Day: June 13, 2021

U rights chief warns of imminent further bloodshed in Myanmar

June 13, 2021

The UN human rights chief on Friday warned of a Myanmar military buildup and said a further escalation in violence is unfolding across Myanmar and must be halted to prevent further loss of life and a deepening humanitarian emergency. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said reports indicate a military buildup, notably […]

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Japan amends procedures for national referendum

June 13, 2021

Japan on Friday approved amendments in procedures for any national referendum, a move that may lead to revising the country’s constitution. The bill, passed by the parliament – the Diet –, is “a step toward the possibility of a revision … [of Japan’s] war-renouncing constitution,” Kyodo News reported. It took the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, […]

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China approves inactivated COVID-19 vaccines for children age 3-17

June 13, 2021

China on Friday announced the approval of inactivated COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use in children age between 3-17. The announcement was made by the country’s National Health Commission, Chinese public broadcaster CGTN reported. Until now, China has approved three vaccines including Sinovac and Sinopharm which have also been approved by the World Health Organization. The […]

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Pkistani, Indian exporters agree to share Basmati rice ownership

June 13, 2021

Although longtime rivals India and Pakistan are already locked in a slew of land and sea disputes, exporters from both sides have agreed to share ownership of the region’s prized Basmati rice, the best solution to the issue to reach the EU markets. India has filed a claim in the EU seeking a geographical indication […]

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Ex-UK premier Blair says vaccination only savior for tourism industry

June 13, 2021

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Friday vaccination is the only way out of the pandemic for the tourism industry. He was speaking via video link at the Global Tourism Forum held in Bodrum, the jewel of the Turkish Riviera. Blair said if international organizations, such as the UN, Group of 7 and […]

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France warns UK on N.Ireland protocol: Nothing is renegotiable

June 13, 2021

France has sent Britain a stern warning that “nothing is renegotiable” over its attempts to unilaterally extend a grace period over Brexit regulations related to Northern Ireland. “I think it’s not serious to want to review in June what we finalized after years of debate and work in December,” President Emmanuel Macron told a press […]

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CVID-19 increases vulnerabilities among children, says Nobel laureate

June 13, 2021

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has sought a global leadership role for Turkey to end the child labor menace and promote an international social protection fund at the UN. In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency on the eve of World Day against Child Labour, which is being observed on Saturday, the global child rights activist […]

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Turkish documentary receives best film award at Morocco festival

June 13, 2021

A Turkish documentary film on Friday received the best film award at an international film festival in Morocco. In a statement, the International Mediterranean Film Festival in Tetouan said that this year’s event was held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. It was the 26th edition of the event and featured films from 15 countries. Queen […]

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