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India’s G20 agenda will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, decisive: PM

India’s G20 agenda will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, decisive: PM

New Delhi: As India began its G-20 presidency from Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it will work to further promote oneness, inspired by the theme of “One Earth, One Family, One Future”, and listed terror, climate change, pandemic as the greatest challenges that can be best fought together. India’s G20 priorities will be shaped […]

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UN makes record aid appeal amid disasters, Ukraine war

UN makes record aid appeal amid disasters, Ukraine war

Berlin: The United Nations said on Thursday that it is asking member states for a record USD 51.5 billion in aid funding for next year, as disasters and the ongoing war in Ukraine drive up humanitarian needs worldwide. The global body’s humanitarian office said the funds are needed to help 339 million people in 69 […]

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Spain finds more letter bombs after Ukraine embassy blast

Spain finds more letter bombs after Ukraine embassy blast

Madrid: Explosive devices concealed in postal packages were discovered at Spain’s Defence Ministry, a satellite centre at an air base and an arms factory that makes grenades sent to Ukraine, Spanish authorities said on Thursday, a day after a similar package exploded at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid. Authorities also said that a similar explosive […]

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EU seeks specialised court to investigate Russia war crimes

EU seeks specialised court to investigate Russia war crimes

Brussels:  The European Union proposed Wednesday to set up a U.N.-backed specialised court to investigate possible war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine, and to use frozen Russian assets to rebuild the war-torn country. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said in a video message that the EU will work with international partners to […]

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China to have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035: Pentagon report

China to have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035: Pentagon report

Washington:  China is expanding its nuclear force and is likely to have a stockpile of about 1,500 warheads by 2035, up from the current estimated number of 400, the Pentagon has said in a report that notes that Beijing aims to expand its national power through both domestic and foreign policy initiatives. In its annual […]

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NATO commits to future Ukraine membership, drums up aid

NATO commits to future Ukraine membership, drums up aid

Bucharest: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg reaffirmed the military alliance’s commitment to Ukraine on Tuesday, saying that the war-torn nation will one day become a member of the world’s largest security organization. Stoltenberg’s remarks came as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his NATO counterparts gathered in Romania to drum up urgently needed support for […]

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Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup ‘between 400 and 500’

Qatar says worker deaths for World Cup ‘between 400 and 500’

Doha:  A top Qatari official involved in the country’s World Cup organisation has put the number of worker deaths for the tournament “between 400 and 500” for the first time, a drastically higher number than any other previously offered by Doha. The comment by Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and […]

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Biden boosts US effort to stem sexual violence in war zones

Biden boosts US effort to stem sexual violence in war zones

Washington:  President Joe Biden is strengthening US policy aimed at stemming sexual violence in war conflict zones, elevating the problem — increasingly documented in Ukraine and elsewhere — to the level of a possible serious human rights abuse that triggers sanctions and other actions against foreign perpetrators. Biden, a Democrat, on Monday will sign a […]

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China to launch three astronauts for its space station; unveils plans for manned Moon mission

China to launch three astronauts for its space station; unveils plans for manned Moon mission

Beijing:  China will be sending a three-person crew to its under-construction space station on Tuesday, and also announced plans for a manned mission to the Moon amid intensifying competition with the US. The Shenzhou-15 crewed spaceship will be launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced. […]

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Counter-terrorism, reformed multilateralism India’s key priorities during its UNSC presidency

Counter-terrorism, reformed multilateralism India’s key priorities during its UNSC presidency

United Nations: Countering terrorism and reformed multilateralism will be among the key priorities for India as it assumes the monthly presidency of the UN Security Council from December 1, culminating its two-year tenure as non-permanent member of the 15-nation powerful body. According to the UNSC rules of procedure, the Council presidency rotates between each of […]

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