19 August 2019


The Berlin Conference to Divide Africa

The Colonization of the Continent by European Powers

‘JC’s actions can undermine independence of judiciary’

KONFRONTASI -  The Judicial Council’s recent action against some judges of Biratnagar High Court has touched off a debate in the legal sector with some legal experts saying the  JC needs to strike a balance while taking punitive action against erring judges.

The JC had taken punitive action against some BHC judges for passing erroneous order in the 33.5 kg gold smuggling and Sanam Shakya murder case. It sacked BHC Judge Umesh Kumar Singh and served warning letters to two other judges Thir Bahadur Karki, and Sadhuram Sapkota.

India envoy happy with positive trend of trade with Iran

KONFRONTASI-India’s ambassador to Iran says trade between the two countries is on a positive trajectory despite sanctions imposed by the United States which have hampered New Delhi’s energy imports from Tehran.

“Both Iran and India are large, developing economies with solid fundamentals. Both countries are benefiting from their respective demographic advantages. I see our economic partnership as being on a positive trajectory,” said Gaddam Dharmendra in an interview with Iranian ILNA news agency published on Saturday.

Yemeni separatists quit some Aden posts; Houthis attack Saudi oil plant

KONFRONTASI- Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim seat of Yemen’s ousted Saudi-backed government.

The separatists’ takeover of Aden has strained a Saudi-led military coalition formed to confront the Iranian-aligned Houthis, who bombed a Saudi oil facility on Saturday.

Lebanese Islamic resistance front proved it is possible to defeat Israel: Zarif

KONFRONTASI - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the Lebanese Islamic resistance movement has proved that it is possible to defeat the Zionist regime of Israel.

“The Lebanese people and the Islamic resistance have proved to the world the truth that the Zionist entity can be defeated. No matter how much this entity wants to wage wars, set fires and shed the blood of the people in this region, it cannot,” he told in a joint interview with Al-Ahed and Al-Nour Radio published on Tuesday.

João Félix: The teenage wonderkid set to light up La Liga

KONFRONTASI -  The teenager joined Atlético Madrid for €126 million from Portuguese Champions Benfica and was quickly handed the number 7 shirt. João Félix however, has adapted quickly to life at Atlético; with a spectacular display against Juventus to round up pre-season.

Prince Hisahito leaves for Bhutan in 1st foreign trip

KONFRONTASI -  Prince Hisahito left for Bhutan Friday, in the first foreign trip for the 12-year-old, who is second in line to the throne.

The prince is being accompanied by his parents, Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, on the private trip.

Prince Hisahito and Crown Princess Kiko took the same flight together, while Crown Prince Akishino, first in line to the throne, boarded a different flight in case of any accident. The crown prince is the younger brother of the Emperor.

What Are Trump and Netanyahu Afraid Of?

KONFRONTASI - It is difficult to stomach the notion that an American president would put pressure on Israel to deny entry to two members of the United States Congress.

Moscow Celebrates Indonesian Independence Day

Anna Mamedova and Ilya Kolnin, along with other Russian and Indonesian people were performing the gamelan ensemble at the celebration of Indonesian Independence Day in Moscow, August 17, 2017. Tempo/Purwani Diah Prabandari


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