Monday, November 29, 2021

Jordanians protest energy-water project signed with UAE, Israel
Amman | Saturday, 2021 9:15:05 AM IST
Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets in downtown Amman, protesting the recent signing of declaration of intent for an energy-water project with the UAE and Israel. ... read..

Drug trafficking in opiates, meth from Afghanistan poses serious threat: RIC trilateral group
New Delhi | November 27, 2021 8:47:57 AM IST
Underlining the serious threat posed by drug trafficking from Afghanistan, the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) have noted concerns regarding the dramatic change in the situation in the troubled country and expressed determination to cou ... read..

Pfizer, BioNTech not sure on vaccines' effectiveness on new COVID variant 'Omicron'
Washington | November 27, 2021 8:17:48 AM IST
The pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech on Saturday issued a statement stating that they are not sure whether their vaccines would be able to help in the treatment of the new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron'. ... read..

Study on 2 booster candidates to anticipate omicron-like mutations: Moderna
Washington | November 27, 2021 8:17:44 AM IST
US-based pharmaceutical company is studying two booster candidates designed to anticipate mutations similar to the Omicron COVID-19 variant. ... read..

Kosovar police not viewing fatal bus shooting as terrorist attack: Reports
Europe | November 27, 2021 7:17:54 AM IST
Belgrade [Serbia], November 27 (ANI/Sputnik): Police of the partially recognized Republic of Kosovo is not considering the deadly shooting on a bus as a terrorist attack, media reported on Saturday. ... read..

UN chief condemns terrorist attack on UN-affiliated convoy in Somalia
US | November 27, 2021 7:17:48 AM IST
New York [US], November 27 (ANI/Xinhua): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday strongly condemned Thursday's deadly terrorist attack on a UN-affiliated convoy in front of a school in Mogadishu, Somalia, said his deputy spokesman. ... read..

Taiwanese journalist lodges protest after Asian American Journalists Association states Taiwan as China's province
Taipei | November 27, 2021 6:47:48 AM IST
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has invited criticism after it listed Taiwan as a "province of China" in its 'style guide'. ... read..

Chinese regulators target ride-hailing operator Didi, calls to de-list from New York Stock Exchange
Beijing | November 27, 2021 6:47:46 AM IST
Amid Beijing's attempt to tighten its control over the technology sector in the country, Chinese authorities have ordered the operators of a major ride-hailing app, Didi Chuxing to de-list from the New York Stock Exchange. ... read..

Philippines imposes travel ban on S.Africa, Botswana over new Covid variant
Manila | Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
The Philippines has imposed travel restrictions on travellers from South Africa, Botswana, and their neighboring countries "effective immediately" due to concerns over a new Covid-19 variant, a government official has said. ... read..

Iraqi airways' another flight with migrants leaves Minsk for Erbil
Asia | November 27, 2021 6:17:53 AM IST
Baghdad [Iraq], November 27 (ANI/Sputnik): Another plane of the Iraqi Airways airline with Iraqi migrants on board has left the airport of Minsk for the city of Erbil, the administrative centre of Iraqi Kurdistan, the airport said on Saturday. ... read..

WTO postpones 12th Ministerial Conference amid spread of COVID variant Omicron
Cape Town | November 27, 2021 5:47:52 AM IST
Amid the spread of new COVID strain 'Omicron', the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Saturday postponed the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), that was set to take place in Geneva. ... read..

Police in North Carolina responding to shooting at shopping mall: Spokesman
US | November 27, 2021 5:47:51 AM IST
Washington [US], November 27 (ANI/Sputnik): Police are responding to a shooting at a shopping mall in the city of Durham, North Carolina in which at least one person was reportedly shot, a Durham Police Department spokesperson told Sputnik. ... read..

India to screen, test travellers from several countries including UK amid new Covid variant 'Omicron'
New Delhi | November 27, 2021 5:17:52 AM IST
Amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' first detected in South Africa, India on Friday added several countries to the list from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testi ... read..

Number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil rises by 12,392 to over 22.06 Million
US | November 27, 2021 5:17:51 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], November 27 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 12,392 to 22,067,630 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Friday. ... read..

