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Roving Periscope: Facing the ICC warrant, Putin gets diplomatic immunity in South Africa for BRICS Summit

Virendra Pandit    New Delhi: South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Russian President Vladimir Putin, against whom the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague had issued an arrest warrant two months ago for his alleged war crimes in Ukraine, enabling him to participate in the forthcoming BRICS Summit in August 2023. Pretoria has […]

Russia: Belarus President Lukashenko rushed to a Moscow hospital after meeting with Putin

Virendra Pandit   New Delhi: After he met his close ally Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko was rushed to a hospital in the Russian capital, the media reported on Monday. An opposition leader in Belarus claimed that the Kremlin poisoned President Lukashenko. Stating that Lukashenko was in critical condition at the Central […]