IRAN DENIES COMMUNICATING WITH BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

Tue 19 January 2021: Chief of Staff of the Iranian president’s office Mahmoud Vaezi denied on Monday media reports claiming that his country has been in contact with the incoming administration of US President-elect Joe Biden, Iran’s Tasnim News Agency reported. Vaezi told the agency that the Iranian policy with the new US administration would be: “Commitment in […]

THAI WOMAN GETS 43 YEARS IN JAIL FOR INSULTING MONARCHY

Tue 19 January 2021: A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a former civil servant to a record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country’s strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy, lawyers said. The criminal court sentenced the woman to 87 years in jail, however after confession, her sentence […]

SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC SERVANTS TO GET TRAINING ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Tue 19 January 2021: Public servants are set to receive training on innovation and management in the digital and data era, as well as leadership in a time of crisis. The training, which is part of improving the capacity of the State to better deliver services to the public, is a result of a partnership […]

KAMALA HARRIS RESIGNS FROM SENATE BEFORE INAUGURATION

Tue 19 January 2021: Kamala Harris, first female vice president in US history, will have power to cast tie-breaking votes in Senate US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Monday resigned from the Senate, two days before her inauguration alongside President-elect Joe Biden. “I would like to thank the people of California for the honor of […]

WHO COMMITTEE RULES AGAINST VACCINE PASSPORTS FOR TRAVELERS

Sat 16 January 2021: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was opposed “for the time being” to the introduction of certificates of vaccination — so-called “vaccine passports” — against COVID-19 as a condition for allowing international travellers entry into other countries. Several countries have already signalled their interest in producing vaccine passports […]

MUSLIM SCHOLARS CONDEMN GREEK ARCHBISHOP’S REMARKS

Tue 19 January 2021: A group of global Muslim scholars on Tuesday condemned recent Islamophobic remarks by the archbishop of Greece. The remarks “do not serve humanity,” said the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) in a statement, adding that they stem “from hidden grudges and a policy of double standards.” “The archbishop of Greece […]

PODCAST: DEEP DIVE INTO A 15-YEAR OPERATION

Sun 20 December 2020: In a nutshell, Indian Chronicles is: a 15 year-long operation running since 2005; 10+ UN Human Rights Council accredited NGOs, mostly resurrected; The resurrection of Prof. Louis B. Sohn, a prominent figure in human rights, deceased in 2006; Several identity thefts, including the name of Martin Schulz, former president of the European Parliament or […]

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