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UNGA underlines need of determination of genocide by competent Int’l judicial tribunal

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) underlined the need of determination of genocide by a competent international judicial tribunal. Addressing a meeting to mark International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, the head of the 75th session of UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir termed genocide a crime specifically defined in the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of...

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Iran rejects reversing nuclear steps before US lifts sanctions

Iran says it will not accept demands by the United States that it reverses acceleration of its nuclear programme before Washington lifts sanctions. In a statement, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said if the United States fulfills its obligations, we will fulfill our obligations in full.

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South Africa army reviews uniform policy, allows women to wear hijab

The South African military has amended its dress policy to allow Muslim women to wear headscarves as part of their uniform.          According to the South African army spokesperson Mafi Mgobozi, the South African Defence Force dress regulation has been updated to allow the wearing of headscarves by Muslim women according to stipulations in the dress regulations.

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Antonio Guterres

UN Chief urges US, Iran to work together to break current stalemate on Int’l nuclear accord

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the United States and Iran to work together to break their current stalemate on the international nuclear accord. During a press conference, Antonio Guterres said all those who entered the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and other interested parties must work together to reduce uncertainties.

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Pakistan calls for granting Kashmiris their UN-pledged right to self-determination; slams India’s brutalities

Pakistan has called for the implementation of the U.N. resolutions that promised the right of self-determination to the Kashmiri people, saying a “surge in diplomacy” was essential to resolve the old and new disputes. “The process of de-colonization will be incomplete until the people of Jammu & Kashmir are enabled to exercise their right to self-determination through a UN-supervised plebiscite...

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Antonio Guterres

UN Chief reiterates for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. In his pre-recorded video message to High-level Webinar, UN Chief urged to ensure that vaccines are seen as a global public good and accessible and affordable to all. Guterres said Vaccine equity is also the fastest way to reopen the global economy and start a sustainable recovery.

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Joe Biden

US, France agree to act together for peace in Middle East

The United States and France have agreed to act together for peace in the Middle East and on the Iranian nuclear issue. The agreement in a telephonic conversation between the new US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders also pledged close coordination on climate change, COVID-19 and the global economy.

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Kazan Hosting Special Olympics after Sweden Pullout

The countdown has begun for the Special Olympics, World Winter Games, which are set to kick off in Kazan, Russia in one year. More than 2,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from over 100 countries will compete. Kazan jumped in to host the games at the last minute after Sweden pulled out due to financial reasons - a controversial decision given...

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The New Variant of Coronavirus is far more Deadlier Says Boris Johnson

Web Desk: Early evidence suggests the variant of coronavirus that emerged in the UK may be more deadly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. Stay Home, Protect The NHS, Save Lives However, there remains huge uncertainty around the numbers - and vaccines are still expected to work. The data comes from mathematicians comparing death rates in people infected with either the new...

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Cheval Collection announces London expansion

A boutique collection of luxury apartments set to open in the heart of Kensington; expanding Cheval’s portfolio in Kensington WebDesk: [London, 21 st January 2021] Cheval Collection, the luxury hospitality company currently with serviced apartments across London and Edinburgh, has announced expansion in London as part of a long-term strategic vision for growth. From Spring 2021, Cheval Collection will have...

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Pfizer cuts COVID-19 vaccine deliveries by as much as half to some EU countries

Pfizer has slashed in half the volume of COVID-19 vaccines it will deliver to some EU countries this week, government officials said on Thursday, as frustration over the US drugmaker’s unexpected cut in supplies grows. Romania will get 50% of its planned volume this week and supplies will only improve gradually, with deliveries not returning to normal until the end...

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Biden to seek five-year extension to New START arms control treaty with Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden will seek a five-year extension to the New START arms control treaty with Russia. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a briefing that the President has long been clear that the New START treaty is in the national security interests of the United States. The arms control treaty, which is due to expire on...

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Swinging The Way Around in USA Politics

Not to be confused with the Republicans, typical Democrats, the likes we have seen before getting false hopes to former PM Benazir Bhutto and getting her assassinated on Condo Rice’s call of affirmation that she would be in safe hands even if she made a speech out of the car which, Rehman Malik, Her adviser, strongly opposed of. The ensuing...

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The Tributiried States of USA

Picture Courtesy: Pete Marovich In Sri Lanka and Myanmar, Facebook kept up posts that it had been warned contributed to violence. In India, activists have urged the company to combat posts by political figures targeting Muslims. And in Ethiopia, groups pleaded for the social network to block hate speech after hundreds were killed in ethnic violence inflamed by social media....

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President Trump and Republican Party Show Anger While Voting takes place

US President Republican Donald Trump, a day ahead of the said, impeachment, warned of rising anger among his supporters. President Trump - Wednesday to become the first president in US history impeached for a second time — made clear he takes no blame for the January 6 march on Congress. President Trump in his address said "They've analysed my speech in...

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Challenging Weather in Austria Hits -25C

WebDesk: VIENNA: Severe winter weather is set to hit Austria this week, with larger than average snowfalls, and temperatures as low as -25℃forecast for some parts of the country. According to media reportd, Austria’s Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) has predicted serious cold snaps across the country to send the mercury plunging in the mountains and the cities....

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President Trump Brings Emergency Powers into Play

US President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration using the powers of the amendment stated earlier in the letter from the gov, of March 2020, for the national capital here ahead of his successor Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, amidst threat perception to the event by federal agencies.   In a statement on Monday, The White House spokesperson...

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