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DR Congo: Goma ‘Spared’ As Lava from Volcano Halts Outside City

DR Congo: Goma ‘Spared’ As Lava from Volcano Halts Outside City

May 24,2021

A river of boiling lava from the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo has come to a halt outside Goma, sparing the city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the military ...

Pfizer, Astrazeneca COVID Jabs ‘HighlyEffective’ Against India Variant, Study Shows

Pfizer, Astrazeneca COVID Jabs ‘HighlyEffective’ Against India Variant, Study Shows

May 24,2021

The COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca/Oxford University are "highly effective" against the Indian variant, a new study has found...

Analysis: Gaza Conflict Forces Reordering of Biden’s Policy Priorities

Analysis: Gaza Conflict Forces Reordering of Biden’s Policy Priorities

May 23,2021

U.S. President Joe Biden took office in January determined to focus his time and energy on the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn at home and big challenges such as China ...

Air India Says Hackers Stole Personal Data of 4.5mn Passengers, Including Passport & Credit Card Info

Air India Says Hackers Stole Personal Data of 4.5mn Passengers, Including Passport & Credit Card Info

May 23,2021

Air India has said the personal data of millions of passengers was compromised as the result of a cyberattack. The stolen information included credit card and passport details...

Israel-Hamas Truce Takes Hold after 11 Days of Fighting

Israel-Hamas Truce Takes Hold after 11 Days of Fighting

May 22,2021

A truce between Israel and Hamas took hold on Friday after the worst violence in years, with U.S. President Joe Biden pledging to salvage the devastated Gaza Strip and the United ...

Iran Denounces Canada Ruling Plane Downed an ‘Act of Terrorism’

Iran Denounces Canada Ruling Plane Downed an ‘Act of Terrorism’

May 22,2021

Tehran- Iran’s foreign ministry has condemned as “shameful” a Canadian court ruling that said a Ukraine airliner was shot down intentionally ...

1,621 Gov’t Staff on Poll Duty Die of Covid in India State: Union

1,621 Gov’t Staff on Poll Duty Die of Covid in India State: Union

May 22,2021

Aniket Kumar lost both his parents – who worked as principals in government-run schools – to COVID-19 within 10 days.
In early April, his father Lallan ...

Why India’s Hindu Nationalists are Backing Israel on Gaza Bombing

Why India’s Hindu Nationalists are Backing Israel on Gaza Bombing

May 19,2021

Israel has faced global condemnation for its actions in occupied East Jerusalem and continued bombing of the Gaza Strip, but it has found support in India where ...

Wife of Belgian Envoy Who Slapped Seoul Shop Worker Claims Diplomatic Immunity to Avoid Charges

Wife of Belgian Envoy Who Slapped Seoul Shop  Worker Claims Diplomatic Immunity to Avoid Charges

May 19,2021

The wife of Belgium’s envoy to South Korea has claimed diplomatic privileges, making her immune to prosecution after slapping a Seoul shop worker...

EU Drugs Regulator Says Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Can Be Stored in Fridge for up to a Month

EU Drugs Regulator Says Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Can Be Stored in Fridge  for up to a Month

May 19,2021

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said the Covid-19 vaccine developed by US drug maker Pfizer and German firm BioNTech can be stored in the fridge for up ...

Gaza Coronavirus Testing & Vaccinations Disrupted after Main Lab Damaged in Israeli Strikes, Health Officials Say

Gaza Coronavirus Testing & Vaccinations Disrupted after Main Lab Damaged in Israeli  Strikes, Health Officials Say

May 19,2021

Gaza’s primary Covid-19 testing and vaccination site was taken offline after it was struck in ...

Israel-Palestine: US Blocks UN Statement for Third Time in a Week

Israel-Palestine: US Blocks UN Statement for Third Time in a Week

May 18,2021

A third United Nations Security Council emergency meeting in a week – amid the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza – has again ended with no concrete outcome after the United ...

Central Vista: India’s Modi Blasted for $2.8bn Project Amid COVID

Central Vista: India’s Modi Blasted for $2.8bn Project Amid COVID

May 18,2021

New Delhi- Almost the entire Indian capital, ravaged by a ferocious second wave of the coronavirus and forced to go under a lockdown, has come to a standstill – except for ...

Dogged by Mideast Crisis, US Envoy Blinken Visits Denmark

Dogged by Mideast Crisis, US Envoy Blinken Visits Denmark

May 18,2021

COPENHAGEN- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Denmark on Monday for talks on climate change, Arctic policy and Russia as calls grew for the Biden administration to take ...

G7 Urged to Donate Excess COVID Vaccines to Global Sharing Scheme

G7 Urged to Donate Excess COVID Vaccines to Global Sharing Scheme

May 18,2021

The head of UNICEF,  the United Nations children’s agency, has asked G7 countries to donate excess supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to the global COVAX sharing scheme ...

UN Chief ‘Deeply Disturbed’ by CivilianCasualties & IDF Bombing of Gaza MediaBuilding, Dubbed ‘TERROR TOWER’ by Netanyahu

UN Chief ‘Deeply Disturbed’ by CivilianCasualties & IDF Bombing of Gaza MediaBuilding, Dubbed ‘TERROR TOWER’ by Netanyahu

May 17,2021

UN head Antonio Guterres expressed dismay over growing civilian casualties in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and criticized the destruction of media offices in Gaza...

Israel Destroys Home of Most Senior Hamas Leader in Gaza

Israel Destroys Home of Most Senior Hamas Leader in Gaza

May 17,2021

The Israeli military said it destroyed the home of Hamas’s top leader in Gaza amid its ongoing bombardment of the Palestinian enclave...

