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3,000 Americans volunteer to fight in Ukraine: Report
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3,000 Americans volunteer to fight in Ukraine: Report

The development comes after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on March 3 announced the formation of an "international legion" of 16,000 foreign volunteers, who he said were being asked to "join the defense of Ukraine, Europe and the world", #VOA #News reported.   #Washington, March 6: Some 3,000 Americans have volunteered to fight in Ukraine against the Russian forces trying to invade the country, a media report said citing a representative from Kiev's embassy in Washington.   The representative told VOA News that the "volunteers have responded to Ukraine's appeal for people to serve in an international battalion that will help resist Russia's invading forces".   "Many more have stepped forward from other countries, most from other post-Soviet sta...
Russia-Ukraine War: Evacuation from Sumy top priority, says MEA
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Russia-Ukraine War: Evacuation from Sumy top priority, says MEA

India on Saturday said its focus now was on the evacuation of around 700 Indian students stranded in the Ukrainian city of Sumy that has been witnessing bombing and airstrikes.   At a media briefing, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “India hopes to evacuate its citizens from Kharkiv and Pisochyn at the earliest. Our focus is now on evacuating Indian students from Sumy. We are exploring multiple options for their evacuation.”   New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting amid SOS messages and viral videos by Indian students stuck in Sumy. The meeting is learnt to have discussed options available to rescue students trapped in extreme weather conditions in the war zone.   #Washington: US V...
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan asks civilians to handover weapons
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Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan asks civilians to handover weapons

Kabul: The Taliban government in Afghanistan has urged civilians to hand over government property, including weapons, as house-to-house searches continued in Kabul and neighboring provinces, the media reported. In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said to prevent further continuation of the ongoing searches, termed by the regime as “clean-up operations”, it would be better if people voluntarily handed over all government property, reports Khaama Press. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) asks all Afghans to hand over weapons, government property, and illegal items and share information about kidnappers and thieves before the searching teams reach out to their houses. We ask people to cooperate with the IEA and voluntarily hand over weapons,” he was quoted as sayi...
Social distancing stickers removed from all over Grand Mosque, Prophet’s Mosque
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Social distancing stickers removed from all over Grand Mosque, Prophet’s Mosque

Social distancing stickers removed from all over Grand Mosque, Prophet’s Mosque RIYADH: Workers has begun removing social distancing stickers from indoor and outdoor corridors, squares and facilities at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, in preparatiom for the Fajr (dawn) prayer, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. This is in line with the decision to lift precautionary and preventive measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, starting from Saturday, March 5. According to an official source at the Ministry of Interior, the Kingdom ended social distancing at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, but worshipers still have to wear masks. It is not mandatory to wear masks at open places, however one is req...
Russia-Ukraine: Russia accused of breaching temporary ceasefire pact.
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Russia-Ukraine: Russia accused of breaching temporary ceasefire pact.

Gowhar Nazir New Delhi: The Ukrainian authorities say that Russia is not observing a temporary ceasefire that was agreed in two cities. The ceasefire was designed to let civilians leave Mariupol and Volnovakha but Ukrainian authorities say attacks are taking place in Mariupol and along the evacuation route. Mariupol - a key southern port - has been besieged by Russian forces for days. A ceasefire agreed between Russia and Ukraine to allow civilians to leave the city of Mariupol is not being fully observed, according to the city council. Russia is "highly likely" to have encircled four key cities - Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, and Mariupol, the UK says. Earlier, Ukraine's president condemned Nato leaders for ruling out a no-fly zone over his country. The no-fly zone would ...