New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron will co-chair a summit in Paris next month focused at ending social media use to organize and promote terrorism. World leaders and tech company executives are invited to commit to a pledge called the "Christchurch Call" designed to eradicate terrorism.
China's belt and road initiative is getting a full revamp as the government is toning down the rhetoric and increasing oversight. This is being done in response to a large number of corruption allegations that followed the initiative's largest projects. They are adding a number of anti-corruption mechanisms and restricting the use of the BRI brand.
Kashmir Media Service revealed that IOK completely shut down on Tuesday due to the bad treatment and incarceration of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi. The call for the protest was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership.
The Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for the suicide bombings during Easter celebrations in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured another 500. Two of the bombers attacked the Shangri-La Hotel, and others targeted three churches and two hotels. Another hotel and house were also hit.
Last month, Christian Louboutin announced the release of a shoe that was inspired by Pakistan's traditional Peshawari chappal. The shoe is called the 'Imran' and has sparked criticism for cultural appropriation from Pakistanis. The cobblers that typically make these shoes get paid much less than designer prices.
Sri Lanka remains in a state of emergency after the attacks that took place on Sunday and killed 300 people. The motives and the identity of the perpetrator are still unknown. According to some sources, the government was given security alerts by both the US and Indian intelligence before the attacks, however, no action was taken.
US plant-based meat producing company 'Beyond Meat' has started raising money by issuing shares that would value the company at $1.2 billion. The company has recently made its launch in the UK and is attempting to tap into the growing popularity of veganism. They intend to use the money to expand both production and research and development.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office has stated that they have "not yet seen" any reports linking the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka to last month's mosque shooting in Christchurch. The suicide bombing that has killed more than 300 people, were carried out in revenge for last month's attack on mosques in New Zealand according to the initial police report.
After months of protests, the people of Sudan are continuing to fight for a transition to a democratically elected civilian government. The movement has brought together people from all over the country. Women and other minority groups have been an important part of the movement and calls for equality are being made at many of the protests.
Five democrat candidates running for president in the US took part in question and answer sessions at democratic presidential town halls on CNN. Bernie Sanders created controversy due to his answer to a question regarding the voting rights of inmates by saying that everyone, even those on death row should have the right to vote.