Monday, January 24, 2022

Xi Jinping says countries need to discard 'Cold War mentality,' speaks against confrontation, 'hegemony and bullying'
Beijing | January 18, 2022 1:20:09 AM IST
The world needs to discard Cold War mentality and seek peaceful coexistence and win-win outcomes, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday emphasising that the world is far from being tranquil and "rhetorics that stoke hatred and prejudice abound". ... read..

India saved many lives by supplying essential medicines, vaccines during COVID-19 pandemic: PM Modi
New Delhi | January 18, 2022 1:20:05 AM IST
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi while delivering 'State of the World' special address at the World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda on Monday via video conferencing stressed how India saved many lives by supplying essential medicines and vaccines while followi ... read..

PM Modi introduces 'P3 movement' for India's climate change commitments at Davos
New Delhi | January 18, 2022 12:50:41 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the "P3 (Pro-Planet People) movement" that underlines India's climate change commitments at World Economic Forum's (WEF) Davos Agenda 2022. ... read..

Iran says ready to reopen embassy in Saudi Arabia
Asia | January 18, 2022 12:50:37 AM IST
Tehran [Iran], January 18 (ANI/Xinhua): Iran is ready to reopen its embassy in Saudi Arabia, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. ... read..

India's commitment to deep economic reforms making it most attractive destination for investment: PM Modi at Davos Agenda
New Delhi | January 17, 2022 11:50:54 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India's commitment to deep economic reforms is a major reason that makes it the most attractive destination for investment today. ... read..

Big power competition starts in Kazakhstan after the ascendancy of Taliban 2.0
Almaty | January 17, 2022 11:20:26 PM IST
With the return of Taliban to power in Afghanistan, the possibility of big power competition is engulfing the whole of Eurasia, as the ongoing developments in Kazakhstan show, according to a think-tank report. ... read..

Massive anti-China protest in Pakistan's Sindh on birth anniversary of GM Syed
Sindh | January 17, 2022 11:20:24 PM IST
Defying all restrictions, a massive protest was organised by political activists and people of Sindh to mark the 118th birth anniversary of veteran Sindhi nationalist leader G.M. Syed at and around Syed's grave in Sann town of Pakistan's Sindh province. ... read..

Shadowy world of Pakistan intelligence agency exposed with trail of Muhammed Gohir Khan
London | January 17, 2022 11:20:11 PM IST
The London trial of a Pakistani supermarket worker accused of plotting to kill another Pakistani living in the Netherlands will expose the shadowy world of hired killers employed by Pakistan's intelligence agency, according to Islamkhabar. ... read..

India is pharmacy to world, saved crores of lives by supplying medicines, COVID vaccines: PM Modi at Davos summit
New Delhi | January 17, 2022 10:51:13 PM IST
India has saved crores of lives during the COVID-19 pandemic by supplying vaccines and essential medicines to many countries under One Earth One Health vision, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasising that India is now pharmacy to the world and is th ... read..

PM Modi calls for reforms in multilateral organisations in World Economic Forum speech
New Delhi | January 17, 2022 10:51:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for reforms in multilateral organisations, stating there has been a change in the global situation and there is a question if they are prepared to deal with the new world order. ... read..

Two-thirds of China's total GDP at risk of disruption from nature loss: Report
Geneva | Monday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Nearly $9 trillion, two-thirds of China's total GDP, is at risk of disruption from nature loss. Making China's economy 'nature-positive' could generate $1.9 trillion in additional annual revenue and create 88 million jobs by 2030. ... read..

Nepal's Province No. 2 names Madhes and Janakpur as permanent capital
Janakpur | January 17, 2022 9:50:23 PM IST
The Province No. 2 Assembly has decided to name the province as "Madhes" and "Janakpur" as the permanent capital. ... read..

India gifted world bouquet of hope to empower 21st century, PM Modi at WEF's Davos Agenda
New Delhi | January 17, 2022 9:50:20 PM IST
India has gifted the world "a bouquet of hope" said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday while delivering the 'state of the world' address virtually at the World Economic Forum. ... read..

World leaders to reflect on 'State of the World' during Davos Agenda 2022
Geneva | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
The Davos Agenda 2022 kicking off on Monday will provide an opportunity for world leaders to reflect on the "State of the World" and shape solutions for critical challenges in the year ahead, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). ... read..

Japanese PM reiterates commitment to tackle Covid
Tokyo | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday reiterated his commitment to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic amid the rampant spread of the Omicron variant. ... read..

