Friday, October 30, 2020

Germany to allocate over USD 2mln for ICRC to help crisis-torn Nagorno-Karabakh

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Berlin [Germany], October 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Germany will assign 2 million euros (over USD 2.3 million) for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to give Azerbaijan's breakaway district of Nagorno-Karabakh with compassionate guide, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.

"The Red Cross, which is presently the main compassionate association that approaches the contention hit district, has requested that the global network allot 9 million euro in earnest guide. Germany ... will distribute 2 million euros," Maas said at a parliament's hearing on Thursday.

The pastor focused on that the colder time of year is coming and Nagorno-Karabakh will confront expanding issues with food supplies.

Maas additionally approached Armenia and Azerbaijan to stop threats with no preconditions, adding that the worldwide network ought to apply tension on the fighting sides to guarantee a truce.

"Azerbaijan and Armenia should at long last comprehend that the military goal to the contention would not be acknowledged by the worldwide network," the priest added.

The battling on the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh began on September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan have blamed each other for beginning the terminating. The global network, including Germany, emphatically censured the heightening and approached gatherings to settle the distinctions through discourse, while Turkey has promised its full help for Azerbaijan.

Yerevan and Baku have consented to three truce arrangements, however every one of them imploded not long after going into power. A week ago, the Azerbaijani soldiers figured out how to make huge accomplishments on the southern flank, yet inside the previous a few days, the cutting edge has balanced out, with the Azerbaijani soldiers attempting to arrive at Berdzor (Lachin), Karmir Shuka (Qirmizi Bazar) and Martuni (Khojavend).

Notwithstanding, on Thursday, oneself declared Republic of Artsakh said that the Azerbaijani armed force was just 5 kilometers (more than three miles) from the city of Shusha, which implies that Baku indeed figured out how to break the forefront. (ANI/Sputnik)

India, US hold consultations, agree to work closely at UNSC

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Washington DC [US], October 30 (ANI): India and the US held discussions on issues identified with the UN Security Council here on October 28-29 and consented to work intently during India's impending term as a non-perpetual individual from UNSC during 2021-22.

"The two sides held a wide-running conversation on issues on UN Security Council plan and ongoing turns of events. They consented to work intently together during India's forthcoming term as a non-lasting individual from UNSC during 2021-22," said Indian Embassy in Washington DC, US.The two nations likewise consented to work intently together given their mutual estimations of vote based system, pluralism and rule-based global request.

"Vinay Kumar, Additional Secretary (International Organization and Summits), Ministry of External Affairs drove the Indian designation for meetings on UN Security Council related issues with US State Dept authorities on 28-29 Oct 2020 in Washington, DC," said the Indian Embassy. (ANI)

As winter approaches, tourists flock to hilly areas in Nepal

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Kathmandu [Nepal], October 30: As winter draws near, vacationers have started to run to hilly areas of Nepal, for example, Dorje Lakpa and Jugal Himal on the edges of Kathmandu.

"The mountain has added to the excellence and delight of resulting in these present circumstances place. I come here as a result of the view as well. I as a rule visit the spot with my companions at whatever point we are free. The greenery gives a sentiment of harmony and prosperity," Sudarsha Chalise, a traveler told ANI.

Sankhu, an antiquated town close to the capital city, likewise saw a precarious ascent in guests this year because of cleaner skies and quiet climate. Kattike in Sankharapur is additionally among the famous slope stations where vacationers are coming.

"This spot gives charming vibes. As it's the happy season and establishments stay shut, I result in these present circumstances place two times per week. Prior, we were unable to get such a hypnotizing perspective on the mountains however now we can see them unmistakably which adds to the satisfaction," said Prashant Ghimire from Kathmandu.

The coming of COVID-19 cases in Nepal has caused financial hardships and hampered merry season prompting less traveler action this year. In any case, presently the circumstance has improved somewhat. 

US, China launch first crisis communications working group

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Washington DC [US], October 30: Amid the growing tensions, US and China completed two-day virtual conference to inaugurate the first Crisis Communications Working Group between the two nations on Thursday (local time).

"On October 28 and 29, 2020, US and Chinese defense officials convened the first Crisis Communications Working Group by video teleconference to discuss concepts of crisis communications, crisis prevention, and crisis management," the US Defense Department said in a press release on Thursday.

The meeting provided an opportunity to build mutual understanding between the US military and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on principles to prevent and manage crisis and reduce risk to forces, the release said.

