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Sri Lanka requests Japan to provide 6 lakh AstraZeneca vaccines

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Sri Lanka requests Japan to provide 6 lakh AstraZeneca vaccines

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Sri Lanka, 10 June : There is a severe shortage of AstraZeneca vaccines in Sri Lanka because the vaccine is produced in India, which itself is battling a second wave of the pandemic. Due to this, the vaccine manufacturer could not provide these vaccines to the island country.

The President’s Office announced on Wednesday that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to provide 600,000 vaccines for AstraZeneca. According to a statement issued from the President’s Office, there has been a positive response to this request. Also read: Children below 5 years of age are not advised to wear masks: DGHS

Sri Lanka is currently using China’s Sinoform and Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines. The number of cases and deaths of corona virus infection has increased in Sri Lanka since April. There have been more than 210,000 cases and 1,843 deaths in the country.

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Iraq: CTS claims 13 Islamic State terrorists killed

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Baghdad: Iraq’s Anti-Terrorism Service (CTS) said its forces have killed 13 Islamic State (IS) terrorists across the country so far this month. CTS spokesman Sabah al-Numan told the official Iraqi news agency (INA) on Sunday that commandos carried out a series of security operations in June, killing 13 IS militants and several others. was arrested from the caves and hideout. Baghdad: Iraqi security forces kill 2 IS terrorists, 6 arrested

The CTS forces will continue their operation to nab IS militants, Xinhua news agency quoted al-Numan as saying. The operations were part of efforts to eliminate extremists IS militants, who intensified their attacks on security forces and civilians in previously controlled provinces, killing and wounding dozens.

The security situation in Iraq is improving as security forces completely defeated IS militants across the country in late 2017.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Naftali Bennett on becoming the Prime Minister of Israel

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Naftali Bennett on becoming the Prime Minister of Israel

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on taking oath as the Prime Minister of Israel, right-wing Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett (Naftali Bennett) on Monday and said that he is looking forward to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. Israel: US President Joe Biden congratulated Israel’s new PM Naftali Bennett over the phone

Modi tweeted, “Congratulations to Naftali Bennett on becoming the Prime Minister of Israel. We complete 30 years of upgrading our diplomatic relations next year and I look forward to meeting you on this occasion and further strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries.”

Bennett was sworn in as Israel’s prime minister on Sunday. With this, the tenure of Benjamin Netanyahu, who had been in the post of Prime Minister for 12 years, ended.

Prime Minister Modi lauded former Prime Minister Netanyahu at the end of his “successful” term and thanked his leadership for his personal focus on the India-Israel strategic partnership.

In Israel’s 120-member parliament ‘Knesset’ yesterday, 60 members voted in favor of the new government and 59 against it. During this one member remained absent. The new government has 27 ministers out of which nine are women.

Parties of different ideologies have formed an alliance for the new government. Among them there is also a party representing the Arab community along with right-wing, left, centrist. Mickey Levy of Yesh Etid Party was elected Speaker of Parliament. 67 members voted in his favor.

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a syndicated news feed, likely not modified or edited by the latest staff)

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Israel: US President Joe Biden congratulated Israel’s new PM Naftali Bennett over the phone

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Israel: US President Joe Biden congratulated Israel's new PM Naftali Bennett over the phone

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Washington: US President Joe Biden has congratulated Naftali Bennett after being sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Israel. In a phone call with Bennett on Sunday, Biden spoke of his decades of support for bilateral ties and his unwavering commitment to Israel’s security, Xinhua news agency reported. Israel Embassy Explosion: NIA may investigate the blasts near Israel Embassy

The two leaders agreed to hold close discussions on regional security issues, including Iran, the statement said. “The president also conveyed that his administration intends to work closely with the Israeli government on efforts to advance peace, security and prosperity for Israel and the Palestinians,” he said.

Bennett, leader of the right-wing Yamina (United Rights) party, was sworn in as the new Israeli prime minister on Sunday night. With this, Benjamin Netanyahu, who was the Prime Minister of the country for 12 consecutive years, has now gone into opposition.

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