Germany To Drop Quarantine, Negative COVID-19 Demand For UK Arrivals

S.African Court Postpones Ruling On Objection To Amazon HQ On Sacred Land

CAPE TOWN: A South African court on Friday postponed a ruling on a lawsuit from descendants of South Africa’s earliest inhabitants, the Khoi and San, to try to halt construction of Amazon’s new Africa headquarters on what they say is sacred land. The 70,000-square metre development in Cape Town includes plans for a hotel, retail […]

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Justice Ayesha Malik to Be Pakistan's First Woman Supreme Court Judge

Justice Ayesha Malik Becomes First Woman Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan

Lahore High Court Justice Ayesha Malik will be Pakistan’s first-ever woman judge of the Supreme Court, a watershed moment in the judicial history of the conservative Muslim country. According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Law on Friday, Malik’s elevation has been approved by President Arif Alvi and will come into effect as […]

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Taliban Kills Eight Afghan Resistance Fighters in 'Direct Clash' Gun Battle

Taliban Kills Eight Afghan Resistance Fighters in ‘Direct Clash’ Gun Battle

The Taliban killed eight resistance fighters from a national opposition group in a firefight in the north of Afghanistan, police said on Friday. Since storming back to power in August the Taliban have flatly denied facing organised resistance, but the gun battle on Thursday night may demonstrate that armed opposition is building against their hardline […]

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Iran, Russia and China Start War Games in Indian Ocean to Counter 'Maritime Piracy'

Iran, Russia and China Start War Games in Indian Ocean to Counter ‘Maritime Piracy’

Iran, Russia and China began on Friday naval and air drills in the Indian Ocean, seeking to counter “maritime piracy”, according to Iran’s state news agency IRNA. Drills reportedly simulated a pirate seizure of two vessels. The Iranian spokesman for the drills, Admiral Mustafa Tajeddini, said “naval and aerial units of the three countries liberated […]

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Afghan NGO Women 'Threatened With Shooting' for Not Wearing Burqa

Afghan NGO Women ‘Threatened With Shooting’ for Not Wearing Burqa

The Taliban’s religious police have threatened to shoot women NGO workers in a northwestern province of Afghanistan if they do not wear the all-covering burqa, two staff members told AFP. The rights of Afghans — particularly women and girls — have been increasingly curtailed since the Taliban returned to power in August after ousting the […]

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Russia Records Highest-ever Daily Rise in Covid-19 Cases at 49,513 Amid Omicron Surge

Russia Records Highest-ever Daily Rise in Covid-19 Cases at 49,513 Amid Omicron Surge

Russia on Friday reported a record number of new coronavirus infections over the previous 24 hours, a government tally showed, with officials warning of surging cases driven by the Omicron variant. A government website reported 49,513 new infections in Russia, which is already one of the world’s worst-hit countries by caseload, surpassing the previous record […]

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The World Outside: India Caught in the Middle of West Asia Woes

The World Outside: India Caught in the Middle of West Asia Woes

The return of the mortal remains of the two Indians who were killed in the alleged drone attack in Abu Dhabi and the Indian crew members who are still in the custody of Houthis on a UAE-flagged ship are perhaps symbolically reflecting India’s own position in West Asia. The country has been getting caught in […]

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Antarctica Records Covid Outbreak, More Than 20 Infected: Report

Antarctica Records Covid Outbreak, More Than 20 Infected: Report

At least 24 people were infected with Covid-19 at a research base in Antarctica (Image: Reuters) Earlier in December 2020, Covid struck the icy continent for the first time when researchers at a Chilean base were infected. News18.com Last Updated:January 21, 2022, 16:47 IST FOLLOW US ON: Antarctica reported another outbreak of Covid-19 for the […]

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Doomsday Clock 100 Seconds Closer To Midnight, Scientists Warn Of More Catastrophes

Doomsday Clock 100 Seconds Closer To Midnight, Scientists Warn Of More Catastrophes

The “Doomsday Clock,” representing the judgment of leading science and security experts about perils to human existence, remains at 100 seconds to midnight this year, with advances like Covid-19 vaccines balanced by rising misinformation and other threats. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists president Rachel Bronson declared Thursday the world was no safer this year than […]

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ISIS Gunmen Shoot Dead 11 Soldiers in Brazen Attack in Iraq

ISIS Gunmen Shoot Dead 11 Soldiers in Brazen Attack in Iraq

Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad on Thursday, killing 11 soldiers as they slept, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said the attack occurred in the Al-Azim district, an open area north of of Baqouba in Diyala province. The circumstances of the attack […]

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