Nearly 20 European Union(EU) countries
nominated Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for a second term as head of the World
Health Organization (WHO), shortly before the deadline passed on Thursday.
WHO member states had until 1600 GMT (1630
EAST) to nominate candidates. Germany announced on Wednesday that it was
proposing Tedros, who
Sudan's Security and Defense Council on Tuesday announced
the arrest of Major General Abdul-Baqi Hassan Osman, the leader of the foiled
The council added that 22 other military officers of
different ranks and a number of non-commissioned officers and soldiers were
The council held an emergency meeting,
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of global
polarization in an interview with the Associated Press that covered issues
including China-U.S. relations and Afghanistan, ahead of the opening of the UN
General Assembly on Tuesday.
The world's two largest economies should be working together
to tackle climate change and resolving
The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on
cryptocurrency exchange SUEX for its ties to ransomware attackers, as
Washington seeks to crack down on digital crime, the U.S. Treasury Department
said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Some virtual currency exchanges are exploited by
malicious actors, but others, as is the case
Pfizer and BioNTech said on Monday their COVID-19 vaccine is
safe and effective for children aged 5 to 11.
The companies said the vaccine induced a robust immune
response in 5 to 11 year olds, and added that they planned to ask for
authorization to use the vaccine in
A student opened fire on a university campus in central
Russia on Monday killing at least eight people, investigators said.
Russia's Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes,
said several people were also injured in the attack at Perm State University
and that the suspect had been wounded while being
South African retail giant Shoprite has put on
trial the first cashier-less store in the country where customers could serve
Customers scan a smartphone app to enter the
store which is located in Cape Town, then cameras and sensors track what they
remove from the shelves. The retailer then
The United Nations will allocate Ksh.2.1 billion (US$20
million) to support humanitarian operations in Afghanistan, announced
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday.
The funds aim to address the looming crisis in Afghanistan
as the country is running out of key supplies like food and medicine.
"The people of Afghanistan need
Heavy floods in Sudan have killed more than 80 people and damaged or destroyed tens of thousands of homes, an official said Monday.
“A total of 84 people were killed and 67 others injured in
11 states across Sudan since the beginning of the rainy season,” said
OPEC on Monday trimmed its world oil demand forecast for the
last quarter of 2021 due to the Delta coronavirus variant, saying a further
recovery would be delayed until next year when consumption will exceed
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
said in a monthly report