PM Modi not in ‘good mood’ over border standoff with China: Trump

PM Modi not in ‘good mood’ over border standoff with China: Trump

WASHINGTON: Reiterating his offer to mediate on the border dispute between India and China, US President Donald Trump has said that he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is not in a “good mood” over the “big conflict” between the two countries. Interacting with journalists in the Oval Office of the White House on […]

Investigators find Rs 30 million in wreckage of crashed Pak aircraft

Investigators find Rs 30 million in wreckage of crashed Pak aircraft

Karachi: Investigators and rescue officials have found around Rs 30 million in cash in the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines’ aircraft that crashed wth 99 people on board, killing 97 people, including nine children. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore to Karachi crashed in a residential area near Karachi International Airport on Friday, with only two […]

14 Afghan security force members killed in attack claimed by Taliban

14 Afghan security force members killed in attack claimed by Taliban

KABUL: Taliban fighters stormed an Afghan border post Friday, killing at least 14 security force members, the insurgents and officials said, the latest in a series of attacks since the end of a brief ceasefire. Despite the clashes, Afghan authorities have vowed to press on with efforts to help reduce violence following the temporary pause […]

China asks Western nations to stay out of its internal matters in Hong Kong

BEIJING: China has lodged diplomatic protests with the US, the UK, Canada and Australia for “interfering” in its internal matters by criticising its new security law for Hong Kong and also warned America of countermeasures if it did not stop the “frivolous” political manipulation over the issue. China’s parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new […]

China’s parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill

Beijing: China’s rubber-stamp parliament endorsed plans Thursday to impose a national security law on Hong Kong that critics say will destroy the city’s autonomy. Over 2,800 members of the National People’s Congress (NPC) voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposal to draft the law, which would punish secession, subversion of state power, terrorism and acts […]

Cockpit voice recorder recovered from debris of crashed Pakistani plane

Cockpit voice recorder recovered from debris of crashed Pakistani plane

Islamabad: Search teams on Thursday recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of a Pakistani airliner that crashed last week, a spokesman for the airline said. The Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 crashed last Friday into a crowded residential district of the port city of Karachi, killing 97 people on board. Two people survived. […]

Afghan government says ceasefire still in place even as skirmishes with Taliban resume

Afghan government says ceasefire still in place even as skirmishes with Taliban resume

KABUL: Skirmishes between Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces recommenced in Afghanistan in the day since a three-day ceasefire expired, but government officials said on Thursday that the incidents were minor and the truce could still hold. The Taliban have remained silent on government appeals for an extension of the ceasefire, which was announced for […]

Twitter labels Trump tweets with fact checks for 1st time, prez threatens to close down social media

Twitter labels Trump tweets with fact checks for 1st time, prez threatens to close down social media

Washington: For the first time, Twitter put a warning label under two posts by Donald Trump, prompting the US president to accuse the it of “interfering” in the presidential election and even threatened to close down the social media platforms. Twitter highlighted two of Trump’s tweets on Tuesday that falsely claimed mail-in ballots would lead […]

France bans hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment

France bans hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment

Paris: The French government on Wednesday banned treatment of COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial and potentially harmful drug that US President Donald Trump has said he is taking preventively. The move came after two French advisory bodies and the World Health Organization warned this week that the drug — a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis […]

WHO suspends testing hydroxychloroquine on virus patients

WHO suspends testing hydroxychloroquine on virus patients

Geneva: The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday. Hydroxychloroquine has been touted by Donald Trump and many others as a possible treatment for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The U.S. President has said […]

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