Nicolas Maduro has been sworn-in for a second term as Venezuela’s president on 10th January 2019, despite international criticism that his re-election was illegitimate. The result was denounced as fraudulent by many neighbouring countries, including Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Canada and the United States, as well as organizations such as the European Union, and ..
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Nicolas Maduro Moro, the leftist leader and Venezuela’s President, has been re-elected to a second six-year term. Maduro hailed his win as a victory against imperialism, but his rival candidates have rejected the electoral process and called for new elections. The vote was marked by low turnout. Meanwhile, the United States, European Union and several ..
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has signed an emergency decree ordering the 100 bolivar bill, the country’s largest banknote, out of circulation in the next 72 hours. This move has been taken to thwart mafias from hoarding cash in Colombia. Investigations conducted by Venezuelan agencies have found that billions of bolivars, in bills of 100, were ..
UN Security Council resolution on Syria has been vetoed by Russia and China. However, India and 10 other countries voted in favor. Pakistan and South Africa abstained from voting. What could have been the effects of this UN resolution, if passed? The resolution could have introduced fresh sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s rule. ..
UNSC resolution on Syria which threatens action against Syria if it did not at once stop the lethal onslaught of anti-regime protesters – India refrained from voting. Russia and China (both permanent members of UNSC) vetoed thus annulling the draft. Other countries that abstained from voting were Brazil, Lebanon and South Africa. Countries voting in ..
Muammar Gaddafi killed in Sirte Muammar Gaddafi was killed by fighters of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) in his hometown, Sirte. Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi (June 1942 – 20 October 2011), generally recognized as Muammar Gaddafi or Colonel Gaddafi Official ruler of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 Unofficial “Brother Leader” ..
Supreme Court: Compensation for land acquisitions to be based on market value The Supreme Court held that compensation given by the Govt to farmers when acquiring their land should be decided on the basis of its market value The court passed the order while hearing a bunch of petitions filed by the land owners seeking ..