A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck in Paktika and Khost provinces in Afghanistan early Wednesday morning local time.
In its latest update on the world of work, International Labour Organization Director-General Guy Ryder said that although there had been “tentative signs of recovery in the final months of last year, with global employment returning to higher levels in industrialised nations”, rising food and fuel prices and financial turbulence have destabilised the job market.
A national database has listed all those who’ve been reported missing in the country since 1964, and the tally continues to climb, amid ongoing drug gang violence and a lack of effective investigations.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled a proposal for new sanctions against Russia that will be discussed over the next few days, including phasing out the European Union’s dependency on Russian oil and refined products.
The defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant, and the city of Slavutich—whose residents maintain the site, which needs constant monitoring to ensure radioactive material does not leak out—was occupied by Russian troops for over a month.
Recent satellite images show Russian military forces moving towards the eastern Donbas area of Ukraine in preparation for a large-scale invasion.
On Thursday, the Russian Deputy Chief of the Security Council and former president Dmitry Medvedev said “there can be no talk of non-nuclear status for the Baltic” in case Finland and Sweden decide to become members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
During an address on Monday, President Zelenskiy said that “Mariupol has been destroyed, there are tens of thousands of dead, but even despite this, the Russians are not stopping their offensive.”
“It is now more than two years that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact our lives, our health and our economies,” said UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) chief QU Dongyu.
The resolution received a two-thirds majority of those voting, minus abstentions, in the 193-member Assembly, with 93 nations voting in favor and 24 against. 58 abstained from the process.
OHCHR said that the situation has worsened and that there have been shortages of food and fuel, along with power cuts, prompting new protests by desperate Sri Lankans.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday visited the town of Bucha, a suburb northwest of Kyiv, after the discovery of mass graves following the withdrawal of Russian forces.
Despite Russia’s announcement that it will pull back forces from near Ukraine’s capital and the northern city of Chernihiv, explosions were heard in Kyiv on Wednesday morning.
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said early Monday that surrendering the eastern port city of Mariupol is not an option and demanded that Russian forces allow the safe passage of civilians.