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115,000 health workers have died from Covid, says WHO

115,000 health workers have died from Covid, says WHO

GENEVA: At least 115,000 health and care workers have died from Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, the WHO…
Pressure mounts on Belarus over forced landing

Pressure mounts on Belarus over forced landing

BRUSSELS: European countries moved to isolate Belarus on Monday by cutting air ties after it provoked an international outcry by…
EU gears up to reopen borders to vaccinated travellers

EU gears up to reopen borders to vaccinated travellers

BRUSSELS: European Union member states on Wednesday agreed to reopen the bloc’s borders to travellers who have been fully vaccinated…
India’s virus cases decline, but WHO expert says positive tests ominously high

India’s virus cases decline, but WHO expert says positive tests ominously high

NEW DELHI: India reported a further decline in new coronavirus cases on Monday but daily deaths remained above 4,000 and…
US puts brake on UN Council statement over Gaza situation

US puts brake on UN Council statement over Gaza situation

NEW YORK: The United States is delaying United Nations Security Council efforts to issue a public statement on escalating tensions…
WHO terms Indian variant a global concern

WHO terms Indian variant a global concern

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation said on Monday that the B.1.617 variant first identified in India last year was being…
Variant causing India’s Covid explosion, says WHO

Variant causing India’s Covid explosion, says WHO

GENEVA: A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and it is feared it could be dodging some vaccine…
WHO approves China’s Sinopharm vaccine

WHO approves China’s Sinopharm vaccine

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation approved a Covid-19 vaccine from China’s state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm for emergency use on Friday, a…
UN urges Israel to call off forced evictions in east Jerusalem

UN urges Israel to call off forced evictions in east Jerusalem

GENEVA: The United Nations urged Israel on Friday to call off any forced evictions in occupied east Jerusalem, warning that…
Nearly half of UN rights council states behind activist reprisals: report

Nearly half of UN rights council states behind activist reprisals: report

GENEVA: Nearly half the countries serving on the UN Human Rights Council have been cited for conducting reprisals against activists,…
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