Tuesday, Jan 18 2022 | Time 19:17 Hrs(IST)

Three Russian aircraft arrive in Afghanistan to evacuate 380 people: Defence Ministry

Moscow, Nov 18 (UNI/Sputnik) Three Russian Il-76 military transport aircraft have arrived in Afghanistan on Thursday to evacuate 380 citizens of Russia and other countries as ordered by President Vladimir Putin, the Defence Ministry said, adding that the boarding of evacuees is underway.
"The evacuation by military transport aircraft from the territory of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan of more than 380 citizens of the Russian Federation, the CSTO member states (Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia) Ukraine and Afghanistan is organised," the ministry told reporters.
The ministry added that each of the three aircraft delivered 36 tonnes of humanitarian aid for the Afghan population.
More News

NATO chief says invited all members of NATO-Russia council to hold series of meetings

18 Jan 2022 | 6:51 PM

Brussels, Jan 18 (UNI/Sputnik) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday he had invited all members of the NATO-Russia Council to a series of meetings to address the bloc's relations with Moscow and to discuss potential threats.

see more..

Japan hits new record of over 30,000 daily Covid-19 cases

18 Jan 2022 | 6:42 PM

Tokyo, Jan 18 (UNI/Xinhua) Japan reported 32,197 daily Covid-19 cases across the country on Tuesday, exceeding the previous record of 25,992 daily cases in August last year and logging a new all-time high, according to an NHK tally based on data from local governments.

see more..

Taiwan reports 66 new Covid-19 cases

18 Jan 2022 | 6:38 PM

Taipei, Jan 18 (UNI/Xinhua) Taiwan reported 66 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, 17 of which are locally-transmitted confirmed cases, while the other 49 are imported, the island's disease monitoring agency said.

see more..

PTI foreign funding report should be made public: ECP

18 Jan 2022 | 6:05 PM

Islamabad, Jan 18 (UNI) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) directed the authorities on Tuesday to ensure that the entire report of the scrutiny committee constituted to audit the foreign funds of the ruling PTI is made public.

see more..
Israel, US test of Arrow-3 missile system

Israel, US test of Arrow-3 missile system

18 Jan 2022 | 5:57 PM

Jerusalem, Jan 18 (UNI/Xinhua) Israel and the United States have completed a successful flight test of the Arrow-3 ballistic missile interceptor, the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday.

see more..