PENTAGON PREPARING REQUEST FOR EXTRA MILITARY AID FOR ISRAEL

Thu 17 June 2021: The US Defense Department is preparing a request for Congress to approve funds to replenish Israel’s air defense Iron Dome systems, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a congressional testimony on Thursday. “You will see a request,” Austin told the US Senate Committee on Appropriations.   Israel is reportedly asking $1 […]

TWENTY THREE AFGHAN TROOPS DEAD IN CLASHES WITH TALIBAN

Thu 17 June 2021: Clashes between the Afghan army forces and Taliban fighters in the Faryab province in the country’s north claimed at least 23 lives on the side of the armed forces, an anonymous security source told the TOLOnews outlet on Thursday. A clearing operation in the Dawlat Abad district launched by the security […]

ZAMBIA’S FIRST PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA DIES AT 97

Thu 17 June 2021: Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and liberation hero, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka where he was being treated for pneumonia, his son, Kambarage, said on Thursday. He was 97. Kaunda ruled Zambia from 1964, when the southern African nation won its independence from Britain, until 1991, and afterwards […]

RACIST LETTERS TELL MINORITIES IN UK TO ‘GO HOME’

Thu 17 June 2021: Black, Asian, and minority residents of the city of York, northeast England got racist letters saying that in the wake of Brexit, “foreigners” should leave, as “we won’t be happy until” they do. The suggestively threatening postal letters came to light on Twitter Thursday, when Bangladeshi journalist and human rights activist […]

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR 2021

Sat 12 June 2021: World Day Against Child Labour, which aims to spread awareness about the illegal employment practice and also talk about the ways to eradicate it completely, will be observed on Saturday by people across the globe. It was launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO), an agency of the United Nations, in […]

RACIST LETTERS TELL MINORITIES IN UK TO ‘GO HOME’

Thu 17 June 2021: Black, Asian, and minority residents of the city of York, northeast England got racist letters saying that in the wake of Brexit, “foreigners” should leave, as “we won’t be happy until” they do. The suggestively threatening postal letters came to light on Twitter Thursday, when Bangladeshi journalist and human rights activist […]

PODCAST | ARE VACCINE PASSPORTS NECESSARY OR DISCRIMINATORY?

Tue 15 June 2021: As coronavirus has spread across continents, our way of life has completely changed. Planes have ground to a halt, borders closed off and families separated. But now, as vaccination programmes surge ahead, the aviation industry is working with governments to try to secure safe and efficient ways to travel. A digital […]

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