U.S. opposes plans to strengthen World Health Organization

The United States, the World Health Organization's top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said, raising doubts about the Biden administration's long-term support for the U.N. agency. The proposal, made by the WHO's working group on sustainable financing, would increase each member state's standing annual contribution, according to a WHO...

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U.S. opposes plans to strengthen World Health Organization

The United States, the World Health Organization's top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said, raising doubts about the Biden administration's long-term support for the U.N. agency. The proposal, made by the WHO's working group on sustainable financing, would increase each member state's standing annual contribution, according to a WHO...

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India bans 35 Pakistan-based YouTube channels, two websites

The Indian government has ordered to block 35 YouTube channels and two websites based in Pakistan, claiming that they were running "anti-India propaganda". India's Information and Broadcasting Ministry, in a statement, said that the websites and channels had a total of 120 million subscribers and were running "fake news" on former Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, the Indian...

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Pakistani convicted murderer takes top school score, wins scholarship

A Pakistani inmate serving a life sentence for murder in an overcrowded Karachi prison has won a scholarship for further study after taking one of the highest scores in the city's higher secondary school exams last year. According  to Reuters Syed Naeem Shah, 35, scored the highest in the general high school exams among private candidates - that is, among...

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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas welcome their first child

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have welcomed a baby via surrogate, the Indian actress announced on Friday. Taking to Instagram, she wrote, "We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family."   View this post on Instagram   A post shared...

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Pakistan’s economic growth rate increasing: Asad Umar

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar says Pakistan's economic growth rate is increasing despite Covid-19 pandemic that hit economies of many countries around the world. In an interview, he said developed countries like the United States and Europe are also facing price hike issues due to coronavirus. The Minister for Planning and Development said Pakistan's growth rate is improving...

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President calls for further facilitating cross-border trade

President Dr Arif Alvi has called for further facilitating cross-border trade with neighbouring countries to boost exports and provide employment opportunities to the people living near border areas of Balochistan. He gave the directions while chairing a follow-up meeting in Gwadar on border and trade management in Balochistan. The President asked the authorities concerned to fully equip the existing border...

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U.S. charges Texas man for threatening Georgia election officials

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced it has charged a Texas man with making violent threats against Georgia election and government officials. The indictment marked the first case brought by a federal task force formed in response to a wave of intimidation that has engulfed election administrators since the 2020 presidential vote. The matter is one of “dozens” of...

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Prime Minister Imran Khan

Imran Khan to receive direct phone calls from general public on Sunday

Prime Minister Imran Khan will receive direct phone calls from general public during a programme "Aap Ka Wazir-e-Azam" approximately at 1500 hours on Sunday. In a tweet on Friday, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill said the Prime Minister will listen to the complaints and opinions of the people and will inform them about different...

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New Delhi riots

Indian man jailed in first conviction over 2020 New Delhi riots

An Indian court has jailed a man for five years in the first conviction over religious riots in New Delhi in 2020, when more than 50 people, most of them Muslims, were killed. The riots, the worst such violence in the capital in decades, followed months of protests against a citizenship law that critics say discriminates against the Muslim minority...

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Pakistan Navy Ship ALAMGIR

PAKISTAN NAVY SHIP ALAMGIR VISITED KENYA AS PART OF ENGAGE AFRICA POLICY

Pakistan Navy Ship ALAMGIR visited Mombasa, Kenya as part of overseas deployment in African region. Upon arrival at port, PNS ALAMGIR was received by High Commissioner of Pakistan at Kenya, Defence Attaché of Pakistan and senior officials from Kenyan Navy. During the port visit, Mission Commander along with Commanding Officer of PNS ALAMGIR called-on Cabinet Secretary of Defence of Kenya...

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COVID-19

COVID-19: 23 more deaths, 7678 new cases reported in country

Twenty-three deaths and 7678 new cases of Coronavirus have been reported in the country during the last twenty-four hours. National Command and Operation Center in a tweet today (Friday) said that 59,343 tests were conducted during the said period and positivity ratio remained 12.93 percent. It said 961 patients are in critical condition.

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Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi expresses concern over spread of hatred in cyber world by followers of Hindutva

In India, main opposition party Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has expressed concern over spread of hatred in the cyber world by the followers of Hindutva. In a tweet, the Congress leader said that "Hindutvavadis" have been spreading hatred in the cyber world because cowards only attack while hiding. Calling them cowards, he said they do not have the courage to...

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong warns people to stop trying to prevent COVID hamster cull

Hong Kong police will deal with pet lovers who try to stop people giving up their hamsters to be put down, or who offer to care for abandoned hamsters, authorities said, after they ordered a cull of the cuddly rodents to curb the coronavirus. On Tuesday, officials ordered the killing of about 2,000 hamsters from dozens of pet shops after...

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Beijing Winter Olympics

Olympics Beijing Games torch relay confined to closed venues due to COVID

The Beijing Winter Olympics organisers have announced that the torch relay will be cordoned off because of concern about the spread of the coronavirus. The relay, involving 1,200 torchbearers, will begin on February 2 and wind up two days later when the games open in the capital, Beijing, and neighbouring Hebei province. “This torch relay will always prioritise safety,” Yang...

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Imran Khan

PM felicitates Govt on achieving GDP growth of 5.37% in three years

Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated his government on achieving GDP growth of 5.37 percent in three years leading to substantial jobs creation and rise in per capita income. In a tweet on Friday, he said our economic reforms success has been recognized internationally. He said Bloomberg predicted that Pakistan will sustain high growth trajectory and employment levels. Additionally, the...

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Antony Blinken

Top diplomats for U.S., Russia meet in Geneva on soaring Ukraine tensions

The top diplomats of Russia and the United States were to meet in Switzerland on Friday to discuss soaring tensions over Ukraine after a flurry of meetings between officials on both sides in the last week produced no breakthroughs. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Geneva for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following a swing through...

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