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‘New Covid wave in France may accelerate in coming weeks’

Paris, Nov 18 | The new fifth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which started in the country last month, will accelerate in the coming...

Casualties reported in Azerbaijan-Armenia border clashes

Baku/Yerevan, Nov 18 | Azerbaijan and Armenia have separately announced that soldiers have died in clashes that broke out along the countries' border.In a...

Guterres reiterates call to immediately release UN staffers held in Ethiopia

United Nations, Nov 18 | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his call for the immediate release of 10 UN staff members detained in...

US designates N.Korea as state violator of religious freedom

Washington/Seoul, Nov 18 | The US has designated North Korea as a state violator of religious freedom, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.North Korea...

Russia’s TASS news agency to open bureau in ISS

Moscow, Nov 18 | Russia's TASS news agency has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the state space corporation Roscosmos to open a permanent...

More US states offering boosters amid fear of winter surge

Washington, Nov 18 | Amid fear of a Covid-19 resurgence in the upcoming winter season, more states in the US have started offering booster...

UN to mark 16 days of activism against gender violence

New Delhi, Nov 18 | Under the global theme "Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!", the United Nations is marking the 16...

Reducing marine debris by 2030: UN panel

New Delhi, Nov 18 | Reducing marine debris by 50-90 per cent and a globe circling, high-tech system of monitors are two essential aims...

Lawsuit filed over music festival stampede claiming 10 lives in US’s...

Houston, Nov 18 | Attorney Tony Buzbee in Houston, the largest city in southern US state of Texas, has filed a lawsuit on behalf...

US House votes to censure Republican Congressman Gosar for posting controversial...

Washington, Nov 18 | The US House has voted to censure Paul Gosar, Republican of Arizona, and remove him from his committee seats after...

Belgium reinforces measures to combat spike in Covid-19 infections

Brussels, Nov 18 | The Belgian authorities have announced new measures to curb the rise in new coronavirus cases, including mandatory mask wearing in...

Canada’s British Columbia declares state of emergency amid floods

Vancouver, Nov 18 | The government of Canada's British Columbia declared a state of emergency in the Pacific province due to floods and mudslides...

UN says over 300 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

Tripoli, Nov 18 | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that more than 300 illegal immigrants have been rescued...

Libya’s Parliament Speaker to run for President’s post

Tripoli, Nov 18 | Aguila Saleh, the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, announced that he is running for President's position during the...

S. Korea to cut dosage interval for Covid-19 booster shots for...

Seoul, Nov 17 | South Korea will cut the dosage interval between primary vaccination and Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for senior citizens in a...

World Trade Report calls for multilateral trade cooperation amid pandemic shocks

Geneva, Nov 17 | The World Trade Organization (WTO) published the 2021 edition of World Trade Report, calling for more multilateral and regional trade...

Taliban arrest man for selling 130 women

By Hamza AmeerKunduz, Nov 17 | The Afghan Taliban have reportedly arrested a man for selling at least 130 women after luring them into...

1 killed, 6 injured in gas cylinder blast in Pakistan’s Karachi

Islamabad, Nov 17 | One person was killed and six including children were injured in a gas cylinder explosion in Pakistan's southern port city...

Philippines Prez Duterte’s daughter confirms alliance with Marcos Jr. in 2022...

Manila, Nov 17 | Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and who is running for the vice presidency in the 2022 elections,...

German states impose new Covid-19 curbs on unvaccinated people

Berlin, Nov 17 | As Germany's Covid-19 infection rate has risen to its highest recorded level yet, some of the country's 16 federal states...

EU foreign ministers agree on new sanctions against Belarus

Brussels, Nov 17 | Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) have agreed on new sanctions against Belarus over the migrant crisis, the bloc's...

Pakistan to train Taliban govt in aviation

New Delhi, Nov 17 | Pakistan will be providing professional training to Afghanistan's aviation staff in areas of security, traffic controlling, firefighting, air forecast,...

US weighs diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

New Delhi, Nov 17 | The Biden administration is still weighing how to approach the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympic Games, including the possibility of...

Covid-19 cases rise in parts of US amid sustained vaccination push

New York, Nov 17 | Covid-19 cases are starting to climb again in select regions across the United States after stabilising at a high...

Indoor mask mandate to be lifted for US capital

Washington, Nov 17 | The indoor mask mandate will be lifted for the US capital, Washington DC, beginning November 22, the city's mayor announced.Although...

