Monday, November 29, 2021

South Korea records highest number of COVID-19 cases since start of pandemic: KDCA
Asia | November 24, 2021 3:17:49 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], November 24 (ANI/Sputnik): South Korea on Wednesday recorded 4,115 positive COVID-19 cases, the highest number since the start of the pandemic, the Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported. ... read..

Security situation in Afghanistan deteriorated in 100 days since Taliban takeover
Kabul | November 24, 2021 3:17:45 PM IST
The security situation in Afghanistan deteriorated after the establishment of the Islamic Emirate by the Taliban in 100 days. ... read..

Saudi-led airstrike destroys factory in Yemen's capital
Sanaa | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
The Saudi-led coalition bombarded a factory in the Yemen's capital Sanaa, the Houthi militia has claimed. ... read..

Endangered mako sharks gets protection
Madrid | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Conservationists are heralding a hard-fought ban on retention of North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks adopted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), as a first step toward reversing the decline of the seriously over ... read..

Iran, IAEA agree to continue negotiations, cooperation
Tehran | Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that they have agreed to continue their negotiations and cooperation in the areas of common concerns. ... read..

Army chief Naravane highlights India's role in Bangladesh Liberation War
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 2:47:56 PM IST
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Wednesday praised Bangla people who stood to their right to liberty and independence in 1971. ... read..

Bangladesh envoy lauds role played by Indian political, military leadership in 1971 Liberation War
New Delhi | November 24, 2021 2:47:46 PM IST
Bangladesh High Commissioner Muhammad Imran on Wednesday highlighted the role played by Indian political and military leadership in its Liberation War (1971). ... read..

UN envoy warns of precarious post-electoral situation in Iraq
United Nations | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the top UN envoy for Iraq, has warned against a precarious post-electoral situation in the country and called for early government formation. ... read..

58 Brazilian cities cancel Carnival 2022 over Covid fears
Brasilia | Wednesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
At least 58 cities in Brazil's states of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais have decided to cancel Carnival 2022 celebrations over fear of Covid-19 outbreaks, according to media reports. ... read..

Mongolia's COVID-19 tally exceeds 380,000
Asia | November 24, 2021 2:18:11 PM IST
Ulaanbaatar [Mongolia], November 24 (ANI/Xinhua): Mongolia's COVID-19 tally rose to 380,021 on Wednesday after 634 new local infections were reported across the country over the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry. ... read..

S.Korea's import value surges 39 pc in October on expensive crude oil
Asia | November 24, 2021 2:18:10 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], November 24 (ANI/Xinhua): South Korea's import value surged last month on expensive crude oil, central bank data showed Wednesday. ... read..

S Korea's childbirth hits record quarterly low in Q3
Asia | November 24, 2021 2:18:02 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], November 24 (ANI/Xinhua): South Korea's childbirth hit a record quarterly low in the third quarter, boosting concerns about a so-called demographic cliff, statistical office data showed Wednesday. ... read..

Work on Chinese military base in UAE stopped after US intervention
Abu Dhabi | November 24, 2021 2:17:54 PM IST
US intelligence agencies found evidence this year of construction work on what they believed was a secret Chinese military facility in the United Arab Emirates, which was stopped after Washington's intervention. ... read..

SpaceX to conduct 'humanity's first planetary defence test' to redirect asteroid
California | November 24, 2021 1:17:59 PM IST
SpaceX is planning to conduct humanity's first planetary defence test to redirect an asteroid through Falcon 9's launch of NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission on Tuesday (local time). ... read..

Einstein relativity theory manuscript sold for $13 mn in Paris
Paris | Wednesday, 2021 1:15:05 PM IST
A manuscript co-written by Albert Einstein on his theory of relativity was auctioned for 11.7 million euros (about $13 million). ... read..

China: CPC's Sixth Plenum Resolution terms Cultural Revolution 'catastrophe', Tiananmen incident 'political turmoil'
Asia | November 24, 2021 12:47:54 PM IST
The Sixth Plenum of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) cemented the position of Chairman Xi Jinping has termed Cultural Revolution as "a catastrophe" and the Tiananmen incident as "political turmoil". ... read..

