WFP director for Afghanistan warns of ‘tsunami of hunger'

WFP director for Afghanistan warns of ‘tsunami of hunger'

Friday, 14 January 2022 | AP | Brussels

Afghanistan is facing a "tsunami of hunger" because of a shortage of funds that's needed to keep the supply of food intact as country teeters on the edge of economic run with more than half of the population struggling to eat this winter, a senior official with the United Nations...

3rd Chinese city goes into lockdown ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics as Covid cases spiral

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 | PTI | Beijing

The COVID-19 cases spiralled in China ahead of the next month's Beijing Winter Olympics as authorities effectively put Anyang under lockdown, the third city after Xian and Tianjin, confining over 20 million people to their homes to arrest the spread of the contagion. Anyang, a city of 5.5 million population in...

Nepal imposes partial curb in Kathmandu Valley after Covid surge: Health ministry

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 | PTI | Kathmandu

Nepal on Tuesday imposed a partial lockdown across the Kathmandu Valley due to the recent surge in the coronavirus cases, the health ministry said. Termed as smart lockdown, the Ministry of Health and Population said that under the new guidelines gathering of more than 25 people in public places have been...

Singapore says 30% Covid-19 deaths in 2021 were fully vaccinated

Tuesday, 11 January 2022 | PTI | Singapore

Fully vaccinated individuals accounted for 30 per cent of Singapore's total COVID-19 related deaths last  year, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament on Monday. The minister said that Singapore last year registered 802 deaths due to the coronavirus, out of which 247 were fully vaccinated people. Most of the...

Philippines reports 3rd day of record virus cases

Tuesday, 11 January 2022 | AP

Manila: The Philippines on Monday reported a record  high number of new COVID-19 cases for third day, logging 33,169 infections. The positivity rate, or percentage of tested people whose results came out positive, also soared to 46 per cent, another record high since pandemic started two years ago. Monday's tally...

UK records ‘terrible toll' of 1.5L Covid-19 pandemic deaths

Monday, 10 January 2022 | PTI | London

The UK crossed another grim Covid-19 milestone after recording 150,000 deaths since the pandemic hit the country in 2020, even as the Omicron variant surge continues with a further 1,46,390 daily infections and 313 deaths on Saturday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the coronavirus pandemic has "taken a terrible toll...

164 killed in week of protests: Kazakhstan

Monday, 10 January 2022 | AP | Moscow

Kazakhstan's Health Ministry said on Sunday that 164 people have been killed in protests that have rocked the country over the past week. The figures reported on the state news channel Khabar-24 are a significant rise from previous tallies. It is not clear if the deaths refer only to civilians or...

NATO ready for dialogue with Russia: Stoltenberg

Sunday, 09 January 2022 | IANS | Brussels

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) remains ready for meaningful dialogue with Russia, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. Addressing a press conference following the extraordinary meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Stoltenberg on Friday said that the meeting addressed Russia's military build-up around Ukraine and the implications for...

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