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Blinken defends US withdrawal, says terror threat has ‘moved’ from Afghanistan

The terrorism threat has moved to other places. And we have other very important items on our agenda, including the relationship with China, including dealing with everything from climate change to Covid

How a young Pakistani became the champion of Quran recitation

To master the art of Quran recitation, 21-year-old Hassan Ali Kasi had to follow a strict regime of yoga, hours of rehearsing vocal scales -- and a total ban on biryani.

Vaccine giant tweets Biden to end US raw materials ’embargo’

The head of the world's largest vaccine maker directly tweeted US President Joe Biden on Friday urging him to lift an export ban on raw materials desperately needed to make more coronavirus shots.

US, Japan show unity against China in Biden’s first summit

The United States and Japan "recognize the importance of deterrence to maintain peace and stability in the region," the statement said.

In tit-for-tat, Russia bans top US officials as tensions soar

The Russian action comes a day after Washington announced sanctions against Moscow and the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats

Infections soar in India as daily virus cases double in ten days

India recorded 200739 cases today double the 1 lakh daily cases it recorded in 10 days.

Biden to proceed with UAE F-35 sales, but with restrictions

Biden administration to proceed with $23bn arms sales to UAE. The deal includes the F-35 aircraft made by Lockheed Martin (For violation of Peace in world)

North Korea may resume nuclear tests this year: US intelligence

North Korea has not tested a long-range missile in more than three years, and has left the door open to talks with the US on denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.

‘Immunized’ Muslim pilgrims perform Umrah as Ramadan begins

Only immunised pilgrims are eligible for permits to perform the pilgrimage and to attend prayers in the Grand Mosque during Ramadan, the hajj and umrah ministry announced earlier this month.

Russia blames US, NATO for turning Ukraine into ‘powder keg’

Clashes between Ukrainian forces and Moscow-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have escalated in recent weeks, upending a ceasefire brokered last year.

W. House denies US involvement in Iran nuclear site incident

"The US was not involved in any manner," Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. "We have nothing to add on speculation about the causes or the impacts."

India overtakes Brazil, Bangladesh orders shutdown as surge hits South Asia

India reported a new daily record of more than 168,000 cases on Monday to take the total toll to 13.5 million cases, above Brazil's 13.48 million.

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