Death toll of coronavirus in China reaches 2663

Beijing [China], Feb 25 (Sputnik/ANI): The death toll from the novel coronavirus in mainland China has reached 2663, while the current number of patients is at 77,658, and more than 27,200 people have recovered, the country's National Health…

Partner with India to fight climate change, rather than defence says Front runner for Democrat’s Presidential candidate Sanders

Washington DC [USA], Feb 25 (ANI): Bernie Sanders, the front-runner for the Democratic US presidential nomination on Tuesday said instead of selling weapons to India, United States should partner on the issue of climate change with the aim…

Coronavirus remains ‘very much under control’ across US, says Donald Trump

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the coronavirus is "very much under control" in the United States. "The coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in…

Trump’s Motera speech was similar to Modi’s 2016 US Congress address: Foreign policy expert

Washington DC [USA], Feb 25 (ANI): US President Donald Trump's speech at the 'Namaste Trump' event was a reminder of Narendra Modi's joint address to the US Congress in June 2016, in which he invoked cultural icons like…

US mulls expelling Chinese journalists after 3 WSJ reporters kicked out from China

Washington DC [USA], Feb 25 (ANI): The US administration is reportedly mulling expulsion of Chinese journalists after three Wall Street Journal's (WSJ) reporters based in China were ordered to leave the country last week over what Beijing termed…

We are seeing pushback against women’s rights, says UN Secretary-General

Geneva [Switzerland], Feb 25 (ANI): United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday pinpointed the "alarming levels of femicide" while issuing a "Call to action for human rights" at the 43rd regular session of the UN Human Rights…

WHO calls on international community to prepare for potential coronavirus pandemic

Geneva [Switzerland], Feb 24 (ANI): World health officials on Monday said that countries across the world should prepare for a potential pandemic of coronavirus, which has now spread substantially outside China."Using the word pandemic now does not fit...

Two more Indians test positive for coronavirus on Diamond Princess

Tokyo [Japan], Feb 25 (ANI): Two more Indian crew members onboard Japanese cruise ship Diamond Princess, have tested positive for coronavirus, thereby taking the tally of infected Indians on the ship to 14, the Indian Embassy said on…

Protestors outside UNHRC headquarters use posters, props to recreate Pak Army’s atrocities

Geneva [Switzerland], Feb 24 (ANI): Several protestors gathered outside the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) headquarter in Geneva, displaying a cage-like structure incarcerating mannequins portraying women in a symbolic enactment of the atr...

‘Pakistan Army Stop Supporting Terrorism’ banner displayed during UNHRC session

Geneva [Switzerland], Feb 24 (ANI): A banner with the slogan -- 'Pakistan Army Stop Supporting Terrorism' -- was displayed outside the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) headquarters here at a time when the 43rd session of the…

First case of coronavirus reported in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb 24 (ANI): The Afghan Health Ministry on Monday reported the first case of the novel coronavirus involving a resident of Herat province who had recently returned to the country from neighbouring Iran.The infected person was…

Taj Mahal is a testament to the beauty of Indian culture: Donald Trump

Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 24 (ANI) Awestruck by the beauty of Taj Mahal, US President Donald Trump on Monday said the 17th-century monument is a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture."The Taj…

Mahathir Mohamad resigns as Malaysian PM amid political turmoil

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Feb 24 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday announced his resignation from the post, paving the way for a possible formation of a new government.The 94-year-old leader sent a two-line resignation letter to...

Which firms will profit from Coronavirus outbreak?

By Lee Kah WhyeSingapore, Feb 24 (ANI): Last week Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry revised their 2020 GDP growth projections downwards to -0.5 to 1.5 per cent, confirming fears of economic fallout from the coronavirus COVID-19. Just…

Don’t know what he’ll do: US officials puzzled over Trump’s diet rotation during India visit

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 24 (ANI): US officials, who have dined on several occasions with Donald Trump, on Sunday seemed to be puzzled over the change in the diet of the United States President during his 36-hours trip…

COVID-19: Reconsider travelling to Daegu, Cheongdo in S Korea, India to its citizens

Seoul [South Korea], Feb 24 (ANI): The Indian embassy in South Korea has issued an advisory to its citizens urging them to "reconsider non-essential" travels to Daegu and Cheongdo county in Gyeongbuk in the wake of rising coronavirus…

