Day: October 23, 2020

Libyan factions sign countrywide UN-brokered cease-fire

GENEVA — The rival sides in Libya’s conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday, a deal the United Nations billed as historic after years of fighting that has split the North African country in two. But skepticism over whether the agreement would hold began emerging almost immediately. The breakthrough, […]

Analysis: Debate is brief interlude of normalcy in 2020 race

WASHINGTON — The second and final presidential debate, it turns out, was actually a debate — a brief interlude of normalcy in an otherwise highly abnormal year, and a reprieve for voters turned off by the candidates’ noxious first faceoff. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden spent 90 […]

Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign’s closing debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted their vastly different approaches to the major domestic […]

Cricket great Kapil Dev stable after angioplasty

NEW DELHI – Cricket great Kapil Dev, who captained India to their 1983 World Cup triumph, is stable after undergoing an emergency coronary angioplasty having suffered chest pain, according to a hospital statement on Friday. The 61-year-old former India captain was admitted after midnight at the Delhi hospital […]

In Asia next week, Pompeo expected to bolster allies against China

NEW DELHI – U.S. Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo is flying to India next week to strengthen strategic ties with a nation that is locked in a military standoff with China, in Washington’s latest effort to bolster allies against Beijing. As part of an intensifying pushback against […]

India seeks health worker database for possible COVID-19 vaccination

MUMBAI/BHUBANESWAR, India – India is urgently preparing a database of all government and private health personnel to quickly vaccinate them against the novel coronavirus once it is safe to do so, health authorities said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to provide any successful vaccine to […]

India Meteorological Department Commissions Flash Flood Guidance Services for South Asia

DELHI, OCTOBER 23: Dr. M. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences dedicated Flash Flood Guidance services, first of its kind for South Asian countries namely India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka on 22 October 2020. The system was launched virtually and was participated by distinguished National and […]

Pak’s anti-corruption body approves fresh case against Nawaz Sharif

By Sajjad Hussain Islamabad, Oct 23: Pakistan’s anti-corruption body has approved a new case against deposed premier Nawaz Sharif, days after Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the authorities to dispose of major graft cases quickly. Sharif, the 70-year-old supremo of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) who was ousted from […]

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