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Gain of Function Research: Ethics: Lab Leaks and World Casualty Lessons of COVID-19 from China?

In vaccine development, gain-of-function research is conducted, hoping to gain a head start on a virus and develop a vaccine or therapeutic before it emerges..

Samoa’s First Elected Female Prime Minister, Who Promised to Scrap China Backed Ports, Finally Set to Enter office

Mata’afa has won the April election and promised to scrap China-backed projects, which she claimed had become a liability for the country. But incumbent Malielegaoi, whom China favoured, had refused to vacate the office..

Reena Meghwar - another Hindu woman forced to 'marry' in Pak; court intervenes

Authorities took notice of the video and ordered the police to investigate the matter..

Will Seek India's Help if Administration Fails to Cooperate, Says PML(N) Leader in PoK

Choudhary Muhammad Ismail Gujjar, a candidate in the provincial elections in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir, is a prominent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, the party of former Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif..

‘Taliban Khan’ and the story of lies and deceit

“I was called Taliban Khan...,” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a recent speech in Parliament in the context of his strong opposition to the decision of the Pervez Musharraf regime joining the US-led war ‘against terror’ in Afghanistan...

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Only 39% Effective in Israel, Says Country’s Health Ministry

Delta variant, which is already present in more than 104 countries of the world, is mostly accounting for the new cases in many countries, including Israel. ..

WHO gives Halal certificate to COVID vaccines, openly makes a mockery of modern medicine to appease Islamists

In yet another incident of the World Health Organisation (WHO) making a mockery of the entire modern medicine fraternity, the organisation has shared a Facebook post saying that the COVID vaccines are ‘Halal’...

Bangladeshi social entrepreneur Prof Yunus receives Olympic honour

Professor Muhammad Yunus has incorporated the name of his motherland to the history of the Olympic Games, as the creator of Grameen Bank was honoured with Olympic Laurel at the opening ceremony of the 32nd Games of the Olympiad, Tokyo 2020...

Israeli Athletes Murdered by Palestinian Terrorists in 1972 Munich Olympics Honoured for First Time in Tokyo Olympics

Palestinian terrorists murdered eleven Israeli athletes after taking them as hostages. ..

Afghanistan heads towards becoming a global terrorist hub

In a report released in early June, the United Nations said that large numbers of Al Qaeda jihadists and other terrorist entities aligned with the Taliban are located in various parts of Afghanistan and have celebrated the departure of US and NATO forces from the country as a victory for global radicalism..

Taliban Controls 90% of Afghanistan’s Border, Reports AFP

Afghanistan Government is negotiating a peace deal with the Taliban but with no success so far..

32nd Summer Olympic Games gets underway with a sombre opening ceremony in Tokyo

The mega quadrennial event is being held at the newly built National Stadium in the Japanese capital..

‘Brains’ behind Taliban are in Pakistan: Afghan NSA Hamdullah Mohib

He said the Taliban may be the army, but the brains of management are in Pakistan and the Taliban have had safe havens in Pakistan..

US Senator Introduces Bill to Strip Social Media Companies Like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram of Intermediary Liability Protection

The big social media and technology companies like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc., enjoy protection from liability as they claim they are just intermediaries..

Won’t Allow Any Inspection of Our Labs, Says China Amid Growing Pressure for Investigation into Origin of Covid-19

On Thursday (July 22), China categorically denied cooperating with any international investigation into the origin of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19..

Heavy Flooding in China’s Henan Province: Twenty-five people dead, thousands displaced

The Meteorological bureaus for Henan and the provincial capital city Zhengzhou have raised the emergency response to Level 1, the highest level as the flooding killed at least twenty-five people and displaced hundreds of thousands ..

The planned US exit from Afghanistan leaves India to chart a different course

All reports indicate the certain and imminent coming back to the political power of the dreaded Taliban in Afghanistan...

Pakistan unnerved at time-tested India-Afghanistan bond

Irrespective of whoever is in power, Afghanistan sees India as an important regional player under the ‘decisive leadership’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ..

Rockets land near Afghan presidential palace during Eid Prayers

At least three rockets landed near the Afghan presidential palace today as Ashraf Ghani and a group of other leaders marked the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha with prayers in the garden...

