Monday, January 24, 2022

Pakistan: Amid surge in COVID cases, Sindh announces pay cuts for govt employees not wearing masks
Islamabad | January 17, 2022 6:19:57 AM IST
Sindh on Sunday announced pay cuts for government employees who refuse to wear a mask. ... read..

Beijing tightens COVID-19 entry rules ahead of Winter Olympics
Beijing | January 17, 2022 6:19:54 AM IST
A day after Beijing reported its first case of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant and as it readies to host the Winter Olympics next month, strict new COVID-19 restrictions come into force in the city. ... read..

Boris Johnson lied about industrial scale partying in Downing Street: Labour Party leader
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
UK Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of breaking Covid laws with parties held in Downing Street during lockdown, the BBC reported. ... read..

Displaced Afghans selling kidneys, children to survive
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Displaced families living in a camp in the capital city of Balkh province of Afghanistan have sold their children and their kidneys for funds to survive, Tolo News reported. ... read..

Aafia Siddiqui-Pakistan born neuroscientist who became Lady Al Qaeda
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
The man who stormed a Texas synagogue on the Sabbath and was holding hostages before he was shot and killed was demanding the release of 'Lady Al Qaeda', who is serving 86 years in a federal prison less than 30 miles from where the hostage standoff took p ... read..

Protest against COVID-19 vaccine pass in Paris
Europe | January 17, 2022 1:50:20 AM IST
Paris [France], January 17 (ANI/Sputnik): The French parliament voted on Sunday to back COVID-19 vaccine passes after two weeks of debates, in a move that will further limit access to public services and transport. ... read..

Israel registers 27,167 new COVID-19 cases, 1,785,551 in total
Asia | January 17, 2022 1:50:19 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], January 17 (ANI/Xinhua): 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..

95 pc Afghan journalists unable to access information, cover stories independently: Media survey
Kabul | January 17, 2022 1:20:15 AM IST
Lamenting over diminishing freedom of expression post-Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, a media survey showed that 95 per cent of Afghan journalists have the problem of access to information and they cannot cover stories independently. ... read..

Somali govt spokesman injured in suicide car bombing attack in Mogadishu
Mogadishu | Monday, 2022 1:15:07 AM IST
A Somali government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu was injured in a suicide car bombing in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on Sunday, said a police source. ... read..

Texas synagogue hostage-taking incident 'act of terror', says US President Joe Biden
Washington | January 17, 2022 12:50:25 AM IST
The US President Joe Biden on Sunday (local time) termed synagogue hostage-taking incident in the Texan city of Colleyville as an "act of terror." ... read..

Administrative negligence led to death of 23 people in Pakistan's Murree: Probe committee report
Islamabad | January 16, 2022 11:20:17 PM IST
Administrative negligence led to the recent Murre snowfall tragedy in Pakistan which had killed 23 people, revealed a probe committee report on Sunday, according to local media. ... read..

Ukrainian ministry of digital development claims Russia behind recent cyberattacks
Europe | January 16, 2022 11:20:16 PM IST
Kyiv [Ukraine], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): The Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation said on Sunday that there was evidence pointing to Russia's alleged involvement in recent cyberattacks against the country's government websites. ... read..

Myanmar reports 123 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | January 16, 2022 11:20:13 PM IST
Naypyitaw [Myanmar], January 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Myanmar reported 123 new COVID-19 infections with a daily positivity rate of 1.60 percent in the past 24 hours, a release from the health ministry showed Sunday. ... read..

Russia not planning military action if security talks fail: Kremlin spokesperson
Asia | January 16, 2022 11:20:11 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia is not considering military action if security talks with the United States and NATO fail, but it will be ready to take counteractions if its concerns are ignored, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN. ... read..

Vietnam reports 15,684 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | January 16, 2022 11:20:08 PM IST
Hanoi [Vietnam], January 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Vietnam reported 15,684 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 15,643 locally transmitted and 41 imported, according to its health ministry. ... read..

Turkey registers 54,100 daily COVID-19 cases
Asia | January 16, 2022 11:20:06 PM IST
Ankara [Turkey], January 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey on Sunday reported 54,100 new COVID-19 cases, raising its total infections to 1,04,57,164. ... read..

Pashtun MP in Pakistan remains incarcerated for anti-state speech
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 11:15:07 PM IST
A hearing of incarcerated Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM)-linked MNA Ali Wazir's case has been postponed once again in Pakistan, with rights activists raising concerns about absence of due process, Friday Times reported. ... read..

