COVID-19, Palestine and Iranian Nukes Feature in First Day of UN General Assembly Speeches
The leaders of the US, Egypt and Turkey raised the issue of Palestinian rights and statehood, and called for a just and comprehensive solution JERUSALEM: A new poll has found that nearly 80 percent of Palestinians want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign, reflecting widespread anger over the death of... Read more
Global Affair Canada holds reception for Qatar’s Ambassador on end of tenure
Global Affair Canada held a reception ceremony in honor for Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Canada HE Saud bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud on the occasion of the end of his tenure. (August 29, 2021 – Qatar) – In a speech during the ceremony, HE Canadian Assistant Deputy... Read more
Oman Lifts Travel Ban on Pakistan
The Public Authority of Civil Aviation (PACA) Oman has lifted the movement restriction on completely inoculated individuals from Pakistan and 20 different nations that were prior put on its red-list for air travel. (August 25, 2021 – Oman) – The flight expert on Monday affirmed that the choice would... Read more
Gartner outlines key emerging technologies spurring innovation
On the Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2021, the three overarching trends that will drive organisations to explore emerging technologies such as nonfungible tokens (NFT), sovereign cloud, data fabric, generative AI, and composable networks to help secure competitive advantage are engineering trust, accelerating growth, and sculpting change. (August... Read more
The government is considering releasing some offenders from prisons in England and Wales to ease pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said the virus poses an “acute” risk in prisons, many of which are overcrowded. Some 3,500 prison staff – about 10% of the workforce... Read more
BEIJING (REUTERS) – Mainland China had 39 new confirmed cases on Sunday (March 22), the country’s National Health Commission said, down from 46 a day earlier. All of the new cases involved travellers arriving in China from abroad, the health authority said in a statement on Monday. That brings... Read more
AFP/Reuters/Rome/Berlin/Madrid/Paris Italy’s world-topping toll from the coronavirus pandemic approached 5,500 yesterday after the Mediterranean country reported another 651 deaths. The novel coronavirus causes the Covid-19 disease. The latest daily toll was smaller than Saturday’s record 793 fatalities, but still the second-highest registered during Italy’s month-long crisis. The number of... Read more
Agencies/Mumbai Hundreds of millions of people stayed at home yesterday, heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for people to self-isolate to contain the coronavirus as confirmed cases in the country surge past 360, with seven deaths reported so far. While the curfew was voluntary and not an outright ban... Read more
BANGKOK (REUTERS) – The coronavirus pandemic led to a rare surge of online posts in Thailand questioning the monarchy on Sunday (March 22) and a government minister subsequently warned that inappropriate posts could lead to jail. Insulting the monarchy is a crime, punishable by up to 15 years in... Read more
The number of coronavirus patients in Pakistan has now reached 646, the country’s health ministry said yesterday, although the government again refused to impose a nationwide lockdown to contain the virus’ spread. Pakistan registered 112 new cases during the past 24 hours, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on... Read more