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  • UNHRC expresses regret over Sri Lankan govt’s decision to withdraw from resolution

    United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has expressed regret over Sri Lankan government’s decision to withdraw from co-sponsorship of resolution with regard to ‘promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in the country. Delivering oral on Sri Lanka at the 43rd session of UNHRC in Geneva today, UNHRC commissioner Michelle Bachelet said that this move risks […]

    Iran’s Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar tested positive for coronavirus

    Iran’s Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar has tested positive for the Corona virus. The Friday prayers in Tehran and elsewhere in the Islamic Republic have been cancelled over the outbreak of Novel Corona virus, news agencies reported today. The news came as Iran drastically increased the number of confirmed […]

    3,000 kilometre long power grid from Myanmar-Thailand to India: BIMSTEC

    Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is working on connecting about 3,000-kilometre long power grid from Myanmar-Thailand to India. This was announced by the Energy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Dr Tawfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury while inaugurating the energy conference of BIMSTEC in Dhaka today. He said that the grid […]

    Bahrain suspends its flights to Dubai over fears about spread of novel coronavirus

    Bahrain has suspended its flights to Dubai, today, over fears about the spread of novel coronavirus.  The move by Bahrain, a small island off the coast of Saudi Arabia, suggested its monarchy had doubts about screenings of incoming passengers in Dubai and nearby Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. It said the ban was immediate […]

    60 more novel coronavirus cases reported in South Korea

    In South Korea, one more person died due to the new coronavirus taking the toll to eight. Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s in its morning s reported 60 more novel coronavirus cases today, the smallest increase for four days. The country now has 893 cases, the largest national total anywhere outside China.

    Israel claims airstrikes on Damascus airport area

    Israel has claimed to struck bases of the Islamic Jihad militant group near the Syrian capital Damascus. Syria, however, rejected the claims saying its air defences shot down enemy missiles. The Israeli army said in a statement yesterday that fighter jets struck Islamic Jihad terror targets south of Damascus following rocket fire from the Gaza […]

    Conservatives claim victory in Iranian Parliamentary elections

    In Iran, conservatives have claimed victory in a general election marked by the lowest turnout since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Interior Ministry announced results of 95 per cent of the 208 constituencies in Friday’s election. It declared the names of the winning candidates but without specifying their political affiliation. Conservative candidates have secured at least […]

    Coronavirus cases triple over the weekend to 556 in South Korea

    South Korea has seen a sharp jump in Novel Corona virus cases on Sunday. The number of infections have nearly tripled over the weekend to 556. Following a government meeting on the virus today, President Moon Jae-in said, the next few days will be crucial. South Korea now has the most infections outside China. Meanwhile, […]

    Xi Jinping says coronavirus epidemic is China’s ‘biggest health emergency’

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that the Novel Corona virus epidemic is his country’s largest public health emergency since its founding. He said this at a meeting in Beijing today on curbing the epidemic that has killed over 2,400 people. President Jinping said, the epidemic has the fastest transmission, widest range of infection and […]

    South Korea reports first COVID-19 death

    South Korea reported its first death from COVID-19. The Korea Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said, the South Korean man, believed to be around 63-year old, died at a hospital yesterday and posthumously tested positive for the virus. It said, authorities were investigating the exact cause of his death. The death of a previously […]