US Human Rights ‘Deteriorated’ in 2020
The situation of human rights in the United States deteriorated further in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic and the presidency of Donald Trump exacerbated pre-existing rights concerns while the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality exposed widespread racism, according to a new report on global human rights by Amnesty International released Tuesday.
Tajikistan Presidential Election Begins
Tajikistan presidential election begun on Sunday, with five candidates, including incumbent President Emomali Rahmon, running for the post.
Maestro Tjeknavorian Wins Special Books for Peace Award 2020
Iranian-Armenian composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian has been announced the winner of the Special Books for Peace Award 2020.
$1 trillion of New Corporate Debt Recorded in 2020
Companies around the world will take on as much as $1 trillion of new debt in 2020, as they try to shore up their finances against the coronavirus.
China decides not to set GDP target for 2020 due to pandemic
China made a rare decision not to set a target for its economic growth for 2020 due to uncertainties about the impact of the coronavirus.
2020 IFCPF Cup Postponed
The 2020 International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) Nations Cup has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.
Tokyo 2020 Games motto: ‘United by Emotion’
Tokyo 2020 organizers on Monday rolled out the motto for this year's Olympics, "United by Emotion".
Hong Kong Protestors on New Year Eve Pledge to ‘Keep Fighting’
TEHRAN (Iran News) – Anti-government protesters began marching in Hong Kong on New Year, demanding concessions from the city’s embattled government as the civil unrest that convulsed the Chinese-ruled city for over half a year spills into 2020. Gathering on a grass lawn in Victoria Park under grey skies, Hong Kong citizens young and old, […]
Chinese President Xi calls for Hong Kong stability in New Year
TEHRAN (Iran News) – Chinese President Xi Jinping called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. In a New Year’s address Tuesday evening, Chinese President, Xi said a peaceful, harmonious environment was key to the Asian financial hub’s prosperity, AP reported. “Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability is the wish of […]
Pope on Christmas: Don’t let church failings take God’s love away
TEHRAN (Iran News) – Pope Francis on Christmas eve has urged the world’s Catholics not to let the Church’s failings lead them away from “God’s love,” as the Catholic Church is plagued by sexual abuse and financial irregularities across the world. Addressing thousands of people during Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the […]