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Beijing: China's air traffic movement is shrinking once again as lockdowns and several other restrictions have been imposed by authorities in different corners of the country to limit the Covid-19 surge. more
Sri Lanka: Jaffna University VC refuses to sign MoU with China

Jaffna, Sri Lanka: Jaffna University Vice Chancellor Sivakolundu Srisatkunarajah has refused to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between China’s State Agricultural Universit ...

European Union reaches agreement on price cap on oil from at $60 per barrel

Moscow: The European Union has reached an agreement on a $60 a barrel price cap for Russian oil after Poland dropped its objections.

UN appeals for record $51.5 billion to help 230 million on the brink in 2023

New York: A record $51.5 billion is needed to help 230 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in nearly 70 countries next year, the UN said on Thursday.

UNESCO: French baguettes, Chinese tea ceremony, join protected heritage list

New York: Holy Week in Guatemala, traditional tea preparation in China, and the artisanal knowledge surrounding France’s iconic daily bread loaf, the baguette, are among the latest ...

Sri Lanka: Mahinda, Gotabaya Rajapaksa's overseas visits cost Rs 43 mn

Colombo: The Sri Lankan government spent Rs 43 million on visits abroad by ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his disgraced brother and former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in jus ...

US: Biden administration designates 4 Al-Qaeda, Taliban leaders as global terrorists

Washignton: The United States has designated two leaders of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and two of the Tehrik i Taliban Pakistan (TTP) movement in Afghanistan as global ter ...

Thailand planning to cancel Submarine deal with China: Reports

The Thailand government is planning to renege on a contentious submarine contract with China if the requirements of the procurement cannot be completed, media reports said on Wednesday.

Accelerated action needed to save 12,000 lives a day due to injury, violence

Each day, injuries and violence claim the lives of some 12,000 people around the world, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the UN health agency. 

UN Forum tackles ‘digital poverty’ facing 2.7 billion people

New York: The annual UN forum on Internet governance is under way this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, aiming to deliver bold solutions for an open, free, inclusive and secure digital futu ...