219 pregnant women, mothers detained or arrested over Gülen links in 4 years

219 pregnant women, mothers detained or arrested over Gülen links in 4 years

A total of 219 pregnant women and women with children under six years of age were arbitrarily detained or arrested over their suspected links to the Gülen movement, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a failed coup...

CIA nominee: US must prepare for long-term competition with China

CIA nominee: US must prepare for long-term competition with China

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s evolution over the past six years has been a very sharp wake-up call for the United States, US President Joe Biden’s nominee for director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) told Congress on Wednesday.

Ghana first to receive Covax Covid-19 vaccines

Ghana first to receive Covax Covid-19 vaccines

The West African nation of Ghana on Wednesday became the first country to receive Covid-19 vaccines from the humanitarian vaccine distribution mechanism Covax.

Wife of Mexican drug boss ‘El Chapo’ arrested on drug charges

Wife of Mexican drug boss ‘El Chapo’ arrested on drug charges

The wife of former Mexican drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested in Virginia on Monday on charges of drug trafficking, the US Department of Justice said.

WHO boss after talks with Germany: Money alone won’t vaccinate people

WHO boss after talks with Germany: Money alone won’t vaccinate people

The head of the World Health Organization on Monday chastized high-income countries for undermining the international Covax initiative when trying to secure Covid-19 vaccines for their own populations.

PM among first Australians to receive Covid-19 vaccine

PM among first Australians to receive Covid-19 vaccine

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was among those at the front of the vaccination queue on Sunday, receiving a Covid-19 jab ahead of the start of the country’s national roll-out.

World leaders step up action to fight coronavirus crisis

World leaders step up action to fight coronavirus crisis

World leaders stepped up their commitments on Friday to fighting the pandemic by speeding up the roll-out of vaccinations across the globe amid the growing threat posed by new mutations of the deadly coronavirus.

Biden pledges up to 4bn dollars to support global Covax campaign

Biden pledges up to 4bn dollars to support global Covax campaign

US President Joe Biden has pledged up to four billion dollars to support the Covax programme to share Covid-19 vaccines fairly between richer and poorer countries.

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