Australia to provide additional USD 25 million assistance to Sri Lanka

Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 19 (ANI): Australia will provide an additional USD 25 million in Official Development assistance to help Sri Lanka meet urgent food and healthcare needs, an official statement from the Australian Foreign Ministry said.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 16:04 IST

Devotees throng Krishna Temple in Nepal on Janmashtami

Lalitpur [Nepal], August 19 (ANI): Devotees dressed as Lord Krishna thronged a temple in Patan Durbar Square, Nepal in the wee hours of Friday.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 15:56 IST

UNSC in standstill on whether or not to renew travel ban waiver for Taliban officials

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 19 (ANI): As the Taliban continue their atrocities on Afghan people, especially the women of the country by curtailing their rights, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is reportedly caught in a standstill over whether or not to renew travel exemptions for Taliban officials, which are due to expire on August 19.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 15:50 IST

Indian students seeking to return to China to resume studies advised to track Chinese embassy updates

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Indian students waiting to re-join their colleges in China have been advised to follow updates put out by the Chinese Embassy.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 15:27 IST

India, Singapore hold 16th Foreign Office Consultations, discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations

Singapore, August 19 (ANI): India and Singapore on Friday held the 16th round of Foreign Office Consultations and discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral realtions between the two countries.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 15:23 IST

Pakistan's central, northern parts witness internet outages amid heavy rains and floods

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): Heavy rains and floods on Friday caused internet outages in Pakistan's central and northern parts of the country.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 15:16 IST

Hunan official calls on cadres to buy houses amid real estate recession in China

Beijing [China], August 19 (ANI): Amid recession in real estate sector of China, one of the Hunan officials exhorted the party members and workers to be the leaders in buying property and to buy more and more.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 15:15 IST

Russian MiG-31 fighter jets violate Finnish airspace

Helsinki [Finland], August 19 (ANI): Two Russian MiG-31 fighter jets reportedly violated the Finnish airspace near the coastal city of Porvoo on the Gulf of Finland on Thursday.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 15:05 IST

11-year-old accidentally shoots dead another boy in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 19 (ANI): An 11-year-old boy accidentally killed his 10-year-old playmate in Afghanistan while playing with a Kalashnikov rifle recently in Afghanistan, local media reported.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 14:08 IST

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif desires peaceful ties with India

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said his country desired peaceful ties with India including "a just and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions."

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 14:01 IST

Shanghai court jails Chinese-Canadian tycoon Xiao Jianhua for 13 years

Beijing [China], August 19 (ANI): A Shanghai court on Friday jailed Chinese-Canadian tycoon Xiao Jianhua for 13 years.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 12:55 IST

Taiwan to continue hosting foreign delegations despite Chinese aggression

Taipei [Taiwan], August 19 (ANI): Taiwan envoy to the US, Hsiao Bi-khim on Thursday said that the self-governed island will not bow down to the Chinese aggression and will continue hosting foreign delegations.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 12:46 IST

UN Chief Guterres calls to demilitarise Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Lviv [Ukraine], August 19 (ANI): After holding trilateral talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ukraine's Lviv, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a demilitarization of the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant stating that any damage to the largest nuclear power station of Europe would be "suicide."

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 11:56 IST

New submarines could help Taiwan build strong deterrence against China: Experts

Taipei [Taiwan], August 19 (ANI): Amid heightened tension between China and Taiwan in the backdrop of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visit to the self-governed island, defence experts are of the view that a new fleet of modern submarines could help Taipei build strong deterrence against Beijing.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 11:50 IST

Imran Khan's close aide Shahbaz Gill produced in Islamabad court in sedition case

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): A close aide of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Shahbaz Gill, who was arrested in a sedition case, was presented in Islamabad court after being deemed "fit" by medical board.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 11:38 IST

51 Chinese warplanes, 6 warships infringes on Taiwan's air defence identification zone

Taipei [Taiwan], August 19 (ANI): Taiwan on Thursday reported that 51 Chinese warplanes and six warships breached its air defence identification zone (ADIZ) including 25 Chinese fighters bombers that flew east of self-governed island's median line.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 11:38 IST

Lithuania to open trade office in Taipei next month amid tensions with China

Taipei [Taiwan], August 19 (ANI): Amid heightened tensions with China, Lithuania plans to open a trade office in Taiwan next month in September.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 11:27 IST

Ex-Sri Lanka President Gotabaya applies for US green card: Report

Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 19 (ANI): The former President of Sri Lanka who fled the island nation in July amid mass protests demanding his resignation is awaiting to obtain a US green card to return back to the United States along with his wife and son, a media report said.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 10:41 IST

Taliban supreme leader Akhundzada ready to engage with global community based on Sharia

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 19 (ANI): Taliban supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada on Thursday said that he is ready to engage with the international community within a Sharia framework.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 09:57 IST

Apple warns of vulnerability in its operating systems, advises to update software

Washington [US], August 19 (ANI): American tech giant Apple on Friday warned of a flaw that is allowing hackers to seize control of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers.

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 09:08 IST