US, EU fight against 'dirty' Chinese steel
US | November 24, 2021 12:17:43 PM IST
Washington [US] November 24 (ANI) The US and European Union have ended a major tripping point with China in steel and aluminium sectors while managing the contentious tariff as well as dumping issue. ... read..

Ukrainian PM welcomes IMF decision on new loan
Kiev | Wednesday, 2021 12:15:07 PM IST
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has welcomed the decision of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Executive Board to approve the second tranche of about $700 million for Kiev, the Ukrainian government press service said. ... read..

Trump's pollster predicts win in 2024, so do others, but most Americans indifferent
New York | Wednesday, 2021 12:15:07 PM IST
Former US President Donald Trump has betrayed fresh evidence of a presidential-campaign-in-waiting. ... read..

EU plans sanctions against companies that help smuggle migrants
Brussels | Wednesday, 2021 12:15:07 PM IST
The European Commission has proposed targeted measures to hit transport companies that are said to have helped smuggle people into the European Union (EU) via Belarus, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced. ... read..

100 days of Taliban in Afghanistan: Islamic Emirate still seeking international recognition
Kabul | November 24, 2021 11:47:54 AM IST
The Taliban has learnt an important lesson that to replace a regime is easier than to govern it as even after 100 days of the establishment of the Islamic Emirate, the group is still seeking international recognition. ... read..

November 24 declared day of National Mourning in Bulgaria
Europe | November 24, 2021 11:17:48 AM IST
Sofia [Bulgaria], November 24 (ANI/Novinite): The Council of Ministers adopted a decision declaring November 24, 2021, as a Day of National Mourning in memory of the victims of the fire that broke out in the Home for the Elderly in the village of Royak, D ... read..

Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI trying to destabilize Bangladesh: Report
Dhaka | November 24, 2021 10:47:21 AM IST
Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI is trying to destabilize Bangladesh by strengthening the roots of Islamic terrorism in Dhaka, which was formed in 1971 as a secular country. ... read..

Intensification of cooperation between the Vietnamese regions and the Japanese prefecture of Tochigi
Asia | November 24, 2021 10:47:18 AM IST
Tokyo [Japan], November 24 (ANI/VOVWORLD): During his official visit to Japan on November 23, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Tinh visited Tochigi Prefecture, received its Governor Fukuda Tomikazu, and also took part in a conference on cooperation bet ... read..

New Zealand to gradually open border from January 2022
Pacific | November 24, 2021 10:17:10 AM IST
Wellington [New Zealand], November 24 (ANI/Xinhua): Fully vaccinated New Zealanders will find it easier to come home from January 2022, with foreign nationals to follow from April onwards, as the government removes the requirement for managed isolation an ... read..

PoK residents adversely affected by price hike in gas, food items
Muzaffarabad | November 24, 2021 9:47:52 AM IST
The Imran Khan government is facing flak from residents of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) amid unprecedented price hike in gas and essential food items. ... read..

Australia lists Hezbollah, neo-Nazi outfit The Base as terrorist organizations
Canberra | November 24, 2021 8:47:06 AM IST
Australia on Wednesday listed Lebanese Shia party Hezbollah and neo-Nazi organisation The Base as terrorist organizations. ... read..

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida officially announces sale of part of oil reserves
Asia | November 24, 2021 8:17:04 AM IST
Tokyo [Japan], November 24 (ANI/Sputnik): Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida officially announced the decision to unseal part of the state oil reserves in response to a US request. ... read..

Biden invites 110 countries to virtual summit on democracy; China, Turkey missing from list
Washington | November 24, 2021 8:17:01 AM IST
US President Joe Biden has invited 110 countries to a virtual summit on democracy on December 9-10, excluding China, Turkey, and Russia, according to a list posted on the State Department website on Tuesday. ... read..

Park Shin-hye announces her marriage with Choi Tae-joon
Asia | November 24, 2021 8:17:00 AM IST
Seoul [South Korea], November 24 (ANI/Global Economic): Korean actress Park Shin-hye (31) announced her pregnancy. She will marry her lover Choi Tae-joon in January next year. ... read..

Putin stresses two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Moscow | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that his country adheres to the "two-state solution" regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ... read..

