Monday, November 29, 2021

Pak's anti-graft body claims to have concrete evidence of money laundering by notable personalities
Islamabad | November 22, 2021 10:47:17 AM IST
Pakistan's anti-graft body -- National Accountability Bureau --- has claimed that it has concrete evidence of money-laundering using fake accounts by big fish. ... read..

Australia to allow fully vaccinated eligible visa holders from December 1
Canberra | November 22, 2021 10:47:10 AM IST
Australia on Monday further relaxed its travel rules as it allows fully vaccinated eligible visa holders to enter the country without the need to apply for a travel exemption from December 1. ... read..

FBI says providing assistance to Waukesha law enforcement after deadly car incident
US | November 22, 2021 10:17:14 AM IST
Washington [US], November 22 (ANI/Sputnik): The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is providing assistance to Waukesha law enforcement in investigating the tragic car incident at a local holiday parade, an FBI spokesperson told Sputnik. ... read..

S Korea: Mirae Asset says ETFs to invest in US exceeds 5 trillion won in net assets
Asia | November 22, 2021 10:17:06 AM IST
Seoul [South Korea], November 22 (ANI/Global Economic): Mirae Asset Fund Services announced on the 19th that the total net asset of ETF (Exchanged Traded Fund) to invest in the U.S. exceeded 5 trillion won. ... read..

Guterres calls for traffic safety with one death every 24 sec
United Nations | Monday, 2021 10:15:05 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for protection of life at a time when traffic accidents kill a life every 24 seconds. ... read..

Imran Khan government has pushed Pakistan into quagmire of problems: Bilawal
Islamabad | November 22, 2021 9:47:26 AM IST
Accusing the Imran Khan government of pushing Pakistan into a quagmire of problems, Pakistan opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called on the people to reject the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the next elections. ... read..

Battle of Garibpur's 50th anniversary, marks India-Pakistan's first direct encounter in 1971 war
Dhaka | November 22, 2021 9:47:25 AM IST
India and Pakistan's first direct encounter in the War of Independence for Bangladesh took place fifty years ago on November 21. Armies of both nations were well-equipped with tanks and fighter jets at Garibpur near Khulna's Boyra. ... read..

US: Several killed, injured as car rams into holiday parade
Wisconsin | November 22, 2021 9:47:20 AM IST
Several people were killed and a total of over 20 suffered injuries after a car rammed into a holiday parade in Wisconsin on Sunday night (local time), ... read..

China, ASEAN establish comprehensive strategic partnership
Beijing | November 22, 2021 9:47:15 AM IST
China and ASEAN on Monday upgraded their ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership. ... read..

Venezuelans vote in regional, local elections
Caracas | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 AM IST
President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Pedro Calzadilla has announced that the country's regional and local elections began with "total normality." ... read..

Yemen's pro-govt forces gain new military progress in Houthi-held Hodeidah
Aden (Yemen) | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 AM IST
Yemen's pro-government forces continued on-ground military advances against the Houthi rebels in the country's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a military official told Xinhua. ... read..

Iraqi Shia cleric condemns pressures on electoral commission
Baghdad | Monday, 2021 9:45:06 AM IST
Iraq's prominent Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr has condemned all pressures on the country's electoral commission and interference in its work. ... read..

Tunisia foils 9 illegal immigration attempts
Tunis | Monday, 2021 9:45:05 AM IST
Tunisia has foiled nine illegal immigration attempts to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian coast, a Tunisian media agency has reported. ... read..

Bulgaria's incumbent President wins presidential runoff: exit polls
Sofia | Monday, 2021 9:45:05 AM IST
Bulgaria's incumbent President, Rumen Radev has convincingly won the presidential runoff, according to exit polls announced on the Bulgarian news channel. ... read..

Malaysia reports 4,854 new COVID-19 infections, total deaths pass 30,000-mark
Asia | November 22, 2021 9:17:11 AM IST
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], November 22 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia reported another 4,854 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Sunday, bringing the national total to 2,586,601, according to the health ministry. ... read..

Biden administration views China as more risky competitor: Report
Beijing | November 22, 2021 8:47:48 AM IST
The tensions between US and China are not easing because the Biden administration is taking forward Donald Trump's tough Beijing policy and is converting it into a one-on-one competition with the Asian country, according to a report. ... read..

Political declaration signed in Sudan after month-long crisis
Khartoum | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 AM IST
Nearly a month after a political crisis erupted in Sudan, General Commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and removed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok have signed a political declaration, which included reappointing Hamdok as Prime Mini ... read..

