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Greek and Turkish warships engage in 'mini collision' in eastern Mediterranean

4 hrs ago
Turkey recently deployed survey ship Orus Reis to undertake seismic research for energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean sea, in an area that is claimed by both Turkey and Greece. 

Israel UAE peace agreement: US President announces historic peace deal, Israel to suspend West Bank annexation

6 hrs ago
Israel UAE peace agreement: US President Donald Trump has announced a historic peace deal between Israel and UAE, under which Israel has agreed to suspend its plans to annex parts of the West Bank.

US relaxes H-1B visa ban, allows H-1B visa holders to return to same jobs they had prior ban 

1 day ago
The US Department of State advisory announced that the dependents of the H-1B visas holders including spouses and children will also be allowed to travel along with primary visa holders.

Russia announces first Coronavirus Vaccine, President Putin's daughter vaccinated: Check the details here

2 days ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin during a televised video conference call with the ministers announced that for the first time in the world, a vaccine against COVID-19 has been registered.

Saudi Arabia ends loan, oil supply to Pakistan

2 days ago
Saudi Arabia has ended its loan and oil supply to Pakistan, ending the decades-long friendship between the two countries.

US Elections 2020: Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as vice-presidential running mate

2 days ago
Kamala Harris has become the first black and Asian American woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket in the United States.

China’s Sinovac launches phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia

3 days ago
The vaccine candidate known as CoronaVac is among those few potential vaccines that have entered the phase 3 trial for a large-scale study.

EU announces €1.65 million humanitarian aid to support flood victims in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

3 days ago
The current aid brings the total EU support to victims of disasters in the South Asia region to €3.45 million.

Lebanon's PM Hassan Diab resigns amid public outrage over Beirut blast

3 days ago
Diab in a brief televised speech said that he is stepping down so that he can stand with the people "and fight the battle for change alongside them".

Bangladesh to construct monument for martyred Indian soldiers in 1971 war

Aug 10, 2020
The construction of the standalone war memorial for the Indian soldiers will be coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s Independence.

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn-in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the fourth time

Aug 9, 2020
Mahinda Rajapaksa has been credited with ending the decade long LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) war in 2009 under his presidency.

Mauritius declares a state of environmental emergency after massive oil spill

Aug 8, 2020
A Japanese-owned ship, which ran aground on July 25, has been leaking tons of oil into the Indian Ocean

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s SLPP party wins landslide victory in Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections

Aug 7, 2020
Sri Lanka People’s party won 145 seats in the 225-member parliament, while the allies managed to clinch more than five seats.

US President Donald Trump signs order banning transactions with TikTok 

Aug 7, 2020
Trump has set September 15 as the deadline for TikTok to be banned in the US if it is not sold to a US firm. 

75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing observed in Japan

Aug 6, 2020
All the participants, most of them dressed in black and wearing face masks, offered a silent prayer at exactly 8:15 am, the time when the first nuclear bomb was dropped over Hiroshima.

Tick-borne virus re-emerges in China: 7 dead, 60 infected in East China

Aug 6, 2020
The SFTS Virus was first detected in 2009, China had isolated pathogen of the virus in 2011.

Pakistan's New Political Map: Junagadh included in Pak Map, Know how Pakistan is claiming part of Gujarat - Explained

Aug 5, 2020
Junagadh Pakistan Map: Junagadh was a princely state in British India before its integration into the Union of India. Pakistan's claim to Junagadh completely disregards the February 1948 plebiscite. 

Pakistan new map: Pakistan's new political map claims J&K, Ladakh, parts of Gujarat, India rejects claim

Aug 5, 2020
Pakistan new map: The new political map of Pakistan claims the Indian territories of Jammu and Kashmir, parts of Ladakh and parts of western Gujarat - Junagadh, Sir Creek and Manavadar.

TikTok out of business in US if not sold by September 15: US President Donald Trump

Aug 4, 2020
Trump stated that he has set a date of around September 15, by which the hugely popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok will be going out of business in the United States.

US President Donald Trump signs executive order to restrict H1B Visa Use

Aug 4, 2020
President Donald Trump’s decision of restricting the use of an H1B visa will help in combating the employer’s misuse of H-1B visas, which were not intended to replace qualified American workers with low-cost foreign labour.

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