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President Erdogan afraid of Friendship Forum created to ensure peace in the Mediterranean, the Gulf

President Erdogan afraid of Friendship Forum created to ensure peace in the Mediterranean, the Gulf

 The platform brought together six countries, represented by their Foreign Ministers and included Greece, Cyprus, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

Feb 18, 2021, 08:18 AM IST
Quad ministerial meeting: India, Australia, Japan, USA to discuss regional and global issues

Quad ministerial meeting: India, Australia, Japan, USA to discuss regional and global issues

The members are expected to exchange views on regional and global issues and to working towards an inclusive Indo-Pacific region. The leaders will also discuss the efforts to combat the ongoing COVID

Feb 18, 2021, 08:13 AM IST
Iran requests COVID-19 vaccines from India

Iran requests COVID-19 vaccines from India

Iran has become one of more than 20 countries to have requested vaccines from India. So far India has supplied more than 229.7 lakh COVID-19 vaccines doses to several countries around the world. The

Feb 18, 2021, 07:40 AM IST
COVID-19 vaccine: United Nations flags concern as 130 countries haven't received single dose

COVID-19 vaccine: United Nations flags concern as 130 countries haven't received single dose

Calling the distribution of coronavirus vaccines "widely uneven and unfair", UN chief Antonio Guterres said that only 10 countries have administered 75 per cent of all vaccinations. He called for a

Feb 18, 2021, 07:01 AM IST
Earthquake of 5.6 magnitude hits Iran, at least 25 reported injured

Earthquake of 5.6 magnitude hits Iran, at least 25 reported injured

The earthquake hit near the town of Sisakht on Wednesday at 10:05 p.m. local time. People in Sisakht and the town of Yasuj left their homes in panic. The local water and electricity services have

Feb 18, 2021, 06:36 AM IST
Why does the world need to boycott China’s 2022 Winter Olympics?

Why does the world need to boycott China’s 2022 Winter Olympics?

Having signed a joint letter condemning the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, human rights groups have stated that allowing the games to continue would embolden China vis-a-vis its appalling human

Feb 17, 2021, 20:04 PM IST
Direct hit? China will pay a price, says US President Joe Biden

Direct hit? China will pay a price, says US President Joe Biden

In a two-hour phone call with Xi in February, Biden emphasized the US priority of preserving a free and open Indo-Pacific region, where the United States and China are major strategic rivals. The

Feb 17, 2021, 16:24 PM IST
French Assembly passes bill designed mainly to counter rise in Islamism

French Assembly passes bill designed mainly to counter rise in Islamism

The legislation did not single out any particular religion, but it cracked down on practices such as forced marriage and virginity tests. It included tough measures against online apologists for acts

Feb 17, 2021, 15:28 PM IST
TikTok accused of violating consumer, child safety and privacy laws in Europe

TikTok accused of violating consumer, child safety and privacy laws in Europe

The Brussels-based BEUC in a statement alleged that TiKTok's copyright policy and virtual coins is “unfair” and should be probed. Further, it reiterated its warning that the app fails to protect

Feb 17, 2021, 13:26 PM IST
NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars, study signs of ancient microbial life on the red planet

NASA's Perseverance rover to land on Mars, study signs of ancient microbial life on the red planet

NASA has confirmed that the rover, which was launched this summer, will touch down in Jezero Crater, an ancient delta on the Martian surface, at around 2:25 am IST on Friday. A key objective of the

Feb 17, 2021, 13:14 PM IST
Kim Jong Un's wife Ri Sol-ju makes appearance after nearly one-year's absence

Kim Jong Un's wife Ri Sol-ju makes appearance after nearly one-year's absence

Ri Sol-ju who was last seen in January 2020 while attending a concert celebrating Lunar New Year`s Day at the Samjiyon Theater in Pyongyang with leader Kim, on Tuesday, the couple were seen at a

Feb 17, 2021, 12:32 PM IST
India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla arrives in Moscow on a 2-day visit

India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla arrives in Moscow on a 2-day visit

Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla will also meet Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and deliver a speech on ’India-Russia relations’ at the prestigious Diplomatic Academy of the Russian

Feb 17, 2021, 08:36 AM IST
Myanmar military defends seizure of power, promises new election as Suu Kyi faces additional charge

Myanmar military defends seizure of power, promises new election as Suu Kyi faces additional charge

The military has not given a date for a new election but has imposed a state of emergency for one year. Zaw Min Tun said the military would not hold power for long. Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, the

Feb 17, 2021, 07:19 AM IST
International sports bodies seek relocation 2022 Beijing Winter Games owing to human rights abuses in China

International sports bodies seek relocation 2022 Beijing Winter Games owing to human rights abuses in China

"We continue to be very, very vocal in standing up for human rights around the world and calling out human rights abuses, as I have personally in the past directly with Chinese leadership, among many

Feb 17, 2021, 06:53 AM IST
Fake news alert: South Africa will not return 1 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines received from Serum Institute of India

Fake news alert: South Africa will not return 1 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines received from Serum Institute of India

South Africa had paused the rollout of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses this month after preliminary trial data showed they offered minimal protection against mild to moderate illness from the

Feb 16, 2021, 19:55 PM IST
Indian 'Influencers' have been contributing to anti-India information warfare of Khalistanis-Pakistanis: Disinfo Lab Report

Indian 'Influencers' have been contributing to anti-India information warfare of Khalistanis-Pakistanis: Disinfo Lab Report

A US-based old-time Khalistani, Bhajan Singh Bhinder alias Iqbal Chowdhary, who was responsible for coordinating terror attacks in India, is now leading an anti-India campaign against India through

Feb 16, 2021, 16:26 PM IST
North Korea attempted to steal Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine technology by hacking: Report

North Korea attempted to steal Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine technology by hacking: Report

In 2020, suspected North Korean hackers tried to break into at least nine health organizations, including Johnson & Johnson, Novavax Inc, and AstraZeneca. Digital espionage against health bodies

Feb 16, 2021, 16:07 PM IST
Myanmar coup: Malaysia to deport 1,200 migrants amid concerns

Myanmar coup: Malaysia to deport 1,200 migrants amid concerns

Malaysia's immigration chief, Khairul Dzaimee Daud, said in a statement late Monday that the detainees will be deported on February 23 on Myanmar navy ships. He said the 1,200 were held for offenses

Feb 16, 2021, 15:53 PM IST
WION carves a niche among Indian news network with stories of change

WION carves a niche among Indian news network with stories of change

Wion delivers path-breaking news coverage and stories from across the globe through India’s lens today has a presence in over 190 countries worldwide. It has it presence in countries like Africa,

Feb 16, 2021, 14:16 PM IST
COVID-19 vaccine scam: Leader of fake vaccine racket arrested in China

COVID-19 vaccine scam: Leader of fake vaccine racket arrested in China

The accused, who has been identified as Kong, reportedly made over 58,000 fake COVID-19 vaccines. He passed off saline solution and mineral water as Covid-19 vaccines. Kong is said to have studied

Feb 16, 2021, 12:34 PM IST