Cuba thanks Mexico for support amid US sanctions

Visiting Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has thanked Mexico for its support and solidarity amid stiffer economic, trade and financial sanctions imposed by the US against the Caribbean island nation. Continue Reading

Pakistan taken aback by Blinken’s remarks

Pakistan came out strongly against comments made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other lawmakers during the recent Congressional hearings on Afghanistan, and clearly said that the remarks were not in line with the close cooperation between Islamabad and Washington, The News International reported. Continue Reading

Sri Lankan Prisons Minister resigns

Sri Lankan Prisons Minister Lohan Ratwatte resigned on Wednesday after an uproar over his alleged remarks to kill Tamil prisoners during his recent visit to a jail in the island nation’s north central region. Continue Reading

Putin in isolation as dozens in entourage tests positive

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend a few days in self-isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with Covid-19, the TASS news agency reported. Continue Reading

5.5 mn internally displaced in Afghan: UN body

A total of 5.5 million have been internally displaced in Afghanistan, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said. More than 500,592 were displaced in the last eight months, according to a report by the United Nations’s OSHA. Continue Reading

Canada’s Trudeau under fire over high inflation

The leader of Canada’s main opposition party on Wednesday said a surge in inflation last month highlighted the failure of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s economic policies, and urged Canadians to vote out the government in an election next week. Continue Reading

UK PM shakes up Cabinet, eyeing pandemic recovery

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook up his Cabinet on Wednesday, attempting to move on from a series of political missteps and get his agenda of levelling up economic opportunities across the U.K. after the pandemic back on track. Continue Reading