NCP forum urges local companies to implement partnership projects News

For eight consecutive years, the International Institute for Iranian Studies has published its prominent Annual Strategic Report, offering its esteemed readership a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of world dynamics, whether in the political, military, security or economic spheres.  With each year, Rasanah has expanded its scope of discussion, covering new regions — trying to keep … Read more

Jordan king urges ‘lasting’ Gaza ceasefire in talks with Biden News

WASHINGTON: Jordan’s King Abdullah II appealed for a full ceasefire to end the war in Gaza after talks with Joe Biden, striking a discordant note with the US president who is seeking a shorter six-week pause to allow Israel time to defeat Hamas. Speaking at the White House with Abdullah by his side, Biden said … Read more

US Senate releases $118 billion border security and wartime aid deal; Biden urges House support News

Economic manifestos: Pakistani political parties head to polls with focus on inflation, power bills, climate change KARACHI: As Pakistan prepares to go to national elections in less than a week, prominent political parties have issued their manifestos glazed with ambitious blueprints of an economic turnaround, promising to address historic inflation, reduce power tariffs, and initiate … Read more

Norway urges UNRWA donors to ‘reflect on wider consequences’ of funding cut News

OSLO: Norway, a top donor to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), is urging countries that have cut funding to the agency to consider the consequences of their actions on the population in Gaza, its foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday. The Nordic country on Sunday said it would maintain its funding to UNRWA … Read more

Taliban urges countries to respect its governance of Afghanistan News

New Delhi: India is seeking to foster international cooperation to achieve its energy transition goals, the country’s oil minister said on Monday ahead of the 2024 India Energy Week.  The South Asian country is set to welcome 17 ministers and more than 4,000 delegates from over 100 countries for the second edition of IEW, which … Read more

West urges Kosovo to reverse decision to ban Serbian dinar News

PRISTINA: Four European countries and the United States urged Kosovo on Sunday to suspend a decision banning Kosovo’s Serb minority from using the Serbian dinar, a move which could fuel ethnic tensions in the volatile north. Kosovo’s official currency is the euro, but the majority of its 5 percent Serb community also uses the dinar … Read more

Guterres: UN to punish staffers involved in ‘terror,’ urges UNRWA funding News

Gates Foundation CEO urges billionaires to increase philanthropic contributions in annual letter LONDON: In his annual letter published on Thursday, Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, urged philanthropists to increase their donations and take immediate action to address the unparalleled struggles countries face in combatting poverty, diseases, and inequality. The Gates … Read more

German state broadcaster urges Israel to let 2 workers leave Gaza News

NEW DELHI: A powerful Hindu group said several mosques in India were built over demolished Hindu temples, apparently hardening its stance in a decades-long sectarian dispute just days after a huge temple was inaugurated on the site of a razed mosque. The comments from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological parent of Prime Minister … Read more