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Is 'Florona' Another Covid-19 Variant? What We Know About The New Disease From Israel

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A pregnant, unvaccinated woman in Israel has become the first person to be detected with 'Florona'. What is it and how to prevent catching it?

2022: A New Year Under The Shadow Of The Pandemic

Dec 30, 2021 Seema Guha

The last two years have shown that the pandemic is a great leveller. It struck every country with equal ferocity. What awaits the world in 2022? Uncertainty continues to loom large,


Firefighters Contained Blaze After Reported Israeli Attack On Syrian Port

According to a military official, Israeli missiles were fired from the sea, west of Latakia, hitting the terminal and igniting fires that caused major damage.

Israel Plans To ‘Double Settlement’ In Strategic Golan Heights

Dec 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said ‘After long and static years in terms of the scope of settlement, our goal today is to double settlement in the Golan Heights’.


Ex-Intel Chief Confirms Israel's Role In Killing Of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

Maj Gen Tamir Heyman, the now-retired general who headed military intelligence until October, appears to be the first official to confirm Israel's involvement in Soleimani killing. His comments were published in a Hebrew-language magazine closely affiliated with Israel's intelligence services.

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13 December, 2021

Israel's PM Naftali Bennett 'Optimistic' After His UAE Trip

Associated Press (AP)

Israel PM (Prime Minister) Office said he met Monday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince and de facto ruler of the Emirates for some four hours, with more than half of the time spent in one-on-one talks.


28 November, 2021

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: South Africans Fear More Than Renewed Restrictions

Deutsche Welle

Omicron Covid-19 variant: about which the entire is worried, was first detected in South Africa. Many countries have imposed travel bans. In South Africa itself, people fear the restrictions more than the virus.


28 November, 2021

Omicron Covid-19 Variant: Israel Approves Controversial Phone Monitoring Technology

Associated Press (AP)

Israel approved use of the Shin Bet internal security agency's controversial phone monitoring technology to perform contact tracing of individuals confirmed with the new omicron variant of Covid-19.


28 November, 2021

Covid-19: Germany Confirms First Two Cases Of Omicron Variant

Deutsche Welle

Germany's first two cases of the Covid-19 variant Omicron have been confirmed in Munich. The development comes with the world on alert over the variant first discovered in southern Africa.


26 November, 2021

New Covid-19 Variant: EU Nations Asked To Stop Air Travel From Southern Africa

Deutsche Welle

The European Union wants its member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.


07 November, 2021

Israeli Prime Minister Refuses His Election Promise Of Reopening US Embassy In Jerusalem

Outlook Web Desk

Naftali Bennett, the Prime Minister of Israel has turned away from his election promise of reopening a US's Jerusalem Consulate for Palestinians. He is insisting for Ramallah in West Bank instead.


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02 November, 2021

India Value Israel’s Friendship, Committed For Strong Bilateral Ties To Ensure Better Planet: PM Modi

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with Israel PM Naftali Bennet on the side-lines of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.


28 October, 2021

‘Don’t Want To Get Into India’s Domestic Matters’: Israel’s New Ambassador To India On Pegasus Row

Seema Guha

Naor Gilon, new Israeli ambassador to India statement comes day after the Supreme Court announced the setting up of an expert panel to look into the Pegasus spy ware case.


18 October, 2021

India, Israel To Resume Negotiations On Free Trade Agreement

Outlook Web Desk

Union Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, who is currently on a five day visit to Israel announced that the two countries will resume negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement next month.


17 October, 2021

Syrian Killing Could Mark New Phase In Israel's War Against Iran

Associated Press (AP)

Israel has said it will not tolerate a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria and has acknowledged carrying out scores of airstrikes on alleged Iranian arms shipments and military targets in Syria in recent years.


17 October, 2021

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Arrives In Israel On His Maiden Visit

Outlook Web Desk

The Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will hold deliberations with Israel’s top leadership including its President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, during his five day visit.


15 October, 2021

Israel Quietly Advances Settlements With Little US Pushback

Associated Press (AP)

Critics say the latest moves, while incremental, pave the way for rapid growth once the political climate changes.


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13 October, 2021

Iran Claims Arrest Of 10 Spies Working For Foreign Intelligence Agencies

Associated Press (AP)

Iran however did not name the countries the 10 spies were linked to, stating only that they worked for 'hostile countries' to it.


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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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz