WHO CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON COVID BOOSTER TO ADDRESS UNEQUAL GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF JABS

Wed 04 August 2021: WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on that the World Health Organization (WHO) is asking for a halt on booster COVID-19 vaccination doses until the end of September to ensure equal access to vaccines around the world. He said the move was to enable that at least 10% of the […]

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FRANCE PLEDGES $119 MILLION IN DIRECT AID TO THE LEBANESE PEOPLE

Wed 04 August 2021: France will supply Lebanon with 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 100 million Euros ($119 million) in assistance, according to French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron made the statement at an international virtual conference on Lebanon co-hosted by France and the United Nations on Wednesday. “We intend to send about 100 million […]

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UN SECURITY COUNCIL DOES NOT SUPPORT ‘RESTORATION OF ISLAMIC EMIRATE’

Wed 04 August 2021: The UN Security Council does not support “the restoration of the Islamic Emirate” in Afghanistan , a statement said Tuesday. “The members of the Security Council recognized that a sustainable peace can be achieved only through a comprehensive and inclusive Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process,” said the statement, adding that an inclusive, […]

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EXCLUSIVE: EVIDENCE POINTS TO SECRET INDIAN NAVY BASE ON MAURITIAN ISLAND

Wed 04 August 2021: Satellite imagery, financial data and on-the-ground evidence obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit point to India building a naval facility on the remote Mauritian island of Agaléga. Military experts who have analysed Al Jazeera’s evidence say an airstrip under construction will almost certainly be used for maritime patrol missions by India’s […]

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BIDEN CALLS ON NEW YORK GOVERNOR CUOMO TO RESIGN AFTER SEXUAL HARASSMENT REPORT

Wed 04 August 2021: US President Joe Biden said that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign after the state’s Attorney General concluded that he sexually harassed multiple women with whom he worked. “I think [Cuomo] should resign,” Biden said on Tuesday afternoon, joining New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Senators […]

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NEW YORK CITY WILL REQUIRE VACCINES FOR ENTRY TO RESTAURANTS

Tue 03 August 2021: New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that proof of vaccination would be required for indoor activities such as entering restaurants and attending performances. The announcement, which is likely to arouse serious controversy in some quarters, is the latest in a string of initiatives aimed at encouraging more residents […]

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BELARUS EXILE GROUP LEADER VITALY SHISHOV FOUND HANGED IN UKRAINE

Tue 03 August 2021: Ukrainian police announced Tuesday that a Belarusian opposition politician who went missing on Monday was found dead in one of Kyiv’s parks. Vitaly Shishov, the head of Belarusian House in Ukraine (BDU), was reported missing by his partner on Monday after he failed to return from a run and could not be reached […]

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