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China, US to cooperate on climate

Beijing/Washington, April 18 | Following talks between US climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua, the world's two largest producers of...

France imposes mandatory quarantine on several countries

Paris, April 18 | The French government on Sunday announced the tightening of entry restrictions from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa because of...

Iranian intel identifies suspect of n-facility attack

Tehran, April 18 | Iran's intelligence service is said to have identified one of the suspects behind an "act of sabotage" at the Natanz...

Celebrities demand medical help for Navalny

Moscow, April 18 | In a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, more than 70 celebrities from around the world have demanded medical treatment...

US embassy orders employees’ families to leave Chad

Washington, April 18 | The US State Department has ordered the families of the Americembassy staff members to leave N'Djamena, the capital of Chad.The...

Germans unsure of holidaying this year

Berlin, April 18 | A new poll has revealed that about a third of Germans were unsure whether a holiday will be an option...

Top Hefazat militant arrested in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 18 | The Detective Branch (DB) of the Bangladesh Police on Sunday arrested Mamunul Haque, Joint Secretary of the...

8 family members killed in Afghan mosque shooting

Kabul, April 18 | At least eight members of a family were killed after unknown gunmen opened fire on them at a mosque in...

Bolivia’s MAS party faces pressure following defeat

La Paz, April 18 | The left-wing MAS party of former Bolivian President Evo Morales has been facing calls for renewal following its defeat...

Outdoor mask restriction lifted in Israel

Tel Aviv, April 18 | Starting from Sunday onwards, Israeli residents will no longer be required to wear a facial mask in public, in...

Germany to mourn Covid deaths in national service

Berlin, April 18 | German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will lead a commemorative event in Berlin on Sunday in the presence of the country's leaders...

3 Afghan policemen killed in insider attack

Kabul, April 18 | Three police constables were killed when one of their colleagues turned his gun against them in Afghanistan's Badghis province, the...

‘Expel BNP snakes responsible for member’s disappearance’

By Sumi KhanDhaka, April 18 | Mirza Abbas, a leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has urged the expulsion of some "snakes"...

Tens of thousands killed in 2 decades of Afghan conflict

Kabul, April 18 | The last two decades of conflict in Afghanistan that started with the ouster of the Taliban regime in 2001, have...

Pak to begin inoculation for 50-59 age group from April 21

Islamabad, April 18 | Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has announced its decision to start the vaccination of people in the 50-59...

Vaccinated Australians to have greater int’l travel freedom

Canberra, April 18 | Vaccinated Australians could be allowed to travel overseas and quarantine at home on their return before the "vast majority" of...

Brazil registers over 370,000 Covid deaths

Brasilia, April 18 | Brazil's Covid-19 death toll has reached 371,678 after 2,929 fatalities were registered in the past 24 hours, the country's Ministry...

5.8-magnitude quake jolts Japan’s Miyagi prefecture

Tokyo, April 18 | An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck off Japan's Miyagi Prefecture on Sunday, according to the authorities.The Japan...

Armed man threatening California residents shot dead

San Francisco, April 18 | An armed man who allegedly threatened to shoot residents in Northern California was shot and killed by Alameda County...

Czech Republic expels 18 Russian embassy staff

Prague, April 18 | The Czech Republic is expelling 18 employees of the Russian embassy in Prague, who were allegedly "identified as members of...

Protest against police brutality held in California city

San Francisco, April 18 | Hundreds of people took to the streets of the city of Oakland in California to protest against fatal police...

‘Public confidence in Italy’s vax rollout hindered by AstraZeneca fears’

Rome, April 18 | The regional health authorities in Italy's Lombardy region have said that public confidence in the country's use of the AstraZeneca...

NY Covid hospitalisations lowest since Nov 2020: Cuomo

New York, April 18 | Covid-19 hospitalisations in New York state has dropped to the lowest level since November 30, 2020, said Governor Andrew...

Ukraine expels Russian diplomat in retaliation

Kieve, April 18 | In a retaliatory move, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has asked a Russian diplomat in Kiev to leave the country within...

Cyprus, Greece, Israel, UAE FMs meet

Nicosia, April 18 | The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) concluded a two-day meeting on regional issues...

