Hong Kong, April 19 (ANI): One of China's strengths - as an authoritarian communist state - is its ability to wield a whole-of-nation approach to security, diplomatic and economic affairs around the globe. This is seen clearly in its efforts to develop port infrastructure and to carve out opportunities for naval bases in territories far from home.
Islamabad [Pakistan], April 19 (ANI): Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid in the early hours of Monday announced that after the first round of talks with the recently proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), 11 policemen who were taken hostage in Lahore have been released.
Canberra [Australia], April 19 (ANI/Xinhua): Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday welcomed the opening of free travel between his country and New Zealand, saying it is a "win-win" for both countries.
Colombo [Sri Lanka], April 19 (ANI): Amid the controversy surrounding the China-backed Port City in Colombo, Sri Lanka Minister of Justice Ali Sabry has said the government owns 100 per cent of the land and the project has been initiated to bring investment in the special financial zone.
Kabul [Afghanistan], April 19 (ANI): The announcement of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan will require that Pakistan make a decision on its Afghan policy -- whether to opt for cooperation or enmity with its neighbour, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said.
Washington DC [US], April 19 (ANI): Stressing on the need for innovation on the issue of climate change, French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday lauded actions taken by India to tackle the climate crisis, saying that New Delhi is "very committed" to the cause.
Moscow [Russia], April 19 (ANI): The Russian Foreign Ministry has decided to expel 20 Czech diplomats in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Prague and gave the Czech diplomatic staff time until Monday to leave Russia.
London [UK], April 19 (ANI/Sputnik): The UK Foreign Office has demanded that Axey Navlealny, a jailed Russian opposition activist, be granted access to private medical care amid reports that his health has deteriorated.
Austin (Texas) [US], April 19 (ANI): At least three people were on Sunday killed in a shooting incident in the US city of Austin, Texas and the attacker is still at large, according to the local police.
Hong Kong, April 19 (ANI): Hong Kong has announced the suspension of all flights connecting with India for 14 days starting Tuesday amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region. The authorities have also suspended flights from Pakistan and the Philippines.
Lahore [Pakistan], April 18 (ANI): The first round of talks between Pakistan police and leaders of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) which has been protesting across the country following the arrest of its chief, has failed.