French President to visit Lebanon tomorrow
Paris [France], August 5 (Sputnik/ANI): French President Emmanuel Macron will leave for Lebanon on Thursday in order to affirm Paris' solidarity with the Middle East country following the powerful explosion in the port of Beirut, the Lebanese Council of Ministers confirmed on Wednesday, according to the presidential office.
Around 300,000 people displaced after deadly blast in Beirut: Governor
Beirut [Lebanon], August 5 (ANI/Sputnik): Around 300,000 people became homeless as a result of the recent powerful explosion in the port of Beirut in Lebanon, the city's Governor Marwan Abboud, said on Wednesday.
Abrogating Article 370 empowered Kashmiris in multiple ways, says Member of European Parliament

Brussels [Belgium], Aug 5 (ANI): On the first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, a Member of European Parliament (MEP), who visited Kashmir last autumn, said that revocation of the special status has empowered Kashmiris in multiple ways.

12 people close to Mahbubullah Ghafari killed in Taliban ambush in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], Aug 5 (ANI): As many as 12 people close to Mahbubullah Ghafari, a former member of the provincial council of Baghlan in Afghanistan, were killed in a Taliban ambush on Wednesday.

Five staffers of Dutch Embassy injured in Beirut explosion, says Foreign Minister
Amsterdam [Netherlands], August 5 (Sputnik/ANI): Five staffers of the Dutch Embassy in Lebanon were injured in the dramatic explosion in the port of Beirut, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said.
Russia's Emergencies Ministry sends doctors, rescuers to Beirut after deadly explosion
Moscow [Russia], Aug 5 (Sputnik/ANI): The Russian Ministry of Emergencies told Sputnik it would send on Wednesday five aircraft with a mobile hospital, doctors, rescue workers and public health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor staffers to Lebanon, recently hit by a powerful explosion that resulted in over 70 deaths and over 4,000 injuries.
China's economic recovery may suffer due to fresh COVID-19 outbreak, floods
Beijing [China], Aug 5 (ANI): Fresh clusters of COVID-19 cases coupled with massive flooding may impede China's recovery from the pandemic as consumption and construction are likely to be hit, reports South China Morning Post.
Russia lifts restrictions on foreigners' visa-free entry for short business trips
Moscow [Russia], Aug 5 (Sputnik/ANI): Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree lifting restrictions on foreigners' visa-free Russia entry for short-term business trips.
Brazil's COVID-19 tally up 51,603 in 24 hours to top 2.8 million: Health Ministry
Moscow [Russia], Aug 5 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Brazil has increased by 51,603 in the past 24 hours to 2,801,921, the country's Health Ministry said.
Mexico's coronavirus tally nears 4.5-lakh mark
Mexico City [Mexico], August 5 (ANI/Sputnik) The overall number of COVID-19 cases in Mexico has increased to 449,961 after 6,148 new cases were registered in the past 24 hours, the country's Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
After lawyers, Peshawar Police squad pose for selfie with murderer of blasphemy accused
Islamabad (Pakistan), August 5 (ANI): An image of the Peshawar Police, Elite Force squad posing for a group selfie with Faisal also known as Khalid, who last week killed American citizen Tahir Ahmad Naseem inside Pakistan's courtroom has gone viral on social media.
Japanese Foreign Minister to visit UK to discuss post-Brexit trade deal
Moscow [Russia], Aug 5 (Sputnik/ANI): Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is set to visit the United Kingdom for a three-day working trip starting from Wednesday to discuss a post-Brexit trade deal between London and Tokyo.
Coronavirus: Australia's Victoria registers deadliest day with 725 new cases, 15 deaths
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 5 (ANI): The Australian state of Victoria has reported its deadliest day of the coronavirus outbreak after recording 725 fresh cases and 15 fatalities.
2 Indians abducted in Baghlan in 2006 released after 2 years in prison
Kabul [Afghanistan], Aug 5 (ANI): Two Indian nationals abducted in Baghlan in 2006 have been released after two years in prison, TOLOnews reported on Wednesday.
15 dead, 11 missing in South Korea floods Lebanon's security service began ammonium nitrate investigation five months ago: Reports German Foreign Office says country will offer assistance to Lebanon following Beirut blast UN experts write to China on Panchen Lama, reincarnation rules, ICT welcomes their statement People of Indian heritage raise saffron flags, celebrate Ayodhya's 'bhoomi pujan' in Washington Webinar on 'Cogitating Kashmir' held in London Qatar, Iraq to send field hospitals to help people injured in Beirut blast Death toll from Beirut blast rises to 78 US defence officials contradict Trump regarding claims of 'attack' in Beirut Mike Pompeo speaks to Brunei FM, reaffirms US opposition to unlawful China maritime claims World leaders offer help, support to Lebanon in wake of Beirut explosion NIH launches clinical trial in US to test potential therapeutics for mild, moderate COVID-19 Article 370 abrogation is brightest light of hope for PoK, Gilgit Baltistan: Activist UNIFIL ship damaged in Lebanon blast, several naval peacekeepers injured China wants to avoid confrontation with US over consulates closure, says Chinese Ambassador 2 Belgian embassy employees suffer injuries in Beirut explosion 'Looks like a terrible attack': US President Trump on Lebanon blast Over 70 killed in Beirut blast; PM Hassan Diab says guilty 'will pay price' Lebanon blast: Indian Embassy Staff safe, in touch with Indian community members, says Envoy Suhel Azaz Khan US condemns CCP's attempt to prosecute pro-democracy advocates resident outside of China, says Pompeo Other countries might "take similar measures" against US companies: China on TikTok More than 1 billion school children worldwide affected by COVID-19: UN Chief Bhutan foreign minister wishes speedy recovery of Amit Shah India, Russia discuss issues of interaction for SCO, RIC, BRICS meet Dalai Lama expresses condolence over demise of Nobel Peace Laureate John Hume ISIS Khorasan branch new leader is Pak-based Haqqani Network terrorist: Afghan minister China expresses hope that India will treat Confucius Institutes in 'objective and fair manner' Kashmiris suffer most at the hands of Pakistan backed terrorists, say PoK leaders Nepal increases security along Indian border in Darchula Several regional powers pursuing hedging strategies in Afghanistan: Former US State Dept analyst
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