Abdi Farah Shirdon Said has been chosen as the new Prime Minister of Somalia. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who was recently chosen by parliament in a UN-backed process, selected his close ally Shirdon to the powerful position. This event is one of the first major steps of the new administration, which brought to an end
The 5+5 Summit of European and North African nations along the Mediterranean Sea called for closer co-operation between the member nations. The heads of states and the foreign ministers of the 10 member group met at the capital of Malta Auberge de Castille for two days. They discussed several issues including regional security, irregular migration,
Indian signed long-awaiting visa agreements aimed to make the visa norms more lenient and liberal. The new visa regime – the first major modernization since 1974 – in particular relaxes travel restrictions for businessmen and brings in a new group tourism category. As per the new visa norms: Visa on arrival facility will be provided
Canada has severed diplomatic relations with Iran, closing its embassy in Teheran. As per Canadian Foreign Minister major factors behind the move were Teheran’s nuclear programme, its support for the Syrian regime, threats against Israel and the concern for the mission’s safety. Canada perceives Iran Government as a major threat to global peace and security
Chinese national, Jin-Yong Cai has been appointed as the head of World Bank’s private financial arm International Finance Corporation (IFC). Jin-Yong Cai, will be the new Executive Vice President and CEO of IFC. IFC is the largest global development institution and concentrates exclusively on the private sector.