China-Taiwan tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

China-Taiwan tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

BANGKOK: With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the US and its allies are becoming more assertive in their approach toward a rising China. China has bristled at the moves, and the […]

WHO reports global decline in new COVID-19 cases

WHO reports global decline in new COVID-19 cases

GENEVA: The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to fall last week, with 3.6 million new cases reported globally, down from 4 million new infections the previous week, the World Health Organization said. Last week’s drop marked the first substantial decline for more than two months, with falling COVID-19 cases in every world region. In […]

Telegram to act against groups selling fake Covid vaccination certificates

Telegram to act against groups selling fake Covid vaccination certificates

Mobile messaging platform Telegram on Friday vowed to take action against groups that are selling fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates. Israel-based cyber security firm Check Point Research has reported to have found that fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates and fake test results of 29 different countries, including India, are being sold on Telegram. “Telegram has zero tolerance […]

World has never been more threatened or divided, we must wake up: UN chief Antonio Guterres

World has never been more threatened or divided, we must wake up: UN chief Antonio Guterres

UNITED NATIONS: The world has never been more threatened or more divided, and is facing the “greatest cascade” of crises, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told global leaders on Tuesday, sounding an alarm over the COVID-19 pandemic, a climate crisis pummeling the planet and an upheaval in Afghanistan and other nations that is thwarting peace. Guterres, […]

Booster dose of J&J Covid-19 shot prompts strong response

Booster dose of J&J Covid-19 shot prompts strong response

Johnson & Johnson released data showing that a booster dose to its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a strong immune response months after people receive the first dose. J&J said in a statement Tuesday that it ran two early studies in people previously given its vaccine and found that a second dose produced an increased antibody […]

Pak forces kill TTP commander along Afghan border

Pak forces kill TTP commander along Afghan border

Islamabad: A commander of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant group, who was involved in attacks on security forces, extortion and kidnapping for ransom, has been killed in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the Pakistan Army said on Monday. Commander Safiullah was killed during an intelligence-based operation in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, it […]

Covid -19: Extremely challenging times for healthcare workers

Covid -19: Extremely challenging times for healthcare workers

Excessive workload with erratic timings accentuated by the extended duration of inconvenient personal protection equipment usage, periods of quarantine, long durations of separation from family, risk of infecting families and stigma from community were among the most common issues reported by healthcare workers involved in the COVID-19 management, according to an ICMR study. The study […]

New AI tool can help treat COVID-19 patients globally: Study

New AI tool can help treat COVID-19 patients globally: Study

A team of international researchers has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can predict how much extra oxygen a COVID-19 patient might need during hospital care. To check the accuracy of the AI tool, it was tested out in a number of hospitals across five continents. The results showed it predicted the oxygen needed […]

It was mistake, offer sincere apology, says top US military commander on August 29 Kabul drone strike

It was mistake, offer sincere apology, says top US military commander on August 29 Kabul drone strike

Washington: A top US military commander has conceded as a “mistake” the drone strike by the American forces in Kabul last month, targeting ISIS-K terrorists days after a suicide bombing at the city airport, that killed 10 civilians, including up to seven children. Briefing reporters on the results of the investigation of the August 29 […]

Alleged data manipulation: Inquiry puts ex-World Bank officials under scrutiny on China

Alleged data manipulation: Inquiry puts ex-World Bank officials under scrutiny on China

WASHINGTON: Former officials of the World Bank are under pressure after an investigation found that they pressured staff members of the bank to alter data on global business conditions in order to favour China and some other governments. The World Bank said it would discontinue its “Doing Business” report in the wake of the investigation, […]

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