Israel PM in first official trip to Egypt in over a decade

Israel PM in first official trip to Egypt in over a decade

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 | AP | Cairo

The leaders of Egypt and Israel have met as part of the first official trip to Egypt by an Israeli Prime Minister in over a decade, and rising tensions in the Gaza Strip at the top of their agenda. Gaza is sandwiched between Israel and Egypt, and both countries have enforced...

Donors pledge $1.2 bn for helping Afghans

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 | PTI | United Nations/Geneva

The international community has announced over $1.2 billion in aid for the Afghanistan humanitarian crisis, with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres underlining the importance to engage with the Taliban to ensure continued humanitarian assistance in the country and address other concerns including terrorism, human rights and the nature of the...

Xi praises PLA’s model border battalion in Tibet

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | PTI | Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping has praised a border-guard battalion in Tibet, which shares boundary with the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, saying its troops have done a “great job” in the past five years, official media here reported. Xi visited Nyingchi, the Tibetan border town close to Arunachal Pradesh in July,...

New Bill can help Indians, get Green Card in US by paying supplemental fee

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | PTI | Washington

Millions of people stuck for years in the employment-based Green Card backlog in the US, including a sizable number of Indians, can hope for a lawful permanent residency in America by paying a supplemental fee if a new House Bill is passed into law. The move, if included in the reconciliation...

Nepal issues alert against possible spread of Nipah virus from India

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | PTI | Kathmandu

Nepal Government on Monday sounded an alert against the possible spread of Nipah virus, found in neighbouring India. Early this month, a 12-year-old boy in Kerala succumbed to the infection, the first such incident three years after it wreaked havoc in parts of Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of the state. Nepal’s Ministry...

Israel hits Hamas targets as Gaza militants fire rockets

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | AP | Jerusalem

Israeli aircraft struck a series of targets in the Gaza Strip early Monday while Palestinian militants launched rockets into Israel in the third consecutive night of fighting between the sides. The violence took place shortly before Israel’s prime minister, Naftali Bennett, was heading to Egypt for a visit expected to focus...

Blinken readies for contentious Afghan hearings in Congress

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | AP | Washington

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is preparing to face tough congressional questioning this week over the Biden administration’s handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan. In separate House and Senate hearings, lawmakers are expected to grill Blinken on the Biden administration’s response to the rapid collapse of the Afghan government and...

UN official slams Taliban over reprisal killings

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | AP | Geneva

The UN human rights chief says her office has received credible allegations of reprisal killings by the Taliban of former Afghan security forces, as well as instances in which officials in the previous Government and their relatives were arbitrarily detained and later turned up dead. Michelle Bachelet, speaking on Monday to...

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