• Pedro Castillo sworn in as Peru’s new president
    Lima, Jul 28: Pedro Castillo was sworn in on Wednesday as president of Peru during a ceremony in the nation’s Congress in Lima, after weeks of uncertainty following defeating a right-wing rival in a hard-fought presidential runoff. “It is the first time that our country […]
  • US Senate advances trillion-dollar infrastructure Bill
    Washington, Jul 29: The US Senate secured enough votes to limit debate on a near $1 trillion infrastructure package. The Senate on Wednesday voted 67-32 to advance the bipartisan infrastructure package. US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he expects the upper chamber to pass […]
  • Depression rates lower in larger US cities, find researchers
    Washington [US]: It is commonly assumed that cities are detrimental to mental health but recent empirical research covering several US cities predicts lower depression rates in larger cities. The research work was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United […]
  • Syria: US imposes sanctions on 8 prisons over human rights violations
    Washington [US], July 29: The US Treasury Department on Wednesday (local time) announced sanctions on eight Syrian prisons run by President Bashar al-Assad’s intelligence agencies, citing human rights abuses against political prisoners and other detainees.The department also sanctioned five senior Syrian government officials who control […]
  • Samoa’s first female PM to review big-budget China-backed projects
    Apia [Samoa]: Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, who has assumed office as Samoa’s first female prime minister, is likely to review China-funded infrastructure development projects as they have increased the country’s debt.Mata’afa plans to scrap a 100 million dollars port development project backed by Beijing, reported Nikkei […]
  • US officials will travel to Brussels
    Washington, Jul 28 : Senior US officials will travel to Brussels on July 29 to brief NATO on the strategic stability talks with Russia, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the Russian delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey […]
  • China meets Taliban delegation
    Beijing, July 28 : On a day the deteriorating security situation topped the agenda of talks between India and the US. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met a Taliban delegation, expecting the group to play an “important role” in the peace, reconciliation and reconstruction process […]
  • Tokyo’s daily COVID-19 cases surpass 3,000 for 1st time
    Tokyo, Jul 28: The number of new COVID-19 cases in Tokyo reached 3,177 for the first time in a single day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced Wednesday. The all-time high comes just a day after Tokyo, hosting the Olympics since last week, marked 2,848 daily […]
  • US yet to respond to 80 Russian cyberattack requests
    Washington: Russia has replied to 12 requests from the United States on cybersecurity attacks last year and this year, while a total of 80 of Moscow’s requests remain unanswered, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said. “By the way, the requests of the […]
  • Azerbaijan agrees to cease-fire on border with Armenia
    Moscow: Azerbaijan has accepted Russia’s proposal to declare a ceasefire on the border with Armenia starting at 10:00 local time (06:00 GMT).“Nevertheless, the Armenian side continues to escalate the situation and shell Azerbaijani positions, using tanks and 120-mm mortars,” the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.
  • Israeli gunfire takes life of Palestinian in northern West Bank: Medics
    Ramallah [Palestine], July 28: A Palestinian man was killed on Tuesday night by Israeli soldiers near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian Medics said.The Palestinian Ministry of Health said that Shadi Isleem, a 41-year-old Palestinian man, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers near […]
  • Capitol Riots: Four US policemen testify
    Washington DC [US], July 28: The US House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot held its first hearing on Tuesday, with emotional testimony from four law enforcement officers who defended the building that day. The police personnel recounted the physical and verbal assaults […]