Afghanistan to host int'l conference on peace process
  • Afghanistan to host int'l conference on peace process(15 minutes ago)
    Kabul, July 6 (IANS) Afghanistan on Monday will host a virtual meeting of 19 representatives from nations as well as international organizations to discuss peace and build consensus on the reconciliation process in the country.
Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah to visit Pakistan soon
  • Afghanistan's Abdullah Abdullah to visit Pakistan soon(11:43)
    Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Abdullah Abdullah, the head of Afghan peace council, will soon pay an official visit to Pakistan as part of efforts to advance the peace process that has entered a crucial phase, it was reported on Monday.
Incidents of violence against women increase in Pak
  • Incidents of violence against women increase in Pak(11:42)
    Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) The Aurat Foundation, a non-governmental organisation working for womens rights in Pakistan, has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected women in the country.
FDA chief declines to back Trump's 'harmless' COVID-19 claim
17 killed in Chicago during I-Day weekend
  • 17 killed in Chicago during I-Day weekend(10:32)
    Chicago, July 6 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 63 others injured in Chicago over the Independence Day holiday weekend as a result of gun violence.
UK marks NHS anniversary with nationwide clapping
US nightclub shooting kills 2, injures 8 (Ld)
IS intensifies attacks in Syrian desert: Monitor
  • IS intensifies attacks in Syrian desert: Monitor(09:59)
    Damascus, July 6 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group has intensified attacks against the Syrian government forces in the country's eastern desert region, according to a war monitor.
Walgreens, NZ-based Stuff join 'boycott Facebook' campaign
  • Walgreens, NZ-based Stuff join 'boycott Facebook' campaign(09:59)
    San Francisco, July 6 (IANS) Leading US drugstore chain Walgreens and New Zealand-based news site Stuff have decided to quit Facebook and its sister platforms amid criticism over its handling of hate speech and misinformation.
NYC to enter phase-3 reopening on Monday
  • NYC to enter phase-3 reopening on Monday(09:59)
    New York, July 6 (IANS) New York City will enter phase three of reopening on Monday as scheduled, but without the resumption of indoor dining, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
Palestine seeks int'l coalition against Israel annexation plan
Hundreds protest against increased power cuts in Lebanon
Iran's trade with US down by half in 5 months
  • Iran's trade with US down by half in 5 months(09:36)
    Tehran, July 6 (IANS) The value of Iran's trade with the US stood at $20 million during the first five months of 2020, a more than 50 per cent decline, a news report revealed.
Migrant rescue ship allowed to dock in Italy
  • Migrant rescue ship allowed to dock in Italy(09:36)
    Rome, July 6 (IANS) A migrant rescue ship carrying 180 would-be asylum seekers has been allowed to dock in Italy after being denied entry to ports in Malta and France, the crew said.
Brush fire half contained in San Francisco Bay Area
Israel strikes Hamas sites in retaliation
  • Israel strikes Hamas sites in retaliation(09:04)
    Jerusalem, July 6 (IANS) The Israeli military has said that it struck Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip in retaliation against rocket attacks by Gaza-based militants.
UAE announces broad govt reshuffle amid pandemic
  • UAE announces broad govt reshuffle amid pandemic(09:03)
    Dubai, July 6 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a broad government reshuffle, merging several ministries and departments and appointing new economy and industry ministers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heavy rains, flooding kills 18 in Japan
  • Heavy rains, flooding kills 18 in Japan(09:03)
    Tokyo, July 6 (IANS) Massive flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rain in the Japanese prefecture of Kumamoto have claimed the lives of 18 people, while 14 others were reported missing, it was reported.
Global COVID-19 cases top 11.4mn: Johns Hopkins University
Chinese mainland reports 4 new confirmed Covid-19 cases
US FDA commissioner refuses to offer Covid-19 vaccine timing
  • US FDA commissioner refuses to offer Covid-19 vaccine timing(05:40)
    Washington, July 6 (IANS) Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Stephen Hahn has refused to offer a timeline for Covid-19 vaccine, which US President Donald Trump suggested could be available "long before the end of the year".
UAE reports 683 new Covid-19 cases, 51,540 in total
Coronavirus cases in Israel nudge 30,000