Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian has told the United Nations that his country is willing to engage in talks to achieve a sustainable peace in the South Caucasus region following last year's war with neighboring Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his 71st birthday recently, several Hindu temples marked the occasion by preparing “jumbo” batches of jalebi – the famous crispy, crunchy and sweet Indian snack.Their versions of the bright orange dessert were made to weigh 71kg and distributed to devotees to honour Modi.But jalebi is not just a celebratory food for special occasions such as weddings and temple events. It is even considered a treatment for a range of ailments. Its spirals…
Israel's Prime Minister is set to adopt a more conciliatory approach than his predecessor Netanyahu in his address, which will discuss the Iran nuke deal and perceived discrimination against Israel at the UN
Denmark, one of Washington’s closest allies in Europe, disagrees with French and EU criticism of the United States over a nuclear submarine deal with Australia, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Wednesday.Frederiksen defended President Joe Biden as “very loyal” to Europe even though the United States and Australia stripped European Union member France of a submarine contract.Copenhagen’s stance contrasted with the tone in Tuesday’s meeting in Brussels, where most European diplomats…
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has teased fellow Australians with a return to some normalcy by Christmas, provided they vaccinate in large enough numbers and pressure provincial governments to cooperate. Read Full Article at RT.com
The minister lashes out, saying ultra-Orthodox Knesset members ‘want to leave the entire Haredi public without a living, so that they will remain dependent on handouts and financial assistance all their lives’
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France’s Emmanuel Macron on Friday that he wants to “re-establish cooperation”, the president’s office said, amid a diplomatic crisis over a submarine contract with Australia.Macron was left furious last week after Australia ditched a mega-deal to buy diesel submarines from France in favour of American nuclear-powered ones – secured during secret negotiations facilitated by Britain.In the conversation, which the Elysee said came at Johnson’s request,…
Mali has asked private Russian companies to boost security, Russia's foreign minister confirmed Saturday, as the Malian leader accused France of abandoning the conflict-ridden country by preparing a large troop drawdown.
The Dutch defence minister on Friday became the second cabinet member to resign over the Afghan evacuation debacle as the widening scandal claims a growing number of Western political scalps.Ank Bijleveld followed foreign minister Sigrid Kaag out of the door after parliament formally censured them over a crisis that has left dozens of interpreters stranded in Afghanistan.The Dutch ministers are believed to be the first Western officials to resign over the chaos that followed the Taliban’s…
France’s Defense Minister Florence Parly has called for a review of NATO’s “strategic concept,” stating that “dialogue is non-existent” within the bloc. The remarks come amid the ongoing scandal over the new AUKUS pact. Read Full Article at RT.com
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said growing volume of UPI transactions was making the economy more transparent and helping boost fin-tech.In his monthly radio broadcast Mann ki Baat, he also nudged Indians to buy khadi, handloom and handicraft products during the festival season as part of his push for local items.
A viral video has contrasted Prime Minister Scott Morrison telling the UN General Assembly that Australia believes in “freedom” and the “dignity of all people” with Australian cops beating citizens for not wearing masks. Read Full Article at RT.com
[The Herald] MOST economic adjustment programmes being adopted in Africa, especially where they are externally funded, have tended to worsen the condition of women, the Deputy Minister of Labour, Manpower Planning and Social Welfare, Cde Florence Chitauro said.
Ministers to discuss emergency plan Operation Escalin after BP reveals a third of its forecourts have shortages
Hundreds of soldiers could be scrambled to deliver fuel to petrol stations running dry across the country due to panic buying and a shortage of drivers under an emergency plan expected to be considered by Boris Johnson on Monday.
The prime minister will gather senior members of the cabinet to scrutinise “Operation Escalin” after BP admitted that a third of its petrol stations had run out of the main two grades of fuel, while the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), which represents almost 5,500 independent outlets, said 50% to 90% of its members had reported running out. It predicted that the rest would soon follow.
Japan’s major universities, including those with close ties with China, are moving to tighten background checks on foreign students seeking to study civil-military technologies, a Kyodo News survey found.Their effort to keep sensitive information from being transferred out of Japan comes after the government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced a plan in June to tighten control on the exports of technologies that can be used for military purposes, requiring students under strong influence…
The unstable peace in the South China Sea was not far from the mind of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob when he offered his initial reactions to the recently announced defence partnership between the United States, Britain and Australia.The trilateral pact had the potential to “provoke other powers to be more aggressive in the region, especially the South China Sea”, Ismail Sabri said following a call with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.In the sharply worded statement,…
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, stated that the country will reopen the country on Saturday, ending Covid restrictions on businesses and social interactions. Read Full Article at RT.com
The US president Joe Biden has called the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison ‘that fella down under’ during a virtual announcement of a trilateral security partnership. The leaders of Australia, UK and the US announced the three-way deal will involve helping Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines.
A month after Pakistan's prime minister heralded the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan as "breaking the chains of slavery," his government is adjusting its conflicted relationship with the Taliban and urging the world to help Afghanistan rather than isolate it. Susan Ormiston reports from Pakistan.
The Taliban have asked to address world leaders at the United Nations in New York this week and nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s UN ambassador, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday.Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi made the request in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday. Muttaqi asked to speak during the annual high-level meeting of the General Assembly, which finishes on Monday.Guterres’ spokesman, Farhan Haq,…
It’s not the right time to start talks on ending the 1950-53 Korean War as Washington must first give up on its hostile policy towards Pyongyang, Ri Thae Song, North Korea’s deputy foreign minister, has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
The way out of a diplomatic crisis between France and the US over a mega submarine deal will "take time and require actions", French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told his US counterpart Antony Blinken Thursday.