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Extremists taking advantage of global COVID-19 lockdowns to recruit youths online: UN chief Antonio Guterres Geneva: UN chief Antonio Guterres alerted the world that extremist groups are taking advantage of the COVID-19 lockdowns and have intensified their efforts to recruit youths online by exploiting their anger and despair through social media. 29-Apr-2020
Five Chinese nationals were arrested for chatting about Huawei sales to Iran: Reports Beijing: China allegedly detained five of its citizens over their private chats on a social media platform on the technology giant Huawei's sales to Iran, media reports said. 28-Apr-2020
‘Toxic lockdown culture’ of repressive coronavirus measures hits most vulnerable New York: Disturbing details have emerged from dozens of countries that a “toxic lockdown culture” against the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted drastically on society’s most vulnerable members, the UN human rights Office (OHCHR) said on Monday. The development follows UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s call last week for States not to use the COVID crisis as a pretext for repressive measures, in which he urged Governments to recognize that the threat was the “virus, not people”. 28-Apr-2020
Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well': South Korea Washington: South Korea on Monday said North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is "alive and well." 27-Apr-2020
China rejects international investigation demand into the origins of coronavirus: Report London: China has rejected demands for an independent international investigation to trace the roots of novel coronavirus, which has claimed over two lakh (two hundred thousand) lives across the globe and forced the world to go under an unprecedented lockdown, a BBC report said. 26-Apr-2020
UN ‘fully mobilized’ to support the Sudanese people, Security Council hears New York: The “exceptional circumstances” of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the peace process in Sudan as well as the drawing down of the United Nations mission there, the head of UN peacekeeping updated the Security Council on Friday. 25-Apr-2020
Canada finds one million respirators acquired from China unfit to combat COVID-19 Toronto: Canada's public health authority has said around one million KN95 respirators acquired from China have failed to meet federal Covid-19 standards which can be used by health workers working on the frontline. 24-Apr-2020
COVID-19 catastrophe: US state of Missouri sues China for lies Missouri: The Midwestern US state of Missouri on Tuesday sued China for spreading the novel coronavirus worldwide with its suppression of facts. 22-Apr-2020
China wants authoritarianism as democracy Washington: Former United States National Security Advisor (NSA) H. R. McMaster warned the world that China has become a threat to the world due to its Communist leaders who are promoting a closed, authoritarian model as an alternative to other democratic governments and free-market economies. 21-Apr-2020
British lawmakers to probe advisers who help China target British businesses London: British lawmakers have called for a probe against the political figures and advisers who profit by helping the Chinese government to target British businesses. 21-Apr-2020
Advantage COVID-19: China takes 'aggressive' stance on South China Sea, Vietnam voices concern Hanoi: While the world calls out China for its role in the global transmission of COVID-19, the Asian giant is following an aggressive stance on South China Sea (SCS) region drawing protest from Vietnam which asked Beijing to maintain its sovereignty. 21-Apr-2020
France summons Chinese envoy on COVID-19 comment, German newspaper criticise Xi over handling pandemic crisis Paris: Amid growing discontent against China internationally over the alleged epicentre of COVID-19 being Wuhan city and reports of silencing information on the death toll due in the country, the French foreign office recently summoned the Chinese ambassador, Lu Shaye, to express its deep disapproval about Chinese diplomats’ claims that France had left its older citizens to die, media reports said. 21-Apr-2020
Israeli scientist claims COVID-19 vaccine is two-third ready Jerusalem: Giving a ray of hope to the world, an Israeli scientist has claimed that he is two-thirds into developing a vaccine for COVID-19. 20-Apr-2020
Britain spends £16m by ordering flawed COVID-19 testing kits from China London: Britain found themselves in midst of trouble, like many other Western nations earlier claimed, after the country paid two Chinese companies an estimated £16 million for two million COVID-19 antibody tests that officials later on found were not accurate enough to be rolled out. 19-Apr-2020
French Prez Emmanuel Macron questions China's handling of COVID-19 outbreak Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned China's way of handling COVID-19 outbreak by saying that things "happened that we don't know about". 18-Apr-2020
ISIS claims responsibility for blowing up boats in Maldives Male: Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility of blowing up five boats at Mahibadhoo harbour in Maldives on Wednesday, at a time when the world is busy combating COVID-19 outbreak. 18-Apr-2020
UN human rights office calls for compassion following Rohingya deaths at sea New York: The UN human rights office (OHCHR), is calling for compassion for people desperately seeking shelter, after 30 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar died on a boat in the Bay of Bengal that had spent nearly two months at sea. 18-Apr-2020
US says China may have conducted low-level nuclear test blasts, Beijing rejects Washington: The United States recently claimed that China may have secretly conducted a low-yield underground nuclear test, an accusation that might further deteriorate the relationship between Washington and Beijing, which has been badly hit over the recent COVID-19 outbreak. 17-Apr-2020
