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About 8 days ago

UN Secretary-General Warns of 'Nuclear Annihilation'

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has warned that the world is in danger with humanity being only one misstep away from 'nuclear annihilation.' 'Today, humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,' Guterres warned on Monday at the opening of the 10th review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at the UN's headquarters in New York which was held after a two-year delay due to the COVID pandemic. Citing ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 18 days ago

WHO Declares Rapidly Spreading Monkeypox Outbreak a Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an 'extraordinary' situation that now qualifies as a global emergency, a declaration Saturday that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines. Although monkeypox has been established in parts of central and west Africa for decades, it was not known to spark large outbreaks beyond the continent or to ...
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Al Manar
About 22 days ago

EU Efforts Insufficient to Get through Winter without Russian Gas: IEA

Europe’s efforts to diversify suppliers will not be enough to get it through winter without Russian gas, the head of the International Energy Agency warned Monday (18 July), urging immediate efforts to cut demand. The comments by the IEA’s director Fatih Birol came as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed an energy deal in Baku, under which deliveries of Azerbaijani gas will double over the next few years. But Birol ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 27 days ago

WHO Demands Return of Covid Masks

With cases of Covid-19 trending upward globally, World Health Organization Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on Tuesday for authorities to bring back masking, ventilation, and social distancing. Speaking during a weekly briefing, Tedros stated that “the virus is running freely, and countries are not effectively managing the disease.” With the WHO concluding last week that the virus remains a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’, Tedros asserted that the pandemic ...
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Al Manar
About 35 days ago

No Plans for Bases in Sweden, Finland: NATO

NATO says it has no plans to deploy troops and infrastructure to Sweden and Finland once the two Nordic countries become a member of the Western military alliance, as the process to ratify Sweden and Finland as the newest members of the 30-member bloc has been formally launched. NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana made the remark on Tuesday, saying the US-led military alliance would lean on the 'formidable national forces' of ...
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Al Manar
About 40 days ago

Revival of JCPOA Requires Abundant Concession, Effort: UN Spokesman

Spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations Stéphane Dujarric has underlined that the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal needs abundant courage, concession, and effort. Pointing to UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary Anne DiCarlo’s comment on the implementation of Resolution 2231, Dujarric said after the UN Security Council meeting on Thursday, 'As she said, it was a difficult diplomatic agreement to reach.' Emphasizing the need for returning ...
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Al Manar
About 40 days ago

WHO Expects Increase in Coronavirus Infections

The World Health Organization announced that it expects high levels of the Corona epidemic this summer in Europe, calling for close monitoring of the virus, after the number of daily cases tripled a month ago. 'With countries across Europe lifting the social measures that were imposed, the virus will spread at high levels during the summer,' said Hans Kluge, director of the organization's European branch. WHO added in a written statement, that ...
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Al Manar
About 42 days ago

NATO to Quickly Ratify Sweden, Finland Membership after Turkey Drops Veto

NATO leaders are to formally invite Finland and Sweden to join the military alliance Wednesday after a last-minute agreement was reached with Turkey to allow the Nordic countries to join. The 30 NATO members are meeting in the Spanish capital this week where they are expected to adapt adapt their military stance towards Russia as the war in Ukraine enters its fifth month. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the deal between Ankara, ...
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Al Manar
About 42 days ago

NATO Officially Amends 'Strategic Concept' to Consider Russia a Threat

NATO leaders in Madrid labeled Russia a threat to their security during the summit on Wednesday, with alliance's chief Jens Stoltenberg saying that NATO will “state clearly that Russia poses a direct threat to our security,” as the alliance seeks to upgrade its defense response, by strengthening its eastern flank, given the ongoing war in Ukraine. Stoltenberg stated that the summit in Madrid is considered “historic and transformative', adding that the leaders ...
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