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Dashboard: Vaccinating Eurasia - August

ARMENIAWho's eligible: Armenia has taken the rare step of offering the vaccine to anyone, including foreigners, without registration. On July ...


Taliban seize Afghan TV office in Lashkargah

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 2 (ANI): The Taliban on Monday took over the Afghan TV office in the south-western Afghan city ...


Missile silo splurge reflects China's "Cold War Mentality"

Beijing [China], August 2 (ANI): Just what is China doing? Last week it was revealed that the People's Liberation Army ...


US expands Afghan refugee admissions by thousands

Washington [US], August 2 (ANI): The Biden administration on Monday (local time) expanded access to refugee program for Afghans who ...


US Expands Eligibility for Afghan Refugee Resettlement

The United States announced Monday it is expanding eligibility for resettling refugees from Afghanistan who may be at risk of ...


Afghan team has arrived in Pakistan to probe abduction

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 2 (ANI): A team from Afghanistan has arrived in Pakistan to investigate the abduction of the Afghan ...


10 main stops on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Many people dream of making a journey on the world's longest railway, but spending nearly seven days looking out of ...


Ghani blames 'abrupt' US withdrawal for worsening security

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 2 (ANI): Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday blamed the country's deteriorating security on the US deciding ...


Manpreet Vohra appointed as next High Commissioner to Nauru

New Delhi [India], August 2 (ANI): Manpreet Vohra, presently High Commissioner of India to Australia, has been concurrently accredited as ...


Afghan forces thwart Taliban's attempt to storm prison

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 2 (ANI): The Afghan government forces have killed 38 members of the Taliban when they attempted to ...


Pak objects to Canadian minister's remark on Taliban

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 2 (ANI): Pakistan has objected to remarks made by former Canadian minister Chris Alexander, highlighting the South ...


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U.S. sanctions Cuba police, leaders after July protests

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States added additional sanctions on the Cuban police force and its leaders on Friday, following the ...

U.S. seizes tanker, seeks owner for bypassing North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United Sates has seized a tanker that it said was assisting North Korea in evading sanctions. In ...

New Samoa Prime Minister cancels $100 million Chinese port project

APIA, Samoa: The new prime minister of the island nation of Samoa has said she will cancel a Chinese-financed port ...

Fearing China, Philippines signs pact to return U.S. troops

MANILA, Philippines: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has invited U.S. troops to return to bases the Americans only recently evacuated.U.S. Secretary ...

Biden seeks to set example as he urges employees to become vaccinated

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Joe Biden has announced that millions of federal workers will either need to show proof of having ...

YouTube takes action against Australian broadcaster, ACMA silent

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - ACMA, the Australian Communications Media Authority has been sidelined by the U.S. social media giant YouTube.ACMA, ...

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U.S. economy fell during Covid in greatest slump since 1946

WASHINGTON D.C.: The United States recorded an economic contraction at an annual rate of 19.2 percent in 2020 at the ...

U.S. seeks to end access to foreign crypto exchanges by Americans

WASHINGTON D.C.: Americans have found ways to avoid regulations intended to prevent U.S. customers from accessing overseas cryptocurrency exchanges, according ...

China's Shanghai Composite rebounds, gains nearly two percent

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks on Asian markets opened the week solidly higher.China's Shanghai Composite let the way, jumping 66.93 ...

Uber tells returning employees they must be vaccinated against Covid

SAN FRANCISCO, California: Uber Technologies Inc will open its offices in late October, postponing from the earlier announced September 13, ...

Biden seeks pledge of 40% electric vehicles by 2030

WASHINGTON, D.C.: In a bid to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, the White House has asked automakers to voluntarily pledge to ...

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U.S. seizes tanker, seeks owner for bypassing North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United Sates has seized a tanker that it said was assisting North Korea in evading sanctions. In ...


Fearing China, Philippines signs pact to return U.S. troops

MANILA, Philippines: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has invited U.S. troops to return to bases the Americans only recently evacuated.U.S. Secretary ...


Chinese threats push forward discussions on U.S.-Vietnam ties

HANOI, Vietnam: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with government officials in Vietnam on Thursday to discuss deepening security in ...


Amid surge, Thailand opens first Covid airport hospital in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand has opened an 1,800 bed field hospital for Covid patients in a cargo warehouse at Bangkok's Don ...


Taliban warns Turkey of dire 'consequences'

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 2 (ANI): The Taliban called on Turkey's military presence at Kabul airport "reprehensible" and warned of dire ...


Tokyo Olympics, Day 11: All eyes on men's hockey team

Tokyo [Japan], August 2 (ANI): Annu Rani will kick start day eleven of the Tokyo Olympics for India but all ...


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