Russian President Meets his Chinese Counterpart in MoscowChinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday for an official three-day visit, during which he will discuss Russia’s ongoing military campaign in Ukraine as well as other issues of bilateral and international interest with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
India and Pakistan celebrated 75 years of independence since the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947 that ended nearly 200 years of British colonial rule. It also marks the partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan — with ripple effects of that delineation still being felt today.
yrian foreign minister Faisal Mekdad has arrived in New Delhi to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation as Damascus seeks to revive its ties with other countries.
Recent years have seen a resurgence in nostalgia for the British empire. High-profile books such as Niall Ferguson’s Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, and Bruce Gilley’s The Last Imperialist, have claimed that British colonialism brought prosperity and development to India and other colonies. Two years ago, a YouGov poll found that 32 percent of people in Britain are actively proud of the nation’s colonial history.
On December 30, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution calling on the Haque-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) to offer its view on the legal consequences of the Israeli regime’s “prolonged occupation” of Palestinian territories, with 87 countries voting in favor of it.
New Delhi will buy the oil it needs from wherever it is beneficial and will not give in to Western pressure, Indian energy minister said, defying pressure from the West to join in on the US-led sanctions and stop imports of Russian oil.
Indian tax authorities raided the BBC’s offices in the country on Tuesday a few weeks after the British broadcaster aired a two-part documentary investigating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of deadly anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat in 2002 when he used to serve as the state’s chief minister.