(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Ukraine’s defence minister has said Russia is preparing a major new offensive, and warned that it could begin as soon as 24 February."Ukraine war: Russia planning 24 February offensive, Ukrainian defence minister says"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – More than 150 participants from G20 member countries and nine special invitee guest countries such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Oman, UAE, Netherlands, Spain, Egypt, Nigeria and Mauritius will attend the first G20 Energy Transition Working Group meeting under India’s Presidency in Bengaluru from February 5 to 7, the Ministry of Power said in a statement on Monday."India’s G20 Presidency: Bengaluru to host first energy transition working group meet on February 5-7"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Following talks between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and top US government functionaries, India and the US have decided to step up collaboration in the critical areas of space, defence, and telecommunications."During NSA Doval’s visit, India & US agree to strengthen defence and space collaboration"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The annual India-US Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) were held in New Delhi on January 31, 2023"India, US reaffirm their commitment to.a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – At least 59 people have been killed by a suicide bombing that apparently targeted policemen praying in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan."Pakistan mosque blast: Police targeted in suicide attack that kills 59"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Afghanistan’s Islamist Taliban have indefinitely barred girls from taking private university entrance exams, tightening their ban on women’s education in the country."Taliban Ban Afghan Girls From University Entrance Exam"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A gunman has killed seven people near a synagogue in an Israeli settlement in occupied East Jerusalem before being fatally shot, in an escalation of violence following a deadly Israeli military raid in the West Bank a day earlier."Gunman kills 7 people in occupied East Jerusalem attack"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – At least 124 people died in freezing temperatures in Afghanistan in the past fortnight, Taliban officials say."Freezing weather kills at least 124 people in Afghanistan"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Chris Hipkins has been sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister."Ardern’s successor Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM"