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Taliban calls for a 3-Day Afghan ceasefire to mark Eid holiday

Taliban calls for a 3-Day Afghan ceasefire to mark Eid holiday

Kabul: Taliban, the Islamist movement and military organisation in Afghanistan, on Monday, declared a three-day ceasefire across the nation to mark this week’s Eid al-Fitr holiday, just two days after being blamed for killing as much as 68 people — mostly young girls — in a bomb attack outside a

China suspends economic accord with Australia, cites “cold war mindset”

China suspends economic accord with Australia, cites “cold war mindset”

China said on Thursday it had suspended an economic agreement with Australia, in an apparent tit-for-tat response to Canberra’s scrapping of a Belt and Road infrastructure pact and threat to undo a deal leasing Darwin Port to a Chinese company. Relations between the two sides have collapsed into acrimony after

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern plan to marry over the summer

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern plan to marry over the summer

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern plans to marry her longtime partner during the southern summer. In an interview Wednesday on the Coast radio breakfast show, Ardern said she and Clarke Gayford have finally set a date for their wedding after announcing they were engaged two years ago. But Ardern

Australia to examine contentious India travel ban; Plea by man in Bengaluru

Australia to examine contentious India travel ban; Plea by man in Bengaluru

Sydney: An Australian court on Wednesday agreed to hear a challenge to the country’s travel ban on citizens returning home from coronavirus-hit India after a 73-year-old man living in Bangalore filed a plea with a federal court, who wishes to return. Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week banned arrivals from India,

UK hosts first G7 Foreign Ministers meeting since pandemic began: Reports

UK hosts first G7 Foreign Ministers meeting since pandemic began: Reports

London: Foreign ministers of the G7 (Group of Seven) nations have started to land in London to attend their first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began. In addition to G7 member states Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US, the UK has invited ministers from Australia, India, South

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