New defence strategy to help EU face situations like Belarus

Brussels, Nov 17 | The European Union's new defence strategy, called the Strategic Compass, is designed to prepare the bloc for response to situations...

UK records another 37,243 new coronavirus cases

London, Nov 17 | The UK registered 37,243 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 9,637,190, according...

Italy tightens Covid rules on public transport

Rome, Nov 17 | New measures to fight the spread of Covid-19 on public transport and in taxis came into force in Italy on...

Israel, UAE launch talks on free trade agreement

Jerusalem, Nov 17 | Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday began negotiations to reach a free trade agreement, the Israeli Ministry...

Singapore reports 2,069 new Covid-19 cases

Singapore, Nov 17 | Singapore reported 2,069 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total tally in the country to 241,341.Of the new...

B’desh Parliament passes SSF Bill for security to Bangabandhu’s family

By Sumi KhanDhaka, Nov 17 | The Parliament of Bangladesh on Tuesday passed the Special Security Force (SSF) Bill 2021 to provide family members...

Six dead, 33 injured in twin bomb blasts in Ugandan capital

Kampala, Nov 16 | Six people including three suicide bombers were killed and 33 others injured in twin bomb blasts in the Ugandan capital...

1 killed, 1 injured after Malaysia’s military jet crashed

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 16 | A jet belonging to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) crashed on Tuesday night, leaving a member of the...

Aus retail sales surge

Canberra, Nov 16 | Retail sales in Australia jumped 4.2 per cent in October 2021 compared with the previous year, and a 10.1 per...

6 killed, 10 injured in Pak road accidents

Islamabad, Nov 16 | At least six people were killed and 10 others injured in two separate road accidents in Pakistan in the last...

Canadian city forced to evacuate due to floods

Ottawa, Nov 16 | The entire City of Merritt in Canada's British Columbia province was forced to evacuate due to floods caused by torrential...

S.Korean Prez invited to Biden-led democracy summit

Seoul, Nov 16 | South Korea has received an invitation from the US for a virtual summit on democracy, which is expected to be...

India among 19 countries at 13th Abu Dhabi Art Fair

Abu Dhabi, Nov 16 | The 13th edition of the Abu Dhabi Art Fair will feature a diverse line-up of 49 galleries from...

6 teenagers injured in Colorado shooting

Washington, Nov 16 | Six teenagers were injured during a shooting incident at a park in Aurora in the US state of Colorado, police...

US hid airstrike that killed dozens of civilians in Syria: Report

Washington, Nov 16 | A media outlet report has claimed that the US military concealed an airstrike in Syria in 2019 that led to...

French ex-PM’s appeal hearing opens

Paris, Nov 16 | The first hearing of former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon's appeal against his conviction for embezzlement of public funds opened...

Encouraged by clarity of understanding of climate emergency: WCS

New York, Nov 16 | When the gavel came down on the 26th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change...

Muammar Gaddafi’s son to run in Libyan prez polls

Tripoli, Nov 15 | Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the late ousted Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, has officially submitted his candidacy documents to contest...

Food insecurity in Somalia to worsen by May 2022: UN

Mogadishu, Nov 15 | Food insecurity is likely to worsen significantly in Somalia through May 2022, with many households experiencing widening food consumption gaps...

N.Korea to hold conference on ‘three revolutions’

Seoul, Nov 15 | North Korea will hold a conference on the country's "three-revolution movement" aimed at developing its ideology, technology and culture, state...

S.Korean Vice FM leaves for Washington to meet US, Japanese counterparts

Seoul, Nov 15 | Choi Jong-Kun, South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister, has embarked on a trip to Washington for talks with his American and...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 253.2 mn

Washington, Nov 15 | The global coronavirus caseload has topped 253.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.10 million and vaccinations...

Residents in Australia’s NSW warned for flood evacuations

Sydney, Nov 15 | Residents in parts of Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) have been warned by local emergency services to prepare...

New Covid cases over 2,000 for 6th straight day in S.Korea

Seoul, Nov 15 | South Korea on Monday reported more than 2,000 daily coronavirus cases for six days in a row, fueling worries of...

S.Korea’s household debt-GDP ratio highest worldwide: Report

Seoul, Nov 15 | South Korea has the highest ratio of household debt to gross domestic product (GDP) among major economies in the world,...

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Six applicants not found suitable for setting up banks in India

New Delhi, May 17 | The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected the applications of UAE Exchange and Financial Services Limited, The...