• June 25, 2022
 Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

FGN22 PAK-POLICY-INDIA Pakistan’s new security policy seeks ‘peace’ with India: Report Islamabad: Pakistan is willing to make peace with immediate neighbours, including India, under its first-ever National Security Policy which leaves doors open for trade with New Delhi even without the settlement of the Kashmir issue provided there is headway in bilateral talks, according to a media report. By Sajjad Hussain FGN14 LANKA-INDIA-LOAN Sri Lanka seeks 1 billion dollar loan from India Colombo:Sri Lanka is negotiating a USD one billion loan from India to import goods from the country, the governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal said on Wednesday, amidst a shortage of almost all essential commodities.

FGN13 LANKA-INDIAN-PRISONERS Sri Lanka to return Indian prisoners under SAARC prisoner exchange agreement Colombo: Sri Lanka will hand over two Indian prisoners, who have been serving life imprisonment in the island nation, to India on Wednesday and Thursday under the SAARC prisoners exchange agreement, a senior prison official said here.

FGN11 UN-INDIA-COUNTER-TERROR Counter-terrorism Committee Chair Ambassador Tirumurti discusses priorities for 2022, shares India’s focus United Nations: India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti, who is also the Chair of the UNSC Counter-terrorism Committee for 2022, discussed its priorities for the year and shared India’s focus and perspective on counter-terrorism. By Yoshita Singh FGN10 UN-INDIA-TENURE-ENVOY India’s 2nd yr at UNSC to be period of consolidation; will end on high note: Ambassador Tirumurti United Nations: India’s second year of its tenure as a non-permanent member of the UNSC will be a period of consolidation and reinforcement of its priorities, and New Delhi will finish off its term at the horseshoe table on a “high-note” as it presides over the Council in December, according to Ambassador T S Tirumurti. By Yoshita Singh FGN8 UN-INDIA-MUSLIM-APPS ‘Sulli Deals’, form of hate speech in India, must be condemned: UN official United Nations/Geneva: Harassment of Muslim women in India through social media apps such as “Sulli Deals” must be condemned and prosecuted as soon as they occur, a UN Special Rapporteur has said. By Yoshita Singh FGN4 VIRUS-UN-OMICRON Omicron quickly overtaking Delta globally in terms of circulation: WHO United Nations/Geneva: Omicron is quickly overtaking the Delta variant of COVID-19 and becoming dominant around the world, a senior WHO official has warned, with the global health agency cautioning that there is “increasing evidence” Omicron is able to evade immunity but has less disease severity as compared to other variants. By Yoshita Singh PTI AMS AMS

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