Daily Monitor

December 13, 2021

New Caledonia rejects independence in final vote amid referendum boycott

The French territory of New Caledonia voted against independence in a referendum on Sunday, provisional results showed, amid a big drop in turnout due to a boycott of the vote by the independence movement […]
December 13, 2021

India reiterates concern on terrorist entities getting chemical weapons

India on Wednesday reiterated its concern regarding the possibility of terrorist groups and individuals gaining access to chemical weapons at the United Nations Security Council briefing on Syria (Chemical weapons) […]
December 9, 2021

Ally, Member or Partner? NATO’s Long Dilemma Over Ukraine.

NATO promised Ukraine full membership in 2008, but without explaining how or when […]
December 8, 2021

Astana Talks on Syria to take place Dec 21-22

The next meeting of the Astana Peace Process will be held on December 21-22 in Nur-Sultan […]
December 6, 2021

Turkey-Qatar cooperation to maximize deterrence capabilities: Akar

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said defense cooperation between Turkey and Qatar aims to protect the interests and rights of their people and enhance deterrence capabilities rather than intimidate other countries […]
December 6, 2021

Germany plans to make vaccination compulsory for some jobs

The incoming German government wants to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory from March 16 for people working in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical practices, according to a copy of draft legislation seen by Reuters on Sunday […]
December 6, 2021

‘Encouraging’ early feedback on Omicron severity: Dr Fauci

Early data from the new variant does not indicate a great degree of danger, says top US pandemic scientist […]
November 11, 2021

Climate change: Iran says lift sanctions and we’ll ratify Paris agreement

Iran will ratify the landmark Paris agreement on climate change only if sanctions against it are lifted, a senior leader has told the BBC […]
November 11, 2021

US-China deal on emissions welcomed by global figures and climate experts

UN and EU say the agreement could help pave the way to wider breakthrough, though concerns remain over ‘patchy details […]
November 9, 2021

COP26: Five takeaways as Obama arrives in Glasgow and ministers join negotiations

After a quiet weekend inside the Scottish Events Campus (not so quiet outside) a whole new wave of visitors has arrived at COP26 -including Barack Obama […]
November 8, 2021

Poland says Belarus ‘fully’ controls migrants after attempted breach

Poland has closed its border with Belarus after a group of migrants tried to forcibly enter. Warsaw has accused Minsk of preparing a “provocation,” with Germany urging the EU to “take action.” […]
October 27, 2021

Investors on board as U.S. oil majors dismiss wind and solar projects

Top U.S. oil firms are doubling down on drilling, deepening a divide with European rivals on the outlook for renewables, and winning support from big investors who do not expect the stateside companies to invest in wind and solar […]
October 26, 2021

China Warns U.S. Support for Taiwan Poses ‘Huge Risks’ to Ties

China condemned the U.S.’s latest overture toward Taiwan, warning that ties between the two countries faced “huge risks” just weeks after Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping agreed to hold a video summit […]
October 22, 2021

How Russia Is Cashing In on Climate Change

Global warming may pose grave dangers around the world, but as one tiny Russian town on the Arctic Ocean shows, it can also be a ticket to prosperity […]  
October 20, 2021

Energy trade offers gains for bilateral ties

China’s gas needs could spur more cooperation with US, experts stress […]
October 18, 2021

Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory?

Experts say vaccines mandates are ‘100 percent a human rights issue’ but also about keeping society safe. […]
October 18, 2021

China economy slows as power cuts, property woes and Covid take toll

GDP grew 4.9% in the quarter to September, the lowest for a year, as the post-pandemic recovery loses steam and Evergrande problems persist […]
October 13, 2021

Afghanistan crisis: G20 leaders pledge to avert economic catastrophe

Members of the G20 group of major economies have pledged to avert an economic catastrophe in Afghanistan. […]
October 12, 2021

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov signs decree on resignation of Cabinet

President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov signed a decree on the resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers of the country, the press service of the head of state reported. […]
October 10, 2021

Angela Merkel leaves lasting legacy in Israel

Angela Merkel is headed to Israel for a last official visit. With the shared history of the Holocaust ever present, the German chancellor deepened the firm alliance between the countries during her time in office. […]