South African Health Minister calls travel bans by countries over new COVID variant 'Omicron' as unjustified
Cape Town | November 27, 2021 5:17:48 AM IST
South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla on Friday termed the countries' decision of imposing restrictions on travellers from the country amid concerns over the detection of 'Omicron' COVID-19 variant as 'unjustified' and said there is no proof that the ... read..

Pakistan rupee slumps further against USD
Islamabad | November 27, 2021 5:17:45 AM IST
Pakistan rupee has once again recorded a fall against the US dollar on Friday with the American currency rising by 94 paisas in the interbank market. ... read..

Protests at Amazon buildings in UK, US and Europe on biggest shopping day
New Delhi | Saturday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Protests are being staged at Amazon buildings in the UK, the US and Europe on Black Friday, the BBC reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Police baton charge on people protesting against court's order to demolish Karachi building
Islamabad | November 27, 2021 3:47:33 AM IST
Security forces in Pakistan baton-charge and fired tear gas on residents and builders protesting against the Supreme Court's order to demolish a 15-storey residential building. ... read..

China furious over Taiwan's invite to 'Biden Democracy Summit'
Beijing | November 27, 2021 3:47:31 AM IST
Furious over US President Joe Biden's decision of extending an invitation to Taiwan for forthcoming online 'Democracy Summit', China urged the US to stop providing a platform to "Taiwan independence" forces. ... read..

India to screen, test travellers from several countries including UK amid new Covid variant 'Omricon'
New Delhi | November 27, 2021 3:17:12 AM IST
Amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant 'Omricon' first detected in South Africa, India on Friday added several countries to the list from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in the country. ... read..

Biden confirms new travel bans from South Africa, 7 other countries
US | November 27, 2021 2:47:29 AM IST
Washington [US], November 26 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Joe Biden on Friday confirmed new travel restrictions for foreign travellers from eight countries in southern Africa due to the emergence of the new Omicron coronavirus variant in the region. ... read..

WHO designates new COVID-19 strain 'Omicron' as 'variant of concern'
Geneva | November 27, 2021 2:17:10 AM IST
The World Health Organisation on Friday alarmed the siren among countries after a new variant of COVID-19 has been classified in South Africa, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) said in a statement. ... read..

In another attempt, China signs MOU with Bhutan to resolve long-standing border issue
Thimphu | November 27, 2021 1:47:38 AM IST
Continuing its assertive policy towards its neighbouring countries, China has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bhutan on the border issue. ... read..

WHO names new COVID strain from South Africa as Omicron, calls it 'variant of concern'
By Shalini Bhardwaj

Geneva | November 27, 2021 1:47:37 AM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday named the new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529, which has been detected in South Africa, as 'Omicron'. ... read..

US officials discuss travel restrictions amid new COVID-19 variant concerns: Reports
US | November 27, 2021 1:18:00 AM IST
Washington [US], November 27 (ANI/Sputnik): The Biden administration has been discussing the possibility of imposing travel restrictions on passengers from southern Africa amid concerns over a new coronavirus variant emerging in the region, the Wall Stree ... read..

Jailed Chinese activist's ailing mother fears she will never see son again
Beijing | November 27, 2021 1:17:58 AM IST
The terminally ill mother of jailed Chinese rights activist Huang Qi has appealed to Sichuan authorities to allow one last meeting with her son as she nears the end of her life. ... read..

Soaring prices prompt concerns amid currency drop in Turkey
Istanbul | Friday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Turkish citizens are having increasing difficulties coping with the rising prices of almost every item amid high inflation and the national currency depreciation. ... read..

Singapore sees 16% increase in business receipts of services industries for Q3
Singapore | Friday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Business receipts of Singapore's services industries, excluding the wholesale and retail trade services and the accommodation and food services, grew by 16 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2021. ... read..

158 illegal migrants depart from Libya: UN migration agency
Tripoli | Friday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
A group of 158 illegal migrants departed voluntarily from Libya to their home country Nigeria, said the International Organization for Migration. ... read..

Ethiopian govt urges US to stop spreading false information
Addis Ababa | Friday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The Ethiopian government has urged the US and some organisations to stop spreading false information regarding the country's current situation. ... read..

Some 1,000 refugees in Belarus ready to return to Iraq: State media
Minsk | Friday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Nearly 1,000 Iraqi refugees in Belarus have expressed their readiness to return home while a group of refugees returned to Iraq by plane from Minsk airport, state media reported. ... read..

