Monday, August 2, 2021

Red notice for suspect accused of trying to attack Colombian Prez
Bogota | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The Interpol office in Colombia has issued a "red notice" for Javier Veloza, leader of a dissident guerrilla group, accused of ordering an attack against President Ivan Duque, a top police official said here. ... read..

Pyongyang urges cancellation US-S.Korea military drills
Seoul | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
North Korea has urged South Korea to cancel its regular joint military exercises with the US, saying that a Pyongyang-Seoul leader-level summit remains unlikely in the short term, state media reported on Monday. ... read..

Afghan team arrives in Pakistan to probe abduction of its envoy's daughter
Islamabad | August 2, 2021 7:15:14 PM IST
A team from Afghanistan has arrived in Pakistan to investigate the abduction of the Afghan ambassador's daughter, the country's Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said on Monday. ... read..

Farce elections in Pakistan occupied Kashmir
By Dr Misfar Hassan

London | August 2, 2021 7:15:11 PM IST
The recent elections in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) are over now. How were these elections conducted and how have the previous elections been conducted. I will be presenting a brief overview for those who just observe these elections from outside, ne ... read..

Pakistan court extends bail of PLM-N leader Shehbaz, son till August 16 in sugar scam case
Islamabad | August 2, 2021 7:15:10 PM IST
A Pakistan court on Monday extended the bail granted to opposition leaders Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz in the sugar scam case. ... read..

'Ending Israeli settlement important step for trust-building'
Ramallah | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Ending Israeli settlement in the Palestinian territories, mainly in East Jerusalem, is an important step for trust-building with the Jewish state, a senior official said here. ... read..

Italian region reports 'powerful hacker attack' on health network
Rome | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Italian region of Lazio reported that its online health system network, including its Covid-19 vaccine network and the Health Lazio portal, has been deactivated after what it called "a powerful hacker attack". ... read..

Cyprus starts COVID-19 vaccination for 12- to 15-year-olds
Europe | August 2, 2021 6:45:11 PM IST
Nicosia [Cyprus], August 2 (ANI/Xinhua): Cyprus' Health Ministry said it on Monday started a vaccination program for 12- to 15-year-olds. ... read..

California wildfire burns over 244,000 acres
San Francisco | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The Dixie Fire in Northern California which erupted on July 14, has burned more than 244,000 acres of land so far, according to state officials. ... read..

France eyes 50mn foreign tourists in 2021
Paris | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
France hopes to see 50 million foreign holidaymakers in 2021, a 43 per cent increase from last year, thanks to a rebound in the European markets, Minister of State for Tourism Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said. ... read..

Raw materials shortage delays Gaza reconstruction: UNRWA
Gaza | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) warned that a shortage of raw materials is delaying the reconstruction in the Gaza Strip. ... read..

Tony Abbott appointed Australia PM Scott Morrison's special trade envoy for India
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 6:15:17 PM IST
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been appointed Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Special Trade Envoy for India to increase bilateral trade and investment to propel the economic relationship towards its full potential. ... read..

US blames Iran for tanker attack, prepares for response
Washington | Monday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
The US has blamed Iran for carrying out last week's deadly drone attack on an oil tanker in the north Arabian Sea, saying "an appropriate response" is forthcoming. ... read..

Israel has eased some restrictions: Gaza residents
Gaza | Monday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
Residents of the Gaza Strip said Israel has eased some restrictions on the blockaded enclave by expanding the allowed fishing zone and granting entry access to some imported goods. ... read..

Somalia calls for urgent humanitarian assistance
Mogadishu | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Somalia has appealed to the international community to provide urgent lifesaving assistance to 5.9 million people who require humanitarian aid in 2021. ... read..

Zambian Prez deploys army to curb violence before polls
Lusaka | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has allowed the deployment of the army and other forces in an effort to help the police in containing violence that has marred the run-up to the general elections. ... read..

Israeli cabinet discusses state budget after 3-yr deadlock
Tel Aviv | Monday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
The Israeli cabinet has kicked off discussions on the state budget, after more than three years amid a political deadlock. ... read..

Wildfires rage across Turkish resort towns, force evacuations
Ankara | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Forest fires continued to rage across Turkey's south and southwestern coastal resort towns, forcing evacuations of several villages and tourism facilities. ... read..

