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- Pakistan PM Imran Khan departs for Saudi Arabia on one-day visitby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 14 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday departed for a one-day visit to Saudi Arabia with an aim to assuage the Kingdom's concerns regarding the upcoming Kuala Lumpur summit.
- US travel advisory for North East, urges citizens to 'exercise caution'by ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): The United States has issued a travel advisory for its citizens to "exercise caution" while travelling to the states in North East India and the US government has temporarily suspended "official travel" to Assam, amid reports of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
- 11th edition of Delhi Dialogue commences from todayby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): The 11th edition of Delhi Dialogue commenced with Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan, giving a welcome speech at the ministerial meeting hosted by External Affairs Ministry (EAM) on Friday evening.
- US President Trump confident Senate will not impeach him: White Houseby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
Washington [US], Dec 19 (ANI): US President Donald Trump is confident that the Senate will not vote to impeach him after the House of Representatives voted in favour of the impeachment motion, the White House said in a statement.
- We're worried, want authorities to address issue appropriately: Mohamed Nasheed on Chinese fundsby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Speaker of Maldivian Parliament and former president Mohamed Nasheed said that a "large amount" of Chinese funds have gone into Maldives as projects, most of which have inflated prices and have led to the debt.
- Khalilzad visits Pakistan, updates officials on Taliban Talksby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 14 (Sputnik/ANI): US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad during his visit to Islamabad on Friday briefed Pakistani government officials on the latest developments in the Taliban peace talks, the US Embassy in Pakistan said in a statement.
- Maldives will not allow anyone to preach hate: former president Nasheed on Zakir Naikby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed on Friday said that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik attempt to enter the Maldives recently was prevented as the government of the island nation does not want anyone to "preach" hatred.
- Future of India, Maldives bright says former President Mohamed Nasheedby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Maldives Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has affirmed that the governments of India and Maldives are "on the same page" and the future of ties between the two countries is "bright".
- CAA protests: US, UK France, Canada issue 'travel advisory', ask citizens to 'exercise caution'by ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Amid protests in northeastern states of India against the amended Citizenship Act, many countries including US, UK, France and Canada have issued travel advisories for their citizens asking them to "exercise caution" while travelling to the region.
- Jaishankar meets Maldives' Parliament Speakerby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met Speaker of People's Majlis of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed.
- CAA is internal issue of India: Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheedby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Terming Citizenship (Amendment) Act an "internal issue" of India, Maldives Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed on Friday exuded trust in Indian democracy and said that the Bill was democratically passed through both the houses of the Parliament.
- 3 dead in overnight blast in Dhanushadham of Southern Nepalby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
Kathmandu [Nepal], Dec 14 (ANI): At least three people have died in an overnight explosion in Dhanushadham of Southern Nepal.
- Maritime security multi-faceted issue, co-operation of other countries is necessary: Maldives Foreign Secretaryby Joymala Bagchi (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Maritime security is not the responsibility of one state and the cooperation of other countries is necessary, said Maldives Foreign Secretary Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed here on Friday.
- Sharif may be considered for possible toxicology screen if platelet count does not respond: Pak media reportsby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 13 (ANI): In a development likely to raise eyebrows, Pakistani media on Friday reported that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's toxicology screening for poisoning might be ordered 'if no cause or cure is found of his unstable platelets.'
- PM Modi meets Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa at Hyderabad Houseby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa at Hyderabad House.
- Maldives' FM meets PM Modi, conveys Male's commitment to further strengthen ties with Indiaby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Maldives' Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday and conveyed the "commitment of the leadership of the Maldives to its 'India First' policy" and to further strengthening the bilateral relations.
- India, Maldives agree to strengthen cooperation to combat common threats arising from terrorismby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): India and the Maldives on Friday agreed to hold the meeting of Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism and De-radicalisation at an early date to strengthen cooperation required to combat the common threats arising from terrorism and radicalism.
- Contrary to his wish, Zakir Naik was not allowed to come to Maldives, says Maldivian Parliament's Speakerby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik wanted to enter The Maldives but his request was turned down by the government of the island nation.
- People's Majlis Speaker Mohamed Nasheed calls on PM Modi, reaffirms 'unwavering support' to 'India First' policyby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Speaker of People's Majlis of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday and reaffirmed his government's unwavering support to the 'India First' policy.
