U.N. climate chief looks to Biden to boost global action
A swift resurgence in U.S. leadership under President-Elect Joe Biden and wealthy nations fulfilling a promise of cash for poorer countries could galvanise action on climate change this year, the United Nations climate chief said on Tuesday.
U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters outside the White House that he would be 'making an announcement' on Saudi Arabia on Monday, with regards to the country's role in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, though a White House official suggested it won't be anything new. Jayson Albano reports.
Despite promising to punish senior Saudi leaders while on the campaign trail, President Joe Biden declined to apply sanctions to the one the US intelligence community determined is responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
President Joe Biden says Americans are “one step closer” to relief after the House voted to approve the $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package. CNN’s Joe Johns explains the president’s short remarks as the bill heads to the Senate.
In brief remarks on Saturday from the White House's Roosevelt Room, Biden said he called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to thank her for her support and urged the Senate to take up the American Rescue Plan quickly. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Myanmar's U.N. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun has been fired, state television said on Saturday, a day after he urged the United Nations to use "any means necessary" to reverse the Feb. 1 military coup. Fred Katayama reports.
India called on Myanmar leadership to resolve differences in peaceful and constructive manner. 'Rule of law and democratic process must be upheld and those detained be released'. It urged all stakeholders to restore democratic order. India has been steadfast in support to the process of democratic transition in Myanmar. At UNSC meet on the Middle East, India reaffirmed support to the Palestinian cause. It advised for establishment of a sovereign, viable and independent state of Palestine living side by side in peace and security with Israel. 'Recent diplomatic efforts to revive the stalled peace talks are encouraging'. India also acknowledged Egypt's efforts in facilitating the Cairo agreement. India is in the process of sending another batch of medicines as a grant to the Palestinian people. It will facilitate an early supply of Made in India vaccines to Palestine. At UNSC meet on Somalia, India condemned frequent terror attacks by Al-Shabaab. It said that Somali security forces and institutions need continued support to tackle Al Shabaab and other armed groups. India asked for transition of security from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to Somali security forces, keeping in mind ground realities.