Category: International

US Election 2020 Highlights: Trump’s foreign policy has left US ‘less secure’: Biden

Mark Hoffman, a Republican from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, asked Biden whether President Trump’s foreign policy deserves some credit? “We find ourselves in a position where we’re more isolated in the world than we ever have been,” Biden said. “I do compliment the president on the deal with Israel recently,” Biden said referring to agreements brokered by […]

Chinese envoy warns Canada against granting asylum to pro-democracy protests from Hong Kong

Ambassador Cong Peiwu said that if Ottawa cares about the 3,00,000 Canadians in Hong Kong, it should support the government’s ‘efforts to fight violent crimes’. Ambassador Peiw warned the Trudeau government on Thursday not to grant asylum to Hong Kong residents fleeing to a widely criticised national security law imposed by Beijing. He branded pro-democracy […]

At least 11 million girls across the globe may never return to schools due to COVID-19 according to UNESCO

After UNESCO head Audrey Azoulay’s visit this Thursday to Democratic Republic of Congo, she states that around eleven million girls will be unable to return to school even after coronavirus restrictions are lifted around the world. “We worry that in many countries the closure of schools has unfortunately led to losses,” Azoulay said as she […]

Trump administration sets refugee cap at 15,000, a new historic low

The Trump administration has informed Congress it intends to accept only 15,000 refugees this fiscal year which is a new historic low for the US. Since Trump came into the office in 2017, the Trump administration has increasingly slashed the annual refugee cap which determines how many may enter the US, to much lower numbers. […]

Honduras caravan heads towards US to escape pandemic-induced poverty

Hundreds of Hondurans formed a caravan and headed towards the United States this Wednesday, seeking improved  living conditions since the virus has killed over 2000 people and paralysed the economy in the Central American nation. The migrants, mostly young men and women carrying backpacks and small children. They departed from a bus terminal in the […]