U.S. President Donald Trump has officially signed a decision to remove Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism, said Sudan’s Sovereign Council on October 23. Calling it a historical day for Sudan and its glorious revolution, the sovereign council, in a statement, said that the announcement regarding this will beContinue Reading

Amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 23, called on the international community to take “immediate action” to limit the spread of the novel Coronavirus quickly. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a news conference said, “The next few months are going to be very toughContinue Reading

US President Donald Trump has said that Sudan and Israel have agreed to normalize relations “President @realDonaldTrump has announced that Sudan and Israel have agreed to the normalization of relations— another major step toward building peace in the Middle East with another nation joining the Abraham Accords,” White House spokesperson Judd DeereContinue Reading

In its latest Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Sub-Saharan African economies face a slow recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and the region’s economic growth will fall behind the rest of the world next year. According to the IMF, in 2020, economic activity is expectedContinue Reading

The United States has condemned the military forces firing on unarmed protesters in Lagos. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted: “The United States strongly condemns incidents of military forces firing on unarmed protestors in Lagos. Those involved should be held to account under the law. We extend our condolencesContinue Reading

According to a press release by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, India will be hosting the third India-U.S. 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on 27 October 2020. U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper will be visiting India on 26-27 October 2020 to participate in theContinue Reading

The United Nations has launched the #PledgetoPause campaign to fight misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The campaign is based on research which indicates that taking a brief pause before sharing information can significantly lessen the inclination to share shocking or emotive material, and slow the spread of misinformation.  “During the #COVID19 pandemic, theContinue Reading

In a move to extend the bilateral New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) by one year, Russia has said that it is ready to freeze the existing number of nuclear warheads along with the United States. The Russian Foreign Ministry on October 20, announced the move saying, “This positionContinue Reading

Armenia and Azerbaijan on October 20, announced that the Foreign Ministers of both the nations will be meeting separately with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week. The move comes as the world powers seek to put a stop on fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh region. Even though both the nations have ruledContinue Reading

According to a new World Bank Group and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) analysis, an estimated one in six children – or 356 million globally – were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this is set to worsen significantly.  Global Estimate of Children in Monetary Poverty: An UpdateContinue Reading