At Least 30 Killed, Over 2,500 Injured in Beirut Blast : Health Minister

Beirut, (Sputnik) The massive blast that rocked the port of Beirut on Tuesday evening left at least 30 people killed and more than 2,500 others injured, Hamad Hasan said. 


"According to preliminary information, the blast that rocked Beirut resulted in 30 deaths and ove

India playing leading role to develop COVID vaccine: WHO

Geneva, (UNI)

WHO Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director Dr Michael Ryan on Monday said that India is playing a leading role in the development of potential vaccine candidate and also producing potential anti-COVID drugs.

"So overall India is making a strong

'Father of Taiwan's democracy' passes away

Taipei, (UNI)

Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui, considered the "father of Taiwan's democracy" passed away after a prolonged illness.
He was 97. 


Lee died on Thursday from septic shock and multiple organ failure in Taipei, local media re

PM Modi, PM Jugnauth jointly inaugurate new Supreme Court building in Mauritius

New Delhi, (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Mauritius counterpart Pravind Jugnauth on Thursday jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius through video conferencing.

The inauguration took place in presence of senior members of Judiciary from Ma

India continues to be committed partner of Bangladesh: Indian envoy to B’desh

Dhaka, (UNI) Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Monday said India continues to be a committed partner of Bangladesh in preservation of the shared heritage and culture which further strengthens people-to-people relations.

Ms Das made the observation while add

Clashes between protesters, security in Baghdad result in deaths, injuries

Baghdad, (Sputnik)

An unknown number of people have been killed and injured in the clashes that occurred between citizens and security forces in the center of the Baghdad capital during anti-government sit-in demonstrations on Sunday night, a source in Iraq’s High Commission for H

US orders shutting down of Chinese consulate in Houston

Washington, (UNI) The US on Thursday ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas, by Friday - a move which has described as "political provocation" by Beijing.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the decision was taken because China was "stealing"

At least 15 injured in building collapse in PoK

Islamabad, (UNI)

A three-storey wedding hall building collapsed during renovations in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir's (PoK) Mirpur district, injured at least 15 labourers and leaving dozens more trapped, official said. 


Mirpur Deputy Commissioner Raja Tahir Mumtaz

Reconnaissance plane crashes in eastern Turkey leaving 7 security officers dead

Ankara, (UNI) A reconnaissance plane has crashed in eastern Turkey with seven security officers having died as a result of the incident, the Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday, citing the national Interior Ministry. 


The incident reportedly took place in the province

High profile Twitter accounts in the US hacked in Bitcoin scam

Washington, (UNI)

Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates were among several high-profile individuals targeted by hackers on Twitter in an apparent Bitcoin scam, authorities said on Thursday. 


The official accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Kanye We