Asia

  1. International parliamentary group calls for Taiwan's inclusion in WHA

    The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) made the appeal in a video released on its Twitter page, featuring a total of 15 lawmakers from 12 legislatures across Europe, North America and Australia.
    The group's launch of the campaign comes as the WHA, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), prepares to hold its 74th annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 24-June 1.

    Region:
    Asia
    Category:
    Politics
    International parliamentary group calls for Taiwan's inclusion in WHA
  2. Dr Fauci says world has failed India as Covid cases surge

    India has seen more Covid cases in the last seven days than any other country.
    A ferocious second wave has seen the official death toll surpass 200,000 - experts believe the actual number may be higher.
    People have died waiting for beds, as oxygen supplies run low and hospitals crumble under the strain.
    US’s top infectious disease expert lambasts wealthy countries for failing to provide equitable access to coronavirus vaccines.

    Region:
    India
    Category:
    Society
    Dr Fauci says world has failed India as Covid cases surge
  3. Modi says ‘storm’ has shaken India

    India’s prime minister Narendra Modi today urged all citizens to take Covid-19 vaccines and exercise caution, saying a “storm” of infections had shaken the country, after it recorded 349,691 in the past 24 hours - the fourth consecutive day of record infections.
    The curbs imposed last week in Delhi will now continue till May 3.

    Region:
    India
    Category:
    Society
    Modi says ‘storm’ has shaken India