General

Study: Asian Coastal Cities Sinking at Fastest Rate

Sprawling coastal cities in South and Southeast Asia are sinking faster than elsewhere in the world, leaving tens of millions of people more vulnerable to rising sea levels, a new study says. Rapid urbanization has seen these cities draw heavily on groundwater to service their burgeoning populations, according to research...

4.4M Americans Have Rolled Up Sleeves for Omicron-Targeted Boosters

  U.S. health officials say 4.4 million Americans have received the updated COVID-19 booster shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the count Thursday as public health experts bemoaned President Joe Biden’s recent remark that “the pandemic is over.” The White House said more than 5 million people...

US Announces $170M for Rohingya Humanitarian Aid

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Thursday the United States has allocated more than $170 million in additional humanitarian assistance for ethnic Rohingyas living both inside and outside of Myanmar.   In a statement, Blinken said the latest assistance package includes more than $93 million administered through the State...

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

Afghanistan’s healthcare crisis

Published by Al-Araby As the plane left Lashkar Gar to Herat, I looked out at the dry earth chequered with...

Uyghur internment camp survivors rally outside UN office in Geneva

Uyghur survivors of China’s internment camps began a weeklong rally outside the United Nations compound in Geneva on Monday, seeking...

Iranian currency rates for April 25

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 25. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced the official rate of foreign currencies on April 25,...

Iranian currency rates for April 20

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 20. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced the official rate of foreign currencies on April 20,...

Foreign Affairs

UN Rights Expert: International Community Fails People of Myanmar in Face of Mass Atrocities

GENEVA — A human rights expert blasted the international community in a report released Thursday for failing to protect and uphold the rights of the people of Myanmar in the face of mass atrocities allegedly committed by the country’s military rulers. In his report, U.N. Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews presented...

Judicial

More than 100 detained by Myanmar troops in Shan state township

  More than 100 people remained trapped in two Buddhist compounds on the outskirts of a village in Myanmar’s Shan...

Junta bans aid groups from 6 townships in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Myanmar’s junta has banned domestic and international NGOs operating humanitarian programs, including United Nations relief agencies, from traveling to six...

Technology
Facebook Under Fire For Putin Propaganda Push

Facebook Under Fire For Putin Propaganda Push

Published by The Street By Riley Gutiérrez McDermid Mark Zuckerberg’s social network has been spreading pro-Russia disinformation in one of...

Technology: a problem or a solution in Myanmar’s revolution?

Technology: a problem or a solution in Myanmar’s revolution?

Published by Global Voices Image by Htet Wai. Used with permission Myanmar was long considered a pariah state while under...