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Ukraine Recovery Conference held in Switzerland

LUGANO: A two-day Ukraine Recovery Conference has begun today, with the goal of creating the guiding principles and framework for future rehabilitation of the conflict-torn nation. Ignazio Cassis, president of the Swiss Confederation and head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, said in his opening address on Monday that the conference participants would be expected to define the standards for handling assistance to Ukraine and for the division of responsibilities among the various part

5 Jul 2022 8:14 am
Italy announces state of emergency to tackle drought

ROME: Due to the severe weather and drought that have affected the country, especially its north, the Italian government has declared a state of emergency. The state of emergency, which will last until at least the end of the year, will provide the government more resources and authority to deal with the hot and dry conditions that might slash the nation's agricultural output by as much as a third. To address severe water crisis, the government has also set aside a total of 36.5 million euro

5 Jul 2022 7:21 am
Kiev deems the military operation in Lugansk region 'successful'

KIEV: presidential advisor for Ukraine, Oleksiy Arestovych, hailed the military operation in the strategic cities of the eastern Lugansk region as successful. Arestovych posted on Facebook that the defence of the Lysychansk-Severodonetsk agglomeration is a successful military operation. Ukraine has successfully completed all four major objectives of the defensive operation, including interdicting critical enemy units, dealing losses to the enemy forces, gaining time for resupply, and establishin

5 Jul 2022 7:13 am
US failed to take initiative in Doha nuclear talks: Iran

TEHRAN: According to a statement released by the local Foreign Ministry on Monday, the US has not participated constructively in the latest round of discussions in Doha intended to revive the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal. According to the statement, French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian spoke over the phone about the comments. Though describing the discussions on June 29-30 in Doha as positive, Amir-Abdollahian said that we need wait and wat

4 Jul 2022 3:34 pm
Americans lost USD185 mn to crypto romance scams in just 3 months

SAN FRANCISCO: In the first quarter of this year, people in the US lost cryptocurrency valued over USD185 million due to romance scams. Fraudsters are employing new strategies to defraud their victims, with romance scams playing a significant role. A recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation found that since early 2021, about 46,000 Americans have reported losing more than USD1 billion in cryptocurrency to scammers. According to a BanklessTimes analysis, romance scams are the second mo

4 Jul 2022 3:11 pm
Iranian negotiator finalises new round of nuclear talks

TEHRAN: Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani announced that the date and place of a fresh round of negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal are being finalized, according to the official Islamic Republic News. Bagheri Kani stated on Sunday that the time and venue of next negotiations are being finalised in the exchanges between Iran and the European Union, adding that the conversations in Doha took place within a pre-determined framework. He did not specify whether the next r

4 Jul 2022 8:25 am
Ghana President calls for efforts to root out terrorism in West Africa

ACCRA :Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged member states of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) to take concerted efforts to combat terrorism in West Africa. The call was made on Sunday at the opening remarks of the 61st Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Akufo-Addo is also the Chairman of the regional bloc. Our region remains the target of indiscriminate and savage terrorist assaults, leading

4 Jul 2022 7:48 am
Death toll crosses 100 as floods continues in Bangladesh

DHAKA:Death toll from Bangladesh's unprecedented floods has risen to over 100, the authorities said. The Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room released a daily flood report on Sunday, revealing that 102 people were killed by floods between May 17 and June 28 in 27 of the 64 flood-affected districts. As per the daily flood report of the Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room on Sunday, it shows that Most victims died from drowning, snake bites and lightning in the flo

4 Jul 2022 7:31 am
Islamic terror group Taliban made this demand by sharing a picture of Nupur Sharma

Kabul: The Islamic terrorist organization Taliban has been in the news day by day. In the eyes of the Taliban, there is no respect for another religion and it has committed slaughter in the name of religion. Now the Taliban is interfering in India's case. In fact, the Taliban has said about Nupur Sharma's controversial statement on the Prophet, Sheshould not get forgiveness.'' The Taliban has backed the Indian Supreme Court's statement that Nupur Sharma's controversial st

3 Jul 2022 4:05 pm
Typhoon: 24 Crew Members Missing In Shipwreck

BEIJING : Chaba, the third typhoon of the year, made landfall in the coastal area of Maoming city in China's Guangdong province on Saturday. The province meteorological bureau said that on Saturday night, Chaba would lash through Maoming and enter the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region while moving northwest at a speed of 15 to 20 km per hour, according to Xinhua report. The western portion of the Pearl River Delta is likely to suffer heavy rain and thunderstorms during the weekend, while the

2 Jul 2022 3:29 pm
Macron and Albanese discuss future ties between France, Australia

PARIS: Following the submarine dispute, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and French President Emmanuel Macron met to discuss future relations between the two countries. Macron and Albanese underlined their commitment to forging a closer and stronger bilateral relationship based on mutual trust and respect, according to the Elysee, the official residence of the French president, on Friday. The French President stated, The new Australia position, proactive, offers us an opportunity to mo

