Pakistan: Several areas in Sindh province face prolonged power outages due to rain

Sindh [Pakistan], April 19 (ANI): Several areas of Hyderabad in the Sindh province of Pakistan is facing prolonged power outages due to heavy rainfall.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 11:14 IST

Franco-Indian partnership in full swing, relations between Paris-Islamabad at lowest: Analyst

Paris [France], April 19 (ANI): From one extreme to the other. In India, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is welcomed with open arms. In Pakistan, France advises its nationals to leave.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 10:36 IST

Chinese Navy seeks to be more 'port'able

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.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 10:00 IST

Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

Beijing [China], April 19 (ANI/Xinhua): The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Monday.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 09:41 IST

11 policemen held hostage by banned TLP released: Pak Interior Minister Rashid

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.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 08:40 IST

IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria embarks on a 5-day visit to France

New Delhi [India], April 19 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff on Monday embarked on a five-day visit to France on an invitation from Gen Philippe Lavigne, Chief of Staff.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 08:15 IST

Opening of travel bubble with New Zealand a "win-win": Aussie PM

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.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 07:20 IST

Three Russian climbers missing on Nepal's Annapurna peak: Report

Kathmandu [Nepal], April 19 (ANI): Three Russian climbers have reportedly gone missing from Nepal's Annapurna I peak (8,091 meters), located in the north-central part of the country.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 06:50 IST

Sri Lanka minister says land in China-backed Port City in Colombo belongs to govt

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.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 06:18 IST

Police identify suspect killing three in US Texas capital

Houston (Texas) [US], April 19 (ANI/Xinhua): Police are looking for the gunman who killed three people Sunday afternoon in Austin, capital of US state of Texas.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 06:18 IST

Syria to hold presidential election on May 26

Damascus [Syria], April 19 (ANI): The Parliament of Syria has announced that the country will hold its presidential election on May 26, while the candidate registration is to begin on April 19.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 04:34 IST

Choice of 'friendship and enmity' is in Pakistan's hands, says Afghan president

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.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 03:41 IST

'India is very committed' on climate action, says Macron

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.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 03:05 IST

Moscow expels 20 Czech diplomats in response to expulsion of Russian diplomats

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.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 02:25 IST

UK demands private medical care for jailed Russian activist Navalny

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.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 06:18 IST

Three people killed in shooting incident in US' Texas

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.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 06:18 IST

COVID-19: Hong Kong suspends flights connecting India from April 20 to May 3

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.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 00:35 IST

Hong Kong 'prohibits' landing of two flights carrying COVID-19 patients

Hong Kong, April 19 (ANI): Hong Kong's Department of Health on Sunday announced it invoked a flight-specific suspension mechanism to prohibit the landing of flights operated by two airlines.

Updated: Apr 19, 2021 06:18 IST

Pakistan clashes: First round of talks between police, TLP fails

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.

Updated: Apr 18, 2021 22:37 IST

COVID-19 cases rise to 142,630 in Myanmar

Yangon [Myanmar], April 18 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar has increased to 142,630 as of Sunday, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.

Updated: Apr 18, 2021 22:32 IST