Monday, April 12, 2021

Myanmar military deploys Chinese drones to monitor protesters: Report
Naypyitaw | April 10, 2021 4:43:53 PM IST
Myanmar's military has deployed Chinese drones to support its operations against the protestors in the country, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported. ... read..

Chinese vaccine won't be given to Lankans until safety aspect ensured: Sri Lankan Health Minister
Colombo | April 10, 2021 4:43:48 PM IST
China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine will not be given to Sri Lankans until the safety aspect of the vaccine is ensured by the health authorities, the country's Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has said. ... read..

Israel, US suspected over attack on Iranian ship in Red Sea
Tehran | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
A senior military commander said that Israel and the US are suspected to be behind the recent attack on an Iranian ship in the Red Sea. ... read..

19 officers injured in N.Ireland riot
Belfast | Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
About 19 officers were injured in the latest riot in Northern Ireland, bringing the number of hurt police to 74 during a week of violence across the region, local media reported. ... read..

2 US warships to pass through Turkey's straits next week
Ankara | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Two US warships will pass through Turkey's straits to the Black Sea next week, a Foreign Ministry official said. ... read..

Largest dredge in M-E arrives in Suez Canal
Cairo | Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) announced the arrival of a giant dredge, the largest in the Middle East, in te vital waterway. ... read..

Two cyclones to hit western Australia simultaneously in rare event: Meteorologists
Canberra | April 10, 2021 3:44:03 PM IST
Western Australians are warned to evacuate or batten down as two separate cyclones are headed in the direction of coastal communities this weekend, meteorologists warned. ... read..

Boeing recommends 16 carriers to address new 737 MAX issue
Washington | Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
American aerospace major Boeing announced that it has recommended 16 carriers to address a potential electrical issue in a specific group of 737 MAX planes, which were globally grounded after two fatal crashes that took place within months, before further ... read..

Biden sets up commission to study potential SC expansion
Washington | Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order establishing a commission to study the possibility of adding more seats to the Supreme Court and other reforms. ... read..

Radioactive water from Fukushima may be disposed into ocean
Tokyo | Saturday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
The Japanese government may announce plans to dispose of radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, informed sources said. ... read..

Philippines logs 12,674 new COVID-19 cases, total soars to 853,209
Asia | April 10, 2021 3:14:02 PM IST
Manila [Philippines], April 10 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported Saturday 12,674 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 853,209. ... read..

Chinese TV channels censor foreign fashion brands amid Xinjiang cotton row: Report
Beijing | April 10, 2021 3:14:01 PM IST
Amid Beijing's ongoing tussle with foreign companies over forced labour issues in Xinjiang, Chinese television channels have censored the logos and symbols of brands on sneakers and t-shirts worn by their contestants in various shows. ... read..

Hong Kong Police arrest over 10,200 over anti-govt protests in last 20 months
Asia | April 10, 2021 3:13:55 PM IST
Hong Kong Police have arrested over 10,200 people in connection with the anti-government protests in the last 20 months, signalling the extent of the crackdown launched by Beijing-backed authorities to silence dissenters. ... read..

Pakistan: Rights group condemns brutal attack, 'false' blasphemy accusation on Christian nurses
Faisalabad | April 10, 2021 2:13:56 PM IST
A Pakistan-based right group has condemned a brutal attack on two Christian nurses, who were falsely accused of committing blasphemy. ... read..

Shimizu Corporation constructs apartments with wood, concrete to protect from natural disasters
Asia | April 10, 2021 2:13:51 PM IST
Shimizu Corporation in Japan constructs apartments with wood and concrete to protect them from natural disasters. ... read..

UN chief applauds IMF, World Bank measures to address COVID-related debt crises
United Nations | Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 PM IST
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the steps announced by the International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC) and the World Bank Group Development Committee to address debt crises and other financial distress to economies arisi ... read..

Putin mourns late UK Prince Philip
Moscow | Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to Queen Elizabeth II to express his "deep condolences" on the death of her husband, Prince Philip. ... read..

