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Ukraine reports new wave of Russian strikes across country

Kyiv, Dec. 5 (PTI/AP): Russia on Monday unleashed what Ukraine called a “massive missile attack” across the country, striking homes and buildings, killing civilians and disrupting electrical power that caused blackouts and cut water suppl...

05 Dec 2022

ASEAN launches plan to promote women’s security in Southeast Asia

Phnom Penh, Dec. 5 (IANS): The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched a regional plan of action on women’s peace and security on Monday in partnership with UN Women. The ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Securit...

05 Dec 2022

Nepali Congress emerges as largest party

Kathmandu, Dec. 5 (IANS): The ruling Nepali Congress led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has emerged as the largest party after winning 57 seats of the 165 in the House of Representatives, as per the latest vote count update on Monday. The updat...

05 Dec 2022

ISIS-K claims attack at Pakistan embassy in Kabul

Islamabad, Dec. 4 (PTI): The Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack on Pakistan’s embassy in the Afghan capital in which the Charge d’Affaires escaped unharmed but a guard was critically injured. In a brief statement...

04 Dec 2022

Indonesia’s Mt. Semeru unleashes lava river in new eruption

Jakarta, Dec. 4 (AP/PTI): Indonesia’s highest volcano on its most densely populated island released searing gas clouds and rivers of lava on Sunday in its latest eruption. Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 3,676-metre (1...

04 Dec 2022

Israeli aircraft hit Gaza after rocket fire

Gaza City, Dec. 4 (PTI/AP): Israeli aircraft struck several military sites in the Gaza Strip early on Sunday, hours after Palestinian militants fired a missile into southern Israel in a move apparently linked to rising tension in the occupied West Ba...

04 Dec 2022

COVID emergency phase closer to end but Omicron transmission remains — WHO

Geneva, Dec. 3 (IANS): The World Health Organization (WHO) said that although the world is “much closer” to end the emergency phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, it warned that Omicron was still circulating rampantly and continues to cause si...

03 Dec 2022

G-7 joins EU on USD 60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

Washington, Dec. 3 (PTI/AP): The Group of Seven nations and Australia joined the European Union on Friday in adopting a USD 60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, a key step as Western sanctions aim to reorder the global oil market to prevent price ...

03 Dec 2022

US designates Pakistan, China, Myanmar and 9 others as ‘countries of particular concern’ for religious freedom violation

Washington, Dec. 3 (PTI): The United States has designated 12 countries, including China, Pakistan and Myanmar, as “countries of particular concern” for the current status of religious freedom in these nations. Announcing this on Friday, ...

03 Dec 2022

India never favours war, violence — Rajnath

Bengaluru, Dec. 3 (PTI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India neither troubles others nor does it spare those who trouble the country. India never favoured war and violence but it cannot remain neutral to injustice and oppression, Si...

03 Dec 2022

Russia rejects pullout from Ukraine as condition for talks

Kyiv, Dec. 2 (PTI/AP): Russia said on Friday that Western demands it should pull out completely from Ukraine as part of any future talks to end the war effectively rule out any such negotiations, as Russian strikes continued and a Ukrainian official ...

02 Dec 2022

UK opposition wins special election in blow to Sunak’s party

London Dec. 2 (AP/PTI): Britain’s opposition Labour Party has handily won a special election for a northwest England seat in Parliament, the first test of voter sentiment since Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak took office in October. Labour ...

02 Dec 2022

US designates 4 leaders of AQIS, TTP as global terrorists

Washington, Dec. 2 (PTI): The US has designated four leaders of al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban groups as global terrorists, Secretary of State Tony Blinken has said as he emphasised that the Biden administration will ensure that terrorists do not...

02 Dec 2022

Pentagon debuts its new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider

Washington, Dec. 2 (PTI/AP): America’s newest nuclear stealth bomber is making its public debut after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon’s answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China. The B-21 Raider i...

02 Dec 2022

India and Israel ‘natural allies’ who also share deep resonance of arts and culture — President Herzog

Jerusalem, Dec. 2 (PTI): India and Israel are “natural allies” who are united by a fundamental commitment to the democratic ideals upon which they were founded, Israeli President Isaac Herzog has said, as he made a rare appearance at an e...

02 Dec 2022

Russian FM: US, NATO directly involved in Ukraine conflict

Moscow, Dec. 1 (PTI/AP): Russia’s foreign minister on Thursday accused the West of becoming directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine by supplying it with weapons and training its soldiers. Sergey Lavrov also said that Russia’s strikes...

01 Dec 2022

Spain finds more letter bombs after Ukraine embassy blast

Madrid, Dec. 1 (PTI/AP): Explosive devices concealed in postal packages were discovered at Spain’s Defence Ministry, a satellite centre at an air base and an arms factory that makes grenades sent to Ukraine, Spanish authorities said on Thursday...

01 Dec 2022

Nepali Congress wins 55 seats, starts consultation with other parties to form govt.

Kathmandu, Dec. 1 (PTI): The Nepali Congress, which has emerged as the single largest party in the parliamentary elections, has intensified consultations with other political parties in its bid to form the next government, a senior ruling party leade...

01 Dec 2022

Biden hosts Macron amid friction over US climate law

Washington, Dec. 1 (PTI/AP): Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron are celebrating the longstanding US-French relationship but these are friends with differences. The French president is using his visit to Washington to sharply criticize aspects o...

01 Dec 2022

Suicide blast targeting police truck kills 4, injures over 20 in Pakistan

Islamabad/Karachi, Nov. 30 (PTI): A suicide bomber from the banned Pakistani Taliban blew himself up near a patrolling police truck carrying security personnel to protect polio workers in the restive Balochistan province on Wednesday, killing at leas...

30 Nov 2022

NATO seeks to ease war impact on Bosnia, Georgia, Moldova

Bucharest, Nov. 30 (PTI/AP): NATO turned its attention on Wednesday to three countries shaken by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Bosnia, Georgia and Moldova as the military alliance struggles to extend its security umbrella across Europe. At talks...

30 Nov 2022

EU seeks specialised court to investigate Russia war crimes

Brussels, Nov. 30 (PTI/AP): The European Union proposed on Wednesday to set up a U.N.-backed specialised court to investigate possible war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine, and to use frozen Russian assets to rebuild the war-torn country. Europe...

30 Nov 2022

Former President Jiang Zemin, who guided China’s rise, dies

Beijing, Nov. 30 (PTI/AP): Forme President Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died on Wednesd...

30 Nov 2022

General Asim Munir takes charge as Pakistan’s new Army chief

Islamabad, Nov. 29 (PTI): General Asim Munir, Pakistan’s former spymaster, on Tuesday assumed charge as the country’s new Army chief, replacing General Qamar Javed Bajwa who retired after two consecutive three-year terms. Munir assumed ch...

29 Nov 2022

UK delivering on new FTA with India, says Rishi Sunak

London, Nov. 29 (PTI): British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reiterated the UK’s commitment to a free trade agreement (FTA) with India as part of the country’s wider focus on enhancing ties with the strategic Indo-Pacific region and stan...

29 Nov 2022