Armenia takes Azerbaijan to UN court alleging discrimination

Armenia takes Azerbaijan to UN court alleging discrimination

Saturday, 18 September 2021 | AP | The Hague

Armenia is taking its decades long territorial dispute with neighbouring Azerbaijan — that erupted into armed conflict again last year — to the United Nations’ highest court. Armenia filed a case at the International Court of Justice alleging breaches by Azerbaijan of an international convention that aims to eliminate racial discrimination,...

Countries in South Asia should make efforts for peace: China

Friday, 17 September 2021 | PTI | Beijing

China said on Thursday that all countries in South Asia should make efforts to maintain peace, security and stability in the region as it reacted to media reports on India’’s plan to test nuclear-capable ICBM Agni-V ballistic missile, which has a range of 5,000 kms. “Maintaining peace, security and stability in...

‘Menstrual changes after Covid vax plausible, must be investigated’

Friday, 17 September 2021 | IANS | London

A link between changes in the menstrual cycle and Covid-19  vaccination is plausible, and must be investigated, according to an editorial published in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal today. In the editorial, Victoria Male, a reproductive specialist at Imperial College London, UK noted that periods or unexpected vaginal bleeding are not...

3 dead, 60 hurt in 6.0-magnitude China earthquake

Friday, 17 September 2021 | IANS | Beijing

Three people were killed and 60 others injured on Thursday after a powerful 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Luxian county in China’s Sichuan province, authorities said. China Earthquake Administration has dispatched a work team to guide on-site disaster relief work, reports xinhua news agency. A total of 890 commanders and fighters from nearby fire-fighting...

Killing of Islamic State leader big victory: France

Friday, 17 September 2021 | AP | Paris

France killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara because the group attacked French aid workers, African civilians and US troops, French officials said Thursday, calling him “enemy No. 1“ in protracted anti-terrorism efforts in the Sahel. French President Emmanuel Macron announced the death of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi...

Imran Khan: Pak had to endure ‘terrible’ relationship with US

Friday, 17 September 2021 | IANS | New Delhi

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his country had to endure a “terrible” relationship with the US which turned out to be disastrous for Islamabad. In an interview with CNN, Khan also called out the US for repeatedly accusing Pakistan of harbouring terrorists, Dawn news reported. “What are these safe havens?...

Over 634,000 Afghans displaced this yr: UN agency

Friday, 17 September 2021 | IANS | Kabul

More than 634,000 Afghans have been internally displaced by conflicts in 2021, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the war-torn nation said on Thursday. A total of 634,800 people had been verified as having been displaced by conflicts as of September 12, 2021, out of which...

Afghans long for better life as Taliban manage to run country

Friday, 17 September 2021 | IANS | Kabul

While the security situation in Afghanistan has remained stable since the Taliban takeover in August, the country is now facing economic and humanitarian challenges, with its people longing for a better life and the new Government calling for international assistance. There has been no major security incident or armed clashes since...

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