Crimes against children in Pakistan on the rise, 8 children abused every day in 2020: Report
Islamabad | April 10, 2021 1:13:52 PM IST
Pakistan witnessed a rise in crimes against children including child sexual abuse, abduction and child marriages, and eight children were abused every day in the country in one form or another in 2020, according to a report. ... read..

Pak parliamentary panel endorses jail for criticising armed forces; slammed for 'ridiculous idea'
Islamabad | April 10, 2021 12:43:59 PM IST
From Pakistani federal ministers to opposition leaders to the legal fraternity, people from across the divide have criticised the approval of a bill by the country's National Assembly's standing committee, which proposed up to two years imprisonment and a ... read..

Construction companies in Japan use aluminium conductor CV cables
Tokyo | April 10, 2021 12:13:58 PM IST
Japan uses the latest technology in the construction industry. The focus remains high on using quality material for power transmission in a building. ... read..

Risky assets will benefit in next 100 days of Biden admin: JP Morgan
New York | Saturday, 2021 11:15:06 AM IST
Global investment analysts at a closed door JP Morgan huddle are betting that "risky assets" will cruise, market volatility will decline, asset bubbles are still far away in the broader equity market and that US president Joe Biden will remain focused on ... read..

Protest erupts in Pak demanding Imran Khan to apologise over rape statement
Islamabad | April 10, 2021 11:13:57 AM IST
A protest erupted here against Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, demanding a public apology from him for his statement blaming "vulgarity" in society for rape and sexual violence. ... read..

India, Japan to hold 2+2 talks amid China's aggressive moves in Indo-Pacific
Tokyo | April 10, 2021 9:43:58 AM IST
India and Japan are planning to hold a '2+2' format meeting of foreign and defence ministers in Tokyo later this month, Japanese media reported. ... read..

Iran nuclear deal talks resume in Vienna
Vienna | Saturday, 2021 9:15:07 AM IST
The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the Iran nuclear deal, resumed talks here again, with the lifting of sanctions on Iran and nuclear implementation measures on top of the agenda. ... read..

Turkey reports 55,791 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | April 10, 2021 9:13:59 AM IST
Ankara [Turkey], April 10 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey on Friday confirmed 55,791 new COVID-19 cases, including 2,408 symptomatic patients, as the total number of positive cases in the country reached 3,745,657, according to its health ministry. ... read..

NASA to land first person of colour on Moon
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington | April 10, 2021 8:43:55 AM IST
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will land the first person of colour on the moon as part of an international spaceflight program called Artemis, according to the US space agency. ... read..

Brazil reports another 93,317 COVID-19 cases, 3,693 deaths
Others | April 10, 2021 8:13:48 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], April 10 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil reported another 93,317 infections and 3,693 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the national tallies to 348,718 and 13,373,174, respectively, the Ministry of Health said Friday. ... read..

NASA's Mars Helicopter to make first flight attempt on Sunday
Washington | April 10, 2021 7:13:53 AM IST
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity's first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. If all proceeds as planned, the 4-pound (1.8-kg) rotorcraft is expected to take off from Mars' Jezero Cr ... read..

India assures commitment to engage on measures for democratic transition in Myanmar
New York | April 10, 2021 7:13:52 AM IST
India on Friday (local time) at the United Nations Security Council stated that there should be no falling back on the path to democracy in Myanmar and assured its commitment to engage on measures to accelerate and support the democratic transition in the ... read..

US blacklists Pakistan-based human smuggling organization
Washington | April 10, 2021 6:43:48 AM IST
The United States has imposed sanctions on a Pakistan-based human smuggling organization, accusing it of being involved in smuggling migrants to the United States, including foreign nationals that may pose a national security risk. ... read..

Gunman in Texas shooting faces murder, aggravated assault charges
US | April 10, 2021 6:13:56 AM IST
Texas [US], April 10 (ANI/Sputnik): A gunman who shot six people, killing one, at a local business in central Texas this week has been charged with murder and five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the Bryan Police Department said in a pr ... read..