Dragon with Nuclear Roar: Are Non-Nuclear Democratic Countries under direct threat of China?

Nearly 60 years have passed away since China detonated its first atomic bomb successfully and promised the world that it would not use atomic weapons against non-nuclear countries, and they would not be the first to use them..

Two Dams in China’s North Collapse, Many Other Dams Pose Serious Security Risk

Two dams in North China's Inner Mongolia collapsed after the area received heavy rains on Saturday (July 17) and Sunday (July 18). About 20000 people have been affected..

Taliban Launches Rocket Attack on Afghan Presidential Palace

Rockets were fired on the Presidential Palace in Afghanistan on Tuesday (July 20) morning when senior political, military and diplomatic leaders were offering prayers on Bakrid..

Failure to understand ‘actual’ Pak designs led to ineffective war against terror

India has never approved the theory of ‘Good Taliban,’ and there is merit in that argument..

With Donald Trump Not in White House, Major US News Outlets NYT, WaPo, Time, CNN & Others See Massive Fall in Readership

ComScore, American analytics and data company, published the latest figures for digital readership. Major American news outlets' readership have dropped, in some cases, by as much as half..

PoJK PM threatens sit-in against Imran Khan meddling in upcoming polls

Raja Farooq Haider claims that his party is destined to form government in PoJK...

Taliban begins hunt for sex slaves in Afghanistan

The marriage is eyewash. The Islamic jihadis are only claiming women as war booty from their captured regions. These women will then be treated as sex slaves to satiate the Taliban men and reproduce a fresh crop of Islamic jihadis..

PM Modi congratulates Nepal PM for winning vote of confidence, says looks forward to working with him

Sher Bahadur Deuba, Nepal's prime minister, received 165 votes in the House of Representatives on Sunday..

Daughter of Afghan Envoy to Pak "kidnapped and tortured": Afghan MoFA

Afghanistan foreign ministry in a strongly worded statement on Saturday, July 17, said that daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Islamabad Silsila Alikhil was abducted for several hours..

Afghan security forces reclaim three districts from Taliban

Afghan security forces have re-occupied three districts in the last 24 hours said the country's Defence Ministry as clashes continue in various provinces of Afghanistan...

Imran talks about 'sensing victory': Pak denial on Taliban link is 'pre-written' note, says Afghanistan

Taliban has taken over 85% of Afghanistan under their control since the commencement of US troops' withdrawal from the country..

Wikipedia Can’t be Trusted, It Has Been Taken Over by Leftists, Says Co-founder Larry Sanger

Larry Sanger co-founded Wikipedia along with Jimmy Wales in 2001, which has become a tool for leftists organizations to spread fake news..

Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Kandahar

ndian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was killed in Kandahar province in Afghanistan while on an assignment embedded with Afghan security forces, Afghan ambassador Farid Mamundzay said on Friday...

China asks Protestant churches to 'preach' Xi Jinping's July 1 speech during sermons

In the Chinese version of neo-communism, religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it could be also suitably used as a tool to spread the tentacles of President Xi Jinping...

Bangladeshi thinker Prof Yunus to receive Olympic honour

The lone Nobel laurate of Bangladesh, Professor Muhammad Yunus is going to receive a rare Olympic honour in Japan on 23 July..

Signs of Things To Come in Afghanistan, Taliban Issues Diktats After Capturing a District in North

Women do not have permission in schools and are not permitted to leave the house by themselves, while a beard is mandatory for men are some diktats issued by the Taliban..

Taliban-Pak nexus come to fore, Imran Khan talks about 'civil war'

Taliban have taken control of over 80% of Afghanistan and all the borders the country shares with its neighbors..

China: Trial begins against a businessman who criticized Xi Govt's COVID-19 response

Sun Dawu criticized the Communist Government for its poor handling of Covid-19 and supported the pro-democracy activists..

The US won't ease ban on remittances to Cuba amid unrest over economic crisis: Biden

Lack of freedom and economic decline led to dissatisfaction among Cuban citizens, which led to anti-government protests in the country..

