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Archive : February 26, 2021

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MORNING NEWS BRIEF: 26 FEBRUARY
February 26 ,2021
PICTURE OF THE DAYYANGON, MYANMAR A military supporter points a sharp object as he confronts pro-democracy protesters during a milit...
MORNING NEWS BRIEF: 26 FEBRUARY
February 26 ,2021
PICTURE OF THE DAYYANGON, MYANMAR   A military supporter points a sharp object as he confronts pro-democracy protesters during a...
Biden’s CIA pick William Burns to focus on China threat
February 26 ,2021
Veteran US diplomat William Burns, nominated to lead the CIA, pledged Wednesday to keep the agency free of politics and said China woul...
Joe Biden speaks to Saudi Arabia's King Salman before rele...
February 26 ,2021
The call did not mention the forthcoming report into the murder of journalist Jamal Khaghoggi. Photograph: Bandar Aljaloud/AP...
Pfizer Covid vaccine 94% effective in peer-reviewed, real-...
February 26 ,2021
The first major real-world study of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to be independently reviewed has shown that the jab is as g...
India, Pakistan agree to stop cross-border firing in Kashm...
February 26 ,2021
Indian army soldiers patrol along the border fence at India-Pakistan Line of Control (LoC) on the forward post of Poonch district [Fi...
India plans new social media controls after face-off with...
February 26 ,2021
Twitter did not take down all accounts the government alleged were spreading lies about the farmer protests [File photo illustation b...
Why the 2020 violence in Delhi was a pogrom
February 26 ,2021
A Delhi municipal worker stands next to the remains of vehicles, steel cupboards and other materials on a street vandalised during...
Myanmar military supporters attack anti-coup protesters
February 26 ,2021
A supporter of Myanmar’s military uses a catapult during a rally in Yangon Photograph: Sai Aung Main/AFP/Getty Images Suppor...
Pakistan-Afghanistan border fence, a step in the right dir...
February 26 ,2021
A view of the border fence outside the Kitton outpost on the border with Afghanistan in North Waziristan, Pakistan October 18, 2017...
Wang Yi and Dinesh Gunawardena show common view on human r...
February 26 ,2021
Wang Yi and Dinesh Gunawardena show common view on human rights. On Wednesday, February 24, the Chinese State Councilor and Foreig...
Pakistan gets $1.1bn financing to import oil, LNG
February 26 ,2021
The government could not utilise almost one-third of the earlier package for three years that expired on Dec 31, 2020. — Reuter...
Pakistan still interested in T129 acquisition
February 26 ,2021
Source: Turkish Aerospace Pakistan’s long-running attempt to acquire Turkish Aerospace T129 attack helicopters may f...
India's silence toward Myanmar shows its wariness of China
February 26 ,2021
Aung San Suu Kyi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With China staring down at it, New Delhi has realized the need to take a pr...
Peace agreement and American options in Afghanistan
February 26 ,2021
The Janus-faced pseudo Afghanistan analyst community — local and foreign — is in overdrive telling all and sundry about the...
Imran Khan’s Sri Lanka visit may foster strategic partners...
February 26 ,2021
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) meets his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa (R) in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 24,...
China can extend Hambantota port lease to 198 years, Sri L...
February 26 ,2021
China signed a deal to lease the Hambantota port, located at the southern tip of Sri Lanka, in 2017. Photo: Xinhua Sri Lanka&r...
FATF gives 4th extension to Pakistan to fully implement ‘a...
February 26 ,2021
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Thursday gave fourth extension to Pakistan to fully implement a 27-point action pla...
Assam government extends AFSPA in state for another 6 mont...
February 26 ,2021
The Assam government on Wednesday extended the existing ‘disturbed area’ status of the state for another six months from Fe...
Maldives begins vaccination of undocumented workers
February 26 ,2021
The Maldives government has begun vaccinating undocumented migrants against COVID-19 in collaboration with the Maldivian Red Crescent (...