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Kazakhstan President: Gave Order To Open Lethal Fire On 'Terrorists' Without Warning

Kazakhstan President: Gave Order To Open Lethal Fire On 'Terrorists' Without Warning

07 January, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Kazakhstan president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev blamed the unrest on “terrorists” and “militants” in a televised address to the nation, and said that he had authorized the use of lethal force against them.

Kazakhstan Unrest: Constitutional Order Restored Amid Unrest, Says President

Kazakhstan Unrest: Constitutional Order Restored Amid Unrest, Says President

07 January, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Kazakhstan is experiencing the worst street protests since the country gained independence three decades ago. The demonstrations began over a near-doubling of prices for a type of vehicle fuel and quickly spread across the country.


WWII Era Letter Written By 22-Year-Old Soldier To His Mom Gets Delivered 76 Years Later

US Army Sgt John Gonsalves, 22 wrote a letter to his mother which would sit unopened for more than 75 years before being found in a US Postal Service distribution facility in Pittsburgh.

Global Covid-19 Update: New Cases Grew 71% In Last Week Of 2021

Global Covid-19 Update: New Cases Grew 71% In Last Week Of 2021

07 January, 2022 PTI

The Covid-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, released by the World Health Organization, said that during the week of December 27 to January 2, the global number of new cases increased sharply by 71% as compared to the previous week.


Reports Of Chemical Weapons Use By ISIL To Be Dealt With Utmost Attention: India

ISIL is seeking to rebuild its capabilities in Syria after its major downfall in the last 5 years and with the reports of use of Chemical Weapons in its controlled areas, India is concerned that they could be misused.

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06 January, 2022

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact Amid China's Growing Assertiveness

Associated Press (AP)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met in a virtual summit to sign the Reciprocal Access Agreement, the first such defense pact signed by Japan with any country other than the United States.


06 January, 2022

China's Pangong Bridge In Illegally Held Area, Says MEA: No 'Russian Fix' For Indo-China Ties?

Seema Guha

The New Year is unlikely to see better ties Between India-China as MEA hits out at the Xi Jinping government over the construction of a bridge in Pangong Lake in what the MEA claimed was illegally held territory.


06 January, 2022

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Calls Party Flight To Mexico ‘Slap In The Face’

Associated Press (AP)

Canada: Videos of the Dec. 30 flight shared on social media appear to show passengers not wearing masks as they gather in close proximity, singing and dancing in the aisle and on seats.


06 January, 2022

Kazakhstan: Dozens Protesters Killed; 12 Cops Dead In Clashes

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.


06 January, 2022

Sri Lanka Releases 12 Indian Fishermen

PTI

Last month, India had expressed concern over the detention of 68 of its fishermen from Tamil Nadu by Sri Lankan authorities, and said the issue of their ‘early release’ has been taken up with the island nation.


06 January, 2022

Regrouping Of TTP Raises Fears Of Horrific Violence In Pakistan

Associated Press (AP)

Pakistani Taliban, known by the acronym TTP, are regrouping and reorganizing, with their leadership headquartered in neighboring Afghanistan, according to a U.N. report from July. That is raising fears among Pakistanis of a return of the horrific violence the group once inflicted.


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06 January, 2022

Biden, Congress Mark A Year Since Violent Insurrection

Outlook Web Desk

President Joe Biden is preparing to mark the first anniversary of the US Capitol insurrection, gathering with lawmakers to remember the violent attack that has fundamentally changed the Congress and raised global concerns about the future of American democracy.


06 January, 2022

West: Syria Must Answer 20 Questions On Its Chemical Weapons

Outlook Web Desk

Western nations accused Syria on Wednesday of refusing for eight years to clear up 20 outstanding issues about its undeclared research, production and possible weaponisation of unknown quantities of chemical weapons.


06 January, 2022

North Korea Claims Second Successful Test Of Hypersonic Missile

Outlook Web Desk

North Korea claimed Thursday to have conducted the second successful test flight of a hypersonic missile, days after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his military forces despite pandemic-related difficulties.


05 January, 2022

Omicron Covid-19 Is ‘Mild, Doesn’t Cause Death’, South Africa Data Shows

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Omicron Covid-19: A comparative analysis of the infection and the mortality of all four waves confirms that the Omicron did infect a large number of people in the shortest span of time. However, it hasn’t caused death at all.


04 January, 2022

Battleground Maldives: The Key To Indo-Chinese Strategic Control Over The Indian Ocean

Seema Guha

The Maldives has witnessed a ding-dong battle for influence between India and China. For now, India is in the driver’s seat but that could change if the ruling party is ousted in the Presidential elections next year.


04 January, 2022

New Covid-19 Variant 'IHU' More Infectious Than Omicron Discovered In France: What We Know

Outlook Web Desk

While governments across the world scramble to grapple with a surge in Omicron cases, a new variant named 'IHU' has been reported from France with 12 persons testing positive for the new variant.


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04 January, 2022

Outrage Over Tesla's Showroom In Xinjiang, Activists Demand Shutdown

Associated Press (AP)

The Xinjiang province of China is infamous for alleged abuses on the Muslim ethnic minorities, especially the Uyghur Muslims. A recently opened Tesla showroom in Xinjiang has invited criticism from activists all around the world.


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