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Chevron and Total withdraw from Myanmar citing rights abuses

Chevron and Total withdraw from Myanmar citing rights abuses

Published by DPA Chevron and Total, two of the world’s biggest energy companies, said they are withdrawing completely from Myanmar, one year after a military coup unleashed violence and unrest amid a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. TotalEnergies said on Friday that the move was based on the deteriorating human rights...

US Suspends 44 Flights by Chinese Carriers After Beijing Action

The U.S. government said Friday it would suspend 44 China-bound flights from the United States by four Chinese carriers in response to the Chinese government's decision to suspend some U.S. carrier flights over COVID-19 concerns.The suspensions will be...

CDC Says Studies Show Boosters Offer Increased Protection Against Omicron

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it has evidence COVID-19 vaccines work against the omicron variant.Citing three studies, the CDC said the vaccines appear to work particularly well for those who received booster shots. The...

Health & Safety

Viruses Are Always Changing, Here’s Why That Could Hamper Development of an Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

The Trump administration is pushing to have hundreds of millions of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine available by the end...

Leaders Aim to Drum up Billions for Virus Vaccine Research

An alliance of world leaders is holding a virtual summit Monday hoping to drum up billions of dollars to fund...

Production

Iranian currency rates for January 19

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced the official rate of foreign currencies on January 19, Trend reports referring...

Iranian currency rates for Jan. 18

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced the official rate of foreign currencies on January 18, Trend reports referring...

Trade between Bangladesh, India using inland waterways to get a boost this year

Trade between India and Bangladesh using inland waterways is expected to get a boost by the middle of this year...

Iranian currency rates for January 12

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced the official rate of foreign currencies on January 12, Trend reports referring...

Foreign Affairs

Hundreds flee to India following clashes in Myanmar’s Chin state

At least 3,000 people have been displaced in recent days by fighting between local defense groups and government forces in Myanmar’s southern Chin state, with around 400 crossing for safety into neighboring India, local villagers and aid workers say.Re...

Judicial

Myanmar military tribunal sentences prominent activist, former lawmaker to death

Myanmar special military tribunal on Friday sentenced a veteran political activist and former lawmaker under the previous democratically elected government...

Cambodia’s Hun Sen hits back at Malaysian FM for criticizing Myanmar strategy

Cambodian Prime Minister and ASEAN chair Hun Sen, in a phone call with Indonesia’s president on Friday, lashed out at...

Technology

Study Nixes Mars Life in Meteorite Found in Antarctica

A 4-billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive...

‘Let’s hold the line together for truth!’

‘Let’s hold the line together for truth!’

Published by Philippine Star We stand in solidarity with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa speaking in Oslo, Norway, as “representative of...