UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock has warned of the dire economic situation in Syria which is resulting in a humanitarian crisis.  Lowcock said before the UN Security Council: “Around 60 per cent of the Syrian population, that’s 12.4 million people, do not have regular access to enough safeContinue Reading

The Technology and Innovation Report 2021 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) states that recent developments in frontier technologies, including artificial intelligence, robotics and biotechnology, have shown tremendous potential for sustainable development. Yet, they also risk increasing inequalities by exacerbating and creating new digital divides betweenContinue Reading

On 25th February, supporters of the Myanmar military took out a march and clashed violently with the pro-democracy protests, beating them with Iron rod and sticks. Reports claim that  at least two people were stabbed in the attacks, which occurred after hundreds of pro-military demonstrators marched through central Yangon towardsContinue Reading

Australia has passed a law mandating the Facebook and Google will now have to pay for news content. In case of non-compliance, the two internet giants will face arbitration. Josh Frydenberg, one of the architects of the new law tweeted: “  The Morrison Government’s world-leading news media bargaining code hasContinue Reading

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pasniiyan has said that the army may be planning an attempted coup against him and take control of the country. The army “must obey the people and elected authorities,” he told thousands of supporters in the capital Yerevan. His opponents held a rival rally It mayContinue Reading

Social Networking giant Facebook has decided to impose a ban on all accounts linked to Myanmar’s military as well as ads from military-controlled companies. This decision comes in wake of the coup by military on February 1 that overthrew the democratically elected government. “Events since the February 1 coup, includingContinue Reading

Ghana has become the first country outside India to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility. According to a statement by the World Health Organisation (WHO), On 23 February, COVAX shipped 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/ Oxford vaccine, from the Serum Institute of India (SII) from Pune, IndiaContinue Reading

Ugandan government has dismissed all such reports the country’s President and too official have been secretly vaccinated against COVID-19. The Wall Street Journal, an American newspaper, reported on Thursday last week that “Members of President Yoweri Museveni’s inner circle were offered vaccines from China state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm.” The government saidContinue Reading

San Marino has purchases Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 after delay in receiving the doses approved by the EU. According to reports,  San Marino bought Sputnik V shots at the last minute after an agreement to have Italy send a proportion of the vaccines it received through the EU’sContinue Reading

Hungary has become the first member nation of the European Union (EU) to receive the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine for the COVID-19 diseases. “Today we are starting vaccinations with the Chinese batches,” said Prime Minister Viktor Orban in a message on Facebook. Hungary became the first EU nation to grant emergency-useContinue Reading