Nobel Foundation reverses invitations to Russia, Iran after backlash | Russia-Ukraine war News

The decision to invite representatives from Russia and Iran to awards ceremony was criticised over Ukraine war and human rights violations. The Nobel Foundation has reversed its invitations for representatives of Russia, Belarus and Iran to attend this year’s Nobel Prize awards ceremony in Stockholm after the decision announced a day earlier “provoked strong reactions”. … Read more

Niger coup supporters call for France ambassador, troops to leave country | Protests News

Protesters rally outside a French military base calling for the ambassador and about 1,500 soldiers to leave. Large demonstrations are taking place outside a French military base in Niger’s capital, Niamey, as pressure mounts on France’s ambassador and soldiers to leave the country. Niger’s military government, which seized power on July 26, has accused French … Read more

‘More than basketball’: South Sudan go from underdogs to history-makers | Basketball News

Manila, Philippines – South Sudan have shone at the 2023 FIBA World Cup and its basketball dreams aren’t stopping there. On Saturday, in the Philippine capital, Manila, the world’s youngest nation secured their first Olympic basketball berth after beating Angola 101-78 to clinch the lone FIBA Africa direct qualification spot at Paris 2024 . “We … Read more

Pakistan traders hold nationwide shutdown over electricity bills, inflation | Inflation News

Market closures in major cities, with shops displaying placards decrying ‘the unreasonable increase in electricity bills and taxes’. Thousands of Pakistan traders have shuttered their shops, striking over soaring energy and fuel bills stirring widespread discontent ahead of national elections. There were widespread market closures on Saturday in Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar, where abandoned bazaars … Read more

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