China's population continued to grow in 2021
Beijing | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
China's population has grown to 1.4126 billion by the end of last year, government data showed on Monday. ... read..

Developed countries should adopt responsible economic policies as world undergoes changes, says Xi Jinping at Davos agenda
Beijing | January 17, 2022 9:21:04 PM IST
Stressing that global development is suffering from severe disruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that major developed countries should adopt responsible economic policies, manage policy spillovers, and avoid severe impacts on developing countr ... read..

China's fails in its trade obligations with Nepal as a part of the Transport and Transit Agreement
Kathmandu | January 17, 2022 9:21:00 PM IST
China's non-adherence to the Transport and Transit agreement has let Nepal down in its trade relations with Beijing. ... read..

Finland, EU condemn Pakistan for sentencing man to death on blasphemy charges
Helsinki | January 17, 2022 9:20:55 PM IST
Finland has condemned Pakistan for sentencing to death a man on blasphemy charges. ... read..

Houthi rebels-Saudi Arabia conflict intensifies with drone attacks in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi | January 17, 2022 9:20:52 PM IST
Houthi-Saudi conflict spills into the wider Middle-East region with the drone attacks targeting three fuel tanks near depots of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company on Monday. ... read..

Japanese city marks 27th anniversary of deadly quake
Tokyo | Monday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
The port city of Kobe in the western Japanese prefecture of Hyogo on Monday marked the 27th anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake striking the region and claiming the lives of 6,434 people. ... read..

S.Korean President's approval rating falls
Seoul | Monday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating fell 2.2 percentage points to 40.3 per cent last week, a new poll showed on Monday. ... read..

China blames Omicron case in Beijing on parcel sent from Canada
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
The single Omicron case detected in Beijing was traced back to an international document from Canada, and it was found to have similar strains from those in North America and Singapore, the Global Times reported citing health authorities in the Chinese ca ... read..

United Kashmir People's National Party shows grave concern over Pak proxy war and terrorism in PoK
Islamabad | January 17, 2022 8:50:09 PM IST
United Kashmir People's National Party's (UKPNP) Central Secretary Committee of Foreign Affairs has written a letter addressed to members of important committees in the European Parliament to express its grave concern over Pakistan's continuous involvemen ... read..

FTA marks new phase in India-UK strategic, trade relationship: Piyush Goyal
New Delhi | January 17, 2022 8:50:04 PM IST
India-UK strategic and trade relationship has been boosted with the recent Free Trade Agreement (FTA) enacted between the two countries, according to Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal said on Monday. ... read..

Life expectancy of Australians rise to record high
Canberra | Monday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Life expectancy of Australians has increased to a record high during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new study published on Monday revealed. ... read..

New Beijing airport expected to handle 2.8mn trips during Spring Festival
Beijing | Monday, 2022 8:45:07 PM IST
The new Beijing Daxing International Airport is expected to handle 2.8 million passenger trips during the Spring Festival travel rush that started on Monday, sources said. ... read..

Imran Khan speaks to Vladimir Putin on phone, discusses trade, mutual cooperation
Islamabad | January 17, 2022 8:20:38 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and discussed ways to move forward on trade and other mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. ... read..

Freedom of expression has diminished in Afghanistan: Survey
Kabul | January 17, 2022 8:20:37 PM IST
The Afghan media community continues to face overwhelming challenges under the new Taliban regime and this has instilled a sense of uncertainty in them. ... read..

NZ's C-130 Hercules to deliver aid to tsunami-hit Tonga
Wellington | Monday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
A New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules departed for Tonga on Monday to airdrop fresh water and other essential supplies, as the Pacific island country suffered from a serious tsunami following a major volcanic eruption. ... read..

Nepal PM likely to make televised address to the nation this week
Kathmandu | January 17, 2022 7:50:04 PM IST
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who has completed six months in his latest term in office, is likely to make a televised address to the nation this week, an official said. ... read..

S.Korean man sets himself on fire over feud with marriage agency
Seoul | Monday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
A South Korean man is in serious condition after setting himself on fire out of anger over a feud with an international marriage agency that refused to arrange a spouse for him, officials said on Monday. ... read..

Israel approves $100 mn plan to support airlines
Jerusalem | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Israel's three major airlines will receive $100 million from the government to deal with the Omicron crisis, the country's Finance and Transport Ministries said in a joint statement. ... read..

