The worldwide COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 3 million as countries compete with one another over vaccines for immunization.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Taliban’s plan for the revival of an “emirate” in Afghanistan is not viable, stressing the need for the militant group to engage instead in an all-inclusive diplomatic process aimed at achieving “broad-based” peace in the war-ravaged country.
Iran’s nuclear chief has highlighted the country’s achievements in the field of nuclear medicine, saying Iran is now exporting its homegrown radiopharmaceuticals to several countries in the world.
India says it has complained to the US navy about the unauthorized sailing of an American warship in the country’s exclusive economic zone.
A senior Indian official says New Delhi would not hesitate to resume crude imports from Iran.
A fierce gun battle between Indian security forces and Maoist rebels in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has left dozens of causalities, in what was described as the deadliest ambush by rebels in four years.
Pakistan has decided to reverse its earlier decision to allow import of sugar and cotton from India. The decision comes after Pakistan's government came under severe criticism over resuming trade ties with India without any progress on Kashmir.
The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the livelihood of millions in India who are bearing the brunt of the lockdowns and sluggish economy with the country plunging in a deep recession due to epidemic. The pandemic has dragged million more into poverty who are now struggling to make their ends meet.
The United States has begun to take retaliatory action against six countries for imposing a levy or digital services tax on e-commerce companies that have impacted US enterprises.
Clashes erupted between hundreds of supporters of a Bangladesh Islamic group, who were protesting the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and police on Friday (March 26) in the country's capital, Dhaka.