Pak poll panel has sent notice to the Lahore commissioner and the Punjab police chief, seeking help in identifying the individuals in video.

WHO identified the new South African strain as one of concern, as it is reported to carry a high number of mutations -- 32 -- which possibly makes it more transmissible and dangerous. The WHO has dubbed it Omicron, the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet.

Gula's evacuation from the country came amid Afghanistan's emergency humanitarian program by the western countries.

Thailand's Monkey Festival has resumed after a hiatus of 2 years following the influx of tourists in the country.

After the Facebook post New Zealand MP Julie Anne Gente was showered with love and good wishes from netizens.

Following the reports about the new variant, the United States, the European Union, Canada, Israel, Australia and other countries have restricted travel from several southern African nations over the health concerns. 

The MEA spokesperson informed that the first meeting of the "two plus two" dialogue between India and the Russian Federation at the level of foreign and defence ministers will be held in New Delhi on December 6.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting today  to discuss the potentially rapidly spreading COVID strain found in South Africa and Botswana.

Many of the mutations indicate its high transmissibility and resistance to vaccines, the strain has more changes in the spike protein than all other COVID-19 variants.