Blast kills 2 in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province

Baghlan [Afghanistan], January 17 (ANI): An explosive device, leftover from the past years of war in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, went off on Sunday, claiming two lives and injuring two people, a media report said on Monday.The blast took…

Blast kills 2 in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province

Baghlan [Afghanistan], January 17 (ANI): An explosive device, leftover from the past years of war in Afghanistan's Baghlan province, went off on Sunday, claiming two lives and injuring two people, a media report said on Monday.The blast took…

Pakistan NSA set to visit Afghanistan this week

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 17 (ANI): Pakistan National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf is set to visit Kabul this week amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country.This would be the second high-level visit from Pakistan since the Taliban…

Pakistan NSA set to visit Afghanistan this week

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 17 (ANI): Pakistan National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf is set to visit Kabul this week amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country.This would be the second high-level visit from Pakistan since the Taliban…

China’s birth rate at record low in 2021: Official

Beijing [China], January 17 (ANI): China's birth rate has reached a record low last year, according to official data on Monday.Citing demographers, Global Times reported that the number of newborns in the Chinese mainland dropped to 10.62 million…

China’s reluctance to export chemical fertilizer creates a crisis in Nepal

Kathmandu [Nepal], January 17 (ANI): Nepal is facing a shortage of chemical fertilizer due to the reluctance of China to supply the important agricultural component despite an agreement between the two sides.Nepal is an agricultural country, where agri...

North Macedonia’s Parliament elects new Prime Minister

Skopje [North Macedonia], January 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Members of North Macedonian Parliament late Sunday voted for a new coalition government, with Dimitar Kovacevski, leader of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), elected as a new prime mini...

Japan to develop comprehensive relations with Russia, including on energy: Japanese PM

Tokyo [Japan], January 17 (ANI/Sputnik): The Japanese government intends to continue negotiations with Russia to resolve the territorial issue and conclude a peace treaty, as well as to comprehensively develop relations with Moscow, including the coope...

China likely ramp up pressure on Taiwan next year: UK academician

Taipei [Taiwan], January 17 (ANI): China is likely to increase pressure on Taiwan next year, a prominent British historian and writer said while adding that deterrence is key to withstanding Beijing's military threats.Niall Ferguson, who is a senior…

Oppn slams Pak PM Imran Khan, says ‘increase in power, petrol prices an ‘economic murder’ of people’

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 17 (ANI): Pakistan's opposition party has slammed Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government and said the rise in power tariff and petrol prices is the "economic murder" of the people, local media reported on Monda...

Tianjin striving to control Omicron ‘in a few days’, says top Chinese expert

Tianjin [China], January 17 (ANI): The municipality of the northern Chinese city of Tianjin is trying to block local community transmission of COVID-19 amid the spread of Omicron, local media reported citing a top Chinese expert.In an interview,…

COVID positivity rate in Pakistan’s Karachi touches 40 pc mark

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 17 (ANI): An alarming rate of COVID-19 positivity rate in Pakistan's Karachi, reaching the 40 per cent mark on Sunday, has sent ripples through the medical fraternity in the country, a media report said on…

French National Assembly adopts vaccine pass law

Paris [France], January 17 (ANI/Xinhua): The French National Assembly, or the lower house of the Parliament, adopted on Sunday evening a law which will transform the health pass into a stricter vaccine pass in a bid to curb…

Two shots of Sputnik V accepted for international travel to Australia: TGA

Canberra [Australia], January 17 (ANI/Sputnik): Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has recognized the two-dose course of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 as an acceptable form of coronavirus vaccination for travellers."Tod...

225 people killed in Kazakhstan recent unrest

Almaty [Kazakhstan], January 17 (ANI): At least 225 people, including security personnel, have been killed during violent protests and violence in Kazakhstan recently, according to Pajhwok Afghan News on Monday.On Sunday, the head of the city police de...

China is ready to spring military surprises

Hong Kong, January 17 (ANI): Many are alarmed by China's growing military ambitions, with heated tensions in places like the East China Sea, South China Sea, near Taiwan and the Indian border. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has…

Texas hostage-taking draws attention to Pak neuroscientist imprisoned in US

Washington [US], January 17 (ANI): Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist serving more than 80-years sentence in the US, has once again come to the limelight after her release was sought by the British hostage-taker at a Texas synagogue…

Taiwan seeks to join US’ Indo-Pacific economic framework

Taipei [Taiwan], January 17 (ANI): Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's administration is seeking to join an Indo-Pacific economic framework being planned by the United States, local news reported quoting a senior official on Monday."The government is pa...

