Turkey Announces Troop Withdrawal From Iraq

Current Affairs: Turkey said it would pull its troops out of northern Iraq after US President Barack Obama urged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to...

UN Endorses Syria Peace Plan

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution endorsing an international road map for a Syria peace process. The resolution gives a UN blessing...

IMF Approves $500 Million Aid To Pakistan

The IMF approved nearly USD 500 million in its latest tranche of financial assistance to Pakistan. A decision in this regard was taken by the...

Security Council Gives UN Major Role in Syria

In its first resolution to focus on the politics of ending Syria’s five-year-long war, the Security Council gave the United Nations an enhanced role...

European Parliament Sanctions on Maldives

Current Affairs: The European Parliament has called upon the European Union (EU) and its member states to launch “targeted sanctions” against “certain members” of...

African Union Troops To Burundi

Current Affairs: The African Union's Peace and Security Council (PSC) has agreed to send troops to stop violence in Burundi after talks in which...

WhatsApp Back Online in Brazil

Current Affairs: WhatsApp is back online in Brazil. A Brazilian judge has struck down a lower court ruling that temporarily blocked the popular messaging...

UNSC Resolution on Islamic State Funding

Current Affairs: The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to cut off funds for the Islamic State the extremist group, in a firmer...

World Summit on the Information Society

Current Affairs: With the curtain closed on the two-day review by the United Nations General Assembly of the outcomes of the World Summit on...

Iran Violated UN Ban

Current Affairs: A UN team of sanctions monitors said that Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution in October by test firing a missile...

Saudi Arabia Opens Embassy in Iraq

Saudi Arabia reopened its embassy in Baghdad (Iraq), after 25 years. The Saudi consulate in the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Erbil will...

South African Removes Finance Minister

Current Affairs: South Africa's president has appointed the Pravin Gordhan as his third finance minister within a week. He replaces the little-known David van Rooyen...

Women Elected First Time in Saudi Arabia

Saudi voters elected 20 women for local government seats, after women voted and ran in elections for the first time in the country’s history. The...

China Deliver Warships To Bangladesh

China has delivered two most advanced corvette class warships with ability to sail at a maximum speed of 25.5 knots on the high seas...

Turkey Fines Twitter

Current Affairs: Turkey has imposed a fine of TRY 150,000 ($50,700) on Twitter for allowing the publication of content deemed to justify terror. The Information...

Mexico Issues Permit To Grow Marijuana

Mexican health authorities issued the first permit allowing four individuals to grow and smoke their own marijuana. The Mexican Supreme Court opened the door to...

Gambia Declares Itself an ‘Islamic State’

Current Affairs: Gambia’s President has declared his country an Islamic republic. Mr. Jammeh made the declaration at a political rally in the coastal village...

First International Day of Victims of Genocide

Current Affairs: The United Nations on December 9, marked the first International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of...

UNSC Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security

The United Nations Security Council  adopted a historic resolution on youth, peace and security that urges greater representation by young men and women in...

Bangladesh Lifts Ban on Facebook

Bangladesh lifted a ban on Facebook after it was imposed for security reasons few days ago. The government banned Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber blocked last...

Mexico To Cut Greenhouse Gases

Mexico's government announced $23 billion in investments to modernize its refineries to slash greenhouse gas emissions produced by oil-processing facilities and gasoline. President Enrique Pena...

Russia Launches Submarine Attacks on Syria

Russian military had launched strikes in Syria for the first time from a submarine stationed in the Mediterranean. Russian strikes had been aimed at "two...

Facebook Lifts Ban From Tsu

Facebook has lifted a ban that blocked material from Tsu.co, a small rival challenging the world's largest social network's financial dependence on free content...

UN Security Council Resolution on IS Attacks

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution, calling on all countries to coordinate efforts to prevent further terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS)...

UN Panel on Affordable Healthcare

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the establishment of 15-member High-Level Panel on health technology innovation and access, in an effort to escalate...

Trust Fund Launched for Migrant Crisis

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker launched an emergency trust fund for providing stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in...

