The pandemic has had a “substantial” impact on childhood cancer care worldwide, with a marked rise in the number of patients abandoning treatment altogether, new research showed on March 4.
Rights abuses and hunger have worsened in North Korea amid drastic measures to avert a Covid-19 outbreak, a UN rights expert said, pointing to reports that people were dying of starvation.
A new cross-Channel row erupted on March 3 as Britain threatened to break the terms of the Brexit withdrawal treaty by unilaterally delaying checks on food going to Northern Ireland.
Afghan women are being cut off from crucial aid because of a growing Taliban crackdown in areas controlled by the insurgents, more than a dozen relief workers have said.
Thailand’s Criminal Court on March 3 denied bail for Bottom Blues singer Chaiamorn “Ammy” Kaewwiboonpan after he was arrested at Ratchathani Hospital in Ayutthaya province on March 2 for alleged arson and violation of the Criminal C
Vietnamese companies are expected to implement digital strategies to continue to reach customers, experts said while alluding to trends in the e-commerce market this year.
Myanmar security forces on March 3 fired on protesters, as a UN envoy said 38 died in the Southeast Asian country’s “bloodiest” day since the military coup last month.
US President Joe Biden said on March 3 that the US would have enough vaccine for its entire adult population by the end of May, as he announced a deal for pharma giant Merck to produce the shot developed by rival Johnson & Johnson (J&J).
A top aide of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny called for sanctions on top Russian oligarchs in an interview with AFP, as the US followed the EU in imposing sanctions on some officials.
US top diplomat Antony Blinken on March 2 spoke with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom Washington recognises as interim president, and proposed working with allies to increase “multilateral pressure” against leftist leader Nicolas Maduro.
The UN Security Council will meet on March 4 to discuss the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, diplomats said on March 2.