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Former UK speaker John Bercow defects to Labour Party with attack on PM Boris Johnson

The former MP said the Conservative Party under Johnson was 'reactionary, populist, nationalistic and sometimes even xenophobic'.

published : 20 Jun 2021

Emirates airline to resume flights from India to Dubai from June 23 as COVID curbs ease

On Saturday, a court ruled that the passengers from India with a valid residence visa who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine will be allowed to travel to Dubai.

published : 20 Jun 2021

South Africa launches ambitious plan to vaccinate all teachers for COVID-19 protection in 14 days

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga gave details of the plan at a media briefing amid an increasing number of schools shutting down in the past week.

published : 20 Jun 2021

Gandhi documentary wins top award at New York Indian Film Festival

The film, titled ‘Ahimsa – Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless', written and directed by Ramesh Sharma, was produced by South African filmmaker Anant Singh.

published : 20 Jun 2021

COVID-19: Dubai eases travel restrictions from certain countries including India

With regard to travel from India, only passengers with a valid residence visa who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine, are allowed to travel to Dubai.

published : 20 Jun 2021

Pakistan would oppose any move by India to divide Kashmir, change its demography: Qureshi

Qureshi said Pakistan had resolutely opposed India's actions of August 5, 2019 and taken up the issue at all international fora, including the UN Security Council.

published : 19 Jun 2021

Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo

Myanmar described the resolution, which passed Friday and is not legally binding, as being “based on one-sided sweeping allegations and false assumptions.”

published : 19 Jun 2021

Warsaw pride parade back after backlash and pandemic break

Thousands of people joined the march and were cheered on by others waving rainbow flags from their apartment balconies.

published : 19 Jun 2021

Afghanistan running out of oxygen as COVID surge worsens

Afghanistan has even run out of empty cylinders, receiving a delivery of 1,000 last week from Uzbekistan.

published : 19 Jun 2021

Ahead of CPC's centenary, Xi Jinping administers loyalty pledge to senior leaders

The party is celebrating its centenary year amid growing global hostility towards China over COVID-19 origin, allegations of human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet.

published : 19 Jun 2021

Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12

Guinea's latest outbreak was declared February 14 after three cases were detected in Gouecke, a rural community in the southern N'zerekore prefecture.

published : 19 Jun 2021

EU threatens Lebanese politicians with sanctions over crisis

Borrell's comments came amid reports in Lebanese media that France and the EU are putting together proposals for possible travel bans and freezes on assets of some politicians.

published : 19 Jun 2021

Moscow records pandemic high for Covid cases for second day running

Officials are now scurrying to reintroduce pandemic restrictions and roll out new beds dedicated to coronavirus patients.

published : 19 Jun 2021

UK holds first music festival since pandemic start, all attendees to take Covid test before event

About 10,000 fans, a tenth of the festival’s pre-pandemic attendance, have tickets to watch more than 40 bands including Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Bullet for My Valentine.

published : 19 Jun 2021

Tropical Storm Claudette brings wind, heavy rain and flooding to Gulf Coast

The center of Claudette was located inland, and the storm was forecast to weaken into a depression by Saturday night.

published : 19 Jun 2021