Xi extends condolences to Putin over coal mine accident
Beijing | Friday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday sent a message of condolence to Russian President Vladimir Putin over a coal mine accident in Russia that caused heavy casualties. ... read..

Kabul says to resume Taliban-US talks in Doha
Kabul | Friday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid has said talks between Taliban and the US would resume in Qatar's capital Doha. ... read..

26/11 attacks: Motorcycle rally in Nepal against Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism
Janakpur | November 26, 2021 10:17:49 PM IST
A motorcycle rally was held in Janakpurdham here against Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism on the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. ... read..

Denmark authorizes COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11 year-olds
Others | November 26, 2021 10:17:48 PM IST
Copenhagen [Denmark], November 26 (ANI/Sputnik): The Danish Health Authority has given the go-ahead to the vaccination of children aged 5-11 against COVID-19, Deputy Director General Helene Probst said on Friday. ... read..

India working on modalities with Pakistan for supply of wheat to Afghanistan
Asia | November 26, 2021 9:47:51 PM IST
New Delhi [India], November 26 (ANI) India is examining the response of Pakistan and also working with it on modalities for the supply of 50,000 metric tons of wheat and life-saving medicines to Afghanistan, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam ... read..

Philippines imposes travel ban on South Africa, Botswana over new COVID-19 variant
Others | November 26, 2021 9:17:56 PM IST
Manila [Philippines], November 26 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines has imposed travel restrictions on travelers from South Africa, Botswana, and their neighbouring countries "effective immediately" due to concerns over a new COVID-19 variant, a government of ... read..

Taliban to work on encouraging girl education in coming year: Report
Kabul | November 26, 2021 8:48:02 PM IST
The Islamic Emirates have pledged to work upon the development of the country including girl education in the year ahead, reported local media. ... read..

India reiterated call for Pakistan to expedite trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 8:48:00 PM IST
On the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, India reiterated its call for Pakistan to expedite the trial in the terror case and bring perpetrators of the heinous attacks to justice. ... read..

Blinken remembers victims of 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack, says it's long overdue for perpetrators to face justice
Washington | November 26, 2021 8:47:59 PM IST
As India observed the 13th anniversary of the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai on Friday, US State Secretary Antony Blinken remembered the victims, including six Americans, and said it is long overdue for the perpetrators to face justice. ... read..

Some 1,000 refugees in Belarus ready to return to Iraq
Others | November 26, 2021 8:47:54 PM IST
Minsk [Belarus], November 26 (ANI/Xinhua): Roughly 1,000 Iraqi refugees in Belarus have expressed their readiness to return home, and a group of refugees returned to Iraq by plane from Minsk airport on Wednesday, reported Belarusian media. ... read..

New COVID-19 variant confirmed in Belgium
Europe | November 26, 2021 8:47:52 PM IST
Brussels [Belgium], November 26 (ANI/Xinhua): A new COVID-19 variant known as B.1.1.529 has been confirmed in Belgium, Belgian Minister of Health and Social Affairs Franck Vandenbroucke said on Friday. ... read..

Road to fighting climate change is through climate justice: Vice President Naidu at 13th ASEM Summit
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 8:47:51 PM IST
Stressing the importance of Maritime Security in an increasingly globalized world, Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that oceans are the pathways to prosperity and it is important that their access remain free and unencumbered. ... read..

India to resume international flights from December 15
By Ashoke Raj

New Delhi | November 26, 2021 8:47:49 PM IST
India will resume scheduled regular international flights from December 15, nearly 20 months after these flights were suspended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ... read..

NZ Police, defence force required to get vaccinated
Wellington | Friday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The New Zealand Police and all New Zealand Defence Force staff have become the new groups required to be vaccinated in preparation for the transition to the new Covid-19 Protection Framework on December 3. ... read..

France suspends all flights from Southern Africa due to new COVID-19 variant
Paris | November 26, 2021 8:17:55 PM IST
France on Friday suspended flights arriving from the southern African region for 48 hours amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa. ... read..

Covid booster shots a matter of urgency: Aus PM
Canberra | Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will send letters to citizens urging them to book their coronavirus booster vaccines as soon as possible, as the country is still battling the third wave of the pandemic. ... read..