Violence In South Africa: Why are Indians being targeted?

The savagery has taken such an imposing shape that so distant 72 individuals have been murdered in this viciousness...

WHO warns of 'early stages' of COVID-19 third wave amid Delta variant surge

World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday warned the world about the 'early stages' of COVID-19 third wave amid Delta surge. ..

UAE becomes first Gulf nation to open embassy in Israel

United Arab Emirates on Wednesday became the first Gulf nation to open an embassy in Israel, nearly a year after both countries signed an agreement to normalise diplomatic ties...

Afghanistan is on the brink of an unimaginable disaster

Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of an almost unimaginable disaster. The withdrawal of US and allied forces, scheduled by President Joe Biden to be completed by September 11, threatens to precipitate the unraveling of the most pro-Western government in Southwest Asia..

More Muslims convert to Christianity than ever before

Muslims are converting to various Christian denominations in droves in every part of the world..

Nepal gets new Prime Minister in veteran Deuba

Deuba’s appointment ends KP Sharma Oli’s three-and-a-half-year-long stint as the prime minister of the Himalayan nation marred by several controversies and a few 'anti-India' stances..

Like Modi, can Imran Khan bring about a drastic cabinet reshuffle?

Whether the former cricket captain, Imran, has the permission of those in the military barracks is another issue that awaits an answer in the womb of time..

Johnson & Johnson Single Shot Covid-19 Vaccine Increases Risk of Paralysis, Says FDA

It was believed that Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be a game-changer as it requires only one shot, but back-to-back setbacks to Johnson & Johnson vaccine is fueling vaccine hesitancy..

Zakir Naik defends death penalty for LGBT

When the world was celebrating “Pride month,” the global Muslim hate-preacher, a fugitive from India in Malaysia, Zakir Naik used his verified Facebook account to remind his 22 million followers how homosexuality is condemned in Islam..

Alarming rise of Islamic State in India and Iraq

With their financial resources severely depleted, they seek shelter in the mountains and gorges and constantly move until enough resources and men are mustered to organize an attack ..

60 Hindus Forcibly Converted to Islam in Pakistan, PM Imran Khan Niazi’s Close Aide Maulvi Mittu Present in the Event

Hindus are the minority in Pakistan are mostly based in Sindh province..

Taliban are guided by Pakistan's special forces, says Afghan First Vice President Saleh

First Vice President of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh, on Monday said that special units of the Pakistani army are guiding the Taliban..

Nepal's Supreme Court restores Parliament, orders appointment of new PM

Nepal has been in political crisis ever since its Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli recommended the President to dissolve the House of Representatives ..

Aspirin can reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes in patients with pneumonia

According to a new study, aspirin can reduce the risk of serious cardiovascular events such as ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction (MI - heart attack) in patients with pneumonia..

Pakistan deputes investment counselors in China to lure investors

Amid dwindling economy, Pakistan has deputed eight investment counselors in different regions of China for potential joint ventures and to promote foreign investment in industrialization under the second phase of the latter-financed economic projects ..

Protests in Cuba over lack of freedom, economy

Havana: In a rare protest, thousands of Cubans took to the streets in various parts of the country on Sunday against lack of freedom and worsening economic conditions..

Afghanistan: How Americans fell in love with sloppy strategies?

There have been instances of Americans themselves carrying out the work of the locals, which ultimately resulted in an inability to create popularity for legitimate local government(s) in Afghanistan..

Netanyahu moves out of PM's residence after 12 years

The family was having their final Shabbat at the house on Saturday evening and would be leaving later that night ..

Bangladesh resists 'debt trap of China, avoids Belt and Road Initiative heavy-handedness

China tried to foray into Bangladesh's internal matters when it warned Dhaka to not engage with India and Western powers..

Georgia 'delighted' as Jaishankar hands over relics of 17th-century St. Queen Ketevan

The Queen was forced to convert to Islam and join a harem by the Iranian ruler, but she had opposed the same..

Security concerns grow as India’s ‘friend’ Ghani faces fresh Taliban challenge

Taliban leaders have claimed on Friday that the insurgent group has taken control of 85 percent of battle-ravaged Afghanistan – a claim countered by the legitimate government authorities in Kabul..

