The dramatic events in American society and politics in the recent past badly exposed the country as a sham democracy with an abominable record of racism and appalling inequality.
ODNI said it based the assessment on the prince's control of decision-making in the Saudi Kingdom, the direct involvement of a key adviser.
The Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee announced a new gender equality team led by two-time artistic swimming medallist Kotani Mikako. President Seiko Hashimoto said she wants to “spark” a movement for gender equality.
Ahmed, 53, was arrested in Dhaka in May last year for making comments on social media critical of Sheikh Hasina’s government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuba is the only country in the Latin American and the Caribbean region that is working to develop its own vaccines against COVID-19. The country has four vaccine candidates. Two of them, Soberana 02 of the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) and Abdala of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), will begin the third phase of clinical trials in March
Despite an unrelenting, suffocating blockade on Venezuela, the country has continued to promote social policies to safeguard the population
The Crown Prince may figure as the central figure in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in CIA’s report... The diplomatic putdown will have consequences for US politics and Saudi relations.
There is plenty to be depressed about these days. The year-long COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague people in India and around the world, the government obstinately refuses to engage with the existential issues raised by farmers, and freedom of speech and everyone expressing critical opinions face continued assault. In the midst of these dark clouds, recent space expeditions to Mars by the United Arab Emirates and China, and especially the dramatic soft landing of NASA’s Perseverance Rover on the red planet streamed live at 2:30 a.m on February 24, 2021, came as welcome rays of light. Together they showed what perseverance in human endeavour can achieve and why it is necessary, especially these days, the very quality cited by an 11-year old US school student who won the competition to name NASA’s rover, the heart of the Mars 2020 Mission.
Country Press Australia, which represents 161 regional newspapers, has raised concerns that tiny publications outside large cities might miss out on media deals.
Deepak Punia, Ravi Kumar and Narsingh Yadav will also feature in the wrestling ranking tournament to be held in Rome from March 4 to 7.
Indian men’s football team will play two friendlies -- against Oman on March 25 and the UAE on March 29. The squad will convene in Dubai for a preparatory camp under Igor Stimac on March 15.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions, which has called for the strike, has put forward demands for a radical change in policy, including measures such as the nationalization of all strategic monopoly industries and a living minimum wage of at least R12,500 (USD $854)
It’s a delicate tango, as both want the other party to go first, and neither would allow perceptions of weakness to form or that they’re acting under pressure.
Despite roadblocks around US Embassy in Yangon, over a 1,000 protesters gathered at the call of the Civil Disobedience Movement, a loosely organised group leading the resistance.
Beijing said it is important to step-up dialogue and properly manage the differences between the top two economies of the world.
Having sealed her second Australian Open after beating Jennifer Brady in straight sets, the Naomi Osaka legend continues to grow. The story, though, has two parts, one of Osaka on court and the other off it. Both continue to rise, and both need to grow further.
Critics have said that the proposed law will stigmatise Muslims and that the existing laws are enough to cover the issues sought to be addressed by the new legislation.
The gunfire began shortly after a former prime minister and presidential candidate, Hassan Ali Khaire, began leading the peaceful march.
Facebook’s sweeping ban on news content has also affected non-news websites. Apart from blocking crucial public information websites, left-wing parties, trade unions and progressive movements have also been censored.
Thousands of people joined the marches, but the violence appeared to come from a smaller group.
“I think it is a massive achievement in a way that we were able to stand up against a giant.”
US re-entry into the Paris Climate Agreement a “day of hope” for the world, says UN chief Antonio Guterres.
Washington-based Quincy Institute’s investigative report titled Weapons biz bankrolls experts pushing to extend Afghan War exposes the interest groups that dominate the narratives on America’s ‘forever wars’.
Daniil Medvedev, unbeaten in 20 straight matches, will face his toughest test against eight time Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. Naomi Osaka will play Jennifer Brady in the women’s singles final tomorrow, hoping to land her second title on the trot.
The Perseverance rover will cruise across the planet and undertake an extensive scientific exploration. It is about the size of a car and weighs 1,026 kilograms.
The administration also eased stringent restrictions on the domestic travel of Iranian diplomats posted to the United Nations.
A total of 20 Indian soldiers died in the Galwan Valley clash on June 15, regarded as the worst in over four decades at the India-China border.
Uncertainty looms over the electoral process in Ecuador as it has still not been made clear who will face off against front-runner Andrés Arauz in the second round and whether the process will go forward as planned.
Third party file sharing system blamed for theft of private details like National Registration Identity Card numbers, dates of birth, mobile numbers and addresses, said the associate of Bharti Airtel.
Australian Open 2021 Quarterfinals: Stefanos Tsitsipas stunned Rafael Nadal in five sets and will now face Russia's Daniil Medvedev, who beat Andrey Rublev in the other quarterfinal. It was a disappointing day for home fans in the women’s quarterfinals as Karolina Muchova dumped World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty out of the tournament.
There is more than meets the eye in Qatar Foreign Minister Al Thani’s mission to Tehran on Monday.
Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev created history to reach the Australian Open semifinals on debut. He will face World No. 1 Novak Djokovic for a place in the final. On the women’s side of the draw the big semifinal will feature Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams, both of whom cruised through their quarters with relative ease.
The International Olympic Committee’s decision to scrap the Olympic world qualifiers for boxing, will hurt Indian boxers who are unlikely to make the cut and join the nine who have already qualified for the Tokyo Games.
Mourid Barghouti, renowned Palestinian poet and author passed away on February 14th in Amman.
The appointment came after US President Joe Biden endorsed Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy, which had been blocked by former President Donald Trump.
Workers at one of Amazon’s warehouses are deciding whether or not to join a union. Amazon’s union-busting efforts indicate just how important the vote is
“We won this referendum for justice and jobs, against state capture and corruption,” Vetevendosje! leader Kurti.
India’s campaign to isolate Pakistan is not taken seriously by the international community. India’s Pakistan policy seems to have landed in a cul-de-sac.
Thousands of activists, journalists, lawyers and opposition figures have been thrown in prison in the country as part of a massive, ongoing crackdown on human rights and dissent since the regime of president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi came to power in 2014.
The Global Indian Progressive Diaspora launched the social media campaign on Valentine's Day, which is observed globally on February 14.
China hopes that engagement will inevitably open up “possibilities” — to borrow Biden’s expression.
Amazon workers are making history with the second-ever vote on unionisation in the company’s US warehouses.
There is a need to now explain and create a sensible narrative about how conspiracies become narratives that favour the ruling dispensation.
Moving to new centres – China, India and Brazil – will also see the global 1% get richer because they will draw increased wealth from both the old and new centres.
With Melbourne in lockdown for five days, spectators have been banned from the stadiums till the women’s semifinals. Tennis Australia made clear that the tournament will continue in a bubble with players and their staff allowed into arenas.
Yoshiro Mori’s resignation came following relentless pressure from all quarters, including television pundits, sponsors, and an on-line petition that drew 150,000 signatures.
The Chinese mission aims to explore the geology of the red planet along with its soil characteristics. The mission will also look for water and ice on the planet.
The American ecommerce major’s workers are getting organised in a big way in the unlikeliest of places: Bessemer, Alabama, a state with laws that don't favour unions.
On the second day of oral arguments being presented before the Supreme Court of the Philippines, petitioners argued that the law undermines protections against state abuse
Australian Open 2021: While Indians in the main draw of the doubles section crashed out in their opening rounds, the highlight of the day was a defending champion’s early loss and a local boy’s exciting if untriumphant return to action.