India along with three others renew bid to reform UN security council; but ‘little hope’

AN attempt which started 15 years ago has been renewed by four nations including India. Brazil, Germany, India and Japan have relaunched their bid for permanent seats in an expanded UN security council, which experts say ‘would not happen’. “We commit to instill new life in the discussions on the reform of the security council,” […]

Daesh offshoots continue to grow globally even after Syria rout: US

DAESH continues to expand globally with about 20 offshoots, despite being crushed in Syria, a top US counter-terror official has said. The Islamic State group “has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to rebound from severe losses over the past six years by relying on a dedicated cadre of veteran mid-level commanders, extensive clandestine networks, and downturns […]

‘Change must happen now’: EU plans tough action on racism

By S Neeraj Krishna THE European Commission on Friday (18) pledged to crack down on racism in a “moment of reckoning” amid global outrage over racial violence. Member states that to fully implement the European Union’s anti-racism laws will face stringent action, it warned. Launching its first anti-racism action plan, the Commission said the initiative will allow […]

Facebook to curb private groups spreading hate, misinformation

FACEBOOK on Thursday (17) said it was cracking down on private groups where hate or misinformation was being shared among members. The move comes amid a wider crack down on malicious and false content at the social networking giant which has led people to turn to private groups of like-minded members who can share content […]

UN warns of ‘further war crimes’ in Myanmar’s Rahkine

Myanmar’s apparent continued targeting of civilians in the country’s Rakhine and Chin states could constitute additional war crimes and crimes against humanity, the UN rights chief said Monday. Michelle Bachelet demanded action to remedy the serious rights violations suffered by Myanmar’s Rohingya minority in particular. Military operations in 2017 forced some 750,000 Rohingya to flee […]

Indoco Remedies’ Olanzapine tablets gets USFDA approval

DRUG FIRM Indoco Remedies has said that it has received approval from the US health regulator for Olanzapine tablets, used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The approved product is therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug ‘Zyprexa’ of Eli Lilly. In a BSE filing, Indoco Remedies announced receipt of approval for its […]

Dalai Lama calls for unified global action on climate change

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama called on world leaders Saturday to join forces in fighting climate change. “Now we should pay more attention about global warming,” the exiled leader said in a video message to a virtual meeting of Group of Seven parliamentary leaders. The session was hosted by the speaker of the US […]

Al-Qaeda threatens Charlie Hebdo for republishing Mohammed cartoons: SITE

AL-QAEDA has threatened French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo with a repeat of a 2015 massacre of its staff, after it republished controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the SITE observatory said on Friday(11). Al-Qaeda in its publication One Ummah had warned that Charlie Hebdo would be mistaken if it believed the 2015 attack was a […]

‘Bahrain sacrificed Palestinian cause at altar of American elections’: Iran

IRAN has branded Bahrain as a partner to the “crimes” of Israel after the two nations announced a peace deal to normalise relations after decades of animosity. “The rulers of Bahrain will from now on be partners to the crimes of the Zionist regime as a constant threat to the security of the region and […]

Trump announces ‘very, very important’ Bahrain-Israel peace deal

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Friday (11) announced a peace deal between Israel and Bahrain, which becomes the second Arab country to settle with its former foe over the past month, reinforcing an ambitious White House push to redraw the conflicts of the Middle East. Calling it a “truly historic day”, Trump said Israel and […]

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