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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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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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Antonio Guterres

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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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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Tedros Adhanom

All hypotheses remain open on COVID origins: WHO Chief

World Health Organization (WHO) has said that all hypotheses on the origins of COVID-19 remained on the table, following an investigative mission in China. At a press conference in Geneva WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the team had conducted a very important scientific exercise in very difficult circumstances. WHO chief said a comprehensive report of the mission’s findings will...

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Arab League calls for early resumption of talks in Somalia

The Arab League has called for early resumption of talks among all political factions in Somalia to reach a deal that ensures a timely national election. In a statement, Arab League also welcomed the call of Somali President Mohamed Farmajo for a new round of consultative talks on 15th of this month to help break the deadlock in the electoral...

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Iran plays effective role to restore peace, stability & rule of law in region

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that it's country has played an effective role to restore peace, stability and rule of law in region and the world as well. Speaking in an online speech on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, he said that world owes its today security and tranquility...

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