• Biden tells US ‘time to end America’s longest war’ in Afghanistan
    on April 14, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday (Apr 14) it’s “time to end” America’s longest war with the unconditional withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, where they have spent two decades in a bloody, largely fruitless battle against the Taliban.

  • US spy chiefs warn of ‘unparalleled’ China threat in return to Congress
    on April 14, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    WASHINGTON: US spy agency leaders warned on Wednesday (Apr 14) of the “unparalleled threat” posed by China, citing Beijing’s regional aggression, cyber capabilities and economic clout as they testified at a public congressional “Worldwide Threats” hearing for the first time in more than two years …

  • Pakistan bans Islamist political party after violent rallies
    on April 14, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s interior minister on Wednesday (Apr 14) recommended a ban on an Islamist political party whose supporters held violent rallies this week to condemn the arrest of their leader that left at least five people dead. Saad Rizvi, a Muslim cleric, had threatened protests if …

  • Climate change makes Indian monsoon stronger, more erratic: Study
    on April 14, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    PARIS: Climate change is making India’s monsoon stronger and more chaotic, scientists said on Wednesday (Apr 14), warning of potential severe consequences for food, farming and the economy affecting nearly a fifth of the world’s population. A new analysis comparing more than 30 climate models from …

  • CanSinoBIO says no serious blood clots from its COVID-19 vaccine
    on April 14, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    China’s CanSino Biologics Inc said on Wednesday that no serious blood clot cases related to its COVID-19 vaccine had been reported so far.

  • Olympics: India sets ‘double digit’ medal goal in Tokyo
    on April 14, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    NEW DELHI: India set itself the goal of improving its Olympic medal tally to a “double digit” in Tokyo, with the country’s top sports officials pledging every help to the athletes with 100 days to go to the Games. The world’s second-most populous nation has been an Olympic laggard, and the six …

  • Myanmar charges doctors over civil disobedience protests
    on April 14, 2021 at 11:52 am

    YANGON: Myanmar’s ruling junta has charged at least 19 medical doctors for participating in civil disobedience protests against the military’s Feb 1 coup, a state-run newspaper reported on Wednesday (Apr 14). Doctors, nurses and medical students have marched and joined strikes to show their …

  • Sri Lanka bans 11 Muslim groups ahead of Easter attacks anniversary
    on April 14, 2021 at 11:37 am

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Wednesday (Apr 14) banned 11 organisations, including the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda, a week ahead of the second anniversary of the Easter Sunday suicide bombings which killed 279 people. Anyone linked to the groups – the other nine of which are local religious and …

  • Thailand reports daily record of more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases
    on April 14, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Thailand reported on Wednesday 1,335 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest daily rise since the start of the pandemic and the third record rise this week, as the country struggles with a new wave of infections.

  • India’s new COVID-19 infections hit record as Hindu devotees immerse in Ganges
    on April 14, 2021 at 10:15 am

    HARIDWAR/AHMEDABAD, India :India’s new coronavirus infections hit a record on Wednesday, as crowds of pilgrims gathered for a religious festival despite oxygen shortages and strict curbs in other areas.