Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that protests by farmers against three laws brought by his government were politically motivated, as he touted the success of an agricultural scheme launched last year.
Jordan called on the international community to put pressure on the Israeli regime to cease demolishing Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank, and rescind a threat to destroy Palestinian educational centers.
Russia said on Friday US “narcoterrorism” charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were absurd, adding that sanctions on Caracas could become “a tool of genocide” amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres once again described the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as an achievement of multilateral diplomacy, urging regional and international players to ensure the continuation of the international deal.
The Samaritans expects to receive hundreds of thousands of calls over the festive period, with figures revealing that one in three people who contacted the British charity on Christmas Day last year were seeking help with loneliness.