Angry residents attack MP's house after ferry tradegy in SL
Colombo | Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
Angry residents in the Eastern city of Kinniya in Trincomalee attacked the house of area parliamentarian causing heavy damages and protested blocking public road after ferry carrying mostly school children capsized, killing six people including four child ... read..

Chinese firms arrive in Afghanistan to 'explore' lithium projects
Beijing | November 24, 2021 7:17:48 AM IST
Looking to 'explore' nearly trillion-dollar worth of rare earth materials, a group of Chinese delegations have arrived in Afghanistan on special visas and are conducting on-site inspections of potential lithium projects. ... read..

Wisconsin parade attack suspect charged with first degree intentional homicide
US | November 24, 2021 6:47:58 AM IST
Washington [US], November 24 (ANI/Sputnik): A suspect in the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy, Darrel Brooks, has been charged with five counts of first degree intentional homicide, with a sixth to be added, and faces up to life imprisonment for each. ... read..

Australian MPs join global effort to stop Chinese official's bid to join Interpol governing body
Canberra | November 24, 2021 6:47:50 AM IST
A group of Australian lawmakers have joined the international effort to stop a top Chinese official from joining the governing body of crime-fighting organisation Interpol, fearing it could endanger Beijing's critics. ... read..

India accords high priority to combating human trafficking: MoS Mishra at UN
New York | November 24, 2021 6:47:47 AM IST
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra on Tuesday (local time) said that India accords high priority to combating human trafficking and that the Indian government is making continuous efforts to prevent and counter-trafficking in perso ... read..

Top UN envoy for Libya resigns
US | November 24, 2021 6:47:45 AM IST
New York [US], November 24 (ANI/Xinhua): The top UN envoy for Libya, Jan Kubis, has resigned, one month before crucial elections in the war-torn country, a UN spokesman confirmed Tuesday. ... read..

India will be close partner of new govt in Iraq to achieve economic recovery, stability: Secy Bhattacharyya
New York | November 24, 2021 6:47:44 AM IST
Strongly condemning the assassination attempt on Iraqi Prime Minister, India on Tuesday (local time) said that it will remain a willing partner of the new Government in its efforts to achieve economic recovery, peace and stability. ... read..

Have not made determination on CAATSA waiver for India, will continue talks: US
Washington | November 24, 2021 5:47:01 AM IST
The United States on Tuesday said that it has not made a determination on a potential waiver on CAATSA sanctions for India's purchase of S400 missile defence system and added that Washington will continue to have a conversation with New Delhi over arms tr ... read..

At least five dead, more than 40 injured after vehicle plows into crowd in U.S. city Waukesha
US | November 24, 2021 5:17:06 AM IST
Chicago [US], November 24 (ANI/Xinhua): At least five people died and more than 40 others were injured after a vehicle plowed into a crowd in Waukesha, U.S. state of Wisconsin, on Sunday, according to the city. ... read..

US special envoy to travel to Doha next week for talks with Taliban
Washington | November 24, 2021 4:16:58 AM IST
US special envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West is set to visit Qatar next week to hold talks with the Taliban. ... read..

China intensifies crackdown on celebrity culture and fans
Beijing | November 24, 2021 3:47:12 AM IST
China is set to increase its crackdown on celebrity culture over the internet by ensuring information related to them complies with strict moral and cultural standards, local media reported on Tuesday. ... read..

Protests intensify in Pak's Gwadar against China's CPEC projects
Balochistan | November 24, 2021 3:47:10 AM IST
Protests have intensified in Pakistan's Gwadar district against China's multi-billion belt and road project, with people fearing threats to their livelihoods from illegal fishing, according to local media reports. ... read..

International Airline Trade group calls for simplified COVID-19 rules to revive travel
US | November 24, 2021 3:47:04 AM IST
Washington [US], November 24 (ANI/Sputnik): The revival of global air travel to pre-pandemic levels requires that governments develop practical and predictable measures to mitigate the threat of COVID-19, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) ... read..

UN responds to increased humanitarian needs in Yemen following shift in front lines
Others | November 24, 2021 3:17:07 AM IST
New York [US], November 24 (ANI/Xinhua): The United Nations and partners are responding to increased humanitarian needs in Yemen following a shift in front lines in Hodeidah governorate over the past 10 days, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Hum ... read..

