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Israel says Covid vax fears ‘inaccurate’ after many test positive

London, Jan 21 | After the man coordinating Israel's Covid-19 response reportedly said that a single vaccine dose against the disease appeared less effective...

Twitter locks account of Chinese Embassy in US over Uyghur tweet

New Delhi, Jan 21 | Twitter has locked the official account of China's Embassy in the US over a controversial post that referred to...

21 killed in Baghdad twin suicide bombings

Baghdad, Jan 21 | At least 21 people were killed and 53 others injured on Thursday in twin suicide bombings at a crowded market...

5 killed in Baghdad market suicide blast

Baghdad, Jan 21 | At least five people were killed and 10 others injured on Thursday in a suicide blast at a marketplace in...

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 caseload tops 50,000

Colombo, Jan 21 | Sri Lanka's overall coronavirus caseload surpassed the 55,000 mark on Thursday after over 700 people tested positive for the disease,...

4 Pakistani soldiers killed in blast

Islamabad, Jan 21 | Four Pakistani soldiers were killed and five others injured in an IED blast in Balochistan province, intelligence sources said on...

Sangay hopes continued US support for Tibet

Dharamsala, Jan 21 | The democratically elected leader of the Tibetan people, Lobsang Sangay on Thursday expressed hope that the new US administration under...

Brisbane to lift indoor face mask mandate

Brisbane, Jan 21 | People living in Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane will no longer need to wear a mask in indoor venues from...

Biden’s 1st foreign leader call to be with Trudeau

Washington, Jan 21 | In a first phone call with a foreign leader since his inauguration as the 46th President of the US, Joe...

Indian Covid vaccine arrives in Nepal

Kathmandu, Jan 21 | The Covid-19 vaccines that India has granted to Nepal arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday.Indian Ambassador to Nepal handed over the...

2mn Covid vaccine doses from India reach Dhaka airport

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Jan 21 | Two million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of...

US Senate confirms Biden’s first cabinet nominee

Washington, Jan 21 | The US Senate has voted to confirm Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) within hours of President Joe...

Daughters to testify in Indian couple’s murder in Dubai

Dubai, Jan 21 | Two daughters of an Indian couple who were murdered inside their home in Dubai, will testify at a court next...

Biden revokes permit for controversial Keystone XL pipeline

Washington, Jan 21 | US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to revoke the existing presidential permit for the controversial Keystone XL...

Chinese mainland reports 144 new Covid cases (Ld)

Beijing, Jan 21 | The Chinese mainland has reported 144 new coronavirus cases, of which 126 were locally transmitted and the 18 others arrived...

New York National Guard helicopter crash kills 3

New York, Jan 21 | A New York Army National Guard helicopter crashed while on a routine training mission, state Governor Andrew Cuomo said...

Study finds massive doubts over Aus forests’ ability to recover from...

Canberra, Jan 21 | A new study published on Thursday revealed "massive concerns" about the long-term recovery of Australian forests from the devastating 2019-20...

Palestine’s Abbas congratulates Biden

Ramallah, Jan 21 | Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated Joe Biden for his inauguration as the new President of the US and Kamala Harris...

Libyan parties agree to hold constitutional referendum

Tripoli, Jan 21 | The Constitutional Committee comprising Libya's eastern-based House of Representatives and the Tripoli-based High Council of State have agreed to hold...

Portugal polls on Jan 24 despite lockdown: Prez

Lisbon, Jan 21 | Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has confirmed the holding of presidential elections on January 24, despite the ongoing lockdown...

EU officials express readiness to work with Biden admin

Brussels, Jan 21 | Top officials of the European Union (EU) welcomes the inauguration of Joe Biden as the new US President and expressing...

3 killed in Madrid explosion

Madrid, Jan 21 | Three people were killed and several others injured after a large explosion destroyed a building in the centre of Madrid,...

Israeli leaders congratulate Biden

Tel Aviv, Jan 21 | Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu havecongratulated Joe Biden as he was sworn in as the...

Syria demands immediate withdrawal of US forces

Damascus, Jan 21 | The Syrian government has demanded the "immediate and unconditional withdrawal" of US forces from the war-torn country due to their...

Tehran slams ‘hostage-taking’ of Iranian national by US

Tehran, Jan 21 | The Tehran government has slammed the "blatant hostage-taking of Iranian national" by the US government for allegedly acting as an...