Israeli PM blames Iran for drone attack on oil tanker
Tel Aviv | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has blamed Iran for carrying out the deadly drone attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman last week. ... read..

COVID-19 cases rising in Sri Lanka, says WHO
Asia | August 2, 2021 4:45:21 PM IST
Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 2 (ANI/Xinhua): The World Health Organization (WHO) in Sri Lanka said that COVID-19 cases were rising globally including in Sri Lanka as the country had noted a rise in infected patients in recent weeks, local media reported Mo ... read..

Afghan President Ghani blames 'abrupt' US withdrawal for deteriorating security
Kabul | August 2, 2021 4:45:16 PM IST
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday blamed the country's deteriorating security on the US deciding "abruptly" to withdraw its troops. ... read..

Israel Embassy blast: NIA re-registers case, intensifies probe
By Rajnish Singh

New Delhi | August 2, 2021 4:45:07 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has re-registered a case in the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast near Israel Embassy near Jindal House on APJ Abdul Kalam Road here on January 29 this year. ... read..

Cambodia stops offshore oil extraction: PM
Phnom Penh | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the kingdom's first-ever oil extraction had come to a full stop after Singapore-based oil and gas firm KrisEnergy filed for liquidation. ... read..

Wildfire in Greece injures 16 people
Athens | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
At least 16 people were injured and dozens of houses destroyed as a forest fire ripped through Greece's Achaea region, according to authorities. ... read..

Senior Yemeni security official ambushed, 2 bodyguards killed
Sanaa | Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Unidentified gunmen ambushed the motorcade of a senior security official in Yemen's southern province of Abyan, resulting in the killing of two bodyguards, a government official said. ... read..

Death toll from floods in China's Henan rises to 302
Zhengzhou | August 2, 2021 4:15:09 PM IST
The death toll from floods in central China's Henan Province has risen to 302 on Monday. ... read..

Kuwait starts receiving vaccinated expats
Kuwait City | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The Kuwait Airport has started receiving expatriates who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 after months of an entry ban imposed in the wake of the pandemic. ... read..

Yemen army recaptures strategic mountains
Sanaa | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Following days of deadly fighting, the Yemen army has recaptured a chain of strategic mountains near the southeastern tips of the Houthi-held capital Sanaa, a military source said. ... read..

Union Health Minister meets Indian envoy to US, discusses healthcare
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:45:20 PM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya met with the Indian ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu and discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations in healthcare between New Delhi and Washington. ... read..

5-yr fishing ban begins in parts of China's Yellow River
Beijing | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Authorities in China's Qinghai province have initiated a five-year fishing ban in parts of the Yellow River and its tributaries. ... read..

Manpreet Vohra appointed as next High Commissioner to Nauru
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 3:15:16 PM IST
Manpreet Vohra, presently High Commissioner of India to Australia, has been concurrently accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to Nauru, with residence in Canberra, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday. ... read..

Covid disproportionately affects people of colour in US: Poll
Washington | Monday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected people of colour in the US, a new poll has revealed. ... read..

Indian soldiers arrive in Russia for Indra-2021 drills
Volgograd | August 2, 2021 2:45:18 PM IST
Indian soldiers have arrived in Russia for the Indra-2021 drills in the Volgograd Region, the Indian Army informed on Monday. ... read..

Afghan forces thwart Taliban's attempt to storm prison in Helmand, 38 terrorists killed
Kabul | August 2, 2021 2:15:37 PM IST
The Afghan government forces have killed 38 members of the Taliban when they attempted to storm a prison in the southwestern city of Lashkargah in Helmand province, the Afghan defense ministry informed on Monday. ... read..

COVID-19: Outpatient care in China's Nanjing suspended due to new outbreak
Beijing | August 2, 2021 2:15:36 PM IST
Hospitals in Nanjing city of the coastal Chinese province Jiangsu has suspended outpatient appointments as the country is facing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. ... read..

5 killed in clashes in Beirut: Report
Beirut | Monday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
Five people were killed and over 10 others were wounded on Sunday in an armed clash between supporters of Hezbollah and a rival faction in Khaldeh at the southern entrance of Beirut, al-Jadeed local TV channel reported. ... read..

Pak objects to former Canadian minister's remark highlighting its Taliban ties
Islamabad | August 2, 2021 1:15:23 PM IST
Pakistan has objected to remarks made by former Canadian minister Chris Alexander, highlighting the South Asian country's support to the Taliban in the ongoing Afghan conflict. ... read..