Houthis launch drone attack on Saudi air base

Sanaa, April 18 | Yemen's Houthi militia said they fired an explosive-laden drone toward King Khalid Air Base in Saudi Arabia's southwestern city of...

Israel arrests 3 Palestinian electoral candidates

Ramallah, April 18 | The Israeli police have arrested three Palestinian electoral candidates attempting to hold a news briefing in East Jerusalem, sources said...

Russia expels Ukrainian diplomat for ‘spying’

Moscow, April 18 | The Russian Foreign Ministry asked a Ukrainian diplomat to leave the country after he was caught red-handed receiving classified information...

Pak FM embarks on UAE visit

Islamabad, April 18 | Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has embarked on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according...

Attempts to topple, kill Belarusian Prez foiled: Russia FSB

Moscow, April 18 | Russia's top intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said that it has detained two members of the Belarusian opposition...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 140.6mn

Washington, April 18 | The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 140.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3 million, according...

Chinese mainland reports 16 new imported Covid cases

Beijing, April 18 | The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 16 new Covid-19 cases, all of which are imported, the National Health Commission said...

Iran says ‘good’ progress made on nuclear talks

Vienna, April 18 | Iran's top negotiator at nuclear talks under way in Vienna said on Saturday that the discussions were on the right...

Africa’s confirmed Covid cases pass 4.4 million

Addis Ababa, April 18 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,408,245 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease...

UK records another 2,206 Covid cases, 35 deaths

London, April 18 | Another 2,206 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country...

‘Good’ progress made at nuclear talks but issues remain: Iran

Vienna, April 17 | Iran's top negotiator at nuclear talks under way in Vienna said on Saturday that the discussions were on the right...

Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 4.4 mn: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa, April 17 | The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,408,245 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease...

SA health minister urges people over 60 to register for vaccination

Johannesburg, April 17 | South Africans over the age of 60 have been urged to start registering online in order to be vaccinated next...

Argentina sees new record high of daily Covid-19 cases

Buenos Aires, April 17 | Argentina reported a record daily Covid-19 infections of 29,472 and 160 more deaths, bringing the national tallies to 2,658,628...

Princes William, Harry chat as they depart chapel together

Windsor, April 17 | Princes William and Harry left St George's Chapel together and were seen chatting after the funeral service of Prince Philip...

Cambodia receives another batch of Sinovac

Phnom Penh, April 17 | A second batch of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine that Cambodia purchased from China arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of...

Prince Philip interred in the royal vault of St George’s Chapel

London, April 17 | Prince Philip's coffin has been interred in the royal vault of St George's Chapel.It was placed on a catafalque on...

Queen Elizabeth II sits on her own at Prince Philip’s funeral

London, April 17 | Coronavirus social distancing measures forced Queen Elizabeth II to sit alone during the funeral for her husband, Prince Philip, at...

Royal Family remember duke’s lifetime of service

London, April 17 | The ceremonial royal funeral will remember Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburg and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, for his...

Residents of Windsor watch service on their phones outside castle

London, April 17 | Visitors and residents of Windsor gathered on the streets of the town watching the funeral service of Prince Philip, the...

Topless protester runs through crowd of people at Windsor Castle

London, April 17 | A topless protester ran past the crowd at the Windsor Castle and shouted "save the planet" after a minutes silence...

Cyber-attack on UK varsity affects Teams, Zoom learning

London, April 17 | As most of the students are dependent on online learning and video-conferencing apps due to the pandemic, the University of...

After India, Brazil targets upcoming WhatsApp privacy update

Brasilia/New Delhi, April 17 | After facing an intense scrutiny in India over its upcoming privacy update, consumer protection agencies in Brazil have now...

Suspected IS terrorists blow up Iraq oil well

Baghdad, April 17 | Suspected Islamic State (IS) terrorists on Saturday blew up an oil well in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, police said.The...

Iranian officials jump queue for Covid-19 jabs

Tehran, April 17 | Some officials in the Iranian city of Abadan pushed their way to the front of a Covid-19 vaccination programme, prompting...

Business

Airtel Payments Bank increases day-end balance limit to Rs 2 lakh

New Delhi, April 18 | In line with the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) guidelines, Airtel Payments Bank on Sunday announced that it has...