S Korea reports 2,827 more COVID-19 cases
Asia | November 22, 2021 7:47:42 AM IST
Seoul [South Korea], November 22 (ANI/Xinhua): South Korea reported 2,827 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 418,252. ... read..

G7 Foreign Ministers' meeting to take place in Liverpool in December
London | November 22, 2021 7:17:55 AM IST
The United Kingdom is set to host a summit of Foreign and Development Ministers from the G7 next month in the city of Liverpool, UK foreign office said on Sunday (local time). ... read..

Multiple injured after car drives into holiday parade in US Wisconsin
US | November 22, 2021 7:17:52 AM IST
New York [US], November 22 (ANI/Xinhua): A vehicle plowed into a crowd at a holiday parade on Sunday afternoon in the US northeastern state of Wisconsin, causing multiple injuries, local media reported. ... read..

New Taliban edict Targets 'Immoral' Afghan TV shows featuring women
Kabul | November 22, 2021 7:17:54 AM IST
In yet another setback for women's rights in Afghanistan, the Taliban on Sunday ordered television channels to stop airing shows featuring women artists and said female scribes must wear hijabs as per the group's interpretation of Islamic law. ... read..

The Economics behind Singapore's quarantine free entry for India and 20 other countries
Others | November 22, 2021 7:17:49 AM IST
Last week, Singapore added another five countries to their Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme which allows vaccinated leisure travellers to visit the country without the need to quarantine, bringing the total number of VTL countries to 21. ... read..

Turkish opposition says Erdogan can't manage the country
By John Solomou

Nicosia | November 22, 2021 7:17:48 AM IST
As the Turkish lira is in a free fall, most Turks are finding it hard to make ends meet and polls show that Erdogan's AKP party has been consistently losing votes, opposition CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu and IYI Party leader Meral Aksener declared after ... read..

Mike Pompeo backs call for boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
Washington | November 22, 2021 6:17:45 AM IST
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday (local time) backed growing calls for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics next year over human rights issues in China. ... read..

3 coal miners shot dead in Pakistan's Balochistan
Islamabad | November 22, 2021 5:17:53 AM IST
At least three coal miners were shot dead by unidentified armed men in Pakistan's Balochistan province, local media reported on Sunday. ... read..

71 refugees resettled from Libya to Canada: UN
Others | November 22, 2021 5:17:52 AM IST
New York [US], November 22 (ANI/Xinhua): The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Sunday that it resettled 71 refugees from Libya to Canada. ... read..

Two out of 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti released
Others | November 22, 2021 5:17:50 AM IST
Washington [US] November 22 (ANI/Sputnik): Two of the 17 US and Canadian citizens, members of the religious organization Christian Aid Ministries, abducted in Haiti in October, have been released, the charity says. ... read..

Bilawal Bhutto says toppling Imran Khan govt solution to all problems in Pakistan
Islamabad | November 22, 2021 5:17:49 AM IST
Expressing serious concerns over the ongoing gas crisis across Pakistan, PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Sunday slammed the Imran Khan government for its "incompetency", saying that the solution of all problems of the public lies in the ouster o ... read..

Political declaration signed in Sudan, including reappointing Hamdok as PM
Khartoum | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
General Commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan and the removed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok signed on Sunday a political declaration, which included reappointing Hamdok as prime minister. ... read..

First civil flight in 20 years lands at Afghanistan's Jalalabad airfield
Kabul | November 22, 2021 3:47:49 AM IST
The first civilian flight in 20 years has landed at an airfield in the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, media reports said. ... read..

15 people drown during temple festival in Myanmar
Naypyidaw | November 22, 2021 3:47:47 AM IST
At least 15 people drowned after being swept away by a tidal wave during a temple festival in Myanmar, local media reported on Sunday. ... read..

Experts raise concern over Hong Kong schools anthem law
Asia | November 22, 2021 3:17:50 AM IST
With the aim to promote a sense of Chinese identity among students, a new law requires Hong Kong public schools to raise the Chinese flag and sing China's national anthem, a practice that experts say is "dangerous" and "ineffective". ... read..

African Union chairperson commends political agreement in Sudan
Others | November 22, 2021 2:17:04 AM IST
Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], November 22 (ANI/Xinhua): Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Sunday commended the latest political agreement in Sudan. ... read..

