In Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s first in-person appearance at a UN Security Council meeting on Moscow’s invasion of his country, he told a special meeting that the Russian veto has rendered the world body “ineffective”. Zelenskyy said that the United Nations was at a dead end regarding aggressions and suggested Russia be stripped of its veto right as one of five permanent members of the post-World War II Security Council as punishment for attacking Ukraine. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken sided with the US and blamed Russia for weaponizing hunger. Russia’s Sergei Lavrov responded. Watch here.
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The US has signed an agreement with Bahrain to enhance defence and economic ties. The move is reported to be a show of support for the Gulf monarchy that faced an arms embargo a decade ago. It is to be noted that Bahrain has tense relations with nearby Iran. It is already home to the US Navy's Fifth Fleet. But as per reports, the agreement will solidify the relationship both symbolically and by boosting cooperation, including through a commitment to share intelligence. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed the deal in a ceremony with Bahrain's Crown Prince, Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa.
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A coup d'état, known more simply as a coup, is the seizure and removal of a government and its powers. It comes from the French phrase meaning a "stroke of state" or "blow of state". These transfers of power are illegal and, often violent. The transfer of power is typically given to a political faction, rebel group, the military, or a dictator. We know many of these dictators well: Adolf Hitler, Muammar Gaddafi, Francisco Franco, Idi Amin. In recent times, there have been military coups in Pakistan and Niger. Here's a look at some history-changing military coups and the men who led them.
Niger’s military has accused France of amassing forces and equipment in West African countries, alleging that this is in preparation for a “military intervention” against Niamey. Colonel Abdramane, a spokesperson for Niger’s coup leaders, made the claim on national television, stating that France is deploying its forces in member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as part of its plans. He further claimed that French military cargo aircraft have been delivering large quantities of war material and equipment to Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Benin.
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