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Ilhan Omar on 'personal' Pakistan visit: US after India's condemnation
Ilhan Omar on 'personal' Pakistan visit: US after India's condemnation

The United States on Friday clarified that American lawmaker Ilhan Omar was on an "unofficial, personal" Pakistan visit, which doesn't represent the US administration in any way.

UK ready to offer more visas to Indians for FTA

21 Apr 2022

Boris Johnson
UK ready to offer more visas to Indians for FTA

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in Ahmedabad on Thursday morning to begin his two-day India visit.

Sarmat: Russia tests new nuclear-capable missile, Vladimir Putin warns enemies

21 Apr 2022

Russia
Sarmat: Russia tests new nuclear-capable missile, Vladimir Putin warns enemies

Russia successfully test-fired its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), called the Sarmat, on Wednesday.

Russia-Ukraine war: 'Battle for Donbas' has begun, says President Zelenskyy

19 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Russia-Ukraine war: 'Battle for Donbas' has begun, says President Zelenskyy

Russia is said to have launched a new major offensive in eastern Ukraine, which the latter described as the "second phase of the war."

Sitharaman assures Sri Lanka of all possible assistance from India

19 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka
Sitharaman assures Sri Lanka of all possible assistance from India

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday "assured all possible cooperation" to her Sri Lankan counterpart Ali Sabry on the sidelines of IMF-WB Spring Meetings in the US.

Afghanistan: Three bomb blasts at Kabul boys' school; 6 killed

19 Apr 2022

Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Three bomb blasts at Kabul boys' school; 6 killed

Three bomb blasts at a boys' school in Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul, on Tuesday killed six people, including students, and injured many.

Peaceful Sweden witnesses riots sparked by Quran burnings, dozens arrested

19 Apr 2022

Sweden
Peaceful Sweden witnesses riots sparked by Quran burnings, dozens arrested

Sweden is witnessing violent clashes across many cities between police and protesters opposing a far-right party's plans to burn copies of the sacred Islamic book—the Quran.

China: COVID-19 cases surging in Shanghai unabated despite strict lockdown

16 Apr 2022

Shanghai
China: COVID-19 cases surging in Shanghai unabated despite strict lockdown

Is Shanghai emerging as China's new COVID-19 epicenter two years after the Wuhan outbreak?

Kids in US, Europe diagnosed with mysterious liver disease
Kids in US, Europe diagnosed with mysterious liver disease

Health officials in the United States and several European nations are looking into mysterious cases of serious liver disease in children for which there seems to be no known cause.

Russia-Ukraine war: 'Missile strikes on Kyiv will increase,' says Russia

15 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Russia-Ukraine war: 'Missile strikes on Kyiv will increase,' says Russia

After slamming Ukraine for allegedly targeting its border towns, Russia's Defence Ministry on Friday warned it would increase missile attacks on Kyiv in response to strikes on Russian soil.

Russia-Ukraine war: Russian warship Moskva sinks, Ukraine claims missile strike

15 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Russia-Ukraine war: Russian warship Moskva sinks, Ukraine claims missile strike

Russia's Black Sea Fleet flagship, Moskva, sank on Thursday following a blast that Ukraine claimed was caused by its successful missile strike.

New York shooting: Manhunt on for 62-year-old 'person of interest'
New York shooting: Manhunt on for 62-year-old 'person of interest'

The New York City Police launched a manhunt for a 62-year-old man, Frank R James, in connection with the Brooklyn subway shooting that left over 20 people injured.

New York shooting: Several shot in Brooklyn; undetonated devices found

12 Apr 2022

New York City
New York shooting: Several shot in Brooklyn; undetonated devices found

An unidentified shooter targeted multiple people at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, New York City, in the United States on Tuesday.

Amid economic crisis, Sri Lanka defaults on $51 billion debt

12 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka
Amid economic crisis, Sri Lanka defaults on $51 billion debt

Sri Lanka on Tuesday announced that it was defaulting on its $51 billion external debt in anticipation of a bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

US monitoring rise in India's 'human rights abuses': Antony Blinken
US monitoring rise in India's 'human rights abuses': Antony Blinken

In an unusually direct criticism of India, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States was monitoring "a rise in human rights abuses" in India by some officials on Monday.

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif raises Kashmir issue; Modi addresses terrorism

12 Apr 2022

Shehbaz Sharif
Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif raises Kashmir issue; Modi addresses terrorism

The newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif told the parliament on Monday that "durable peace" with India is not possible until "the Kashmir dispute is resolved."

Shanghai residents are 'asking for death' amid lockdown: Here's why

11 Apr 2022

Shanghai
Shanghai residents are 'asking for death' amid lockdown: Here's why

Residents of Shanghai, China, were heard screaming in despair—in a viral video on social media—amid the city's strictest-ever lockdown following a massive COVID-19 outbreak.

Pakistan: National Assembly elects Shehbaz Sharif as new prime minister

11 Apr 2022

Pakistan
Pakistan: National Assembly elects Shehbaz Sharif as new prime minister

Shehbaz Sharif was elected unopposed as Pakistan's new prime minister on Monday in a crucial National Assembly session.

Who's Shehbaz Sharif? Key facts about his life, political career

10 Apr 2022

Shehbaz Sharif
Who's Shehbaz Sharif? Key facts about his life, political career

Shehbaz Sharif has been officially nominated as the joint prime ministerial candidate of the Opposition parties in Pakistan ahead of Monday's election to elect a new premier.

Eastern Ukraine braces for 'hard battle,' citizens urged to 'flee'

10 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Eastern Ukraine braces for 'hard battle,' citizens urged to 'flee'

The Russia-Ukraine war entered its 46th day on Sunday with the war-torn country bracing for a "hard battle" with the Russian military troops mobilizing in the country's east.