APEC Unveils Financial Infrastructure Development Network

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies formally launched an initiative that will make financial services accessible to more micro, small and medium-enterprises (MSMEs). Launched...

Fiji Gets New President

Jioji Konrote was sworn in to become Fiji's fifth president since the Pacific island country's independence in 1970. Konrote took his oath of office at...

UN Agreement on Radio Spectrum

Agreement on Radio Spectrum has been reached at the United Nations World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum to allow...

Opposition Secures 490 Seats in Myanmar Elections

According to Election Commission of Myanmar, the opposition party led by Aung San Suu Kyi, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has secured a...

Maldives Lifts Emergency

Maldives lifted a state of emergency declared by the president earlier this month, saying security had improved after the authorities detained individuals and seized...

UNESCO Rejects Kosovo Membership

UNESCO has rejected Kosovo’s bid for membership yesterday after Kosovo failed to receive the support of two-thirds of the body’s member nations. Out of 142...

China Taiwan Hold Historic Talks

Taiwan and China have held historic talks after a gap of 66 years, between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou...

Facebook Joins $300-Billion Club

Facebook, the 11-year-old social media company founded by Mark Zuckerberg surpassed the $300-billion mark in market capitalisation. Facebook became the seventh most valuable firm in...

Sierra Leone Declared Ebola Free

World Health Organization has announced that Sierra Leone is free of the Ebola virus. West African nation’s epidemic was declared over yesterday at a ceremony...

Green Climate Fund Approves Investments

Meeting ahead of the United Nations climate conference in Paris, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board, announced that it approved $168 million of its...

Tanzania’s Gets New President

John Magufuli was sworn as Tanzania's new President. Magufuli's win in the October 25 poll with over 58 percent of votes. The new president is...

Maldives Vice President Impeached

The Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb is impeached over his alleged role in a blast on the President  Abdulla Yameen's speedboat. Yameen and First Lady were...

Arab League, EU Sign Crisis Management Protocol

The Arab League and the EU have jointly signed a cooperation protocol for launching the second phase of a project that aims at boosting...

Romanian PM Resigns: International Affairs

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announced his resignation over a fire tragedy that has killed 32 people and injured more than 180 others. He resigned...

Maldives Declares Emergency

Maldives government has declared a state of emergency for a period of 30 days citing threat to national security. The declaration by President Abdulla Yameen...

Morales Elected Guatemala President

Former comedian Jimmy Morales has been elected as Guatemala President. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal reported that Morales got about 72 percent of the votes. The...

10th WTO Ministerial Conference

The WTO is an international intergovernmental organization dealing with the formulation and implementation of international trade rules. It also deals with the arbitration of...

Cuba USA Business Council Meeting

The U.S.-Cuba Business Council held a meeting to forge links between the business sectors of both countries and identify investment opportunities. The meeting of the...

AKP Wins in Turkey Elections

Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored a stunning victory, by winning parliamentary majority in latest polls. The party, founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

Iraq PM Declares Emergency

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared an emergency in areas overwhelmed by heavy rain that has caused widespread flooding and multiple deaths. Iraq was...

China Criminalize Rape of Male

The sexual assault of men, which was not previously listed as an offense under Chinese law, is now a crime after an amendment to...

Caribbean Now Enriched Uranium Free

The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that Jamaica completed the conversion of its research reactor to low enriched uranium this month,...

Tourism Growth 4.3% in 2015

According to the United Nations World Tourism Barometer, the number of tourists travelling the world during the first eight months of this year reached...

China Boycott International Arbitration Court

China said that it will continue boycotting proceedings at an international arbitration court over a territorial dispute with the Philippines. The Permanent Court of Arbitration...

China Stops One-Child Policy

China has announced the end of its one-child policy. From now, all couples would be allowed two children. Introduced in 1979, the One-Child Policy...

Human Rights Council New Memebers

The United Nations General Assembly elected 18 new members of the UN Human Rights Council through a secret ballot. The Human Rights Council is an...

Changes in Japan’s Defence Policy

Japan has abandoned the 70-year-long pacifism it had maintained since the end of World War II as the parliament last month enacted a controversial...

