Monday, May 16 2022 | Time 22:00 Hrs(IST)

Australia to ramp up booster rollout amid surging Omicron infections

Canberra, Dec 22 (UNI/Xinhua) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged people to "stay calm and get boosted" amid surging coronavirus infections.

Morrison on Wednesday met with state and territory leaders at the national cabinet to discuss the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in Australia.
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Sri Lanka police cracks down on mobsters

16 May 2022 | 8:51 PM

By Duruthu Edirimuni Chandrasekera
Colombo, May 16 (UNI) The Sri Lanka Attorney General has ordered the Inspector General of Police to arrest former Minister Johnston Fernando, western province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon, and twenty others over attacks on the protesters at the country’s capital, Colombo’s Galle Face and produce them in Courts on Tuesday morning.

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Pakistan's economic condition worse than expected: Former PM Abbasi

16 May 2022 | 8:39 PM

Islamabad, May 16 (UNI) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the country's economic condition has been worse than expected, the media reported on Monday.

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Sri Lanka: PM to address nation as fuel stocks run short

16 May 2022 | 8:32 PM

Colombo, May 16 (UNI) Sri Lanka's new prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be addressing the nation later on Monday after the country's power minister told the citizens not to join the lengthy fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti-government protests, Khaleej Times reported.

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Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto to embark on maiden visit to US on May 18

16 May 2022 | 7:54 PM

Islamabad, May 16 (UNI) Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will embark on a two-day official visit to the United States next week at the invitation of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Foreign Office announced on Monday according to Geo News.

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Sweden follows Finland in applying to join NATO

16 May 2022 | 7:48 PM

Stockholm, May 16 (UNI) Sweden on Monday confirmed that it will be applying for membership of NATO, joining fellow Nordic neighbour Finland which confirmed its intention to join on Sunday, The Guardian reported.

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