UK Sikhs push back against Khalistani elements, laud Modi's steps for community
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Amidst heightened activities by Khalistanis, the Sikh community in the UK has started pushing back against anti-India forces in country. ... read..

Jaishankar discusses bilateral cooperation with Hungarian FM Peter Szijjarto
New Delhi | January 17, 2022 6:50:33 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar had a conversation with the Foreign Minister of Hungary Peter Szijjarto where they discussed bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, education, mobility and health on Monday. ... read..

2 Indians killed in Abu Dhabi explosions, confirms envoy to UAE Sunjay Sudhir
Abu Dhabi | January 17, 2022 6:50:27 PM IST
Two Indian nationals are among the three people killed and six injured in the explosions in Abu Dhabi on Monday, India's envoy to the UAE, Sunjay Sudhir confirmed to ANI. ... read..

Earthquake measuring 5.1 on Richter scale hits outskirts of Kabul
Kabul | January 17, 2022 6:50:24 PM IST
An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale occurred on Monday near Kabul of Afghanistan, reported the National Center for Seismology (NCS). ... read..

S.Korea sticks to youth vax pass despite restraining orders
Seoul | Monday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
The planned expansion of the South Korea's Covid-19 vaccine pass system to include 12- to 18-year-olds will be implemented in March as scheduled, despite a Seoul court's retraining orders, a government agency said Monday. ... read..

UK makes more arrests after hostage taker killed in Texas synagogue standoff
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
Two teenagers have been arrested in England as part of the investigation into a hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in Texas, the BBC reported. ... read..

Sri Lanka struggles to repay loans, China's 'debt trap' for developing countries
Beijing | January 17, 2022 5:50:13 PM IST
China's loans to Sri Lanka have been a contentious subject, with fears that the government would struggle to repay them and that Beijing would use them to challenge India and US influence in the Indo-Pacific region. ... read..

Afghan trade increases with Central Asia, drops with Pakistan under Taliban's rule: Report
Kabul | January 17, 2022 5:50:08 PM IST
Afghanistan's Trade increased with Central Asia while it decreased with Pakistan under the Taliban regime in Kabul, reported local media. ... read..

2 Indians among 3 killed, 6 injured in Abu Dhabi explosions
Abu Dhabi | January 17, 2022 5:50:06 PM IST
Two Indian nationals were among the three people killed in a fuel petrol tank explosion near a major oil storage facility in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi, local media reported on Monday. ... read..

Jailed ex-S.Korean Prez hospitalised for chronic illness
Seoul | Monday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
Jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was admitted to a hospital on Monday for an unspecified chronic illness, the Justice Ministry said. ... read..

Violent volcanic eruptions have significant impact on Tonga
Nuku'alofa | Monday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
The eruptions of the Hunga Ha'apai valcano in Tonga over the weekend have had a significant impact on the South Pacific island country, especially its capital Nuku'alofa, according to authorities. ... read..

Nepal's month-long Swosthani Bratakatha starts amid COVID pandemic
Kathmandu | January 17, 2022 5:21:03 PM IST
Separated from other devotees in an isolated area on embankments of Sali Nadi in Sankhu on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Hindu women donned in maroon red outfits sit next to the live-fire as they continue their month-long fast. ... read..

Palestinian factions to resume reconciliation dialogue in Algeria
Gaza | Monday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
Leaders of rival Palestinian parties and Algerian officials started a meeting on resuming reconciliation dialogue in Algiers, officials said. ... read..

Pakistan: PML-N, PTI, PPP will do well in their stronghold constituencies, says survey
Islamabad | January 17, 2022 4:51:39 PM IST
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) are in a strong position in their respective strongholds, according to a prominent survey. ... read..

N.Korea fires 2 missiles from Pyongyang airfield: Seoul
Seoul | Monday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles eastward from an airfield in Pyongyang on Monday, South Korea's military said. ... read..

Pak postpones decision on schools closure amid Omicron surge
Islamabad | January 17, 2022 4:20:40 PM IST
As Omicron cases continue to rise in Pakistan, particularly in urban areas, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) postponed the decision to close educational institutions in the country once again on Monday. ... read..

Three fuel tanks explode near oil company's depots in Abu Dhabi; Houthis claim responsibility
Abu Dhabi | January 17, 2022 4:20:35 PM IST
Three fuel tanks exploded near depots of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Monday, the emirate's police said, adding that the blast may be caused by a drone hit, reported Sputnik. ... read..

