Wreckage of disappeared An-26 plane found in Russia's Khabarovsk territory

Khabarovsk [Russia], September 23 (ANI/Sputnik): The wreckage of what is believed to be the disappeared An-26 plane was found on Thursday near the Spartak ski resort in Russia's Khabarovsk Territory, a source told Sputnik.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 11:58 IST

UN Security Council condemns attempted coup in Sudan

New York [US], September 23 (ANI/Xinhua): The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms Tuesday's attempt to disrupt Sudan's transition by force.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 10:59 IST

Former Afghan mayor may settle in Switzerland

Geneva [Switzerland], September 23 (ANI): One of Afghanistan's first woman mayors, Zarifa Ghafari could settle in Switzerland, according to local media, which said that efforts are underway to obtain a special permit for the political activist who fled Kabul last month after Taliban took control.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 10:51 IST

20th anniversary of Durban Declaration's adoption: Racism is antithesis to spirit of humanity, says Tirumurti

New York [US], September 23 (ANI): Racism is the antithesis to the spirit of humanity and it is a negation of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, said Permanent Representative of India to the UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti on Wednesday (local time) at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high-level meeting.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 10:40 IST

Around 70 teaching staff resign after Taliban sacks VC of Kabul University

Kabul [Afghanistan], September 23 (ANI): Around 70 teaching staff of the Kabul University, including assistant professors and professors, resigned after the Taliban on Wednesday sacked PhD holder Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Osman Baburi and replaced him with Muhammad Ashraf Ghairat, a BA degree holder.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 10:25 IST

Pakistan's Lahore sees 300 pc rise in registration of sexual assault cases

Lahore [Pakistan], September 23 (ANI): Lahore has recently witnessed an increase of up to 300 per cent in the registration of sexual assault cases.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 09:48 IST

Evergrande's debts issues, a wake-up call for China's economy

Taicang [China], September 23 (ANI): Debts plaguing China's top property giant Evergrande Group are a wake-up call for the country's economy.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 09:07 IST

World leaders pledge USD 5 billion to protect nature

New York [US], September 23 (ANI): Nine organisations have pledged 5 billion US dollars over the next 10 years to support the creation, expansion, management and monitoring of protected and conserved areas of land, inland water and sea, working with indigenous peoples, local communities, civil society and governments, the United Nations said.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 08:41 IST

'Our diaspora is our strength' says PM Modi on warm welcome in Washington

Washington [US], September 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the Indian diaspora as the country's "strength" as he landed here on a three-day visit to the United States.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 08:11 IST

Meenakshi Lekhi to depart for Uzbekistan today

New Delhi [India], September 23 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi, will embark on an official visit to Uzbekistan and Switzerland on Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 08:41 IST

PM Modi to meet Australian PM, Kamala Harris, global CEOs on first day of US visit

Washington [US], September 23 (ANI): On the itinerary-packed first day of his US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold meetings with Australian counterpart Scott Morrison, US Vice President Kamala Harris and the select heads of corporates that have the potential to invest significantly in India.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 07:32 IST

Women-owned businesses remain closed in Kabul post-Taliban takeover

Kabul [Afghanistan], September 23 (ANI): Kabul restaurants owned and staffed by women now remains closed after the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 07:26 IST

US announces USD 180 million humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees

Washington [US], September 23 (ANI): The United States has earmarked an additional USD 180 million to aid more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 07:26 IST

UNGA president to hold high-level event on universal vaccination in 2022

New York [US], September 23 (ANI/Xinhua): President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Abdulla Shahid said Wednesday that he would convene a high-level event on universal vaccination next year.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 07:09 IST

UNHCR shocked at images of 'deplorable conditions' of Haitian immigrants at US Del Rio border

Geneva [Switzerland], September 23 (ANI): The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) High Commissioner Filippo Grandi was shocked by images of the deplorable conditions of Haitian immigrants beneath the concrete highway overpass in Del Rio, Texas.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 06:56 IST

COVID-19 pandemic 'warning bell' exposed inequalities, governance gaps: Vietnam President

New York [US], September 23 (ANI): As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten lives and livelihoods globally, the President of Viet Nam told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that his nation is "vigorously" combating the virus, protecting its people, sustaining economic growth and leaving no one behind.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 06:40 IST

US FDA authorizes Pfizer's Covid booster shots for elderly, high-risk Americans

Washington [US], September 23 (ANI): US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday (local time) authorized booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 65 and older and adults at high risk.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 06:37 IST

Turkey reports 28,168 daily COVID-19 cases

Ankara [Turkey], September 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey on Wednesday confirmed 28,168 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 6,932,453, according to its health ministry.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 06:27 IST

Taliban takeover in Afghanistan could inspire US extremists to plot attacks on American soil: FBI Director

Washington [US], September 23 (ANI): Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday warned that the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan could inspire US-based extremists to plot attacks on American soil.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 06:27 IST

India wants Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with UAE to be signed by March 2022: Envoy

Abu Dhabi [UAE], September 23 (ANI): Noting that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is India's special partner, Indian ambassador here Pavan Kapoor said that New Delhi wants a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the two nations to be signed by March 31st next year.

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 06:14 IST