QATAR ‘EXTREMELY WORRIED’ ABOUT DETERIORATING HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN GAZA

Sat 13  August 2022: Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani said on Friday that his country was “extremely worried” about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza. This came during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, where he made an official two-day visit that started on Thursday. Al-Thani announced that […]

UN RIGHTS BACHELET CHIEF TO VISIT ROHINGYA CAMPS IN BANGLADESH

Distributions underway at the Kutupalong refugee camp (FILE: alimdaad.com) Sat 13  August 2022: Michelle Bachelet is to make the first visit by a UN rights chief to Bangladesh next week, including to the sprawling refugee camps home to nearly a million Rohingyas. Bachelet’s office announced Friday that the trip from Sunday to Wednesday was at […]

GERMAN MILITARY SUSPENDS OPERATIONS IN MALI: DEFENCE MINISTRY

Fri 12 August 2022: The German defence ministry said Friday it had suspended most of its operations in Mali after the local military-led government denied flyover rights to a UN peacekeeping mission. “The Malian government has once again refused to give flyover rights to a flight planned for today” for the rotation of personnel, a spokesman for […]

MONKEYPOX VIRUS VARIANTS GET NEW NAMES FROM WHO

Sat 13  August 2022: The World Health Organization (WHO) has given new names to monkeypox virus strains that are currently in circulation. This is to prevent causing any cultural or societal offense, according to a statement issued by the WHO on Friday. The WHO organized a group of worldwide experts to decide on the new […]

RISK OF NUCLEAR CONFRONTATION IS BACK AFTER DECADES: UN CHIEF GUTERRES

The Secretary-General António Guterres attends the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima. Mon 08 August 2022: The risk of nuclear conflict has resurfaced after decades, according to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who urged nuclear states to pledge not to initiate the use of their weapons. Any attack on a nuclear plant is a “suicidal thing”, Guterres said, […]

QATAR ‘EXTREMELY WORRIED’ ABOUT DETERIORATING HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN GAZA

Sat 13  August 2022: Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani said on Friday that his country was “extremely worried” about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza. This came during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, where he made an official two-day visit that started on Thursday. Al-Thani announced that […]

WHY DID ISRAEL ATTACK GAZA YET AGAIN?

Fri 12 August 2022: At least 45 people, including 16 children, were killed after Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip in the occupied territories. The health ministry in Gaza said 360 people were injured in the attacks.   Now a truce is in effect after regional mediation efforts led by Egypt paid off. […]

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