The G20 grouping held a meeting via video conferencing on April 15. The G20 group is currently lead by Saudi Arabia who hosted the meeting from Riyadh. The meeting was chaired by Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan. The G20 group has urged the World Bank and the International Monetary FundContinue Reading

In order to help Syria fight back the pandemic Covid-19, China has donated 2,016 COVID-19 test kits. The aid was extended by China on April 15 and an aircraft carrying the detection kits, landed at Damascus’ International Airport. The handover ceremony of the donated kits took place between the DeputyContinue Reading

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres on April 15 said that it is only the vaccine for COVID-19 that hold the potential to bring back “normalcy” across the globe. Antonio Guterres, while addressing a video conference with about 50 African nations which are the UN member states, said: “A safeContinue Reading

Pakistan has been facing the heat of the international organisations for not taking strict measures against those adopting discriminatory practices against the religious and ethnic minorities of the country. The situation of the minorities has been skeptical in Pakistan and the outbreak of the COVID-19 has only worsened their situationContinue Reading

With the emerging of three new cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just few days before the World Health Organization (WHO) was to declare the country Ebola free by lifting up the global emergency designation, the WHO has declared that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic ofContinue Reading

The Finance Ministers and the Central Bank Governors of the G20 block is to hold a meeting on April 15. Breaking the traditional norms of being held on the side-lines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington D.C., the G20 April meeting will beContinue Reading

The importance of the OPEC+ Ministerial meeting held via video conferencing on April 9 has been highlighted by Tarek al-Molla, Minister of Petroleum, Egypt. Talking of the meeting Tarek al-Molla said that the meeting came in “a decisive time, to restore the market and prices balance”. Tarek al-Molla said, “Egypt’sContinue Reading

To counter the demand cut as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns across the globe, the OPEC producers and its allies have agreed to cut output by around 10% of global supply. The OPEC+ group comprising of member producers and allies including Russia has agreed to cut output in May andContinue Reading

To fight back the pandemic, China is extending hand of support to poor and developing countries. As a recent measure, China will offer its support and resources to African countries, especially South Africa. Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had a telephonic conversation on April 8,Continue Reading

April 9, 2020, marks the 100th day since the World Health Organisation was notified of the first cases of “pneumonia with unknown cause” in China. In these 100-days period the coronavirus has impacted in the negative several countries worldwide. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, in his press brief throughContinue Reading