Friday, May 20 2022 | Time 23:20 Hrs(IST)

ACC filed complaint against 116 religious speakers: Bangladesh HM

20 May 2022 | 10:44 PM

Dhaka, May 20 (UNI) Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday said the anti-corruption commission (ACC) has filed a complaint against 116 religious businessmen and Islamic speakers in the country.

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Flood situation in Sylhet, concern for Bangladesh

20 May 2022 | 7:01 PM

Dhaka, May 20 (UNI) The flood situation in Sylhet district of Bangladesh has taken a serious turn.

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Ukraine army orders troops at Azovstal factory to stop fighting

20 May 2022 | 6:49 PM

Kyiv, May 20 (UNI) Ukrainian army has ordered its remaining troops holed up in Mariupol's besieged Azovstal steelworks to stop fighting, a commander of a battalion leading the trapped units said Friday, The Khaleej Times reported.

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Russia will build military bases in response to NATO moves

20 May 2022 | 6:27 PM

Moscow, May 20 (UNI) Russia has announced that it will set new military bases in the western portion of the country, in what Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu described as “adequate countermeasures” to counter Finland and Sweden’s bid to join NATO, Al Jazeera reported on Friday.

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Shehbaz proposes inclusion of Turkey in CPEC

20 May 2022 | 6:12 PM

Islamabad, May 20 (UNI) Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday made a proposal for including Turkey in the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, stressing that a "trilateral arrangement with the inclusion of Turkey" would bring immense benefit to the region, Express Tribune reported.

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'War crime' trail against Russian soldier adjourns

20 May 2022 | 5:38 PM

Kyiv, May 20 (UNI) Russian soldier's 'war crime' trail in a Kyiv court for shooting an unarmed 62-year-old Ukrainian has been adjourned until Monday.

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Food crisis worsens in Sri Lanka

20 May 2022 | 5:37 PM

Colombo, May 20 (UNI) Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday warned that the country is on the verge of a very severe food shortage, Al Jazeera reported.

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Biden in Asia to boost Indo-Pacific ties

20 May 2022 | 5:09 PM

Seoul, May 20 (UNI) US President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on Friday on the first leg of his Asia tour, Al Jazeera reported.

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Biden lands in SKorea

20 May 2022 | 4:52 PM

Seoul, May 20 (UNI) US President Joe Biden on Friday landed at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea for his first summit, since he took office, with his counterpart Yoon Suk-yeol on wide range of issues including North Korea's nuclear program.Biden's visit came as both countries believe a North Korean nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile test is imminent and could happen while he is in South Korea or Japan, the second leg of his tour, Yonhap News Agency said in its report.

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Pakistan: ECP de-seats 25 PTI dissident MPAs for voting in Hamza Shahbaz's favour

20 May 2022 | 4:44 PM

Islamabad, May 20 (UNI) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared the 25 dissident members of the PTI as de-seated, Geo News reported on Friday.

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Zelensky tops TIME magazine's ‘most influential’ poll

20 May 2022 | 4:25 PM

New York, May 20 (UNI) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has topped the 2022 TIME100 poll, in which readers vote for who they think should be in the magazine's list of the year's most influential people.

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Afghanistan: All female Afghan TV presenters to mandatorily cover faces on air

20 May 2022 | 4:20 PM

Kabul, May 20 (UNI) Taliban authorities in Afghanistan ordered that television broadcasters to ensure that all female presenters on local stations cover their faces when on air, Khaleej Times reported on Friday.

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Pakistan: ECP to announce verdict in dissident PTI MPs case today

20 May 2022 | 3:48 PM

Islamabad, May 20 (UNI) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will be announcing its verdict in a case relating to the 25 PTI dissidents in Punjab at 3pm on Friday.

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