Necessary to prevent statelessness when nationality laws are changed: UN chief

Islamabad: Amid concerns over India’s Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC), UN chief Antonio Guterres has said it is necessary to do everything to prevent…

Priti Patel launches UK’s historic’ points-based visa system

London: UK Home Secretary Priti Patel on Wednesday unveiled a new points-based visa system to attract the “brightest and the best” from the world, including from India, and to reduce…

Pak court nullifies converted minor Hindu girl’s marriage

Karachi: In probably the first of its kind judgement, a Pakistani court has nullified the marriage of a minor Hindu girl, who was converted to Islam and married to a…

SpaceX announces partnership to send four tourists into deep orbit

Washington: SpaceX announced a new partnership to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 and easily…

Death toll from China virus surges past 2,000

Beijing: The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in China crossed the 2,000-mark on Wednesday with the death of 136 more people, while the overall confirmed cases climbed to 74,185,…

China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fears

Beijing: Wang Feng, house-bound by China’s virus outbreak, counts on the parka-clad delivery drivers of e-commerce giant JD.com to keep her kitchen stocked. Demand for online food vendors has surged…

11 Indian universities in top 100 for emerging economies

London: Indian universities had a good performance year within the emerging economies of the world as a record 11 made it to the top 100 Times Higher Education’s (THE) Emerging…

Boeing finds a new issue with Max, debris in fuel tanks

Paris: Boeing said Tuesday that it found debris contaminating the fuel tanks of some 737 Max jets that it built in the past year but was unable to deliver to…

Wuhan hospital director dies of coronavirus

Beijing: A hospital director at the epicentre of China’s virus epidemic died Tuesday, state media said, the latest medical worker to fall victim to the coronavirus which has spread across…

Japan completes virus testing for quarantined ship

Tokyo: All passengers and crew on board a ship quarantined off Japan have now been tested for the new coronavirus, the government said Tuesday, as more countries moved to evacuate…

Jaishankar meets EU leaders; holds talks on economic, social issues

Brussels: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met top leaders of the European Union and held wide-ranging talks on issues, including economic cooperation, climate change and capacity building, that would “benefit…

Pakistan launches nationwide anti-polio campaign

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday launched a countrywide anti-polio campaign to vaccinate about 39.6 million children under the age of five in the country as the government appealed to the people…

Trump threatens intelligence block over Huawei: US diplomat

Washington: The United States’ ambassador to Germany said Sunday that President Donald Trump had threatened to cut off intelligence-sharing with countries that dealt with Chinese tech firm Huawei. Washington has…

‘No Time To Die’ China premiere, tour scrapped amid coronavirus outbreak

Los Angeles: The Beijing premiere and a tour of other cities in China for the upcoming James Bond film, “No Time To Die”, has been called off due to the…

Ties between India and US are ‘unshakeable’: Wells

Washington: The ties between India and the US are “unshakeable”, a top American diplomat has said, asserting that the Trump Administration looks forward to an even warmer relationship as Prime…

Xi’s early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

Beijing: A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has been published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the response to a new…

Two more Indians on board cruise ship off Japanese coast test positive for coronavirus

Tokyo: Two more Indians on board a quarantined cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the novel coronavirus even as India assured that it will provide all possible assistance…

Israeli army: Hamas hackers tried to ‘seduce’ soldiers

Jerusalem: The Israeli military on Sunday said it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers’ phones by posing as young, attractive women on social media,…

UN chief arrives in Pak on four-day visit

Islamabad: UN chief Antonio Guterres arrived here on Sunday on a four-day visit to Pakistan during which he will attend the international conference on Afghan refugees, hold parleys with the…

Trump’s timely visit to India could open new period in bilateral ties:Verma

Washington: Describing US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to India as timely that could open a new period in bilateral ties, a former top American diplomat has said that it…