France warns China of diplomatic consequences over tennis star Peng Shuai's safety concerns
Paris | November 22, 2021 1:47:01 AM IST
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday France will take diplomatic measures against China if tennis player Peng Shuai, who has disappeared from the public after accusing former Chinese vice-premier of sexual assault, does not speak out. ... read..

Speculation about Nehru-Edwina ties as tribunal verdict on declassifying Mountbatten papers advances
London | Monday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
There is speculation in a section of the British press that one of the reasons why a few documents -- diary notings and private letters -- have been withheld from inspection by academics, is because these would further disclose the relationship between In ... read..

Taliban insists on release of Afghan Bank assets
Kabul | November 22, 2021 1:17:05 AM IST
Highlighting the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi has called on the US to immediately release Afghanistan's central bank assets. ... read..

US trade representative Tai to begin India visit today
New Delhi | November 22, 2021 1:17:03 AM IST
United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai and Deputy United States Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi are set to begin travel to New Delhi on Monday to hold meetings with Indian officials for talks on trade and economic ties. ... read..

US to pursue 'over-the-horizon' mission in Afghanistan
Kabul | November 22, 2021 12:47:57 AM IST
Underlining that the network of US allies and partners in the Middle East and beyond is a huge force multiplier, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that Washington will pursue an "over-the-horizon" mission in Afghanistan in response to counterterrorism. ... read..

Putin offers to partake in testing of Russian nasal vaccine against COVID-19
Asia | November 22, 2021 12:47:54 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], November 22 (ANI/Sputnik): Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to become a volunteer in the testing of the Russian candidate nasal vaccine against COVID-19 during a meeting with Denis Logunov, deputy head of the Gamaleya Center, ... read..

Israeli PM sets goal to vaccinate children aged 5-11
Others | November 22, 2021 12:47:49 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], November 22 (ANI/Xinhua): Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that the country's goal is to vaccinate 50 percent of children aged 5-11 by the end of December. ... read..

Gunman shot dead after killing 1, injuring 4 in Jerusalem
Jerusalem | Sunday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
One person died and four others were wounded in a shooting in East Jerusalem on Sunday morning, with the gunman also shot dead, local police said. ... read..

Israeli Prez flies to London to meet Johnson, Prince Charles
Jerusalem | Sunday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Israeli President Isaac Herzog flew on Sunday for an official visit to London that will include meetings with Prince Charles and the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. ... read..

'Terrorists from Afghanistan can infiltrate Russia via Kazakhstan border'
Moscow | November 21, 2021 9:17:52 PM IST
Terrorists from Afghanistan can infiltrate Central Asian states and from there move into Russia via the border with Kazakhstan, said Alexander Grebenkin, the deputy secretary of Russia's Security Council on Sunday. ... read..

Jalalabad Airport prepared to re-open for all flights
Kabul | November 21, 2021 8:47:05 PM IST
Left abandoned since US troops returned from Afghanistan, Jalalabad Airport is ready to re-open domestic and international flights--almost after three months, local media reported citing state officials as saying on Saturday. ... read..

Russian Security Council warns of increased risks of Ukrainian provocations in Black Sea
Europe | November 21, 2021 8:47:04 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], November 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Moscow sees increased risks of Ukraine's provocations in Crimea and in the Azov and Black Seas, Alexander Grebenkin, the deputy secretary of Russia's Security Council, said on Sunday. ... read..

Vietnam reports 9,889 new COVID-19 cases, 1,094,514 in total
Asia | November 21, 2021 8:47:02 PM IST
Hanoi [Vietnam], November 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Vietnam reported 9,889 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 9,882 locally transmitted and seven imported, according to the country's Ministry of Health. ... read..

8 Chinese citizens kidnapped in DRC gold mine attack
Kinshasa | November 21, 2021 8:46:58 PM IST
Eight Chinese citizens were kidnapped on Sunday in the province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), while a soldier was killed, according to Congolese media. ... read..

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan wants 'political office' in third country
Islamabad | November 21, 2021 8:17:18 PM IST
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) wants to open a political office in a third country, is part of one of the three demands the terrorist groups made to Pakistani authorities during their initial talks, local media reported. ... read..

Nepal opposition Vice-Chair Rawal to compete Oli for Chairman post in General Convention
Kathmandu | November 21, 2021 8:17:16 PM IST
Vice Chairman of opposition Communist Party of Nepal- Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), Bhim Rawal has announced his candidacy for the post of Chairman challenging incumbent KP Sharma Oli in the upcoming General Convention. ... read..

