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New Saarc secy from Pakistan assumes office
Mar 01, 2017 22:43 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
HT File
what happened: Amjad Hussain B Sial assumed office after India cleared the decks for his appointment.
what it means: Indo-Pak tensions resulted in last year's Saarc Summit being cancelled, casting a cloud over Sial’s appointment. If even one member state rejects an appointment, it cannot go ahead.
what next: Sial will now have the challenge of getting members to agree to go ahead with the stalled summit.
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New Trump travel ban to exclude Iraq from list
Mar 01, 2017 22:37 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
AFP File
what happened: A White House official said the new order may also temporarily halt all refugee admissions to US.
what it means: The decision to exclude Iraq followed pressure from the Pentagon and state department, who urged the White House to reconsider Iraq's inclusion, given its key role in fighting the Islamic State.
what next: Trump is expected to sign the new order on Wednesday.
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Norway mass killer not treated inhumanely, says court
Mar 01, 2017 22:31 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
Reuters
what happened: Anders Breivik said his being held in isolation in prison meant he was being treated "inhumanely".
what it means: Breivik killed 77 people in 2011 because they valued multiculturalism. The court ruled his isolation was justified by the danger he poses to society and the violence to which he may be subjected to.
what next: His lawyer announced he will file an appeal in Norway's Supreme Court.
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Fillon vows to stay in French presidential race
Mar 01, 2017 22:14 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
AP
what happened: The former premier’s (C) star has waned after being investigated for a financial scandal.
what it means: He has been hit by allegations of paying his family for fake parliamentary jobs. Fillon claims the justice system is being manipulated to prevent him from standing in the vote.
what next: His summons means that investigating magistrates believe there is enough evidence to charge him.