UN Resolution to End Embargo Against Cuba

The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to adopt a resolution, calling for ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States...

US Senate Passes Cybersecurity Bill

US Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) bill that is being considered a critical step forward in addressing cyber threats and ensuring...

Nepal Gets First Woman President

Communist leader Vidya Devi Bhandari was elected as Nepal's first woman President by the parliament, weeks after it adopted a new landmark Constitution that...

EU Leaders Agree on 17 Point Plan of Action

Leaders of countries along the Western Balkans migration route have agreed on a 17-point action plan to deal with the influx of migrants into...

IS Blows up Palmyra to Execute People

The Islamic State jihadist group executed three people in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra by binding them to three historic columns and blowing them...

Earthquake Rocks Afghanistan Pakistan and India

A powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude centred in Afghanistan, has killed over 150 people. At least 135 people have died in Pakistan and over...

Pakistan Appoints New National Security Advisor

Sartaj Aziz was removed from the post of National Security Advisor of Pakistan. In his place, Retired Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua has been...

World Lights up in Blue to mark UN Anniversary

From Australia to Azerbaijan, Indonesia to Iraq, Saudi Arabia to South Sudan, some 250 sites around the world will be lit in ‘UN blue’...

Czech and NATO Signs Cyber Security Pact

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cyber defence cooperation was signed on Monday (12 October 2015) between NATO, represented by Assistant Secretary General...

USA Russia Sign MoU on Air Safety

U.S. and Russian military officials signed a memorandum of understanding that includes steps their pilots should take to avoid an inadvertent clash over Syria...

Justin Trudeau is Canada’s New PM

Canadians voted for a sharp change in their government resoundingly ending Conservative Stephen Harper's near-decade in office. The Liberals were elected or were leading in...

Typhoon Koppu Hits Philippines

In Philippines, Typhoon Koppu has slammed into the main island of Luzon, destroying homes and displacing around 10,000 people. Disaster management officials warned of...

Greek Parliament Approves Reform Bill

Greek Parliament approved a bill containing a set of prior actions the country pledged to its international creditors in order to unlock the next...

Iranian Parliament Approves Nuclear Deal

It was another momentous day in the recent history of Iran when the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) approved the nuclear deal to implement which was...

Myanmar Signs Ceasefire Agreement With Rebels

Myanmar has signed a peace deal  formally called the Nationwide Cease-fire Agreement, with armed rebel groups. The government has signed a ceasefire deal with eight...

New Security Council Members Elected

In one round of voting the United Nations General Assembly elected Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay to serve as non-permanent members on the...

China Opens Border with Nepal

China has reopened China-Nepal Jilong border that had been closed since the spring after being damaged during an earthquake. More than 400 trucks loaded with...

Opium Cultivation in Afganistan Declines

According to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures, opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is decreased 19 per cent in 2015, compared to the previous...

Europe’s Migration Policy in Danger

UNHCR has warned that Europe’s 'narrow, exclusion-focused policies' have clearly failed. It urged the European Union to make certain that upcoming policy discussions...

Poverty to Fall below 10 Percent in 2015

The World Bank announced that extreme poverty is likely to fall to below 10% this year, “giving fresh evidence that a quarter-century-long sustained reduction...

Migrant Crisis of Europe in News

The European migrant crisis arose through the rising number of refugees, and migrants coming to the European Union, across the Mediterranean Sea or Southeast...

70th United Nations General Assembly Concluded

The United Nations General Assembly wound up its 70th annual General Debate on 3rd October, attended by the highest number of Heads of State...

Mauritania Passes New Anti-Slavery Law

A new anti-slavery law in Mauritania has recently been adopted by the Mauritanian National Assembly. Mauritania became the last country to abolish slavery 34...

China To Build $10b Nuclear Plants in Pak

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated construction work on a China-backed $10 billion nuclear power project near Karachi to add 1,100 MW to the...

Egypt Approves Anti-Terrorism Law

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi approved a new anti-terrorism law. The new law, which came weeks after President Sisi vowed harsher laws following the assassination...