Texas synagogue attack: Kamala Harris says stand in solidarity with entire Jewish community
Washington | January 16, 2022 10:50:01 PM IST
The US stands in solidarity with the Congregation Beth Israel community and the entire Jewish community on the hostage incident at Texas synagogue, said US Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday. ... read..

Nepal starts administering COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to front-line workers as cases surge
Lalitpur | January 16, 2022 10:20:21 PM IST
Nepal has started administering booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to front-line workers as infections surge in the country. ... read..

Singapore reports 863 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | January 16, 2022 10:20:13 PM IST
Singapore, January 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Singapore reported 863 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total tally of the disease in the country to 291,849. ... read..

Long march from Karachi aimed at raising voice against incompetent rulers: PPP
Peshawar | January 16, 2022 10:20:11 PM IST
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has said that its long march against Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Government from Karachi next month is meant to raise voice against the "incompetent rulers" for destroying the country's economy, local media reported on Sunda ... read..

Russia keeping troops near Ukraine border because of tension
Europe | January 16, 2022 9:50:36 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia will keep its troops near the border with Ukraine as long as NATO presence continues contributing to tensions in the region, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN. ... read..

Imran Khan govt committing economic murder of poor people, says Shahbaz as inflation surges in Pak
Lahore | January 16, 2022 9:19:57 PM IST
The Imran Khan Government is committing economic murder of the poor people in the country, said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Shahbaz Sharif as people are facing difficulties with rising inflation. The passage of the mini-budget has also spre ... read..

Indonesia reports 855 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths
Asia | January 16, 2022 9:19:55 PM IST
Jakarta [Indonesia], January 16 (ANI/Xinhua): 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..

Kazakhstan's recent unrest in Almaty left 149 civilians dead: Police
Asia | January 16, 2022 9:19:44 PM IST
Almaty [Kazakhstan], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): The unrest that swept over Kazakhstan in early January left 149 civilians and 11 law enforcers dead in the city of Almaty, the head of the city police department, Kanat Taimerdenov, said Sunday. ... read..

S.Korea, UAE to speed up cooperation in hydrogen ecosystem: Moon
Dubai | Sunday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
South Korea will speed up cooperation with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in key eco-friendly technologies for the hydrogen economy, visiting President Moon Jae-in said here on Sunday, as Seoul seeks to expand the horizons of energy cooperation with the P ... read..

NZ pledges aid after Tonga volcanic eruption, tsunami
Wellington | Sunday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
New Zealand on Sunday pledged to provide support for Tonga following a volcanic eruption that sent tsunami waves crashing onto the Pacific Island. ... read..

Libyan Presidency Council stresses commitment to back polls
Tripoli | Sunday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
A top official of the Presidency Council of Libya has stressed the need to support holding the presidential elections in the country. ... read..

China's Tianjin reports 33 new local COVID-19 cases
Beijing | January 16, 2022 8:50:06 PM IST
The northern Chinese city of Tianjin has reported 33 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday amid the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant cases in the country. ... read..

Western banks, mutual funds rush to enter China despite hostile environment
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 8:45:10 PM IST
For many companies, doing business in China is getting trickier by the day. But Western banks and asset managers are more than willing to up their bets on the world's second biggest economy, convinced that the opportunities remain too good to pass up, CNN ... read..

PM Modi to deliver 'State of the World' special address at WEF's Davos Agenda tomorrow
New Delhi | January 16, 2022 8:20:05 PM 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, said Prime Minister's Office on Sunday. ... read..

Israeli Finance Minister tests Covid positive
Jerusalem | Sunday, 2022 8:15:11 PM IST
Israel's Minister of Finance Avigdor Lieberman said he has tested positive for Covid-19 and will isolate for a few days in his home. ... read..

After long interval, North Korean freight train arrives in China
Beijing | January 16, 2022 7:51:18 PM IST
A North Korean freight train arrived in China's border city of Dandong on Sunday following a long pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the resumption of full-fledged trade between the two countries still remains uncertain, a media report said. ... read..

Human Rights Watch airs concern over civil rights abuses in Pakistan
Islamabad | January 16, 2022 7:51:17 PM IST
The Human Rights Watch portrays a grim picture of civil rights abuses in Pakistan and the increasing persecution of religious minorities and marginalised groups. ... read..

