“I Was Blind, But Now I See” – Celebrating Malawi’s Progress on World NTD Day

Vainesi, a former trachoma trichiasis patient, cheers in celebration knowing that trachoma has been eliminated in Malawi. Vainesi had suffered with the pain caused by trachoma for 10 years before a local disability mobiliser encouraged her to go to the hospital for treatment. By Lazarus McCarthy ChakweraLILONGWE, Jan 30 2023 – “I was blind, but […]

ASEAN Parliamentarians Cannot Escape ‘Lawfare’ or Violations of their Human Rights

Credit: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) By Jan ServaesBRUSSELS, Jan 30 2023 – Parliamentarians worldwide face increasing human rights violations and a greater risk of reprisal simply for exercising their mandate or expressing their ideas and opinions. Asia follows the same trend according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). It is the second most dangerous […]

Will the Ukraine War be Resolved With Talks– or with Tanks?

US M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank Credit: Military.com By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 30 2023 – After much reluctance, the US and its Western allies last week agreed to provide Ukraine with some of the world’s most sophisticated battle tanks: American-made Abrams, German-made Leopards and British-made Challengers. But the question remains as to whether these […]

JETEX LONDON WELCOMES THE WORLD

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Located at Hangar 510 at Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB/BQH), Jetex London has commenced full commercial operations and is welcoming international private jet flyers to the United Kingdom capital. London Biggin Hill is a private airport which caters exclusively for aircraft in business and private aviation. […]

Long, Costly Drought Drives Climate Crisis Home in Argentina

A photo of a field with parched grass in the province of Buenos Aires, an agricultural area par excellence in Argentina. The countryside is the source of more than half of the exports of this South American country, which is in dire need of foreign exchange to ease its economic crisis. CREDIT: Argentine Rural Confederations […]

The Value of Insects: Why We Must Act Now to Protect Them

The rapid decline of insects is caused by multiple factors including climate change and agriculture, increases in the usage of insecticides and  herbicides, deforestation, urbanization, and light pollution. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPS By Esther NgumbiURBANA, Illinois, USA, Jan 27 2023 – Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture granted a conditional license for the first-ever honeybee […]

Destruction of Ukraine’s Healthcare Facilities Violates International Humanitarian Law – Report

On March 6, 2022, Izyum Central City Hospital (Kharkiv oblast) was attacked as a part of what appears to have been a large-scale carpet-bombing campaign. Reportedly, the hospital team had also marked the hospital with a big red cross that could be seen from the air. Credit: UHC By Ed HoltBRATISLAVA, Jan 27 2023 – […]

Erdogan’s Desperate Bid to Become the New Atatürk

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Türkey addresses the general debate of the UN General Assembly’s 77th session last September. Credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak By Alon Ben-MeirNEW YORK, Jan 27 2023 – As Turkey approaches its centennial anniversary this October, President Erdogan is stopping short of nothing to win the election in June to fulfill his […]

The Year of Debt Distress and Damaging Development Trade-Off

By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Jan 27 2023 – As the year 2022 drew to an end, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) warned, “Developing countries face ‘impossible trade-off’ on debt”, that spiralling debt in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) has compromised their chances of sustainable development. Anis Chowdhury In early December, an opinion […]

Legit Security’s Open-Source Security Tool “Legitify” Adds Support for GitLab and GitHub Enterprise Server

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Legit Security, a cyber security company with an enterprise platform that protects an organization's software supply chain from attack and ensures secure application delivery, today announced that Legitify, the open–source security tool that it maintains in addition to its enterprise SaaS platform, has expanded support to […]

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