Most Canadians concerned about being sick with COVID-19
Others | April 10, 2021 5:43:50 AM IST
Ottawa [Canada], April 10 (ANI/Xinhua): Two-thirds of Canadians say they are concerned about becoming sick with COVID-19, a four-point increase from March, according to a survey issued by Canada's Angus Reid Institute on Friday. ... read..

US unveils new policy encouraging government ties with Taiwan officials
US | April 10, 2021 4:43:48 AM IST
In what could be called another massive blow to China, the United States has issued new guidelines that encourage exchanges with Taiwanese counterparts, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Friday. ... read..

Volcano erupts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, spewing ash, smoke
Kingstown | April 10, 2021 4:43:47 AM IST
A volcano in the southern Caribbean that had been dormant for decades erupted in a billowing blast of grey smoke Friday, spewing clouds of ash for miles and forcing thousands to evacuate. ... read..

Japan COVID-19 patient receives world's first living donor lung transplant
Tokyo | April 10, 2021 4:43:46 AM IST
A Japanese woman whose lungs suffered severe damage from COVID-19 became the world's first-ever recipient of a lung transplant from living donors this week. ... read..

Argentina registers 24,130 new COVID-19 cases
US | April 10, 2021 4:13:49 AM IST
Buenos Aires [Argentina], April 10 (ANI/Sputnik): Argentina has registered 24,130 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak for the fourth day in a row, the national Ministry of Health ... read..

Harry, Meghan say Prince Philip 'will be greatly missed'
London | April 10, 2021 3:43:48 AM IST
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, shared a message in the wake of Prince Philip's death, saying the Duke of Edinburgh "will be greatly missed." ... read..

Queen Elizabeth II's consort, Prince Philip passes away at 99 (Ld)
London | Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
Prince Philip, the "beloved" consort and a crucial supporter and confidante of UK's Queen Elizabeth II, who did much to modernise the monarchy but was panned over his "insensitive" remarks in various countries while on state visits, passed away on Friday, ... read..

Pfizer asks for expansion of emergency use authorization to vaccinate 12 to 15-yr olds in US
New York | April 10, 2021 2:13:50 AM IST
Pfizer and BioNTech requested the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday for an amendment to its emergency use authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine, to expand its use for children ages 12 to 15 in the United States. ... read..

US closely watching China's aggressive actions against Taiwan: White House
Washington | April 10, 2021 1:43:53 AM IST
The United States has been watching China's aggressive actions against Taiwan very closely and raising concerns about it both publicly and privately, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday (local time). ... read..

US in talks with Russia, allies on situation in Ukraine: White House
Washington | April 10, 2021 1:43:51 AM IST
The United States is engaged with Russia, Ukraine, as well as its European allies diplomatically on the current situation in eastern Ukraine, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, said in a press briefing on Friday (local time). ... read..

Biden administration seeks USD 715 bn defence budget to 'deter' China, Russia
Washington DC | April 9, 2021 11:43:58 PM IST
US President Joe Biden has asked Congress to provide USD 715 billion for the defence budget to "deter" Russia and China, the White House said. ... read..

US President, former presidents and leaders pay tribute after death of Britain's Prince Philip
By Reena Bhardwaj

Washington DC | April 9, 2021 11:43:49 PM IST
World leaders and friends of Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip paid tribute to him following his death in Windsor this morning. Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth and a leading figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died age ... read..

Criticism over use of China-made Sinopharm vaccines continues to grow
Beijing | April 9, 2021 11:13:49 PM IST
After Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi tested positive for COVID-19 last month despite taking Chinese vaccine Sinopharm, doubts surrounding the efficacy of the much-touted vaccine have continued to grow. ... read..

Queen Elizabeth II's consort, Prince Philip passes away
London | Friday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Prince Philip, the consort of UK's Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on Friday, the Buckingham Palace announced. He was 99. ... read..

US blacklists seven Chinese supercomputer centres over weapons concerns
Washington DC | April 9, 2021 9:43:47 PM IST
The United States on Thursday restricted trade with top Chinese supercomputing centres, as these capabilities can be used for the development of modern weapons and national security systems. ... read..

