Thousands rally for Pashinyan as Armenia PM slams ‘coup attempt’

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has accused top military officers of attempting a coup after the army demanded his resignation, prompting a rally of thousands of supporters. The army’s demand, in a written statement on Thursday, came in response to his handling of the country’s conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which ended in November last year […]

Protests rock Armenia as PM slams ‘coup’ attempt: Live updates

DEVELOPING STORY Nikol Pashinyan is under mounting pressure to resign over his handling of the recent conflict with Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has accused top military officers of attempting a coup after they demanded he step down, adding fuel to months-long protests calling for his resignation. Anti-government sentiment swelled last November […]

Russia’s Lavrov slams West for coronavirus pandemic ‘selfishness’

GENEVA: The United States is seeking a return to the UN Human Rights Council, three years after former president Donald Trump’s administration withdrew, the US top diplomat told the rights body Wednesday.“I’m pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term,” US Secretary of State Antony […]

Petrobras shares drop as Brazil’s Bolsonaro slams pricing policy

Petrobras shares plunged 21 percent on Monday, wiping out 70 billion reais ($12.6bn) in market value, as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro again slammed the state-controlled oil company’s pricing policies after he replaced its market-friendly CEO with a retired army general. The selloff, following a series of analyst downgrades, deepened after Bolsonaro said the company’s fuel policy was only […]

India slams UN experts over Kashmir concerns, says lack objectivity

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1613718443750880000 Fri, 2021-02-19 07:03 NEW DELHI: India has criticized UN rights experts for their concerns about constitutional changes made in the Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir, where militants have been fighting for independence for three decades, and said the officials lacked neutrality. Two Special Rapporteurs on minority issues and freedom […]

‘Arrogant’: Australia PM slams Facebook move to block news

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lashed out at Facebook after the social media giant banned people from viewing or sharing news on its platform in response to a proposed law that would make tech giants such as Facebook and Google pay publishers for their news content. “Facebook’s actions to unfriend Australia today, cutting off […]

‘Cash-burning machines’: Bundesliga chief slams Spanish clubs

Seifert criticises the clubs believed to be behind an effort to establish a breakaway European Super League. The head of the German football league Bundesliga has hit out at Spain’s big clubs for being “cash-burning machines” whose interest in a breakaway European Super League is driven by their business failures. Christian Seifert, chief executive of […]

US slams China’s ‘destabilising’ South China Sea military flights

US says Chinese military flights posed no threat to its Navy aircraft carrier but fit a pattern of aggressive behaviour by Beijing. The US military has said that Chinese military flights in the past week in the South China Sea “at no time” posed any threat to a US Navy aircraft carrier strike group in […]

Musk slams ‘broken’ FAA after Thurs Starship test flight scrubbed

Elon Musk tweeted the FAA space division has ‘a fundamentally broken regulatory structure’ and that under its rules, ‘humanity will never get to Mars’. Elon Musk slammed the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for “a fundamentally broken regulatory structure” amid uncertainty about when his Space Exploration Technologies Corp. would be able to conduct a second test […]

‘Counterproductive, dangerous’: Putin slams pro-Navalny protests

President Vladimir Putin has described mass protests held at the weekend demanding the release of Alexey Navalny as illegal and dangerous, as he faces mounting pressure from the West and thousands of Russians over the leading Kremlin critic’s arrest. Putin on Monday fielded questions from students in a video call from his Zavidovo residence after […]

‘Irresponsible’: Bangladesh slams Pompeo’s al-Qaeda attacks claim

Bangladesh foreign ministry statement says ‘there is no evidence of any presence of al-Qaeda’ in the South Asian nation. Bangladesh has strongly condemned remarks by United States’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, labelling the South Asian country as a place where the al-Qaeda group carried out attacks. “Such irresponsible comments by a senior leader are […]

‘This is apartheid’: Rights group slams Israeli rule

A leading Israeli human rights group has begun describing Israel and its control of the Palestinian territories as a single “apartheid” government, using an explosive term that the country’s leaders and their supporters vehemently reject. In a report released on Tuesday, B’Tselem said Israel has created a system in which Jewish citizens enjoy full rights, […]

After Capitol riots, Russia slams US’s ‘archaic’ electoral system

High-ranking Russian politicians on Thursday suggested an “archaic” United States electoral system that does not meet democratic standards and the politicisation of the media was to blame for the unrest in Washington, DC and divisions in the country. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald […]

Biden slams Trump for refusing to sign COVID relief bill

United States President-elect Joe Biden is urging Donald Trump to sign into law an $892bn COVID-19 funding and relief bill that would provide much-needed support to Americans hit hard by the virus and an economic downturn caused by the pandemic. In a written statement, Biden, who is set to take office on January 20, accused […]

Cyclone Burevi slams into eastern Sri Lanka

Authorities had evacuated more than 75,000 people from the country’s east coast ahead of the cyclone that is projected to unleash flash floods. Tropical Cyclone Burevi slammed into Sri Lanka’s eastern coast on Wednesday night and was expected to damage coastal buildings and power lines, as well as unleash flash floods, officials at the meteorological […]

‘Unwarranted’: India slams Canada PM’s remarks on farmer protests

New Delhi, India – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s remarks on the continuing farmers’ protests in India has not gone down well with the Hindu nationalist government, which dubbed his comments as “unwarranted”. “We have seen some ill-informed comments by Canadian leaders relating to farmers in India. Such comments are unwarranted, especially when pertaining to […]

India’s top court slams states for COVID surge #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Supreme Court warns the situation could worsen further as it seeks status reports from Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Assam states. India’s Supreme Court has excoriated regional governments, including Delhi’s, over the surge in COVID-19 cases and warned the situation could worsen further if authorities did not effectively deal with the pandemic. The court, which took […]

IACHR slams ‘excessive force’ in Guatemala protests #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has condemned what it called an “excessive use of force” by police in Guatemala against demonstrators opposed to a new budget that slashes social spending, while the government called fires set by protesters at congress “terrorist acts”. Protesters broke into the building of the Congress of the Republic […]

In Pictures: Typhoon Goni slams the Philippines #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

A super typhoon weakened after barrelling through the southern part of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Sunday, with officials reporting at least four deaths, power outages, infrastructure damage and flash floods. Goni is among the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines since Haiyan, which killed more than 6,300 people in 2013. Tropical storm-wind […]