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Cairo 'regret' over US decision to reduce Egypt aid

Egypt has expressed “regret” at a US decision to reduce aid to the country, the foreign ministry said today.
from ahram online on Aug 23, 2017.

'Promising vaccine' against African Horse Sickness Virus

An effective vaccine against all nine strains of African Horse Sickness Virus is a step closer, according to new research.

Boko Haram's use of child suicide bombers increases fourfold

The use of children as human bombs in north-east Nigeria has increased fourfold this year, warns the UN Children's Fund.
from Premium Times on Aug 23, 2017.

Unicef 'concern' over anti-drugs campaign in Philippines

UNICEF Philippines has expressed "deep concern" about the impact of the country's war on drugs on Filipino children.
from UNICEF on Aug 23, 2017.

China’s top climate change negotiator to receive $2.5m prize

Xie Zhenhua, China’s chief negotiator at the Paris Agreement, will receive a US$2.5 million Hong Kong prize for his efforts to tackle global climate change.
from South China Morning Post on Aug 22, 2017.

Rocketing malnutrition threatens lives of over 70,000 Kenyan children

Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available, warns a new assessment.
from Save the Children on Aug 22, 2017.

Indian Supreme Court says triple talaq divorce is unconstitutional

India's Supreme Court has said the Muslim practice of quick divorce through 'triple talaq' is void, illegal, unconstitutional and against the basic tenets of the Quran.
from Telegraph, Calcutta on Aug 22, 2017.

UK condemned for 'shocking' export of weedkiller to poor countries

A highly toxic weedkiller not authorised for use in the EU is being exported to developing countries from a UK factory.
from The Guardian on Aug 22, 2017.

UK urged to act as tensions rise in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Campaigners are urging British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to ask for a meeting on rising anti-Muslim tension in Myanmar's Rakhine State.
from Burma Campaign UK on Aug 21, 2017.

End drug killings in The Philippines, says a Catholic cardinal

Alarmed by the government's deadly "war on drugs" campaign, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has called for an end to drug-related killings.
from Manila Times on Aug 21, 2017.
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