Monday , May 23 2022


International News

Iran denies ‘compromise’ in nuclear deal negotiations

23-05-2022 TEHRAN/ WASHINGTON: Iran’s foreign ministry has rejected reports of the country’s willingness to “compromise” its stance in ongoing indirect negotiations with the United States to restore its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said late Saturday that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, made …

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Burqa is not Afghan tradition: Hamid Karzai

23-05-2022 Bureau Report + Agencies KABUL/ ISLAMABAD: Former President Hamid Karzai in an interview with CNN said that covering faces is not Hijab and the use of the Burqa is not Afghan tradition but “Burqa has come to Afghanistan probably 200-300 years ago, and countryside women don’t wear” it. Karzai …

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Opposition Labor party wins Australia’s election

22-05-2022 By SJA Jafri + Bureau Report CANBERRA/ SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE: Anthony Albanese’s opposition Labor party has won Australia’s election but with votes still being counted it remained to be seen if it would achieve a parliamentary majority. Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded defeat late on Saturday even though vote counting …

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Thousands queue for petrol, gas, food in Sri Lanka

22-05-2022 COLOMBO: Thousands of people queued for cooking gas and petrol in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis. Lines formed in many parts of Colombo, a city of around 900,000 people, as residents …

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Japan & America vow to deter North Korea

22-05-2022 SEOUL: President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed on Saturday to hold bigger military drills and deploy more US weapons if necessary to deter North Korea, while offering to send COVID-19 vaccines and potentially meet Kim Jong Un. Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol said their countries’ decades-old …

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Monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

22-05-2022 LONDON: The World Health Organization was holding an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the recent outbreak of monkeypox, a viral infection more common to west and central Africa, after over 100 cases were confirmed or suspected in Europe. In what Germany described as the largest outbreak in Europe …

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Morrison Govt can’t win majority in Australian election

21-05-2022 By SJA Jafri + Bureau Report SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE: Australia’s opposition Labor Party appeared on track to win Saturday’s general election, television stations projected, as voters deserted the ruling conservative coalition in favor of climate-focused independents and smaller parties. A win would end nine years in opposition for Labor and …

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