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Expo 2020 Dubai committee review, praise visitor numbers

Khaleej Times 23 Oct 2021
Chaired by Manuel Salchli, Chair of the Expo 2020 Dubai Steering Committee and Commissioner General for Switzerland at Expo 2020, the committee which comprises Commissioners General from 34 countries, praised Expo 2020's spectacular Opening Ceremony and congratulated the UAE and ...

Letters: Powell 'would have been a great president'

The Florida Times Union 23 Oct 2021
The general was a problem solver and worked right up until the end of his life.   However, the general clearly wasn't happy with the current direction of our country ... If all the current "leadership" were Gen Colin Powell clones … the division growing in our country would not exist ... The general understood this.

North Koreans facing food shortages, collapses in livelihoods: UN investigator

Hindustan Times 23 Oct 2021
Even though North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has recognized the “grim” food situation and is investing in efforts to prevent starvation in the country, the border closure has put the lifesaving humanitarian work of the United Nations and other international actors on halt.

UN investigator: North Korea has never been more isolated

Info News 23 Oct 2021
Tomás Ojea Quintana told the General Assembly’s human rights committee and an earlier news conference that North Koreans are facing food shortages and collapses in their livelihoods, and the most vulnerable children and elderly people are at risk of starvation ... In his final report to the General Assembly after six years as the U.N.

Countrywide protests against high prices

The News International 23 Oct 2021
The House was informed that since May 2019, Pakistan has adopted a market-based flexible exchange rate system, where the exchange rate is determined by the market demand and supply conditions and the trend in the exchange rate is generally a reflection of external balance of payment conditions of the country.

Peper column: Remembering Colin Powell

The Post and Courier 23 Oct 2021
Couldn’t help but notice all the American flags at half-staff the past few days as the country honored the passing of former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell ... These men and women were part of the Greatest Generation who played a huge part in making this country a world power ... At the center of it all, was General Powell.

Foreign Secretary Shringla discusses defence cooperation, Afghanistan with UK CDS General Carter

Beijing News 23 Oct 2021
"Foreign Secretary @harshvshringla met General Sir Nicholas Carter, UK Chief of Defence Staff ... "Received UK CDS General Nicholas Carter ... On Thursday, UK CDS General Carter called on his Indian counterpart General Bipin Rawat and discussed the way forward to enhance the defence cooperation between the two countries.

‘In Bangladesh, we are all equal citizens’

The Telegraph India 23 Oct 2021
After the assassination of the Father of the Nation along with his family members, the extra-constitutional government of General Ziaur Rahman unconstitutionally dismantled the principle of secularism from the constitution and incorporated provisions allowing religious politics in the country, amending Article 38 for their narrow political gains.

Security Council Visiting Mission to Mali and Niger

Reliefweb 23 Oct 2021
A key focus of the Niger leg of the trip will be the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force (FC-G5S), especially in light of the Secretary-General's 5 October letter to the Council on options to increase support for the FC-G5S ... From Mali, Council members will travel to Niamey to hold meetings with Niger's government and the UN Country Team.

Indonesian Olympic Committee President fighting to have WADA ban lifted

Inside The Games 23 Oct 2021
Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) President Raja Sapta Oktohari is hoping to use a visit here to attend the Association of National Olympic Committee (ANOC) General Assembly to lobby international officials to have a ban on the country’s National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) lifted.

A Nation Divided

Emporia Gazette 23 Oct 2021
To have a country working together (“a more perfect union”) and to care for each other’s health and well-being (“promote the general welfare”) and still enjoy our freedom (“secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”), we must assume responsibility for our own actions and their impact on others.

UN official worried about violence in Myanmar against opponents of coup

Anadolu Agency 23 Oct 2021
I desperately hope that I am wrong," he told the General Assembly in a report on the latest developments in the country ... 1, Myanmar's military seized power after allegations of fraud in the 2020 general elections and political tension in the country.

Outgoing Japanese ambassador calls on COAS

The News International 23 Oct 2021
The outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan, Kuninori Matsuda, called upon General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), during a farewell visit to the GHQ on Friday ... The army chief thanked the ambassador for his services and appreciated his contributions for fostering strong ties between the two countries.

Iran says will resume negotiations with G4+1 soon

Irna 23 Oct 2021
Amirabdollahian made the remarks in a meeting in Tehran with the new Secretary-General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (OIC) Khusrav Noziri.

Myanmar decries move to block coup leader from ASEAN summit

Al Jazeera 23 Oct 2021
Meanwhile, Tom Andrews, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, urged the United Nations General Assembly to move and deny the country’s military rulers “what it needs to keep holding them hostage.