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Daily Archives: January 16, 2022

Third Blow for Millions in India’s Vast Informal Sector as Cities Impose Curbs

NEW DELHI — On a cold winter afternoon in the Indian capital, New Delhi, a group of auto rickshaw drivers huddled outside a metro station hoping to pick up passengers. Since the city shut schools, colleges, restaurants and offices to cope with a third …

Texas Hostage-Taking Draws Attention to Pakistani Woman Imprisoned in US

ISLAMABAD — Aafia Siddiqui, a U.S.-educated-Pakistani neuroscientist serving an 86-year sentence in the United States for trying to kill Americans in Afghanistan, is the person whose release was sought by the hostage-taker at a Texas synagogue on Satur…

Kyrgyzstan logs 874 new COVID-19 cases

Kyrgyzstan confirmed 874 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking its total to 189,687.According to data of the Health Ministry, out of the new cases 670 were registered in the capital city of Bishkek.An additional 108 individuals had fully recovered from …