Category archives: Asia

  GENEVA - The people of Afghanistan are facing a profound humanitarian crisis that threatens the most basic of human rights, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN) warned on Tuesday. In an oral update on the human rights situation in Afghanistan, Nada Al-Nashif, UN deputy high commissioner for human rights, said that the situation in the war-torn country is further compounded by the impact of sanctions and the freezing of state assets. "Economic life is largely paralyzed with the collapse of the banking system and a severe liquidity crisis," the UN official said. "With winter having arrived,

A humanitarian cargo of food, textile and household goods, as well as oil products was delivered from Turkmenistan to neighboring Afghanistan on Tuesday. During the extended meeting of the Government on December 10, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed the order on sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. This document was signed "with a view to assist neighboring Afghanistan on a systematic and regular basis and to provide an all-round support in economic, social and humanitarian spheres", the order says. In accordance with the document, Turkmen side provided humanitarian aid to the brotherly Afghan people, which consists of 1,200 tons

MANILA -- The Philippines received on Tuesday an additional batch of Sinovac vaccines donated by the Chinese government to help the Southeast Asian country recover quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic. Carlito Galvez, the chief implementer of the government"s measures to combat COVID-19, thanked the Chinese government for the donation. "Majority of these vaccines will be distributed to far-flung areas," Galvez told reporters at the airport in Manila, adding many Filipinos are considering taking the Chinese vaccine as a booster shot. China's Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian expressed hope that the newly delivered COVID-19 vaccines will contribute to "healthy, safe"