Rights group urges Pakistan to end 'abhorrent' enforced disappearances
London | November 24, 2021 2:47:06 AM IST
A UK based human rights group has called for Pakistani authorities to end the use of enforced disappearances as a tool of state policy as it released new evidence documenting the effect of illegal abductions on the families of those victims. ... read..

Afghanistan must have access to funds to avoid humanitarian disaster, says rights group
London | November 24, 2021 2:47:03 AM IST
The international community must urgently ease existing financial restrictions on Afghanistan that are blocking the provision of healthcare, food and other essential services, and expedite delivery of scaled-up humanitarian assistance to avert a mounting ... read..

Former US President Obama nominated for Grammy award for his audiobook memoir
US | November 24, 2021 2:17:08 AM IST
Washington [US], November 24 (ANI/Sputnik): Former US President Barack Obama has been nominated for the Grammy award for his audio book "A promised Land in the category Best Spoken Word Album, the Recording Academy said in a statement on Tuesday. ... read..

Apple files lawsuit against Israeli NSO Group over Pegasus surveillance
Washington | November 24, 2021 2:17:07 AM IST
Apple has filed a lawsuit against Israeli NSO Group holding it accountable for the surveillance and targeting of the company's customers, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. ... read..

Pak govt releases over 100 TTP prisoners as 'goodwill gesture'
Islamabad | November 24, 2021 1:17:47 AM IST
Pakistan government has released more than 100 Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) prisoners as a "goodwill gesture" to reciprocate the ceasefire announced by the group earlier this month, local media reported. ... read..

Don't promote Chinese state propaganda, rights group urges IOC
New York | November 24, 2021 12:47:50 AM IST
The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) collaboration with Chinese authorities on tennis star Peng Shuai's reappearance undermines its expressed commitment to human rights, including the rights and safety of athletes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on ... read..

UN Assistant Secretary-General says border walls not solving migration crisis
Others | November 24, 2021 12:47:48 AM IST
Geneva [Switzerland], November 24 (ANI/Sputnik): Erecting walls to restrict the flow of migrants from Belarus will not solve the border crisis, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant High Commissioner for Protection with UNHCR, Gillian Triggs, told ... read..

New Zealand passes drug-checking law
Wellington | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
New Zealand Health Minister Andrew Little on Tuesday said drug-checking services will continue to operate legally at festivals, pop-up clinics, university orientation and other places this summer and beyond after a law was passed earlier in the day. ... read..

45 killed in Bulgaria bus accident
Sofia | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
At least 45 people were killed in a bus accident in Bulgaria on Tuesday, the official news agency BTA reported. ... read..

Israel urged to release 90 Palestinian corpses withheld for years
Tel Aviv | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Dozens of Palestinians rallied in the West Bank city of Jenin, demanding the return of 90 corpses withheld by Israel for years. ... read..

Nepal, India to recognise Covid vax certification
Kathmandu | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Nepal and India on Tuesday agreed to recognise Covid-19 vaccine certification. ... read..

EU diplomats oppose Israeli settlement policy in West Bank
Brussels | Tuesday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
Heads of missions and representatives from the European Union (EU) have affirmed strong opposition to Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank. ... read..

Family of assassinated N.Korean defector requests state probe
Seoul | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The family of a prominent North Korean defector, who was assassinated in South Korea more than two decades ago, has formally asked a state reconciliation panel in Seoul to look into the truth behind his killing, a civic group official said on Tuesday. ... read..

8 bodies found near Rio favela after shootout
Rio de Janeiro | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Eight bodies were discovered near the Salgueiro favela in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan region a day after a shootout during a police operation, according to local authorities. ... read..

La Nina alert issued for east Australia
Canberra | Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) announced on Tuesday that a La Nina event has established in the tropical Pacific, spelling a stormy summer for much of the country east. ... read..

Man charged with intentional homicide for ramming car into US city parade
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
A 39-year-old man has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide for driving into a holiday parade in Waukesha, a city in the US state of Wisconsin, which killed five people and injured over 40 others. ... read..

