Mon, Aug 02, 2021

  • The US has blamed Iran for carrying out last week's deadly drone attack on an oil tanker in the north Arabian Sea, saying an appropriate response is forthcoming.
    US blames Iran for tanker attack, prepares for response
    In a statement issued on Sunday, the State Department said: Upon review of the available information, we are confident that Iran conducted this attack, which killed two innocent people, using one-way explosive UAVs, a lethal capability it is increasingly employing throughout the region.  There is no justification for this attack, which follows a pattern of attacks and other belligerent behaviour. These actions threaten freedom of navigation through this crucial waterway, international shipping and commerce, and the lives of those on the vessels involved.  We are working with our partners to consider our next steps and consulting with governments inside the region and beyond on an appropriate response, which will be forthcoming.  Zodiac Maritime, a London-based firm owned by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer, said on July 30 that its oil...
  • Global Covid-19 caseload tops 198.2 mn Global Covid-19 caseload tops 198.2 mn

    The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 198.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.22 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.11 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins...

  • Cuba registers new daily records for cases, deaths from Covid-19 Cuba registers new daily records for cases, deaths from Covid-19

    Cuba on Sunday set a new daily record of 9,747 cases and 87 deaths from Covid-19, bringing the total number of infections to 394,343 and the death toll to 2,845.

  • Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation's eviction moratorium, calling it a “moral imperative” to...

  • Thailand's Covid-19 tally tops 600,000, tighter curbs extended Thailand's Covid-19 tally tops 600,000, tighter curbs extended

    Thailand announced on Sunday to extend tighter pandemic control measures in the capital Bangkok and other worst-hit regions possibly till the end of August to contain the worst-ever wave of the...

  • Russia adds 22,804 Covid-19 infections Russia adds 22,804 Covid-19 infections

    Russia confirmed 22,804 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 6,288,677, the official monitoring and response centre said on Sunday.

  • Iran reports 32,511 new Covid-19 cases, 3,903,519 in total Iran reports 32,511 new Covid-19 cases, 3,903,519 in total

    Iran on Sunday reported 32,511 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's total infections to 3,903,519.

  • A Deepening Mystery:  Virus sequences that disappeared are back A Deepening Mystery: Virus sequences that disappeared are back

    A batch of early coronavirus data that went missing for a year has emerged from hiding. In June, an American scientist discovered that more than 200 genetic sequences from COVID-19 patient samples...

  • Freedom With Riders: Making sense of India’s internet hypocrisy Freedom With Riders: Making sense of India’s internet hypocrisy

    As the world’s largest democracy, India is widely regarded as one of the world’s “digital deciders” in debates about cyber norms. But the decisions its government is making regarding the internet run...

  • Russia reports 22,804 new Covid infections Russia reports 22,804 new Covid infections

    Russia confirmed 22,804 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 6,288,677, the official monitoring and response centre said on Sunday.