Supporters of Ethiopia PM Abiy Ahmed injured during rally

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], Feb 24 (Sputnik/ANI): At least 29 demonstrators were injured in Ethiopia when they were headed for a rally in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Ahmed's supporters became the victims of a bomb attack on…

Israel Defence forces say they struck Islamic jihad targets in Syria

Tel Aviv [Israel], Feb 24 (Sputnik/ANI): The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have attacked Islamic Jihad militant group targets in Syria and the Gaza Strip, IDF said in a statement on Monday."We just struck Islamic Jihad terror targets in…

Indian diaspora could be target market for Trump’s political donations: foreign policy expert Richard Rossow

Washington DC [USA], Feb 24 (ANI): The relatively affluent Indian diaspora in the United States could be a great target market for Donald Trump to garner political donations for the upcoming presidential polls, according to foreign policy expert…

Broad continuity in US-India ties a good sign for bilateral ties, says Dhruva Jaishankar

Washington DC [USA], Feb 24 (ANI): Donald Trump is the fourth consecutive US president to visit India since Bill Clinton's trip in 2000 and this demonstrates the broad continuity in the United States policy of bilateral ties between…

Coronavirus outbreak in Italy cuts short Venice Carnival

Venice [Italy], Feb 24 (ANI): The annual Venice Carnival was on Sunday cancelled two days earlier than scheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy.This comes even as the country reported the third death from the deadly…

Fighting coronavirus ‘a crisis and big test’ for China, says Xi Jinping

Beijing [China], Feb 24 (ANI): President Xi Jinping on Sunday said the coronavirus epidemic was China's most serious public health crisis and called for efforts to help overcome the "largest public emergency" and learn from "obvious shortcomings expose...

Ready to put my name on US-Taliban peace deal, says Donald Trump

Washington DC [USA], Feb 24 (Sputnik/ANI): US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he would put his name on the peace deal with the Taliban if a week went by without major violence in Afghanistan.US and Taliban negotiators…

Trump, Melania visit aims to build on India-US strategic interests, shared values: White House

Washington DC [USA], Feb 24 (ANI): US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are visiting India with an aim to build upon the strategic interests that Washington shares with New Delhi, White House Press Secretary Stephanie…

Protest outside Karachi Press Club against enforced disappearances

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb 24 (ANI): A massive protest was held outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Sunday against the rising incidents of enforced disappearances in Karachi city and other parts of Sindh province of Pakistan."If those missing…

India imposed ‘some restrictions’ on export of medical equipment to China: MEA

New Delhi [India], Feb 23 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday said that India has imposed "some restrictions" on export of certain medical equipment to China in view of their shortage of supply in the…

Coronavirus outbreak: Balochistan govt declares emergency in districts bordering Iran

Quetta [Pakistan], Feb 23 (ANI): The Balochistan government on Sunday declared a state of emergency in province's districts bordering Iran -- the first middle-east country to report deaths from novel coronavirus.The development comes a day after Pakist...

Coronavirus cases in Italy pass 130 amid measures to contain epidemic

Rome [Italy], Feb 23 (Sputnik/ANI): A total of 132 people in Italy have been infected with the new strain of coronavirus as of Sunday, with authorities in two worst-hit regions scrambling to contain the outbreak."There have been 132…

PM Modi a ‘friend of mine’, says Trump as he departs for maiden India visit

Washington DC [USA], Feb 23 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Sunday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi his "friend" and said that he looks forward to being with "millions and millions" of people during his visit to India,…

Trump, US First Lady depart for India

Washington DC [USA], Feb 23 (ANI): US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump departed for their maiden two-day visit to India from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Sunday.The visiting dignitaries will have a stopover…

Look forward to being with ‘millions and millions’ of Indian people: Trump

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 23 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he looks forward to be with "millions and millions" of people during his maiden visit to India, beginning Monday."I look forward to being with…

Honoured to return to India for celebrating grand friendship between 2 largest democracies: Ivanka

Washington DC [USA], Feb 23 (ANI): White House advisor Ivanka Trump, who is part of a delegation accompanying her father and US President Donald Trump to a visit to India, said on Sunday that she is honoured to…

9 killed, 37 injured in eastern Turkey after earthquake hits Iran border area

Ankara [Turkey], Feb 23 (ANI): At least nine people died and 37 others sustained injuries in eastern Turkey on Sunday after an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Turkey-Iran border region, local media reported, citing the…

