FGN15 PAK-JADHAV Pak Parliament extends for four months ordinance on Jadhav Islamabad: Pakistan's Parliament has extended for four months an ordinance that allowed Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to file an appeal against his conviction in a high court as required by the International Court of Justice. By Sajjad Hussain FGN21 US-BIDEN-LD CLIMATE US to rejoin Paris climate deal if Democrats voted to power: Joe Biden Washington: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, if elected to power in the November presidential election, and set new standards towards reducing carbon emissions. By Lalit K Jha FGN6 UN-INDIA-WOMEN India beats China to win crucial election to UN commission on women United Nations: In a significant victory, India got elected as Member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the principal global body focussed on gender equality and women empowerment, beating China in a hotly-contested election. By Yoshita Singh FGN13 US-MEKONG-PARTNERSHIP US partners with Mekong nations to counter China's growing influence in SE Asia Washington: The Trump administration has announced the ambitious Mekong-US partnership which aims to curb China's growing influence in Southeast Asia and promote economic independence of partner nations.By Lalit K Jha FGN26 LANKA-CONSTITUTION-AMENDMENT Sri Lanka: Panel on 20A set for last round of deliberations Colombo: The ministerial committee appointed to review the proposed 20th Amendment to Sri Lanka's Constitution will have a last round of deliberations on Tuesday before submitting the findings to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, panel members said.
FGN14 US-SIKH-COP US House of Representatives pass legislation to honour slain Sikh Cop Washington: The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a legislation to name a post office in Houston after Indian-American police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who was gunned down in the line of duty a year ago.By Lalit K Jha FGN9 US-ISRAEL-DEAL Trump to host signing ceremony for Israel's historic deal with UAE, Bahrain Washington: The White House will host a signing ceremony on Tuesday for Israel to establish diplomatic relationships with two important Islamic countries in the Middle East - the UAE and Bahrain, marking a notable diplomatic achievement for US President Donald Trump in an election year.By Lalit K Jha FGN10 US-TRUMP-IRAN Trump warns Iran of '1,000 times greater' retaliation in case of any attack Washington: President Donald Trump has warned Iran that any attack against the US would be retaliated with '1,000 times greater in magnitude' after media reports that Tehran is planning to avenge the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani in January.By Lalit K Jha FGN24 UK-BREXIT-BILL UK PM's controversial Brexit bill clears first hurdle in Parliament London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s controversial bill that aims to override parts of the Brexit divorce agreement struck with the European Union (EU) cleared its first parliamentary hurdle by winning the first House of Commons vote by 340 to 263 votes. By Aditi Khanna FGN23 PAK-FATF-BILL Pak Parliament passes bill to regulate cooperative societies against terror financing Islamabad:Pakistan's Parliament has passed a bill aimed at bringing more control and transparency in the registration and regulations of cooperative societies to check terror financing as part of the country's efforts to escape from being blacklisted by the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog. By Sajjad Hussain RUP