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COVID19 in Central Asia COVID-19 shows the need to rebuild public health systems in Central Asian countries

Most of the countries in central Asia have been reluctant to reimpose restrictions due to the economic fallout. This has led to a massive jump in the total number of new infections and deaths in late June and July

Iran COVID Iran faces twin challenges of COVID-19 and American sanctions

The worst hit country in West Asia, Iran has had a tough time coping with the pandemic amid US sanctions. It has resorted to strengthening links with countries such as Russia and China towards this end

US withdrawal from WHO US starts process of withdrawing from WHO 

The process of withdrawal will take a year and if not reversed, the US will cease to be a member of the WHO from July 6, 2021. It is unclear if the president has the power to withdraw from a global organization without approval from Congress

How do you resist a hybrid war amid a pandemic?

The Tricontinental Institute for Social Research launched a new study about the recent attacks led by US against Venezuela amid the pandemic

Why Iran’s fuel tankers for Venezuela are sending shudders through Washington

Vijay Prashad on the significance of the arrival of tankers from Iran to Venezuela amid rising global tensions

A universal appeal for humanity to end militarism and stop war

Why the Bouficha Appeal stands for the aspirations of people who want an end to militarized violence on earth.

The Covid-19 pandemic evidences the need to cooperate despite political differences

The Cuban government emphasizes the need for solidarity and cooperation in the face of the global pandemic which threatens all of humanity

João Pedro Stedile: Neoliberalism and finance capital have been defeated by coronavirus

The member of MST’s national board analyzes the current international and Brazilian contexts in wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Could COVID-19 bring down the US empire?

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies compare the responses to COVID-19 across the world and how the pandemic impacts US hegemony

WHO response to Trump COVID UN, WHO call for unity in the face of COVID-19

“We will have many body bags in front of us if we don’t behave,” the WHO director-general said in response to Donald Trump’s threats to withdraw funding to the organization. Trump had also alleged that the WHO was China-centric

COVID Africa These African countries brace for potential COVID-19 cases

A few countries in Africa which have not recorded any cases of COVID-19 are preparing for the impact. These include Lesotho, South Sudan, Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe

Plea to lift sanctions amid COVID-19 outbreak taken to the UN

Human rights reports indicate that sanctions are impeding the access to essential medicines and medical equipment in the sanctions-hit countries

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