Day: July 10, 2020

Iran’s Kurdish Sufis Dash Into Iraq for Funeral, Exposing COVID Border Control Deficiencies

July 10, 2020

Hundreds of Iranian Kurdish members of a Muslim sect seeking to attend the funeral of their leader in neighboring Iraq have forced their way through a crossing into Iraqi territory, exposing a weakness in Iranian and Iraqi border controls aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Video clips widely shared on social media showed […]

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African barber in Turkey undaunted by coronavirus

July 10, 2020

Amid fears over the spread of the coronavirus, people around the world adjusted to a new normal and began adopting preventive measures such as social distancing and home isolation, which inflicted a heavy blow on shops offering services to the public.   Jama Abdi Jama, an entrepreneur of African origin, was excited to open a […]

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UNDP envisions greener, more inclusive future

July 10, 2020

Recently launching a coronavirus response plan called “Beyond Recovery: Towards 2030,” the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) envisions a future that is greener and more inclusive, humane and resilient during the post-pandemic period, an executive told Anadolu Agency.   Commenting on the plan, Boaz Paldi, the UNDP’s COVID-19 crisis communications manager, said the coronavirus crisis […]

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Unsafe roadside medication risks public health in Cameroon

July 10, 2020

Even as the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic has brought focus on global health, the practice of street pharmacy continues rampantly in the Central African country of Cameroon.   An assortment of medicines spread on a table in spaces called lawns, vendors sell them like any other object on the pavement without any prescription affecting public […]

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Families recall last moments with Srebrenica victims

July 10, 2020

The families of newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide are preparing to bury their loved ones, 25 years after they were gunned down by Serb forces.   Nine newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide will be buried this year in the village of Potocari, northwest of Srebrenica, on Saturday to mark […]

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COVID-19 in India: ‘Focus should be to save elderly’

July 10, 2020

As COVID-19 rings alarm bells in India with nearly 80,000 confirmed cases, health experts in the country say the focus should be on saving elderly people who suffer from comorbidities, or more than one health condition at the same time.   India’s fragile health system is struggling to fight the virus infection, particularly in the […]

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‫حملة تواصل مؤسسة “ألايت” الصحية لكوفيد-19 “بأيدينا” تصل إلى 100 مليون شخص في العالم

July 10, 2020

المنظمة الإنسانية الدولية توصل أول معلومات وقاية من الفيروس لمجتمعات مهمشة ونائية عبر جهود شعبية عالمية منيابوليس، 10 تموز/يوليو، 2020 / بي آر نيوزواير / — تتشرف مؤسسة ألايت (Alight)، التي كانت تُعرف سابقا باللجنة الأميركية للاجئين، بالإعلان عن أن حملتها “بأيدينا” IN OUR HANDS  قد وصلت رسميا إلى 100 مليون شخص في جميع أنحاء العالم. […]

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ANALYSIS – Srebrenica: Annual commemorations not enough to learn enduring lessons

July 10, 2020

It has been 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide, a major human tragedy, in which Bosnian Serb forces systematically murdered over eight thousand young and adult Muslim men because of their faith.   The Srebrenica genocide, which took place on July 11, 1995, constituting one of the darkest pages of human history, was prosecuted by […]

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