Savior to come to spread peace, justice
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-07
TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (MNA)
UK extends its 'immense gratitude' to Cuba for helping British cruise ship
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2020-04-07
UK ambassador to Cuba Dr Antony Stokes has formally thanked the Cuban government for taking in British cruise ship MS Braemar. The vessel, with a number of people infected with coronavirus (Covid-19) onboard, was refused permission to dock in the Bahamas and Barbados. | But the Cu…
Fight against coronavirus top priority for intel. community
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-07
TEHRAN, Apr. 07 (MNA)
Colombia's ambassador to Uruguay resigns after 'surprise' criminal probe into cocaine lab on family estate
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-04-07
Colombia's ambassador to Uruguay resigned on Monday after expressing surprise he was being investigated over a cocaine laboratory found on one of his family's estates. The office of President Ivan…
COVID-19 pandemic threatens millions in war-torn Libya and Syria
wsws.org | 2020-04-07
Imperialist wars and proxy conflicts costing hundreds of thousands of lives have destroyed infrastructure critical to fight the spread of coronavirus.
Vietnam donates 550,000 masks to EU countries in coronavirus fight
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-07
Vietnam donated 550,000 face masks to five European countries on Tuesday to support their fight against the coronavirus that has killed more than 75,000 people worldwide.The masks, made of antimicrobial fabric, were handed to the ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain in Hanoi, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.Vietnam, which has reported 245 coronavirus cases, with no deaths, said it has also donated masks and other medical equipment to other countries, including China, Cambodia and Laos.The Southeast Asian country last week asked its mask producers to step up their production to make 5…
Syria: Warring parties failed to abide by international law over hospital attacks
news.un.org | 2020-04-06
Parties to Syria's brutal civil war, now in its tenth year, failed to abide by their obligations under international law to avoid attacks on hospitals and other civilian facilities that featured on the UN's so-called deconfliction list, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday.
One NATO country is using the coronavirus as a weapon of war
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2020-04-05
Across the world, countries are struggling to deal with coronavirus (Covid-19). But one NATO country, Turkey, is using the pandemic as a weapon of war and a tool of repression. | Both domestically and in its war in the North East of Syria (aka Rojava), the Turkish state is seizing the opportunity of coronavirus to continue its war against majority Kurdish communities. | Cutting off water supplies during a pandemic: | On 3 April, Kurdistan 24 reported that: Shelling by Turkish-backed armed groups on Thursday caused severe…
Erdogan's Idlib Misadventure: Reality Checks and Hard Lessons for Turkey
Agha Hussain | mintpressnews.com | 2020-04-03
Turkey has found itself as a historic diplomatic crossroads following its military blunder in Syria. Now, wounded and humiliated, it faces a choice between neighborly detente or escalating its NATO-backed aggression in Syria.
COVID-19 crisis 'unlike any we have dealt with', as new tragedy looms for Syria
news.un.org | 2020-04-02
The risk of the COVID-19 pandemic having a devastating impact on war-torn Syria is intensifying, where six million are displaced, living in conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to the deadly virus, the Senior Humanitarian Advisor to the UN Special Envoy to Syria warned on Thursday.