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Two 2,500-year-old tombs dating back to Saite Dynasty uncovered in Egypt

A Spanish archaeological mission discovered two adjacent tombs in Egypt's Minya Governorate dating back to the Saite Dynasty (664 BC-525 BC)

6 Dec 2021 10:25 am
Didi Global's New York exit a further blow to Chinese listings in US

Chinese listings in the United States have fallen sharply since Didi debuted in New York on June 30

6 Dec 2021 9:46 am
US to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics: Report

The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that no US government officials will attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games

6 Dec 2021 9:06 am
Vietnam to pay attention to monetary policy after US report: Deputy guv

The US Treasury report on Friday said that Vietnam exceeded its trade surplus, current account and foreign exchange intervention thresholds

6 Dec 2021 9:02 am
World Petroleum Congress starts in US's Houston amid Omicron concern

The World Petroleum Congress, the largest triennial gathering for the industry, kicked off Sunday in Houston, the largest city of south-central US state Texas

6 Dec 2021 8:55 am
Far-right candidate Eric Zemmour says wants to withdraw France from NATO

French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour said on Sunday that he would like France to leave the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

6 Dec 2021 8:48 am
Alibaba Group overhauls e-commerce businesses, names Toby Xu new CFO

The changes come as Alibaba faces headwinds on multiple fronts, including increased competition, a slowing economy and a regulatory crackdown

6 Dec 2021 8:46 am
Japan's tougher Covid-19 border controls boost support for PM, poll shows

Japan took some of the world's strictest steps on Nov. 29 by closing its borders to new foreign entrants for about a month

6 Dec 2021 8:41 am
Row vs Wade: Both sides plan for new state-by-state abortion fight in US

As the US Supreme Court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking to press its advantage in state-by-state battles

6 Dec 2021 8:39 am
Oil prices rise over $1 a barrel after Saudi increases rate for its crude

Oil prices rose by more than $1 a barrel on Monday after top exporter Saudi Arabia raised prices for its crude sold to Asia and the United States

6 Dec 2021 8:37 am
Evergrande says no guarantee it can meet repayments, shares hit 11-yr low

In a filing late on Friday, Evergrande, the world's most indebted developer, also said it had received a demand from creditors to pay about $260 million

6 Dec 2021 8:32 am
Sputnik V vaccinated should not be deprived of right to travel: Putin

People vaccinated with Covid vaccines Sputnik V should not be deprived of the right to travel around the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said

6 Dec 2021 8:12 am
Employee group cuts UK economic growth forecast, cites supply chain pain

Britain's economy looks set to grow more slowly than previously thought this year and in 2023 due to global supply chain problems

6 Dec 2021 7:42 am
'Extreme vaccine discrimination' leaving Africa behind in battling Covid

Africa has little chance of overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic unless 70% of its population is vaccinated by end-2022, yet extreme vaccine discrimination is leaving the continent behind

6 Dec 2021 7:38 am
Omicron now found in one-third of US states while Delta remains prominent

Omicron has spread to about one-third of US states, but the Delta version remains the majority of Covid-19 infections as cases rise nationwide

6 Dec 2021 7:29 am
Japan govt is considering lifting FY2022 economic growth forecast

The Japanese government is considering raising its economic growth forecast for fiscal 2022 to take into account the effects of its record $490 billion stimulus package

6 Dec 2021 7:20 am
Iran says US should 'take first step' in revival of nuclear deal

Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani has said Washington should take the first step in revival of the 2015 nuclear deal

6 Dec 2021 7:11 am
Taliban vow to probe reports of summary killings of ex-soldiers, police

The Taliban on Sunday promised to probe reports of execution and forcible disappearance of former police and intelligence officers in Afghanistan despite a proclaimed amnesty.

6 Dec 2021 7:05 am
Afghanistan: Construction projects over $5 bn at halt, surging joblessness

Construction projects in Afghanistan over $5 billion are on hold, stated the union of private constructions companies in the country

6 Dec 2021 7:05 am
Former US president Trump's media company says raised $1 bn from investors

The Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), founded by former US President Donald Trump, has announced raising USD 1 billion from institutional investors.The former president's media company was reported in October to be going public and planning to launch a social network named TRUTH Social.Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. and Digital World Acquisition Corp., today announced that Digital World Acquisition Corp. has entered into subscription agreements for $1 billion in committed capital to b

6 Dec 2021 6:59 am
US Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

Dole announced in February 2021 that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer

6 Dec 2021 4:09 am
CNN fires anchor Chris Cuomo for his role in brother's sex scandal agencies

The network had suspended its prime-time host on Tuesday

6 Dec 2021 12:22 am
Donald Trump's social media venture says it has raised $1 billion

The capital raise underscored the former US president's ability to attract strong financial backing

6 Dec 2021 12:16 am
China's power in Asia falls, United States regains authority: Lowy

China's measure of power fell as the country wrestled with structural weaknesses in its demographics and financial system, the research group said

6 Dec 2021 12:11 am
Russia may invade Ukraine in early '22; United States raises alarm

The intelligence finding estimates that the Russians are planning to deploy an estimated 175,000 troops and almost half of them are already deployed along various points near Ukraine's border

6 Dec 2021 12:04 am
Softbank COO spars with Masayoshi Son, demands $2 billion in compensation

Son and other senior SoftBank executives in Japan are seeking to pay Claure a much smaller sum

