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Hambantota becomes 1st SL port to comply with ISO standards

Colombo, Nov 22 | Sri Lanka's Hambantota International Port (HIP) announced that it has become the South Asian country's first port to comply to...

S.Korea reports 2,827 more Covid-19 cases

Seoul, Nov 22 | South Korea reported 2,827 more cases of Covid-19 as compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections...

4 killed, 4 injured in firing in SW Pakistan

Islamabad, Nov 22 | At least four people were killed and four others injured in a firing by unknown men on a vehicle in...

Multiple injured after car drives into holiday parade in US’s Wisconsin

New York, Nov 22 | A vehicle plowed into a crowd at a holiday parade in US northeastern state of Wisconsin, causing multiple injuries,...

Another rainstorm expected to hit Canada’s British Columbia

Ottawa, Nov 22 | A second "atmospheric river" rainstorm is expected to hit Canada's still-flooded province of British Columbia, according to Environment Canada.The rainstorm...

S Korea, US agree upon fresh dialogue on supply chains

Seoul, Nov 20 | South Korea and the United States on Friday agreed to establish new dialogue channels to enhance cooperation on supply chains...

Hydropower project of CPEC starts reservoir impoundment in east Pakistan

Karot, Nov 20 | The Karot Hydropower Project, a major pilot project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), successfully closed the gates of the...

Pakistani PM reaffirms commitment to uphold children’s rights

Islamabad, Nov 20 | Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday reaffirmed his government's commitment to uphold children's rights and ensure a better future...

WFP launches programme to tackle food system challenges in South Sudan

Juba, Nov 20 | The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched the first-ever innovative programme to foster locally-driven solutions to tackle food systems...

Russian, Uzbek presidents oppose misuse of ICT

Moscow, Nov 20 | Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev issued a joint statement on cooperation in the field of...

Australians’ fear of Covid-19 infection hits all-time high

Canberra, Nov 20 | More Australians than ever think they will contract Covid-19 in the short-term future despite the high vaccination rate, a survey...

302 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast: UN refugee agency

Tripoli, Nov 20 | A total of 302 illegal migrants have been rescued at sea and returned to Libya, the United Nations High Commissioner...

Canada to allow entry of travellers fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac,...

Ottawa, Nov 20 | Travellers who are fully vaccinated with the shots from Sinopharm, Sinovac and Covaxin will be allowed to enter Canada starting...

US, Canadian, Mexican leaders hold first summit in 5 years

Washington, Nov 20 | US President Joe Biden hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador...

China launches new satellite

Taiyuan, Nov 20 | China launched a new satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi on Saturday.The...

Major operation against drug traffickers in Colombia

Bogota, Nov 20 | In a major operation by the security authorities in Colombia, 90 drug traffickers have been captured.Colombian President Ivan Duque on...

2.3 mn Somalis severely affected by serious water, food, pasture shortages:...

United Nations (New York), Nov 20 | Some 2.3 million people in Somalia, or 18 per cent of the population, are severely affected by...

At least 2 wounded as Dutch police fire warning shots during...

The Hague, Nov 20 | A protest against the Dutch government's Covid-19 measures turned violent in the centre of Rotterdam, with the police firing...

Brazil administers over 300 mn Covid-19 vaccine shots

Brasilia, Nov 20 | Brazil has administered more than 300 million shots of Covid-19 vaccines since launching its vaccination campaign in January 2021, the...

UN Chief urges countries to keep promise to deliver health, sanitation...

United Nations (New York), Nov 20 | In a message for World Toilet Day, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on countries to ensure...

UNSC delegation visits South Sudan to press for peace deal implementation

Juba, Nov 20 | A delegation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has arrived in South Sudan to follow up on the implementation...

EU Justice Commissioner reiterates concern over Poland’s rule of law

Warsaw, Nov 20 | European Union Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders has said he is concerned over the independence of the judiciary in Poland,...

US Fed Governor Waller urges faster pace of tapering as inflation...

Washington, Nov 20 | US Federal Reserve Governor, Christopher Waller has urged the central bank to speed up the pace of tapering asset purchases...

US authorizes Pfizer, Moderna Covid-19 vaccine boosters for all adults

New York, Nov 20 | The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized boosters of the Pfizer or BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines...

Philippines to allow entry of fully vaccinated foreign tourists

Manila, Nov 19 | The Philippines will soon allow the entry of fully-vaccinated foreign tourists from over 40 "green" or Covid-19 low-risk countries and...

