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  • Taliban delegation in Geneva calls for international talks

    Taliban delegation in Geneva calls for international talks

    Kabul: A Taliban delegation currently on a five-day visit to Geneva has called for talks with the international community over the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, according to media reports. “We call on…

  • 4,500 health workers died battling Covid-19 in Brazil

    Global Covid caseload reaches 408.1 million

    Washington: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 408.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.80 million and vaccinations to over 10.16 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. In its latest…

  • Taliban detain UNHCR staff, 2 foreign journalists in Kabul

    Taliban detain UNHCR staff, 2 foreign journalists in Kabul

    Kabul: The Taliban have detained two foreign journalists on assignment with the UN refugee agency and a number of its Afghan staff working in the country’s capital, UNHCR said Friday. The development…

  • Chinese banks fail to comply with FATF regulations

    Beijing: Notwithstanding dominance of Chinese banks in the global banking listing, they are failing to comply with the regulations of host countries as well as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), especially…

  • Australia to change Covid vax terms

    Canberra: Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine advisory body has recommended to change the term of “fully vaccinated” to “up to date” or “overdue”. The government recently received advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group…

  • Global Covid caseload reaches 503.5 million

    Hong Kong reports 1,325 new COVID-19 cases

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong registered 1,325 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, according to data from the Center for Health Protection on Friday. The newly reported cases consist of…

  • New Zealand investigating employers for exploitation of migrants, including Indians

    New Zealand to increase wages for lowest paid workers

    Wellington: The New Zealand government will raise the minimum wage for the lowest paid workers by increasing it to NZ$21.2 ($14) per hour from April 1, a move expected to benefit approximately…

  • Centre may redraw bank recapitalisation plan in wake of new challenges

    Australia central bank holds interest rates to target unemployment

    Canberra: The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor, Philip Lowe said on Friday that the bank would refrain from increasing interest rates in order to maintain the nation’s record low unemployment rate.…

  • Iranians celebrate 43rd anniversary of Islamic Revolution

    Tehran: Thousands of cars and motorbikes paraded in celebration of the 43rd anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution on Friday, although fewer pedestrians were out for a second straight year due to…

  • First-ever official trip made by Prince William to UAE

    Prince William makes first-ever official visit to UAE

    Abu Dhabi: Britain’s Prince William on Thursday made his first-ever official trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to build on the ‘deep and strong’ bonds between the UK and the UAE.…

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization

    WHO chief, Taliban discuss Afghan health crisis

    Kabul: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that he met Taliban Health Minister Qalander Ebad for talks on the “dire” health and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Ghebreyesus…

  • 4,500 health workers died battling Covid-19 in Brazil

    Global Covid caseload reaches 405.6 million

    Washington: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 405.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.78 million and vaccinations to over 10.14 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. In its latest…

  • Russia

    Ukraine-Russia crisis: What to know about the fears of war

    The Hague: In a grim backdrop to intense diplomacy aimed at preventing war between Russia and Ukraine, thousands of troops sent by Moscow to Belarus engaged in military drills. Convoys of Russian…

  • Americans were never clear on what they were trying to achieve in Afghanistan: Imran Khan

    Americans were never clear on what they were trying to achieve in Afghanistan: Imran Khan

    New Delhi: Criticising the US over its 20-year war in Afghanistan, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Washington had no clear aims in the war-torn country, The News reported. In…

  • US inflation jumped 7.5% in the past year, a 40-year high

    US inflation jumped 7.5% in the past year, a 40-year high

    Washington: Inflation soared over the past year at its highest rate in four decades, hammering America’s consumers, wiping out pay raises and reinforcing the Federal Reserve’s decision to begin raising borrowing rates…

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