Media Watch

'18Apr
18

Obituary: Barbara Bush, social justice campaigner

The spouse of one US president and the mother of a second, Barbara Bush was never content to accept a passive role as political wife.A long-time campaigner for social justice, she spoke out against racial...
'18Apr
18

Chemical weapons inspectors still waiting to enter Syria's Douma

The suspected April 7 gas attack on Douma, near Damascus, reportedly left more than 40 people dead and was blamed by Western powers on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.In response, the United States,...
'18Apr
18

UN deputy aid chief shines light on plight of 400,000 Rohingya still inside Myanmar

“There is a humanitarian crisis on both sides of the Bangladesh-Myanmar border that is affecting the world’s largest group of stateless people,” Ursula Mueller, the UN’s deputy relief chief, told reporters in New...
'18Apr
18

Fiji partners with FAO and the European Union to build resilient and food secure communities

Flooded land in Fiji. Like the other Pacific Islands, Fiji is vulnerable to cyclones and other extreme weather events.18 April 2018, Nadi, Fiji - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)...
'18Apr
17

Upswing in global growth won’t last forever; IMF says world must prepare now for leaner times ahead

“Global growth is projected to soften beyond the next couple of years,” said the report, explaining that: “Once their output gaps close, most advanced economies are poised to return to potential growth rates well...
'18Apr
17

Nikki Haley 'got ahead of curve' with Russia sanctions: official

Nikki Haley “got ahead of the curve” by announcing sanctions against Russia, chief White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday. Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday the U.S....
'18Apr
17

Aid agencies fear for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh’s island relocation plan

Bangladesh has failed to persuade aid agencies to sign up to its plan to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island in June, internal documents show, amid fears they could be trapped there at the mercy of...
'18Apr
17

UN and League of Arab States ink pact to partner on counter-terrorism

“First, we need a sustained focus on prevention,” said Secretary-General António Guterres at an advisory board meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT), held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.“No one is born a...
'18Apr
17

Tesla suspends Model 3 production as Elon Musk seeks 'path out of hell'

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'18Apr
17

Chemical weapons inspectors reach Syrian town

International inspectors have entered the Syrian town where an alleged chemical attack was carried out earlier this month, Syrian state media reported Tuesday, after they had waited for days in the capital for...

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