India Criticises UfC Model for UNSC Reform, Says 21st Century World Desperately Needs UN 2.0

Last Updated: March 21, 2024, 00:51 IST New York, United States of America (USA) The UNSC currently consists of five permanent members – China, France, Russia, the UK and the US. (Reuters) India criticises Uniting for Consensus group’s model for UN Security Council reform, advocating for a more representative and credible UN 2.0 India has … Read more

Putin Starts Recruiting For New Armed Force For Africa, Replacing Wagner; West Loses Key Arena?

Published on Jan 31, 2024 12:16 AM IST Even as the West focuses on conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, Russia President Vladimir Putin appears to have turned his attention to another key arena – Africa. Putin has reportedly started recruitments for an armed force to be deployed in several “friendly” countries across the … Read more

Elon Musk Terms India Not Having Permanent Seat In UNSC As ‘Absurd’ | World News

Tesla founder and owner of social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Elon Musk today criticised the structure of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) saying that India not having a permanent seat in the grouping is ‘absurd’. Musk made the remarks while replying to a post of American-Israeli businessman Michael Eisenberg who confronted Secretary-General of … Read more

Africa’s extreme, urgent crises fall out of focus as global attention drifts

However, the Central African Republic has occupied a place in this sad list every year, emphasised David Mutua, Care spokesperson for the African regions. Angola in extreme distress The aid organization commissioned the media monitoring service Meltwater to examine 5 million online articles in Arabic, German, English, French and Spanish from 1 January 1 to … Read more

Cocoa prices surge past $4,000/tonne in New York, highest since 1978

Cocoa prices topped $4,000 per tonne in New York on Friday, 10 November, the highest since 1978, as the outlook of poor crop harvests across West Africa has been a bullish factor pushing prices higher this week. There is also an increasing risk that El Nino-induced weather disturbances could cause the global cocoa market to … Read more

The Militia at the Center of the Darfur Genocide Kills Hundreds in Sudan

Listen to article (2 minutes) The gunmen arrived on motorcycles and in the backs of Toyota pickups, brandishing Kalashnikovs and dressed in the telltale sand-colored uniforms of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces militia. Over three days they killed hundreds of men and teenage boys in a Darfur refugee camp, according to witnesses, local human-rights groups and … Read more

Push to Free Israeli Hostages in Gaza Hindered by Mistrust, Anger, Confusion

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 12:48 am ET In the days after Hamas militants stormed into Israel, killing at least 1,200 people and kidnapping scores of others, Egyptian officials spent hours on the phone with the Islamist group’s leaders pressing a seemingly simple question: How many Israeli hostages did they hold? Hamas didn’t have an answer. … Read more

Russia Turns to Longtime Arms Customers to Boost War Arsenal 

Listen to article (2 minutes) Russia has sought to retrieve parts from defense systems it had exported to countries such as Pakistan, Egypt, Belarus and Brazil, as it tries to replenish the enormous stocks of weapons being expended for the war in Ukraine. Last April, a delegation of Russian officials visiting Cairo asked Egyptian President … Read more

Foreign Nationals Start to Leave Gaza at Egyptian Border

Updated Nov. 2, 2023 2:17 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Foreign nationals and wounded Palestinians crossed into Egypt from Gaza on Wednesday, Egyptian and U.S. officials said, with more than 400 people—including some Americans—allowed to leave in a major diplomatic breakthrough. President Biden said he expected that more American citizens would be allowed … Read more

How to make Uber & Co. treat workers right

Uma Rani from the ILO explains that while such government responses can be successful, they are still rare. Most of the regulations aimed at improving the working conditions of platform workers have only been introduced in recent years. Successful approaches differ by region. In Europe and the US, the focus is primarily on granting drivers a clear employment … Read more