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Siladitya Ray


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Recent articles by Siladitya:

U.S. Reports More Than 200,000 Covid Cases—Highest Level Since February

Covid-19 cases are rising once again in the U.S.—fueled by an omicron subvariant prompting health officials to once again recommend indoor masking in hard-hit regions. → Read More

China Eases Covid Testing Requirements For U.S. Travelers, Shanghai Inches Towards Reopening

Some people in Shanghai were allowed to step out of their homes and shop for groceries for the first time in nearly two months as the city reported zero Covid-19 cases outside designated quarantine zones. → Read More

North Korea Claims Covid Outbreak Is Taking A ‘Favorable Turn’ As WHO Frets About Lack Of Data

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized his officials for the “immaturity” in the state’s capacity for dealing with the crisis and causing hardships. → Read More

‘Historic Step’: Finland And Sweden Submit Applications To Join NATO

Finland and Sweden’s Ambassadors to NATO both handed in their official letters of application to join at NATO’s Brussels headquarters. → Read More

Shanghai Hits Key ‘Zero-Covid’ Milestone But No Immediate End To Lockdown Despite Concerns About China’s Economy

All districts in the city have now reported zero Covid-19 cases outside quarantine areas for three or more days. → Read More

Shanghai’s Strict 6-Week Lockdown Nears End As Covid Outbreak Eases

Shanghai’s vice mayor said 15 out of Shanghai’s 16 districts have achieved “zero Covid” status. → Read More

Kim Jong Un Slams ‘Irresponsible’ Government And Health Officials As North Korea’s Covid Outbreak Surges

Since the start of its ongoing outbreak last week, North Korea has reported 1.2 million suspected Covid-19 cases and 50 deaths. → Read More

Democratic Senator Van Hollen Says He Was Hospitalized After Suffering ‘Minor Stroke’

The senator suffered a “small venous tear” in the back of his head, but was informed that there was no long-term damage caused by the incident. → Read More

Covid Rips Through North Korea As 15 More Deaths And Nearly 300,000 New Cases Reported

After reporting its first-ever Covid-19 outbreak on Thursday, North Korea has recorded more than 820,000 cases. → Read More

Photos: Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra Celebrates Eurovision Win

The Ukrainian band made an impassioned plea in front of the massive audience watching Eurovision to free the fighters still trapped inside Mariupol’s besieged steel plant. → Read More

Finland’s President And Prime Minister Announce Official Support For Joining NATO

A formal decision to apply for the membership will reportedly be made by Niinisto and the country’s Foreign and Security Policy Committee on Sunday. → Read More

North Korea Reports Its First Covid-19 Outbreak, Kim Jong-Un Orders National Lockdown

An unspecified number of people in Pyongyang who had fevers tested positive for the BA.2 Omicron variant of Covid-19, North Korean state media said. → Read More

Ukraine Halts Russian Gas Flow To Key Transit Point, Blames Disruption On Occupying Forces

Ukraine’s gas pipeline operator said that the move will cut off about one-third of Russian gas transiting through to the rest of Europe. → Read More

Al-Jazeera Journalist Shot And Killed While Covering Israeli Raid In West Bank

Shireen Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian reporter for Al-Jazeera, died after being hit in the head by a bullet during an Israeli military raid in the West Bank. → Read More

Russian TV Hack? ‘Blood On Your Hands’ Anti-War Message Appears During Victory Day Programming

The message “On your hands is the blood of thousands of Ukrainians and hundreds of their murdered children,” appeared on the TV guide of several major Russian cable providers. → Read More

Putin Compares Invasion Of Ukraine With Fight Against Nazi Germany In Victory Day Speech

The Russian President’s speech did not announce any wider mobilization of Russian forces or escalation of its invasion of Ukraine, as some observers had predicted. → Read More

Beijing And Shanghai Tighten Covid Restrictions Triggering More Discontent From Residents

Officials have tightened the lockdown in Shanghai and enacted more restrictions in Beijing in a renewed push to quash the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak in the two major cities. → Read More

Shell Reports Record $9 Billion Quarterly Profit As Oil And Gas Prices Surged

The massive profit comes despite the company having to write down $3.9 billion for its decision to exit operations in Russia following the invasion. → Read More

Ukraine Targeted And Killed Russian Generals With The Help Of U.S. Intelligence, Report Says

Ukrainian forces claim they have killed a staggering 12 Russian generals in the battlefield since the start of the invasion. → Read More

Comedian Dave Chappelle Attacked On Stage During Netflix Stand-Up Special In Los Angeles

Dave Chappelle was tackled on stage by a member of his audience who was immediately subdued by security staff at the event. → Read More