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EU lawmakers move to reject green gas and nuclear investment rules

At least two groups of European Union lawmakers have confirmed they will reject an EU proposal to label gas and nuclear energy as sustainable investments, officials said on Wednesday. The European Commission last month proposed including both in the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy, a system for labelling climate-friendly investments. The proposal split opinion among the European Parliament and EU countries, which disagree on the fuels’ green credentials and could also still reject it. Two groups of lawmakers – the Greens and the Socialists and Democrats – confirmed by a Wednesday deadline that they would file a motion toRead More


Always a major Middle Eastern power, Israel now takes centre stage

James M. Dorsey A straightforward message emerged from this week’s meeting in the Negev desert of the foreign ministers of four Arab countries, Israel and the United States: Israel is key to the security of Gulf autocracies and continued US engagement in the Middle East. It may be a message that on the surface holds out the promise of reduced regional tension, the beginning of a rejiggering of the region’s security architecture, and the Middle East’s increased ability to fend for itself increasingly. A look under the hood suggests thatRead More


Contents of letter carrying ‘evidence of foreign conspiracy’ against govt shared with journalists

ISLAMABAD, MAR 30: The contents of a “letter” that Prime Minister Imran Khan brandished at the PTI’s power show on March 27 and which purportedly contains “evidence” of a foreign conspiracy against his government were shared with some senior journalists on Wednesday. Arshad Sharif, Kashif Abbasi and Imran Riaz Khan were among the journalists in front of whom the contents of the letter were read out. Talking to ARY News, Sharif said: “Asad Umar shared some details. They showed the letter from a distance. It is very clearly evident [from the letter] thatRead More


Experts warn Russia-Ukraine War has risked credibility, future of the World Order

ISLAMABAD, MAR 30 /DNA/ – The Russia-Ukraine conflict has not only created a worldwide political, diplomatic, economic, food and energy crisis but has also exposed the double standards of the world powers towards the principles of international politics and global governance. This was stated by experts at a One-Day International Conference on “Russia-Ukraine War: Causes, Dynamics and Implications” organized by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in Islamabad.The international speakers of the conference included Dr Ivan Safranchuk, director, Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, MGIMO University, Moscow, Dr Akis Kalaitzidis, professor of internationalRead More


I will be Pakistan’s ambassador to Somalia: Khadija

Ambassador Khadija is leaving Pakistan after six years as she has been elected as Member of Somali parliament. She said she would happily like to serve as Pakistan’s ambassador to Somalia Staff Report ISLAMABAD:  Ambassador of Somalia to Pakistan Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi has said she was leaving Pakistan on a positive note and when relations between the two countries were on an upward trajectory. She made these remarks while speaking on the occasion of farewell lunch hosted by Zafar Bakhtawari. Ambassadors of African countries as well as former Senators andRead More


The March 31 genocide is our blood memory

Turan Rzayev, Every year, March 31 is celebrated in the Republic of Azerbaijan and by Azerbaijanis all over the world as the day of the genocide of our people. The March 1918 massacres were a continuation of the massacre of Azerbaijanis by Armenians living under the illusion of a “Greater Armenia”. The genocide of Azerbaijanis was carried out with special cruelty in Baku, Shamakhi, Guba districts, Karabakh, Zangazur, Nakhchivan, Lankaran and other regions of Azerbaijan. In these areas, civilians were massacred, their homes burned, schools, hospitals, mosques and other infrastructureRead More