Taliban 'peace' worse than war for Afghan people
Kabul | January 17, 2022 3:50:18 PM IST
Since the Taliban came into power in Afghanistan in August last year, the people of the country believe that the so-called "peace" of the group is worse than the war of the last 20 years, Italian author and journalist Francesca Marino said in an article. ... read..

France to use its EU presidency to take EU-India ties to even greater strategic level: Envoy
Paris | January 17, 2022 3:50:09 PM IST
French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on Monday said that France will use its European Union presidency from January to June to take EU-India ties to an even greater strategic level. ... read..

Pakistan NSA set to visit Afghanistan this week
Islamabad | January 17, 2022 3:21:30 PM IST
Pakistan National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf is set to visit Kabul this week amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country. ... read..

Blast kills 2 in Afghanistan's Baghlan provinc
Baghlan | January 17, 2022 3:21:17 PM IST
An explosive device, leftover from the past years of war in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, went off on Sunday, claiming two lives and injuring two people, a media report said on Monday. ... read..

Blast kills 2 in Afghanistan's Baghlan province
Baghlan | January 17, 2022 3:21:16 PM IST
An explosive device, leftover from the past years of war in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, went off on Sunday, claiming two lives and injuring two people, a media report said on Monday. ... read..

Another N.Korean cargo train arrives in Chinese city
Seoul | Monday, 2022 3:15:07 PM IST
A North Korean freight train crossed a border bridge into the Chinese city of Dandong on Monday, sources said, following another train's return to Pyongyang apparently with daily necessities and emergency relief items aboard. ... read..

China's reluctance to export chemical fertilizer creates a crisis in Nepal
Kathmandu | January 17, 2022 2:51:27 PM IST
Nepal is facing a shortage of chemical fertilizer due to the reluctance of China to supply the important agricultural component despite an agreement between the two sides. ... read..

China's birth rate at record low in 2021: Official
Beijing | January 17, 2022 2:51:17 PM IST
China's birth rate has reached a record low last year, according to official data on Monday. ... read..

Talks between Moon, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince cancelled
Dubai | Monday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
The scheduled talks between visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan were cancelled due to an "unforeseen matter of state" of the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a senior Seoul o ... read..

North Macedonia's Parliament elects new Prime Minister
Others | January 17, 2022 1:50:31 PM IST
Skopje [North Macedonia], January 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Members of North Macedonian Parliament late Sunday voted for a new coalition government, with Dimitar Kovacevski, leader of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), elected as a new prime ministe ... read..

China likely ramp up pressure on Taiwan next year: UK academician
Taipei | January 17, 2022 1:21:06 PM IST
China is likely to increase pressure on Taiwan next year, a prominent British historian and writer said while adding that deterrence is key to withstanding Beijing's military threats. ... read..

Japan to develop comprehensive relations with Russia, including on energy: Japanese PM
Asia | January 17, 2022 1:20:46 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], January 17 (ANI/Sputnik): The Japanese government intends to continue negotiations with Russia to resolve the territorial issue and conclude a peace treaty, as well as to comprehensively develop relations with Moscow, including the cooperat ... read..

WFP decides to resume operations in western Sudan
Khartoum | Monday, 2022 1:15:07 PM IST
The United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) has decided to resume operations in western Sudan's North Darfur State after around two weeks of suspension. ... read..

Tianjin striving to control Omicron 'in a few days', says top Chinese expert
Tianjin | January 17, 2022 12:50:39 PM IST
The municipality of the northern Chinese city of Tianjin is trying to block local community transmission of COVID-19 amid the spread of Omicron, local media reported citing a top Chinese expert. ... read..

Oppn slams Pak PM Imran Khan, says 'increase in power, petrol prices an 'economic murder' of people'
Islamabad | January 17, 2022 12:50:24 PM IST
Pakistan's opposition party has slammed Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government and said the rise in power tariff and petrol prices is the "economic murder" of the people, local media reported on Monday. ... read..

'N.Korea fires unidentified projectile toward East Sea'
Seoul | Monday, 2022 12:45:08 PM IST
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile toward the East Sea on Monday, South Korea's military said, in the recalcitrant regime's fourth show of force this year. ... read..