Hamdok reappointed as Sudan's PM after deal signed to end political crisis
Asia | November 21, 2021 8:17:15 PM IST
Khartoum [Sudan], November 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Sudan's removed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was reinstated on Sunday after he and Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, general commander of the Sudanese Armed Force, signed a political declaration to end the current politi ... read..

Nepal-India International Friendship concert held in Kathmandu as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'
Kathmandu | November 21, 2021 8:17:09 PM IST
Nepal-India International Friendship Concert was held here on Sunday as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', an initiative of the Government of India, Indian Mission in Nepal said in a statement. ... read..

California wildfires kill thousands of giant sequoias
San Francisco | Sunday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
A report from the US National Park Service said wildfires state of California in the past 15 months killed or severely damaged thousands of mature giant sequoias, which led to a two-year death toll about a fifth of Earth's largest trees. ... read..

Bulgaria's presidential runoff underway
Sofia | Sunday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Bulgarians went to the polls on Sunday to vote in the second round of the presidential elections. ... read..

Houthis claim launching 14 bomb-laden drones against Saudi airports, Aramco refineries
Sanaa | Sunday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
The Houthi militia said they launched 14 bomb-laden drones to attack several airports and Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia in response to what it said "Saudi-led coalition escalation in Yemen". ... read..

Somali PM appoints new minister for foreign affairs
Mogadishu | Sunday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble has appointed a new minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation alongside his deputy in a mini reshuffle of the cabinet. ... read..

Indonesia reports 314 new COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths
Asia | November 21, 2021 7:17:23 PM IST
Jakarta [Indonesia], November 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Indonesia on Sunday confirmed 314 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 4,253,412, according to the country's Health Ministry. ... read..

PM's Japan visit to usher in new development stage in bilateral ties
Asia | November 21, 2021 7:17:10 PM IST
Hanoi [Vietnam], November 21 (ANI/VOVWORLD): Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh will pay an official visit to Japan from Monday to Thursday at the invitation of Prime Minister Kishida Fumio. This is Chinh's first official visit to Japan as Vietnam's Prime Min ... read..

Pakistan: Another flour crisis looming in Punjab
Faisalabad | November 21, 2021 6:47:15 PM IST
Amid countrywide protests over rising inflation and price hike on food items, Pakistan has to brace up for yet another wheat flour crisis that is in the offing in Punjab. ... read..

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 1,455 new cases
Europe | November 21, 2021 6:17:14 PM IST
Sofia [Bulgaria], November 21 (ANI/Novinite): 1,455 is the number of newly registered COVID-19 cases out of the 22,554 tests performed in the country in the past 24 hours, a positivity rate of almost 6.5 per cent, Single Coronavirus Portal data show. 84.0 ... read..

Sudanese Military lifts all restrictions from ousted Prime Minister Hamdok
Others | November 21, 2021 6:17:11 PM IST
Khartoum [Sudan], November 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Sudan's army has removed all the restrictions on movement of ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok shortly after reaching a deal on new government, Al Arabiya reported on Sunday, citing sources. ... read..

Imran Khan ensures support to Chinese businesses in Pakistan
Islamabad | November 21, 2021 6:17:10 PM IST
Amid the rising mistrust among Chinese investors over the safety and security of their projects in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan ensured the country's "all-weather ally" to support and protect its businesses on "priority basis." ... read..

Japan PM likely to meet EU Council chief to discuss Indo-Pacific region amid Chinese assertiveness
Tokyo | November 21, 2021 6:17:05 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and European Council President Charles Michel are planning to meet on November 29 to discuss closer ties in the Indo-Pacific region in the face of China's growing assertiveness, Kyodo News reported citing a Japanese g ... read..

UN releases report aimed at ending gender-based violence
United Nations | Sunday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
The impact report of the Spotlight Initiative, the world's largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls, was released at the UN headquarters in New York. ... read..

Iraq says deadline of US military exit not extended
Baghdad | Sunday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Iraq has denied reports that the US had extended the period of its military presence in Iraq beyond December 31. ... read..

Missing Chinese tennis star appears at Beijing tennis tournament
Beijing | November 21, 2021 5:47:54 PM IST
Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, who claimed to have an affair with a former vice-premier, appeared at a Beijing tennis tournament on Sunday, as shown in photos published by the event's organizer, Kyodo News reported. ... read..

