Hardline diplomat Ali Bagheri Kani has been appointed as the new deputy for political affairs. He replaces veteran diplomat Abbas Araghchi, who led six rounds of nuclear talks in Vienna up to late July.  Ali Bagheri Kani was Deputy Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council from 2007 to 2013 and currently serves as an advisorContinue Reading

On September 15, both North and South Korea  test-launched ballistic missiles a few hours apart,  South Korea’s Presidential office said it conducted its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test.  The test followed two short-range North Korean ballistic missile launches detected by South Korea’s military, South Korea’s military said the North Korean missiles, launched from central North Korea aboutContinue Reading

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a press conference that more than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa,  Ghebreyesus informed that, so far, just two countries in Africa have reached the 40% target, the lowest of any region.  Continue Reading

Faced with the fast accelerating impacts of climate change and the urgent need to cut carbon emissions from the energy sector while ensuring that all people have access to electricity and clean energy, the UN is convening a meeting on September 24 to mobilize commitments and measures. The UN Secretary-GeneralContinue Reading

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted progress toward global tuberculosis (TB) targets made before the start of 2020, according to a UN assessment. WHO/Europe has been assisting Member States in adopting a multisectoral approach at the national and regional levels in order to galvanize political commitments to end the TB epidemic.Continue Reading

After making “excellent progress” in the first half of the year, Gaming Realms PLC (AIM:GMR, FRA:RNE1, OTCQX:PSDMF) anticipates full-year earnings to be in line with expectations. The provider of mobile-focused game content predicted that growth would continue in the second half of the year, with the company particularly enthusiastic aboutContinue Reading

WHO is monitoring infection safety standards in Ukrainian hospitals and providing new equipment and educational materials, as well as training hospital staff. During the pandemic, infection control was prioritized at all stages of equipment reprocessing, which includes disinfection, cleaning, remanufacturing, testing, packaging, labeling, and sterilizing of reusable medical devices. WithContinue Reading

Experts caution that while reopening the economy is vital, any decision made too soon, given poor vaccination rates and high transmission risks, might hinder the country’s attempts to defeat Covid-19. The economy and people’s lives may be jeopardized even more by prematurely removing the lockdown and reopening the economy whileContinue Reading

On Friday, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) hosted a high-level virtual panel discussion on strengthening solidarity “in support of a more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable future.” “As the world seeks to ramp up COVID-19 response and recovery and fight the existential threat of climate change, South-South andContinue Reading

The UN Secretary-General warned on Friday that the world is “moving in the wrong direction” and urged countries to act quickly to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. At a news conference, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres remarked, “COVID-19 is a wake-up call, and we are oversleeping”. Guterres noted that vaccine-producingContinue Reading