5 Dec 2021 11:45 pm
Saudi Arabia raises oil prices for buyers in Asia, United States

The move signals that the world's biggest crude exporter still sees strong demand in its two main markets

5 Dec 2021 11:33 pm
'China firms actively working with regulators for US listing'

Forcing US-listed Chinese firms to delist isn't responsible policy option: Securities watchdog

5 Dec 2021 11:29 pm
Pfizer faces scrutiny over scale of its Covid profits, says report

Pfizer has to date pledged 40m doses out of global production to Covax

5 Dec 2021 8:44 pm
Iran's proposals lead to pause in Vienna nuke talks, mounting uncertainty

It was emphasised that the proposals of Iran on the removal of illegal and oppressive sanctions and the nuclear issue are on the table, Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani told Iranian me

5 Dec 2021 5:24 pm
Nearly all of lynched Sri Lankan's bones broken, 99% body burnt: Pak report

The post-mortem report of Diyawadana cited skull and jaw fractures as the cause of death, the Geo News reported.

5 Dec 2021 5:17 pm
Israel PM Bennett urges hard line against Iran at nuclear negotiations

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett urged world powers to take a hard line against Iran in negotiations to curb the country's nuclear program

5 Dec 2021 5:02 pm
Amid Evergrande crisis, more Chinese property developers to issue ABA

The regulators said any fallout was controllable, and that developers' normal funding needs would be met, but the sector is facing another year of tight funding

5 Dec 2021 3:16 pm
China will encourage listing of leading futures firms, to issue futures law

China's commodities market had been volatile this year amid the uneven global economic recovery, easing liquidity and speculation

5 Dec 2021 10:03 am
Pakistan receives $3 bn loan from Saudi as part of economic support package

The South Asian country has faced growing economic challenges, with high inflation, sliding forex reserves, a widening current account deficit and a depreciating currency.

5 Dec 2021 9:58 am
Australia to raise its 2022 growth forecast at mid-year budget review: Govt

The market is coming back strongly, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said in an interview on the Australian Broadcast Corporation's Insiders programme

5 Dec 2021 9:50 am
Pentagon says US ready to support Taiwan in face of China's military rise

China is rapidly strengthening its nuclear capabilities, but US is prepared for competition and will also work on supporting Taiwan's ability to defend itself, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said

5 Dec 2021 7:18 am
Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden to hold virtual meeting on Tuesday

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the US President Joe Biden will have a videoconference on Tuesday, RIA Novosti news agency has reported, citing Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

5 Dec 2021 6:56 am
US ready to support Ukraine, help Kiev with defense, Pentagon chief says

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says Washington is concerned about the situation in Ukraine and is ready to support Kiev.Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum on Saturday, Austin said that the US is very concerned about the alleged buildup of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border and will try to ensure that Kiev has what it needs to defend its sovereign territory.The Pentagon chief said he was not going to speculate on different scenarios pertaining to the alleged Russian aggression o

5 Dec 2021 6:53 am
Virus death toll 'so bitter because it is avoidable,' says Merkel

Merkel gave what is expected to be her last weekly video message two days after federal and state leaders decided on a series of measures meant to break a wave of coronavirus infections

4 Dec 2021 8:45 pm
French President Macron meets Saudi crown prince in final Gulf stop

Earlier in the day, Macron was in Qatar, where he told reporters that France and a number of European nations were considering opening a joint diplomatic mission in Afghanistan

4 Dec 2021 8:08 pm
Outgoing Chancellor Merkel makes final appeal to Germans to get vaccinated

Merkel gave what is expected to be her last weekly video message two days after federal and state leaders decided on a series of measures meant to break a wave of coronavirus infections

4 Dec 2021 4:56 pm
4 Dec 2021 2:50 pm
Elon Musk's wealth declines by $15 billion as tech stocks plunge

That leaves Musk's fortune at $268.9 billion

4 Dec 2021 2:43 pm
Afghan security forces seize weapons from Panjshir province: State media

Afghan security forces have discovered and seized a variety of weapons from eastern Panjshir province, the state-run news agency Bakhtar reported

4 Dec 2021 12:52 pm
Syrian lab found wheat seeds given by US containing harmful worm infection

Syrian agriculture officials and farmers have been complaining that the wheat seeds, recently provided by the US,contain a high degree of nematode (plant-parasitic worm) infection

4 Dec 2021 12:43 pm
Pakistan embassy in US ran out of funds to pay salaries for 4 months

The Pakistan embassy in Washington had run out of funds to pay salaries for at least four months to some of its employees

4 Dec 2021 12:42 pm
China's Communist Party bashes US democracy before Joe Biden summit

China's Communist Party took American democracy to task on Saturday, sharply criticising a global democracy summit being hosted by President Joe Biden next week .

4 Dec 2021 12:30 pm
Scotland detects 6 Omicron Covid-19 variant cases, UK total at 9

Six cases of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant have been identified in Scotland on Monday, taking the UK's total to nine following three cases detected in England earlier. The Scottish government said four cases have been found in Lanarkshire and two in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. While all three of England's previously detected cases had a travel link with southern Africa, some of the people identified in Scotland have no travel history and may have caught the potentially highly transmis

29 Nov 2021 4:28 pm