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IMF commends cooperation b/w US, China on sustainable finance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended cooperation between the United States and China on sustainable finance under the Group of 20. In an interview with a Chinese news agency, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the two largest economies cooperating on sustainable finance is a very positive step in a world that is undergoing transformation because of climate risks.

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IMF commends cooperation b/w US, China on sustainable finance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended cooperation between the United States and China on sustainable finance under the Group of 20. In an interview with a Chinese news agency, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the two largest economies cooperating on sustainable finance is a very positive step in a world that is undergoing transformation because of climate risks.

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Russia calls upon US to remove all sanctions against Iran unconditionally

Russia has called upon the United States to remove all sanctions against Iran unconditionally. In a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister in Tehran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the only way to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is Washington's full implementation of its commitments in accordance with the UN Security Council and UN resolutions.

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Conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso won Ecuador's presidential elections. He obtained 52.5% of the vote, declaring himself president-elect with more than 96% of ballots counted. Lasso will assume his office on 24th of May, 2021. His opponent, socialist economist Andres Arauz, received 47.4% of the votes. According to the observers, the President-elect Lasso Guillermo is expected to put the country on...

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3rd Round of China-Pakistan Consultations on UN affairs held virtually

The 3rd Round of China-Pakistan Consultations on the United Nations Affairs was held virtually in which views were exchanged on wide range of multilateral issues of mutual interest covering all major areas of the United Nations' work. The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, the Embassy of Pakistan in China and the Permanent Missions of China and Pakistan at the United Nations...

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U.S. Navy’s transit through Indian exclusive economic zone ignites conflict b/w two nations

The transit of the US warship, USS John Paul Jones, through India's exclusive economic zone ignited a conflict between the two navies. Indian foreign ministry claimed that the voyage of US Navy in Indian waters took place without due permission of India, terming it against UN convention. In return, the US Seventh Fleet took stance that it asserted navigational rights...

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Britain’s Prince Philip dies at age 99

Britian's Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has passed away today (Friday) at Windsor Castle. It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn — The...

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New Zealand suspends entry for travellers from India due to high COVID-19 cases

New Zealand has temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India for about two weeks following a high number of positive coronavirus cases. In a news conference in Auckland, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said decision is taken after country recorded 23 new positive corona virus cases at its border of which 17 were from India.

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Five killed in Myanmar as troops open fire on protesters

In Myanmar, military troops stormed an anti-coup protest camp today resulting in the killing of five people and injuring many others. Reports say violence erupted when troops entered the protest site in the town of Kale in the Saigang region, where demonstrators were demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi's government.

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Modi regime focussing on suppressing people, engaging in military adventure: Prof Cheng

In India, Narendra Modi regime is still focusing on suppressing the people, engaging in military adventure and territorial expansion, which leads to high tension with neighboring countries. Therefore, it is inevitable for the anti-government armed groups to be reactivated in the remote areas such as Chhattisgarh, where farmers are struggling on the line of death. These views were expressed by...

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41 dead after Taiwan train derails in tunnel

In Taiwan, 41 people were killed and sixty injured when a train derailed in a tunnel on Friday. Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation center said the train, was travelling with 490 passengers from Taipei to Taitung carrying many tourists for annual Tomb Sweeping at the start of a long weekend.

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Climate change top challenge over the next decade: UNESCO global survey

Climate change and loss of biodiversity is seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the World in 2030 Survey report published by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). More than 15,000 people worldwide contributed to the survey, which was held online between May and September 2020, and made available in 25 languages. Respondents were...

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More studies needed of coronavirus origin: WHO

he head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for further studies after the release of an inconclusive report on an international team’s recent field visit to Wuhan, China to conduct research on the origins of the novel coronavirus, citing difficulties accessing raw data. “In my discussions with the team, they expressed the difficulties they encountered in accessing raw...

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Saudi govt issues comprehensive anti-COVID SOPs plan for pilgrims

Saudi government has issued a comprehensive anti-COVID SOPs plan for pilgrims to be implemented during the holy month of Ramadan. The precautionary measures includethe vaccine, physical distance and wearing mask to protect the health of pilgrims, and worshipers. Head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais said performing i’tikaaf will continue while...

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UN Women Commission ends session, with pledge to strengthen women’s leadership, participation in public life

The virtual 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65) concluded Friday, with world leaders issuing a strong pledge for women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life and the elimination of violence against them. As the two-week-long session ended, the countdown began for the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico (29 – 31 March)....

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Renowned scriptwriter, playwright & dramatist Haseena Moin passes away

Renowned scriptwriter, playwright and dramatist Haseena Moin passed away in Karachi today (Friday). She was 79. She wrote several plays for stage, radio and television and some of those got very popular among the people. She was awarded the Pride of Performance award. Her best tv dramas include Dhoop Kinary, Ankhai, Tanhaiyan, Ahat, Ansoo and many more. The funeral prayer of...

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China urges U.S. to stop ‘discriminatory’ action against its firms

China has urged the United States to stop discriminatory action against its companies after the U.S. adopted measures that would kick foreign companies off stock exchanges if they do not comply with U.S. auditing standards. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in Beijing today (Thursday), the U.S. measures distort market principles.

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