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India reports 40,134 new COVID cases, daily positivity rate below 5     pc for 56 consecutive days access_time2021-08-02

India reported 40,134 new cases of COVID-19 and 422 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry. The total number of cases currently stands at 3,16,95,958. The death toll has climbed to 4,24,773. The number of active cases of COVID...

Myanmar junta chief says new elections in two years access_time2021-08-02

MYANMAR, Aug 2: Myanmar's junta chief said Sunday that elections would be held and a state of emergency lifted by August 2023, extending the military's initial timeline given when it deposed Aung San Suu Kyi six months ago.  The country...

Afghan airstrikes kill 21 militants in northern Jawzjan province access_time2021-07-31

(Xinhua)A total of 21 militants were confirmed dead as fighting planes struck Taliban positions in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province on Friday, army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad Hanif Rezai said Saturday. The sorties targeted ...

Myanmar junta officially nullifies November elections access_time2021-07-28

MYANMAR, July 28: Myanmar's junta-appointed election commission has officially nullified November elections in which the military-affiliated party fared dismally and Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) secured a resounding wi...

Australia and New Zealand on Thursday pulled out of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England access_time2021-07-22

  SYDNEY, July 22: Australia and New Zealand on Thursday pulled out of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, citing "player welfare and safety" during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a joint statement, the world's top two ranke...

Typhoons bring heavy rains, gales to east and south China access_time2021-07-22

BEIJING, July 22: Typhoon In-Fa, the sixth typhoon this year, is expected to develop into a super typhoon, which will bring heavy rains and gales to Shanghai in the following days, local meteorological authorities said Thursday.     In-Fa...

In a first, Saudi female officers allowed to guard Islam's holiest sites access_time2021-07-22

SAUDI, July 22: In a significant stride towards women empowerment, dozens of female soldiers have become a part of the security services that monitor pilgrims in Mecca and Medina, the birthplaces of Islam. For the first time, Saudi female soldiers...

S. Korea's daily COVID-19 cases break records for 2 days access_time2021-07-22

SEOUL, July 22 : South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases broke records for two straight days amid the cluster infections in the Seoul metropolitan area, the health authorities said Thursday.     The country reported 1,842 more cases of the...

24 killed, 31 remain missing after storm strikes fishing ships in central Indonesia access_time2021-07-22

INDONESIA, July 22: Jakarta [Indonesia], July 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Rescuers have found 24 bodies and kept searching for 31 other missing persons after 18 ships were hit by a storm in waters off West Kalimantan province in central Indonesia days ago, the ...

Rocket attack on Afghan capital as president performs Eid prayers access_time2021-07-20

KABUL, July 20:  At least three rockets landed near the Afghan presidential palace on Tuesday as Ashraf Ghani and a group of other leaders marked the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha with prayers in the garden. Although there was no...

Saudi Arabia to allow vaccinated citizens to travel abroad access_time2021-07-20

RIYADH, July 20: Saudi Arabia will allow citizens who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine to travel abroad from August 9, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The Saudi Interior Ministry's decision comes as part of precautionary measures aga...

19 killed, 54 wounded in bomb explosion in Iraqi capital access_time2021-07-20

BAGHDAD, July 20: Up to 19 civilians were killed and some 54 wounded in a bomb explosion in a marketplace in eastern Baghdad on Monday, a source with the Iraqi interior ministry said. A bomb detonated in the al-Huwailat market in Sadr City, a subu...

Biden, Jordan king discuss ties, regional issues access_time2021-07-20

WASHINGTON, July 20: U.S. President Joe Biden discussed bilateral cooperation and regional issues with visiting King Abdullah II of Jordan on Monday. Before their bilateral meeting, Biden expressed gratitude to King Abdullah II for his "endur...

Deadly blast in Iraqi capital kills at least 28, wounds 66 access_time2021-07-20

BAGHDAD, July 20: At least 28 people were killed and 66 others wounded in a bomb explosion at a crowded market in eastern Baghdad on Monday, according to the Iraqi Interior Ministry. The huge explosion ripped through the popular market in Sadr Cit...

Several diplomats in Delhi including  those from Nepal on Pegasus list access_time2021-07-20

NEW DELHI, July 20: While reports of Indian politicians and journalists being targets of surveillance operations carried out with the help of Pegasus spyware took centre-stage on Monday, French newspaper Le Monde reported that several Delhi-based diplo...

International community calls for 'urgent end' to Taliban offensive access_time2021-07-19

KABUL, July 19: More than a dozen diplomatic missions in Afghanistan called Monday for "an urgent end" to the Taliban's ruthless military offensive, saying it was at odds with claims they want a negotiated settlement to end the conflict...

27 killed, over 30 injured in bus-trailer collision in Pakistan's Punjab access_time2021-07-19

ISLAMABAD, July 19: At least 27 people were killed and over 30 others injured when a passenger bus collided with a trailer in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, local media reported Monday morning.         According to...

950 Talibs killed, 500 injured in operation by Afghan forces access_time2021-07-19

KABUL AFGhANISTAN, July 19: Over 950 Taliban terrorists have been killed and over 500 more have been wounded in operations by Afghan security forces over the last four days. Clashes between Afghan forces and Taliban are underway in over 20 provinc...

At least 18 killed in landslide, wall collapse in India monsoon rains access_time2021-07-18

MUMBAI, July 18: At least 18 people were killed after several homes were crushed by a collapsed wall and a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India's financial capital Mumbai, authorities said Sunday. A falling tree demolished a wal...

Taliban leader 'favours political settlement' to Afghan conflict: statement access_time2021-07-18

KABUL, July 18: The Taliban's supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada on Sunday said he "strenuously favours" a political settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan even as the hardline Islamist movement has launched a sweeping offensive ac...