Taliban fire tear gas against Afghan women protesting for rights in Kabul
Kabul | January 16, 2022 7:51:07 PM IST
The Taliban members fired tear gas and used pepper spray against the Afghan women who were protesting for their rights in Kabul on Sunday, reported local media. ... read..

Texas synagogue crisis shows how Pakistan is sponsoring terrorism
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
A gunman identified as Muhammad Siddiqui entered a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, and held the rabbi and three others hostage in an hours-long standoff. His demand was reportedly the release of his sister, imprisoned Pakistani terrorist Aafia Siddiqui. ... read..

LA thieves rob freight trains filled with UPS, FedEx, Amazon packages
Los Angeles | Sunday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
Photos and videos have gone viral on the social media showing empty boxes of major shipping companies like UPS, FedEx and Amazon, littered alongside rail tracks in Los Angeles County, as there has been a spike in freight train thefts, according to a media ... read..

Iran reports 2,292 new COVID-19 cases, 6,221,033 in total
Asia | January 16, 2022 7:20:15 PM IST
Tehran [Iran], January 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Iran's Health Ministry on Sunday reported 2,292 new COVID-19 daily cases, taking the country's total infections to 6,221,033. ... read..

Pakistan: Farmers protest over fertiliser crisis, poor law and order situation in Sadiqabad Tehsil
Rahim Yar Khan | January 16, 2022 7:20:13 PM IST
Hundreds of farmers in Pakistan staged a protest against the fertiliser crisis, unavailability of irrigation water and the "precarious" law and order in Sadiqabad Tehsil, local media reported on Sunday. ... read..

ISI ordered hit on exiled Pak activist for making fun of army
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 7:15:07 PM IST
A man has gone on trial in London, accused of plotting to kill a Pakistani blogger living in the Netherlands, the BBC reported. ... read..

UN ready to assist Tonga after volcano eruption, tsunami
United Nations | Sunday, 2022 7:15:07 PM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed deep concerns after reports of a tsunami and ash affecting Tonga following the eruption of an undersea volcano near the Pacific nation. ... read..

Pakistan: Ruling PTI's internal turmoil causes discomfort to Imran Khan govt
Islamabad | January 16, 2022 6:50:37 PM IST
The internal turmoil among the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers is apparent with each passing day causing discomfort to the Imran Khan government at a time when the opposition is trying to build up pressure on the government. ... read..

Political change visible in Pakistan against fragile Imran Khan govt
Islamabad | January 16, 2022 6:50:33 PM IST
Political change is visible in Pakistan with the sudden outburst by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak against federal Minister Hammad Azhar and Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI ) Parliamentary party meeting. ... read..

Somali Prime Minister condemns terror attack on government spokesperson
Asia | January 16, 2022 6:50:26 PM IST
Mogadishu [Somalia], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble condemned the terrorist attack targeting a car with the Federal Government Spokesperson Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, the Office of the Prime Minister said on Sunday. ... read..

Kosovar Serbs can vote in Sunday referendum, says REC
Asia | January 16, 2022 6:50:22 PM IST
Belgrade [Serbia], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Serbs from Kosovo can vote in a Sunday referendum on constitutional changes in four cities in the central part of Serbia, the Republic Electoral Commission (REC) said. ... read..

Yemen forces recapture strategic district from Houthis
Sanaa | Sunday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
The Yemen government army has recaptured Harib district in the oil-rich province of Marib from the Houthi militia after a deadly battle, a military source confirmed. ... read..

Ruling PTI's internal turmoil causes discomfort to Imran Khan government
Islamabad | January 16, 2022 6:20:20 PM IST
The internal turmoil in the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers is apparent with each passing day causing discomfort to the Imran Khan government at a time when opposition is trying to build up pressure on the government. ... read..

Putin to hold talks with Iranian President in Moscow next week
Asia | January 16, 2022 5:49:59 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi in Moscow next week, Russian broadcaster Rossiya 1 reported on Sunday. ... read..

Turkey further eases PCR requirement for unvaccinated
Ankara | Sunday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
Turkey will no longer require unvaccinated people to submit a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result for Covid-19 to travel in domestic transportation and attend crowded events, local officials announced. ... read..

Taliban's acting FM meets Turkmenistan counterpart, discusses political, diplomatic relations
Ashgabat | January 16, 2022 5:21:24 PM IST
Taliban's acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met with Turkmenistan Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and discussed political and diplomatic relations, local media reported on Sunday. ... read..

