27 Sept 2020 (South Asia Monitor/Daily Dawn)

Pakistan on Saturday rejected India’s demand for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, saying there’s no place for a fascist state in a sensitive decision-making body.

Earlier in the day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for a more prominent … Read More

New York USA), 26 Sept. 2020

Secretary-General and Acting Chairman of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri called for rethinking governance and how to build more participatory and inclusive societies.

This came during the speech made by Al Marri in the virtual high-level … Read More

24  Sept 2020 (Daily India Express)
Records investigated show that Indian banks mentioned in the SARs include: state-owned Punjab National Bank (290 transactions); State Bank of India (102); Bank of Baroda (93); Union Bank of India (99) and Canara Bank (190), among others.
AT least 44 Indian banks have been flagged in … Read More

Islamabad, 25 Sept. 2020 (Reuters)

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has advised Pakistan to undertake “immediate corrective actions” and suspend the issuance of any new pilot licenses in the wake of a scandal over falsified licenses, according to an official and a document seen by Reuters.
The recommendations from ICAO, a … Read More

Rio de Janeiro, 25 Sept. 2020 (Sky News)

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival has been postponed for the first time in a century as Brazil continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

The president of Rio’s League of Samba Schools announced the spread of COVID-19 had made it impossible to safely hold the traditional … Read More

Ankara, 25 Sept. 2020 (Anadolu News)

Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday harshly criticized US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her anti-Turkey remarks.

“@SpeakerPelosi’s rise to become Speaker of the House is what is truly worrisome for American democracy, given her blatant ignorance. You will learn to respect the Turkish people’s … Read More

24 Sept 2020 (AlJazeera News)

The two biggest Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, have agreed to hold the first elections in Palestine in nearly 15 years.

Polls will be scheduled within six months under a deal agreed by Fatah, Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political chief Ismail Haniya.

“We have … Read More

Doha, 21 Sept. 2020
The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), Qatar Foundation’s global health initiative, has announced a strategic partnership with BMJ, one of the world’s most prestigious and most cited general medical journals.
Under the new partnership, WISH have worked with BMJ on three reports that will include peer-reviewed academic … Read More

Tehran, 20 Sept. 2020 (AlJazeera news)
 The United States has broken with all other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and unilaterally declared the re-imposition of all UN sanctions against Iran – a claim rejected by Iran and the international community, including Washington’s close allies, as having no legal … Read More

Ankara, Turkey, 20 Sept 2020 (Anadolu News)

Criticizing the UN’s belated response to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, Turkey’s president said on Monday that “the UN failed once again.”

“The United Nations, which acknowledged the existence of the [coronavirus] pandemic weeks later, did not show any presence in terms of taking the necessary … Read More

Islamabad, 20 Sept. 2020 (Misc. Media Reports)

‘Pakistan Democratic Movement’, an alliance of opposition parties in Pakistan including main stream parties Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has demanded immediate resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan and holding of free and fair elections in the country,  He said … Read More

19 Sept. 2020 (WHO)

There have been 30,369,778 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 188 countries, and 948,795 deaths, reported by World Health Organization on 19th Sept. 2020. Around 20.3m are recovered worldwide

As of 19 September 2020, following are region wise  confirmed positive coronavirus patients :

 

Region                                       Positive               Deaths

Americas                 … Read More

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