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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,...

UK records another 36,517 new Covid cases

London, Nov 15 | The UK has registered 36,517 new Covid-19 infections and 63 coronavirus related deaths, bringing the total loss of lives to...

Unesco celebrates its 75th anniversary

United Nations, Nov 13 | Some 28 heads of state and government gathered in Paris to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UN Educational,...

UN official urges reform measures amid crisis in Lebanon

Beirut, Nov 13 | A senior UN official has warned that Lebanon may be turned into a "failing state" if the government does not...

Majority of federal staffers oppose Biden’s vax mandate

Washington, Nov 13 | A majority of US federal employees have disagreed with the Covid-19 vaccine mandate announced by President Joe Biden in September,...

Blast inside Afghan mosque kills 2, injures 17

Kabul, Nov 13 | At least two people were killed and 17 others injured in a bombing inside a mosque in Afghanistan's Nangrahar province,...

German Health Minister calls for more measures against Covid

Berlin, Nov 13 | In the wake of record Covid-19 infection figures in Germany, Minister of Health Jens Spahn has called for additional measures...

Russia detects increased NATO reconnaissance activities near borders

Moscow, Nov 13 | The Russian Defence Ministry detected six NATO reconnaissance aircraft near the country's borders in the Black Sea over the past...

Qatar to represent US interests in Afghanistan: Blinken

Washington, Nov 13 | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Qatar has agreed to represent American interests in Afghanistan following the closure...

Canada sees increased int’l arrivals in Oct

Ottawa, Nov 13 | Canada saw the number of international arrivals to the country increase in October from the same month last year, but...

APEC launches implementation plan for future cooperation in Asia-Pacific

Wellington, Nov 13 | The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on Saturday launched the Aotearoa (New Zealand) Plan of Action towards achieving the Putrajaya...

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 252.4 mn

Washington, Nov 13 | The global coronavirus caseload has topped 252.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.08 million and vaccinations...

Jnanpith winner sends out strong message on climate crisis

Sharjah, Nov 13 | Indias highest literary award winner sent out a strong message on the impending climate catastrophe at a special ceremony here...

S.Korea’s domestic demand to improve with eased quarantine measures

Seoul, Nov 12 | South Korea's domestic demand is expected to improve with eased quarantine measures against Covid-19, a government report said on Friday.The...

Nobel Peace Laureate to address human rights forum

London, Nov 12 | Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa and Zahra Joya, an Afghan reporter who fled the Taliban, will join a distinguished...

Thailand to emphasise sustainable, balanced future in APEC 2022: PM

Bangkok, Nov 12 | Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Friday that for the year 2022, his country is committing to make sure...

Nations, regions forge initiative to phase out fossil fuel extraction

BY VISHAL GULATIGlasgow, Nov 12 | At the ongoing UN climate talks (COP26) in Glasgow, Costa Rica and Denmark have officially launched the world's...

Chinese tourist city reports cold-chain related Covid outbreak

New Delhi, Nov 12 | China's Liaoning province has reported 52 new domestically-transmitted Covid-19 cases and five silent carriers, all in the coastal tourist...

Business

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...