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73 percent drop in migrants from Horn of Africa to Gulf countries via Yemen...

The number of migrants from the Horn of Africa travelling to the Gulf countries through Yemen fell 73 percent amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according...
Who Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

High-income countries’ vaccine deals undermine COVAX – WHO boss

Deals between some high-income countries and manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines are undermining the WHO-led COVAX initiative by reducing the number of doses it can...
China investment

China appreciates investment in Africa from other countries – Wang Yi

China-Africa cooperation has become a pioneer in global cooperation with Africa, and has promoted other countries to pay more attention to Africa and increase...
Photo taken on Jan. 2, 2021, shows a busy scene at the Beilun harbor area of the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang province. (Photo by Yao Feng/People’s Daily Online)

Countries should take responsible actions to drive global economic recovery

By He Yin The world is paying close attention to whether the global economy can shake off recession in 2021. Whether the world economy will secure...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk past electricity pylons as they return from work in Orlando, Soweto township, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Southern African countries want more electricity from Mozambique

Several countries in the southern African region have been asking the Mozambican authorities to increase the supply of electricity to meet the demands of...
Covid Medical Supplies

Countries in Europe reimpose lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge unabated

Europe is seeing a drastic resurgence of COVID-19 cases, forcing countries to reimpose restrictions in a bid to curb further spread of the virus. Austria...

Countries must mitigate impact of COVID-19 on Malaria, TB, and AIDS

Measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on HIV, TB, and malaria should involve a combination of intensive community engagement, Mrs Cecelia Senoo Executive...
Europaba Big X

4 more countries join hosts of pan-EU medical stocks

Denmark, Greece, Hungary and Sweden have joined Germany and Romania as host countries of the rescEU medical stocks, European Commissioner for Crisis Management...
Pool/AFP / Yannis Kolesidis Greek authorities predict it will take 10 days to clear all the 8,400 refugees and migrants from a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, on May 24, 2016

Ten EU countries to take in children from burnt refugee camp in Greece

After a major fire at the refugee camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, ten member states of the European Union (EU) vowed...

China’s remarkable control of pandemic, efforts to develop vaccines help more countries, says Egyptian...

China's remarkable control of the COVID-19 pandemic and its efforts to develop and produce vaccines will help more countries to protect their people, an...
locust crisis

UN humanitarian chief regrets lack of solidarity with poor countries amid COVID-19 crisis

UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on Wednesday regretted the lack of solidarity with low-income and fragile countries in the global response...

Germany extends travel warning for around 160 countries until end of September

The German federal government on Wednesday extended its travel warning for more than 160 non-European Union (EU) countries due to COVID-19 until the end...
Europaba Big X

Six out of 10 countries with highest National debt-to-GDP ratio are EU nations

U.S. debt continues to spike. Greece is second with a ratio of 214.29% while the Itlay is third at 156.92%. The United States has...

COVID-19 vaccines to be prioritized for some people in all countries – WHO chief

"Initially, when supply of COVID-19 vaccine is limited, priority must be given to vaccinating essential workers and those most at risk, or in other...

African countries conduct over 11.8million COVID-19 tests so far – Africa CDC

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday said that African countries have conducted more than 11.8 million COVID-19...
Students at Coventry University

Hungary eases entry ban for citizens of fellow V4 countries

Citizens of the fellow Visegrad Group (V4) countries will be allowed into Hungary after Sept. 1, if they can show negative coronavirus test...
Soldiers from the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) secure a ceremony honouring four soldiers killed in the violence that erupted in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon, where most of the country’s English-speaking minority live, on November 17, 2017 in Bamenda. Four soldiers were killed this month in less than a week, in attacks attributed to secessionist “terrorists”. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER/Getty Images

Iranian lawmaker urges EU to put anti-Iran “terrorists” on trial

Iranian Parliament's Human Rights Commission Chairwoman Zohreh Elahian on Monday regretted that European countries shelter anti-Iranian "terrorists" and urged the countries to put...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

90 percent of countries experience disruption to health services – WHO survey

Latest survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) among over 100 countries showed that 90 percent of the countries have experienced disruption to...
clean energy

UN chief asks countries to embrace clean energy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked India and other countries around the world to embrace clean energy in order to recover better from...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases hit 1.22 million amid uneven impact on countries

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the African...
Antonio Guterres

UN chief asks some countries to embrace clean energy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked India and other countries around the world to embrace clean energy in order to recover better from...
Nigerian Airports

UK to remove another 3 countries from travel corridors list

The British government announced on Thursday that Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Jamaica will be removed from its list of travel corridors, meaning passengers...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa CDC says 5 African countries account for 72 percent of COVID-19 cases in...

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday disclosed five African countries account for 72 percent of all COVID-19...

Ericsson, UNICEF in partnership to map school Internet connectivity in 35 countries

Swedish telecom company Ericsson and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced a global partnership Wednesday to help map school Internet connectivity in 35...
Flag of Cyprus

Four countries hold military exercise in response to Turkish activity

A four-country air and sea military exercise involving France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus kicked off on Wednesday as a direct response to Turkish activities...
Covid Infections

Africa CDC says 15 African countries report more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Tuesday said some 15 African countries have so far reported more than...
BRUSSELS, June 22, 2020 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends the 22nd China-European Union (EU) leaders' meeting in Brussels, Belgium, June 22, 2020. The 22nd China-EU leaders' meeting was held via video link on Monday. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

15 EU countries set to receive €81.4 billion for saving jobs during COVID-19

The European Commission on Monday presented proposals to the Council of the European Union (EU) to grant 81.4 billion euros (96 billion U.S. dollars)...
BRUSSELS, March 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (1st L) and European Council President Charles Michel (C) attend a press conference after a video conference in Brussels, Belgium, March 17, 2020. The heads of state and government of the European Union (EU) agreed during the video conference on Tuesday to endorse a temporary restriction on travels to the EU territory amid coronavirus concerns. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

European Commission to ease trade rules with Pan-Euro-Mediterranean countries

The European Commission on Monday adopted a series of proposals to make rules of origin in trade agreements with 20 partners of the European...
ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 15, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A woman wearing a scarf walks along an empty street in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Aug. 14, 2020. Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 27, 242 after 1,038 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Friday, the country's Ministry of Health said. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Africa CDC says 32 African countries report less than 5,000 COVID-19 cases

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Monday said some 32 African countries have so far reported less than 5,000...
New measles vaccine

Chinese inactivated COVID-19 vaccine starts phase-3 clinical trials in Peru

A Chinese inactivated COVID-19 vaccine has started phase-3 clinical trials in Peru, according to the vaccine developer China National Biotec Group (CNBG) affiliated...