Gunmen fatally shoot three female media workers in eastern Afghanistan

Three female media workers were shot dead in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, government officials said, amid a wave of killings that is spreading fear among professional workers in urban centres. Local broadcaster Enikaas TV said the three women were its employees. Government sources said the women were killed on their way… Read More Gunmen fatally shoot three female media workers in eastern Afghanistan

U.S. imposes sanctions on two military leaders of Yemen’s Houthi movement

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two military leaders of the Iran-backed Houthi movement in Yemen, accusing them of prolonging the country’s civil war and exacerbating the humanitarian crisis. The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said it blacklisted Mansur Al-Sa’adi, the Houthi naval forces chief of staff, and Ahmad ‘Ali Ahsan al-Hamzi,… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on two military leaders of Yemen’s Houthi movement

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy receives coronavirus vaccine to reassure sceptics of safety

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had a coronavirus vaccine shot during a visit to the frontline in the eastern Donbass region on Tuesday, hoping to reassure sceptics that the vaccine is safe and effective. Lagging behind the rest of Europe, Ukraine has only just started vaccinating its 41 million people after receiving its first batch of… Read More Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy receives coronavirus vaccine to reassure sceptics of safety

Belarusian court sentences journalist to six months imprisonment for role in protests coverage

A Belarusian court sentenced a journalist to six months in prison on Tuesday for divulging medical secrets, after she had contradicted official statements about the death of a protester who the authorities suggested was drunk at the time. Katerina Borisevich from the local news outlet TUT.BY had reported that there was no alcohol in the… Read More Belarusian court sentences journalist to six months imprisonment for role in protests coverage

China pledges to provide Afghanistan with 400,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine

China has pledged to deliver 400,000 doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine to Afghanistan, Afghan officials said on Monday, in a boost for an immunisation campaign begun last week. “China’s ambassador to Kabul said in a meeting with health officials that his country would provide Afghanistan with 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine,” Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, the… Read More China pledges to provide Afghanistan with 400,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine

Myanmar court files new charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared at a court hearing via video conferencing on Monday as supporters marched in several towns and cities in defiance of a crackdown after the bloodiest day since the February 1 military coup. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of protesters in the main… Read More Myanmar court files new charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi