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President Vladimir Putin

Putin fires Russian prison chief after torture scandal

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fired the head of Russia's prison service, weeks after the emergence of leaked videos that appeared to show prisoners being tortured and sexually assaulted. According to Reuters Alexander Kalashnikov was dismissed with immediate effect, according to a terse decree published on the Kremlin's website. Arkady Gostev, a deputy interior minister, was appointed as his replacement....

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President Vladimir Putin

Putin fires Russian prison chief after torture scandal

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday fired the head of Russia's prison service, weeks after the emergence of leaked videos that appeared to show prisoners being tortured and sexually assaulted. According to Reuters Alexander Kalashnikov was dismissed with immediate effect, according to a terse decree published on the Kremlin's website. Arkady Gostev, a deputy interior minister, was appointed as his replacement....

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Saudi Arabia to allow quarantine-free entry for passengers from India, Pakistan

Saudi Arabia will soon allow passengers from six countries to directly enter the Kingdom. #وزارة_الداخلية : السماح بالقدوم المباشر إلى المملكة من (إندونيسيا، باكستان، البرازيل، فيتنام، مصر، الهند)، دون الحاجة إلى قضاء (14) يوماً خارجها، على أن يتم تطبيق الحجر الصحي المؤسسي عليهم 5 أيام، بغض النظر عن حالة تحصينهم خارج المملكة، وذلك بدء من الأربعاء القادم.#واس_عام pic.twitter.com/Dq8IepFSX6 — واس...

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UN chief calls for immediate end to fighting in Ethiopia

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an end to fighting in Ethiopia while in Colombia's capital Bogota on Wednesday, urging Ethiopian leaders to follow the Andean country's example of peace. According  to  Reuters  Guterres, who was visiting Colombia to mark the five-year anniversary of the peace deal between the government and the demobilized leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of...

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Latest International News

WHO warns of 700,000 more COVID deaths in Europe by March

The World Health Organization has warned of alarming possible situation in Europe during winter due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the WHO spokesman expressed apprehension that another 700,000 Europeans could die due covid-19 by March and continent's death toll could rise up to 2.2 million.

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US President invites 110 countries including Pakistan to virtual democracy summit

U.S President Joe Biden has invited around 110 countries including Pakistan, Iraq and India to a virtual summit on democracy in December. According to a list posted on the State Department website, China is not invited. Turkey is also missing from the list of participants.  

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Indian Air Force (IAF)

IAF pilot Abhinandan awarded India’s third-highest gallantry medal

Indian Airforce (IAF) pilot and Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman was awarded the Vir Chakra, the third-highest Indian military honour during wartime Monday. However, Pakistanis ridiculed the Indian authorities as Abhinandan was arrested in 2019 by Pakistani forces after his MiG 21 aircraft was shot down by Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Abhinandan was captured by the Pakistan Army after his aircraft...

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United Nation

U.N. warns of ‘colossal’ collapse of Afghan banking system

The United Nations on Monday pushed for urgent action to prop up Afghanistan's banks, warning that a spike in people unable to repay loans, lower deposits and a cash liquidity crunch could cause the financial system to collapse within months. According to Reuters In a three-page report on Afghanistan's banking and financial system seen by Reuters, the U.N. Development Programme...

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Multiple dead as vehicle plows through Wisconsin holiday parade

Multiple people died and over 20 were reported injured Monday when a vehicle plowed through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin's Waukesha. According to Reuters Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said a person of interest was in custody and the suspect vehicle had been recovered after the incident in Waukesha, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Milwaukee. "The vehicle struck...

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UNICEF

Young people more optimistic about the world than older generations – UNICEF

UNICEF, Young people are nearly 50 per cent more likely than older people to believe that the world is becoming a better place with each generation, according to the results of a landmark intergenerational poll. The international survey was conducted by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Gallup, the global analytics and advice firm, and has been released ahead of...

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Germany

Germany limits public gatherings on unvaccinated people

Germany will tighten COVID-19 measures across the country for unvaccinated people as hospitals become full of COVID patients, Reuters reports. Why it matters: The move to limit large gatherings and other restrictions comes as public officials around the world are imposing COVID measures on the unvaccinated amid rising new cases. The big picture: Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday the move...

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Russia Afghanistan

Russia warns of critical situation in Afghanistan may Lead to Civil War

Russia has warned of a critical situation in Afghanistan may Lead to Civil War. The secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolay Patrushev said the situation unfolding today in Afghanistan is unprecedented both in military-political and socio-economic terms. He said if the new authorities in Kabul fail to normalize the situation, and the international community fails to provide effective support...

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US accuse Iran

US, Gulf countries accuse Iran of causing ‘nuclear crisis’

The United States and its Arab allies in the Gulf accused Iran Wednesday of causing a nuclear crisis and destabilizing the Middle East with ballistic missiles and drones. According to AFP  The warning came in a joint statement issued after a meeting of the US and Gulf Cooperation Council working group on Iran, which was held in Saudi Arabia. "All...

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US Taiwan Relationship

Biden underscores he wants no change in Taiwan policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he made clear to China’s Xi Jinping that his administration stands firmly behind the United States' longstanding “One China” policy but he also noted that the self-ruled island of Taiwan ultimately makes its own decisions. White House officials said the two leaders spoke extensively about Taiwan during their more than...

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Xi and Biden

Xi, Biden stress their responsibility to world to avoid conflict

China and the United States have urged to avoid conflict while increasing communication and cooperation between the two countries. The desire was expressed during a virtual meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden. Joe Biden said it is our responsibility as leaders to ensure that our competition does not veer into conflict. President Xi said...

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White House says Biden and Xi will hold virtual summit on Nov. 15

President Biden will hold a virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, marking the most public direct engagement between the two leaders since Biden took office, the White House announced Friday. Why it matters: According to AP The Biden administration views the rise of China as the top geopolitical challenge that the U.S. will face in the 21st...

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Qureshi meets acting Afghan FM; reaffirms Pakistan’s resolve to strengthen ties in all areas

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday while underlining Pakistan’s commitment to peace, stability and progress in Afghanistan, also reaffirmed the country’s resolve to strengthen bilateral relations in all areas. According  to APP The foreign minister, in a meeting with Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi here, highlighted Pakistan’s continuing efforts for facilitating humanitarian assistance and economic support to...

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