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Syrian Killing Could Mark New Phase In Israel's War Against Iran

Syrian Killing Could Mark New Phase In Israel's War Against Iran

17 October, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Israel has said it will not tolerate a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria and has acknowledged carrying out scores of airstrikes on alleged Iranian arms shipments and military targets in Syria in recent years.

Pakistan Blacklists Chinese Firm For ‘Forged’ Documents; Keeps Company’s Name Undisclosed

Pakistan Blacklists Chinese Firm For ‘Forged’ Documents; Keeps Company’s Name Undisclosed

17 October, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Chinese firm was blacklisted by the Pakistan's National Transm­ission and Despatch Company (NTDC) for submitting forged documents to the department concerned during the bidding of a project, the report said.


Merkel Meets Erdogan During Farewell Stop In Istanbul

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he hopes to continue working well with the new German government during Chancellor Angela Merkel's farewell visit to the country.

Russian Filmmakers Land After Space Shoot

Russian Filmmakers Land After Space Shoot

17 October, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Actress Peresild and film director Shipenko rocketed to the space station on October 5 for a 12-day stint to film segments of a movie titled 'Challenge'.


Bangladesh: Muslims, Hindus Protest Amid Religious Unrest

Officials said Saturday that two Hindu men were killed in the latest spate of communal violence, taking the death toll to six.

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17 October, 2021

17 Missionaries Kidnapped In Haiti: US Religious Group

Associated Press (AP)

The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.


17 October, 2021

Russia's Daily COVID-19 Deaths Top 1,000 For First Time

Associated Press (AP)

Russian authorities have tried to speed up the pace of vaccinations with lotteries, bonuses and other incentives, but widespread vaccine skepticism and conflicting signals from officials stymied the efforts.


17 October, 2021

President Biden Hails Police For Safeguarding Democracy During Capitol Riot

Associated Press (AP)

Biden spoke at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service to remember the 491 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020.


17 October, 2021

Sudanese Protesters Call For Dissolving Of Joint Government

Associated Press (AP)

The demonstrations were organised by political parties and rebel groups that were part of the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, an umbrella group that led the uprising against al-Bashir.


16 October, 2021

Hindu Temples Attacked In Bangladesh: Anti-India Outfits Try To Dent Hasina’s Secular Credentials

Seema Guha

The Islamist terror outfits have been waiting for a chance to get back at her and her Awami League party for their strong secular credentials and her pro-India foreign policy.


16 October, 2021

FDA Panel Endorses Booster Shot For J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

Associated Press (AP)

J&J told the Food and Drug Administration that an extra dose adds important protection as early as two months after initial vaccination — but that it might work better if people wait until six months later.


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16 October, 2021

Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

Associated Press (AP)

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi said Taliban's education minister told him that they are working on a 'framework' to allow all girls to continue their schooling beyond the sixth grade.


16 October, 2021

China Kick Starts Its Six Month Space Mission With Shenzhou-13 Spacecraft

Associated Press (AP)

China's military-run space programme plans to send multiple crews to the station over the next two years to make it fully functional.


16 October, 2021

UN Extends Its Political Mission In Haiti After US-China Row

Associated Press (AP)

Haiti is one of just 15 countries -- and the second largest in population -- that continue to recognise self-ruling democratic Taiwan which China claims as part of its own territory.


15 October, 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech Seeks EU Agency's Approval To Vaccinate 5-To-11 Year Old Kids

Associated Press (AP)

Pfizer and BioNTech said they submitted data to the European Medicines Agency, including late-stage results from a study testing their COVID-19 vaccine in more than 2,200 children.


15 October, 2021

Israel Quietly Advances Settlements With Little US Pushback

Associated Press (AP)

Critics say the latest moves, while incremental, pave the way for rapid growth once the political climate changes.


15 October, 2021

UK Lawmaker Stabbed While Meeting Constituents

Associated Press (AP)

Sky News said Conservative lawmaker David Amess was attacked during a regular meeting with constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, a seaside town east of London.


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15 October, 2021

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa All Set For December Space Mission

Associated Press (AP)

Yusaku Maezawa is set to rocket to space on December 8 on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft together with producer Yozo Hirano who will film his mission and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin.


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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

Kashmir/Violence

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu