of gasoline at the pump in the United States have hit record highs and added to runaway inflation as President Joe Biden prepares to address the nation later on Tuesday on measures taken by his administration ... read..

Pakistan Army faces daunting task as mudslinging against all powerful institutions continues
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 8:53:44 PM IST
In response to mudslinging against all powerful institutions, the Pakistan Army has issued stern warnings to social media activists, journalists and others. ... read..

China's currency hits 18-month low against USD
Beijing | May 10, 2022 8:53:35 PM IST
China's Yuan hit the lowest mark against the US dollar in the last 18 months on Tuesday, falling to 6.7134 against the USD, the lowest figure since October 30, 2020. ... read..

Pakistan: Former Punjab governor Cheema 'refuses' to step down from office
Lahore | May 10, 2022 8:23:39 PM IST
Pakistan's Punjab province former governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheema has refused to step down from the position through a notification by the cabinet division despite being denotified as Punjab governor on Tuesday. ... read..

Imran Khan warns Pakistan government against arresting him
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 8:23:32 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched an all-out attack on the current government and warned that all plans against arresting him would backfire. ... read..

JUI-F party to launch protest against Imran Khan amid rising political tension in Pakistan
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 7:54:02 PM IST
Amid the rising political tensions in Pakistan, the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has said that they would launch a protest in a few days against the former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. ... read..

US calls Taiwan key partner in Indo-Pacific
Washington | May 10, 2022 7:53:55 PM IST
The US Department of State on Tuesday made a major update to its factsheet on the country's relations with Taiwan calling it a key partner in the Indo-Pacific. ... read..

US announces USD 800 million in new humanitarian aid for Syria
US | May 10, 2022 7:53:53 PM IST
Washington [US], May 10 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States has pledged to provide more than USD 800 million in new humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced in Brussels on Tuesday at an inte ... read..

CEPI partners with Bharat Biotech, University of Sydney, ExcellGene to develop 'variant-proof' COVID-19 vaccine
By Shalini Bhardwaj

Oslo | May 10, 2022 7:23:49 PM IST
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) on Tuesday announced the latest award under its USD 200 m programme to advance the development of vaccines that provide broad protection against SARS-Cov-2 variants and other beta coronaviruses. ... read..

Turkey issues arrest warrants for 28 over alleged links to 2016 coup
Asia | May 10, 2022 7:23:44 PM IST
Ankara [Turkey], May 10 (ANI/Xinhua): The Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for 28 suspects over their alleged links to a network accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016. ... read..

Xi Jinping reportedly suffering from 'cerebral aneurysm'
Beijing | May 10, 2022 6:54:18 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping is suffering from 'cerebral aneurysm' and had to be hospitalized at the end of 2021, media reports said. ... read..

Violent protests force former Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to take shelter in naval base: Reports
Colombo | May 10, 2022 6:23:59 PM IST
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and some of his family members have been shifted to Trincomalee Naval Base, a day after he resigned following violent protests that led to a nationwide curfew. ... read..

US jails ex-Coca-Cola engineer for 14 years in China trade secrets case
Washington | May 10, 2022 5:53:39 PM IST
A woman in the US state of Michigan was sentenced to 14 years in prison for a scheme to steal trade secrets, engage in economic espionage and commit fraud, the US Justice Department said in a statement. ... read..

India, Madagascar sign MoU to explore co-production of TV programmes
Antananarivo | May 10, 2022 5:53:37 PM IST
India and Madagascar on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Antananarivo between the public broadcaster of the two countries to explore the co-production of programmes and training, exchange of personnel. ... read..

PoK faces environmental challenges due to exploitation of natural resources
Muzaffarabad | May 10, 2022 5:53:34 PM IST
Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) is facing serious environmental challenges due to rampant exploitation of natural resources and deforestation by Islamabad. ... read..

Xi asks Chinese communist youth league to cultivate trust in Marxism, CCP
Beijing | May 10, 2022 5:23:55 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping advised Communist Youth League (CYL) to help the youth cultivate their trust in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Marxism "from the bottom of their heart". ... read..

Pakistan: Baloch National Movement condemns raid on party member Mohsin Baloch
Quetta | May 10, 2022 5:23:51 PM IST
The Baloch National Movement (BNM) has strongly condemned the raid on the house of Mohsin Baloch by Pakistani security agencies. ... read..

