The investigation comes at a sensitive time in relations between Beijing and Taiwan (Source: Reuters)

Taiwan ex-deputy defence minister probed over 'China spy' contacts

Jul 28, 2021

Former deputy defence minister General Chang Che-Ping, who is head of National Defense University, was the most senior of several serving and retired officers being investigated for contacts with a representative of China's Central Military Commission

Gantz's ministry and NSO decline to identify countries that own Pegasus (Source: Reuters)

Israel defence ministry to share initial findings on NSO with France

Jul 28, 2021

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz's office said he would fly out to meet French counterpart Florence Parly for talks about Lebanon's governance crisis and Iran's nuclear diplomacy.

Big Tech companies profits

Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet report combined profits of over $50 billion

Jul 28, 2021

The results served as another reminder of the clout they wield and why government regulators are growing increasingly concerned about whether they have become too powerful

The CDC and the State Department also raised Armenia to "Level 3" (Source: Reuters)

US issues 'Do Not Travel' advisories for Spain, Portugal due to rise in Covid-19 cases

Jul 27, 2021

The CDC raised its travel advisory to "Level Four: Very High" for those countries telling Americans they should avoid travel there, while the State Department issued "Do Not Travel" advisories.

Wang accused the US of adopting a superior attitude and using its strength to pressure other countries (Source: AP)

China blames US for ‘stalemate’ in bilateral relations, as talks begin

Jul 26, 2021

The China-US relationship is in a stalemate because some Americans portray China as an imagined enemy, Xinhua quoted Vice Foreign Minister Xie as telling US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman.

Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo Olympics: Centre exempts returnees from RT-PCR test

Jul 26, 2021

Batra said since the Olympic contingent members have been fully vaccinated and undergone tests on a regular basis in Tokyo, they be exempted from the requirement of showing RT-PCR negative test reports while returning to the country

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - July 23, 2021. Fireworks are seen from outside the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. (Photo: Reuters)

Tokyo Olympics opening pulls 16.7 mn US TV viewers, a 33-year low

Jul 25, 2021

Across all platforms, including and the NBC Sports app, 17 million people watched the ceremony, NBCUniversal said in an email

Pope Francis

Vatican reveals its real estate holdings, owns over 5,000 properties

Jul 24, 2021

The 30-page APSA budget showed that it owns 4,051 properties in Italy and about 1,120 abroad, not including its embassies around the world.

The train with 10 containers departed from Tatanagar in Jharkhand on Saturday and is expected to reach Benapol in Bangladesh tomorrow (Source: PTI)

Indian Railways to transport 200 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to Bangladesh on Sunday

Jul 24, 2021

This will be the first time that the life-saving gas is destined for delivery outside the country

 think it's fair to say that we see the relationship continuing at a very high level, and India will (Source: Reuters)

US secretary Antony Blinken to raise human rights with Indian officials during visit to New Delhi

Jul 24, 2021

India has previously rejected criticism by foreign governments and human rights groups on allegations that civil liberties have eroded in the country

Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, US  April 21, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS)

Oil prices go up in weekly rebound on forecasts for tight supplies

Jul 24, 2021

The price of oil and other riskier assets tumbled at the start of the week on concern over the impact on the economy and crude demand from surging cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the United States, Britain, Japan and elsewhere