Pak eases norm for 10 days advance intimation before Kartarpur visit

New Delhi, Nov 19 | Pakistan has decided to relax its mutually laid limit with India of 10 days advance intimation before the arrival...

Biden says he’s mulling US diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics in...

New Delhi, Nov 19 | US President Joe Biden has confirmed that he is mulling a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in...

‘US job market improving amid potential disruptions’

Washington, Nov 19 | The U.S. job market has been recovering despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, inflation woes and supply chain strains, but these...

S.Korean cafes, restaurants to be banned from using disposable items

Seoul, Nov 19 | Cafes and restaurants across South Korea will be banned from using disposable products starting next year to reduce plastic waste...

Japan to decide on easing curbs on events, eateries

Tokyo, Nov 19 | Japan will formally decide on Friday to remove an existing spectator cap on attendance at large-scale events and relax rules...

Pak Minister says major reason behind extremism is schools & colleges,...

New Delhi, Nov 19 | Pakistan Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that schools and colleges that are the major reason behind...

Bennett thanks Erdogan for Israeli couple’s release

Tel Aviv, Nov 19 | In a phone call, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the release of...

German Bundestag approves law amendment to contain Covid spread

Berlin, Nov 19 | Germany's Bundestag, the country's lower parliament, approved amendments to the infection protection act in order to contain the accelerating spread...

UK unveils upgraded mega rail project

London, Nov 19 | The UK government has announced an upgraded investment plan in the rail network and confirmed that the eastern leg of...

Intensified airstrikes target Houthis as Yemen conflict expands

Sanaa, Nov 19 | A series of intensified airstrikes targeted the Houthi militia in various areas of Yemen as the years-long conflict has continued...

Thailand unveils APEC 2022 logo

Bangkok, Nov 19 | Thai Deputy Prime Minister Don Pramudwinai has unveiled a new logo for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group in 2022,...

S.Korea to lift ban on Boeing 737 Max planes

Seoul, Nov 19 | South Korea has decided to lift the flight ban on Boeing 737 Max later this month, the Land Ministry said...

In-person school classes to fully resume in S.Korea

Seoul, Nov 19 | In-person school classes will fully resume next week across South Korea following the end of this year's national college entrance...

Ex-Trump aide subpoenaed over alleged interference in Covid response

Washington, Nov 19 | A US House panel probing former President Donald Trump's administration's response to the Covid-19 pandemic has issued a subpoena to...

S.Korean PM urges efficient hospital bed management amid Covid surge

Seoul, Nov 19 | South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum on Friday called for for efficient hospital bed management as the country continued to...

N.Korean leader calls for boosting self-reliance

Seoul, Nov 19 | North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for strengthening the country's self-reliance despite "immediate challenges", including economic difficulties, Pyongyang's state...

US, Japan reaffirm importance of trilateral cooperation with S.Korea

Washington, Nov 19 | Senior diplomats of the US and Japan have reaffirmed the importance of cooperation with South Korea, a day after Japanese...

Covid created more long-term unemployment in Japan

Tokyo, Nov 18 | The Covid-19 pandemic created more long-term unemployment in Japan, despite the country's overall jobless number seeing a decline from July...

Japan to spend record $488bn on economic stimulus package

Tokyo, Nov 18 | Japan plans to spend a record 55.7 trillion yen ($488 billion) on an economic stimulus package, which is designed to...

S.Korea, US, Japan agree on continued cooperation

Seoul, Nov 18 | South Korea, the US and Japan agreed during their latest vice foreign ministerial talks to keep working together for regional...

S.Africa likely to see lower Covid deaths in 4th wave

Johannesburg, Nov 18 | South Africa is likely to experience a fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic but the numbers of hospital admissions and...

‘All Argentines must be vaccinated by fall’

Buenos Aires, Nov 18 | Everyone in Argentina should be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before autumn arrives in the Southern Hemisphere, Health Minister Carla...

UK inflation rate soared to near-decade high in Oct

London. Nov 18 | The UK's Consumer Prices Index (CPI) soared by 4.2 per cent in the 12 months to October, hitting the highest...

Brownstein to lobby for Pakistan

New Delhi, Nov 18 | The Pakistani government has brought on a team of lobbyists from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, including former Senator Mark...

Abbas discusses Israeli-Palestinian conflict with US envoy to UN

Ramallah, Nov 18 | Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield.During their meeting at his...

Business

Kolkata port continues to bear loss as Bangladeshi ship blocks berth...

Kolkata, June 25 | It's been over three months now since a Bangladeshi container ship capsized inside the Netaji Subhas Docks (NSD) in...