- Verdict says Musharraf's body to be hanged at Islamabad's D-Chowk for 3 days if dies before executionby ANI (World) on May 13, 2021
Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec 19 (ANI): The Special Court, which pronounced death sentence to Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday, has written in its 167-page detailed verdict that the body of the former military dictator would be dragged to and hanged at D-Chowk in Islamabad if he died before the execution of his death sentence.
- Oxygen shortage in coronavirus-ravaged India sparks hunt for $1,330 machineson May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021 9:38 AMNEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) - Raphael Koch, a retailer of medical devices in the small Swiss town of Wil, has been busy for the past two weeks fielding a flurry of phone calls. Most are from Indians or India-based companies looking for oxygen concentrators, with some even wanting as many as 500 at once.
- BOJ's Kuroda warns of economic uncertainty amid pandemic curbson May 13, 2021
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday warned of lingering uncertainty over the country's economic outlook, as the services sector remains under state-of-emergency curbs to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
- UN Security Council meets on Israel but US blocks statementon May 13, 2021
UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council held another emergency meeting on Wednesday (May 12) on worsening hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, again without agreeing on a joint statement due to opposition from the United States, Israel's key ally, diplomats said. According to several ...
- Taiwanese cities tighten restrictions after Covid-19 cases riseon May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021 9:29 AMTAIPEI (REUTERS) - Taiwanese cities are tightening restrictions on access to public venues like gyms and libraries after a rare rise in domestic Covid-19 infections that has spooked the stock market and unnerved the island.
- Nissan-backed autonomous startup WeRide raises new funds, at US$3.3 billion valuationon May 13, 2021
WeRide, an autonomous driving startup backed by Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi, said on Thursday that it has raised hundreds of millions of dollars valuing the company at US$3.3 billion.
- Dollar holds gains as inflation fears boost yieldson May 13, 2021
The U.S. dollar was higher on Wednesday, though well within recent ranges, after inflation data showed a surge in consumer prices in April.
- Japan bank lending slows sharply as big firms emerge from COVID-19 strainson May 13, 2021
Japan's bank lending slowed sharply in April as corporate fund demand stabilised from last year's pandemic-driven spike, data showed on Thursday, a sign the wall of money pumped by the central bank is working its way through the economy.
- China Evergrande plans sale of US$1.4 billion Evergrande Vehicle shareson May 13, 2021
China Evergrande Group placed 260 million shares, or 2.66per cent of issued share capital, of China Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Group Ltd for HKUS$10.6 billion (US$1.36 billion), the Chinese property developer said in a filing to the Hong Kong bourse on Thursday.
- SoftBank shares slide 6per cent on buyback disappointmenton May 13, 2021
SoftBank Group Corp shares slid 6per cent in early trading on Thursday after the conglomerate declined to extend its buyback programme, removing support for the stock as concern over frothy portfolio valuations outweighed record earnings.
- South Korea's SK Innovation says refining margins to gradually improve in Q2on May 13, 2021
SK Innovation Co Ltd, the owner of South Korea's top refiner SK Energy, said on Thursday refining margins are likely to gradually improve in the second quarter due to demand recovery backed by easing COVID-19 impact.
- Tesla's Musk reverses course on taking bitcoin, citing climate concernson May 13, 2021
Tesla Inc has suspended the use of bitcoin to purchase its vehicles because of climate concerns, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said in a tweet on Wednesday (May 12), reversing the company's stance in the face of an outcry from some environmentalists and investors. Bitcoin, the world's biggest ...
- In Japan, boxing nurse's Olympic dream crushed by COVID-19on May 12, 2021
Japanese nurse Arisa Tsubata has trained around her work shifts for over a year to prepare for a final Olympic boxing qualifier in the hope of making it to the Tokyo Games this summer.
- CDC panel clears way to COVID-19 vaccines for US adolescentson May 12, 2021
:U.S. states are set to begin using the vaccine from Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE to inoculate young adolescents against COVID-19 after advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) backed the plan in a unanimous vote on Wednesday.