Four arrested scribes in cahoots with Taliban, met ISI officials: Afghan agency
Kabul | August 2, 2021 12:45:27 PM IST
Four Afghan journalists who were arrested in southern Kandahar province this week, were "collaborating" with the Taliban, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Sunday. ... read..

Samsung holds 18pc of smartphones market share in Q2, ranks world's No.1 in shipments
Asia | August 2, 2021 12:45:24 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], August 2 (ANI/Global Economic): Samsung Electronics' smartphone shipments ranked first in the world in the second quarter of this year, following the first quarter. ... read..

Tokyo Olympics: Australian envoy congratulates Indian women's hockey team on entering semis
New Delhi | August 2, 2021 12:15:21 PM IST
Australia's High Commissioner to India, Barry O'Farrell on Monday congratulated the Indian women's hockey team after it went through to the Olympics semi-finals. ... read..

Pakistan records 4,858 new COVID-19 cases as virus surge continues
Islamabad | August 2, 2021 11:15:42 AM IST
Pakistan has again registered a spike in COVID-19 cases as the country recorded 4,858 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, local media reported on Monday. ... read..

Will not recognize Taliban if they gain power in Afghanistan by force: EU envoy
Kabul | August 2, 2021 10:45:17 AM IST
Amid the unrelenting violence in Afghanistan by the Taliban, European Union has reiterated that if the terrorist group rise to power by force, the European Union and other countries will not recognize their regime. ... read..

North slams US-South Korea military drills, casts doubt on North-South summit
Asia | August 2, 2021 10:45:15 AM IST
Pyongyang [North Korea], August 2 (ANI/Xinhua): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday night urged South Korea to cancel its regular joint military exercises with the United States and said a North-South leader-level summit remains unl ... read..

Pressure is increasing on Israel to explain its relationship with Pegasus spyware
By John Solomou

Nicosia | August 2, 2021 10:15:15 AM IST
Diplomatic pressure is increasing on the state of Israel to give convincing explanations on the nature of its relationship with the NSO Pegasus spyware system, following the revelations of an international investigative report by a team of 80 journalists ... read..

Pashtuns organise rally against Pakistan in New York
New York | August 2, 2021 10:15:14 AM IST
Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) held a rally against the illegal detention of Ali Wazir and Pakistan's proxy war in Afghanistan. Ali Wazir is one of the sane voices of human rights and against military oppression in Pakistan. ... read..

As President of UNSC, India will back initiatives that bring peace, stability in Afghanistan, says TS Tirumurti
New York | August 2, 2021 9:45:25 AM IST
India will always be a supporter of initiatives that can bring peace and stability in Afghanistan, said Ambassador of India to United Nations, TS Tirumurti while laying out the Afghanistan policy perspective that India at the UN will pursue during the Sec ... read..

Singapore Airlines sees path to recovery as Singapore mulls reopening to international travel
Asia | August 2, 2021 9:15:18 AM IST
Last week, Singapore Airlines (SIA) reported a dramatically narrower net loss of SGD 409 million (USD 302 million) in its first-quarter results for the financial year 2021/22. ... read..

Four dead in California helicopter crash
US | August 2, 2021 8:45:15 AM IST
California [US], August 2 (ANI/Sputnik): Four people were killed in a helicopter crash in California's Colusa county, the local sheriff's department said. ... read..

Pakistan 'watchful' as India assumes UNSC presidency for August
Islamabad | August 2, 2021 8:45:09 AM IST
As India assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August, Pakistan's envoy to the UN Munir Akram said they will be "watchful" during New Delhi's spell at the forum. ... read..

India outlines priorities as UNSC president; will keep spotlight on Secy General's report on IS terrorists, says TS Tirumurti
By Reena Bhardwaj

New York | August 2, 2021 8:15:11 AM IST
As India assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Ambassador of India to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti on Monday (local time) said India hopes to keep the spotlight on the Secretary-General's report on the Islamic ... read..

Thailand's COVID-19 tally tops 600,000
Asia | August 2, 2021 6:45:12 AM IST
Bangkok [Thailand], August 2 (ANI/Xinhua): Thailand announced on Sunday to extend tighter pandemic control measures in the capital Bangkok and other regions possibly till the end of August to contain the worst-ever wave of the outbreak, which has brought ... read..

