The United Nations has said that it is “actively assisting” in the response to the horrific explosions that ripped through the port area of Beirut on Tuesday, reportedly leaving dozens dead and thousands wounded, among them some UN naval peacekeepers.
Frantic search for survivors of deadly explosion
The fight against plastic pollution is being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the use of disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment soars, but UN agencies and partners insist that, if effective measures are put into place, the amount of plastics discarded every year can be significantly cut, or even eliminated.
In a rare step, the Palestinian municipality of Beit Ummar uses camera drones to deliver supplements and medication to COVID-19 patients in the West Bank city of Hebron to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
On Tuesday Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian coronavirus testing centre at the entrance of the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.
While all Arab states are facing difficulties in responding to COVID-19, the pandemic can also provide an opportunity to resolve long-standing conflicts and address structural weaknesses across the region, said the UN Secretary-General.
The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), which formally begins on Tuesday, is an annual stock-take of the world’s progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
BERLIN: The foreign ministers of Egypt, France, Germany and Jordan on Tuesday said they had discussed how to restart “a fruitful engagement” between the
There is widespread recognition that the novel coronavirus is far more unpredictable than a simple respiratory virus. Often it attacks the lungs, but it can also strike anywhere from the brain to the toes. Many doctors are focused on treating the inflammatory reactions it triggers and its capacity to cause blood clots, even as they struggle to help patients breathe.