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Will Sell More Arms Than Buy After Embargo Lifted: Iran

The lifting of the embargo allows Iran to buy and sell military equipment. (File)Tehran, Iran: Iran on Monday said it is more inclined to sell weapons rather than buy them, after it announced the end of a longstanding UN conventional arms embargo.Tehran said the ban imposed more than a decade ago was lifted "automatically" as of Sunday, based on the terms of a 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers, from which the Islamic republic's arch-enemy the United States has withdrawn."Before being a buyer in the arms market, Iran has the ability to supply" other countries, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters."Of course, Iran is not like the United States, whose president seeks to sell deadly weapons to slaughter the Yemeni people," he added, referring to US w...
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UN Stockpiling Billion Syringes For COVID-19 Vaccine

UNICEF said it was also buying five million safety boxes for used syringes.Geneva, Switzerland: The United Nations said Monday it would stockpile one billion syringes around the world by the end of 2021, to be used for the delivery of any future coronavirus vaccine.UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund, said it aims to get 520 million syringes in its warehouses by the end of this year, to guarantee an initial supply in countries ahead of the vaccine."The world will need as many syringes as doses of vaccine," UNICEF said in a statement.UNICEF said it was also buying five million safety boxes for used syringes.The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed 40 million on Monday, according to an AFP tally based on official sources. More than 1.1 million deaths have been recorded across...
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China Rails At US After Sanctions Threat As Iran Arms Embargo Ends

China's foreign ministry on Monday said Pompeo's remarks were "utterly unjustifiable."Beijing, China: China on Monday accused the United States of "peddling arms" and "interfering" in other countries' affairs after Washington threatened sanctions against any nation taking advantage of the end of a UN ban to sell weapons to Iran.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned against anyone supplying arms to the Islamic republic after Tehran said a longstanding UN embargo against such deals had expired.China's foreign ministry on Monday said Pompeo's remarks were "utterly unjustifiable.""It is the US that peddles arms and ammunition everywhere, uses military trade to serve geopolitical interests, and even openly interferes in the internal affairs of other countries," foreign ministry spokesman ...
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China Denies Report It May Detain Americans, Says US Mistreats Its Scholars

China protects the safety and legitimate rights of foreigners: Ministry spokesman said (Representational)Beijing: China denied on Monday that foreign nationals are under threat of arbitrary detention, following a newspaper report that Beijing had warned Washington it might arrest Americans in China.The Chinese foreign ministry said it was Washington that was mistreating foreign citizens, accusing the United States of "outright political repression" of Chinese academics."The U.S. claim that foreign nationals in China are under threat of arbitrary detention is playing the victim and confusing black and white," Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a regular news briefing. China protects the safety and legitimate rights of foreigners, he said.The Wall Street Journal reported on Satur...
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Covid Patients Show Symptoms Months After Contracting Virus: Oxford Study

Britain's Oxford University said on Monday initial findings from a study on the long term impact of COVID-19 has found that a large number of patients discharged from hospitals still experience symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety and depression two to three months after contracting the virus.The scientists also detected abnormalities in multiple organs and believe persistent inflammation may be a factor for COVID-19 survivors, the university said in a statement.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link
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More Than 40 Million Coronavirus Cases Worldwide: Report

The increase can only partly be explained by a sharp increase in testing. (Representational)Paris: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed 40 million on Monday, according to an AFP tally at 0715 GMT based on official sources.A total of 40,000,234 infections and 1,113,896 deaths have been recorded across the globe. More than half the global caseload has come in the three hardest-hit countries: the United States with 8,154,935 infections, India with 7,550,273 and Brazil 5,235,344.In just the last seven days more than that 2.5 million cases have been reported, the highest weekly number since Covid-19 emerged in China late last year.The increase can only partly be explained by a sharp increase in testing and still likely does not include a large number of less severe or a...
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Police Raid Homes Of “Dozens” Of Islamist Terrorists In France: Minister

The raids came a day after people took part in rallies to honour the teacher who was killed.Paris: French police on Monday raided the homes of dozens of suspected Islamist terrorists three days after the beheading of a teacher who had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the interior minister said.The raids came a day after tens of thousands of people took part in rallies countrywide to honour teacher Samuel Paty and to defend freedom of expression.Gerald Darmanin said the swoop on Islamist networks was designed to send a message that "enemies of the Republic" would not enjoy "a minute's respite".He said over 80 investigations had been launched for online hate speech following the attack, which has drawn parallels with the 2015 massacre at Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine,...
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First Flight From UAE Lands In Israel Month After The Two Normalise Ties

The plane picked up Israeli tourism professionals flying to the UAE for a two-day trip (Representational)Jerusalem: The first ever passenger flight from the United Arab Emirates to Israel landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, a month after the countries signed an agreement normalising ties.Etihad Airways flight EY 9607 from Abu Dhabi landed at Ben Gurion airport early in the morning with only crew on board, a spokeswoman for the Israel Airports Authority told AFP.The plane picked up Israeli tourism professionals, who would be flying to the UAE for a two-day trip visit organised by Israeli company Maman Group, the spokeswoman said.The UAE carrier said it had made "history"."Etihad has become the first Gulf airline to operate a passenger flight to Israel. And this is only the beginning," the ai...
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“Clueless Imran Khan Has To Go”: Pak Opposition’s Anti-Government Rally

Prime Minister Imran Khan is "incapable and clueless", opposition leaders said.Karachi: Prime Minister Imran Khan is "incapable and clueless", and his government is worse than a dictatorship, Pakistan's opposition leaders have said at the second rally of an alliance formed to oust the premier.The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 opposition parties formed on September 20, has launched a three-phased anti-government movement under an "action plan" to remove the Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government.Under the plan a number of rallies, public meetings and demonstrations will be held across the country, before a "decisive long march" to Islamabad in January next year. The first of these rallies was held on Friday in Gujranwala near Lahore."This incapable an...
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“Fatwa Launched” Against Beheaded Teacher: French Minister

The two men, are among 11 people being held over the attack by a young Chechen man. (Representational)Paris: The father of a schoolgirl and a known Islamist terrorist had urged the killing of a French teacher who was beheaded for showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, France's interior minister said Monday."They apparently launched a fatwa against the teacher," minister Gerald Darmanin told Europe 1 radio of the two men, who are among 11 people being held over the attack by a young Chechen man.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link