Bosnians mark 25 years of Srebrenica genocide

Bosnians mark 25 years of Srebrenica genocide

Bosnia: Bosnians commemorated on Saturday the massacre of about 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, marking the 25th anniversary of killings that shocked the world and have stood out as Europe’s only atrocity since World War Two constituting genocide. Nine newly identified victims were buried at a flower-shaped cemetery near the town, where tall […]

No guarantee Trump will back India against China if tensions escalate: Former US NSA John Bolton

No guarantee Trump will back India against China if tensions escalate: Former US NSA John Bolton

NEW DELHI: Former United States national security advisor John Bolton has said that if the Sino-India border tensions escalate, there is no guarantee that US President Donald Trump will back India against China. China has been behaving in a belligerent fashion all around its periphery, certainly in the East and South China sea, and its […]

WHO believes ‘unknown pneumonia’ in Kazakhstan could be COVID-19

WHO believes ‘unknown pneumonia’ in Kazakhstan could be COVID-19

LONDON: The emergencies chief of the World Health Organization says the agency believes an unexplained pneumonia outbreak in Kazakhstan is likely due to the coronavirus. Dr Michael Ryan says Kazakh authorities have reported more than 10,000 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last week and just under 50,000 cases and 264 deaths as of Tuesday. “We’re […]

US records highest daily COVID-19 cases

US records highest daily COVID-19 cases

Washington: The US has registered a new single-day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases with a total of 63,643 infections, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Besides the record high cases, Friday also saw 774 coronavirus deaths, the BBC reported citing the data as saying. As of Saturday, the US currently accounted for […]

France urges Netanyahu not to annex parts of West Bank

France urges Netanyahu not to annex parts of West Bank

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron is urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to annex Palestinian territory in the West Bank, warning that it would violate international law and threaten long-term peace efforts. The two leaders spoke by phone Thursday, and Macron’s office said in a statement Friday that he told Netanyahu “to abstain from […]

India a ‘good example’ as solar auctions gain popularity amid Covid-19 pandemic: UN chief

India a ‘good example’ as solar auctions gain popularity amid Covid-19 pandemic: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: India is a “good example” as solar auctions have seen popularity amidst the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, underlining that renewable energy is the only energy source expected to grow in 2020 and offers more jobs than the fossil fuel industry. In his remarks to the […]

Global coronavirus cases surge past 12 million

Global coronavirus cases surge past 12 million

PARIS: More than 12 million coronavirus infections have now been recorded across the world, over half in the United States and Latin America, according to an AFP tally of official sources at 0955 GMT on Thursday. At least 12,063,425 cases and 549,451 deaths have been recorded, with the number of infections doubling since May 31. […]

China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw

China defends WHO, lashes out at US move to withdraw

Beijing: China on Wednesday defended the World Health Organization and lashed out at the US decision to withdraw from the UN body. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the move was “another demonstration of the US pursuing unilateralism, withdrawing from groups and breaking contracts.” WHO is “the most authoritative and professional international institution in the […]

Imran urges WHO to ‘play its role’ in lifting travel restrictions on Pakistan

Imran urges WHO to ‘play its role’ in lifting travel restrictions on Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday urged the WHO to “play its role” in engaging member states to remove coronavirus-related travel restrictions for Pakistan. During a video call with World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom, Khan said the travel restrictions imposed by developed countries in the wake of COVID-19 can further exacerbate economic […]

Kuwait’s new expat bill may force 8 lakh Indians to leave the country

Kuwait’s new expat bill may force 8 lakh Indians to leave the country

DUBAI: A total of 8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait as its National Assembly committee has approved a draft expat quota bill seeking to reduce the number of foreign workers in the Gulf country, according to media reports. The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee has determined that the expat quota bill […]