Durand Line dispute poses a major existential concern for Pakistan
Islamabad | November 21, 2021 5:47:52 PM IST
Durand Line is a strategic concern for both Afghanistan and Pakistan, but the dispute over the region poses a major existential concern for Islamabad. ... read..

Philippines logs 2,227 new COVID-19 cases, death toll tops 47,000
Asia | November 21, 2021 5:47:46 PM IST
Manila [Philippines], November 21 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,227 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total tally to 2,826,410. ... read..

Six Tibetan rights groups organize protest in Paris against Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
Paris | November 21, 2021 5:47:42 PM IST
Six Tibetan community associations including Students for Free Tibet (SFT); Tibetan Youth Congress, France; U-Tsang Association, France; Chushi Gangdruk; Domey Association, France; and Tibetan Community Association, jointly organized a protest demonstrati ... read..

9 Chinese planes, including 2 H-6 bombers detected in Taiwan's air defence zone
Taipei | November 21, 2021 5:17:50 PM IST
Taipei on Sunday detected nine Chinese planes, including two nuclear-capable H-6 bombers crossing Taiwan's air defence identification zone. ... read..

US Fed Guv urges faster pace of tapering as inflation surges
Washington | Sunday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
US Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller has urged the central bank to speed up the pace of tapering asset purchases in response to the surging inflation. ... read..

UAE Falcons Federation announces Expo 2020 Dubai's sponsorship of its falconry championships
Asia | November 21, 2021 4:17:12 PM IST
Dubai [UAE], November 21 (ANI/WAM): The UAE Falcons Federation has announced Expo 2020 Dubai's sponsorship of the upcoming season of Telwah Falconry Championship and Expo 2020 Dubai's Shield for National Falcon Breeding. ... read..

2 Philippine police officers killed, 4 wounded in clash with rebels
Asia | November 21, 2021 4:17:10 PM IST
Manila [Philippines], November 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Two police officers have been killed and four others wounded in a clash with the rebels in the central Philippines, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Sunday. ... read..

Pak reports 313 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in last 24 hrs
Islamabad | November 21, 2021 4:17:09 PM IST
Pakistan recorded 313 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 1,281,872, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Sunday. ... read..

USTR stresses will for 'mutually beneficial' ties with S. Korea
Seoul | Sunday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai emphasized Washington's will to strengthen a "mutually beneficial" relationship with South Korea during a meeting with local entrepreneurs, a local business lobby said. ... read..

N.Korea denounces UN resolution against human rights abuses
Seoul | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
North Korea on Sunday rejected a draft UN resolution criticising the country's human rights violations as it vowed to continue to resolutely counter hostile forces. ... read..

US envoy to visit Seoul for UN peacekeeping conference
Seoul | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
US Ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield will make her first visit to South Korea next month for a ministerial conference on peacekeeping operations, sources said on Sunday. ... read..

Six daily flights to operate from Nov 29 under Singapore-India vaccinated travel lane
Asia | November 21, 2021 3:47:49 PM IST
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) on Sunday said that Singapore's vaccinated travel lane (VTL) with India will start on November 29, with six designated flights daily from Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. ... read..

Israel: 1 killed, 3 injured in Temple Mount shooting
Tel Aviv | November 21, 2021 2:47:20 PM IST
A gunman injured two civilians and two police officers before being shot dead by security forces near Jerusalem's Western Wall on Sunday morning. ... read..

Myanmar: Rising tide kills 15 people
Yangon | November 21, 2021 2:47:08 PM IST
At least 15 people were killed and several others went missing after a rising tide swept them away in Myanmar's southeastern Mon state on Sunday morning. ... read..

Tokyo Governor returns to office after hospitalization: Reports
Asia | November 21, 2021 2:17:21 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], November 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike came to work for the first time on Sunday since she was hospitalized in late October over "cumulative fatigue" and apologized for the worries caused, the Japanese media reported. ... read..

Japan conveys concerns to China, Russia about joint patrolling in Asia Pacific
Tokyo | November 21, 2021 2:17:19 PM IST
Japan has conveyed concerns to Russia and China over joint patrolling by their air forces in the Asia Pacific region, said Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Sunday. ... read..

Russia confirms 36,970 new COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours
Asia | November 21, 2021 2:17:15 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], November 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has confirmed 36,970 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 9,331,158, the federal response center said on Sunday. ... read..

