Mon, 05 Dec 2022

US set Thanksgiving weekend record with 197 million shoppers

WASHINGTON D.C.: The National Retail Federation (NRF) has reported that even as inflation has negatively affected many household budgets, heavy ...

Citing lessening risks, Australia lowers threat levels

SYDNEY, Australia: For the first time in eight years, Australia lowered its terrorism threat level from "probable" to "possible," due ...

Betting odds slashed for snow in Ireland on Christmas day

DUBLIN, Ireland: Punters, the local term for those who place bets on sports, elections, and anything that can be wagered ...

Covid rises in China with 35,183 new COVID-19 cases in one day

BEIJING, China: The National Health Commission said China recorded 35,183 new COVID-19 infections on 25th November.This figure, a new record ...

China blasts US for coercive diplomacy

Beijing responded after Washington's top diplomat accused China of preparing a military build-upChina has called on the US to drop ...

China scoops up cheap Russian oil Bloomberg

Refiners have reportedly increased purchases as latest EU sanctions are about to kick inChina's oil refiners have started to snap ...

OPEC+ mulling deeper output cuts analysts

The EU's looming restrictive measures against Russian supply may force the energy alliance to slash production furtherThe Organization of the ...

European Security Organization Faces Existential Crisis at Meeting

lodz, poland - A security organization born in the Cold War to maintain peace in Europe ended a high-level meeting ...

White House Says Biden Not Intending to Talk to Putin

The White House said U.S. President Joe Biden has 'no intentions' at present of holding negotiations with President Vladimir Putin ...

VOA Interview December 2: John Kirby

white house - VOA White House correspondent Paris Huang spoke with John Kirby, National Security Council (NSC) Coordinator for Strategic ...

Punjab: BSF recovers 7.5 kg heroin, arms, ammunition from Pakistan drone

Fazilka (Punjab) [India], December 3 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) once again foiled a nefarious attempt by anti-national elements ...

Not a good advert for cricket: PCB chief Ramiz Raja on Rawalpindi pitch

Rawalpindi [Pakistan], December 3 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja has slammed the pitch used during the first ...

UN rights chief alarmed at death sentences by Myanmar military courts

Geneva [Switzerland], December 3 (ANI): UN Human Rights Chief Volker Turk on Friday expressed shock that more than 130 people ...

Pakistan to repay foreign debt, old dues

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 3 (ANI): Pakistan is scheduled to repay the foreign debt over the 12-month period and the old ...

Extortion cases of proscribed outfit TTP in Pakistan: Report

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 3 (ANI): Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 2021, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) rebellious activities and the ...

EU agrees to cap price of Russian seaborne oil at USD60

Brussels [Belgium], December 3 (ANI): The European Union has reached a deal for a USD 60 per barrel price cap ...

UN Nuclear Chief Says Iran Ties Need to Get Back on Track

rome - Iran appears to be at odds with the United Nations nuclear watchdog about information it should be providing ...

US, Russia Trade Jabs Over Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he is ready for negotiations with the West - provided the West recognizes Russia's ...

Pakistan's Top Diplomat in Afghanistan Survives Assassination Attempt

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's chief diplomat in Afghanistan survived an assassination attempt Friday, but his security guard was critically injured.Sources say ...

US adds Russia's Wagner Group to 'Entities of Particular Concern' under int'l religious freedom act

Washington [US], December 3 (ANI): The United States on Friday added Russia's mercenary firm Wagner Group to the list of ...

UN Weekly Roundup: November 26 - December 2, 2022

Editor's note: Here is a fast take on what the international community has been up to this past week, as ...

Global Media Watchdog Condemns Taliban Ban on VOA, RFE/RL Broadcasts

Washington / islamabad - The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned the Afghan Taliban's decision to ban FM transmissions of ...

Pakistan Minister Ishaq Dar rules out taking dictations from IMF on managing finances

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 3 (ANI): Soon after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sought details from Pakistan government of the ...

