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Azerbaijan President Appoints Wife as Vice-President

Azerbaijan's president Ilham Aliyev, appointed his wife Mehriban as the first vice president. The position of Vice-President was created after a constitutional referendum in...

Famine Declared in South Sudan

A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The...

Pakistani Senate Passes Hindu Marriage Bill

Pakistani Hindu community will have a personal law for the first time as the Senate has passed 'The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017'. Main Provisions: In accordance...

Gambia Cancels its Withdrawal from ICC

West African nation Gambia has now formally informed the United Nations that it is reversing its request to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. United...

Bolivia Opens Museum in Honor of President

Bolivia opened a $7 million museum dedicated to President Evo Morales at Morales's birthplace of Orinoca high up in the deserts of the Bolivian antiplano. Morales...

Switzerland Votes to Relax its Citizenship Rules

People in Switzerland have voted to relax the country’s strict citizenship rules, making it easier for third-generation immigrants to become Swiss. Initial projections suggest that...

Japan Eases Rules for Skilled Foreigners

It will now take just one-two years for skilled foreigners to get permanent residency in Japan as opposed to five years. The relaxation of the...

USA Bans Entry from Muslim Nations

U.S. President Donald Trump has banned people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the nation for 90 days and suspended admission of refugees for...

Right to Information Comes into Force in Sri Lanka

Right to Information (RTI) Act has come into force in Srilanka from 3rd february 2017. Main Provisions: 1) Only citizens of Sri Lanka can seek and obtain...

WTO IP Rules Amended to Facilitate Medicines for Healthcare

The amendment to the WTO Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement marks the first time since the organization opened its doors...

News Sanctions Imposed by USA on Iran

USA slapped new sanctions on Iranian entities after the Iran conducted latest missile test. US President Trump put Iran “on notice” for its alleged destabilising behaviour and...

Iran Conducts New Missile Test

Iran had tested a new missile. Iran test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile and it exploded after travelling 630 miles (1,010 km). According to Iran, did not...

USA Withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order formally withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, following through on a...

Myanmar Crackdown Over Rohingya in News

The Rohingya persecution in Myanmar refers to the ongoing military crackdown by the Myanmar military forces on Rohingya Muslims in the country's western region...