Clashes continue in Afghanistan's Lashkargah amid US military withdrawal
Kabul | August 2, 2021 5:15:09 AM IST
As the situation in Afghanistan deteriorates with an increase in offensives by the Taliban, clashes continued in key areas of Lashkargah city, capital of Helmand province. ... read..

Nearly 600 people detained during anti-lockdown protests in Berlin
Europe | August 2, 2021 4:14:55 AM IST
Berlin [Germany], August 2 (ANI/Sputnik): Nearly 600 people were detained during protests against vaccination and COVID-19 lockdown measures in the German capital, while over 10 law enforcement officers were injured, Berlin police spokesman Thilo Cablitz ... read..

Amid COVID-19 surge, Islamabad imposes smart lockdown in various sectors
Islamabad | August 2, 2021 3:44:59 AM IST
Pakistan on Sunday imposed a smart lockdown in various sectors of the capital due to a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. ... read..

India takes over UNSC presidency with pledge to work for humanity, focus on terror
United Nations | Monday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
India took over the presidency of the Security Council on Sunday with a pledge to work for entire humanity while bringing a focus to the challenges of terrorism. ... read..

Turkey reports 20,890 daily COVID-19 cases
Europe | August 2, 2021 3:15:10 AM IST
Ankara [Turkey] August 2 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey on Sunday registered 20,890 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 5,747,935, according to its Health Ministry. ... read..

Dr Fauci warns 'things are going to get worse' due to COVID-19
Washington | August 2, 2021 2:45:04 AM IST
US top coronavirus adviser Dr Anthony Fauci on Sunday said that "things are going to get worse" in the United States as the Delta variant has led to a surge in coronavirus cases in the country. ... read..

Myanmar's military leader declares himself Prime Minister, says elections in 2023
Naypyitaw | August 2, 2021 2:15:08 AM IST
Myanmar's military leader Min Aung Hlaing declared himself prime minister of the country on Sunday saying he plans to be in charge for two years during an extended state of emergency before holding an election in 2023, reported The Hill. ... read..

US confident Iran responsible for attack on Mercer Street oil tanker, says secretary of state Blinken
Washington | August 2, 2021 1:45:26 AM IST
The United States is confident that Iran is responsible for the attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday. ... read..

Turkey's death toll from wildfires rises to 8
Europe | August 2, 2021 1:45:23 AM IST
Ankara [Turkey] August 2 (ANI/Sputnik): The death toll from the wildfires in Turkey has increased to eight, while the number of injured now stands at 864, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Sunday. ... read..

World is going through an education crisis due to COVID-19, says UN chief
New York | August 2, 2021 1:45:20 AM IST
The world is going through an education crisis as millions of children remain out of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday. ... read..

254 Taliban killed, 97 injured in operations conducted by Afghan forces
Kabul | August 2, 2021 1:45:19 AM IST
At least 254 Taliban were killed and 97 others wounded in operations conducted by the Afghanistan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) in different provinces across the country, said Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan on Sunday. ... read..

5 civilians killed in mortar attack in Afghanistan's Kandahar
Kandahar | August 2, 2021 1:45:17 AM IST
At least five civilians were killed when a mortar shell struck a taxi in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Sunday, reported Anadolu Agency citing a police statement. ... read..

Syrian President asks PM to form new cabinet
Damascus | Sunday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday renamed Hussein Arnous as Prime Minister and ordered him to form a new government, state news agency SANA reported. ... read..

Taliban have become 'more cruel, more oppressive': Afghan President Ghani
Kabul | August 1, 2021 11:15:23 PM IST
Amid the unrelenting violence in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said that in the past two decades, the Taliban has become "more cruel and more oppressive." ... read..

Tokyo reports over 3,000 cases for fifth consecutive day amid Olympic 2020
Tokyo | August 1, 2021 10:45:39 PM IST
Tokyo reported 3,058 new COVID-19 cases, amid the ongoing Summer Olympic 2020 in the capital city, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on Sunday. ... read..

Japan recalls Deputy envoy in Seoul over lewd remark about S Korea's moon: Reports
Asia | August 1, 2021 10:45:31 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan] August 1 (ANI/Sputnik): Japan has recalled its deputy head of the mission to South Korea, Hirohisa Soma, over inappropriate remarks about the hosting country's president, news agencies reported citing a Japanese government source. ... read..

