International

Biden calls for NATO to stand up to autocrats and “phony populism”


Brussels: President Biden repeated a call Monday to prove to the world and to his own people in America that democracy can still prevail against the challenges of our time and deliver the needs of our people. Addressing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 31st summit in Brussels Monday, he  said it was up to Democratic...

Boeing-Airbus trade dispute ends


Washington: The US and the European Union agreed to end their 17-year dispute over aircraft subsidies to Airbus SE and Boeing Co that saw the allies impose tariffs on $11.5 billion of each other's exports, EU officials said. The European Commission discussed the accord with member states to get the deal over the line before an...

Travel restrictions to Canada extended to June 21

Post Date: June 16, 2021

Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the border closure between Canada and the United States will remain in place until at least until June 21, 2021. The Canadian border closed for non-essential travel more than one year ago. However, essential travel, which includes trade shipments, essential workers and approved temporary foreign workers, will be allowed. “To...

Israel-Gaza violence erupts for first time since ceasefire


Gaza City: The Israeli air force launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip early on June 15 after militants in the Palestinian territory sent incendiary balloons into southern Israel, security sources and witnesses said. The airstrikes and balloons marked the first major flare-up between Israel and Gaza since a ceasefire on May 21 ended 11...

China accuses G7 of political manipulation


Beijing: China accused the G7 nations of "political manipulation" after the foreign leaders criticized the dragon over its human rights record in Xinjiang and noted the alleged abuses against Uyghur Muslims, minorities in the region. China said the foreign leaders are interfering in the country's internal affairs, based on "lies, rumors and baseless accusations". The G7 nations...

US to keep pressure on IS, Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: CENTCOM


Washington: Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), has said that Washington will seek to "keep pressure" on the Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda terror groups in Afghanistan, a media report said. "We will still do everything we can to keep pressure on the IS and Al Qaeda, from our over-the-horizon locations," TOLO...

Suu Kyi confronted with sedition charge on 2nd day of trial


Bangkok: The trial of Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi entered its second day on June 15, with the prosecution presenting arguments that she incited public disorder and flouted coronavirus restrictions, part of a package of charges the ruling junta is seen as using to discredit her and consolidate its control. Suu Kyi and other...

Chaos in Pakistan Parliament; lawmakers hurl abuses


Islamabad: The Pakistan National Assembly witnessed some unruly scenes on June 15 over Imran Khan government's budget proposals. During the sitting of the House, members of the treasury benches created chaos on the floor and even abused other parliamentarians, according to a video of the incident. The proceedings of the lower house were adjourned by the...

China, Pakistan leading race for nuclear weapons: Swedish think-tank


New Delhi: China, Pakistan and India have 350, 165 and 156 nuclear warheads respectively as of January this year and the three countries appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, a study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has said. It also said as per its assessment, Russia and the US together possess over 90...