Chileans Vote for 155-Member Assembly to Draft New Constitution

 Chileans Vote for 155-Member Assembly to Draft New Constitution

May 17,2021

Chileans are voting on Sunday in a second day of polls to elect 155 delegates to the Constituent Assembly, which will rewrite the country’s dictatorship-era constitution in a bid ...

Panic Buying in Taiwan as New COVID-19 Rules Kick Off

Panic Buying in Taiwan as New  COVID-19 Rules Kick Off

May 17,2021

Authorities in Taiwan have appealed to people to avoid panic buying of items such as instant noodles and toilet paper as new curbs on gatherings and movement took effect to rein in the spread of COVID-19...

Conservative Ebrahim Raisi Tops Iran’s Presidential Candidates

Conservative Ebrahim Raisi Tops Iran’s Presidential Candidates

May 16,2021

Tehran- Top candidates to become Iran’s next president signed up on the last day of registration on Saturday and the overwhelming majority were conservatives, drawing ...

Israeli Hit on Gaza Refugee Camp Kills 10, Including 8 Children

Israeli Hit on Gaza Refugee Camp Kills 10, Including 8 Children

May 16,2021

Gaza City – At least 10 member of a Palestinian family – two women and eight children – have been killed by an Israeli air raid on their home in the Shati refugee camp in the Gaza ...

China’s Tianwen-1 Spacecraft Completes Historic Mars Landing

China’s Tianwen-1 Spacecraft Completes Historic Mars Landing

May 16,2021

An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, making China the second space-faring nation after the United ...

Hong Kong Freezes Shares of Media Tycoon Lai Under Security Law

Hong Kong Freezes Shares of Media Tycoon Lai Under Security Law

May 16,2021

Hong Kong authorities have frozen assets belonging to jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai, including all shares in his company, Next Digital – the first time a listed firm ...

Pakistan Welcomes 3rd-Party Facilitation by Saudi Arabia on Talks with India: FM

Pakistan Welcomes 3rd-Party Facilitation by Saudi Arabia on Talks with India: FM

May 12,2021

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan would welcome the third-party facilitation by Saudi Arabia or any other country for resumption of talks with India, said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood ...

Qatar’s Emir Visits Saudi Arabia, Holds Talks with Crown Prince

Qatar’s Emir Visits Saudi Arabia, Holds Talks with Crown Prince

May 12,2021

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has visited Saudi Arabia for the first time since the signing of a declaration with the kingdom and other Gulf states to ease a years-long ...

Several Children Killed in Russia School Shooting

Several Children Killed in Russia School Shooting

May 12,2021

At least seven children and a teacher were killed in a shooting at a Russian school in the southwestern city of Kazan, local officials said...

ISIL Committed Genocide Against Yazidis: UN Investigation

ISIL Committed Genocide Against Yazidis: UN Investigation

May 12,2021

A United Nations team investigating atrocities in Iraq found “clear and compelling evidence” that ISIL (ISIS) “committed” genocide against ...

Military and Political Leaders Mark 76 Years Since Victory in Europe Day

Military and Political Leaders Mark 76 Years  Since Victory in Europe Day

May 10,2021

French President Emmanuel Macron has laid a wreath in front of the statue of General de Gaulle on the Place Clemenceau in Paris in a ceremony commemorating the 76th anniversary ...

Scores of Palestinians in East Jerusalem Wounded on Holy Night

Scores of Palestinians in East Jerusalem Wounded on Holy Night

May 10,2021

Another night of violence left at least 90 Palestinians wounded after Israeli police cracked down on protesters outside occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, as concerns ...

Plunging Back to Earth: Chinese Rocket Makes Re-Entry

Plunging Back to Earth: Chinese Rocket Makes Re-Entry

May 10,2021

Remnants of China’s largest rocket launched last month plunged back through the atmosphere on Sunday, landing west of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and ending days of speculation ...

Sadiq Khan Elected London Mayor for a Second Term

Sadiq Khan Elected London Mayor  for a Second Term

May 10,2021

Sadiq Khan has been re-elected mayor of London, in a tighter-than-expected race, providing a boost to the opposition Labour party after a series of disappointing results in ...

India’s Modi Slammed for COVID Handling Amid Spiralling Crisis

India’s Modi Slammed for COVID  Handling Amid Spiralling Crisis

May 06,2021

India’s hospitals were packed with coronavirus patients, relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen, and nearly full crematoriums worked feverishly ...

Hamas Commander Warns Israel over Occupied East Jerusalem Attacks

Hamas Commander Warns Israel over  Occupied East Jerusalem Attacks

May 06,2021

The armed wing of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has issued a warning to Israel over its attacks against Palestinian residents in occupied East Jerusalem ...

India COVID Crisis: ‘Lack of Oxygen Killed Him, Not The Virus’

India COVID Crisis: ‘Lack of Oxygen  Killed Him, Not The Virus’

May 04,2021

New Delhi- On Saturday afternoon, 12 coronavirus patients died at New Delhi’s Batra Hospital after it ran out of medical oxygen. Among the dead was Dr RK Himthani ...

Iran Foreign Ministry Denies US Hostage Swap Imminent

Iran Foreign Ministry Denies US  Hostage Swap Imminent

May 04,2021

Tehran- Iran’s foreign ministry says a state television report on prisoner swaps with the United States cannot be confirmed as a political rift widens ahead of presidential ...