Japanese mobile carrier faces govt order due to 'serious' system failure
Tokyo | Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The Japanese government on Friday issued an administrative order to NTT Docomo Inc. (NTT Docomo), the country's largest mobile carrier, after a system failure last month, which affected at least 12.9 million users and was called a "serious incident" by th ... read..

Flood warnings for parts of Australia
Sydney | Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Flood warnings were issued on Friday for parts of New South Wales (NSW), Queensland and Victoria as emergency workers were bracing for another busy weekend following continued widespread torrential rain and thunderstorms on Australia's east coast. ... read..

Chinese Foreign Minister says Russia, India, China demonstrates genuine multilateralism
Beijing | November 26, 2021 7:48:15 PM IST
India, China and Russia- the RIC Grouping-- showcase genuine multilateralism in the context of world relations, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday. ... read..

US-bound migrant caravan dwindles, moves through Mexico's Gulf Coast
Mexico City | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
A US-bound migrant caravan that has been travelling on foot through Mexico for more than a month, had continued its slow trek through the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz with far fewer people than it started out. ... read..

43 people dead, 46 villages burned, looted in Darfur
Khartoum | Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
At least 43 people were killed and 46 villages were burned and looted during a conflict between Arab nomads and farmers from the Misseriya Jebel tribe in West Darfur's Jebel Moon locality, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Suda ... read..

Pak: Islamabad High Court quashed contempt petition against PML-N leaders for 'scandalising' ex-CJP Nisar
Islamabad | November 26, 2021 7:17:57 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court on Friday quashed the petition seeking contempt proceedings against Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leaders for "scandalising" former chief justice of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar, and subjecting him to "character assassination". ... read..

Japan to approve $314bn supplementary budget for stimulus package
Tokyo | Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Japan's cabinet is set to approve a record 36 trillion yen ($314 billion) supplementary budget for fiscal 2021 on Friday to fund the government's latest economic stimulus. ... read..

Moon to preside over Covid response meeting amid surge
Seoul | Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will preside over a Covid-19 response meeting next week as the country is battling an ongoing surge in serious cases after easing some social distancing rules, his office said on Friday. ... read..

Ukraine to set up national air carrier
Kiev | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that his country is preparing to set up a national air carrier -- Ukrainian National Airlines (UNA). ... read..

'Smash-and-grab' robberies hit California high-end stores
Los Angeles | Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Two more "smash-and-grab" robberies hit upscale department stores in California, adding to a series of similar crimes in the US state. ... read..

'End-of-war declaration good starting point to address N.Korea security concerns'
Seoul | Friday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
South Korean Unification Minister Lee In-young on Friday pitched the proposed declaration of a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War as a "good starting point" in the search for a "meaningful" solution to address Pyongyang's security concerns. ... read..

Putin to visit India on December 6 for annual India-Russia summit
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 6:18:03 PM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in New Delhi on December 6 for the annual India-Russia summit. ... read..

People in Bangladesh observes 13th Anniversary of Mumbai Terror attacks
Dhaka | November 26, 2021 6:17:59 PM IST
A series of events were held in Dhaka city to observe the 13th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks. ... read..

India invited to US 'Summit of Democracies' on Dec 10, PM Modi likely to attend: Sources
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 6:17:50 PM IST
India has received an invitation to the "Summit of Democracies" being convened by US President Joe Biden, sources here said on Friday, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to participate in the virtual event. ... read..

2+2 dialogue between India-Russia to cover political, defence issues of mutual interest: MEA
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 6:17:48 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Friday said that the agenda for the "two plus two" format dialogue between India and the Russian Federation, which is scheduled for December 6, will cover "political and defence issues ... read..

Moon appoints 2 deputy chiefs of spy agency
Seoul | Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday appointed two deputy directors of the National Intelligence Service (NIS). ... read..

Demonstration in Vienna against Taliban restrictions on Afghan women
Vienna | November 26, 2021 5:47:21 PM IST
A demonstration was organised by an Austrian political party here in solidarity with women and the LGBTQIA+ community in Afghanistan, which are witnessing increasing restrictions and discrimination under the Taliban regime. ... read..

Indo- France military exercise, 'Ex SHAKTI 2021' ends in France
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 5:47:16 PM IST
After 12 days of intense joint military training, the 6th edition of Indo- France military exercise, 'Ex SHAKTI 2021' concludes in France on Thursday. ... read..

