ICC to investigate Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte for crimes against humanity

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved a formal investigation into Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, which has left thousands of people dead. Rodrigo Duterte Judges at the Hague-based tribunal said in a statement on Wednesday there was a “reasonable basis” to believe that the crime against humanity of murder had been committed … Continue reading ICC to investigate Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte for crimes against humanity

Report claims China has missiles and electronics to invade Taiwan

A report issued by the Taiwanese defense ministry claims China's armed forces can "paralyze" Taiwan's defenses and are able to fully monitor Taiwan army deployments. Beijing has recently increased military activities around the island, which it described as Chinese territory. Further, China has always been clear that it would retake Taiwan with force. In this … Continue reading Report claims China has missiles and electronics to invade Taiwan

Official: Taliban to unveil new Afghan government framework

On Saturday, a Taliban official told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the group is aiming to unveil a new governing framework for Afghanistan in the next few weeks. People inspect a police vehicle which was hit by magnetic bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan July 28, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. The framework would not … Continue reading Official: Taliban to unveil new Afghan government framework

Boris Johnson: Taliban should not be recognised as Afghan government

Nobody should bilaterally recognise the Taliban as the government of Afghanistan, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, adding it was clear that there would be a new administration in the country very shortly. "We don't want anybody bilaterally recognising the Taliban," Johnson said in an interview clip, urging the West to work together on Afghanistan through … Continue reading Boris Johnson: Taliban should not be recognised as Afghan government

Who will replace Cuomo as NY Governor?

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will become the first woman to serve as governor of New York State when she replaces fellow Democrat Andrew Cuomo on his August 24 resignation date.  Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul Hochul, 62, has been the state's second-ranking official since 2015 and will become its 57th governor.   In 2011, she … Continue reading Who will replace Cuomo as NY Governor?

China frowns at United States relations with Taiwan

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 40 155mm howitzer artillery systems to Taiwan in a $750 million agreement, the Pentagon says. This follows last year's U.S. sales of drones and coastal missile defenses, meant to defend from a Chinese invasion. The Biden administration earlier approved other commercial sales of arms to Taiwan. … Continue reading China frowns at United States relations with Taiwan

How Confucius contributed to the development of political science and democracy

Who was Confucius? Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese philosopher who is considered one of the most important and influential people in the world today. His contributions to democracy and the development of political science through teachings and theories are immeasurable (Csikszentmihalyi., 2020). Statute of the great Chinese philosopher, Confucius Confucius was … Continue reading How Confucius contributed to the development of political science and democracy

Amnesty: Iran’s Raisi should face trial for crimes against humanity

'That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran,' says Amnesty International. Ebrahim Raisi Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said Ebrahim Raisi's election as Iran's new president was a blow for … Continue reading Amnesty: Iran’s Raisi should face trial for crimes against humanity

Antonio Guterres elected second time as the UN Secretary-General

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously elected Antonio Guterres to a second term as secretary-general on Friday, giving him another five years at the helm of the 193-member organization at a time a deeply divided world faces numerous conflicts, the growing impact of climate change, and a pandemic still circling the globe. Antonio Guterres Ambassadors in … Continue reading Antonio Guterres elected second time as the UN Secretary-General

Ex-French president Sarkozy facing trial for corruption

Prosecutors in the trial of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday called for a six-month jail term over campaign finance violations for his 2012 reelection bid. At the end of proceedings in Paris, they issued withering criticism of the former head of state and demanded a one-year jail term, with six months of it suspended, and a … Continue reading Ex-French president Sarkozy facing trial for corruption