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New York: Sounding the alarm over the crippling impact of “growing economic shocks, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic” in Lebanon, the UN human rights chief called on Friday for a unified response by politicians and the people to overcome the worsening socio-economic crisis there. more
Broad mask-wearing key to US economic recovery from pandemic: Fed official

Washington/Xinhua: Broad mask-wearing will be key to ensuring a faster U.S. economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior US Federal Reserve official said Friday.

Donald Trump Signs Order Commuting Ex-Aide Roger Stone's 'Unjust' Sentence - White House

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order commuting his former adviser Roger Stone's sentence, the White House said in a statement.

Hong Kong-China conflict: UN rights body says it is analysing contents of the new National Security Law

Geneva: The  United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has said it is analysing the contents of the new National Security Law that was adopted very carefully by China recentl ...

Australia might ban Chinese app Tik Tok

Sydney: Amid growing concern that the platform might pose a national security threat and even when it is feared that the user's data might be shared with China, the Australia governme ...

KP Oli led Nepal government rendered state system dysfunctional: Expert

Kathmandu: Nepal PM KP Oli-led government has rendered the state system dysfunctional, largely derailed democracy, and for all practical purposes, sent the 'republican' constituti ...

Address ‘unprecedented’ impact of coronavirus on Latin America and the Caribbean, urges Guterres

New York: As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world, Latin America and the Caribbean have become a “hotspot of the pandemic”, the UN chief said on Thursday, releasi ...

India slams Pakistan again, asks neighbour to introspect why it's an 'epicentre of terrorism'

New Delhi: Slamming Pakistan over the issue of terrorism, India has asked its neighbour to  reflect on why is it universally acknowledged at the "epicentre of terrorism".

All drone strikes ‘in self-defence’ should go before Security Council, argues independent rights expert

New York: The growing use of weaponised drones risks destabilising global peace and security and creating a “drone power club” among nations, that face no effective accountabi ...

Chinese checkers: Boundary with China under negotiation, it hasn't been demarcated, says Bhutan

Thimphu/New Delhi: Amid COVID-19 pandemic spread and Chinese aggression evident in different corners of Asia, Himalayan nation Bhutan said its boundary with China is "under negotiati ...