Wednesday, January 26, 2022Biden's big test: Proving he can rally allies against Putin

Washington, Jan 26: President Joe Biden's effort to rally support, both at home and abroad, ahead of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine is just the latest big test of his ability to bridge ideological gaps and balance competing interests to build effective coalitions.

His record so far as president suggests it's no sure thing. Biden is trying to pull off the kind of alliance on the intern


Tuesday, January 25, 2022US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

New Delhi,Jan 25: The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO response force amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine.
President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring US solidarity with allies there.
Putting the US-based troops on heightened alert for Europe on Monday suggested dimin


Monday, January 24, 2022UAE says it intercepts 2 ballistic missiles over Abu Dhabi

Dubai, Jan 24: The United Arab Emirates intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting Abu Dhabi early Monday, its state-run news agency reported, the latest attack to target the Emirati capital.

The attack on Abu Dhabi, after another last week killed three people and wounded six, further escalates tensions across the Persian Gulf as Yemen's yearslong civil war grinds on.

That war, pitting Ir


Saturday, January 22, 2022Pak to pay USD 11.6 mn compensation to 36 Chinese victims of hydropower project terror attack

New Delhi, Jan 22 : In a move aimed at placating its all-weather ally China, Pakistan in a "goodwill gesture" will pay USD 11.6 million in compensation to the 36 Chinese nationals working on a major hydropower project who either died or were injured in a terrorist attack in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province last year.
The decision on the quantum of compensation to be paid was taken on Frid


Saturday, January 22, 2022 Singapore reports first Omicron-related death

New Delhi, Jan 22 : Singapore on Saturday reported its first Omicron-related death, a 92-year-old unvaccinated woman who caught the virus from a family member.
The woman, who had no known medical history, died on Jan 20, about 10 days after catching the virus from a family member.
"Upon investigation, doctors have concluded that the death was due to COVID-19 infection, by the Omicron variant,"