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About 4 days ago

Revival of JCPOA Requires Abundant Concession, Effort: UN Spokesman

Spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations Stéphane Dujarric has underlined that the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal needs abundant courage, concession, and effort. Pointing to UN Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary Anne DiCarlo’s comment on the implementation of Resolution 2231, Dujarric said after the UN Security Council meeting on Thursday, 'As she said, it was a difficult diplomatic agreement to reach.' Emphasizing the need for returning ...
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Al Manar
About 4 days ago

WHO Expects Increase in Coronavirus Infections

The World Health Organization announced that it expects high levels of the Corona epidemic this summer in Europe, calling for close monitoring of the virus, after the number of daily cases tripled a month ago. 'With countries across Europe lifting the social measures that were imposed, the virus will spread at high levels during the summer,' said Hans Kluge, director of the organization's European branch. WHO added in a written statement, that ...
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Al Manar
About 6 days ago

NATO to Quickly Ratify Sweden, Finland Membership after Turkey Drops Veto

NATO leaders are to formally invite Finland and Sweden to join the military alliance Wednesday after a last-minute agreement was reached with Turkey to allow the Nordic countries to join. The 30 NATO members are meeting in the Spanish capital this week where they are expected to adapt adapt their military stance towards Russia as the war in Ukraine enters its fifth month. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the deal between Ankara, ...
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Al Manar
About 6 days ago

NATO Officially Amends 'Strategic Concept' to Consider Russia a Threat

NATO leaders in Madrid labeled Russia a threat to their security during the summit on Wednesday, with alliance's chief Jens Stoltenberg saying that NATO will “state clearly that Russia poses a direct threat to our security,” as the alliance seeks to upgrade its defense response, by strengthening its eastern flank, given the ongoing war in Ukraine. Stoltenberg stated that the summit in Madrid is considered “historic and transformative', adding that the leaders ...
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Al Manar
About 26 days ago

UN Warns of Global Food ‘Catastrophe’

Up to 181 million people in 41 countries could be hit by severe food shortages this year due to the conflict in Ukraine and its impact on grain and fertilizer exports, according to a UN report. “Food should never be a luxury; it is a fundamental human right. And yet, this crisis may rapidly turn into a food catastrophe of global proportions,” the Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance report ...
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Al Manar
About 33 days ago

OPEC+ Redistributed September Quota for July and August: Agencies

OPEC+ member-states made the decision on the uniform redistribution of the 432,000 barrels/day September quota to July and August, according to the final communique posted on the OPEC website. Oil production in each of July and August will grow by 648,00 barrels, according to the document. The meeting also resolved to 'extend the compensation period until the end of December 2022 as requested by some underperforming countries and request that underperforming countries ...
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Al Manar
About 54 days ago

UN Chief Calls for Probe into Assassination of Abu Akleh

UN Secretary-General called on the relevant authorities to carry out an independent and transparent investigation into the assassination of an Al-Jazeera journalist and ensure that those responsible are held accountable. António Guterres said that he is appalled by the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, a reporter for Al Jazeera TV, who was assassinated by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. He called on the relevant authorities to carry out an independent ...
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Al Manar
About 54 days ago

China, Russia Oppose Further UN Sanctions on North Korea over Missile Tests

China and Russia have voiced opposition to further sanctions by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) against North Korea over its missile tests, as the United States urges the council to impose such measures on Pyongyang. North Korea, which has been under rounds of crushing UN sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, has ramped up its missile launches this year, conducting 15 weapons tests, including of an intercontinental ...
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Al Manar
About 54 days ago

UN Issues Drought Disaster Warning

The United Nations released on Wednesday a paper that warned that “Droughts have increased 29% in the space of a single generation, which observed that the problem is rapidly accelerating.” Released to coincide with the 15th annual Conference of Parties held by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, the “Drought in Numbers 2022” report reveals that droughts comprise just 15% of natural disasters but account for 45% of disaster-related deaths, along with ...
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