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Israel likely to get new govt today

13 Jun 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

If all goes according to plan, by Today--Sunday evening Israel will have a new prime minister. According to the information, the Israeli Parliament-Knesset is likely to endorse a vote tonight- Sunday and Naftali Bennett, the political gambler, is likely to Read More
Haj 2021: Only for Saudi residents

13 Jun 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Saudi Arabian citizens and residents in the Kingdom allowed to perform Haj in 2021. Hajj 2021 will begin in the evening of Saturday, July 17 and ends in the evening of Thursday, July 22. The Haj pilgrimage for the year 2021 will only Read More
World Day against Child Labour

12 Jun 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labor, and 2021 is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. Child labour harms the physical and mental development of children, depriving them of their childhood, their potential, and their Read More
UN elects five new members to serve on Security Council

12 Jun 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were elected by the 75th session of the General Assembly on Friday to serve as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for the 2022-2023 term.  According to the final tally, Read More
Covishield vaccine little risky of bleeding disorders: Study

11 Jun 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Reports of rare clotting and bleeding disorders in younger adults, some fatal, led a number of countries to limit the vaccine’s use to older people, and a few to drop it altogether. According to Denise Grady’s report in New York Read More
G7 leaders urged to support ‘Net Zero Commitments’

10 Jun 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Over 70 CEOs said they stand ready to work with leaders around the world to reduce emissions. Members of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders signed an Open Letter championing public-private cooperation ahead of the G7 summit in order to supercharge Read More
GPEI launched; Affirm to end Polio

10 Jun 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) launched the Polio Eradication Strategy to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including setbacks caused by COVID-19. While polio cases have fallen 99.9% since 1988, polio remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern Read More
Global leaders unveil ‘Health & Energy Roadmap’

10 Jun 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Over 20 global leaders have endorsed today a Strategic Roadmap on Health and Energy at the first meeting of the High-Level Coalition on Health and Energy, convened by the WHO Director-General. The Roadmap identifies key steps to accelerate access to Read More
France gifts second ‘Statue of Liberty’ to US

10 Jun 2021 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

The statue weighing over 450 kilograms (992 pounds) and around 10 feet tall will be erected on Ellis Island, just across the water from the original, from July 1 to 5. Made in 2009, it is an exact replica of Read More
‘Mass deaths’ alert in Myanmar as 100,000 flee junta’s heavy weapons

10 Jun 2021 Foreign Affairs News Desk

International action is needed urgently to prevent “mass deaths” in Myanmar, after civilians fled attacks by so-called “junta bombs,” a top independent UN rights expert has warned. “Mass deaths from starvation, disease and exposure could occur in Kayah State after Read More