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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 9 days ago

UN Secretary General Welcomes Yemeni Prisoner Release Pact

A spokesman for U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the U.N. chief welcomes the agreement to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners in Yemen. Stephane Dujarric said in a statement Monday that Guterres “urges the parties to build on this momentum and finalize arrangements for the release of all remaining detainees.” The Yemeni government, which is backed by a Saudi-led aggression coalition, and the national parties reached the prisoner exchange deal after meeting ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 13 days ago

WHO Says Karabakh Fighting Helping Spread Virus in Region

World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that the fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenian forces over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region has helped spread the coronavirus in the territory. More than two weeks of conflict between the Caucasus rivals has left almost 600 dead, according to partial tolls, as fighting breaches a Moscow-brokered ceasefire signed last week. 'As we have been repeatedly saying, Covid 19 does not respect borders or lines,' WHO spokesman Tarik ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 17 days ago

NATO Refuses to Commit to Withdrawal from Afghanistan

NATO has dismissed US President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement to pull out all of US forces from Afghanistan by the end of the year, saying that members of the military alliance will decide together on when to withdraw forces from the war-ravaged country. Trump announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he was going to bring all US troops home from Afghanistan by Christmas. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reacted to the president’s ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 20 days ago

Europe Must Go Beyond Science to Survive Covid-19 Crisis: WHO

The World Health Organization [WHO] said European countries will need to “move beyond biomedical science” to overcome Covid-19 as “pandemic fatigue” and new infections rapidly rise across the continent. Hans Kluge, the WHO’s Europe director, said that while fatigue from months of uncertainty and disruption was measured differently in different countries, aggregated survey data from across the region suggested that in some cases it had reached levels of over 60%. Medical science ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 20 days ago

COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Ready by Year-End: WHO's Tedros

A vaccine against COVID-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, without elaborating. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, addressing the end of a two-day meeting of its Executive Board on the pandemic, said: 'We will need vaccines and there is hope that by the end of this year we may have a vaccine. There is hope.' Nine experimental vaccines are in the ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 20 days ago

Greek Premier Meets with NATO Chief over Tension with Turkey

Greece’s prime minister reiterated on Tuesday that his country is prepared to hold talks with fellow NATO member Turkey about a dispute over maritime boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean. Speaking after meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Athens, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the dispute, which saw Greek and Turkish warships facing off in the eastern Mediterranean, was a threat to NATO’s cohesion. However, he said he reiterated that Greece ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 21 days ago

WHO Calls for Action against Rising 'Pandemic Fatigue'

The World Health Organization warned European countries Tuesday about 'pandemic fatigue' which it says threatens the continent's ability to tackle the coronavirus. 'Although fatigue is measured in different ways, and levels vary per country, it is now estimated to have reached over 60 percent in some cases,' WHO Europe director Dr Hans Kluge said. He said this is based on 'aggregated survey data from countries across the region.' Citizens have made 'huge ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 26 days ago

WHO Chief Tedros: Actual COVID-19 Death Toll “Certainly Higher” Than 1Mln

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus while speaking at a high-level UN General Assembly meeting on Wednesday said that the actual number of deaths due to COVID-19 was 'certainly higher' than one million. The global COVID-19 death toll shot past the grim one million mark earlier in the day. Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for greater cooperation among nations and has urged them to share information regarding tests and treatments. As ...
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American Herald Tribune
AHTribune
About 31 days ago

Enemies Lists on Display at the United Nations

The opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York each September is generally notable for its two weeks of speeches by heads of state, foreign ministers and other government officials addressing their own fellow citizens through the...
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