Taiwan makes public December email to WHO showing caution about COVID-19 outbreak Taipei: Giving more fuel to the suspicion of the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s collusion with China over the COVID-19 outbreak, Taiwan has recently released an email which was sent to the organisation cautioning it of the pandemic virus. 17-Apr-2020
Australian city Wagga Wagga moves to sever ties with sister city in China Sydney: In what can be seen as a step taken by the international community to start the process of social distancing against Beijing, the place from where the lethal COVID-19 disease first originated, the Australian city of Wagga Wagga has moved to formally sever ties with its sister city in China, media reports said. 16-Apr-2020
Former M16 head Robert John Sawers targets China, WHO over COVID-19 outbreak London: The former head of the United Kingdom's foreign intelligence service has targeted China and the World Health Organization over the COVID-19 outbreak and said both should bear responsibility for a flawed response to the disease that has now reached nearly all corners of the globe. 16-Apr-2020
COVID-19: UK MPs to summon China-owned firm, reports BBC London: British MPs might summon a leading UK-based firm, which has a Chinese connection, to answer questions related to security concerns, media reports said. 15-Apr-2020
COVID-19: Major relief airlift will reach ‘most vulnerable’ African nations New York: The first of the UN’s “Solidarity Flights” carrying urgently needed medical equipment to Africa, has arrived in Addis Ababa, agencies said on Tuesday. 15-Apr-2020
Xi Jinping govt faces diplomatic crisis after reports of mistreatment of Africans in China surfaces Beijing: China is facing a major diplomatic crisis in Africa as several nations have now voiced their concerns amid reports that African nationals are facing COVID-19 related racial discrimination in the East Asian country. 13-Apr-2020
Spanish leader slams China for misinformation regarding COVID-19 Beijing: A senior Spanish member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chairman of the Conservatives Group, Herman Tertsch, has hammered China for spreading misinformation regarding COVID-19 outbreak which has claimed lives across the globe in recent times. 13-Apr-2020
Africans nationals facing widespread harassment in China in the wake of Covid-19: Reports Wuhan: After emerging as the epicentre of the COVID-19 disease, reports are now emerging that African students and expatriates in China are facing evictions from their homes and are being mistreated over fears they might spread the novel coronavirus. 12-Apr-2020
Experts warn of China trying to take advantage of Covid-19 situation, Japan moves to shift production Beijing: With China claiming that it is significantly recovering from COVID-19 crisis while other nations, including the UK and the US are struggling to contain the virus, some experts believe Beijing is trying to exploit the situation to its own advantage. 10-Apr-2020
Coronavirus-driven debt crisis threatens poor countries already at risk, says UN report New York: As governments struggle to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, billions of people living in countries teetering on the brink of economic collapse are being threatened further by a looming debt crisis, according to a new UN report released on Thursday. 10-Apr-2020
Brazil's Minister feels COVID-19 outbreak is Beijing's plan for 'world domination', China resists statement Sao Paolo: Brazil's education minister Abraham Weintraub recently voiced his doubts that the COVID-19 outbreak, which first occurred in China, will benefit Beijing's “plan for world domination”. 09-Apr-2020
5G: British politician sceptical about UK accepting Chinese COVID-19 aid London: British politician and broadcaster Nigel Paul Farage feels that accepting COVID-19 aid from China may lead Beijing having a hand in UK's 5G network. 09-Apr-2020
Children vulnerable to abuse and violence during coronavirus lockdowns, UN experts warn New York: Independent UN human rights experts have called on States to boost child protection measures to help safeguard the welfare of millions of children who may be more exposed to violence, sale, trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 08-Apr-2020
UN backs global action to end violence against women and girls amid COVID-19 crisis New York: The United Nations is advocating immediate global action to end all forms of violence against women and girls in the midst of a global upsurge related to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. 07-Apr-2020
Covid-19: China now faces 'compensation' heat, London-based ICJ moves UNHRC London: The London-based International Council of Jurists (ICJ) has moved the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to seek compensation from China for "surreptitiously developing a biological weapon capable of mass destruction", media reports said. 05-Apr-2020
Burkina Faso crisis and COVID-19 concerns highlight pressure on Sahel food security New York: Food insecurity levels in the Sahel region are “spiralling out of control”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, as it expressed concerns about the potential impact on humanitarian supply chains because of restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 03-Apr-2020
Mockery of justice: Daniel Pearl Washington: At a time when the world is fighting against the COVID-19 outbreak, Pakistan is busy letting terrorists go free. This is evident from the fact when a court in Sindh on Thursday commuted the death sentence of Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh- who was convicted 18 years ago for abducting and murdering the South Asia bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal Daniel Pearl- to seven years, prompting the slain scribe's father call the move a 'mockery of justice'. 03-Apr-2020
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