UN Security Council urges end to Myanmar violence
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UN Security Council urges end to Myanmar violence

On Wednesday, the UN Security Council council expressed deep concern about the increasing violence in Myanmar. An immediate end to the fighting was called along with the military to exercise utmost restraint, in a rare statement that was agreed by the 15-members. In the Feb 1 coup, after the military ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, a militia group was formed. To flush them out, an imminent army attack was suggested as a buildup of heavy weapons and troops in Chin state was being reported amid the statement issued by the UN. The statement said, “The members of the Secur

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APEC Meeting to be dominated by climate change and COVID-19
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APEC Meeting to be dominated by climate change and COVID-19

Asia-Pacific trade group minister’s called the forum of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to meet virtually, on October 22. In view to recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic and addressing other issues that will include climate change. The 21-economy group that involves the United States, China, Japan, and Singapore will conduct the meeting of finance ministers. It came as a disruption to the global economy that recovered from Covid-19 and cloud the outlook for governments and central banks alike. The recovery process has been uneven, with some groups disproportionately affe

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Taliban Confirm India Offered Humanitarian Assistance to Afghans
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Taliban Confirm India Offered Humanitarian Assistance to Afghans

At the two official meetings between the Indian and Afghan sides on the sidelines of the ‘Moscow Format meeting’, the Taliban said that India offered extensive humanitarian assistance to the Afghans. In Russia, the Indian delegation led by Joint Secretary JP Singh, PAI (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran Division), and the Taliban delegation led by Deputy PM Maulavi Abdul Salam Hanafi met on the sidelines of the ‘Moscow Format’ meet, in the Taliban controlled Afghanistan. It was stated by the Taliban that both sides took into account each other’s “concern”. In a statement Zabihulla

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An Indigenous woman is sworn in as New Zealand’s first governor-general
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An Indigenous woman is sworn in as New Zealand’s first governor-general

On Thursday, New Zealand’s first indigenous Maori woman swears in as the Governor-General. Dame Cindy Kiro is now formally a part of the largely ceremonial role in parliament in Wellington who pledged to reach out to migrants and marginalized citizens. Dami spoke to a small audience at the swearing-in ceremony and said she was proud of her dual Maori and British heritage. She will remain the country’s official head of state who will carry out constitutional and ceremonial duties in the former British colony on behalf of the British monarch. She said, “I will connect to new migrant

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China’s ‘Hypersonic Missile’ Raises Concerns Of Being Used Nuclear Warhead
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China’s ‘Hypersonic Missile’ Raises Concerns Of Being Used Nuclear Warhead

Despite investing tens of billions of dollars in upgrading its missile defenses, China is said to have launched a hypersonic missile into orbit, raising fears that the Pentagon's missile defenses are being quickly neutralized. On Saturday, it was reported by a leading news agency that the Chinese military had sent a nuclear-capable missile into low-orbit space nearly two months ago. The missile was around the globe before it cruised down to its target. However, the weapon missed its mark nearly 24 miles away from the target. According to the agency, if the technology is perfected it could

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Japan’s Upcoming Elections To Be Dominated By Issues: Defense, Economy, and Diversity
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Japan’s Upcoming Elections To Be Dominated By Issues: Defense, Economy, and Diversity

Last week, the Lower Chamber of Parliament was dissolved by the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for a general election to be held on October 31. The upcoming elections in Japan will have economy, defense, and diversity as their key issues. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) swore to attain “fairer wealth distribution” after the growth failed to translate into higher wages years before pre-pandemic. It worsened the rich-poor gap and the party pledged for a “comprehensive and ambitious” stimulus package. However, the opposition party, the Constitutional Democratic Par

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Myanmar Military Frobid Asean Envoy to Meet Suu Kyi
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Myanmar Military Frobid Asean Envoy to Meet Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s ruling military won’t allow Asean Envoy to meet detained former leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she is charged with crimes. The military will however not block the special Southeast Asian envoy to visit the country. Zaw Min Tun Junta’s spokesman said in a comment that the military issued a statement dated Wednesday that describes a delay in the United Nations approving the military government’s UN ambassador nomination as political intentions. The country has been in political and economic paralysis since the military’s February 1 coup. It has triggered an outpouring of ange

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After Three-and-Half Years Break US to Rejoin UN Human Rights Council
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After Three-and-Half Years Break US to Rejoin UN Human Rights Council

After a dramatic walkout three and a half years ago, the United States is returning to the UN Human Rights Council. On Thursday, new members of the UN’s top right body were elected by the United Nations General Assembly. In 2018, the US has quit the council after accusing it of hypocrisy and obsession with haranguing Israel under former president Donal Trump’s rule. However, under President Joe Biden, Washington will come face to face with a fortified China that took advantage of the US absence to flex its muscles. With 18 countries standing for 18 seats, the election is a non-conte

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Kishida to Face October 31 Election As Japan’s Dissolves Parliament
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Kishida to Face October 31 Election As Japan’s Dissolves Parliament

On Thursday, Japan’s powerful lower house of parliament was dissolved in a formal step for an October 31 general election that could decide the stay for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in office. As soon as Kishida took office as prime minister, the election came in less than three weeks. These elections could determine the faith of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party if there is any major loss of seats. This has increased the chances of the leader to be dispatched through the “revolving door” that claimed six previous Japanese premiers between 2007-2012. Kishida is positive to achie

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Biden strives to expand normalization- Israel and UAE ministers visit the US
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Biden strives to expand normalization- Israel and UAE ministers visit the US

On Wednesday, the top diplomats from Israel and the United Arab Emirates are scheduled to hold three-way talks in Washington. The US President Joe Biden’s administration embraces and looks forward to expanding the normalization drive. Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan will separately meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, following a similar virtual event last month. As the first Arab country in decades to normalize relations with Israel, Donald Trump considered the Abraham Accords as a crowning achievement of his admin

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