More than 25 people killed, 2500 injured in huge blast in Beirut

Beirut: Over 25 people have been killed and around 2,500 sustained injuries in two huge explosions that rocked Lebanese capital Beirut, Health Minister Hamad Hassan said. The blasts took place on Tuesday evening (around 6.10 p.m. – local time), shaking buildings all over the city while also causing severe damages, Xinhua reported. Beirutpic.twitter.com/9QtSke1Zze — Alfons López […]

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India rubbishes Pak’s new map by describing it as an exercise in political absurdity

New Delhi/Islamabad: India on Tuesday slammed Pakistan, saying it is obsessed with territorial aggrandisement after the Imran Khan government issued a new political map which includes parts of Gujarat and the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan released its official “political map” which includes the erstwhile princely states of Junagadh and Jammu […]

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Russia bats for safety of its Covid-19 vaccine

Moscow: The Russian Ministry of Defence has said that a Covid-19 vaccine that it developed in partnership with the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology appears to be safe. On August 3, a “final medical examination” of participants in clinical trials of the vaccine took place at the Burdenko Main Military Clinical Hospital, […]

India’s Rafale jet acquisition irks Pakistan

Islamabad: India’s acquisition of five of the 36 medium multi-role Rafale fighter jets built by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault, which arrived at the IAF airbase in Ambala near New Delhi on Wednesday to upgrade its air force, has irked Islamabad. In a weekly press briefing, Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui termed the Indian Air […]