Pak: TTP's ceasefire call-off may prompt Army Chief to roll back Bajwa's doctrine of apolitical army

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 3 (ANI): The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) announcement about ending the six-month-old ceasefire with Pakistan may prompt new ...

NADA develops App to assist athletes to verify medicines with prohibited substances

New Delhi [India], December 3 (ANI): The National Anti-Doping Agency of India confirmed the development of an app that will ...

India to deliberate on UN reforms, global counter-terrorism during December presidency of UNSC

New York [US], December 3 (ANI): Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj on Friday said that ...

Halifax: North America's Next National Security Hub

Halifax, Nova Scotia - The quiet Canadian port city of Halifax is looking forward to a high-tech future after having ...

Killed Islamic State Leader Had Previous Run-In With US

Washington - The United States was able to quickly confirm the death of the Islamic State's leader in southern Syria ...

South Korea Advances at World Cup After Stoppage-Time Winner

South Korea's players formed a circle in the center of the field and trained their eyes on several cell phones ...

Afghan economic stability 'critically dependent' on humanitarian aid: Report

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 2 (ANI): The economic stability in Afghanistan is extensively dependent on humanitarian aid flows as the country ...

NATO's handling of Ukraine crisis may end in disaster MEP

The alliance's strategy has already led to devastation in Libya, Clare Daly arguedIrish MEP Clare Daly accused NATO of bringing ...

US troops are combat ready on Russian border Lithuanian commander

American forces are now ready to ?fight immediately,? the NATO member's top general saysThe US forces stationed in Lithuania have ...

Edward Snowden receives Russian passport lawyer

The American whistleblower has now become a full-fledged Russian citizen, his lawyer saysFormer CIA and National Security Agency (NSA) officer ...

Russian troops get upgrade against HIMARS RIA

Moscow's forces have obtained software to easily tackle US-made missiles, a military commander has claimedRussian air defense systems will now ...

Scholz wants post-conflict agreements with Russia

The German chancellor bucked decades of cooperation to oppose Russia's military operationGerman Chancellor Olaf Scholz has declared that peace in ...

Pentagon Debuts Its New Stealth Bomber - the B-21 Raider

WASHINGTON - America's newest nuclear stealth bomber is making its public debut after years of secret development and as part ...

US Whistleblower Snowden Gets Russian Passport, TASS Reports

MOSCOW - Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who exposed the scale of secret surveillance by the National Security Agency ...

Shehbaz Sharif condemns "assassination attempt" on Pak diplomat in Kabul, calls for immediate action

Islamabad [Pakistan], December 2 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday condemned the "assassination attempt" on a top Pakistani ...

Ex-Afghan PM Hekmatyar escapes unhurt after his building attacked in Kabul: 1 killed, 2 injured

Kabul [Afghanistan], December 2 (ANI): Former Afghan Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's building was attacked on Friday in Kabul resulting in ...

Pakistan: Attack on girls' school in Waziristan kills one

Balochistan [Pakistan], December 2 (ANI): One person was killed and a security personnel injured in an attack when unknown militants ...

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China will have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035, Pentagon warns

WASHINGTON, D.C.: According to a Pentagon report, if China continues with its current nuclear buildup pace, it could have a ...

US set Thanksgiving weekend record with 197 million shoppers

WASHINGTON D.C.: The National Retail Federation (NRF) has reported that even as inflation has negatively affected many household budgets, heavy ...

Citing lessening risks, Australia lowers threat levels

SYDNEY, Australia: For the first time in eight years, Australia lowered its terrorism threat level from "probable" to "possible," due ...

Betting odds slashed for snow in Ireland on Christmas day

DUBLIN, Ireland: Punters, the local term for those who place bets on sports, elections, and anything that can be wagered ...

Covid rises in China with 35,183 new COVID-19 cases in one day

BEIJING, China: The National Health Commission said China recorded 35,183 new COVID-19 infections on 25th November.This figure, a new record ...

China blasts US for coercive diplomacy

Beijing responded after Washington's top diplomat accused China of preparing a military build-upChina has called on the US to drop ...

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