2 Jul 2022 2:46 pm
Turkey hikes minimum wage amid soaring inflation

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the nation's minimum salary would be increased in response to skyrocketing inflation and unstable currency exchange rates. According to Erdogan, the minimum salary would be 5,500 Turkish liras (USD 328), with a 30-percent interim raise beginning on July 1. To lessen the financial strain on workers, the government hiked the monthly minimum salary by 50 percent at the beginning of this year. Turkey has battled rising inflation for a

2 Jul 2022 2:36 pm
Inflation in Pakistan Highest in over 13 years

ISLAMABAD: According to Consumer Price Index (CPI) statistics compiled and released by the by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the cost of a hundred basic goods, including flour, fuel, housing, and health care, has increased by 21.3 percent for Pakistanis in a single year. CPI shows that June 2022 proved the most expensive month in the past 13 years.Inflation in June increased by 6.32 percent from the prior month and by 21.32 percent as compared to June 2021. (month-on-month increase). The las

2 Jul 2022 1:54 pm
Biden pledges to protect women travelling for abortions

WASHINGTON: The U.S President Joe Biden announced that women travelling for abortions across the country will be protected by the State government as millions of women have lost their constitutional reproductive rights after the Supreme Court overturned its 50-year-old Roe v Wade decision. The President stated that his administration will also guarantee access to medicines that caused abortion in jurisdictions where it was forbidden while speaking to a virtual gathering of Democratic Governors o

2 Jul 2022 11:25 am
German govt lowers national budget 2023

BERLIN: The German government has adopted the country's 2023 national budget, which projects revenues and expenses of about 445 billion euros (USD463 billion), or 10% less than in 2022. The largest economy in Europe is attempting to balance its books for the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak began, thus the new budget must adhere to the nation's so-called debt brake, as per reports.. Germany's national budget for 2023 only allocates 17 billion euros for additional debt after tak

2 Jul 2022 11:05 am
Zelensky Norwegian PM discuss support for Kiev

KIEV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with visiting Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store to explore additional support for Kiev, the presidential press service said. Zelensky thanked Store for the defence, political and humanitarian solidarity and for the decision to allocate 1 billion euros for Ukraine. The Norwegian Prime Minister stated that Norway will continue to help Ukraine despite the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine. The two presidents also discussed increased de

2 Jul 2022 10:26 am
US extends USD 820mn in security assistance for Ukraine

WASHINGTON: The United States has announced USD 820 million in additional support for Ukraine, including advanced anti-aircraft and aerial defence systems and more ammo for sophisticated rocket systems, the Department of Defence said in a statement. The new weaponry cost a total of USD820 million and was delivered in two sections, according to a statement released on Friday. Additional ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems will be included in the USD50 million in assistance t

2 Jul 2022 10:04 am
Ukraine claims Russian Missiles Kill 21 in Residential Area in Odessa

KYIV: Hours after the completion of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization conference when President Biden pledged to help Ukraine for as long as it takes, a strategic bomber from Russia began the nocturnal attack, the latest in a surge of Russian strikes. Russia has increasingly used its strategic bombers to launch antiship missiles at Ukrainian targets.. At least 20 people were killed earlier this week in a similar attack on a mall in central Ukraine, and after several weeks of relative calm, a

2 Jul 2022 7:07 am
Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin discuss bilateral ties

NEW DELHI : India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, July 1, discussed and reviewed the implementation of the decisions taken during Putin's visit to India in December last year, an official statement said. The two presidents specifically discussed ways to promote bilateral trade in agricultural products, fertilisers, and pharmaceuticals during their phone call, the statement said. Putin and Modi also spoke about international energy and food markets

1 Jul 2022 5:46 pm
Slain Indian singer Moose Wala becomes poster boy for PTI candidate

MULTAN: Posters of killed Indian singer Sidhu Moosewala have been used in the election the campaign of Zain Qureshi - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) candidate for PP-217 in Multan for the Pakistan Punjab bypoll, media reports said. On May 29, the famed Punjabi singer was slain, shocking his fans all over the world. According to The News, he was as well-known for his tunes among Punjabi speakers in Pakistan. Now, Moosewala's images can be seen on the campaign posters for the PTI candida

1 Jul 2022 5:30 pm
EU lawmakers finalize rules for tracing transfers of crypto-assets

LONDON: To stop money laundering, terrorism financing, and other crimes, the European Union (EU) lawmakers have passed new legislation allowing the tracing of transactions of digital assets like Bitcoin in the same way as regular financial transfers. On a new bill intended to guarantee that cryptocurrency transfers can always be traced and erroneous transactions are stopped, the negotiators came to a tentative agreement. Ernest Urtasun, co-rapporteur for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Af

1 Jul 2022 5:14 pm
Earthquake of 6.0-magnitude jolts Philippines

MANILA : A 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook the Cagayan province in the northern Philippines on Friday, Authorities in Manila reported. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the earthquake that struck Calayan town at 2.40 a.m. occurred at a depth of 27 kilometers, around 27 kilometers southeast of Dalupiri Island. The neighboring provinces of Apayao and Ilocos Sur on the main island of Luzon felt the tremor as well. The tectonic earthquake will trigger aftershocks bu

1 Jul 2022 12:06 pm