Keep border issue at ‘appropriate position’, focus on long term ties: China tells India

Keep border issue at ‘appropriate position’, focus on long term ties: China tells India

BEIJING: China said on Wednesday that it was committed to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as it urged India to put the boundary issue at an “appropriate position” and meet it “halfway” for the long term development of the bilateral ties. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said this […]

India elected to three bodies of UN Economic and Social Council

UNITED NATIONS: India has been elected by acclamation to three bodies of the UN Economic and Social Council. India was elected by acclamation to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022. Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Ghana, Libya, Pakistan, Qatar, Thailand, Togo and the US […]

Turkey says Afghan peace talks in Istanbul postponed to after Ramadan

ISTANBUL: Turkey announced on Tuesday that an international peace conference on Afghanistan which was due to start on April 24 in Istanbul will now be held after Ramadan. “We decided to postpone the talks” until celebrations for the holy month of Ramadan end in mid-May, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told HaberTurk television in an interview. […]

India, China factor in regional prosperity; moment of choice for Pak: Afghan’s Ghani

India, China factor in regional prosperity; moment of choice for Pak: Afghan’s Ghani

Washington: Asserting that China and India are to be a factor in the regional prosperity, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said it is “a moment of choice” for neighbouring Pakistan as all its calculations have been “wrong” so far. Ghani, in an interview to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria which aired on Sunday, said that verbally, the […]

White House refuses to comment on lifting ban on vaccine raw materials export to India

White House refuses to comment on lifting ban on vaccine raw materials export to India

WASHINGTON: The White House on Monday did not respond to questions on the request by Serum Institute of India to lift export ban on certain raw materials needed for ramping up production of Covid-19 vaccine. The question in this regard was asked twice on Monday — once during the morning White House briefing on Covid-19 […]

Adults to be reinfected to study immune response in Oxford University-led Covid human challenge trial

Adults to be reinfected to study immune response in Oxford University-led Covid human challenge trial

LONDON: Healthy young adults who have previously contracted Covid-19 will be recruited to take part in a new human challenge trial to study how the body’s immune system reacts to the deadly coronavirus, for a better understanding to protect against the virus and also for more accurate tests. The Oxford University-led human challenge trial will […]

UK PM Boris Johnson cancels delayed visit to India over rising Covid cases

UK PM Boris Johnson cancels delayed visit to India over rising Covid cases

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his planned visit to India next week due to the coronavirus situation in the country, Downing Street said on Monday. Johnson, who admitted it was “frustrating” but “only sensible” to call off the visit, will instead speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month to launch […]

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

SEOUL: The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. The agreement was reached by U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie […]

Pakistan reports highest single-day coronavirus spike in 2021 with over 6,000 cases

Pakistan reports highest single-day coronavirus spike in 2021 with over 6,000 cases

Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday reported its highest single-day coronavirus spike this year with over 6,000 new cases and about 149 deaths, as the country struggled to speed up its vaccination programme. The previous highest surge was recorded last year on June 20 when the country reported 6,825 infections and 153 deaths. The country on Sunday […]

China-backed Colombo Port City no threat to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty: Minister

China-backed Colombo Port City no threat to Sri Lanka’s sovereignty: Minister

COLOMBO: The China-backed Port City in Colombo, which has been exempted from a series of local laws, is no threat to the country’s sovereignty and would only function as “single window facilitation of business a senior minister said on Saturday. Multiple petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court this week by Opposition parties, civil […]

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