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Afghan forces besiege jail seized by Islamic State, hundreds of prisoners missing

Afghan forces besiege jail seized by Islamic State, hundreds of prisoners missing

Published 03/08/2020

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces laid siege to a prison seized by Islamic State fighters in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, [more…]

Islamic State storm Afghan jail, freeing hundreds of prisoners

Islamic State storm Afghan jail, freeing hundreds of prisoners

Published 03/08/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - More than 300 prisoners were at large on Monday after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor’s spokesman [more…]

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

Published 03/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for [more…]

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Published 27/07/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread [more…]

Spain does not reject conditions on EU fund transfers: foreign minister

Spain does not reject conditions on EU fund transfers: foreign minister

Published 20/07/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain does not reject the setting of conditions on the disbursement of European Union funds to help countries recover from the coronavirus [more…]

UAE wants to see a return of Libya’s oil production with safeguards: minister

UAE wants to see a return of Libya’s oil production with safeguards: minister

Published 13/07/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates wants to see a return of Libya’s oil production as soon as possible but with safeguards in place [more…]

UK hopes for socially distanced performances at cultural venues, minister says

UK hopes for socially distanced performances at cultural venues, minister says

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain hopes to permit outdoor and socially distanced performances at cultural venues, minister Oliver Dowden said on Monday, after announcing a nearly [more…]

U.S. Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown

U.S. Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown

Published 02/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 75 U.S. senators and House members on Thursday urged the Trump administration to take a tougher stance on China over [more…]

Biodegradable grass fresco in Geneva marks U.N.’s 75th anniversary

Biodegradable grass fresco in Geneva marks U.N.’s 75th anniversary

Published 26/06/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - A French artist has painted a large biodegradable fresco on the lawn of the United Nations’ European headquarters in Geneva, marking Friday’s [more…]

Coronvirus pandemic has been exacerbated by politicisation: WHO

Coronvirus pandemic has been exacerbated by politicisation: WHO

Published 22/06/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - The global coronavirus pandemic has been exacerbated by polititicisation, the World Health Organization’s director general said on Monday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was [more…]