Global freedom drops sharply in 2023, study says

Published On: March 1, 2024 10:08 AM NPT By: Republica

WASHINGTON, March 1: Democracy faced sharp, widespread setbacks worldwide in 2023 with violence and manipulation marring a series of elections, Freedom House said Thursday.

Airlines had their safest year on record in 2023: IATA

Published On: March 1, 2024 09:00 AM NPT By: Republica

PARIS, March 1: Last year was the safest ever for commercial air travel, despite a massive rebound in passenger flights, an airline industry group said Wednesday.

GENEVA, March 1: Israel's planned ground assault on Rafah in the Gaza Strip would contravene the orders issued by the United Nations' highest court, the UN human rights chief said on Thursday.

Majority of WTO members sign investment deal for development

Published On: February 26, 2024 10:34 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

ABU Dhabi, Feb 26: More than 120 WTO member states have finalised an agreement that aims to facilitate investment in developing countries by improving transparency and clearing bureaucratic hurdles, the global trade body said Sunday.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump won South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday, easily beating former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in her home state and further consolidating his path to a third straight GOP nomination.

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip, Feb 25: Israeli officials will meet Saturday night on the next steps after the latest talks with the United States, Egypt and Qatar in search of a deal on pausing the fighting in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

India confirms citizens 'signed up' for Russian army

Published On: February 24, 2024 02:41 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NEW DELHI, Feb 24: India's foreign ministry confirmed Friday that some of the country's citizens had signed up for "support jobs" with the Russian army and said it was working with Moscow to secure their discharge. The Hindu newspaper reported Wednesday that around 18 Indians were stranded in various border towns along the frontlines of Russia's war in Ukraine.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb 23:  A private lander on Thursday made the first U.S. touchdown on the moon in more than 50 years, but managed just a weak signal back until flight controllers scrambled to gain better contact.

LONDON, Feb 21: Heir to the British throne Prince William on Tuesday released a rare statement on the Israel-Hamas conflict, underlining his concern at the "terrible human cost".

Russia says taken full control of coke plant in Avdiivka

Published On: February 20, 2024 07:40 AM NPT By: Republica

MOSCOW, Feb. 20: Russian forces have taken full control of the Avdiivka coke and chemical plant, the country's defense ministry said in a statement on Monday.