US revenging its defeat in Afghanistan by imposing economic sanctions on country, says China
Kabul | January 16, 2022 5:21:17 PM IST
The US has been defeated in Afghanistan and now the country revenges the Afghan people by imposing economic sanctions on them, said Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu on Saturday, reported local media. ... read..

Jamaat-Islami protests against Sindh local government law
Karachi | January 16, 2022 5:21:09 PM IST
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Sunday has announced to stage its sit-in against Sindh local government (LG) law, at Shara-e-Faisal in front of the Awami Markaz. ... read..

Iran works to end UN voting rights suspension
Tehran | Sunday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, said that negotiations were underway between Tehran and the world body to lift the suspension of the country's voting rights at the General Assembly and enable the Islamic Rep ... read..

ATM services resumed in several Afghanistan provinces, first time after Taliban's takeover
Kabul | January 16, 2022 4:50:44 PM IST
ATM services have been resumed in several Afghanistan provinces for the first time since the Taliban took control of the country in August, reported local media. ... read..

Hours-long standoff in Texas synagogue ends, all hostages 'out alive & safe'
Houston | Sunday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Sunday that "all hostages are out alive and safe" after an hours-long standoff at a synagogue ended. ... read..

Displaced families sell children, organs to survive in Afghanistan
Kabul | January 16, 2022 4:20:17 PM IST
Displaced families are selling children and organs to survive in war-ravaged Afghanistan under Taliban regime. ... read..

Philippines logs 37,154 new COVID-19 cases
Asia | January 16, 2022 4:20:15 PM IST
Manila [Philippines] January 16 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines reported 37,154 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total tally to 3,205,396. ... read..

N.Korean cargo train arrives in Chinese city
Seoul | Sunday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
A North Korean freight train crossed the Yalu River railroad bridge into China on Sunday, multiple sources said, raising the prospect of the two sides resuming land transactions following over a year-long suspension attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..

4.9 magnitude quake hits Taiwan's Hualien
Taipei | January 16, 2022 3:49:53 PM IST
A 4.9 magnitude earthquake jolted waters near Hualien county of Taiwan on Sunday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). ... read..

Indian, Russian navies conduct passing exercise in Arabian Sea
New Delhi | January 16, 2022 3:49:46 PM IST
Indian Navy and Russian Federation Navy conducted a passing exercise in the Arabian Sea. Indian Navy's indigenously designed and built guided missile destroyer INS Kochi and Russian Federation Navy's destroyer Admiral Tributs were involved in the exercise ... read..

40% self-employed S.Koreans mull biz closure amid pandemic
Seoul | Sunday, 2022 3:45:08 PM IST
Forty per cent self-employed people in South Korea are considering closing their businesses due to sluggish sales amid the long-enforced strict social distancing rules due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a survey revealed on Sunday. ... read..

S.Korean ruling party's prez candidate vows to resume tourism to North
Seoul | Sunday, 2022 3:45:08 PM IST
Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of South Korea's ruling Democratic Party, on Sunday said he will resume tourism to North Korea's Mount Kumgang as soon as possible if he's elected in the March 9 polls. ... read..

Turkish base in Iraq comes under rocket fire: Reports
Asia | January 16, 2022 3:21:09 PM IST
Ankara [Turkey], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): A Turkish military base in Zlikan, northeast of the Iraqi city of Mosul, has come under rocket fire for the second time in two days, a source in the Iraqi security forces told the Shafaq news agency. ... read..

Microsoft warns of destructive malware in computer systems of Ukrainian state institutions
Europe | January 16, 2022 3:20:59 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Computer systems of several Ukrainian government agencies and non-profit organizations have been infected with malware disguised as ransomware, Microsoft said. ... read..

Two children killed in blast near Afghanistan's Kabul
Kabul | January 16, 2022 3:20:57 PM IST
Two children were killed and several others were injured in a bomb blast near Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, Sputnik News Agency reported quoting an eyewitness on Sunday. ... read..

Iran nuclear talks progressing amid 'better atmosphere'
Riyadh | Sunday, 2022 3:15:08 PM IST
Chief negotiators of Iran and three European countries have temporarily returned to their home countries for consultations as expert talks continue, providing the latest evidence that international talks to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna have bee ... read..

Nepal sends humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
Kathmandu | January 16, 2022 2:51:03 PM IST
Nepal has sent humanitarian aid to Afghanistan as the situation in the country deteriorates after the Taliban takeover in August last year. ... read..