Need alert, nimble diplomats team at UN, says Shashi Tharoor as India assumes presidency
New Delhi | August 1, 2021 10:45:17 PM IST
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has placed trust in Indian diplomats as the country assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Sunday and said that India needs "alert and nimble" at the forum to advance our agenda. ... read..

Taliban targeting critics with revenge killings
New Delhi/New York | Sunday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Taliban forces in Afghanistan are targeting known critics for attack despite claiming that they have ordered their fighters to act with restraint, Human Rights Watch said. ... read..

COVID-19: China raises alarm as Delta variant spreads
Beijing | August 1, 2021 10:15:15 PM IST
As the new COVID-19 cases have been reported in at least 18 Chinese provinces, experts in the country have raised alarm due to the latest outbreak in the country fuelled by spread of Delta variant. ... read..

Myanmar likely to hold general elections in 2nd half of 2023
Nay Pyi Taw | Sunday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
Myanmar is likely to hold new general elections in the second half of 2023, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, chair of the newly-formed State Administration Council, said on Sunday. ... read..

Afghan watchdog records 80 pc increase in civilian casualties
Kabul | August 1, 2021 9:45:27 PM IST
As many as 1,677 civilians were killed and 3,644 more were injured in Afghanistan in the first six months of this year, showing an 80 per cent increase of casualties compared to the same period in 2020, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission ... read..

Pak govt hikes oil prices for second time in 15 days
Islamabad | August 1, 2021 9:45:20 PM IST
The Pakistan government on Sunday increased the oil prices once again. ... read..

Pak NSA urge countries to stop pushing Islamabad to make efforts in improving Afghanistan's situation.
Washington | August 1, 2021 9:45:17 PM IST
Pakistan National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf on Sunday said that countries should stop urging Islamabad to make efforts in improving Afghanistan's situation. ... read..

US Cyber Allegations Meant to Portray Russia as External Enemy: Naryshkin
Asia | August 1, 2021 9:45:12 PM IST
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy [Russia] August 1 (ANI/Sputnik): Cyber allegations against Russia are a part of the US quest for an external enemy, Russian Foreign Intelligence chief Sergei Naryshkin said on Sunday. ... read..

China renews alert for heavy rainfall
Beijing | Sunday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
China's National Meteorological Centre on Sunday renewed its blue weather alert for heavy rainfall and severe convection in parts of the country. ... read..

NZ PM apologises to Pacific communities for 'Dawn Raids'
Wellington | Sunday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday formally apologised to Pacific communities affected by the Dawn Raids in the 1970s. ... read..

Tehran dismisses Israel's claims about Iran's role in attack on mercer street tanker
Asia | August 1, 2021 9:15:16 PM IST
Tehran [Iran] August 1 (ANI/Sputnik): Iran denies having any role in the recent attack on the Japanese-owned Mercer Street oil tanker in the Indian Ocean, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Sunday, dismissing Israel's allegations. ... read..

Expand economic agenda, deepen cooperation in Central, South Asia: Uzbekistan's envoy to India
By Ashoke Raj

New Delhi | August 1, 2021 9:15:15 PM IST
Uzbekistan's envoy to India Dilshod Akhatov has highlighted the importance of expanding the economic agenda and deepening cooperation between Central and South Asia countries. ... read..

Afghan VP slams Pakistan for providing supplies to Taliban
Kabul | August 1, 2021 9:15:14 PM IST
Afghanistan's first Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Sunday again lashed out at Pakistan for the deteriorating situation in his country and said that the neighbouring country had no intention of engaging in meaningful negotiations. ... read..

Cambodia begins Covid vaccination drive for adolescents
Phnom Penh | Sunday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
Cambodia on Sunday launched a Covid-19 vaccination drive for adolescents aged from 12 to 17, using the Chinese Sinovac jab. ... read..

Indian soldiers arrive in Russia for Indra-2021 drills
Others | August 1, 2021 8:45:40 PM IST
Rostov-on-Don [Russia], August 1 (ANI/Sputnik): Indian soldiers have arrived in Russia for the Indra-2021 drills in the Volgograd Region, a spokesman for the Southern Military District (SMD) told reporters on Sunday. ... read..

