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International News Updates

Indonesia nightclub clash
19 Killed In Indonesia Nightclub Clash

The television footage showed several cars were burned outside the nightclub.

Pakistan
Pakistan Slips Further In Corruption Index

The top countries on the index are Denmark (88), Finland (88) and New Zealand (88), all of which also rank in the top 10 per cent in the world on the Democracy Index civil liberties score.

UAE Shoots Down 2 Ballistic Missiles Over Abu Dhabi
UAE Shoots Down 2 Ballistic Missiles Fired By Houthis Over Abu Dhabi

On the morning of January 17, Houthi rebels targeted the Musaffah ICAD 3 area and the new construction area at Abu Dhabi International Airport, both of which are civilian infrastructure.

Cameroonian Nightclub Fire
Nightclub Fire Kills At Least 16 In Cameroonian Capital City

Several senior government officials visited the site of the tragedy early Sunday and announced the readiness of the government to support the victims.

UAE Bans Private Drones After Deadly Attack On Abu Dhabi
UAE Bans Private Drones After Deadly Attack On Abu Dhabi

The UAE "reserves its right to retaliate to these terrorist attacks and this sinful criminal escalation", said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe
Ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe Given Netaji Award 2022

Sugata Bose, the grand-nephew of the legendary freedom fighter and Director of Netaji Research Bureau, described Abe as a great admirer of Netaji.

UN Chief Antonio Guterres
UN Chief Hopes For Peaceful Resolution Of Kashmir Issue Between India And Pakistan

Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcating the state into two Union Territories on August 5, 2019. The move evoked strong reaction from Pakistan.

earthquake
6.4-Magnitude Quake Jolts Japan, No Tsunami Warning

The local police reported about 15 seconds of shaking during the earthquake and are now confirming the situation of damage. So far no tsunami warning has been issued.

human smuggling
Indians' Death In Brutal Cold: Canadian PM Trudeau Says Working Very Closely' With US To Stop Smuggling

In a statement, the Canada Border Services Agency said it is also working with law enforcement partners, as well as its American counterparts, on the investigation.

S. Jaishankar
Jaishankar Gets Envoys To US, Canada Cracking On Death Of 4 Indians Being Smuggled

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Friday instructed Indian envoys to Canada and the US, Ajay Bisaria and Taranjit Singh Sandhu, "to urgently respond to the situation" where four Indian nationals including an infant have lost their lives at the US-Canada border.

UK PM Boris Johnson
UK PM Announces Expiration Of Strict Plan B Covid Restrictions

In addition, the Prime Minister announced an immediate end to the need for pupils to wear masks at secondary schools, but said the government will still suggest the use of face coverings in cramped or crowded spaces.

Mortal Remains Of 2 Indians Killed In Abu Dhabi Drone Attack To Reach Punjab: India's UAE Envoy
Mortal Remains Of 2 Indians Killed In Abu Dhabi Drone Attack To Reach Punjab: India's UAE Envoy

A statement from the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that the UAE reserves the right to respond to these terrorist attacks and criminal escalation.

 US President Joe Biden
Russia Will Have To Pay 'Heavy Price' If It Invades Ukraine, Warns US President

Biden stressed being prepared about cyberattacks, "grey-zone" attacks, and actions by Russian soldiers not wearing their own uniforms. He alleged that Russia has a long history of using measures other than overt military action to carry out aggression.

IED Blast In Lahore's Anarkali Market Leaves 3 Dead, 20 Injured 
IED Blast In Lahore's Anarkali Market Leaves 3 Dead, 20 Injured 

Officials are suspecting that the blast was of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as a deep crater was formed at the site of the blast.

Kamala Harris Will Be His Running Mate In 2024, Says US President Joe Biden
Kamala Harris Will Be His Running Mate In 2024, Says US President Joe Biden

Joe Biden has been adamant that he will run for reelection in 2024, despite the fact that he will be 81 on Election Day, CNN reported.

Air India
5G Row: Air India Resumes 6 India-US Flights On B777 Aircraft After Boeing's Clearance

The US aviation regulator had on January 14 said that "5G interference with the aircraft's radio altimeter could prevent engine and braking systems from transitioning to landing mode, which could prevent an aircraft from stopping on the runway".

Pak In Tumult After Rumours Of Imposition Of 'Indira Gandhi-Like Emergency'
Pak In Tumult After Rumours Of Imposition Of 'Indira Gandhi-Like Emergency'

Amid the rumours, the members of the joint opposition on Wednesday submitted a resolution to the National Assembly Secretariat expressing the resolve to uphold and strengthen the federal parliamentary system in the country as provided in the 1973 Constitution.

5G Safety Dispute
Air India Among Airlines Skipping US Airports Over 5G Safety Dispute

Airlines estimate 1,000 flight disruptions per day because of possible interference with radar altimeters that pilots use to land in low visibility conditions.

2021 One Of The Seven Warmest Years On Record: WMO
2021 One Of The Seven Warmest Years On Record: WMO

Global warming and other long-term climate change trends are expected to continue as a result of record levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the WMO said in a global release.

Major Airlines Cancel US Flights Due To Mega 5G Rollout
Major Airlines Cancel US Flights Due To Mega 5G Rollout

Air India will also not be able to operate a number of US-bound flights.

European Parliament Elects Maltese Roberta Metsola As New President
European Parliament Elects Maltese Roberta Metsola As New President

She succeeds David Sassoli, who died last week at the age of 65, but who had already said he was not interested in another term of office.

Crime Syndicate Behind 1993 Mumbai Blasts Given State Protection; Enjoyed 5-Star Hospitality: India
Crime Syndicate Behind 1993 Mumbai Blasts Given State Protection; Enjoyed 5-Star Hospitality: India At UN

Tirumurti's remarks were a thinly-veiled reference to D-Company and its head Ibrahim, believed to be hiding in Pakistan.

India To Provide Assistance To The Families Of Two Indians Killed In UAE: Envoy
India To Provide Assistance To The Families Of Two Indians Killed In UAE: Envoy

Two Indians and a Pakistani national were killed and six others injured in Monday's attack claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Afghanistan
Concerned About Efforts To Exclude Afghan Women From Public Life, Women From Ethnic Minorities Such As Hazara, Hindu Even More Vulnerable: UN Experts

The experts said they are also extremely disturbed by reports of extrajudicial killings and forced displacement of ethnic and religious minorities, such as the Hazara, which would suggest deliberate efforts to target, ban, and even eliminate them from the country.

2 Indians Feared Killed In Drone Attack In UAE, Houthi Rebels Claim Responsibility
2 Indians Feared Killed In Drone Attack In UAE, Houthi Rebels Claim Responsibility

The UAE is an active member of the Saudi-led coalition which has been fighting a large-scale war against the Houthi rebel militia in various areas of Yemen.

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