18-03-2022

Here is what happened today, a Newspaper. On this page, you will find the top headlines and a short description of important World wide updates.

Iran executed at least 280 people in 2021, UN report says

According to the UN, Iran is executing more women, more people from minority communities, and more people charged with drugs offenses,

Mandela’s grandson blames Israel for Russian invasion of Ukraine

Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela, a grandson of Nelson Mandela’s and a member of South Africa’s National Assembly, blamed “neo-Nazis,” Israel, and NATO for the Russian invasion of Ukraine during a conference held by the Pan African Palestinian Solidarity Network in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday.

Yogi Adityanath to take oath on March 25

Source Hindustan Times

As per a report by Hindustan Times, Yogi Adityanath, who led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to victory in the recently-held Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, will be sworn-in for his second term as the chief minister on March 25. The venue for the oath-taking ceremony will be state capital Lucknow’s Ekana cricket stadium, which the Yogi government, in its first term, renamed after BJP stalwart and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in November 2018.

Pakistan rejects India’s objection to inviting Kashmiri leaders to OIC summit

Pakistan has rejected India’s objection to inviting Kashmiri leaders to participate in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit being held next week in Islamabad.

In a statement on Thursday, the Foreign Office said Pakistan strongly rejected the statement by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson objecting to the invitation, adding that India has “no locus standing” to claim that Kashmir is its “internal matter”.

PTI supporters forcibly enter Sindh House in Islamabad after hours-long protest

Source Dawn

PTI supporters on Friday forcibly entered the Sindh House in Islamabad after protesting outside for hours against dissident MNAs who are staying in the building.

Television footage showed PTI workers climbing over the walls of Sindh House with some of them later breaking down the doors to enter the building. They also carried lotas in protest against “turncoats”.

Houthis reject proposed GCC peace talks in Riyadh

The Iran-backed Houthis have dashed hopes of ending the war in Yemen by rejecting the latest Gulf Cooperation Council offer to broker comprehensive peace talks in Riyadh between the warring factions.

Aid workers and officials have warned that the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is intensifying.

UN establishes formal ties with Taliban-governed Afghanistan

United States: The UN Security Council voted Thursday to establish formal ties with Taliban-run Afghanistan, which has yet to win widespread international recognition.

The vote was 14 in favor, with one abstention, by Russia.

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Saudi king directs extending visas for Ukrainians in the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports announced on Thursday it was extending visas for Ukrainians in the Kingdom, whether they are tourists or there for business, without fees or fines, for humanitarian considerations.
The decision was based on directives from King Salman, the authority said.
It added that the extension will be automatic, in cooperation with the National Information Center, without the need to visit the headquarters of the passport departments. 


Relation between the origin of Kashmirs and Israel

The theory of Kashmiri descent from the lost tribes of Israel posits that the Kashmiri people originally descended from the Ten Lost Tribes. It was first suggested by Al-Birun, the famous 11th-century Persian Muslim scholar.

The inhabitants of Kashmir . . . are particularly anxious about the natural strength of their country, and therefore take always much care to keep a stronghold upon the entrances and roads leading into it.

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Don’t do politics on `The Kashmir Files’: Shiv Sena to BJP

 The BJP should talk about integrating Pakistan-Administered-Kashmir (PaK) with India instead of doing “politics” over the grant of tax waiver to “The Kashmir Files”, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said here on Thursday.
The Sena did not demand tax exemption even for a film on the life of its founder, late Bal Thackeray, he added.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had on Wednesday rejected the BJP’s demand of tax waiver for “The Kashmir Files”, saying if the Centre waived GST on the film, it will get benefit across the country.

France, EU and India opposed creation of UN day to combat Islamophobia

France, the European Union, and India objected to the creation earlier this week of a United Nations-recognised international day to combat Islamophobia.

Members of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution proposed by Pakistan to mark the annual day on 15 March, the anniversary of the 2019 attack on two mosques in New Zealand which left 51 people dead.

The resolution was supported by 55 Muslim-majority countries of the Riyadh-based Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Syria, Algeria, Morocco and many other countries in the Gulf and North Africa.

Kyiv asks Turkey to be among guarantors of any deal

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has asked Turkey to be a guarantor of any future deal with Russia, along with the UN Security Council’s five permanent members and Germany, Ankara’s top diplomat said Thursday.

“Ukraine made an offer on the collective security agreement: P5 (the UN Security Council’s five permanent members), Turkey and Germany,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a visit to the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

“I saw that the Russian Federation had no objection and could accept such an offer,” he added, referring to his meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Wednesday.

Officials say 80% of homes destroyed in Mariupol as Russian assault continues

(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Officials say 80% of homes destroyed in Mariupol as Russian assault continues

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