- 'A time of togetherness': What a quieter Hari Raya means for Singaporeanson May 12, 2021
Seeking forgiveness, taking family photos and giving back. Singapore entrepreneurs, celebrities and C-suites reflect on what this year’s Hari Raya celebrations mean to them.
- US Senate panel approves tech bill to address Chinaon May 12, 2021
WASHINGTON :A U.S. Senate committee voted 24-4 to pass a compromise measure authorizing more than US$110 billion for basic and advanced technology research over five years in the face of rising competitive pressure from China.
- Football: Tuchel ready for 'big fight' as Chelsea suffer top four blowon May 12, 2021
Thomas Tuchel said Chelsea face a "big fight" to finish in the Premier League's top four after their damaging 1-0 defeat against Arsenal on Wednesday.
- Curry Favours: Jackfruit is the star ingredient in this traditional Malay curryon May 12, 2021
Think you know all your curries? CNA Lifestyle tries out some ethnic curries that are well-loved in Singapore homes. This week, it’s opor nangka – have you heard of this Baweanese delicacy?
- Temporary Afghan ceasefire to begin after deadly violenceon May 12, 2021
A three-day ceasefire agreed by the warring Taliban and Afghan forces was due to come into force on Thursday, after weeks of intense clashes throughout the country.
- Football: Atletico edge closer to La Liga title after Real Sociedad winon May 12, 2021
Atletico Madrid held their nerve to beat Real Sociedad 2-1 on Wednesday and move within touching distance of winning La Liga.
- Ellen DeGeneres to end long-running TV talk show in 2022on May 12, 2021
The daytime host, who has seen a ratings hit after allegations of running a toxic workplace, has decided that the upcoming 19th season will be the last, ending in 2022. It coincides with the end of her contract.
- Treasure trove of rock memorabilia including Kurt Cobain hair to be auctionedon May 12, 2021
The item with the highest minimum is a collarless, dark blue jacket custom made for Paul McCartney that starts at US$25,000. It was worn onstage over a six-night stand at Bournemouth, England's Gaumont Theatre in 1963.
- Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Go-Go's elected to Rock Hall of Fameon May 12, 2021
They lead a class that also includes other famed performers Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren.
- First Fukushima, now COVID-19: South Korea's famed female divers face uncertain timeson May 12, 2021
JEJU, South Korea: Every April in the fishing village of Jongdal, a day-long ritual takes place. Shamans make offerings to the gods, praying for bountiful catches and the safety of those who venture out to sea. Leading up to the ceremony, a group of women prepare food – to feed those in other ...
- Commentary: Why do some children choose unhealthy food when they get older?on May 12, 2021
From birth to preschool, most children’s meals are carefully curated. The struggle begins once they step into a school canteen but getting them to make healthy choices can be easy, says Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health’s Mary Chong.
- Stricter COVID-19 rules a setback, but indoor playground Kiztopia still set on expandingon May 12, 2021
SINGAPORE: A day after it was announced that the limit on social gatherings will be cut from eight people to five, indoor playground operator Kiztopia began receiving enquiries from customers who needed to make alternative plans for their children’s birthday celebrations. Around 40 bookings ...
- Commentary: Flaring tempers and public incidents – are we losing it because of COVID-19?on May 12, 2021
Temperatures are rising as fresh public incidents show both people losing their cool and netizens losing their patience with those who may be flouting the law. A psychology lecturer from SUSS explains what’s behind it.
- The real deal on air-frying: Is it that much healthier than deep-frying food?on May 12, 2021
In recent years, air-frying has been heating up kitchens round the world, including Singapore. But does this cooking method bring with it health concerns? The programme Talking Point gets its teeth into the issues.
- Commentary: Dogecoin and why we should quit taking cryptocurrency seriouslyon May 12, 2021
The success of the joke currency has lessons for cryptocurrency investors and business analysts, says the Financial Times' Jemima Kelly.
- Commentary: Why Hong Kong property defies gloomy forecastson May 12, 2021
Investors should take note of Hong Kong developers, says the Financial Times’ June Yoon.
- Football: PSG down Montpellier from the spot to stamp Cup final ticketon May 12, 2021
Paris Saint-Germain squeaked past Montpellier 6-5 on penalties in Wednesday's French Cup semi-final to keep alive their hopes of ending the season with silverware.