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Taliban Having Remote Chance To Take Part In UNGA; Diplomats Of Ousted Govt Still In Office

Sep 23, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

A week ago on September 15, Guterres had received a letter from the currently accredited Afghan ambassador, Ghulam Isaczai, stating that he and other members of his team, still occupying the Afghan mission at the United Nations, will represent Afghanistan in UNGA.

UN: Afghanistan's Taliban Want To Address General Assembly

Sep 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received a communication on September 15 from the currently accredited Afghan Ambassador, Ghulam Isaczai, with the list of Afghanistan's delegation for the assembly's 76th annual session.


UN Convenes Emergency Session To Review Somalia's Exacerbating Political Crisis

Britain's U.N. Ambassador Barbara Woodward, who called for the closed briefing by U.N. special envoy James Swan, expressed serious concern about 'the rising tensions between the prime minister and the president.'

Brazil President's Reluctance To Get COVID-19 Vaccine Might Keep Him Out Of UN Premises

Sep 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

To prevent Covid-19 spread, the city of New York has mandated vaccination certificates for delegates in the UN building for an upcoming annual debate. What will happen to the unvaccinated Brazil President, Jair Bolsonaro?


Taliban Hard-Line Path Worsens Afghanistan Dilemma: Analysis

The world will need to engage with the Taliban to some extent, despite disappointment with the new all-Taliban Cabinet that defied earlier promises it would be inclusive.

08 September, 2021

UN Appeals For $606M To Aid Afghans For The Rest Of The Year

Associated Press (AP)

The agency's 'Flash Appeal' launched Tuesday includes the $413 million from the original appeal that has not been funded and $193 million in new needs through December.


02 September, 2021

The New Mu Variant Of COVID-19 Could Be More Vaccine-Resistant: WHO

Outlook Web Desk

Mu - also known by its scientific name as B.1.621 - was first identified in Colombia in January 2021, and since then, there have been "sporadic reports" of cases and some larger outbreaks in South America and Europe


02 September, 2021

Afghans' Plight Surges Due To Hunger Crisis Amid Taliban's Challenges

Associated Press (AP)

About one third of the country's population of 38 million doesn't know if they will have a meal every day, according to Ramiz Alakbarov, the UN's humanitarian chief in Afghanistan.


28 August, 2021

Afghanistan's Economic Crisis Worsens As Airlift Winds Down

Associated Press (AP)

The massive US-led airlift is winding down, with many Western nations having completed their own evacuation efforts ahead of Tuesday's deadline.


25 August, 2021

Covid-19 Cases Reaching Stationary Phase After Rising Steadily For Two Months: WHO

Associated Press (AP)

The assessment released on Tuesday says there were about 68,000 new deaths reported globally, with Europe and the Americas registering increases of about 10 per cent.


25 August, 2021

Indian And Kazakh Armies To Embark On 13-Day Joint Military Exercise From August 30

Outlook Web Desk

The "KAZIND-21" exercise will be conducted at a Kazakh training node in Aisha Bibi in Kazakhstan, where a total of 90 personnel from the Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army will participate


13 August, 2021

UN Secretary General Is Meticulous About Tracking Developments In Afghanistan, Says His Spokesman

Outlook Web Desk

'We are particularly concerned about the shift of fighting to urban areas, where the potential for civilian harm is even greater,', said Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.


09 August, 2021

Glasgow Summit World’s ‘Last Chance’ To Combat Climate Change, Warns Indian-Origin UK Climate Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

The world would face a climate catastrophe unless urgent action is agreed this year, warned the Indian-origin UK cabinet minister Alok Sharma.


09 August, 2021

Narendra Modi To Be First Indian PM To Chair UNSC Meet, Debate On Maritime Security Today

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the first Indian prime minister to preside over a UN Security Council Open Debate


09 August, 2021

UN To Release Key Climate Change Report Today

Associated Press (AP)

The report will provide governments with up-to-date facts on the current impacts and future risks of global warming ahead of a UN climate summit in November in Glasgow.


06 August, 2021

China Pledges 2 Billion Vaccines Globally Through Year's End

Associated Press (AP)

President Xi Jinping, who made the announcement, also promised to donate USD100 million to COVAX, the program that aims to distribute vaccines to low- and middle-income countries.


05 August, 2021

India Uninvited To Russia's 'Extended Troika' Meeting On War-Torn Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

Last month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in Tashkent that Russia will continue to work with India and other countries which can influence the situation in Afghanistan.


04 August, 2021

UN Security Council Condemns Attacks On Afghan Civilians

Associated Press (AP)

The war between the Taliban and Afghanistan's government forces has intensified over the past few months as US and NATO troops complete their pullout from the war-torn country.


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In this image taken from video provided by UN Web TV, Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message at UN headquarters.

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Albania Prime Minister Edi Rama addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters.

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In this image taken from video provided by UN Web TV, Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message at UN headquarters.

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Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah addresses the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stands with Minister of Foreign Affairs Marc Garneau to announce that Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig have been released from detention in China, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

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With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

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Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

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