Poland might close borders with Belarus over migrants
Europe | November 21, 2021 2:17:10 PM IST
Warsaw [Poland], November 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Poland does not rule out the possibility of closing the borders with Belarus over the migration crisis, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday. ... read..

Russia, China more advanced than US in hypersonic technologies: American official
Washington | November 21, 2021 1:47:20 PM IST
The United States is not as advanced in hypersonic technologies as Russia or China, US Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David Thompson said. ... read..

Indian, French contingents participating in joint military exercise visit war cemetery in Marseilles
Paris | November 21, 2021 1:47:06 PM IST
The Indian and French contingent, participating in Joint Military Exercise 'EX-SHAKTI', visited the war cemetery in Marseilles where Indian soldiers of World War I were cremated. ... read..

China downgrades diplomatic ties with Lithuania after Taiwan embassy issue
Beijing | November 21, 2021 1:17:14 PM IST
China has downgraded diplomatic ties with Lithuania to the level of charge d'affaires after Taiwan opened a representative office in the Baltic state's capital Vilnius. ... read..

Japan FM says Chinese counterpart invited him to China for official visit
Tokyo | November 21, 2021 1:17:12 PM IST
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Sunday said that his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi invited him for an official visit during a recent phone conversation. ... read..

Myanmar Navy detains 22 Bangladeshi fishermen
Dhaka | November 21, 2021 11:47:14 AM IST
Myanmar Navy has detained 22 fishermen and towed four trawlers off the coast of Saint Martin's Island which lies inside the Bangladesh maritime boundary. ... read..

Malaysia reports 5,859 new COVID-19 infections, 41 more deaths
Asia | November 21, 2021 11:47:07 AM IST
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], November 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia reported another 5,859 new COVID-19 infections, as of midnight Saturday, bringing the national total to 2,581,747, according to the health ministry. ... read..

Mongolia logs 509 new COVID-19 infections
Asia | November 21, 2021 11:47:06 AM IST
Ulaanbaatar [Mongolia], November 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Mongolia reported 509 new local infections of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, raising the national caseload to 378,575, according to a statement by the country's health ministry on Sunday. ... read..

Bangladesh reports no new deaths from COVID-19 in last 24 hours
Dhaka | November 21, 2021 10:47:44 AM IST
Bangladesh has reported no new death from COVID-19 in a day for the first time since April last year. ... read..

Former Pak PM Abbasi calls on Imran Khan to resign, says govt oblivious to people's suffering
Peshawar | November 21, 2021 10:17:53 AM IST
Pakistan's former Prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the current government is oblivious to the common men's suffering and they are not fit to rule" and called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down from the office. ... read..

Hong Kong libraries removed 29 books about Tiananmen massacre: Report
Asia | November 21, 2021 9:47:05 AM IST
Hong Kong libraries have removed 29 out of 149 books about the Tiananmen massacre over the last 12 years. ... read..

Brazil reports 217 deaths, 8,833 COVID-19 cases in past day
Others | November 21, 2021 8:47:48 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], November 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil registered 217 deaths and 8,833 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday. ... read..

Pakistan: 100 shanties gutted by fire in Karachi town
Karachi | November 21, 2021 8:47:42 AM IST
At least 100 makeshift huts were gutted by a fire that broke out in a town near Karachi's Teen Hatti area. ... read..

Imran Khan govt damaged Pakistan's Islamic identity: PDM chief
Peshawar | November 21, 2021 8:17:45 AM IST
The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) -- a multi-party opposition alliance -- has accused Imran Khan-led government of "damaging" the country's Islamic identity and vowed to continue fighting "till the government drowns in the sea". ... read..

UK records another 40,941 new coronavirus cases
Europe | November 21, 2021 8:47:46 AM IST
London [UK], November 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Britain registered 40,941 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 9,806,034, according to official figures released Saturday. ... read..

US manages to halt construction of secret Chinese port project in UAE
Washington | November 21, 2021 6:47:07 AM IST
The Biden administration has managed to halt the construction of a secret development inside of a Chinese shipping port in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of the US's closest Mideast allies, after intense pressure from the US. ... read..

Yemen's Houthis claim launching 14 bomb-laden drones against Saudi airports, Aramco refineries
Europe | November 21, 2021 6:47:02 AM IST
Sanaa [Yemen], November 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Yemen's Houthi militia on Saturday said they launched 14 bomb-laden drones to attack several airports and oil facilities in Saudi Arabia in response to what it said "Saudi-led coalition escalation in Yemen." ... read..

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