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India Welcomes P5 Vow To Prevent Nuclear War

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

India has welcomed the vow of UN Security Council's five permanent members (the P5) to prevent the spread of nuclear disarmament.

Kazakhstan: Dozens Protesters Killed; 12 Cops Dead In Clashes

Jan 06, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Kazakhstan, the ninth-largest country in the world, borders Russia to the north and China to the east and has extensive oil reserves that make it strategically and economically important. Despite those reserves and mineral wealth, discontent over poor living conditions is strong in some parts of the country.


Bitcoin, Shiba Inu Start New Year On A Muted Note

Bitcoin (BTC) prices continued to trade lower, down 0.26 per cent at $46,817.93. Meme coins Dogecoin (DOGE) was trading with a loss of 0.71 per cent, while rival Shiba Inu (SHIB) was down 0.82 per cent, according to Coinmarketcap.com

US-Russia: Joe Biden Talks Sanctions, Putin Warns Of Rupture Over Ukraine

Dec 31, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Amid growing alarm over Russia's troop buildup near Ukraine, a crisis that has deepened as the Kremlin has stiffened its insistence on border security guarantees, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin spoke for nearly an hour.


Covid-19 Delays UN Nuclear Treaty Conference Likely Till August 2022

Covid-19: The organizers are now penciling in an August 1 start date for the already long-delayed conference, according to an email Thursday from the UN disarmament office to entities involved.

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30 December, 2021

2022: A New Year Under The Shadow Of The Pandemic

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,


25 December, 2021

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sought Modus Vivendi Equally Based On 'Mutual Respect, Mutual Interest' With China: MEA S Jaishankar

PTI

MEA (Minister of External Affairs) S Jaishankar said the country’s former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee kept ‘India's course steady vis-a-vis Russia, despite the turbulence of that era. With China, whether as the foreign minister or as the prime minister, he sought a modus vivendi that was based as much on mutual respect as on mutual interest’.


18 December, 2021

Afghanistan Among Focus Areas Of India’s Dialogue With Central Asian Countries

PTI

Afghanistan crisis and regional connectivity is going to be among the key focus areas of India’s dialogue with Central Asian countries— Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.


18 December, 2021

Pakistan To Garner OIC Aid For Afghanistan; Persuading Taliban For Image Makeover

Associated Press (AP)

Pakistan's top diplomat said: Several foreign ministers from the 57-member OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) are meeting in Islamabad on Sunday to explore ways to aid Afghanistan while navigating the difficult political realities of its Taliban-run government.


18 December, 2021

Ukraine: After NATO's Preconditions, Russia Demands Its Withdrawal From Eastern Europe

Deutsche Welle

Russia has released a series of security demands to NATO, including a veto on the alliance's expansion. It is calling for an immediate dialogue, but NATO members aren't likely to acquiesce to Moscow's wish list.


17 December, 2021

Campaign Against Private Cryptocurrencies Intensified In Russia; Bitcoin Falls

Outlook Money Team

Bitcoin prices fell 4.81 per cent in the last 24 hours, while Ethereum was down by 6.17 per cent.


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17 December, 2021

Russia: Court Acknowledges Country's Troops Are Stationed In Ukraine

Deutsche Welle

Russia has been persistently denying about its troop buildup along the border with Ukraine, raising fears that the former with invade the later, early next year. A Russian court has acknowledged the country's armed forces are present in the eastern part of Ukraine.


17 December, 2021

NATO Precondition For Russia: 'Ease Tensions With Ukraine'

Associated Press (AP)

Russia has recently moved thousands of its troops to its border with Ukraine, raising apprehensions that the former is going to invade the later early next year.


16 December, 2021

Ukraine: EU Hopes To Avoid Russia's Invasion With Sanctions Threat, Dialogue

Associated Press (AP)

Ukraine: The Russian military's buildup near the country's border is taking centre stage at the summit of the EU's 27 leaders, with a plea from Ukraine's president to start imposing more sanctions before any possible incursion.


15 December, 2021

Ukraine: 'Don't Violate Territorial Integrity' Germany Warns Russia

Deutsche Welle

Ukraine: German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock spoke with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, telling him that the 'territorial integrity of Ukraine must not be violated'.


14 December, 2021

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Linking Climate Change With Int’l Peace, Security

Associated Press (AP)

Russia’s UN resolution rejected on Monday, would have been the first devoted to climate-related security danger as an issue of its own.


14 December, 2021

US To Expand Its Military, Economic Relationships In Asia: Antony Blinken

Associated Press (AP)

US will forge alliances with its partners in Asia to push back China's increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.


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13 December, 2021

China’s Xi, Russia’s Putin To Hold Virtual Summit

Associated Press (AP)

China's President Xi Jinping and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will hold a virtual summit on Wednesday over Ukraine this week. US President Joe Biden has already warned Russia against its attempts to invade Ukraine.


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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.

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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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