Geopolitics
New York: Looking back over the first four days of the high-level week, the Ireland’s Prime Minister said a series of alarms have sounded in the Hall of the General Assembly: for conflict, for COVID, for climate.  more
Colombia calls for global financial consensus to avert COVID debt crisis

New York: The President of Colombia on Tuesday warned that many developing countries have increased their fiscal deficit to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, putting at risk their financia ...

‘Power of humanity’ can overcome COVID-19, climate challenges – Assembly President

New York: The President of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday opened the annual General Debate, this year held as a hybrid in-person and virtual event, reflecting on the darkest days of t ...

Annual Secretary-General’s report reveals a world tested ‘to the limit’

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the greatest shared global challenge since the UN’s founding 75 years ago, according to the annual Report of the Secretary-General on ...

Shared ‘grief and anxiety’ a powerful unifying factor in COVID fight

New York: The General Assembly on Tuesday held a High-level Forum on the Culture of Peace, focused on building resilience and a fair recovery against the continued ravages of COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccine made mandatory for US troops: President Joe Biden supports Pentagon

Washington: US President Joe Biden on Monday said he strongly supported the effort by the Department of Defence (DOD) to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for members of the U.S. military b ...

Myanmar: Rights expert calls for ‘COVID ceasefire’, urges UN action

New York: The UN independent expert on the human rights situation in Myanmar on Tuesday called for a “COVID ceasefire” for the country, as infections and deaths soar even as t ...

US govt 'deeply disappointed' with China over COVID-19 investigation

Washington: The US government has slammed China for rejecting a fresh World Health Organisation (WHO) probe into the origins of COVID-19.

Pacific region: Japan offers to give COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan-friendly nations

Tokyo: The Japan government has offered to give COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan-friendly islands in the Pacific, a move that can leave China irked.

North Korea: Kim Jong-un fires top officials over Covid prevention lapses

Seoul: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has fired several senior officials over failure to enforce the country's stringent Covid-19 prevention measures, which he said would have grav ...