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.

Lebanese court removes judge leading investigation on port blast

Lebanese court removes judge leading investigation on port blast

A Lebanese court ordered the removal of the judge investigating the Beirut port blast and the case to be assigned to another judge, state-run media and a judicial source said on Thursday.

UN chief calls on G20 to take lead in creating global vaccine plan

UN chief calls on G20 to take lead in creating global vaccine plan

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for “a global vaccination plan” against Covid-19 in an impassioned speech at a UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday, describing the rollout so far as “widely uneven and unfair.”

US Democrats announce investigation into Capitol riot

US Democrats announce investigation into Capitol riot

Leading US Democrat Nancy Pelosi has announced an “independent” investigation into the storming of the Capitol building in Washington on January 6.

Nigerian economist Okonjo-Iweala becomes WTO chief

Nigerian economist Okonjo-Iweala becomes WTO chief

Senior Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday in Geneva.

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