COVID positivity rate in Pakistan's Karachi touches 40 pc mark
Islamabad | January 17, 2022 12:20:21 PM IST
An alarming rate of COVID-19 positivity rate in Pakistan's Karachi, reaching the 40 per cent mark on Sunday, has sent ripples through the medical fraternity in the country, a media report said on Monday. ... read..

New York moving over Omicron peak as cases fall
New York | Monday, 2022 11:45:07 AM IST
Covid-19's current crisis appears to be mirroring the projections made by officials and health experts that cases in New York are beginning to dip as sharply as they rose around Christmas, local media reported Sunday. ... read..

'Russian troops to stay near Ukrainian border amid NATO pressure'
Moscow | Monday, 2022 11:45:07 AM IST
Russia will station troops on its own territory near the Ukrainian border due to tensions with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said. ... read..

China is ready to spring military surprises
Asia | January 17, 2022 11:20:13 AM IST
Many are alarmed by China's growing military ambitions, with heated tensions in places like the East China Sea, South China Sea, near Taiwan and the Indian border. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has benefitted greatly from a deluge of cash and copious ... read..

225 people killed in Kazakhstan recent unrest
Asia | January 17, 2022 11:20:11 AM IST
Almaty [Kazakhstan], January 17 (ANI/Sputnik): At least 225 people, including security personnel, have been killed during violent protests and violence in Kazakhstan recently, according to Pajhwok Afghan News on Monday. ... read..

Two shots of Sputnik V accepted for international travel to Australia: TGA
Europe | January 17, 2022 11:20:06 AM IST
Canberra [Australia], January 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has recognized the two-dose course of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 as an acceptable form of coronavirus vaccination for travellers. ... read..

French National Assembly adopts vaccine pass law
Europe | January 17, 2022 11:20:02 AM IST
Paris [France], January 17 (ANI/Xinhua): The French National Assembly, or the lower house of the Parliament, adopted on Sunday evening a law which will transform the health pass into a stricter vaccine pass in a bid to curb the country's surging COVID-19 ... read..

Israel registers 27,167 new Covid cases
Jerusalem | Monday, 2022 11:15:07 AM IST
The Israeli health ministry announced 27,167 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, raising the country's total number of infections to 1,785,551. ... read..

Texas hostage-taking draws attention to Pak neuroscientist imprisoned in US
Washington | January 17, 2022 10:51:01 AM IST
Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist serving more than 80-years sentence in the US, has once again come to the limelight after her release was sought by the British hostage-taker at a Texas synagogue last week. ... read..

Tsunami advisory cancelled for Bay Area in California
San Francisco | Monday, 2022 10:45:08 AM IST
The tsunami advisory triggered Saturday by a volcanic eruption near Tonga has been cancelled in the US' California, including the San Francisco Bay Area, the National Weather Service has said. ... read..

Jamat-e-Islami chief calls Imran Khan 'international beggar' amid Pak's mounting financial woes
Lahore | January 17, 2022 10:21:03 AM IST
Dubbing Imran Khan as an "international beggar", Jamat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul-Haq on Sunday stated that Pakistan Prime Minister's departure is 'the only solution' to all the problems of the country marred with financial woes. ... read..

Taiwan seeks to join US' Indo-Pacific economic framework
Taipei | January 17, 2022 10:20:56 AM IST
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's administration is seeking to join an Indo-Pacific economic framework being planned by the United States, local news reported quoting a senior official on Monday. ... read..

Saudi Arabia and the UAE- are they close allies or competing neighbors?
By By John Solomou

Nicosia | January 17, 2022 9:50:21 AM IST
In one of his Umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trips to Mecca years ago, Sheikh Zayed Al-Nahyan, founding father of the United Arab Emirates, described the relationship between his country and Saudi Arabia in this way: "The UAE is with Saudi Arabia through its ... read..

PML-N's top four sought to replace Nawaz Sharif, claims Fawad Chaudhry
Islamabad | January 17, 2022 9:50:18 AM IST
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that four Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders are "hell-bent on removing Nawaz Sharif from the party," local media has reported. ... read..

S.Korea signs deal to sell M-SAM missiles to UAE
Dubai | Monday, 2022 9:45:07 AM IST
South Korea has signed a preliminary deal with the UAE to sell Seoul's mid-range surface-to-air missiles to the Gulf nation, in the latest sign of deepening defence cooperation between the two nations. ... read..

Will Singapore's Vertex SPAC IPO benefit any Indian startups?
Asia | January 17, 2022 9:20:18 AM IST
The hottest rage in the U.S. financial markets during the COVID-19 pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 was the SPAC - special purpose acquisition company. ... read..