Pakistan: Opposition officially nominates Shehbaz Sharif as joint PM candidate

10 Apr 2022

Pakistan
Pakistan: Opposition officially nominates Shehbaz Sharif as joint PM candidate

The Opposition parties in Pakistan on Sunday officially nominated the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) President, Shehbaz Sharif, as their joint candidate ahead of the prime ministerial election on Monday, reported the country's ARY News.

Pakistan Prime Minister ousted: Important highlights; what to expect next?

10 Apr 2022

Pakistan
Pakistan Prime Minister ousted: Important highlights; what to expect next?

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was removed from power on Sunday after losing the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly, despite the fact that he was still a long way from completing his five-year tenure.

Shehbaz Sharif to be named Pakistan's next PM on Monday

10 Apr 2022

Pakistan
Shehbaz Sharif to be named Pakistan's next PM on Monday

The Imran Khan-led government in Pakistan was ousted from power after losing a much-delayed no-confidence vote early on Sunday.

Toronto: Indian student shot dead, family alleges no government assistance

09 Apr 2022

Toronto
Toronto: Indian student shot dead, family alleges no government assistance

The family of 21-year-old Kartik Vasudev—who was shot dead in Canada's Toronto on Thursday—claimed no assistance had been provided so far by the Canadian and Indian governments even after 48 hours of the incident while demanding justice for their dead son.

UK: Rishi Sunak's PM prospects fade amid wife's tax controversy

09 Apr 2022

Rishi Sunak
UK: Rishi Sunak's PM prospects fade amid wife's tax controversy

Until recently, Rishi Sunak, the UK's Indian-origin finance minister, was widely regarded as a top contender to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Pakistan: National Assembly session begins; no-confidence vote fourth on agenda

09 Apr 2022

Pakistan
Pakistan: National Assembly session begins; no-confidence vote fourth on agenda

The National Assembly of Pakistan convened on Saturday for a crucial session during which Prime Minister Imran Khan's government will face a no-confidence vote.

Ukraine-Russia war: Moscow accused of over 5,000 crimes of aggression

09 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Ukraine-Russia war: Moscow accused of over 5,000 crimes of aggression

In the six weeks since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, Moscow has been accused of 5,149 crimes of aggression and war crimes, Ukraine's foreign ministry said on Friday.

Pakistan: PM Imran Khan to face no-confidence vote today

09 Apr 2022

Pakistan
Pakistan: PM Imran Khan to face no-confidence vote today

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will face a no-confidence vote against his government on Saturday, where he reportedly has very little chance of surviving.

Ukraine war: Russia admits significant troop losses, laments 'huge tragedy'

08 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Ukraine war: Russia admits significant troop losses, laments 'huge tragedy'

Russia has provided its most "somber" evaluation of its invasion of Ukraine while describing the "tragedy" of rising troop deaths and the financial blow from sanctions against it.

Pakistan: Imran Khan loses SC battle; no-trust vote on Saturday

08 Apr 2022

Pakistan
Pakistan: Imran Khan loses SC battle; no-trust vote on Saturday

The no-confidence vote against Pakistani PM Imran Khan will now take place on Saturday after the country's Supreme Court on Thursday termed its dismissal by the Deputy Speaker "unconstitutional" and reconstituted the National Assembly.

Russia blocking humanitarian aid to Mariupol to hide killings: Zelenskyy

07 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Russia blocking humanitarian aid to Mariupol to hide killings: Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday accused Russia of blocking humanitarian access to the besieged port city of Mariupol, saying Moscow wants to hide evidence of "thousands" of people killed there.

India condemns Bucha killings at UNSC, seeks impartial probe
India condemns Bucha killings at UNSC, seeks impartial probe

India strongly denounced the civilian killings in the Ukrainian town of Bucha at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday.

Zelenskyy at UNSC: Act against Russia or close down UN

06 Apr 2022

Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Zelenskyy at UNSC: Act against Russia or close down UN

Addressing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that it needs to 'act immediately' and throw out Russia from the Council.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: President Rajapaksa revokes state of emergency

06 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka economic crisis: President Rajapaksa revokes state of emergency

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday night revoked the state of emergency in the nation with immediate effect.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Ruling coalition loses majority in Parliament

05 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka economic crisis: Ruling coalition loses majority in Parliament

Sri Lanka's ruling coalition lost its parliamentary majority on Tuesday, amid growing unrest over the ongoing economic crisis, Reuters reported.

COVID-19: At 16,412, China reports highest single-day cases so far

05 Apr 2022

China
COVID-19: At 16,412, China reports highest single-day cases so far

China registered a total of 16,412 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic began.

Russia-Ukraine war: Ukrainian President Zelenskyy to address UNSC today

05 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Russia-Ukraine war: Ukrainian President Zelenskyy to address UNSC today

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Cabinet ministers resign as protests mount

04 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka economic crisis: Cabinet ministers resign as protests mount

At a late-night meeting on Sunday, the entire cabinet of Sri Lanka resigned amid mounting public anger and growing anti-government protests over the severe economic crisis.

Russia-Ukraine war: Several killed in Russian shelling in Kharkiv

04 Apr 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis
Russia-Ukraine war: Several killed in Russian shelling in Kharkiv

At least seven people were killed and 34 wounded, including three children, in Russian shelling in Ukraine's Kharkiv, the city's prosecutor's office informed.

Sacramento mass shooting: 6 killed, 9 injured in California's capital

03 Apr 2022

Mass Shooting
Sacramento mass shooting: 6 killed, 9 injured in California's capital

At least six people were shot dead and nine others injured in a mass shooting incident in Sacramento, the capital of the US state of California, on Sunday.

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