‘Really no way’ Trump could be removed from office before Inauguration Day, expert says – National

With 11 days left until president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris are sworn into office, the Democratic party is reportedly rushing to levy another round of impeachment articles against Donald Trump. The calls for his removal from office come after violent protests in Washington saw the Capitol building breached and left five […]

America could learn from elections in Canada, other countries: expert – National

The United States could have avoided the “crippling political paralysis” it is experiencing if it had a central elections administrator like in other democracies, says an American professor who teaches in Canada. Prof. Jason Opal of the history and classical studies department at McGill University in Montreal said he worries his country’s “hyper-partisan hatred” […]

UN expert voices human rights concerns as Rohingya denied vote during Myanmar election – National

An independent human rights expert working with the United Nations is calling on Myanmar’s government and military leadership to stop persecuting supporters of the opposition ahead of Sunday’s general election. Thomas Andrews, a former U.S. congressman from Maine who is the U.N. special investigator on Myanmar, called for free and fair elections but expressed […]

Worst impacts on poverty from coronavirus crisis ‘still to come,’ UN expert says – National

The United Nations independent expert on poverty is warning that the worst impacts from the coronavirus pandemic on poverty are yet to come, and that measures taken by governments to protect people so far have been insufficient. “The social safety nets put into place are full of holes,” said Olivier De Schutter, a Belgian […]

Beijing has marginalised India in the region: Indian expert

ISLAMABAD: Indian defence journalist and a former military officer Pravin Sawhney has criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for mishandling the border dispute with China and said that Beijing has marginalised India in the region. Participating in a webinar hosted by the Centre for International Strategic Studies (CISS) on military clashes between Indian and […]