At U.N, Biden promises ”relentless diplomacy” to skeptical allies

At U.N, Biden promises ”relentless diplomacy” to skeptical allies

United Nations: President Joe Biden summoned the world’s nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first address before the UN General Assembly. He decried military conflict and insisted the US is not seeking “a new Cold War” with China. But while stressing to fellow […]

No Afghan will be asked to leave India without MHA’s approval: Officials

No Afghan will be asked to leave India without MHA’s approval: Officials

New Delhi: As the situation in Afghanistan continues to be uncertain, the Union Home Ministry has said that no Afghan national living in India will be asked to leave the country without its approval, according to officials. The MHA’s decision came about a fortnight after the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and many Afghans arriving in India […]

3.4M global COVID-19 cases last week, up 12%:WHO

3.4M global COVID-19 cases last week, up 12%:WHO

Geneva:The World Health Organisation says there were more than 3.4 million new global cases of the coronavirus last week, a 12% increase from the previous week.The UN health agency says the number of deaths is continuing to decline, with about 57,000 in the last week.“At this rate, it is expected that the cumulative number of […]

WHO experts warn of ‘strong likelihood’ of more dangerous Covid variants

WHO experts warn of ‘strong likelihood’ of more dangerous Covid variants

Geneva: The World Health Organization’s emergency committee warned Thursday that new concerning variants of Covid-19 were expected to spread around the world, making it even harder to halt the pandemic. “The pandemic is nowhere near finished,” the committee said in a statement, highlighting “the strong likelihood for the emergence and global spread of new and […]

WHO names COVID-19 variants first found in India as ‘Kappa’ and ‘Delta’

WHO names COVID-19 variants first found in India as ‘Kappa’ and ‘Delta’

Geneva: The B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2 variants of the COVID-19, first identified in India, have been named as ‘Kappa’ and ‘Delta’ respectively, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Monday as it named various variants of the coronavirus using Greek alphabets. “Today, @WHO announces new, easy-to-say labels for #SARSCoV2 Variants of Concern (VOCs) & Interest (VOIs). […]

Chelsea beats City to win Champions League

Chelsea beats City to win Champions League

PORTO: As Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta cradled the European Cup before thrusting it into the air to the backdrop of fireworks, Pep Guardiola and his distraught Manchester City players stood way behind the winner’s rostrum and looked on in anguish. Champions League glory once again for Chelsea, nine years after its first title and just […]

Fully vaccinated people not required to wear masks in US; Biden calls it great milestone

Fully vaccinated people not required to wear masks in US; Biden calls it great milestone

Washington: In the biggest indication that the United States is fast returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks. The recommendation holds true for both indoors and outdoors, the CDC said. Following the announcement on Thursday, President Joe Biden […]

Large quakes spark Pacific-wide tsunami alerts

Large quakes spark Pacific-wide tsunami alerts

Port Vila: Tsunami sirens rang out in coastal communities across the South Pacific Friday, as a cluster of powerful earthquakes triggered warnings for tens of thousands of residents to rush to higher ground. Tsunami alerts were issued in countries as far apart as Peru and Australia, after a trio of large quakes measuring 7.4, 7.3 and 8.1, […]