Jamat-e-Islami chief calls Imran Khan ‘international beggar’ amid Pak’s mounting financial woes

Lahore [Pakistan], January 17 (ANI): Dubbing Imran Khan as an "international beggar", Jamat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul-Haq on Sunday stated that Pakistan Prime Minister's departure is 'the only solution' to all the problems of the country marred with ...

PML-N’s top four sought to replace Nawaz Sharif, claims Fawad Chaudhry

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 17 (ANI): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that four Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders are "hell-bent on removing Nawaz Sharif from the party," local media has reported.G...

Saudi Arabia and the UAE- are they close allies or competing neighbors?

Nicosia [Cyprus], January 17 (ANI): In one of his Umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trips to Mecca years ago, Sheikh Zayed Al-Nahyan, founding father of the United Arab Emirates, described the relationship between his country and Saudi Arabia in this…

Will Singapore’s Vertex SPAC IPO benefit any Indian startups?

By Lee Kah WhyeSingapore, January 17 (ANI): The hottest rage in the U.S. financial markets during the COVID-19 pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 was the SPAC - special purpose acquisition company.In 2020, around 200 SPACs went public…

Top American CEOs appreciative of recent reform measures in India, Shringla says after their meetings with Modi

The Fact News Service Washington, September 24 Top American CEOs and business leaders during their meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here were appreciative of the recent reform measures in…

SpaceX launches world’s first all-civilian crew for 3-day space trip

The Fact News Service San Francisco, September 16 Inspiration4, run by tech billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX, has launched its first all-civilian mission to orbit on Thursday. SpaceX’s charity-driven mission named…

Canadian political party leaders vie for votes in final debate

The Fact News Service Ottawa, September 11 The leaders of Canada’s main political parties took part in their final English-language televised debate, battling over who has the best vision for…

New ‘inclusive’ Afghanistan government to be announced soon: Taliban

The Fact News Service Kabul, September 6 The Taliban said that the new Afghanistan government is expected to be announced soon and it will be “an inclusive government.” “Now we…

Extreme weather renews focus on climate change as scientists update forecasts

July 26 As scientists gather online to finalise a long-awaited update on global climate research, recent extreme weather events across the globe highlight the need for more research on how…

Climate change to bring more intense storms across Europe

The Fact News Service London, July 18 Climate change is driving a large increase in intense, slow-moving storms, a new study has found. Investigating how climate affects intense rainstorms across…

Europe floods: Death toll tops 150 as water recedes

The Fact News Service Berlin, July 17 The death toll from disastrous flooding in Western Europe rose above 150 on Saturday as rescue workers toiled to clear up the devastation…

North Korea: Food situation ‘tense’ due to pandemic, typhoon

The Fact News Service North Korea, June 16 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for measures to tackle the country’s “tense” food situation as a result of the…

30 killed, over 50 injured as 2 passenger trains collide in Pakistan’s Sindh

The Fact News Service Karachi, June 7 Two passenger trains collided in Pakistan’s southern Sindh Province early Monday morning, killing at least 30 people and injuring 50 others, according to…

US provided over $500 million in Covid-19 assistance to India- White House

The Fact News Service Washington DC, May 21 The United States has so far provided more than 500 million dollars in Covid-19 assistance to India. The White House said it…

32 killed, 91 injured as two trains collide in central Egypt

Cairo, March 26 At least 32 people were killed and 91 injured when two trains collided in central Egypt on Friday, health ministry officials said. “Unknown individuals” triggered the emergency…

Pak PM Imran Khan tests COVID-19 positive two days after getting Chinese vaccine

Lahore, March 20 Two days after taking the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for the virus. This was confirmed by the Faisal Sultan, who…

US Capitol violence: 4 killed as Pro Trump Mob clashes with police in bid to overturn election

The Fact News Service Washington, January 7 Four people died, including one woman who was shot by a police officer, amid protests and rioting on Capitol Hill by supporters of…

Russia develops “First” coronavirus vaccine, claims President Vladimir Putin

The Fact News Service, August 11 The first vaccine, offering “sustainable immunity” against coronavirus has been developed in Russia, President Vladimir Putin reportedly said on Tuesday. During a televised conference…

5 Companies that own more brands than you think!

The Fact News (Manik Berry) Every day, we come in contact with hundreds of brands, providing thousands of alternatives for the products we use. However, we never think where all…