India, Netherlands to further strengthen multifaceted cooperation: MEA
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 9:43:44 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte on Friday reaffirmed their conviction to further strengthen the multifaceted cooperation between India and the Netherlands for mutual benefit and looked forward to their next interaction at ... read..

US Defence Secretary to visit Germany
Washington | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Germany next week as part of a foreign tour that will also take him to Israel, the UK and the NATO headquarters in Belgium. ... read..

S.Korea to extend tightened quarantine measures
Seoul | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
South Korea on Friday announced its decision to extend the tightened quarantine measures for three more weeks amid an resurgence of new Covid-19 cases. ... read..

Malay oppn chief to again run for PM
Kuala Lumpur | Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Long-time aspirant Anwar Ibrahim will again try to be Prime Minister whenever parliamentary elections next take place, Malaysia's opposition alliance announced on Friday. ... read..

US lawmakers prepare Strategic Competition Act to counter China
Washington DC | April 9, 2021 9:13:53 PM IST
In a bid to counter growing Chinese aggression, US lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation titled Strategic Competition Act of 2021 in the coming week that would put additional sanctions on Chinese officials and build closer ties with Taiwan. ... read..

India, Netherlands announce strategic partnership on water
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 10:43:53 PM IST
The leaders of India and the Netherlands launched a strategic partnership on water, agreed to alleviate the joint working group on water to ministerial level and broaden bilateral cooperation in new areas of water, according to the Ministry of External Af ... read..

Dutch PM Rutte says India is going to have critical role in any Indo-Pacific strategy
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 10:43:56 PM IST
While expressing commitment to work with New Delhi in the Indo-Pacific region, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that India is going to have a critical role in any strategy pertaining to the region. ... read..

Iran frees S.Korean tanker after 3 months (Ld)
Seoul/Tehran | Friday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Iran has released a South Korean-flagged tanker seized three months ago in the Gulf, the Foreign Ministries in Seoul and Tehran confirmed on Friday. ... read..

Indonesian Prez visits cyclone-hit region as toll hits 165 (Ld)
Jakarta | Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday visited the East Nusa Tenggara province, where cyclone-related disasters have left at least 165 people dead and 45 others missing. ... read..

US state to allow carrying guns without permit
Washington | Friday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Tennessee will become the latest US state where residents will be allowed to carry guns without a permit after Governor Bill Lee signed an "open carry" bill, a local media report said. ... read..

Italian PM calls Erdogan 'dictator'
Rome | Friday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a "dictator" in front of the press, causing a stir. ... read..

Navalny's defense team files new complaint with European Court of Human Rights
Asia | April 9, 2021 8:14:07 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], April 9 (ANI/Sputnik): Alexey Navalny's lawyer has told German Der Spiegel magazine that the defense team of the jailed Russian opposition activist had filed new complaints with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). ... read..

Japan to impose emergency measure in Tokyo
Tokyo | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Japan is set to extend a semi-state of emergency over the Covid-19 pandemic to Tokyo and two other prefectures due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Friday. ... read..

Myanmar state of emergency could be extended
Nay Pyi Taw | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The Myanmar military's spokesman Zaw Min Tun said the one-year state of emergency imposed by the junta during its February 1 coup could be extended, thereby pushing back potential elections. ... read..

1 dead, 5 injured in Texas shooting
Houston | Friday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
One person was killed and five others injured during a shooting in the US state of Texas, according to local police. ... read..

Kim urges tougher 'Arduous March' against sanctions
Seoul | Friday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called on the ruling Workers' Party to wage a tougher "Arduous March" against sanctions imposed on the country in an effort to relieve people of economic woes, state-mdia reported on Friday. ... read..

World leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip, 'who inspired countless young people'
London | April 9, 2021 7:44:13 PM IST
Tributes from world leaders poured in for Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 99 on Friday. He was suffering from health-related issues. ... read..

India raises concern after US vessel passes through its EEZ
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 7:44:07 PM IST
India on Friday raised concern to the United States after USS John Paul passed through the country's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without consent. ... read..

