Monday, 15 July 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
Far right wins in first round of French elections

Far right wins in first round of French elections

The far-right National Rally (RN) party in France has achieved a significant victory in the initial round of the country`s snap parliamentary elections.

Political debate intensifies in UK as general election looms

Political debate intensifies in UK as general election looms

As the general election approaches, political debate is heating up in the UK. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak reiterated his pledge to start flights transporting asylum seekers to Rwanda in July, contingent on his re-election.

Spain, Norway and Ireland set to recognise Palestinian statehood

Spain, Norway and Ireland set to recognise Palestinian statehood

Spain, Ireland, and Norway are set to officially recognize a Palestinian state on Tuesday, despite facing strong opposition from Israel, which has become increasingly isolated following seven months of conflict in Gaza.

UK premier Sunak announces general election on July 4

UK premier Sunak announces general election on July 4

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared on Wednesday that the United Kingdom (UK) will hold a general election on July 4.

Vladimir Putin backs China’s Ukraine peace plan
Vladimir Putin backs China’s Ukraine peace plan

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his support for China`s proposal for resolving the Ukraine crisis in an interview published on Wednesday. He emphasized that China comprehends the underlying causes of the conflict and lauded Beijing`s approach to addressing it.

Several EU countries considering jointly recognizing Palestinian state
Several EU countries considering jointly recognizing Palestinian state

Several member states of the European Union are considering to jointly recognize the state of Palestine on May 21, Irish media reported Wednesday.

EU states to recognize Palestinian statehood

EU states to recognize Palestinian statehood

At a recent World Economic Forum special meeting in Riyadh, Josep Borrell, the EU`s foreign policy chief, announced that several European member states are poised to officially recognize Palestinian statehood by the end of May. This move reflects a significant diplomatic development within the European Union.

Russia vetos UN resolution to prevent nuclear weapons race in space

Russia vetos UN resolution to prevent nuclear weapons race in space

Russia exercised its veto power at the United Nations on Wednesday, blocking a resolution put forth by the United States and Japan aimed at preventing a potentially hazardous nuclear weapons race in space. 

Putin secures overwhelming victory in Russian election amid limited competition

Putin secures overwhelming victory in Russian election amid limited competition

President Vladimir Putin won a record post-Soviet landslide in Russia`s election on Sunday, This landslide triumph underscores Putin`s enduring influence and his stance against Western powers, particularly highlighted by Moscow`s military involvement in Ukraine.

Russia ready for nuclear war: Putin

Russia ready for nuclear war: Putin

President Vladimir Putin emphasized Russia`s continued state of combat readiness and its full preparedness for nuclear conflict. he clarified that the current situation does not indicate an immediate rush toward such a scenario.

Putin announce Russia is close to creating cancer vaccines

Putin announce Russia is close to creating cancer vaccines

Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed on Wednesday that Russian scientists are on the verge of creating cancer vaccines, potentially offering a breakthrough in cancer treatment.

NATO launches largest military drill since the Cold War

NATO launches largest military drill since the Cold War

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on Wednesday began its biggest military drill since the Cold War with a US warship leaving the United States for transit across the Atlantic to alliance territory in Europe.

Germany urges swift EU agreement on Red Sea mission

Germany urges swift EU agreement on Red Sea mission

Germany is urging the European Union (EU) to swiftly reach an agreement on a mission aimed at protecting the bloc`s commercial ships in the Red Sea from potential attacks by Yemen`s Houthi group. 

‘We will be glad to see our friend,’ Putin invites Modi to Russia

‘We will be glad to see our friend,’ Putin invites Modi to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended an invitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Russia next year. 

Rishi Sunak cancels Greek PM meeting 

Rishi Sunak cancels Greek PM meeting 

A significant diplomatic rift has surfaced between the British and Greek governments concerning the contentious issue of the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles.

UK PM Sunak dismisses interior minister amidst criticism

UK PM Sunak dismisses interior minister amidst criticism

British Premier Rishi Sunak dismissed his interior minister Suella Braverman, as part of a broader reshuffle following her criticism of the police`s handling of a pro-Palestinian march, according to a government source.