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US general assured Taliban’s failure
Human Rights

US general assured Taliban’s failure

WASHINGTON: The chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff General Mark Milley assured that even if Taliban has good "strategic momentum", the victory of them is no where nearby. Nearly 20 years after the US toppled the Taliban regime in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and with the withdrawal of American-led foreign forces all but complete, the resurgent militants now control about half of Afghanistan's roughly 400 districts. But they have none of the country's densely populated main cities, Milley told a press conference. With the militants putting pressure on around half of the country's provincial capitals, Afghan troops are "consolidating their forces" to protect those major urban centers, he added. "They're taking an approach to protect the population, and most of the populat...
Tokyo: Protest against the human rights violation by Beijing, askes to boycott 2022 Beijing Olympics
Human Rights

Tokyo: Protest against the human rights violation by Beijing, askes to boycott 2022 Beijing Olympics

Tokyo, Japan: Protesters from all over the world gathered against the human rights violation by China, they also urged everyone to boycott 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. More than 30 persons protested for over an hour outside the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo today. The activists and concerned citizens highlighted that there were only 200 days to go for what they called the 'Genocide Olympics'. They pleaded for the world to act and save the lives of ethnic minorities inside mainland China, as also the political and civil rights of the people of Hong Kong. The protestors pointed out that while Japan would be conducting the beautiful Olympics in four days (from 23 July), China will hold its Genocide Olympics after 200 days. They also submitted a memorandum to the Chinese Embassy,...
Canada: Protesters Gather Outside Trudeau’s Office, Urge Him To Recognise Uyghur Genocide
China, Human Rights

Canada: Protesters Gather Outside Trudeau’s Office, Urge Him To Recognise Uyghur Genocide

Over 200 people across Canada on July 18 joined a rally outside PM Justin Trudeau’s office in Ottawa in a bid to call the Canadian government to take action to stop the Uyghur genocide in China. According to ANI, the demonstration was joined by women and children. An Uyghur Muslim, Bilal Malik, completed his 15-day march to Ottawa and reached Trudeau’s office to deliver a joint letter signed by various organisations, urging the Canadian government and Olympic committee to boycott the Beijing winter games, which is set to begin on February 4, 2022. Sunday’s protest was also against the 33 Canadian senators’ decision to not recognise the Uyghur genocide in China. A protester said that they were standing outside Trudeau’s office in a bid to tell the government that what they are doing is “un...
International Astronomy Competition held in Poland, Afghan girl won the award
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International Astronomy Competition held in Poland, Afghan girl won the award

Kabul, Afghanistan: Poland had organised an International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition, in which an Afghan female student from Herat won the competition. The competition held in the first week of July.The event was an international science competition that enables students from all countries to prove their skills and to unleash their creativity in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics.Participants from five countries, including India and Bangladesh, got prizes in the competition. According to the Afghan team, 225 participants and groups from 54 countries attended the competition. Members of the astronomy group–all of whom are girls– said the achievement provided them the opportunity to make further efforts toward their goals. “There were 225 astronomy groups from 54 cou...
The Chinese Communist Party Has Followed Sun Yat-sen’s Road Map
China, Human Rights

The Chinese Communist Party Has Followed Sun Yat-sen’s Road Map

But a century later, one of the striking accomplishments of the CCP is the degree to which it has fulfilled not Karl Marx’s dreams but those of Sun Yat-sen. Sun, a leader of the Revolution of 1911 who briefly became first president of the Republic of China in 1912, was no communist. But over his long career as a professional revolutionary, he sketched out many plans for how a strong government would develop China’s economy, achieve independence from the imperialist powers, and lead society toward democracy. With a great deal of razzle-dazzle, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is celebrating its centenary this month. Looking back on a century of party history, Chinese and foreigners alike emphasize themes of success, competence, ideological agility (or adaptability), and ruthlessness—or re...
Dozens Killed as South Africa Erupts
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Dozens Killed as South Africa Erupts

If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here . Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: At least 72 people die in South Africa unrest, the Biden administration is to issue a warning to U.S. businesses operating in Hong Kong , and French President Emmanuel Macron announces drawdown of troops in Africa’s Sahel region. Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: At least 72 people die in South Africa unrest, the Biden administration is to issue a warning to U.S. businesses operating in Hong Kong, and French President Emmanuel Macron announces drawdown of troops in Africa’s Sahel region. If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here. Looting Spreads Across South Africa At least 72 people have been killed i...
US envoy: Will continue to support Afghanistan govt even after completion of military withdrawal
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US envoy: Will continue to support Afghanistan govt even after completion of military withdrawal

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: US said that they will support Afghanistan even after the completion of the withdrawal process. In the said Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad. “We will continue to support the Afghanistan government. We have said that when forces withdraw which is going on, we will support Afghanistan’s security forces. The president’s budget is for 3.3 billion dollars in assistance to the Afghan security force. We will provide economic assistance, diplomatic assistance, humanitarian assistance,” Khalilzad said. “We are active in terms of building support, engaging ourselves, with United Nations, with neighbours, with big powers, with our allies, developed countries who have resources to support post-peace Afghanistan with ...
Senior Biden officials considered the possibility of the lab origins of the coronavirus
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Senior Biden officials considered the possibility of the lab origins of the coronavirus

Washington: Senior Biden administration officials overseeing an intelligence who were not aagreeing with the lab origin of the coronavirus has not believed it to be as true as the possibility of the natural origin of it. Still, more than halfway into President Joe Biden's renewed 90-day push to find answers, the intelligence community remains firmly divided over whether the virus leaked from the Wuhan lab or jumped naturally from animals to humans in the wild, multiple sources familiar. Little new evidence has emerged to move the needle in one direction or another, these people said. But the fact that the lab leak theory is being seriously considered by top Biden officials is noteworthy and comes amid a growing openness to the idea even though most scientists who...
In Bosnia, Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied
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In Bosnia, Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

Last month, two former Serbian officials in the longest running international war crimes case in history were finally convicted of “aiding and abetting” war crimes in Bosnia and Croatia. Jovica Stanisic, the former head of Serbia’s state security apparatus, and Franko “Frenki” Simatovic, his deputy, were among the final cases heard by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), established by the United Nations in 1993 to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity. Former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, the Yugoslav leader who was the main architect of the bloody 1990s Balkan wars, defied justice in a dramatic way. He died in a Hague tribunal prison cell in March 2006 before he was set to receive a verdict at his trial. For many Bosnians, his escape f...
The Other Side of Angela Merkel
China, Human Rights, Politics

The Other Side of Angela Merkel

This summer, as the pandemic eases and Europe opens again for business and pleasure, the Merkel era will end. After her 16-year reign as Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel deserves admiration and praise on many counts. When she made history in the fall of 2005 as the first woman to be elected chancellor, unemployment stood at just over 11 percent, and Germany was widely disparaged as the “sick man of Europe.” Doctoral students on both sides of the Atlantic were writing dissertations trying to uncover the roots of Germany’s malaise and were asking what it was about the country that made it so hard to reform. Four Merkel cabinets later, German unemployment stands at 6 percent (and would be even lower if not for the pandemic), and no one doubts Germany’s political, financial, and economic le...