Israeli PM says Iran behind deadly drone attack on oil tanker
Others | August 1, 2021 8:45:38 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], August 1 (ANI/Xinhua): Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that Iran was behind the deadly drone attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman last week. ... read..

India's 4th oxygen express carrying 200 MT medical oxygen reaches Bangladesh
Dhaka | August 1, 2021 8:45:35 PM IST
India on Sunday delivered its fourth oxygen express to Bangladesh, carrying 200 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen. ... read..

Pak PM slams Sindh's decision to impose COVID-19 lockdown as ongoing rift continues
Islamabad | August 1, 2021 8:45:34 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday slammed the partial COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the provincial government in Sindh as it went against the wishes of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government. ... read..

200 Taliban killed in US airstrike on Herat province: Afghan officials
Kabul | August 1, 2021 8:45:28 PM IST
At least 200 hundred Taliban terrorists were killed as a result of the US airstrike in Afghanistan's Herat province, officials in the country's western province have said. ... read..

Over 72% adults in Ireland fully vaccinated against Covid: PM
Dublin | Sunday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Over 72 per cent of adults in Ireland have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said. ... read..

Trump's 'Muslim ban' harmed health of Muslim-Americans: Study
New York | Sunday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
When former US President Donald Trump issued an executive order in 2017 banning Muslims from select countries from travelling to the US, the sweeping decree quickly rippled down to affect health outcomes for Muslim-Americans, say researchers, including on ... read..

Deal to end tension in Syria's Daraa reached under Russian mediation
Damascus | Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
A deal to end the recent tension in Syria's southern province of Daraa has been reached under a Russian mediation, a war monitor reported. ... read..

Top disease expert expresses concern over COVID-19 outbreak in central China's Zhangjiajie
Beijing | August 1, 2021 6:45:26 PM IST
Amid the recent resurgence of COVID-19 cases in some cities of central China, the country's top respiratory disease specialist has expressed concern over the latest outbreak in Central China's Zhangjiajie city. ... read..

Sudan welcomes Algerian initiative to hold Nile dam meeting
Khartoum | Sunday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Sudan has welcomed an Algerian initiative calling for holding a direct meeting between leaders of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to reach a solution for the differences over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile river. ... read..

UN Syria envoy urges upholding int'l humanitarian law
Damascus | Sunday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
UN special envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen has called for upholding the principle of the protection of civilians and international humanitarian law, a spokesman for the world body has said. ... read..

UN mission in Afghanistan calls for probe into attack on compound
Kabul | August 1, 2021 6:15:07 PM IST
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday called on the Taliban to undertake a full investigation and provide answers concerning a recent attack on the UN's compound in a western part of the country. ... read..

Guterres welcomes official opening of coastal road in Libya
United Nations | Sunday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the official opening of the coastal road in Libya, in the presence of the UN Support Mission in Libya. ... read..

US formulates 4 year plan to boost Afghanistan's air exports
Kabul | August 1, 2021 5:45:31 PM IST
America has outlined a four-year plan to boost the air exports of Afghanistan, according to the latest report by the US Special Investigation General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. ... read..

Myanmar announces interim govt with state council chief at helm
Asia | August 1, 2021 5:15:15 PM IST
Naypyitaw [Myanmar], August 1 (ANI/Sputnik): The State Administrative Council in Myanmar, consisting of the military that took power in winter, has announced an interim government, the Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. ... read..

Chinese-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu may get life imprisonment in rape case: Report
Beijing | August 1, 2021 5:15:13 PM IST
Chinese-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu will serve his sentence in China if convicted of multiple rape charges and will then be deported after serving his sentence, Global Times (GT) reported on Sunday. ... read..

Afghanistan's revenue dwindles after six dry ports fall to Taliban
Kabul | August 1, 2021 5:15:12 PM IST
Afghanistan government's revenue has fallen drastically after six dry ports have fallen to the Taliban in the last two months. ... read..

Uzbekistan extends support for India's permanent membership at UNSC
New Delhi | August 1, 2021 4:45:23 PM IST
As India assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Sunday, Uzbekistan Ambassador to India Dilshod Akhatov extended support to Indian candidature to obtain the status of a permanent member of UNSC. ... read..

World Heritage Committee closes Fuzhou session, adds 34 new heritage sites
Beijing | Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of Unesco has wrapped in Fuzhou, capital of China's Fujian province, with a total of 34 new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. ... read..

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