Jill Biden receives WH Christmas Tree
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
US First Lady Jill Biden has received the official 2021 White House Christmas tree, which kick-started the annual process of decking the White House, according to media reports. ... read..

UN releases emergency funds in response to S.Sudan flooding
United Nations | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths has allocated $13 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund for an urgent response to large-scale flooding in South Sudan, said the Office for t ... read..

1 in 6 S.Korean women quit jobs after marriage
Seoul | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
More than 1 in 6 South Korean women suffered a career break this year as they quit their jobs due to getting married and having children, data showed on Tuesday. ... read..

Ethiopian PM to lead frontline combat against rebel forces
Addis Ababa | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced his decision to lead frontline combat from Tuesday against rebel forces amid the expanding conflict in the northern part of the country. ... read..

10,000 calls made to UK counter-terrorism police in 2021
London | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Around 10,000 calls were made to British counter-terrorism police in 2021, a top official has said. ... read..

WH to keep mask mandate as Washington D.C. lifts indoor rule
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
The White House will keep its mask mandate in place even as the indoor masking rule for most public spaces in Washington, D.C. has been lifted. ... read..

Ukraine plans no military offensive in Donbas: FM
Kiev | Tuesday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has refuted the reports that Kiev is plotting a military attack in the conflict-hit region of Donbas. ... read..

Israeli Parliament okays bill setting term limit for PM
Tel Aviv | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The Israeli parliament has voted in favour of a bill that would limit the service of a Prime Minister to a maximum of eight years. ... read..

Romanian Prez nominates Defence Minister as PM
Bucharest | Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has nominated Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca to form a new government as Prime Minister. ... read..

UK PM pledges green industrial revolution to help level up mission
London | Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that a green industrial revolution will create high-wage and high-skill jobs across the country as part of the government's mission to level up the country. ... read..

US warns against travel to Germany, Denmark over Covid surge
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised against travel to Germany and Denmark due to a Covid-19 resurgence in both the countries. ... read..

N.Korea holds nationwide computer programming competitioN
Seoul | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
North Korea held a nationwide computer programming competition aimed at cultivating talents to lead the country's information and technology development, a propaganda outlet said on Tuesday. ... read..

Key witness in Netanyahu's corruption trial begins testifying
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
A key prosecution witness in former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial has began testifying in court. ... read..

Iran highlights removal of sanctions in Vienna talks
Tehran | Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
Iran has insisted that the lifting of the sanctions will be the determinant point in the upcoming talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). ... read..

Israel arrests Hamas operatives after fatal shooting
Tel Aviv | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Israel has arrested more than 50 operatives of a Hamas cell in the West Bank following a fatal shooting incident in East Jerusalem, the Jewish state's Shin Bet internal security agency and the army said jointly. ... read..

3.5mn foreign tourists visited Turkey in Oct
Ankara | Tuesday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Turkey in October received 3.5 million foreign tourists, which is almost double the number of the corresponding time last year, raising hopes for the upcoming travel season. ... read..

Temperatures dip below zero, snow falls in many parts of S.Korea
Seoul | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Temperatures fell by over 10 degrees to below zero across South Korea on Tuesday, with snow falling in many regions as well, the state weather agency said. ... read..

S.Korean PM rules out possibility of Cabinet reshuffle
Seoul | Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum has ruled out the possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle in the final months of the current administration amid rumours that some members could quit to run in next year's local elections. ... read..

Large S.Korean firms cut jobs amid pandemic
Seoul | Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Large South Korean companies have cut their combined workforce by more than 1 per cent over the past two years amid the coronavirus pandemic, a corporate tracker said on Tuesday. ... read..

French PM tests Covid positive
Paris | Tuesday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
French Prime Minister Jean Castex has tested positive for Covid-19, the media reported. ... read..

Australian scientists embark on voyage to unlock secrets of earthquakes
Canberra | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 PM IST
Researchers from Australian National University (ANU) have embarked on a voyage to unlock the secrets of the Earth's inner layers. ... read..

Former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan dies
Seoul | November 23, 2021 10:47:19 AM IST
Former South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan died at the age of 90 in Seoul on Tuesday. ... read..

US house members introduce bill for Afghan War Commission
Kabul | November 23, 2021 10:47:14 AM IST
The US Congress members introduced a bill for the Afghan War Commission to learn from mistakes made in the war-torn country for future conflicts. ... read..

