Saudi Ministry of Commerce takes major action on violation of SOPs

Riyadh: The Ministry of Commerce is in the process of implementing Coronavirus Precautions (SOPs) in Saudi Arabia. foreigner According to the report of the agency, action is being taken against the commercial centers in the country which do not comply with SOPs. According to the report, 830 violations were reported during the 20,000 operations, which […]

After deaths, WHO urges Tanzania to share COVID data, take action

Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus appeals to authorities to take measures against the pandemic and to prepare for vaccinations. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged Tanzania’s authorities to take “robust action” against the coronavirus pandemic amid increasing warnings that the country is witnessing a deadly resurgence in infections. President John Magufuli has […]

Khamenei: Iran will only accept action, not talk, on nuclear deal

Iran and the US insist the other side must return to full compliance under the landmark nuclear deal. Tehran, Iran – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran will only accept and react to positive action by other parties to its 2015 nuclear deal as it has seen promises broken before. Khamenei said during a […]

Iran calls for UN response over Israeli military action threat

An Israel general said its military is preparing ‘operational plans’ in reaction to Iran boosting its nuclear programme. Tehran, Iran – Iran’s representative to the United Nations has protested recent Israeli military action threats against the country, calling on the intergovernmental organisation to interfere. In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Majid Takht-Ravanchi said Israel […]

Palestinian rights groups urge swift action after ICC ruling

Officials and rights groups welcome ‘landmark’ ICC ruling that it has jurisdiction in the occupied Palestinian territories. Palestinian rights groups have welcomed the International Criminal Court’s ruling that it has jurisdiction over the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and called on the court’s prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to take swift action. Friday’s ruling opens the […]

Rapid Action Battalion: Bangladesh’s notorious paramilitary force

Since it was established in April 2004, Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) – a paramilitary force – has been accused of serious human rights violations and abuse of power. The elite law enforcement body was formed during the government of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who came to power in 2001 on the promise to […]

At Elite French Universities, Students Demand Environmental Action

PARIS — The sprawling campus of the École Polytechnique, one of the world’s finest engineering schools, has long been a magnet for major French industrial and energy companies, eager to attract some of France’s brightest minds. So when it was announced last year that the oil and gas giant Total would establish a research center […]

‘Psychological war’: Iran dismisses Israel military action threat

Tehran, Iran – President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff said the Biden administration is independent and will not follow all Israeli commands like the previous US government, after Israel announced it is revising attack plans against Iran. Israel’s military is preparing “a number of operational plans, in addition to those already in place” in reaction […]

France: Rights group launch legal action over police racism

In a first for France, six nongovernmental organisations launched a class-action lawsuit on Wednesday against the French government for alleged systemic discrimination by police officers carrying out identity checks. The organisations, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, contend that French police use racial profiling in ID checks, targeting Black people and people of Arab […]

Biden’s Commerce nominee promises ‘aggressive’ action on China

US Commerce Secretary-nominee Gina Raimondo echoes other Biden officials who have indicated they would continue some of Trump’s tough-on-China policies. The U.S. must take “aggressive” steps to combat China’s “unfair” trade practices while also investing in American manufacturing to return production to the country, said Gina Raimondo, President Joe Biden’s nominee for Commerce secretary. “China […]

Biden Plans Executive Action to Expand Food Stamps and Speed Stimulus Checks

WASHINGTON — President Biden will issue an executive order on Friday aimed at steering additional federal aid to families struggling to afford food amid the pandemic and at helping workers stay safe on the job. Mr. Biden, who has vowed to use the power of the presidency to help mitigate economic fallout from the pandemic, […]

Group Takes Legal Action Over Lack of Abortion Services in Northern Ireland

Travel restrictions have also exacerbated an already difficult situation, as many women in Northern Ireland have continued to travel to England to have the procedure. But the risk to their own health and the travel restrictions throughout the last year have made that all but impossible, rights groups say. The region’s Department of Health has […]

Biden pledges action on the pandemic and the economy.

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday promised an accelerated response to a daunting and intensifying array of challenges as the economy showed new signs of weakness and the coronavirus pandemic killed more Americans than ever. On a day the Labor Department reported that the economy lost 140,000 jobs in December, ending a seven-month streak […]

Pakistan calls for Afghan action as soldier killed in border fire

Pakistan demands action against armed groups ‘finding sanctuaries’ in Afghanistan, a day after a Pakistani soldier was killed in a cross-border attack. Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan has called on the Afghan government to take action against armed groups “finding sanctuaries” in that country, a day after a Pakistani soldier was killed in a cross-border attack […]

Peru president vows action after deaths at farm workers protest

Three people die during clashes between police and protesting farm workers, who are demanding higher wages. Peru’s President Francisco Sagasti has promised to take action against police “who violated the ban on the use of firearms” after three people, including a 16-year-old boy, died this week during protests by farmworkers against a contentious new agricultural […]

IMF urges action as recovery loses steam and COVID-19 surges #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Vaccine breakthroughs offer hope but global economic recovery remains difficult, the IMF’s managing director warns before the G20 summit. The global economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is losing steam even as vaccine breakthroughs offer hope and “the economic path ahead remains difficult and prone to setbacks,” the managing director of the International Monetary Fund […]

EU takes legal action against Cyprus, Malta over passport schemes #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

European Commission begins legal process, saying citizenship through investment schemes undermine essence of EU citizenship. The European Commission announced on Tuesday it would start “infringement procedures” against Cyprus and Malta over their controversial citizenship through investment programmes. The commission said that selling citizenship “undermines the essence of EU citizenship”. Infringement procedures are the EU equivalent […]