JUDGES IN LEBANON RESIGN OVER POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN JUDICIARY

Sat 27 November 2021: Three Lebanese judges have resigned in protest of the interference by politicians in the judiciary, as significant cases continue to be hijacked and influenced by political actors. The ongoing investigation into the catastrophic explosion that hit large parts of the capital Beirut last year is one such case, with the investigation and the […]

SOUTH KOREA CONSIDERING TO STOP COVERING THE MEDICAL BILLS OF UNVACCINATED

Sat 27 November 2021: According to South Korean news agency Newsis, South Korean government is considering making unvaccinated citizens pay a portion of the cost of COVID-19 treatment. The initiative aims to boost the country’s vaccination rate, which is currently at 79.4 percent for the general population and 91.2 percent for adults. However, the recent […]

SOUTH AFRICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SAYS OMICRON VARIANT CAUSES ‘MILD DISEASE’

Sat 27 November 2021: The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus results in mild disease, without prominent syndromes, Angelique Coetzee, the chairwoman of the South African Medical Association, told Sputnik on Saturday. The World Health Organization (WHO) identified on Friday the new South African strain as one of concern, as it is reported to carry […]

GERMANY: COVID-19 SITUATION “MORE SERIOUS THAN EVER”, SAYS HEALTH MINISTER

Sat 27 November 2021: As Germany is hit by the fourth COVID-19 wave, the situation in the country is “more serious than ever,” acting Minister of Health Jens Spahn told journalists here on Friday. “The situation is dramatically serious, more serious than it’s been at any point in the pandemic,” Spahn said, stressing that “the […]

ONE WOMAN OR GIRL KILLED BY FAMILY MEMBERS EVERY 11 MINUTES GLOBALLY, SAYS UN

Sat 27 November 2021: A woman or girl is being killed by someone in their family every 11 minutes in the world, UNODC Executive Director, Ghada Waly said on Thursday and Anadolu News Agency reports. “In 2020, 47,000 women and girls worldwide died at the hands of intimate partners or other family members, according to new data […]

JUDGES IN LEBANON RESIGN OVER POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN JUDICIARY

Sat 27 November 2021: Three Lebanese judges have resigned in protest of the interference by politicians in the judiciary, as significant cases continue to be hijacked and influenced by political actors. The ongoing investigation into the catastrophic explosion that hit large parts of the capital Beirut last year is one such case, with the investigation and the […]

PODCAST | HOW ONE OF BOSNIA’S PRESIDENTS MAY TEAR THE COUNTRY APART

Fri 12 November 2021: Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik is taking steps that international leaders warn are “tantamount to secession” and there are fears his threats could dismantle the delicate agreement holding the country together. The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995 was the bloodiest one in Europe since World War II, […]

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