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New York: As authorities in Iraq continue to operate “in the eye of multiple storms”, international support remains essential for resolving ongoing political, security, economic and social crises, as well as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Security Council heard on Tuesday. more
Afghanistan conference draws donor pledges and calls for lasting ceasefire

New York: International donors pledged financial and political support for Afghanistan’s peace process at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva on Tuesday, anticipating a sustai ...

China must drop illusion that US ties will improve during Joe Biden's tenure: Govt advisor

A Chinese government adviser has warned that Beijing should drop the illusion that China-US relationship will improve during the tenure of Joe Biden as US President.

Israel factor: Conflict believed to be growing between Pakistan, UAE

There seems to be a growing conflict between UAE and old friend Pakistan over the issue of recognising Israel.

Taiwan condemns arrest of pan-democratic Hong Kong district councilors

Taipei: Taiwan has condemned the arrest of two pan-democratic Hong Kong district councilors.

Chicago to host US premiere of Immersive Van Gogh in a new venue dedicated to immersive art

CHICAGO:  Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, a new venue within Chicago’s recently renovated landmark Germania Club Building, will open on Feb. 11, 2021 with the U.S. premiere of the ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Some politicians still ignore ‘core European values’ 25 years after peace deal

New York: Despite significant progress made in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the signing of a peace deal 25 years ago this month, some politicians continue to ignore “core European v ...

Do what needs to be done: President Donald Trump clears way for Joe Biden's transition

Washington: US President Donald Trump has accepted that the transition process should formally start for  President-elect Joe Biden to take office.

Conflict with China: Australian PM Scott Morrison says he will not compromise his country's national security, sovereignty

Canberra: Australian PM Scott Morrison has said he would not compromise his country's national security and sovereignty, amid growing bitterness in the relationship with Beijing.

Bhutan rejects Beijing's claim of setting up village inside Bhutanese territory

Thimphu: Bhutan has rejected Chinese state media report which claimed that Beijing has set up a village inside Bhutanese territory, media reports said.