The two sides agreed on the importance of establishing mechanisms for timely communication during a crisis, as well as the need to maintain regular communication channels to prevent crisis and conduct post-crisis assessment, the release added.

The US delegation included representatives from the Defense secretary's office, the Joint Staff, and US Indo-Pacific Command. The Chinese delegation included representatives of the Central Military Commission's (CMC) Office for International Military Cooperation, the CMC Joint Staff and the PLA Southern Theater Command, according to the release.

This crisis working group meeting comes as both nations are at loggerheads over several issues pertaining to COVID-19, Hong Kong security law, trade, Chinese camps in Xinjiang and Beijing's growing aggression against its neighbours. 

French prosecutor confirms Nice attacker originally from Tunisia, arrived on Oct 9

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Paris [France], October 30 (ANI/Sputnik): French prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard affirmed on Thursday that the aggressor in Nice was from Tunisia and had shown up in France on October 9.

Prior, this was accounted for by various French media. Ricard noticed that the aggressor had reports of the Italian Red Cross for the sake of a local of Tunisia conceived in 1999.

"As indicated by the data we have, he entered Italy through the island of Lampedusa on September 20. He at that point showed up in Paris on October 9, 2020," Ricard said at a public interview on Thursday.

He said that right now, an examination was progressing so as to build up the way that the assailant took, and furthermore to see if he had assistants.

The examiner additionally added that the culprit of the assault was not known to knowledge organizations.

On Thursday morning, a man cut individuals at the Notre Dame church in Nice. Three individuals were murdered. The aggressor was immediately kept. During the capture, he was injured. Pleasant Mayor Christian Estrosi said the assailant didn't quit rehashing "Allahu Akbar." The assault is being researched by the counter illegal intimidation division of the examiner's office.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who showed up in Nice, called the episode a fear based oppressor assault. He noticed that measures to secure spots of love and schools would be fortified and the quantity of French soldiers inside enemy of fear based oppressor Operation Sentinelle would be expanded. (ANI/Sputnik)

Terror attack in France an attack on EU's shared values: European Council members

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Brussels [Belgium], October 30 (ANI): Members of European Council on Thursday censured the fear based oppressor assault in France's city of Nice in the most grounded terms, considering it an assault on the European Union's shared qualities.

"We, European pioneers, are stunned and disheartened by the fear monger assaults in France. We censure in the most grounded potential terms these assaults which speak to assaults on our mutual qualities," said a joint articulation by individuals from the European Council.

The joint explanation came after a blade employing man killed two ladies and a man at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice and harmed a few others on Thursday. The police confined the aggressor and dispatched an examination.

The assault in Nice was trailed by a blade wounding endeavor at the southeastern French city of Avignon and another at the French Consulate in Saudi Arabia.

Responding to the assaults, Members of European Council stated: "We stand joined together and firm in our solidarity with France, with the French public and the Government of France - in our normal and proceeded with battle against illegal intimidation and fierce fanaticism."

In the joint explanation, the pioneers likewise approached pioneers the world over to pursue discourse and comprehension among networks and religions instead of division.

In the interim, President Emmanuel Macron has called for solidarity in the nation, "I require the solidarity of all." He said in a tweet before today that "Whatever your religion, adherent or not, we should join at these occasions. Try not to yield to the soul of division."

In a resulting tweet, he added, "You have the help of the entire Nation. Our nation is our qualities, that everybody can accept or not accept, that every religion can be worked out. Our assurance is supreme. Activities will follow to secure the entirety of our kindred residents."

Not long after the assault in Nice was accounted for, a few nations including India, US, UK, and UAE turned out on the side of France. (ANI)

Thursday, October 29, 2020

India, Mexico hold joint commission meeting, review bilateral cooperation

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held eighth India-Mexico Joint Commission Meeting with his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard C. (Twitter/S Jaishankar)

New Delhi [India], October 29 (ANI): India and Mexico held their eighth joint commission meeting on Thursday and explored participation in a few territories including exchange, venture, agribusiness, wellbeing and schooling.

Foreign Affairs Minister S Jaishankar co-led the gathering with his Mexican partner Marcelo Ebrard.

"Satisfied to co-seat the eighth India-Mexico Joint Commission Meeting with FM @m_ebrard. Checked on our collaboration in exchange, speculation, space, farming, wellbeing and drugs, training and culture," Jaishankar said in a tweet.

"Anticipate working intimately with our 'Advantaged Partner' on our separate needs in the UNSC," he added. (ANI)

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