Macron, Draghi meet to discuss treaty aimed at boosting EU ties
Rome | Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi met to work toward finalising the "Quirinale Treaty". ... read..

Czech President tests Covid positive
Prague | Friday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Czech President Milos Zeman has tested positive for Covid-19, his office confirmed. ... read..

Portugal returns to state of calamity, reinforces Covid measures
Lisbon | Friday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said that his country will return to the "state of calamity" as of December 1 with reinforced measures to curb further Covid-19 transmission. ... read..

India, Russia to hold 2+2 dialogue on December 6
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 5:17:26 PM IST
India and Russia will hold the first "two plus two" format dialogue here on December 6, Russian Embassy said in a statement on Friday. ... read..

Russia, India, China note concerns over Afghanistan situation, call for immediate, unhindered humanitarian assistance for country
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 5:17:18 PM IST
Russia, India and China on Friday noted concerns regarding the dramatic change in the situation in Afghanistan and reaffirmed the importance of ensuring that the territory of Afghanistan should not be used to threaten or attack any other country. ... read..

Kabul residents struggle due to rising value of dollar against Afghan currency
Kabul | November 26, 2021 5:17:11 PM IST
Following the Taliban takeover and deteriorating economy, a number of Kabul residents expressed concerns over the rising value of the dollar against Afghan currency, local media reported. ... read..

EAM Jaishankar asks people to 'Never forget' the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 5:17:08 PM IST
Paying homage to the victims and security personnel who lost their lives in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar asked the nation to "Never forget" the incident. ... read..

Morocco suspends flights with France
Rabat | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Starting from Friday, Morocco will suspend regular passenger flights with France in an effort to curb Covid transmission after the latter country has reported a resurgence. ... read..

French fishermen to block ports, Channel Tunnel in Brexit row
Paris | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
French fishermen will on Friday block three ports and the Channel Tunnel to stop exports to the UK and demand that London accelerate the delivery of fishing licenses, the National Committee for Maritime Fisheries and Marine Aquaculture (CRPMEM) in Paris s ... read..

Iranian diplomat urges US to lift sanctions in effective manner
Tehran | Friday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
A senior Iranian diplomat has urged the US to lift sanctions in an "effective and verifiable manner", as the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal are preparing to attend a meeting on the revival of the accord next week. ... read..

New Romanian govt takes oath of office
Bucharest | Friday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
Romania's new government led by former general Nicolae Ciuca took the oath of office soon after winning a vote of confidence in Parliament with overwhelming support. ... read..

Mongolia adds 586 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths
Asia | November 26, 2021 4:17:19 PM IST
Ulaanbaatar [Mongolia], November 26 (ANI/Xinhua): Mongolia registered 586 new local infections of COVID-19 and five more deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the respective totals to 381,318 and 1,908, the country's health ministry said on Friday. ... read..

Sri Lankan Minister Thondaman visits India, meets Foreign Secy Shringla
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 4:17:13 PM IST
Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh Vardhan Shringla welcomed and met with Sri Lankan State Minister of Estate Housing and Community Infrastructure Jeevan Thondaman on Friday. ... read..

Ice wall at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant appears partly melted
Asia | November 26, 2021 4:17:12 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], November 26 (ANI/Sputnik): Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) plans to begin renovation works at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, after finding that a frozen wall designed to stem the flow of groundwater around the reactor appears to ... read..

Seoul monitoring N.Korea's nuke, missile activities
Seoul | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
South Korea is monitoring North Korea's nuclear and missile activities in close cooperation with the US, the Unification Ministry in Seoul said on Friday, ... read..

Remains of another Korean War soldier identified
Seoul | Friday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
The remains of a soldier killed in the 1950-53 Korean War have been identified through DNA analysis more than a decade after they were recovered from a former battle site, the Defence Ministry said on Friday. ... read..

Afghan diaspora, Austrians in Vienna hold anti-Taliban protest
Vienna | November 26, 2021 3:47:25 PM IST
A group of Austrians from LINKS (Left) party, Vienna with Afghan diaspora organizations such as AKIS (Afghanische Kultur, Integration und Solidaritat), and KATIB (Hazara diaspora) organized a solidarity event with Afghan women and LGBTQIA plus. ... read..

