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Kazakhstan: Ruling Party nominates Tokayev for Presidency

The ruling Nur Otan Party of Kazakhstan has nominated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as its new candidate for a sudden Presidential vote to be held in June as he was backed by the founding leader of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev, thereby setting the way for a smooth power transfer in the Central Asian nation. The candidacy of ..

Japanese unveils name of its New Imperial Era ‘Reiwa’

Japanese printers have issued the name for its new imperial era which will be set in motion on 1st May 2019 as the public tried to make sense of the meaning of “Reiwa” a day after its unveiling gripped the nation. The name ‘Reiwa’ which consists two Chinese characters, the first meaning ‘good’ or ‘beautiful’ ..

Thailand: Kings strips ex-PM Shinawatra of all decorations

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has stripped off the ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of all the royal decorations which had been awarded to him due to his conviction in corruption and the most inappropriate flight from the country. The royal gazette made the announcement in less than 7 days after Thailand had conducted its first ..

Hungary’s Fidesz Party suspended by EPP

The central-right party of the European Parliament, the European People’s Party has suspended the Hungarian Nationalist Fidesz Party indefinitely. This is seen as a major hit to the Prime Minister Viktor Orban with only few months to the elections to European Parliament. The members of EEP voted 190=3 thus favouring the measure with huge support. ..

Kazakhstan renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan

Kazakhstan has renamed its capital Astana to “Nursultan” in the honour of outgoing leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned on 19th March, 2019. The capital’s name was changed after Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was sworn in as president, promising to seek his predecessor’s opinion on key decisions. He has proposed renaming the country’s capital in honour of ..

Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed announced as new UN deputy Secretary General

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has confirmed Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary-General (DSG). He has also appointed Maria Viotti of Brazil (Chef de Cabinet) and Kyung-Wha Kang of the Republic of Korea as Special advisor on policy (new role to be created). Amina Mohammed is Nigeria’s Environment minister. She has been instrumental in ..

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN Secretary General

Antonio Guterres has sworn in as the ninth UN Secretary-General, succeeding Ban Ki-moon as the chief of the 71-year-old world body. Guterres was Portugal’s prime minister from 1995 to 2002 and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015. At a special plenary meeting of the General Assembly, the Oath of Office to Guterres ..

Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun announced new king of Thailand

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has become the new king of Thailand after he formally accepted the invitation from Thai Parliament to succeed his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej who had passed away in October after a rule of 70 years. Fact-Sheet: Vajiralongkorn is also known as King Rama IX and is the only son of King ..