Brazil tops 500,000 deaths from COVID-19

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The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen...

Who is Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s next president?

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From his time at the seminary in Qom to hardline president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi has come a long way. Tehran, Iran – Judiciary head Ebrahim Raisi has...

António Guterres sworn in as UN chief for second term

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António Guterres was on Friday re-appointed to a second term as UN Secretary-General, pledging as his priority, to continue helping the world chart a...

Italy extends ban on arrivals from three countries including Sri Lanka

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Italy is introducing mandatory testing and a five-day quarantine for visitors from Britain, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Friday, as concerns grow over...

UN stops short of calling for global arms embargo against Myanmar

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Special envoy Christine Schraner Burgener warns that ‘the risk of a large-scale civil war is real’ in the country following February 1 military coup. The...

Lanka, UK explore avenues to boost bilateral ties

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Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and UK Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth Lord Tariq Ahmad exchanging views. Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and the UK...

IT solutions for vege and fruit price control

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Youth and Sports Minister and the Chairman of the “Gama Samaga Pilisandara” Rural Development Task Force Namal Rajapaksa on Thursday instructed the relevant officials...

Polls open in Iran presidential election

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More than 59 million eligible voters in Iran will decide the fate of four candidates in the fray to succeed President Hassan Rouhani. Polls have...

China sends three astronauts to its Space Station

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China has launched three astronauts into orbit to begin occupation of the country’s new space station.The three men - Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and...

No resolution on S-400 dispute during Biden-Erdoğan meeting

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Turkey will take lead in securing Kabul airport after US troops depart, Biden and Erdoğan agree. President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...