EU pledges nearly USD 1.6bn in humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees
Europe | May 10, 2022 4:54:58 PM IST
Brussels [Belgium], May 10 (ANI/Sputnik): The European Union has pledged to increase humanitarian assistance to Syrians up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.58 billion) for 2022 and to allocate an equal amount following year, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell ... read..

Nearly 20 million facing acute hunger in Afghanistan: UN
Kabul | May 10, 2022 4:54:55 PM IST
Nearly 20 million people in Afghanistan - almost half the population - are facing acute hunger, humanitarians warned in an UN-backed report, published on Monday. ... read..

Over 100 inmates escape from Ecuador's prison during row between rival gangs: Reports
US | May 10, 2022 3:55:48 PM IST
Santo Domingo [Ecuador], May 10 (ANI/Sputnik): More than 100 prisoners managed to escape from a jail in the Ecuadorian city of Santo Domingo during clashes between rival gangs, which had killed 43 inmates, media reported on Tuesday. ... read..

UAE delegation to visit India to explore joint investment CEPA framework
New Delhi | May 10, 2022 3:55:44 PM IST
A UAE high-profile delegation will visit India on Wednesday to explore prospects of joint investment and cooperation within the framework of the UAE-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). ... read..

PM Modi's Lumbini trip to underscore centuries-old Buddhism links with Nepal
New Delhi | May 10, 2022 3:55:43 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Nepal's Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, on May 16 (Buddha Purnima) reinforcing Buddhism links with the Himalayan State and promoting India's soft power. ... read..

Chinese control, atrocities over East Turkistan aims at occupation
Jerusalem | May 10, 2022 3:55:39 PM IST
The Chinese control over East Turkistan is a strategy by the Chinese government in waging a genocide and occupying the region under a false pretext of "anti-terrorism." ... read..

Myanmar's central bank blacklists 158 companies for violating regulation
Asia | May 10, 2022 3:25:25 PM IST
Naypyidaw [Myanmar], May 10 (ANI/Xinhua): The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has added 158 companies to a blacklist for failing to deposit export earnings into accounts in domestic banks within the prescribed periods. ... read..

Bhutto's negotiations with Blinken tough after Imran's anti-US course, toxic Islamist narrative
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 3:25:21 PM IST
Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has a tough task on hand when he meets US State Secretary Blinken in New York later this month as he will be negotiating post three years of misrule by Imran Khan where the ex-PM consciously navigated an a ... read..

63 IS militants surrender to security authorities in Afghanistan
Jalalabad | May 10, 2022 3:25:19 PM IST
A total of 63 militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) outfit have laid down arms and surrendered to security authorities in eastern Afghanistan, said an official statement released Tuesday. Pardoning the surrendered insurgents for their activitie ... read..

India 'fully' supportive of Sri Lanka's democracy, stability: Bagchi
New Delhi | May 10, 2022 3:25:15 PM IST
In view of the current situation in Sri Lanka, Minister of External Affairs (MEA) Arindam Bagchi on Tuesday said that India is fully supportive of democracy, stability, and economic recovery of the island nation. ... read..

Sri Lanka Violence: Cricketer Ranatunga accuses police of handling situation badly
Colombo | May 10, 2022 2:55:46 PM IST
Following the violent protests that erupted in Sri Lanka on Monday, former Sri Lankan Cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga termed the incident "unfortunate" and accused the police of handling the situation badly. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Chief Prelate denounce brutal attacks by government against peaceful protesters
Colombo | May 10, 2022 2:55:44 PM IST
Amidst the ongoing economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka, the Chief Prelates, a group of high-ranking Buddhist monks on Monday condemned the violent attacks by the Sri Lanka police unleashed upon peaceful protesters. ... read..

Baloch leader gunned down in Pakistan's Quetta
Islamabad | May 10, 2022 2:55:40 PM IST
Saeed Ahmed Baloch, a local leader of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), was gunned down by unidentified attackers in Quetta's Qambrani Road area on Monday, local media reported. ... read..

4 killed, dozens injured in stampede in Bolivia
Others | May 10, 2022 2:23:57 PM IST
La Paz [Bolivia], May 10 (ANI/Xinhua): At least four students died and some 50 were injured after an apparent tear gas grenade exploded, causing a stampede in the Bolivian city of Potosi, local police said on Monday. ... read..

Sri Lankan President extends curfew until May 11 amid continuing unrest
Colombo | May 10, 2022 2:23:55 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday extended the national curfew until Wednesday morning amid ongoing protests over economic and political crises. ... read..

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