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06/12/2022

Oil prices rise as cap on Russian crude kicks in


A separate decision by major oil-producing countries to keep cutting how much they produce to prop up prices has also fuelled the rise.


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The potential public health implications of China easing COVID-19 restrictions


China has started taking steps to ease its zero-COVID policy, fuelling a mix of relief and worry as the public waits to see the health consequences, and impact on the medical system, of a full-blown exit.​​


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Turkey’s Air Raids Against Northeastern Syria Pose a Serious Security Challenge


On November 13th, a bombing in Istanbul, Turkey, left six dead and 81 people injured. The Turkish government blamed the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. The YPG denies any involvement in the Istanbul bombing. However, in retaliation for such an attack, the Turkish government bombed northern Syria and Iraq and has alleged a ground operation will follow.


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01/12/2022

China's Jiang Zemin dies at 96, prompting wave of nostalgia


Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who led the country for a decade of rapid economic growth after the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989, died on Wednesday at the age of 96, prompting a wave of nostalgia for the more liberal times he oversaw.


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Chinese astronauts board space station in historic mission


Three Chinese astronauts arrived on Wednesday at China's space station for the first in-orbit crew rotation in Chinese space history, launching operation of the second inhabited outpost in low-Earth orbit after the NASA-led International Space Station.


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U.S. to boost spending on tribal lands, protect Nevada sacred site


The Biden administration will give Native American tribes more say in managing federal and tribal lands as part of a plan that includes assistance for tribes whose land has been harmed by climate change, the White House said on Wednesday.


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24/11/2022

Chinese UN Envoy Calls For Resumption of Ceasefire in Yemen


China's permanent representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun called for a resumption of the ceasefire agreement in Yemen after reports of a drone attack at an oil port the previous day. In a briefing to the UN Security Council, Hans Grundberg, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen, said the attacks by the Houthi militia risk triggering a military escalation and could worsen an already grim humanitarian situation.


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Special Attention Should Be Paid To Stop Russia's Missile Industry


A new humanitarian inter-agency convoy arrived in Kherson, Ukraine. Speaking to reporters in New York, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said, that it was the second inter-agency convoy to Kherson in one week, following the mission that entered the city last Monday, less than 72 hours after it was retaken by the Government of Ukraine.


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A New Humanitarian Inter-Agency Convoy Arrived


A new humanitarian inter-agency convoy arrived in Kherson, Ukraine. Speaking to reporters in New York, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said, that it was the second inter-agency convoy to Kherson in one week, following the mission that entered the city last Monday, less than 72 hours after it was retaken by the Government of Ukraine.


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22/11/2022

Climate Change Regarded as a Socio-Economic Issue


Climate change should be regarded as a socio-economic issue, not just an environmental issue. The matter was stated by The President of the Islamic Development Bank IDB, Doctor Muhammad Al Jasser in an interview.​​


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