Category: World

China in a box as pressure mounts to declare Masood Azhar a global terrorist

Close Watch New Delhi: 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism had a ceremonial start with China’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Luo Shugang addressing the opening ceremony at Wellington’s Te Papa Tongawera, Museum in New Zealand, on Saturday March 30, 2019. The 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism has been launched with the objective of

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Australia will go for tough laws to protect citizens from live-streaming of violent crimes

Newsroom24x7 Network Canberra: The Morrison Government will legislate tough new laws to prevent the weaponising of social media platforms and to protect Australians from the live-streaming of violent crimes, such as the Christchurch terror attack. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the new legislation would be introduced into Parliament next week as part of the action

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Stronger gun laws in New Zealand: Assault rifles banned

Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles banned under stronger gun laws Immediate action to prevent stock-piling Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today announced. “On 15 March our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too. We are

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Death toll in shootout at Christchurch mosques rises to 50

Newsroom24x7 Network Christchurch: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, quoting the Police Commissioner, said in a statement Sunday that 50 people have been killed and 34 people remain in Christchurch Hospital – 12 of them in the intensive care unit in critical condition. A four-year-old girl remains in a critical condition at Starship Hospital in

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Shootout at Christchurch mosques, multiple fatalities

Newsroom24x7 Network Christchurch: A large number of people are dead in shootings in two Christchurch mosques on Friday (March 15 2019). According to available reports, the death toll had risen to 49 (Updated at 06.54 am local time (GMT+13) Saturday, 16 March 2019. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has condemned shootings in the Christchurch

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India, US will work jointly to deny terrorists the access to weapons of mass destruction

Newsroom24x7 Network Washington DC: India and the United States of America have decided to work together to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors. This was the main security-related outcome of the 9th round of the India-US Strategic

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China again blocks move to list Azhar as global terrorist

Newsroom24x7 Network New York City: China has once more used the veto power in the United Nations Security Council to block the move to designate Masood Azhar, founder of Pakistan based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, as a global terrorist. JeM was behind the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February 2019. More than 40

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Failure to designate Azhar would run counter to the goal of regional stability and peace: US stand on UNSC listing

Newsroom24x7 Network Washington DC: The United States has taken the stand that if China blocks UNSC 1267 listing request for Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, the failure to designate him as a terrorist would run counter to the goal of achieving regional stability and peace. The US Departmet of State Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said during

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UN Report on implementation of sanctions on North Korea will help governments around the world to take decisive action

Newsroom24x7 Network New York City/Washington DC: A report by the UN’s independent Panel of Experts on the implementation of UN sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.) demonstrates the need for continued vigilance against entities involved in that country’s sanctions evasion activity. The report, released on 12 March, provides timely, relevant, and impartial

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Ethiopian Airlines Adis Ababa- Nairobi flight crashes, No survivors

Newsroom24x7 Network Nairobi: An Ethiopian Airlines Adis Ababa – Nairobi flight that was carrying 157 people has crashed. There are no survivors. The Boeing 737 Max-8 flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya had 149 passengers and 8 crew members on board. It crashed shortly after take-off from Adis Ababa at 08:44

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Inter-Schools Football Tournament concludes in Doha

Newsroom24x7 Network Doha: ISC ( Indian Sports Centre ), in association with QFA ( Qatar Football Association), held its closing ceremony of INTER SCHOOLS FOOTBALL Tournament at Doha Stadium for the categories under 12 and under 14. The football tournament was attended by QFA Director Khalid Al Kuwari , Ambassador of Croatia Mr Drago ,

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Tiger warrior rubbishes “Unchaining Tiger Tourism”

Sybelle Foxcroft Some of the dead tiger cubs found when the Tiger Temple was raided by Thailand’s Department of National Parks (DNP). At this time, some writers of the report “Unchaining Tiger Tourism” were working inside the Tiger Temple and their own tigers were being slaughtered by the killers. Opinion – Without bias I just

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India jumps to 77th position in Global Ease of Doing Business Rankings

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Sustained business reforms over the past several years helped India jump 23 places to move to 77th position in this year’s global ease of Doing Business rankings. India carried out six business reforms during the past year, earning the credentials of being a top global improver for a second consecutive year, says

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If Maldives can’t be Strategically Ignored, What are the Options for India?

Major General S B Asthana, SM,VSM The diplomatic tug of war in Maldives seems to be going in favor of China as it seems to have gained a stronghold on President Yameen through “Debt Trap Diplomacy”, with inauguration of China funded Sinamale Bridge, which India chose to boycott. It is a flagship Chinese infrastructure project

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