Tuesday, February 7, 2023

International

Powerful quake in Turkey, Syria kills over 2.5k

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and neighbouring Syria on Monday, killing more than 2,500 people and injuring thousands more as it toppled thousands of buildings and trapped residents under mounds of rubble.Authorities feared the...

Imran Khan will be arrested if fresh protests are launched: Pak minister

Pakistan Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday warned Imran Khan that he would be arrested if he dared to launch fresh anti-government protests, and blamed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief for indulging in the “politics of agitation.” Sanaullah fired the...

Doctors back British Indian medic’s call for Covishield vaccine safety review

A number of Indian medical experts on Monday supported calls from an eminent British Indian cardiologist for a full safety review into the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, administered in India as Covishield, over feared serious side effects...

‘Musharraf brought Pak, India closest to a settlement’

Despite his reputation as the man responsible for the “Kargil debacle”, Pakistan’s former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf advocated peace with India, helping to bring both countries the “closest to a settlement” on the Kashmir issue, the media here...

Pope planning India, Mongolia trips after Lisbon, Marseille

Pope Francis has said he is planning to visit India next year and is studying a possible trip to Mongolia later in 2023 in what would be a first for a pope.Francis outlined his upcoming travel schedule on Sunday...

UK industry body leads first-ever India delegation

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has sent its first-ever business delegation to India on Monday aimed at unlocking opportunities from the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) being negotiated between London and New Delhi.The industry body, which speaks on behalf...

‘Find it difficult to write’: Salman Rushdie speaks out after attack

Months after a near-lethal attack that left him debilitated and without vision in one eye, Sir Salman Rushdie says that he is “lucky” and has been told that he is “doing very well”. But he still finds it difficult...

US downs Chinese surveillance balloon; China threatens repercussions

The US military has downed the suspected Chinese spy balloon over the Atlantic Ocean and launched a mission to recover all the equipment from its debris, drawing a strong reaction from China which on Sunday warned of repercussions over...

Cannot reboot battered economy through painkillers: SL President Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday said he is fixing the debt-ridden country’s economy by treating the “root cause” of the malaise and not by administering “painkillers”, asserting that systematic change and national unity in conjunction with economic...

Major events that led to Musharraf’s downfall

Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf remained a controversial figure until his death in Dubai on Sunday.Musharraf, the 79-year-old four-star general of the Pakistan Army and the architect of the Kargil War in 1999, seized power after a...

Putin promised not to kill Zelenskyy: Former Israeli PM

A former Israeli prime minister who served briefly as a mediator at the start of Russia’s war with Ukraine says he drew a promise from the Russian president not to kill his Ukrainian counterpart.Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett became...

5 injured in rocket attacks on 2nd-largest city: Ukraine

Five people were injured in Russian rocket attacks Sunday in the center of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, officials said.Kharkiv regional governor Oleh Syniehubov said four people were injured when a Russian S-300 missile fell near an apartment block and...

Rishi Sunak makes ‘special gesture’ by joining India-UK security dialogue

In a “special gesture”, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak joined a UK Cabinet Office meeting here between National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval and British counterpart Tim Barrow.Sunak highlighted the UK government’s support to deepen strategic partnership in areas...

Pak’s ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf dies

Pakistan’s wily former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, the architect of the Kargil War in 1999, died on Sunday in Dubai after battling an incurable disease.Musharraf, 79, who lived in self-imposed exile in the UAE to avoid criminal charges...

Chinese balloon over US stirs unease

The Chinese balloon drifting high above the U.S. and first revealed over Montana has created a buzz down below among residents who initially wondered what it was — and now wonder what its arrival means amid a chorus of...