ISRAELI FORCES ANNOUNCE AIR AND GROUND TROOPS ARE ATTACKING GAZA

Fri 14 May 2021: In a statement on Twitter, the Israel Defense Forces said military forces are attacking Gaza. IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip. — Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 13, 2021 Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett, reporting from southern Israel, described sounds of artillery being fired into Gaza and machine-gun fire […]

PROBE ORDERED AFTER BODIES FOUND BURIED ON RIVERBANK IN UP’S UNNAO

Thu 13 May 2021: Just days after bodies were found floating in the river Ganga in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, similar sightings are now being reported in UP’s Unnao district. Several bodies were reportedly seen buried in the sand near the river bank in Unnao’s Buksar village. The bodies were found to be in various […]

SOUTH AFRICA: PUBLIC TO COMMENT ON BILL PROPOSING TIGHTER GUN CONTROLS

Thu 13 May 2021: The public will soon comment on the Firearms Amendment Bill of 2021, which proposes tighter controls and management of firearms as well as the establishment of the National Firearms Register. In a Cabinet statement released on Thursday, Cabinet said it had approved the publication of the Bill for public comment. “The […]

CHINA SUPPORTS WTO’S PROPOSAL TO WAIVE COVID-19 VACCINE PATENTS

Thu 13 May 2021: China’s Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday that Beijing supports a proposal by the World Trade Organization for an intellectual property protection waiver on COVID-19 vaccines to enter the consultation stage. British and European Union officials have been skeptical about the usefulness of a US proposal to waive patent […]

COVID CASES DECLINE, BUT VACCINE DISPARITY IS HUGE THREAT: WHO CHIEF

Tue 11 May 2021: COVID-19 cases and deaths are falling in most regions, including the worst affected Americas and Europe areas, but the “shocking global disparity” in vaccine access is one of the biggest risks to ending the pandemic, the World Health Organization chief said Monday.
 “We’re now seeing a plateau in the number of […]

CHINA SUPPORTS WTO’S PROPOSAL TO WAIVE COVID-19 VACCINE PATENTS

Thu 13 May 2021: China’s Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday that Beijing supports a proposal by the World Trade Organization for an intellectual property protection waiver on COVID-19 vaccines to enter the consultation stage. British and European Union officials have been skeptical about the usefulness of a US proposal to waive patent […]

PODCAST | MUSLIMS IN FRANCE CONTEND WITH A SHIFTING CENTER

Fri 09 April 2021: When France’s President Emmanuel Macron announced a controversial bill on “Islamist separatism” last year, members of the country’s Muslim population worried about what would happen next. Now, the bill has reached the Senate. As France’s politicians try to outmaneuver each other from the right, what impact will their politicking have on a […]

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