Texas synagogue hostage crisis: Biden condemns anti-Semitism, extremism
Washington | January 16, 2022 2:50:58 PM IST
US President Joe Biden has condemned anti-Semitism after several people were taken hostage at a synagogue in the town of Colleyville, Dallas, and pledged to do everything to prevent "the rise of extremism" in the country. ... read..

Russia confirms 29,230 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
Europe | January 16, 2022 2:50:56 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has confirmed 29,230 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, which brings the cumulative total to 10,803,534, the federal response center said on Sunday. ... read..

Texas synagogue hostage crisis establishes Pakistan as state sponsor of terror: Report
Washington | January 16, 2022 2:20:09 PM IST
Pakistan has once again emerged as a terror-sponsoring country after reports of the man who took hostages of four people at a synagogue in the town of Colleyville, Dallas, linked to the Pakistani Scientist Aafia Siddiqui who was serving sentence in US pri ... read..

UK to abolish mandatory PCR Test for vaccinated people returning to country: Reports
Europe | January 16, 2022 1:51:14 PM IST
London [UK], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): The United Kingdom will abolish mandatory COVID-19 tests for all fully vaccinated travelers returning to the country by the end of January, the Times reported on Sunday, citing a source close to UK Transport Secretar ... read..

National Security Policy can be tabled before Parliament, assures Pak NSA
Islamabad | January 16, 2022 1:20:29 PM IST
Pakistan's National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf has said that the National Security Policy (NSP) is an "evolving document" and requires intellectual debate and constructive argument from all pillars of the state, local media reported on Sunday. ... read..

Beijing's economic, political clout reason behind Turkey's silence over Uyghur issue: report
Ankara | January 16, 2022 2:20:18 PM IST
As international condemnation increases over the China's crackdown of the Uyghur minority, a growing number of experts and activists in Turkey are criticizing Ankara over it's deliberate silence on Uyghur issue and said that Beijing's economic and politi ... read..

Ahead of Winter Olympics, Beijing reports first local Omicron case: Report
Beijing | January 16, 2022 12:20:47 PM IST
Weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics, China's capital Beijing has reported its first locally transmitted infection of Omicron variant, local media reported on Sunday. ... read..

Japan cancels tsunami warning issued after Tonga volcano eruption
Asia | January 16, 2022 12:20:43 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): A tsunami warning, issued after the eruption of a volcano in the waters of the Pacific island state of Tonga, has been cancelled for all regions of Japan since the threat has passed. ... read..

No damage to California coast by tsunami after Tonga volcanic eruption
Los Angeles | Sunday, 2022 12:15:08 PM IST
A day after there was no report of damage to the California coast by tsunami triggered due to an undersea volcano that erupted in Tonga. ... read..

Texas Synagogue hostage suspect dead, confirms Colleyville Police
Texas | January 16, 2022 11:50:16 AM IST
The suspect who took hostages at the synagogue in the town of Colleyville, Dallas, demanding the release of a Pakistan scientist convicted of trying to kill US military officers while in custody in Afghanistan, is dead. ... read..

38 killed, several injured in Afghanistan violence last week: Report
Kabul | January 16, 2022 3:21:05 PM IST
At least 38 people were killed and 16 others injured in separate incidents in Afghanistan's Kabul, Herat, Faryab, Laghman, and Nangarhar provinces during the last week, local media reported on Sunday. ... read..

Turkey's inflation to be single-digit by mid-2023: Minister
Istanbul | Sunday, 2022 11:15:10 AM IST
Turkey's annual inflation rate will be in single digit when the country will hold its presidential and parliamentary election in mid-2023, Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati has said. ... read..

Iranian ambassador to Spain slams EU's inaction against US sanctions
Tehran | Sunday, 2022 11:15:10 AM IST
The Iranian ambassador to Spain has blasted Europe's inaction in the face of US pullout from the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the European Union (EU), in practice, took no effective measure against Washington's "cruel" sanctions on Tehran after US' unilatera ... read..

Saudi-led coalition expands aerial bombardment against Houthis in Yemen: source
Aden (Yemen) | Sunday, 2022 11:15:10 AM IST
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition intensified its aerial bombardment against the Houthi militia in various regions of Yemen, a military official told Xinhua. ... read..

6 injured after shooting outside concert hall in US Eugene
San Francisco | Sunday, 2022 11:15:10 AM IST
Six people were injured after a shooting outside a concert hall in Eugene, US state of Oregon, police said. ... read..

