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  • US extends New START Nuclear Arms Control Treaty with Russia

    February 4, 2021 1:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    United States has extended the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) nuclear arms control treaty with Russia for five years. Announcing the move, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said it made the world safer. He said an unconstrained nuclear... View Article

  • UN’s special envoy on Myanmar condemns military coup

    February 3, 2021 12:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    United Nations Secretary-General’s special envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgen has condemned the military coup in the Southeast Asian country. The UN Security Council held closed consultations on Myanmar yesterday. In her briefing to Council members, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy... View Article

  • Myanmar: Military takes power under its control

    February 1, 2021 1:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The Myanmar Military Tatmadaw has announced a one year state of emergency in the country.  The Vice President  Myint Swe has been made the acting President and all powers have been transferred to the Commander in Chief Min Aung Hlaing.... View Article

  • Russia: Protest to demand release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny 

    February 1, 2021 1:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    In Russia, thousands of people took part in unauthorised protests to demand the release of the jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. A monitoring group said, over 5,000 people have been detained. In Moscow, police closed metro stations and blocked off... View Article

  • Myanmar: State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrested

    February 1, 2021 1:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior leaders from the ruling party of Myanmar National League for Democracy (NLD) have been detained in an early morning raid. Quoting the spokesperson of the NLD Myo Nyunt, Reuters reports that... View Article

  • Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh speaks to US counterpart Lloyd Austin

    January 28, 2021 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to US Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin. Mr Singh conveyed wishes to his US counterpart on his appointment. Both leaders reiterated their firm commitment to deepen India-US defence cooperation. Mr Singh said, they also exchanged... View Article

  • US asks its citizens to reconsider travelling to Pakistan, Bangladesh and not visit Afghanistan

    January 27, 2021 4:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Updating its travel advisory for three South Asian countries, the US has urged its citizens to reconsider their travel to Pakistan and Bangladesh and not to visit Afghanistan. The state department issued separate travel advisories for the three countries  yesterday... View Article

  • Brazil President thanks PM Modi for vaccine exports from India to Brazil

    January 23, 2021 2:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for assisting with vaccine exports from India to Brazil. In a tweet, Mr Bolsonaro said Brazil feels honoured to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle by joining... View Article

  • Joe Biden sworn in  as US President

    January 21, 2021 1:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Joe Biden took oath as the 46th President of the United States of America at a scaled-back ceremony in the US Capitol building in Washington last night that was largely stripped of its usual pomp due to the Coronavirus and security concerns.... View Article

  • US President-elect Joe Biden to be sworn in as 46th President amid high security

    January 20, 2021 1:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    US President-elect Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the 46th President and 49th Vice-President of the United States today. Ms Harris will make history as America’s first woman, first Black and first person with... View Article

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