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50 Nations Sign UN Nuclear Ban Treaty

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, or the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, is the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit...

Saudi Arabia Allow Woman To Drive

Saudi Arabia’s historic decision to allow women to drive won plaudits internationally and inside the conservative kingdom. King Salman’s decree, which takes effect next June,...

International Association of Lighthouse Authorities

The Union Cabinet of India has given its approval for International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) to change its status...

Disrespect of National Anthem Made Crime

Insulting the Chinese national anthem would now be a criminal offence. The national anthem is rooted in Chinese revolution. Recognizing China's anthem is to recognize the...

Qatar Restores Diplomatic Relations with Iran

Qatar has restored the full diplomatic relations with Iran send its ambassador back to Iran. Iran welcomed Qatar’s decision, has sent food to Qatar and...

Qatar Approves ‘Domestic Employment Law’

Qatar has introduced a new "Domestic Employment Law" that will provide legal protection for domestic workers, giving them more rights and control over their...

Prime Minister Re-elected in Papua New Guinea

Incumbent Peter O'Neill has been re-elected as prime minister of Papua New Guinea. O'Neill was sworn to a second five-year term after his People's National...

UN ‘Resolution 2371’ in News

Resolution 2371 (2017), adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on August 5, 2017, strengthens UN sanctions on North Korea in response to...

Chile Legalize Abortion

Chile's Constitutional Court has legalised abortion, ending the country's absolute ban on the procedure. Court ruling accepted the making abortion legal in cases of rape, threat...

Latest Rape Law Reforms in Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan

United Nations human rights body has welcomed the repeal of laws in Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan that allow rapists to avoid criminal prosecution by marrying...

Global Convention on Mercury Comes Into Effect

A ground-breaking global convention on mercury has comes into effect, protecting millions of children and infants from possible neurological and health damage. The Minamata Convention...

Iran’s President and Supreme Leader

Iran’s re-elected president Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in for his second term. Hassan Rouhani is the seventh and current President of Iran, a...