Yemen army recaptures strategic mountains

Sanaa |Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST

Following days of deadly fighting, the Yemen army has recaptured a chain of strategic mountains near the southeastern tips of the Houthi-held capital Sanaa, a military source said.

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Thailand's COVID-19 tally tops 600,000

Asia | August 2, 2021 6:45:12 AM IST

Bangkok [Thailand], August 2 (ANI/Xinhua): Thailand announced on Sunday to extend tighter pandemic control measures in the capital Bangkok and other regions possibly till the end of August to contain

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5-yr fishing ban begins in parts of China's Yellow River

Beijing |Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST

Authorities in China's Qinghai province have initiated a five-year fishing ban in parts of the Yellow River and its tributaries.

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5 killed in clashes in Beirut: Report

Beirut |Monday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST

Five people were killed and over 10 others were wounded on Sunday in an armed clash between supporters of Hezbollah and a rival faction in Khaldeh at the southern entrance of Beirut, al-Jadeed local T

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North slams US-South Korea military drills, casts doubt on North-South summit

Asia | August 2, 2021 10:45:15 AM IST

Pyongyang [North Korea], August 2 (ANI/Xinhua): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday night urged South Korea to cancel its regular joint military exercises with the United States

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Cambodia stops offshore oil extraction: PM

Phnom Penh |Monday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the kingdom's first-ever oil extraction had come to a full stop after Singapore-based oil and gas firm KrisEnergy filed for liquidation.

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Four dead in California helicopter crash

US | August 2, 2021 8:45:15 AM IST

California [US], August 2 (ANI/Sputnik): Four people were killed in a helicopter crash in California's Colusa county, the local sheriff's department said.

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Turkey reports 20,890 daily COVID-19 cases

Europe | August 2, 2021 3:15:10 AM IST

Ankara [Turkey] August 2 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey on Sunday registered 20,890 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 5,747,935, according to its Health Ministry.

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Myanmar likely to hold general elections in 2nd half of 2023

Nay Pyi Taw |Sunday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST

Myanmar is likely to hold new general elections in the second half of 2023, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, chair of the newly-formed State Administration Council, said

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Turkey shocked by wildfires amid claims of sabotage

Istanbul |Sunday, 2021 7:15:05 AM IST

Turkey is under the shock of unprecedented forest fires that killed four people and injured scores of others in its coastal touristic southern provinces, while authorities are investigating claims of

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S.Korea reports 1,442 more COVID-19 cases, 199,787 in total

Asia | August 1, 2021 10:45:11 AM IST

Seoul [South Korea], August 1 (ANI/Xinhua): South Korea reported 1,442 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 199,787.

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Tehran dismisses Israel's claims about Iran's role in attack on mercer street tanker

Asia | August 1, 2021 9:15:16 PM IST

Tehran [Iran] August 1 (ANI/Sputnik): Iran denies having any role in the recent attack on the Japanese-owned Mercer Street oil tanker in the Indian Ocean, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh

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