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China accords special priority to Pakistan in foreign relations: Hua Chunying

Assistant Foreign Minister of China, Ms. Hua Chunying said on Wednesday that China always accorded a special priority to Pakistan in its foreign relations and was committed to expanding bilateral cooperation in future as well. Ms. Hua, also Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, made these remarks during her meeting with Pakistan Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque...

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China accords special priority to Pakistan in foreign relations: Hua Chunying

Assistant Foreign Minister of China, Ms. Hua Chunying said on Wednesday that China always accorded a special priority to Pakistan in its foreign relations and was committed to expanding bilateral cooperation in future as well. Ms. Hua, also Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, made these remarks during her meeting with Pakistan Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque...

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3 killed, 8 hurt in shooting at Michigan high school

Three students were killed in a shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, Michigan, on Tuesday, authorities said. The victims were identified as Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard told reporters that Myre, a member of the varsity football team, was rushed...

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Biden to review Covid travel ban ‘week to week’

President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would decide on a weekly basis whether to extend US travel bans on southern Africa, depending on what happens with the worrying new Omicron variant of Covid-19. According to AFP news Agency Asked how long travel restrictions that took effect Monday on South Africa and seven other southern African countries would remain in...

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Free entry for all visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai to celebrate the UAE National Day

Dubai: Visitors to the Expo 2020 Dubai can get free entry on December 2 to celebrate the UAE National Day. According  to  Gulf news web site Expo 2020 Dubai has announced on its website that the visitors can get their free entry tickets at the gates. Expo 2020 Dubai has earlier announced a wide range of activities from December 1...

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United Nation

UN warns of risk of new Israel-Palestinian violence

United Nations has warned that without quick and decisive action to address the key drivers of Israeli-Palestinian conflict the region risks plunging into another deadly escalation of violence. This was stated by UN Special Envoy for the Middle East peace process Tor Wennesland at the UN Security Council. Tor Wennesland said it is essential that the parties should reduce violence...

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NATO

Attack on Ukraine would be costly, NATO warns Moscow

Russia would pay a high price for any new military aggression against Ukraine, NATO and the United States warned on Tuesday as the Western military alliance met to discuss Moscow's intentions for massing troops on the border of the former Soviet republic. The West has already shown that it can wield economic, financial and political sanctions against Moscow, NATO Secretary-General...

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Pentagon

Pentagon plans stronger US posture toward China, Russia

The US military will reinforce deployments and bases directed at China and Russia, even while maintaining forces in the Middle East adequate to deter Iran and jihadist groups, the Pentagon said Monday based on the results of a review. The US Defense Department will be upgrading and expanding military facilities in Guam and Australia, underscoring its focus on China as...

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Lauren Boebert

Boebert in call refuses to apologize for anti-Muslim remarks

Days after firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was harshly criticized for making anti-Muslim comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat whom she likened to a bomb-carrying terrorist, the two spoke by phone Monday. By both lawmakers' accounts, it did not go well. According to  Associated Press  news agency The conversation, which Boebert sought after issuing a tepid...

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India's Bharat Biotech

India’s Bharat Biotech resumes exports of homegrown COVID-19 shot

Indian vaccine maker Bharat Biotech said on Monday it has resumed export of its COVID-19 shot, Covaxin, and has executed long-pending orders in November. According  to Reuters The company also said exports to additional countries will commence from December, according to a statement it shared on Twitter. It was not immediately clear whether or not these exports were made under...

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World Health Organization

WHO chief: Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics

The World Health Organization on Monday is pushing for an international accord to help prevent and fight future pandemics amid the emergence of a worrying new omicron COVID-19 variant. According to  AP  WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also said many uncertainties remain about just how transmissible and severe infection by the highly mutated omicron might be. Tedros joined leaders like...

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Afghanistan

Several Asian countries pledge additional support for Afghanistan at summit

Leaders from a handful of Asian nations vowed to help Afghanistan during a summit on Sunday, stressing the need for outside support as the new Taliban government grapples with poverty, food insecurity and an economic crisis. Leaders from Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Pakistan - member nations of the Economic Cooperation Organization - said during a Sunday summit in Turkmenistan that...

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United States

US invitation of Taiwan to democracy summit angers China

The Biden administration has invited Taiwan to its Summit for Democracy next month, the State Department announced, prompting sharp criticism from China, which considers the self-ruled island as its territory. According to AP web site The summit makes good on a pledge President Joe Biden made during his campaign, and it reflects his emphasis on returning the U.S. to a...

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United Nation

The 76th Anniversary of the UN

To celebrate the 76th Anniversary of the United Nations, the Global Elite Online Video Summit themed promoting the 17 SDGs was held earlier this month, co-hosted by the UCT Int'l Development Inc., a non-governmental organization in special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council, and the Metaverse Blockchain Association. According to Yahoo world News Diplomats, government officials, artists...

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Saudi Arabia lifts age limit for overseas Umrah pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has waved off the age limit of fifty years as a prerequisite for pilgrims coming to perform Umrah from outside the Kingdom. However, foreign pilgrims under the age of 18 will not be allowed to perform Umrah. As for domestic pilgrims, all those aged 12 years and above will be granted permit for Umrah provided that they receive...

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UK, Germany, Italy detect cases of Omicron coronavirus variant

Britain, Germany and Italy have detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new steps to contain the virus. The discovery of the variant has sparked global concern, a wave of travel bans or curbs and a sell-off on financial markets. Israel has announced to ban the entry of all foreigners into...

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Several countries restrict travel from Southern Africa due to new variant of Covid-19, Omicron

Countries around the world have restricted travel from southern African countries in an effort to contain a new variant of Covid-19, Omicron. In a statement, the World Health Organization said that Omicron has an increased re-infection risk. The statement said the number of cases of this variant appeared to be increasing in almost all of South Africa's provinces. This variant...

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