China says opposed to US plans to deploy missiles in neighbouring countries

China says opposed to US plans to deploy missiles in neighbouring countries

Calls US and Russia to reduce their nuclear weapons Beijing: China is opposed to US plans to deploy missiles and defensive systems in neighbouring countries that could undermine strategic stability and has called for advancing international arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation processes. Addressing the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva via video link on Friday, Chinese […]

G7 to counter China’s clout with big infrastructure project: Senior US official

G7 to counter China’s clout with big infrastructure project: Senior US official

CARBIS BAY: The Group of Seven will seek to rival China’s multi-trilliondollar Belt and Road initiative on Saturday by announcing a global infrastructure plan to help developing nations, a senior official in US President Joe Biden’s administration said. The G7 is trying to find a coherent response to the growing assertiveness of President Xi Jinping […]

China’s aggressive behaviour in Indo-Pacific can spark crisis there: US defence secy

China’s aggressive behaviour in Indo-Pacific can spark crisis there: US defence secy

WASHINGTON: Describing China as a pacing challenge, US defence secretary Llyod Austin said Beijing’s “aggressive behaviour” in the IndoPacific could spark a crisis in the region. Responding to questions from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee during a Congressional hearing on the annual budget of the Pentagon, he stressed on having a direct line […]

G7 leaders open summit with drive for billion COVID vaccine doses for poor countries

G7 leaders open summit with drive for billion COVID vaccine doses for poor countries

CARBIS BAY (UNITED KINGDOM): G7 leaders on Friday opened their first in-person talks in nearly two years, with an expected pledge to donate one billion COVID vaccine doses to poor countries on the agenda in a show of Western democratic cohesion. The club of leading economies — Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and United […]

India, Kuwait sign MoU for cooperation on recruitment of domestic workers

KUWAIT: India and Kuwait have signed an MoU that brings Indian domestic workers in the Gulf nation within the ambit of a legal framework that streamlines their recruitment and provides them with the protection of the law. The MoU was signed on Thursday by Indian ambassador Sibi George and deputy minister for foreign affairs of […]

24 air passengers quarantined in Pakistan after trained dogs identify them as Covid-19 carriers

24 air passengers quarantined in Pakistan after trained dogs identify them as Covid-19 carriers

Peshawar: Twenty-four people, who arrived at the airport here on Thursday from a flight from the UAE, were sent to quarantine centres after trained dogs identified them as carriers of the coronavirus, according to authorities here. The Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-218 from Abu Dhabi landed at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport with 128 passengers […]

WTO to intensify talks over protections of COVID-19 vaccines

WTO to intensify talks over protections of COVID-19 vaccines

GENEVA: World Trade Organisation member states agreed on Wednesday to intensify talks toward improving access to COVID-19 products, as developing nations push for a proposal to ease patent and other legal protections on coronavirus vaccines – and some wealthier countries remain stiffly opposed. A WTO panel focusing on intellectual property, which includes patents on technological […]

Jaishankar meets Qatari NSA; thanks him for support in India’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Jaishankar meets Qatari NSA; thanks him for support in India’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic

DOHA: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday met Qatar’s National Security Advisor Mohamed Bin Ahmed Al Mesned and thanked him for the Gulf nation’s support and solidarity in India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Jaishankar, who is on a three-day visit to Kuwait, had a brief stopover in Doha. “A pleasure to meet Qatari […]

China has ability to try to ‘disturb’ rules-based order which US, its allies strongly defend: Blinken

China has ability to try to ‘disturb’ rules-based order which US, its allies strongly defend: Blinken

WASHINGTON: China is the single nation that militarily, economically, diplomatically and politically has the ability to try to “disturb” the rules-based order that America, its friends and allies strongly defend, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said. Blinken also told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on Tuesday that China is both the most consequential […]

High vaccination rates can help reduce risk of variants: WHO

High vaccination rates can help reduce risk of variants: WHO

Geneva: A top World Health Organisation official estimated Monday that COVID-19 vaccination coverage of at least 80% is needed to significantly lower the risk that imported coronavirus cases like those linked to new variants could spawn a cluster or a wider outbreak. Dr. Michael Ryan, WHO’s emergencies chief, told a news conference that ultimately, high […]

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