Biden urged to adopt fair path towards Palestinian cause

Ramallah, Jan 21 | A senior Palestinian official has called on the newly sworn in US President Joe Biden to adopt a fair path...

UK unveils new fund to back fishing industry

London, Jan 21 | The UK government has announced the funding of up to 23 million pounds ($31 million) to support seafood exporters that...

Japan witnesses largest foreign arrivals’ decline in 56 yrs

Tokyo, Jan 21 | The number of foreign visitors arriving in Japan in 2020 plummeted 87.1 per cent from a year earlier, marking the...

Pak values relations with EU: FM Qureshi

Islamabad, Jan 21 | Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Islamabad greatly valued its relations with the European Union (EU), which are...

Japan to receive Pfizer vaccine for 72 mn people

Tokyo, Jan 21 | The Japanese government has signed agreements with US pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. to receive the drugmaker's Covid-19 vaccine doses enough...

Brazil records 2nd highest daily Covid deaths since Aug

Brasilia, Jan 21 | Brazil registered more that 1,340 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, marking the second highest single-day spike since August...

Dalai Lama congratulates US President Biden

Dharamsala, Jan 21 | Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday wrote to Joe Biden to offer his profound congratulations to the latter...

Big Tech hails President Biden’s immigration reforms

San Francisco, Jan 21 | Tech giants like Apple and Google rallied behind the new US President Joe Biden as he signed two executive...

China sanctions top Trump officials after Biden takes office (Ld)

Beijing, Jan 21 | A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced on Thursday that the government has decided to impose sanctions against former US Secretary...

Dutch govt to impose curfew, flight ban

The Hague, Jan 21 | The caretaker government of the Netherlands has decided to ban flights from the UK, South Africa and the whole...

China announces sanctions on 28 US individuals including Pompeo

Beijing, Jan 21 | China has decided to sanction 28 US individuals, included former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, for seriously violating Beijing's sovereignty,...

UN humanitarian chief voices concern over Syrian economic crisis

Damascus, Jan 21 | UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock has voiced concern over the continuing economic crisis in Syria.Syrians are starting 2021...

Democrats take control of US Senate

Washington, Jan 21 | The Democratic Party has taken control of the US Senate after Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three party Senators...

Global Covid-19 cases top 96.8 mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington, Jan 21 | The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 96.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.07...

US rejoins Paris climate pact, WHO under Biden (Lead)

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 21 | Getting to work soon after the inauguration festivities, President Joe Biden has signed orders for the US...

Chinese mainland reports 126 new locally transmitted Covid cases

Beijing, Jan 21 | The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 144 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 126 locally transmitted and 18 arriving from outside...

Biden reverses US withdrawal from WHO

Washington, Jan 21 | US President Joe Biden has reversed the US process of withdrawing from the World Health Organization (WHO).Hours after being sworn...

UN chief welcomes US re-entry into Paris Agreement

United Nations, Jan 21 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the announcement of the new US administration to re-enter the Paris Agreement on...

France’s daily Covid-19 cases hit two-month high

Paris, Jan 21 | The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France hit a two-month high at 26,784, health authorities said on Wednesday.A higher...

Biden appoints Jagadesan as acting USIDFC head

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 21 | President Joe Biden as appointed Dev Jagadesan as the acting head of the US International Development Finance...

Harris breaks glass ceiling after three women failed

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 21 | Three women tried unsuccessfully to break the glass ceiling to reach the top positions of the US,...

UK medical experts urge caution as Covid toll tops 90K

London, Jan 21 | British medical experts have called on the public to remain cautious despite the progress in vaccine rollout as Britain is...

US President Joe Biden’s inaugural address: Full transcript

New York, Jan 21 | Below is the full text of US President Joe Biden's inaugural address after he was sworn in as the...

Harris, Biden take over leadership of fractured US with call for...

By Arul LouisNew York, Jan 21 | Kamala Devi Harris made history at the stroke of noon on Wednesday becoming the first vice president...

Democracy has prevailed, says US President Joe Biden

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Jan 20 | A few minutes before noon on Wednesday, Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United...

Business

Hero MotoCorp surpasses 100 mn cumulative production milestone

New Delhi, Jan 21 | Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp has surpassed the significant milestone of 100 million (10 crore) units in cumulative production.The 100...