PETROL RATIONING AND PRICE HIKES TAKE IRANIANS BY SURPRISE

Sat 16 November 2019: The government in Iran had announced that – effective immediately – petrol would be rationed and prices would triple. In the early hours of Friday morning, Iranian state television broadcasted a statement by the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company saying petrol will now be rationed across the country using smart fuel cards. […]

2.4M PEOPLE FOOD INSECURE IN AFRICA’S SAHEL REGION: UN

Sat 16 November 2019: Some 2.4 million people are food secure in Africa’s Central Sahel region, the UN said in a report on Friday. The region which includes the three states of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger also has 20 million people living in armed conflict, it added. “Conflict is moving forward and moving fast,” […]

US DRUGMAKER WINS EUROPEAN APPROVAL FOR FIRST-EVER EBOLA VACCINE

Tue 12 November 2019: Merck’s vaccine, Ervebo, is approved for people over 18 years old and has already been used under emergency guidelines. United States drugmaker Merck & Co Inc on Monday received approval from the European Commission to market its Ebola vaccine, less than a month after a European medicines panel backed the first-ever vaccine against the deadly […]

TRUMP GRANTS PARDONS TO US SOLDIERS ACCUSED OF WAR CRIME

Sat 16 November 2019: US President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned a former soldier convicted of murder and a Green Beret charged with killing a suspected Taliban bomb-maker, the latest in a series of controversial pardons that critics have decried as an abuse of power. Trump dismissed a second degree murder conviction against Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, who […]

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