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Activists call for end to ‘China’s genocide’ against Muslim ethnic group

“Act now America ... Act now to stop China’s genocide ...  Act now to save Uyghurs ... Act now to free East Turkistan.” Protesters chanted in front of the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., as Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan prepared to meet with Chinese officials in Anchorage, Alaska on March...

World Food Program reaches deal to supply food to 185,000 children in Venezuela

The UN World Food Program (WFP) has signed an agreement with the government of Venezuela to begin operations to provide the most vulnerable children in the South American country with nutritious school meals, it announced on April 20. The agency’s goal is to reach 185,000 students by year’s end and 1.5 million by the end of the 2022-2023 school year. It...

‘Mass deaths’ alert in Myanmar as 100,000 flee junta’s heavy weapons

In Myanmar, international action is needed urgently to prevent “mass deaths” there, after civilians fled attacks by so-called “junta bombs,” a top independent UN rights expert has warned. “Mass deaths from starvation, disease and exposure could occur in Kayah State after many of the 100,000 forced to flee into forests from junta bombs are now cut off from food, water...

General Assembly president calls for halt to nuclear tests

The president of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, on Sept. 8 called for an end to nuclear tests, as ambassadors gathered to commemorate the International Day against Nuclear Tests, observed annually on August 29. Despite recent developments in advancing nuclear disarmament, more remains to be done, said Mr. Bozkir, urging countries which have yet to sign or ratify the Comprehensive...

Iran’s Leader: Colonialists waging soft wars to pillage nations

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned Iran’s scientifically-elite community of the soft wars being waged by the world’s colonial powers with the aim of rendering nations indifferent or ignorant towards their genius and setting the stage for the pillaging of those nations. Ayatollah Khamenei issued the warning at a meeting on Nov. 17 with a group of young scientifically elite...

Grave violations surge against children in conflict

Armed conflict, inter-communal violence and insecurity continued to take a devastating toll on thousands of children throughout 2021, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), warned recently.  From Afghanistan to Yemen, and Syria to northern Ethiopia, UNICEF denounced grave violations against youngsters in both protracted and new conflicts.  ‘Dreadful disregard’ Four children were reportedly among the victims of a recent attack that killed at...

Protests grow in Puerto Rico amid demands for higher wages

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Shrill whistles mixed with drums, tambourines and the clacking of spoons on pots as public employees shut down streets in Puerto Rico’s capital to demand better pay and pensions. The crowd shimmied and clapped as demonstrators held up signs reading, “Fair wages now!” It’s a call that has echoed across Puerto Rico in recent weeks as government employees...

Time to disband American naval base in Bahrain, expel military forces: Opposition

A Bahraini opposition group has denounced the presence of the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf kingdom, emphasizing that the massive American naval base there must be disbanded, and the military forces fully withdrawn. “One of the most important functions and missions of the American military base is to preserve the Al Khalifah dynasty, which serves them in Bahrain. The...

Raúl holds fraternal meeting with Mexico’s President Andrés López Obrador

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, on May 8, held a fraternal meeting with the president of the United Mexican States, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was conducting a working visit to our country.
The two leaders discussed the close relations shared by Mexico and Cuba, and recalled moments of our common history, especially the welcome and solidarity Cuban patriots have...

Bank of England sounds alarm on UK’s deteriorating economy

The economic outlook for the UK and the rest of the world has “deteriorated markedly,” the Bank of England has warned.  The Bank warned on July 5 that there were a number of downside factors that could affect the country’s financial stability. It said the rapidly rising costs of energy and fuel around the world were pushing up prices, in...