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US vows to stand by Afghan gov't after Taliban demands Ghani removal

US vows to stand by Afghan gov't after Taliban demands Ghani removal

Biden 'supports the leadership of the Afghan people, including Ashraf Ghani,' says White House

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Philippines to ban travel from Malaysia, Thailand over Delta variant
23.07.2021

Philippines to ban travel from Malaysia, Thailand over Delta variant

Addition brings number of countries included in travel ban to 10

Pakistan asks UN to hold India accountable over Pegasus spying
23.07.2021

Pakistan asks UN to hold India accountable over Pegasus spying

India’s ‘state-sponsored, continuing, widespread surveillance and spying operations’ violate global norms, says Islamabad

New Zealand halts travel bubble with Australia over Delta variant
23.07.2021

New Zealand halts travel bubble with Australia over Delta variant

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says quarantine-free travel between 2 countries suspended for 8 weeks

Bangladesh resumes strict lockdown after Eid holidays
23.07.2021

Bangladesh resumes strict lockdown after Eid holidays

2-week nationwide lockdown will be more stringent than previous one, says state minister

Virus spreads among Tokyo Olympics participants
23.07.2021

Virus spreads among Tokyo Olympics participants

19 fresh cases found, including 3 international athletes, as world’s biggest games set to open Friday in Japan