Chinese mainland reports 163 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases
Beijing | January 17, 2022 8:50:34 AM IST
The Chinese mainland has reported 163 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, local media reported citing the National Health Commission on Monday. ... read..

US sees highest rate of children COVID-19 hospitalizations
US | January 17, 2022 8:50:31 AM IST
Washington [US], January 17 (ANI/Xinhua): US pediatric hospitalizations related to COVID-19 are at the highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read..

North Korea launches unidentified projectile, possibly ballistic missile: Reports
Seoul | January 17, 2022 8:50:28 AM IST
North Korea has launched an unidentified projectile in the direction of the Sea of Japan, media reports said on Monday on what is reportedly Pyongyang's fourth missile test this month. ... read..

Palestine reports 700 Omicron cases
Others | January 17, 2022 8:50:25 AM IST
Ramallah [Palestine], January 17 (ANI/Xinhua): A total of 700 Omicron infections has been reported in the Palestinian territories in less than two months, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. ... read..

Women, religious minorities continue to face persecution in Pakistan, says rights group
New York | January 17, 2022 8:20:03 AM IST
Women, religious minorities, and transgender people in Pakistan continue to face violence, discrimination, and persecution, with authorities failing to provide adequate protection or hold perpetrators to account, according to a US-based rights group. ... read..

Indonesia reports 855 new Covid cases
Jakarta | Monday, 2022 7:45:07 AM IST
Indonesia on Sunday confirmed 855 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's tally to 4,271,649, according to the country's health ministry. ... read..

FBI identifies Texas synagogue hostage-taker; Biden calls incident 'act of terror'
Washington | January 17, 2022 7:20:12 AM IST
A 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram, who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue, that was called an "act of terror" by US President Joe Biden, was killed on Sunday after a tense standoff. ... read..

PM Modi to deliver 'State of the World' special address at WEF's Davos Agenda today
New Delhi | January 17, 2022 7:20:11 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the 'State of the World' special address at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Davos Agenda on Monday. ... read..

UK police arrest two teenagers in connection with Texas synagogue attack
London | January 17, 2022 7:20:09 AM IST
Greater Manchester police on Sunday (local time) arrested two teenagers as part of the Texas synagogue attack probe. ... read..

US President Biden, Japanese PM Kishida to meet virtually on Jan 21, to discuss Quad
Washington | January 17, 2022 6:50:09 AM IST
Amid China's growing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, US President Joe Biden will meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida virtually on Friday (January 21) to discuss issues pertaining to the Quad (an alliance of US, Australia, Japan and India) ... read..

Schools, universities in Afghanistan to reopen in March, says Taliban
Kabul | January 17, 2022 6:20:23 AM IST
The Taliban on Sunday said that it will open schools and universities for girls and boys in March 2022. ... read..

Kabul protest calls attention to recent killing of two Hazara women
Kabul | January 17, 2022 6:20:19 AM IST
The Kabul protest organised by Afghan women on Sunday called attention to the recent killing of two Hazara women. ... read..

Detained Uzbek commander brought to Kabul
Kabul | January 17, 2022 6:20:16 AM IST
Detained Uzbek commander of the Taliban, Makhdoom Alam on Sunday was brought to Kabul. ... read..

China's zero- Omicron approach impacting its economy, supply chains
Asia | January 17, 2022 6:20:11 AM IST
China's unwavering insistence on stamping out any trace of the coronavirus with a zero-Omicron approach is risking a big hit to the economy and supply chains. ... read..

Pakistan President Alvi apologises to senior citizen over administrative failure
Islamabad | January 17, 2022 6:20:07 AM IST
Pakistan President Arif Alvi on Sunday apologised to a senior citizen over the Federal Board of Revenue's (FBR) administrative injustice and directed its chairman to take strict action against officers involved in the matter. ... read..

Europe's anti-vaccine passport groups falling out of society
London | January 17, 2022 6:20:04 AM IST
Europe's loud, rule-breaking unvaccinated minority are falling out of society. ... read..

Imran Khan's departure only solution to all problems of Pakistan, says Jamat-e-Islami chief Sirajul-Haq
Lahore | January 17, 2022 6:20:00 AM IST
Jamat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul-Haq on Sunday termed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's departure 'the only solution' to all the problems of the country. ... read..

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