The WHO's technical advisory group held a virtual meet to discuss the so-called B.1.1.529 variant of Covid-19, that has made stock markets to swoon and led the European Union to cancel flights to southern Africa.
The conflict that erupted in Ethiopia's Tigray region has killed thousands of people since the government of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed allowed soldiers from neighboring Eritrea to invade Tigray and join Ethiopian forces
India’s historic 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination landmark has won global appreciation with wishes pouring in from WHO and neighbouring countries.
Switzerland has been diplomatically represented at the Vatican since 1991, though the post of ambassador was held by diplomats based in Bern, Geneva, Prague and since 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The new embassy will also manage relations with Malta and San Marino.
Switzerland's Parliament and the governing Federal Council supported the 'Marriage for All' measure, and pre-referendum polls showed solid backing. Switzerland has authorised same-sex civil partnerships since 2007.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was leading the world body's call for more than $600 million for the rest of this year in a “flash appeal” for Afghans after their country's government was toppled by the Taliban.
The assessment released on Tuesday says there were about 68,000 new deaths reported globally, with Europe and the Americas registering increases of about 10 per cent.
Dr. Mariangela Simao, a WHO assistant director-general for vaccines, says the UN health agency's assessment of the Bharat Biotech vaccine was "quite advanced" and officials hoped for a decision by mid-September.
Globally, cases of the Alpha variant have been reported in 178 countries, territories or areas, while 123 countries reported cases of the Beta variant, 75 countries reported cases of the Gamma variant.
In the latest Global Trends report released on Friday, UNHCR said that the cumulative total of displaced people has risen to 82.4 million
Biden-Putin Summit: The two sides had said they expected to meet for four to five hours but spent less than three hours together.
Biden and Putin plunged into the face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders say relations between their countries are at an all-time low.
The Australian city's victory already looked certain after it was put on the fast track in February by being named the preferred candidate without a formal opponent.
Dominic Thiem fell to Cameron Norrie on a day of upsets at the Lyon Open, while Casper Ruud advanced to another semi-final at the Geneva Open.
Tennis superstar Roger Federer is struggling to rediscover his best form in 2021 after missing most of last year with injury.
The WHO said that studies have highlighted that the spread of the second wave has been much faster than the first in India.
WHO has redeployed more than 2,000 staff to support the country's response on the ground and is helping authorities with efforts including vaccination.
FIFA said its ethics committee banned both Blatter and former secretary general Jérôme Valcke for six years and eight months for self-dealing in awarding themselves contractual bonuses
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, MoS Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and others leave after an all party meeting ahead of the Winter Session of the...PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
President Ram Nath Kovind presents certificate at the first convocation of the University of Patanjali in Haridwar.RB/PTI Photo
A worker prepares Trinamool Congress (TMC) party flag ahead of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) election, in Kolkata.PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra
BJP activists celebrate their party's victory in Tripura Municipal Elections, outside state party office in Kolkata.PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra
Tourists visit the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra.PTI Photo
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