Pakistan logs over 4,000 COVID-19 cases for second straight day
Islamabad | January 16, 2022 10:50:27 AM IST
Pakistan reported more than 4,000 COVID-19 cases for the second straight day, amid the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the country's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Sunday. ... read..

Migrant caravan leaves Honduras en route to US
Tegucigalpa | Sunday, 2022 10:45:08 AM IST
A caravan of Honduran migrants left for the US from the northern city of San Pedro Sula. ... read..

Sudan's Sovereign Council says African Union ready to support political consensus
Khartoum | Sunday, 2022 10:45:08 AM IST
The African Union (AU) has expressed readiness to support consensus among all political parties in Sudan to achieve a political transition in the country. ... read..

'Too much tension on border', says Peskov commenting on Ukraine situation
Europe | January 16, 2022 10:20:53 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 16 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia cannot stress the importance of talks on security guarantees enough, since the situation on the border with Ukraine raises concerns, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Z ... read..

Hostages rescued safely in Texas Synagogue Standoff, says Governor Greg Abbott
US | January 16, 2022 10:20:55 AM IST
In a Tweet, the Governor said: "Prayers answered. All hostages are out alive and safe." ... read..

Thousands protest against COVID-19 vaccine passes across France: Reports
Europe | January 16, 2022 9:50:28 AM IST
Paris [France] January 16 (ANI/ Sputnik): About 54,000 people participated in demonstrations against COVID-19 vaccine passes held across France on Saturday, radio France Bleu reports. ... read..

Security increased at Synagogues in Texas amid ongoing hostage situation
Texas | January 16, 2022 9:20:50 AM IST
Synagogues in Dallas, Texas, are getting extra law enforcement protection amid the ongoing hostage situation at a synagogue in the town of Colleyville, Dallas, Mayor Eric Johnson said on Saturday (local time). ... read..

Taliban burn musical instrument in front of musician in Afghanistan's Paktia province
Kabul | January 16, 2022 9:20:47 AM IST
Taliban burned musical instrument in front of a musician in Afghanistan's Paktia province, a video posted by an Afghan journalist shows, in which the musician was seen crying after his instrument was set on fire. ... read..

Snowstorm to march through US Northeast dumping up to 18 inches
New York | Sunday, 2022 8:45:07 AM IST
A winter storm, which is predicted to impact 100 million people in the US, is set to bear down on the US Northeast during the latter part of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, according to the commercial weather forecasting services provider Accu ... read..

China logs 65 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases
Beijing | January 16, 2022 8:20:06 AM IST
The Chinese mainland has reported 65 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, local media citing the National Health Commission said reported on Sunday. ... read..

Four school children die in fire outbreak in Ugandan capital
Kampala | Sunday, 2022 8:15:07 AM IST
Four school children have died in a fire outbreak in the Ugandan capital Kampala, Police has said. ... read..

Cuba registers 3,506 new COVID-19 cases
Others | January 16, 2022 7:50:10 AM IST
Havana [Cuba], January 16 (ANI/Xinhua): Cuba registered 3,506 confirmed cases and three more related deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the national count to 995,631 cases and 8,335 deaths, respectively, the health ministry has said. ... read..

Japan's weather agency warns of tsunami following volcanic eruption in Tonga
Tokyo | Sunday, 2022 7:45:07 AM IST
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a tsunami warning following an earlier volcanic eruption in Tonga. ... read..

One male hostage released from Texas synagogue uninjured
Texas | January 16, 2022 7:20:00 AM IST
A male hostage has been released on Saturday (local time) who was taken hostages at a synagogue in the town of Colleyville, Dallas. ... read..

US bill to block defence contractors from using Chinese rare earth minerals
Washington | January 16, 2022 6:49:57 AM IST
A new rare-earth bill was introduced in the US Senate on Friday, aiming to force defence contractors to end the use of rare earth minerals sourced from China by 2026. ... read..

Tehran, Riyadh getting ready to reopen embassies: Iranian lawmaker
Tehran | Sunday, 2022 6:45:07 AM IST
An Iranian lawmaker has said that Tehran and Riyadh are reviving their relations and preparing the ground for the reopening of their embassies. ... read..

Corruption rife in Pak jails: Human Rights Ministry's report
Islamabad | January 16, 2022 6:21:06 AM IST
A report presented by Pakistan's Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR) on Saturday revealed that corruption is rife in the country's jails. ... read..

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