Pakistan facing humiliation at hands of China, says US expert

Washington DC [USA], Feb 23 (ANI): Pakistan has been facing humiliation at the hands of China, be it then the issue of Uighur Muslims persecution in Xinjiang or now the evacuation of its own citizens form coronavirus-hit Hubei…

Japan’s Shimizu Corporation produces artificial intelligence suitcase

Tokyo [Japan], Feb 23 (ANI): In recent years, the number of people with visual impairment is on a rise due to age-related issues which has led to the onset of eye disease such as glaucoma. People with such…

NEC introduces top technology for West HQ city in Australia

Sydney [Australia], Feb 23 (ANI): In late 2018, an agreement was reached for NEC Australia to become the transformative partner for one of the most progressive and well-known registered entertainment venues in the state of West HQ in…

Trump congratulates Sanders who appears to be winning Nevada caucuses

Washington [US], Feb 23 (Sputnik/ANI): US President Donald Trump has congratulated US Senator Bernie Sanders who is coming ahead in the Saturday Nevada caucuses, according to early results."Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State…

Italy to restrict movement of people amid spike in coronavirus

Rome [Italy], Feb 23 (Sputnik/ANI): Italian regions most affected by the new coronavirus will now be able to restrict the movement of people in order to prevent the spread of the disease, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced after…

Death toll from coronavirus in China’s Hubei province reaches 2,340

Hubei [China], Feb 23 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of people who have died from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Chinese province of Hubei has gone up to 2,346, regional health authorities report, saying that the total number…

Trump retweets morphed ‘Baahubali’ video, says looking forward to being with ‘great friends’ in India

Washington [US], Feb 23 (ANI): Hours before he departs for his much-anticipated visit to India, US President Donald Trump on Saturday (local time) said he is looking forward to being with his "great friends" in the country. "Look…

79 people infected with coronavirus in Italy

Rome [Italy], Feb 23 (ANI): The number of people infected with coronavirus in Italy has gone up to 79, Sputnik reported citing authorities.Italy reported a rapid rise in coronavirus cases on Saturday after dozens tested positive in two…

US welcomes Pak wrestlers’ participation in Asian Championship in India

Washington [US], Feb 23 (ANI): Sports can be an effective tool to build bridges and strengthen people-to-people ties, said the United States while welcoming the fact that Pakistan wrestlers are taking part in the Asian Wrestling Championship which…

Erdogan to meet Putin, Merkel, Macron on March 5 to discuss Syria crisis

Ankara [Turkey], Feb 23 (ANI): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday announced that he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron next month to discuss the situatio...

More than 40 suspected gas attackers killed in Zambia in wave of mob justice

Lusaka [Zambia], Feb 23 (Sputnik/ANI): Zambian Police said on Saturday that 43 people had been killed and another 23 injured in a wave of lynch mob attacks against those suspected of being involved in toxic attacks on households.Protests…

Shatrughan Sinha meets Pak President in Lahore

Lahore [Pakistan], Feb 22 (ANI): Congress leader and actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday met Pakistan President Arif Alvi in Lahore."Indian politician Shatrughan Sinha met President Dr. Arif Alvi in Lahore today. They discussed the imp...

Window of opportunity to contain coronavirus outbreak may be closing: WHO Director-General

Geneva [Switzerland], Feb 22 (Xinhua/ANI): The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the window of opportunity to contain the wider worldwide spread of COVID-19 epidemic is narrowing, urging the international community to act quickly before it compl...

‘Howdy Modi’ team extends best wishes to Namaste Trump’ event organisers

Houston [USA], Feb 22 (ANI): Ahead of US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to India, the 'Howdy Modi' team on Saturday (local time) extended its best wishes to organisers of 'Namaste Trump' event in Ahmedabad.The US President will…

Uncertainties too great to permit reliable forecasting: IMF MD on COVID-19 impact

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], Feb 22 (ANI): International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director (MD) Kristalina Georgieva has said that "uncertainties" arising out of the outbreak of coronavirus in China are "too great to permit reliable forecasting.""We are ...

Coronavirus may have started in Xinjiang’s prison camps

Hong Kong, Feb 22 (ANI): The coronavirus epidemic in China appears to have started from the cramped prison system, possibly at internment facilities in Xinjiang, according to media reports and social media posts.China's Ministry of Justice officials on...

Finance Minister Sitharaman holds bilateral meeting with her German counterpart

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], Feb 22 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday held a bilateral meeting with her German counterpart Olaf Scholz here."Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman holds bilateral meeting with Federal German Minister fo...