US REPORT ON KHASHOGGI MURDER CRITICAL FOR JUSTICE: UN EXPERT

Thu 25 February 2021: The pending release of an unclassified United States intelligence report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be a critical step in the ongoing search for justice, a leading United Nations expert has said. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said the report by […]

FACEBOOK BANS ALL MYANMAR MILITARY-LINKED ACCOUNTS

Thu 25 February 2021: Facebook on Thursday announced that it was banning Myanmar military junta from its Facebook and Instagram platforms. The decision has come as there is no let-up in anti-coup protests and military’s brutal crackdown against the protesters. Myanmar military removed civilian government headed by Aung San Suu Kyi in a coup on February […]

MOROCCO PLANS TO LEGALISE CANNABIS FARMING FOR MEDICINAL USE

Thu 25 February 2021: Morocco plans to allow the farming, export and domestic sale of cannabis for medical and industrial use, the government said today, a move it hopes will help impoverished farmers in the Rif mountains amid a growing legal global market for the drug, Reuters reports. Past attempts to legalise cannabis farming in Morocco […]

EU MEMBER STATES AIMS TO CREATE GLOBAL VACCINE CERTIFICATE

Wed 24 February 2021: The European Union is preparing the ground for vaccine passports. A common approach for mutual recognition of vaccination documentation is of the “utmost importance,” the commission said earlier this month, adding that it wants “an appropriate trust framework” to be agreed upon by the end of January — “to allow member states’ […]

DIGITAL PLATFORMS CREATING NEW LABOR CHALLENGES: UN

Wed 24 February 2021: Digital labor platforms are creating new job opportunities, allowing flexible work for some, but they are also changing the way it is organized leading workers to struggle with pay and social security, the head of the International Labor Organization said Tuesday. The UN body released its flagship report, World Employment and […]

MOROCCO PLANS TO LEGALISE CANNABIS FARMING FOR MEDICINAL USE

Thu 25 February 2021: Morocco plans to allow the farming, export and domestic sale of cannabis for medical and industrial use, the government said today, a move it hopes will help impoverished farmers in the Rif mountains amid a growing legal global market for the drug, Reuters reports. Past attempts to legalise cannabis farming in Morocco […]

PODCAST | AFTER INAUGURATION, WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE US?

Thu 21 January 2021: Donald Trump is leaving office today as Joseph Biden assumes the presidency and command over a deeply divided nation. But the transfer of power is taking place under military presence as many National Guard troops patrol the US Capitol and Washington, DC. In today’s episode, we have got a roundup of […]

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