Sunday, Feb 5 2023 | Time 12:39 Hrs(IST)
image
World


US sanctions will not impact earthquake-related aid to Afghanistan

Washington, June 23 (UNI/Sputnik) The Biden administration has assessed that the sanctions imposed on the Taliban (under UN sanctions over terrorist activities) do not impact the humanitarian earthquake-related aid to the country, but acknowledges it is too early to reach a definite conclusion, US Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights Rina Amiri said on Thursday.
"We had a conversation yesterday with the key departments and bureaus throughout the US government on this issue. Overall, our assessment is that our sanctions are not having an impact in terms of our capacity to address the disaster," Amiri said during a telephonic press briefing.
Amiri acknowledged that it is still "very early" to conclude with certainty that that is the case given that the earthquake occurred on Wednesday.
More News
Pervez Musharaf  passes away

Pervez Musharaf passes away

05 Feb 2023 | 11:56 AM

Dubai, Feb 5(UNI) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharaf has passed away at a hospital in Dubai after prolonged illness.

see more..
9 missing as fishing boat capsizes off southwest S  Korea

9 missing as fishing boat capsizes off southwest S Korea

05 Feb 2023 | 10:20 AM

Seoul, Feb. 5 (UNI) Nine people went missing as a fishing boat capsized in the waters off southwestern South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday.

see more..

Brazil charges over 650 people over assaults on seats of power

05 Feb 2023 | 10:14 AM

Brasilia, Feb. 5 (UNI) A total of 653 people have been charged with crimes related to the assaults on the seats of power in Brasilia on Jan. 8, Brazil's attorney general's office said Saturday.

see more..
Nearly 200 soldiers freed in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

Nearly 200 soldiers freed in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

05 Feb 2023 | 9:35 AM

Kiev, Feb. 5 (UNI) Dozens of Russian and Ukrainian soldiers have been freed following a latest prisoner swap, officials from both sides confirmed on Saturday.

see more..
WHO calls for robust measures to tame Africa's soaring cancer fatalities

WHO calls for robust measures to tame Africa's soaring cancer fatalities

05 Feb 2023 | 9:30 AM

Nairobi, Feb 5 (UNI) Sub-Saharan African countries should come up with targeted interventions like enhanced surveillance, timely diagnosis, treatment and care in order to tame the rising fatalities linked to cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday during World Cancer Day.

see more..
image