What is the protocol on air accidents? How does the black box help? What happens if a country admits there has been a mistake? On January 8, 2020, a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, on a flight from Tehran, Iran to Kiev, Ukraine, a nearly 2,300 km route, fell to the ground after initially climbing... Continued.
Early on Wednesday, Iran launched a barrage of missiles at two American military bases in Iraq. The attacks began at 1.20 am, the same time that Maj Gen Qassem Soleimani was killed by a US missile in Baghdad on Friday, Iranian officials said — and hours after the remains of the general reached his hometown... Continued.
Five days after Major General Qassem Soleimani, the Quds Force chief, was killed in a U.S. air strike outside Baghdad airport, Iran on Wednesday launched ballistic missile attacks at American troops in two military bases in Iraq. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has said that the attacks on the Erbil and Al-Asad bases were retaliation... Continued.
Following the assassination of Maj Gen Qassem Soleimani, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that if “Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets” in retaliation, the US would target 52 sites in Iran, “some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture”. It was not clear what Trump would achieve... Continued.
Since the killing of Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani in a US airstrike in Baghdad on Friday, the question being asked across the world is: how far will this escalation go, and will it eventually lead to war? Analysts appear to be generally agreed that while Iran will be forced to retaliate, likely against US... Continued.
Recently, Iran’s top security and intelligence commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a US drone attack in Baghdad. Why is the killing causing concern in the Middle East and beyond? What exactly happened in Baghdad on Friday morning? Gen Soleimani was killed in an airstrike, for which the US later claimed responsibility. The... Continued.
Critics of the Citizenship Amendment Act of 2019 ask why Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka will not be given citizenship under the new law. The government’s response to this has not been convincing. Both critics and the government seem to have glossed over the long history of voluntary repatriation. Influx of refugees From the time... Continued.
Donald Trump became the third President in American history to be impeached on Wednesday night with a majority of Representatives voting in favour of the two articles of impeachment drawn up by House Democrats. The articles, essentially the charges against the President, accuse him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, both related to... Continued.
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced the setting up of a Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize while attending the second meeting of the National Committee for the Commemoration Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary chaired by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Purpose of setting award The only foreign Prime Minister to be a part... Continued.
India has ranked 112th among 153 countries in the annual Global Gender Gap Index for 2020, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Iceland, Norway, and Finland occupy the top three spots in the Report. Now in its 14th year, the Report benchmarks countries on their progress towards gender parity in four dimensions: Economic Participation... Continued.