Nepal foreign minister discusses vaccine supply with Jaishankar
Kathmandu | April 9, 2021 7:44:02 PM IST
Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali held a telephone conversation with External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Friday and discussed cooperation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..

'India-Pak backchannel dialogue on track despite Islamabad's trade issue with New Delhi'
Islamabad | April 9, 2021 7:43:58 PM IST
Despite some issues in the past few days, there is cautious optimism in Pakistan that the thaw in their relations with India is holding steady, according to insiders from Islamabad's Red Zone. ... read..

Naval exercise with Iran 'unplanned', part of 'goodwill gesture', says Pak navy
Islamabad | April 9, 2021 7:43:57 PM IST
After it was reported that the one-day naval exercise between Pakistan and Iran in the Arabian Gulf on Tuesday was based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), a spokesperson for the Pakistani Navy said that the exercise was 'unplanned' and part of a 'go ... read..

'Nothing off table to redress Aus vax shortfall'
Canberra | Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly on Friday declared that "nothing is off the table" in order to make up for a shortfall in Covid-19 vaccines. ... read..

Iran releases detained S.Korean ship: Seoul
Seoul | Friday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The Foreign Ministry in Seoul said on Friday that Tehran has released a South Korean oil tanker that was detained at an Iranian port since January 4. ... read..

US warns against high expectations for Vienna n-talks
Washington | Friday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The US State Department has warned against high expectations for Vienna talks as parties of the Iran nuclear deal will reconvene on Friday. ... read..

Govt backing continues for Air New Zealand
Wellington | Friday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The New Zealand government is continuing to support the country's flag carrier, while aviation markets stabilise and the world moves towards more normal border operations, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Grant Robertson said on Friday. ... read..

Islamabad HC directs Pak govt to revitalise human rights commission after activists accuse PM of sabotaging it
Islamabad | April 9, 2021 7:14:06 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court has called on ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to revitalise the country's National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), after activists and former NCHR workers accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of deliberately sabotaging the ... read..

New opportunities will be created in post-COVID world for India, Netherlands: PM Modi
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 7:14:00 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that in the post-COVID world, new opportunities will be created where like-minded countries like India and Netherlands can build bilateral relations. ... read..

India crucial partner both in Indo-Pacific, world at large: Netherlands PM
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 7:13:52 PM IST
During a virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte applauded India's Vaccine Maitri programme and said that India is a crucial partner both in the Indo-Pacific region and in the world at large. ... read..

EU condemns violence in Northern Ireland
Brussels | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The European Commission has strongly condemned the violence in Northern Ireland which erupted last week over a post-Brexit trading arrangement. ... read..

Iran in talks with India for early delivery of second consignment of COVID-19 vaccines
By Ashoke Raj

New Delhi | April 9, 2021 6:43:59 PM IST
Iran has expressed hope that India will expeditiously send COVID-19 vaccines to the country amid a surge of infections in both countries. ... read..

PoK leaders condole demise of Srinagar-based Kashmir University's professor Riyaz Punjabi
Zurich | April 9, 2021 6:43:54 PM IST
Exiled political leaders from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) have condoled the demise of Prof Riyaz Punjabi, former Vice-Chancellor of Srinagar-based Kashmir University. ... read..

Ukraine Prez visits conflict-hit region
Kiev | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky paid a working trip to Donbas in eastern Ukraine due to the escalation of tensions in the region, his press service said in a statement. ... read..

Morocco, France discuss bilateral ties, regional issues
Rabat | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita discussed bilateral ties and regional issues with his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian during a teleconference. ... read..

UN concerned about alleged beheadings in Mozambique
United Nations | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The UN and humanitarian partners have expressed concerns about allegations of beheadings and unverified reports of the use of child soldiers in Mozambique, a spokesman of the world body said. ... read..

US announces Freedom of Navigation Operation in Indian waters
New Delhi | Friday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
The US has announced that it conducted the Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) in Indian waters in the Lakshadweep Islands, leaving the Indian security establishment in a surprise leading to an assessment to ascertain if an operational exercise was ac ... read..

