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Myanmar protesters march again after bloodiest post-coup unrest

In Myanmar, protestors marched again today after bloodiest crackdown and demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government. Police with water cannon and military vehicles are mobilized at protest hotspots in Yangon while demonstrators marched in Kale, in northwest Myanmar, holding up pictures of Suu Kyi. Meanwhile, at least eighteen people were killed and over thirty injured when police...

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Myanmar protesters march again after bloodiest post-coup unrest

In Myanmar, protestors marched again today after bloodiest crackdown and demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government. Police with water cannon and military vehicles are mobilized at protest hotspots in Yangon while demonstrators marched in Kale, in northwest Myanmar, holding up pictures of Suu Kyi. Meanwhile, at least eighteen people were killed and over thirty injured when police...

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Biden speaks to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about regional issues including end of Yemen war

United States President Joe Biden and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz during a telephonic conversation have discussed regional and international issues including end of Yemen war. According to White House, President Biden during the conversation emphasized the US commitment to assuring Saudi Arabia's security from threats and discussed renewed diplomatic efforts to end the war in Yemen. The two...

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Airstrikes kill 17 in Syria

At least 17 people have been killed in airstrikes carried out by the United States in eastern Syria. In a statement, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby claimed that the US military forces conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by militant groups in eastern Syria.

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Covid: WHO scheme Covax delivers first vaccines

Ghana has become the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines through the Covax vaccine-sharing initiative. A delivery of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived in Accra on Wednesday. The first recipients are due to be healthcare workers. The Covax scheme aims to reduce the divide between rich countries and poorer nations unable to buy doses. The programme is planning...

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US coronavirus death toll rises to over 500,000

In the United States, more than five hundred thousand people have lost their lives due to Covid. Addressing the nation at White House, President Joe Biden called death toll a heartbreaking milestone. More than twenty eight point one million Americans have been infected by the pandemic. Joe Biden ordered all flags on federal property to be lowered to half-mast for...

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2nd plenary meeting of FATF under presidency of Germany begins in Paris today

A five-day second plenary meeting of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) under presidency of Germany begins in Paris on Monday. Delegates representing 205 members of the Global Network, and observer organizations including the IMF, the United Nations and the World Bank are participating in this meeting. Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will take place virtually....

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World Day Of Social Justice being observed today

World Day Of Social Justice is being observed across the c [20th February] to promote equality and justice within society. Theme of of the Day this year is "A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy" Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in the last one year, the alarming inequalities have been exposed like never before and hence World Day of...

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Ukraine imposes sanctions on pro-Russia politician

Ukraine has imposed sanctions against a pro-Russian politician, Viktor Medvedchuk citing an investigation into the financing of terrorism. The Secretary of the Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council told reporters that Medvedchuk and his wife Oksana Marchenko are listed in a criminal probe into the alleged financing of terrorism.

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UN calls for taking urgent action to minimize effects of worst famine in Yemen

United Nations has called for urgent action beginning with the protection of civilians to minimize the effects of worst famine in Yemen. Briefing the Security Council, UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock warned that if Yemen tips into a massive famine, an opportunity towards lasting peace would be lost. He said the conflict in...

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G 7 leaders increase contribution to Covax vaccine-sharing initiative

The leaders of G-7 countries have pledged to intensify co-operation on Covid-19 and increase their contribution to the Covax vaccine-sharing initiative. A joint statement released after a virtual summit of G7 countries said the leaders of these countries have raised their overall commitment to 7.5 billion dollar for Covax vaccine sharing plan. The Covax scheme is aimed at getting at...

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US extends travel restrictions at land borders with Canada, Mexico till March 21

The United States has extended travel restrictions at land borders with Canada and Mexico till 21st of the next month to check spread of Covid-19. The U.S. government requires nearly all international air travelers to get negative COVID-19 test results within three days of travel, but has no similar requirements for land border crossings.

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UN Chief calls for end to war with nature

The United Nations has called for global action to stop war on nature and address climate disruption, biodiversity loss and pollution.                     The appeal was made by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres while addressing a news conference held for the launch of a UN Environment Programme report titled 'Making Peace with Nature'.

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U.S.’s Blinken: ‘The path to diplomacy is open right now’ with Iran

The United States says the path to diplomacy with Iran over the 2015 Nuclear Deal is open now. In an interview, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said if Iran resumes compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal the United States would do so too. Iran has maintained that the United States must remove sanctions specified under the Nuclear Deal otherwise...

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HBL PSL 6 to start opening ceremony at National Stadium Karachi on Saturday

The HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 will start with a glittering opening ceremony at the National Stadium Karachi on Saturday. Renowned artists including Atif Aslam, Imran Khan, Humaima Malick and the HBL PSL 6 Anthem artists: Naseebo Lal, Aima Baig will perform on the occasion. The opening ceremony will be followed by the first-match of the season in which...

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Myanmar: Military junta guarantees to hold election, hand over power

Demonstrators holding placards sit during a protest against the military coup outside the U.S. embassy in Yangon, Myanmar (REUTERS) In Myanmar, military junta has guaranteed that it would hold an election and hand over power. Spokesman for the ruling council, Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun told the junta’s first news conference since overthrowing Suu Kyi’s government that military had not...

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Fresh protests in Myanmar after junta cuts off internet, deploys tanks

In Myanmar, fresh protests have erupted in all major cities on Monday, following an overnight internet blackout and the deployment of troops on the streets. In city of Yangon, hundreds of engineering and technology students gathered in the north of the city, demanding the release of former leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Local media outlets said at least five journalists...

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