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Pakistan bans travel from 7 countries amid concern over new Covid variant

ISLAMABAD, NOV 27: Pakistan placed a complete ban on Saturday on travel from seven countries in the wake of the discovery of a new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, first detected in South Africa, according to a notification issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). The notification said travel had been restricted from six southern African countries, namely South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Botswana and Namibia, as well as Hong Kong. These countries, the NCOC added, had been placed in category C — which includes nations from whereRead More


Russia spy chief Sergei Naryshkin calls Ukraine invasion plan ‘malicious U.S. propaganda’

Russia has no plans to invade Ukraine and suggestions to the contrary are malicious U.S. propaganda, Moscow’s foreign intelligence chief said on Saturday. U.S., NATO and Ukrainian officials have raised the alarm in recent weeks over what they say are unusual Russian troop movements near the border with Ukraine, suggesting that Moscow may be poised to launch an attack. Russia has repeatedly said it is free to move its troops on its own territory and that such movements should not be a cause for concern. “I need to reassure everyone. Nothing like this is going toRead More


South Africa urges UK to reconsider travel bans

South Africa said on Friday it will engage with the UK government to persuade them and reconsider their decision to ban flights from the country over a new coronavirus variant. “Whilst South Africa respects the right of all countries to take the necessary precautionary measures to protect their citizens, the UK’s decision to temporarily ban South Africans from entering the UK seems to have been rushed as even the World Health Organization is yet to advise on the next steps,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Foreign Minister NalediRead More


Palestine embassy participates in annual charity Bazaar in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, NOV 27 /DNA/ – The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Islamabad participated in the annual charity Bazaar held by the Pakistani Foreign Ministry in cooperation with the Association of Ambassadors wives with a heritage exhibition that included Palestinian embroideries and traditional folk wear for men and women, paintings, seashell artwork, figurines, pictures resembling the Palestinian blessings that good has bestowed upon us such as the Holy Mosque of Al-Aqsa, Jerusalem, pictures of Palestinian cities as well as an exhibition of the Palestinian cuisine that mainly incorporates oliveRead More


Governor Sindh inaugurates UAE Visa Center in Karachi

Nazir H Siyal KARACHI, NOV 27 /DNA/ – Governor Sindh Imran Ismail today inaugurated UAE Visa Center in Karachi. H.H Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance & Coexistence UAE and Dr Salim Alkhaddeim AlDhanhani, Consul General of UAE in Karachi were also present.Governor Sindh said that Pakistan and UAE had laid strong foundations of mutually beneficial relations, friendship and peaceful cooperation over the years. He further said that UAE has emerged as one of Pakistan’s major economic and trading partners.He observed that the UAE’s hosting of ExpoRead More


Chip shortage to fundamentally change car industry: Daimler manager

The global shortage of semiconductors is leading to fundamental changes in the automotive industry, according to a senior Daimler executive. “In future, vehicle manufacturers will purchase raw materials and key components themselves directly from the respective suppliers and will no longer rely solely on the large suppliers as system providers,” Michael Brecht, who heads Daimler’s works council, told DPA. A chip shortage is causing delays and production setbacks in the industry worldwide and is expected to last into the coming year, according to Daimler boss Ola Kallenius. “We workers’ representatives are alreadyRead More