Youth & other topics – Daily Briefing (15 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Youth – Sustainable Development – Security Council – Syria – Bangladesh – COVID-19/Peacekeeping – COVID-19/Zambia/Bahrain – Vaccines – Child Immunizations – Venezuela – World Youth Skills Day – Artificial Intelligence YOUTH This morning, the Secretary-General took part in the 9th session of the United … Read more Youth & other topics – Daily Briefing (15 July 2020)

Could Qatari planes resume flights over four blockading Arab states? | Inside Story

Millions of passengers on one of the world’s largest airlines have spent more than three years taking the long way home. All Qatar Airways flights have been forced to reroute and burn extra fuel to avoid the airspace of the four countries which imposed an air, sea and land blockade in 2017. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, … Read more Could Qatari planes resume flights over four blockading Arab states? | Inside Story

ICJ backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

The International Court of Justice in the Hague rejected the appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against a decision by the world civil aviation body in favour of Qatar over sovereign airspace. The four Arab countries imposed a blockade on the Gulf state in 2017 and prevented Qatari aircraft … Read more ICJ backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

UN’s top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

The International Court of Justice, the UN’s top court, has backed Qatar in a dispute with four neighbours which imposed an air blockade against Doha more than three years ago. The Hague-based ICJ on Tuesday rejected the appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against a decision by the world civil … Read more UN’s top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

Coronavirus: Can you trust the contact tracing app in your phone? – BBC News

The organisation in charge of Norway’s coronavirus contact tracing app has announced they have stopped all collection of data through their “Smittestopp” app. They also say they have erased all data gathered so far. It follows an investigation by Amnesty International’s Security Lab that identified coronavirus contact tracing apps in Kuwait, Bahrain and Norway as … Read more Coronavirus: Can you trust the contact tracing app in your phone? – BBC News

US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade

It has been three years since an air, land and sea blockade was imposed on Qatar by fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, as well as non-GCC member Egypt. The US is now pushing Saudi Arabia and the UAE to lift a ban on Qatar Airways … Read more US pushing Saudi Arabia, UAE to lift Qatar air blockade

Why are some OPEC nations struggling to make any money right now? | Counting the Cost

Not all OPEC nations are rich and can weather a storm like the coronavirus pandemic with oil prices also sliding into negative territory, however briefly. OPEC cartel leader Saudi Arabia is cutting subsidies and raising taxes but it also has massive foreign currency reserves that can see it through the crisis. But that is not … Read more Why are some OPEC nations struggling to make any money right now? | Counting the Cost

Paris-Nice 2020 – Stage 1 – Highlights

Stage 1 Plaisir / Plaisir is won by SCHACHMANN Maximilian in front of TEUNS Dylan and BENOOT Tiesj. At the end of the stage, the individual ranking is : 1 – SCHACHMANN Maximilian (BORA – HANSGROHE) 2 – BENOOT Tiesj (TEAM SUNWEB) 3 – TEUNS Dylan (BAHRAIN – MCLAREN) Official Hashtag: #ParisNice More information on: … Read more Paris-Nice 2020 – Stage 1 – Highlights

Paris-Nice 2020 – Étape 1 – Résumé

C’est SCHACHMANN Maximilian qui s’impose sur l’Étape 1 Plaisir / Plaisir. Il devance TEUNS Dylan et BENOOT Tiesj. Le classement général à l’issue de l’étape : 1 – SCHACHMANN Maximilian (BORA – HANSGROHE) 2 – BENOOT Tiesj (TEAM SUNWEB) 2 – TEUNS Dylan (BAHRAIN – MCLAREN) Hashtag officiel : #ParisNice Plus d’informations sur : http://www.paris-nice.fr/fr … Read more Paris-Nice 2020 – Étape 1 – Résumé

Paris-Nice 2020 – Étape 1 – Résumé d’étape

C’est SCHACHMANN Maximilian qui s’impose sur l’Étape 1 Plaisir / Plaisir. Il devance TEUNS Dylan et BENOOT Tiesj. Le classement général à l’issue de l’étape : 1 – SCHACHMANN Maximilian (BORA – HANSGROHE) 2 – BENOOT Tiesj (TEAM SUNWEB) 2 – TEUNS Dylan (BAHRAIN – MCLAREN) Hashtag officiel : #ParisNice Plus d’informations sur : http://www.paris-nice.fr/fr … Read more Paris-Nice 2020 – Étape 1 – Résumé d’étape

Bahrain reforming the economy… but inequalities remain

Our reporters returned to Bahrain, nine years after the revolt that rocked this small Gulf country. Today, the Bahrain Spring is only a distant memory and the monarchy responds to sporadic demonstrations with liberalism and economic development. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our … Read more Bahrain reforming the economy… but inequalities remain

The World Isn’t Ready for Global Coronavirus Outbreak: WHO

The World Health Organization’s emergency director for the Eastern Mediterranean on Thursday said the world was not ready for a global outbreak. “There’s a general recognition that globally that we’re not ready for the big outbreaks. And we’re really playing catch up right now, we’re really trying to accelerate our preparedness,” said Rick Brennan. “The … Read more The World Isn’t Ready for Global Coronavirus Outbreak: WHO

Is the spread of coronavirus out of control? I Inside Story

From a wildlife market in China’s Wuhan city, where the coronavirus is believed to have emerged, to the city of Qom in Iran. The disease is sweeping around the globe and health experts are warning we could be on the brink of a pandemic. More than 80,000 people in over 40 countries have been infected. … Read more Is the spread of coronavirus out of control? I Inside Story

Bahrain revisited

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White House vs. CDC? Trump to Address Nation on Coronavirus as Virus Spreads

President Donald Trump and federal health officials plan to brief the public Wednesday evening on efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, even as the White House continues to want global markets and the American public to believe that the disease poses little risk to the U.S. “I will be having a News Conference … Read more White House vs. CDC? Trump to Address Nation on Coronavirus as Virus Spreads