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U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

Published 18/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Women participate in a demonstration to ask for decriminalization of abortion in San Salvador, El Salvador, September 28, 2017. The writing on the [more…]

Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi `handmaiden to genocide`

Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi `handmaiden to genocide`

Published 13/11/2017

Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "a hand maiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims. [more…]

Trump praises `productive` China talks, but tough action seen ahead

Trump praises `productive` China talks, but tough action seen ahead

Published 10/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump lauded his Beijing meetings on trade and North Korea as "very productive", ending a visit which Chinese media declared set a "new blueprint" for handling ties, even as the White House looks set for tougher action on China. [more…]

Yemen set to run out of fuel and vaccine in a month: UNICEF

Yemen set to run out of fuel and vaccine in a month: UNICEF

Published 10/11/2017

Yemen's stocks of fuel will last until the end of November and stocks of vaccines run out in one month if a Saudi-led military coalition does not allow aid into Hodeidah port and the Sanaa airport, UNICEF's representative in the country said on Friday. [more…]

Saudi-led forces close air, sea and land access to Yemen

Saudi-led forces close air, sea and land access to Yemen

Published 06/11/2017

A Saudi-led military coalition said it will temporarily close all air, land and sea ports to Yemen to stem the flow of arms to Houthi rebels from Iran, said a statement on Monday on state news agency SPA. [more…]

Japan`s Abe says time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea

Japan`s Abe says time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea

Published 06/11/2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday it was time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea and he had agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump that China should play a bigger role in getting Pyongyang to give up its weapons programs. [more…]

Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis

Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis

Published 03/11/2017

Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems, either due to over-eating leading to obesity or a lack of food leading to undernutrition, according to a major study published on Saturday. [more…]

Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight

Published 30/10/2017

Iraqi Kurdish political parties opposed to Masoud Barzani, the outgoing Kurdistan region leader, reported attacks on their offices in several cities overnight hours after Barzani announced his resignation. [more…]

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

No role for Assad in Syria`s future: Tillerson

Published 26/10/2017

President Bashar al-Assad and his family have no role in the future of Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday ahead of peace talks aiming at a political transition scheduled to resume next month. [more…]

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Published 26/10/2017

Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday. [more…]