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Moscow/Sputnik: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday discussed the coronavirus vaccines rollout, Afghanistan, Iran and China, the British government said. more
Pandemic showcases need for partnerships: ECOSOC President

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how all countries are connected, underscoring that global cooperation and solidarity are the only way out of the crisis, senior UN officials said ...

Europe: COVID must spark rethink to prioritize ‘human lives’ over economic policies

New York: The devastating impact of COVID-19 serves as a stark reminder that the European Union must “put human lives” above economic policy considerations, that privilege com ...

Emmanuel Macron to unveil phased plan to ease France's COVID-19 restrictions

Paris/Xinhua: French President Emmanuel Macron will unveil a "progressive and phased" plan to relax the country's coronavirus rules on Friday, Prime Minister Jean Castex sai ...

Nepal bans movement of people, vehicle in Kathmandu Valley

As Nepali’s capital Kathmandu  continued to record a surge in the Covid-19 cases, the district administration has decided to restrict the movement of people and vehicle startin ...

Bangladesh extends restrictions on movement for one week

Amid a continuous surge in Covid-19 cases, Bangladesh has decided to extend restrictions on the movement of people for one more week, reported The Daily Star.

Iraq: UN representative calls for ‘stronger protection measures’ after fatal fire in COVID hospital

New York: The UN Special Representative in Iraq expressed “shock and pain” on Sunday over a deadly accident that befell a COVID-19 hospital in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.

UN-led aid convoy brings 23 tonnes of humanitarian goods across contact line in east Ukraine

New York: Twenty-three tonnes of urgently needed aid items have reached the eastern Ukrainian province around Donetsk, after a humanitarian convoy crossed the contact line into non-Govern ...

Ex-US official feels WHO COVID-19 report was focused on 'pleasing' China

Washington: A former US National Security Council's senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense has said the recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the origin of ...

Museums must not be overlooked in pandemic recovery, UNESCO chief warns

New York: Faced with alarming and extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s museums are of “fundamental importance” to reviving cultural life and prese ...