Patriarchal injustice in Pakistan: Woman stripped to avenge husband's affair

In yet another shocking portrayal of patriarchal injustice in Pakistan, three men stripped a woman in the Dera Ismail Khan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) to avenge her husband's alleged liaison with their sister ..

Hong Kongers doubtful of future under China imposed draconian law

Most Hong Kongers are doubtful about their future under the Chinese imposed national security law which has left a "chilling effect" on people of the territory since its passage in June 2020, according to reports..

Most Americans Believe Covid Leaked From a Lab in China, Finds Harvard Survey

Not so long back, the lab leak theory was discarded as the Right Wing fantasy. The Wuhan Institute of Virology in China is at the center of the lab leak theory..

Chinese Vaccine Sinovac Ineffective Against Delta Variant of Covid-19, Says Thai Study

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is becoming a major concern around the globe, as it is highly contagious and is spreading rapidly..

Four arrested in Italy for sending Money to Islamic terror outfits in 49 countries including India

Italian police arrested four men for sending funds to terrorists across Europe and Asia who were collecting on behalf of Islamist terrorist outfits, in an investigation that led to a larger suspected terrorism-funding network...

Significance of the Dalai Lama for Future of Tibet and China's claims Over His Next Incarnation

International experts at an international webinar on the future of Dalai Lama institution..

AQIS joins hands with ARSA and Indian jihadist groups

Taliban has started taking over Afghanistan since the American troops are withdrawing from the country...

Geneva: Photo exhibition highlights human rights abuses in Balochistan

China has been building its prestigious CPEC project through Balochistan though there has been resistance from the locals..

Blinken meets Uyghur internment camp survivors, calls for end of China's genocide in Xinjiang

China has been facing criticism for its human rights violations against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang Province..

'Xi anxious to maintain his grip on CCP'

According to Chinese dissent, Chinese President Xi Jinping is ensuring that the backlash he's receiving from the world wouldn't affect his grip on the country..

Protest outside the Chinese embassy in London on Urumqi massacre's 12th anniversary

Tibetan and Uyghur communities organized a protest against Chinese human rights violations ..

Amid US withdrawal, China ramping up its involvement in Afghanistan

American troops have been withdrawing from Afghanistan, which leaves the country vulnerable..

Pakistan Don’t Have Money to Pay Bills, Borrows US $4.5 Billion from Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank

In 2019, Pakistan had borrowed money and oil from Saudi Arabia to sail through the crisis, but Saudi Arabia stopped the arrangement after a year ..

Pak's myopic mindset linked to treating Talibanism as an industry may backfire

Taliban has been expanding its reach in Afghanistan since the US forces have begun withdrawing from the country..

Why Xi Jinping Is Afraid of Dalai Lama?

Armed with a comic law of claiming a monopoly of the Communist Party over religious procedures for identifying reincarnations of the next Dalai Lama, Xi Jinping looks desperate, helpless and funny in fighting the influence of the exiled Dalai Lama over China’s colonial subjects of Tibet..

What heavily armed militia group ‘Rise of Moors’ wants?

On their website ‘Moorish American Armed Group’ or ‘Rise of Moors’ say, “Moorish Americans dedicated to educating new Moors and influencing our Elders...

Chinese Communist Party Pays US Media Outlets, Including NYT, WaPo, Time, WSJ, Millions of Dollars to Buy Favourable Coverage

Pro-democracy groups have long warned about the Chinese government's attempts to push propaganda through American news outlets..

3 civilians, 24 Taliban terrorists killed as fighting rages in Afghanistan

At least three civilians and 24 Taliban terrorists killed in two eastern Afghan provinces as fighting intensified in the war-torn country...

100 years after founding of CCP, women still playing peripheral role in Chinese politics

Even after hundred years of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), women continue to play a peripheral role in Chinese politics...

Silkworm missiles, huge money and how China exploited Iran-Iraq War?

The history of the past 100 years of Chinese Communist Party has many facets. A key aspect of Chinese foreign policy has been the so-called ‘enemy concept’. ..

