Three consequent announcements made on 20, 22, and 25 July by the Russian Ministry of Defence about the successful interception of Israeli missiles in Syrian air space have prompted a heated debate among Mideast and Western observers. Why have the briefings of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation produced so much fuss?
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is accused of sexually harassing several women, including younger colleagues, in violation of state and federal law. US President Joe Biden urged the Democrat to resign, but Cuomo has so far resisted such calls, maintaining his innocence.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli archaeologists detected ruins of an 8th century BCE earthquake described in the Bible during excavations in the City of David, Jerusalem earliest settlement, Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) said.
The "Umbrella" and "Love the Way You Lie" singer, Rihanna, also known by her birth name Robyn Fenty, ranks second only to Oprah Winfrey among the richest female entertainers, Forbes magazine has said.
According to National Institute of Public Health chief physician Preben Aavitsland, even with the Delta strain becoming dominant, the number of hospitalisations and deaths will not exceed that of last summer. He ventured that the virus “will not disappear” as such, but will instead become a “minor threat”.
Washington's deal with the Taliban and hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan is fraught with risks for the Central Asian state, which may face years of conflict and instability, Afghanistan experts say.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new online payment solution in India called the "e-RUPI". The SMS and QR code-based system is aimed at making "welfare payments" faster and easier in the country. If an organisation wants to help someone pay for education, the firm may give a prepaid e-RUPI voucher instead of cash.
The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has surpassed 4.255 million, while over 200 million cases have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.