The US strike in eastern Syria on Friday shows the new US administration under Joe Biden, for all its stated willingness to amend its predecessor's foreign policy woes, has no intention of changing the US policy in the Middle East. This is certainly not good news for either the region or the world at large. In what was intended, and widely perceived to be a strike with limited scope and time frame, the United States struck the positions of Iran-backed militia groups in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour near the Iraqi border, killing 22 fighters. The US claimed it was responding to the recent rocket attacks launched by the militia groups on US forces in the region. But the strike serves multiple purposes, not least sending the message that the US is willing to again flex its military muscles to advance its interests in international settings. Being locked in a proxy war in Syria, the US throwing its weight behind the rebels which are in a defensive position against the ... » Learn More about US military action not a good omen: China Daily editorial
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OPEC to ease production curbs to fulfill their promise of stable oil prices . Though the average price of crude oil India imports was less than USD 50 per barrel between April and December 2020 and comparable to 2019-20 average rate of USD 60.47 in months thereafter, petrol and diesel prices are at a historic high now as the government has so far not rolled back the taxes it levied when prices plummeted almost a year back. The record taxes coupled with international rates returning to pre-COVID levels on resurrecting demand have meant that petrol has crossed Rs 100 mark in some places in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Speaking at the CERAWeek conference by IHS Markit , Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said India, where fuel demand is recovering to pre-pandemic levels, wants reasonable and responsible oil prices. India, the world's third-biggest oil importer and consumer, had supported the decision of the oil producers' cartel OPEC and its allies to cut ... » Learn More about India asks OPEC+ to fulfill promise of stable oil prices
DUBAI/MOSCOW: OPEC and its allies in will decide on Thursday whether to freeze oil output or raise it slightly from April as a recent price rally is clouded by concern over the fragility of economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The market has been expecting the OPEC+ group of producers to ease supply cuts by about 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) from April. OPEC's de facto leader Saudi Arabia has also been expected to partially or fully end its voluntary production cut of an additional 1 million bpd. But three OPEC+ sources said on Wednesday that some key members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had suggested that output across the OPEC+ group should be kept unchanged. It was not immediately clear whether Saudi Arabia would end its voluntary cuts or extend them, they said. Russia has been insisting on raising output to avoid prices spiking any further and lending support to shale oil output from the United States , which is not ... » Learn More about OPEC+ debates whether to raise or freeze oil output as price recovers
Tamil Nadu recorded 481 fresh cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours, taking the tally to 8,50,577 on Friday. At the same time, 483 persons were discharged from health facilities following treatment. Thus far, 8,34,043 persons have been discharged. In the last several hours, five more deaths were recorded. So far, 12,488 persons have lost their lives to the infection. A total of 4,046 persons are under treatment, according to the daily health bulletin. In Chennai district, 180 more persons tested positive and 153 were discharged. The district recorded two deaths. As of Friday, 1,786 persons are undergoing treatment either at health facilities or at home. Health officials said 47 of the cases in the district were imported from elsewhere. So far, 2,35,169 persons have been infected and 2,29,233 discharged. The district has recorded 4,150 deaths. Perambalur and Tirupathur recorded no fresh case, whereas Chengalpattu reported 49 cases. In Coimbatore, 41 cases were detected. In some of the ... » Learn More about No fresh case reported in Perambalur and Tirupathur
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Take a look at the top news highlights for March 4, 2021 With 8,998 fresh coronavirus cases reported in Maharashtra on Thursday, the total number of cases in the state has reached 21,88,183. According to the official report released by the Health Department, 60 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours bringing the total death toll to 52,340. While active cases in the state stand at 85,144, the total number of cases in Maharashtra stands at 52,340. On the other hand, a total of 6,135 people were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours. The overall recovery count is at 20,49,484. The state's COVID-19 recovery rate is 93.66 per cent, while the fatality rate is 2.39 per cent, the officials said. Here are some of the other COVID-19 and vaccination-related highlights of March 4: Mumbai reports more than 1,100 new cases On Thursday, 1,103 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Mumbai. At least 11,487 people have succumbed to the virus so far ... » Learn More about COVID-19 Highlights March 4: Mumbai witnesses 1,100 new cases; nine private hospitals get nod for COVID vaccination in Thane