Silkworm missiles, huge money and how China exploited Iran-Iraq War?

In Chinese power games, ‘money' does matter. A 2012 Bloomberg investigation estimated President Xi Jinping's close relatives owned assets worth billions of yuan. Politically it is given out that CCP members contribute up to 2 per cent of their income to party coffers..

Heavy fighting breaks out in Afghanistan's Badakhshan, 20 Taliban terrorists killed

There have been a series of violent clashes ever since the US announced its withdrawal..

Rohingya jihadist group ARSA silently gets organized

The organization is expanding its reach by using drugs and human trafficking. ..

Rotorua to Host Unique Bharatanatyam Workshop

The 2-day workshop will give participants an opportunity to learn more about Bharatanatyam..

Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi Once Again Ignores China's Genocide of Uighur Muslims, Says He Believes Beijing's Version

Imran Khan Niazi prefers to stand with Beijing rather than with Uighur...

'New China' dream: Xi Jinping has 'Soviet Union collapse' syndrome

Chinese President Xi Jinping has asserted himself as the powerful leader since Mao Zedong..

Amid Monopoly of Tech Giants, Former US President Donald Trump’s Aide Launches New Social Media Platform ‘Gettr’

Former US President Donald Trump's aide launches a new platform months after social media platforms suspended his account..

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Invited People for Nude Parties in the Early Days of the Company, Says Gates’ Biographer

The author shared the details of Bill Gates's partying life when he was young..

Demands raised for release of Chinese blogger Qiu Ziming

Qiu was imprisoned for questioning the casualties of Chinese at the Galwan Border clash with India..

Pakistani ISI established Hamas chapters in foreign countries

Pakistan supports Hamas and Palestinian Jihad by all means in fighting against Israel..

The report reveals Wuhan virologist who researched on bat coronaviruses had ties with Chinese military scientists

The virologist received help from Chinese military scientists in Coronovirus research..

Amid-high turmoil, Beijing-imposed national security law in Hong Kong completes 1 year

Beijing imposed a law last year, that curbs free speech in Hong Kong..

PM Modi's image in Labour Party leaflet in UK triggers row, and sharp criticism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image in the leaflet of the labor party for a by-election in the UK draws sharp criticism..

Pentagon says Taliban control 81 of 419 Afghan district centers, Biden meets Prez Ghani(Are the two explosions at Jammu Air Force station linked to the 'Af-Pak' angle? )

Things are moving pretty fast on the Afghan front and the US forces are all set for complete withdrawal. The Americans have completed more than half of their withdrawal already..

Muslim-majority countries cooperated with Beijing for surveillance, detain, and repatriate Uyghurs: Report

The Muslim-majority countries across the Middle East and Asia — have cooperated with Beijing for surveillance, detain, and repatriate Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities from China who have fled Xinjiang, according to researchers..

Former US NSA Bolton says, Pakistan directly responsible for Taliban's return to power

America's former National Security Advisor (NSA), John Bolton, on June 25, said that Pakistan is directly responsible for the Taliban's return to power..

4 Chinese coast guard ships sail into Japanese waters near Senkaku Islands

Four Chinese coast guard ships sailed into Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on June 26 morning, according to Japan Coast Guard, local media reported..

The US launches drone strikes in northern Afghanistan, says, a defense official

The United States has launched two drone strikes against Taliban positions in northern Afghanistan, confirmed a US defense official on Friday (local time)..

Covid-19 Trouble in Neighbouring Bangladesh: Country to Impose Complete Nationwide Lockdown from June 28 Amid Dramatic Surge in Covid-19 Cases

Amid a dramatic surge in Covid-19 infections, Bangladesh will go into a nationwide 'hard lockdown' from June 28 for seven days to stem the spread of cases...

Pakistan remains on FATF 'grey list'

In a setback to Pakistan, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global terror financing watchdog, on Friday retained the country on its "grey list"..

Pakistan's FATF compliance: Loopholes in small savings accounts left deliberately for terror financing

Pakistan has deliberately left loopholes in small savings accounts to help in financing terrorist groups, many of whom enjoy the patronage of the state to dodge the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) scrutiny..