Taliban to appoint new envoys, officials to Afghanistan's diplomatic missions abroad
Kabul | November 23, 2021 10:47:13 AM IST
The Taliban on Monday said that new envoys and officials will be appointed to Afghanistan's diplomatic missions abroad. ... read..

45 people killed in bus accident in Bulgaria
Europe | November 23, 2021 10:47:08 AM IST
Sofia [Bulgaria], November 23 (ANI/Xinhua): At least 45 people were killed in a bus accident in western Bulgaria early on Tuesday, local media reports. ... read..

Biden to nominate Jerome Powell for second term as Fed chair
Washington | Tuesday, 2021 10:45:06 AM IST
US President Joe Biden has announced that he intends to nominate Jerome Powell for a second term as Federal Reserve chairman and to nominate Lael Brainard as vice chair. ... read..

Pak's announcement of new envoy to US exposes Islamabad's deep terror links
New Delhi | November 23, 2021 10:18:00 AM IST
The appointment of the new Pakistani envoy to the US, Sardar Masood Khan has once again exposed Islamabad deep terror links, who co-opt and support Islamists all around the world. ... read..

Bezos' lawsuit delays NASA's lunar plan, leaves US vulnerable to be superseded by China
Washington | November 23, 2021 10:17:57 AM IST
NASA denied Jeff Bezos's private space firm, Blue Origin, a contract to develop a moon lander for America's return to the moon following which Bezos filed a lawsuit against his country in response. ... read..

Australian energy giant Woodside unveils controversial coastal gas drill plan
Others | November 23, 2021 10:17:55 AM IST
Sydney [Australia], November 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Australian oil and gas giant Woodside Petroleum unveiled its multi-billion dollar plans to drill for liquified natural gas (LNG) off the Australian coast which caused concerns of the environmental group. ... read..

New Zealand reports 215 new community cases of COVID-19 Delta variant
Others | November 23, 2021 10:17:54 AM IST
Wellington, November 23 (ANI/Xinhua): New Zealand reported 215 new Delta variant cases of COVID-19 in the community on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country's current community outbreak to 7,268. ... read..

Malaysia reports 4,885 new COVID-19 infections, 63 more deaths
Asia | November 23, 2021 10:17:47 AM IST
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], November 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia reported another 4,885 new COVID-19 infections, as of midnight Monday, bringing the national total to 2,591,486, according to the health ministry. ... read..

Israel, Jordan, UAE agree on regional cooperation to tackle climate crisis
Jerusalem | Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 AM IST
Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a 'historic' agreement for regional cooperation in the fight against the climate crisis, the Israeli Ministry of Energy said in a statement. ... read..

Is the PLA ground force facing comparative neglect?
Asia | November 23, 2021 9:17:48 AM IST
The ground force of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) contains approximately 975,000 active-duty soldiers, but in some regards, its modernization is being left behind by China's heavy investment in the navy, air force and missile force. The ground force ... read..

Palestinians demand release of 90 corpses withheld by Israel for years
Asia | November 23, 2021 8:17:13 AM IST
Ramallah [Palestine], November 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Dozens of Palestinians on Monday rallied in the West Bank city of Jenin, demanding the return of 90 Palestinian corpses withheld by Israel for years. ... read..

US trade envoy, Piyush Goyal agree to revitalize Trade Policy Forum to deepen ties
New Delhi | November 23, 2021 8:17:10 AM IST
Welcoming the re-launch of the US-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF) after four years, the United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Monday agreed to revitalize the forum to deepening the bila ... read..

Lebanon marks 78th Independence Day with military parade
Beirut | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
Lebanon celebrated on Monday the country's 78th Independence Day with a military parade, Lebanon's Presidency said in a statement. ... read..

Iran calls on IAEA to maintain 'technical cooperation'
Tehran | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
The Iranian Foreign Ministry insisted on Monday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should "stay in the path of technical cooperation with Iran." ... read..

Putin, Abbas to discuss situation in Middle East during Sochi talks
Asia | November 23, 2021 7:47:51 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], November 23 (ANI/Sputnik): Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday. ... read..

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