Guterres hails Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty's coming into force

United Nations |Friday, 2021 9:15:07 PM IST

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday welcomed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty's coming into force.

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Merkel expects talks with Biden admin about Nord Stream 2

Berlin |Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she wants to speak to the administration of new US President Joe Biden about the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project that faces American sanctions.

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Israel reports 7,575 new COVID-19 cases, 582,293 in total

Asia | January 22, 2021 1:43:04 AM IST

Tel Aviv [Israel], January 22 (ANI/Xinhua): Israel's Ministry of Health reported 7,575 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 582,293.

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Ghanaian President submits first batch of ministerial nominees for approval

Others | January 22, 2021 11:43:12 AM IST

Accra [Ghana], January 22 (ANI/Xinhua): Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday presented the first batch of minister-designates to parliament for approval.

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France reports nearly 23,000 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs

Europe | January 22, 2021 12:13:10 PM IST

Paris [France], January 22 (ANI/Xinhua): With 22,848 infections confirmed in the last 24 hours, France's total coronavirus cases now stand at 2,987,965, official data showed on Thursday.

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Fauci is back, America gets a Covid-19 reality check

New York |Friday, 2021 12:15:06 PM IST

Dr. Anthony Fauci is back. After months of being sidelined and attacked by Donald Trump, America's top infectious diseases expert returned to the White House briefing room and declared that the US cou

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Botswana's COVID-19 deaths surpass 100

Others | January 22, 2021 1:13:04 PM IST

Gaborone [Botswana], January 22 (ANI/Xinhua): Botswana's death toll from COVID-19 has reached 105, an official said on Thursday evening.

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Hasina thanks Modi for Covid-19 vaccine

Dhaka |Friday, 2021 1:15:06 PM IST

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has thanked her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending 20 lakh doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to assist the country in its fight against th

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Russia registers 21,513 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hour

Others | January 22, 2021 2:13:11 PM IST

Moscow [Russia], January 22 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia registered 21,513 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, up from 21,887 the day before, taking the tally to 3,677,352, the coronavirus response center

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Central African Republic declares emergency for 15 days amid post-election crisis

Others | January 22, 2021 2:13:15 PM IST

Bangui [CAR], January 22 (ANI/Sputnik): The Central African Republic (CAR) has declared a state of emergency after rebel forces that refused to recognise the December presidential election results, at

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Mongolia's ruling party nominates chief cabinet secretary as PM

Asia | January 22, 2021 2:43:03 PM IST

Ulan Bator [Mongolia], January 22 (ANI/Xinhua): The ruling Mongolian People's Party on Friday decided to nominate Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene, chief cabinet secretary, as the country's next prime minist

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IS claims twin suicide bombings in Iraq's Baghdad

Asia | January 22, 2021 3:13:09 PM IST

Baghdad [Iraq], January 22 (ANI/Xinhua): The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings in Iraq's capital Baghdad that killed 32 people and wounded 116 oth

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