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Monthly Archives: February, 2021

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FIRST MUSLIM PARTY LEADER OF A BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY: Anas Sarwar wins Scottish Labour leadership election.

Anas Sarwar Member of the Scottish Parliament has been named leader of the Scottish Labour Party, beating Monica Lennon by 57.6 per cent to...

Boko Haram insurgents abduct travelers on Maiduguri-Damaturu highway

Maiduguri, Nigeria (CU) _ Suspected Boko Haram fighters have abducted many travelers yesterday on the Maiduguri-Damaturu main highway and attacked people travelling from Yobe...

Mosquitoes immune to chemicals found in Northern Uganda

Uganda (CU)_ Researchers have found that mosquitoes have become immune to certain chemicals that are used to kill them during an indoor residual spray...

What trade deals has the UK done since Brexit?

LONDON (CU)_On Christmas Eve last year, the United Kingdom and the European Union agreed on a new trade agreement which would set out the...

BIDEN’S MASSIVE COVID RELIEF RESCUE PACKAGE NARROWLY PASSES HOUSE VOTE

N Joseph In Washington DC In a closely watched vote, in the House of Representatives, President Biden achieved a narrow 7 vote majority with 219...

India, Pakistan agree to immediate ceasefire along the LOC

By Elishya Perera ISLAMABAD (CU)_India and Pakistan have agreed to immediately cease military hostilities along the Line of Control (LOC) in the disputed region of...

India, Bangladesh to start biweekly passenger train from March 26

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CU)_ As part of Bangladesh's golden jubilee independence celebrations, the passenger train between India's New Jalpaiguri (NJP) in West Bengal and Dhaka...

Bajaj Auto becomes world’s most valuable two-wheeler company

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CU)_ Bajaj Auto has become the world's most valuable two-wheeler company with a market capitalization of over $13.6 billion. The recent recognition...

UK and EU fail to break deadlock over Irish Sea border

LONDON (CU)_The leaders of the United Kingdom and the European Union have failed to break the deadlock over matters centred around Brexit arrangements for...

Ghana becomes first country to receive a shipment of vaccines through COVAX

ACCRA, Ghana (CU)_Ghana became the first country to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the World Health Organization's COVAX program on Wednesday (Feb 24). According to a...

Australia passes landmark law to make Google and Facebook pay for news

MELBOURNE, Australia (CU)_Australia's laws that require Google and Facebook to pay for news are ready to take effect, although the architect of the laws...

World’s largest cricket stadium renamed after PM Modi

AHMEDABAD, India (CU)_The world's largest cricket stadium was renamed after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (Feb 24), just hours before India's third...

Facebook exploring potential news licensing agreements in Canada

MONTRÉAL, Québec (CU)_Social media giant Facebook is currently exploring potential licensing agreements with Canadian media outlets, in order to expand its investment in local...

China, Papua New Guinea and Australia’s Backyard Blues

By Dr. Binoy Kampmarrk Clever diplomacy rarely involves total commitment or unqualified fidelity to any one state.  Treacherous waters require careful navigation, an understanding of...

Morons, Vaccines and Tennis: Booing at the Australian Open

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark It was a fittingly poor conclusion to a tournament that risked being cancelled, run to ground, or even rendered stillborn.  The...

UAE investors join webinar for investment opportunities in the Maldives

ABU DHABI, UAE (CU)_In collaboration with the Embassy of the Maldives in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) arranged...

IJN turns to sound wave technology to treat severe atherosclerosis

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CU)_ National Heart Institute has revealed a latest innovative technology to treat heart patients with severe atherosclerosis. The technique known as...

A-level and GCSE results in England to be decided by teachers

By Elishya Perera LONDON (CU)_GCSEs and A-levels cancelled in England on account of the pandemic will be replaced by grades decided by teachers, the Education...

US report on Khashoggi death expected to single out Saudi Crown Prince, sources reveal

By Elishya Perera WASHINGTON (CU)_A declassified intelligence assessment by the United States, expected to be released on Thursday (Feb 25), would reveal Saudi Crown Prince...

At UNHRC, India counters Pak, Turkey & OIC remarks on J&K

NEW DELHI (CU)_During the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council, India countered remarks made by Pakistan, Turkey and the Organisation of Islamic...
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