India at RIC meet: Coordinate approaches on terrorism, work together to ensure assistance reaches Afghanistan without hindrance, politicization
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 3:47:17 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar urged the RIC countries (Russia, India and China) to coordinate their approaches on terrorism, radicalization and work together to help reach humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan without any hindrance and politiciz ... read..

Japanese Government will press ahead with relocation of US airbase in Okinawa
Asia | November 26, 2021 3:47:16 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], November 26 (ANI/Sputnik): The Japanese government will not change its plans to relocate the United States Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (MCAS Futenma) in Okinawa, as the current location poses a threat to the base, Chief Cabinet Secreta ... read..

S.Korea to launch consultative body on dog meat consumption
Seoul | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum has said that the government will form a civilian-led consultative body to produce a social consensus on whether to ban dog meat consumption. ... read..

India asks Pakistan to expedite trial in 26/11 Mumbai attacks case
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 3:17:28 PM IST
India summoned a senior Pakistani High Commission diplomat on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks anniversary and reiterated its call for an expeditious trial in the terror case. ... read..

Mexican envoy visits Khadi India Pavilion at trade fair
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 3:17:16 PM IST
Federico Salas, the Ambassador of Mexico to India visited Khadi India Pavilion at India International Trade Fair (IITF) on Friday. ... read..

New Zealand Police, defence force required to get vaccinated against COVID-19
Others | November 26, 2021 3:17:14 PM IST
Wellington [New Zealand], November 26 (ANI/Xinhua): The New Zealand Police and all New Zealand Defense Force staff have become the new groups required to be vaccinated in preparation for the transition to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework on December ... read..

India supports inclusive, representative govt in Afghanistan: EAM Jaishankar
New Delhi | November 26, 2021 3:17:13 PM IST
Expressing concern over the recent developments in Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Friday said that India, as a neighbour and long-standing partner, supports an inclusive and representative government in the nation. ... read..

Shanghai suspends trans-provincial group tours
Shanghai | Friday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Travel agencies and online tourism companies in Shanghai have been asked to immediately suspend trans-provincial group tours and air ticket services combined with hotel reservations as the city reported three new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases. ... read..

617 stranded migrants evacuated from Belarus, says Iraq
Baghdad | Friday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said that it has evacuated 617 migrants stranded in Belarus, most of whom are women, children and the elderly, amid the ongoing migrant crisis. ... read..

Tokyo Metropolitan Government develops unique model for flood disaster management
Tokyo | November 26, 2021 2:47:37 PM IST
Tokyo, a densely populated city, has unique flood control facilities that help prevent rainwater disasters. ... read..

Russia reports 34,690 new COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours
Europe | November 26, 2021 2:47:32 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], November 26 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has confirmed 34,690 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 9,502,879, the federal response centre said on Friday. ... read..

Pakistan adds 252 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths in last 24 hours
Islamabad | November 26, 2021 2:47:30 PM IST
Pakistan reported 252 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths in the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Friday. ... read..

Finland tightens restaurant, border Covid curbs
Helsinki | Friday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
In light of the worsening Covid-19 situation in Finland, several decisions on border health protection measures and restaurant opening hours have been taken by the authorities, practically restoring the measures the country had in place in spring 2021. ... read..

Homicide rate for Canadian Indigenous victims 7 times higher
Ottawa | Friday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
The homicide rate for Indigenous victims was seven times higher than the rate for non-Indigenous people in Canada in 2020, according to Statistics Canada. ... read..

Another worker dies after Chinese vaccine jab in Vietnam
Hanoi | November 26, 2021 2:17:31 PM IST
Another worker in the Vietnamese city Thanh Hoa has died after receiving a Vero Cell COVID-19 vaccine shot, local media reported adding that two others had also passed away after the vaccination. ... read..

Nissei introduces new ice-cream flavour
Tokyo | November 26, 2021 2:17:25 PM IST
Gifu (Japan), located in Gifu Prefecture, Hida Takayama is a traditional wooden shopping street that dates back to the Edo Era. It is designated as a Japanese traditional building preservation area. ... read..

Hong Kong reports 4 new imported COVID-19 cases
Asia | November 26, 2021 2:17:23 PM IST
Hong Kong, November 26 (ANI/Xinhua): Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported four new imported cases of COVID-19 on Friday, taking the total tally to 12,421. ... read..

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