Governance

US House passes NO BAN Act, Senate urged to support it

April 22, 2021

The US House of Representatives passed the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act on Wednesday. The bill cleared the House floor by a vote of 218-208, backed by only one Republican representative. The bill limits the president’s authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the US and prohibits religious discrimination in various […]

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U congressman, NAACP sue Trump for Capitol assault

February 16, 2021

_: A key US congressman and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed suit Tuesday against former President Donald Trump for allegedly instigating the fatal Jan. 6 Capitol assault. The lawsuit, filed by the NAACP and civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll on behalf of the House of […]

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UN chief to convene Cyprus meeting in early March

January 29, 2021

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday he intends to convene a meeting with Cyprus parties in early March.The meeting will be informal without pre-conditions to allow the parties to see that there is a change in administration in Northern…

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Spain detects first case of South Africa virus variant

January 29, 2021

Officials confirmed that the South African variant of the coronavirus was detected Thursday in Spain as the Health Ministry reported a drop in new infections.Galician health officials said they detected the variant in a male who had recently traveled …

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Taliban delegation visits Russia

January 29, 2021

A delegation from the Taliban has arrived in Russia, the country’s Foreign Ministry announced Thursday.The delegation met with President Vladimir Putin’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov, said the statement from the ministry.”The R…

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‘Aguila Saleh unlikely to become Libya’s president’

January 29, 2021

Aguila Saleh, president of Libya’s Tobruk-based House of Representatives and a staunch ally of warlord Khalifa Haftar, is unlikely to be chosen to lead the country ahead of elections set for the end of 2021, said a head of a political party.In an inte…

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Pakistan denies role in India farmers’ protest

January 29, 2021

Pakistan on Thursday rejected New Delhi’s claim that Islamabad and Beijing are backing the ongoing protests by farmers in India.In a weekly news briefing, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the “baseless and irresponsible” accusa…

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Syrian opposition presents constitutional plan at talks

January 29, 2021

The opposition group at the Syrian peace talks in Geneva said Thursday that it offered a set of constitutional recommendations for discussions on the fourth day of negotiations, though both sides left without commenting.Tariq al-Kurdi, a lawyer and op…

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