PM Modi condoles death of UK's Prince Philip
New Delhi | April 9, 2021 6:14:10 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. ... read..

Yemeni forces claim killing Houthi rebels
Sanaa | Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Yemeni government forces claimed to have killed and injured dozens of Houthi rebels following an offensive launched in the country's oil-rich province of Marib. ... read..

Syria urges UNSC to prevent Israeli attacks
Damascus | Friday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has urged the UN Security Council to take "decisive and immediate measures to prevent the repetition of Israeli attacks on the Syrian territory". ... read..

San Francisco announces plans to resume indoor live events
San Francisco | Friday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that the city is on track to issue guidelines that will resume indoor live events with capacity limits and other safety protocols beginning April 15. ... read..

Syria, Russia discuss ways to mitigate sanctions' impact
Damascus | Friday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad discussed ways to mitigate the impact of the Western sanctions on the country with Alexander Lavrentiev, Russia's special representative for Damascus. ... read..

Saudi inaugurates 1st renewable energy power plant
Riyadh | Friday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has inaugurated the Sakaka IPP PV power plant, the Kingdom's first renewable energy project. ... read..

TSMC and Qualcomm's tandem; Samsung's pursuit to stiffen up
Asia | April 9, 2021 5:43:58 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], April 9 (ANI/Global Economic): The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on the semiconductor market, resulting in a global chip shortage that was not seen in the past. Although major semiconductor makers are expanding production, ... read..

Iranians express scepticism about Beijing-Tehran strategic agreement
Tehran | April 9, 2021 5:43:50 PM IST
Even though Iran and China signed a 25-year strategic cooperation agreement as part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), many Iranians remain sceptical about the deal on various points such as losing natural resources and the creation of a Chinese ... read..

Israel to reject ICC war crimes probe
Tel Aviv | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
The Israeli government Israel said that it will formally reject the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into possible war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. ... read..

132 killed in West Darfur clashes
Khartoum | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
West Darfur Governor Mohamed Abdalla Al Doma announced that 132 people were killed in the recent armed clashes in El Geneina, the conflict-hit Sudanese state's capital city. ... read..

Turkish drillship starts new mission in Black Sea
Ankara | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Turkey's Fatih deepwater drillship has started its new mission in the Black Sea, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez announced. ... read..

SPC Group accelerating its expansion in Southeast Asia by making Malaysia as its production hub
Asia | April 9, 2021 5:13:59 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], April 9 (ANI/Global Economic): South Korean food and confectionery conglomerate SPC Group is moving forward with advancing business in the Southeast Asian market. ... read..

Britain's Prince Philip passes away, aged 99
London | April 9, 2021 5:13:54 PM IST
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced on Friday. ... read..

Muslim Brotherhood's acting leader sentenced to life in jail
Cairo | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
An Egyptian court has sentenced Mahmoud Ezzat, the acting supreme guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, to life imprisonment, which is 25 years in the country. ... read..

10,242 arrested over HK social unrest
Hong Kong | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
The Hong Kong government's Department of Justice said that 10,242 people have been arrested between June 9, 2019 and February 28, 2021 over the social unrest in city, of which 2,521 are undergoing judicial proceedings. ... read..

Japan plans to release Fukushima wastewater into sea amid concerns from China, S Korea
Tokyo | April 9, 2021 4:43:45 PM IST
The Japanese government is set to announce plans to dispose of radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant by releasing it into the ocean amid concerns from neighbours China and South Korea, NHK reported. ... read..

Argentina extends social distancing measures
Buenos Aires | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The Argentine government has extended the social, preventive and mandatory distancing measures established to control the Covid-19 pandemic until April 30, according to a presidential decree. ... read..

Egypt unveils discovery of 3,000-yr-old 'Lost Gold City'
Cairo | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
An Egyptian archaeological mission announced the discovery of a 3000-year-old "Lost Gold City" (LGC) in the monument-rich city of Luxor. ... read..

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