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FIFA Seeks British PM Boris Johnson's Help To Resolve Premier League-World Cup Qualifiers 'Quarantine' Crisis

Aug 26, 2021 Agencies

English Premier League defied FIFA to decide that almost 60 players from 19 clubs would not be released next week to fly off to World Cup qualifiers in 26 countries on Britain's red list

Taliban Gives US August 31 Deadline To End Airlifts Amid Rising Reports Of Abuse

Aug 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A senior U.S. official said President Joe Biden is committed to the deadline, though European leaders had pressed for more time.

Sanctions Against Taliban Not Productive Ahead of G7 Leaders Meet On Afghanistan: China

'Afghanistan is an independent sovereign state. The US and its allies should learn lessons from the past and do some soul searching and act prudently on Afghanistan related issues,' said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin

Taliban Warn Against August 31 Deadline Extension For The US Withdrawal, Say It Would Be ‘Extended Occupation’

Aug 23, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Taliban warning comes ahead of G-7 countries meeting and also at a time when Britain had urged US to extend the withdrawal deadline.

Extend Afghanistan Evacuation Deadline: UK Urges US

UK said without the Americans, other countries will have no choice but to stop their own operations in the war torn country.

22 August, 2021

Biden To Discuss Afghanistan Policy With Other G-7 Countries

Outlook Web Desk

The US President Joe Biden will discuss continuing close coordination on Afghanistan and evacuation in the war torn country.

21 August, 2021

Diplomatic Efforts Are On To Find A Solution, Will Work With Taliban if necessary: Boris Johnson

Outlook Web Desk

Pressed on whether he believed suggestions from the new Taliban regime in charge that it may be more moderate in the future, Johnson said that it was important to take 'people at face value'.

18 August, 2021

No Unilateral Recognition For Taliban: UK PM To Pakistan's Imran Khan

Outlook Web Desk

'The Prime Minister stressed his commitment to work with international partners to avoid a humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan and the wider region,' said the Downing Street read-out of the call with Pakistan PM Imran Khan.

18 August, 2021

Afghanistan: Joe Biden Speaks With Boris Johnson In First Foreign Call After Kabul’s Fall

Outlook Web Bureau

The White House said the leaders agreed on the need for close coordination with allies about the future of aid and support to Afghanistan now that the Taliban is in charge.

17 August, 2021

UK Mulls 'Open Heart' Asylum Policy For Afghans

Associated Press (AP)

The country also plans to increase its aid to the war-torn country.

08 August, 2021

India Moves From UK's 'Red' To 'Amber' List As Britain Eases Travel Restrictions

Outlook Web Desk

Fully vaccinated Indian passengers will no longer be required to spend ten days in mandatory quarantine at a hotel in Britain upon arrival anymore.

04 August, 2021

Britain To Extend Covid-19 Vaccines To 16 And 17-Years-Olds

Outlook Web Bureau

Britain's health service will expand its Covid-19 vaccination programme to everyone aged 16 and over, from the current 18 and over, after formal scientific advice in favour of younger age cohorts on Wednesday.

29 July, 2021

Watch Viral Video: Boris Johnson Struggles With His Umbrella, Leaves Prince Charles And Netizens Amused

Outlook Web Desk

Boris Johnson, seated beside Prince Charles and a row ahead of interior minister Priti Patel, struggled to fix his umbrella which, due to blustery conditions, had turned inside-out.

19 July, 2021

UK PM Johnson Urges People To Stay Cautious As Lockdown Restrictions Ease

Outlook Web Bureau

Boris Johnson warns of the Delta variant of coronavirus which is extremely contagious and urges people to stay cautious as lockdown restrictions come to an end soon.

18 July, 2021

UK's PM Johnson Avoids Quarantine After Colleague Catches Covid-19

Associated Press (AP)

On Friday, Boris Johnson attended a meeting with Health Secretary Sajid Javid, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday

14 July, 2021

UK To Ban Online Racists From Games After Euro 2020 Uproar


Courts are allowed to issue banning orders if a fan is convicted of a 'relevant offence' linked to a match

12 July, 2021

We Almost Expect Racism Now: Anti-discrimination Leader Piara Powar Slams British PM's 'Hypocrisy'


Powar pointed towards German legislation as being a model which the UK government should follow with its planned Online Safety Bill

12 July, 2021

Euro 2020, Final: British PM Boris Johnson Slams 'Appalling' Racism Directed At England Players


Marcus Rashford's penalty hit the post and spots kicks from Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were saved by Italy's goalkeeper

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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