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About 2 hours ago

Saudi-led Warplanes Used US-manufactured Bombs in Saada Prison Massacre: Amnesty

Amnesty International reported that the Saudi-led coalition used US-manufactured bombs in the Saada prison massacre and accused the Joe Biden administration of violating international and US laws. The Human rights organization said the Saudi-led coalition used US-manufactured precision-guided munition in its Saada prison massacre. The laser-guided bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition to commit the massacre is manufactured by US defense company Raytheon, Amnesty added. The organization described the bomb as 'the ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 3 days ago

Over One Million Afghan Children Will Die Without 'Urgent Action': UNICEF

The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) has warned that more than one million children in Afghanistan are at the risk of severe acute malnutrition and death, calling for humanitarian aid to prevent the catastrophe. Pravaran Mahat, a communication specialist at UNICEF’s South Asia regional office, after his visit to the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital in Kabul on Sunday called for “urgent action”. “UNICEF estimates that without urgent action, more than one million children ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 4 days ago

NATO Puts Forces on Standby, Ramps Up Deployment amid Ukraine Tensions

US-led NATO member countries are putting their forces on standby and reinforcing the deployment of weaponry in eastern Europe amid escalating tensions between Russia and the US over Ukraine. In a statement on Monday, NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, welcomed the move, adding that the military alliance “will continue to take all necessary measures to protect and defend all allies, including by reinforcing the eastern part of the alliance.” “We will always ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 7 days ago

Bias UN Security Council Disregards UAE-Saudi Massacres against Yemenis, Denounces Missile Fire at Emirates

As expected, the bias United Nations Security Council condemned, in a statement, the Yemeni response to the ongoing Saudi-led aggression on Yemen, disregarding the horrible massacres of the coalition forces against the Yemenis. 'The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of the Yemeni attacks,' the statement read. The members of the Security Council reiterated that any acts of 'terrorism' are criminal ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 9 days ago

WHO Warns COVID Pandemic Could Continue amid Vaccine Inequalities

A senior official at the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned world powers that the tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic could never end if huge inequities in vaccinations and medicines continue between rich and poor countries. The head of emergencies at the WHO, Michael Ryan, said on Tuesday that the world 'may never end the virus' because such viruses 'end up becoming part of the ecosystem.' But 'we have a chance to ...
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Al Manar
Al Manar
About 17 days ago

Over 50% of Europeans on track to contract Omicron: WHO

More than half of people in Europe are on track to contract the Omicron coronavirus variant in the next two months if infections continue at current rates, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. 'At this rate, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) forecasts that more than 50 percent of the population in the region will be infected with Omicron in the next six to eight weeks,' Hans Kluge, regional director ...
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Al Manar
About 21 days ago

Deadly Omicron Should Not Be Called Mild, Warns WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against describing the Omicron variant as mild, saying it is killing people across the world. Recent studies suggest that Omicron is less likely to make people seriously ill than previous Covid variants. But the record number of people catching it has left health systems under severe pressure, said WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. On Monday, the US recorded more than one million Covid cases ...
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Al Manar
About 30 days ago

WHO Warns Omicron Risk Remains 'Very High'

The risk posed by the Omicron variant is still 'very high,' the World Health Organization said Wednesday, after Covid-19 case numbers shot up by 11 percent globally last week. Omicron is behind rapid virus spikes in several countries, including those where it has already overtaken the previously-dominant Delta variant, the WHO said in its Covid-19 weekly epidemiological update. 'The overall risk related to the new variant of concern Omicron remains very high,' ...
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Al Manar
About 41 days ago

Omicron Detected in 89 Countries, Cases Doubling Fast: World Health Organization

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in 89 countries, and COVID-19 cases involving the variant are doubling every 1.5 to 3 days in places with community transmission and not just infections acquired abroad, the World Health Organization said Saturday. Omicron's 'substantial growth advantage' over the Delta variant means it is likely to soon overtake Delta as the dominant form of the virus in countries where the new variant is ...
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