INTERNATIONAL AWAAZ

US, Cuba to resume regular commercial flights

The US and Cuba have reached an understanding on resuming regular commercial flights between the two countries. Unnamed officials in Cuba and the US said an announcement was imminent. It is unclear when the flights would start because negotiations between the Cuban government and the US airlines could take months. The move is a significant … Continue reading US, Cuba to resume regular commercial flights

Af-Pak border region remains terrorist sanctuary: Pentagon

The US has said that border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan continue to remain a sanctuary for terrorist organisations. In its six-monthly report to the US Congress on Afghanistan, Pentagon said that terror groups like like al Qaeda, the Haqqani Network, Lashkar-e Taiba and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan continue to operate in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. The … Continue reading Af-Pak border region remains terrorist sanctuary: Pentagon

US supports TAPI pipeline project

The United States has said it supports the 7.6 billion dollar TAPI pipeline project that will bring clean fuel to the growing economies of India and Pakistan. US state Department spokesman said, US congratulated Turkmenistan and its partners on the recent groundbreaking for the construction of the natural gas pipeline to Afghanistan and onward to Pakistan … Continue reading US supports TAPI pipeline project

Yemen peace talks begin in Switzerland as ceasefire takes effect

Yemen’s warring parties have begun UN-backed peace talks in Switzerland, as a seven-day ceasefire came into effect. The UN says the talks between the government, the Houthi rebel movement and its allies aimed to find a durable settlement to the months-long crisis. About 6,000 people, almost half of them civilians, have been killed since a … Continue reading Yemen peace talks begin in Switzerland as ceasefire takes effect

30 dead in Boko Haram attack on three Nigerian villages

Boko Haram militants have attacked three villages in north-eastern Nigeria, leaving 30 people dead and 20 wounded, according to vigilantes. Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian helping the Nigerian military fight the Islamist group said the militants invaded Warwara, Mangari and Bura-Shika in Borno state, slaughtering their victims before setting the villages on fire. News of the … Continue reading 30 dead in Boko Haram attack on three Nigerian villages

India to join fight against IS under UN flag only: Parrikar

AMN / Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that if United Nations approves a resolution and there is a UN mission against ISIS, India will definitely participate in it. Speaking to media on the sidelines of a function in New Delhi, Mr Parrikar said there is no change in India’s policy in this regard. He … Continue reading India to join fight against IS under UN flag only: Parrikar

Millions without power, three dead as typhoon hits Philippines

Typhoon Nona internationally known as Melor, today brought heavy rain and strong winds that left millions without power in Philippines. Officials said at least three people have died. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the storm toppled trees and cut electricity to at least seven provinces. It also said that bad weather … Continue reading Millions without power, three dead as typhoon hits Philippines

Saudi Arabia forms Islamic military coalition to counter terrorism

Saudi Arabia said today that 34 nations have agreed to form a new Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism. It will have a joint operations center based in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh. The announcement published by the state-run Saudi Press Agency said the alliance will be Saudi-led. The statement said Islam forbids corruption and destruction … Continue reading Saudi Arabia forms Islamic military coalition to counter terrorism

Food security: India to pitch for permanent solution at WTO meeting

Backed by several developing countries, India will strongly pitch for finding a permanent solution to the food security issue at the WTO meeting of 160 trade ministers, beginning in Kenyan Capital of Nairobi tomorrow. During the four-day meet, India will also raise the issue of evolving mechanism to protect poor farmers from surge in imports. … Continue reading Food security: India to pitch for permanent solution at WTO meeting

Saudi Women surpass expectations, win 19 civic seats

AMN / Making a history in Saudi Kingdom,19 women won municipal council seats in Saturday’s historic local elections in which females were allowed to cast votes and run for office for the first time. As soon as news of some women candidates winning municipal council seats from Makkah region came out, there was celebration by … Continue reading Saudi Women surpass expectations, win 19 civic seats

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

UNGA adopts resolution calling for global solidarity in fight against COVID-19

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution on COVID-19, calling for intensified ...

COVID-19: Sri Lanka’s EC requests President to consult SC over holding General elections

WEB DESK Sri Lanka’s Elections Commission has requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to consult the Supre ...