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Reuters Health News Summary

By MediaIntel.Asia

Following is a summary of current health news briefs.
Italy eases anti-COVID measures for travellers from China
Italy will loosen its anti-COVID controls for travellers arriving from China, making swabs random rather than mandatory at its airports, a …

Parliament poised to vote on asylum for Uyghurs fleeing China

By MediaIntel.Asia

Ethnic Uyghur demonstrators scuffle with riot police as they try to continue a sit-in protest against China, in front of the Chinese consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Nov. 30, 2022.DILARA SENKAYA/Reuters
Parliament is poised to vote on making room for …

Myanmar preps for elections 2 years after military coup amid fears of violence

By MediaIntel.Asia

Bangkok (Thailand): Two years after a coup snuffed out Myanmar’s short-lived democratic experiment, the country’s military is planning elections that analysts warn could spark further bloodshed as opposition to junta rule rages on.
Observers also say …

China lobbies Dutch to defend trade after chip curbs

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FILE – the logo of ASML, a leading maker of semiconductor production equipment, hangs on the head office in Veldhoven, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. China’s foreign minister appealed Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, to his Dutch counterpart to defend fre…

China accuses Washington of abusing export controls

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FILE – Netherland’s Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, speaks with U.S. President Joe Biden during a round table meeting at a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, June 29, 2022. Biden is set to host Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for talks. The U.S. administr…

The risk of failing to enforce sanctions on Iran

By MediaIntel.Asia

Since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, America has been loath to carry out military actions in the Middle East. In its place, the State Department and Congress have chosen economic sanctions as a primary tool of American foreign policy to influence a…

With No Nuclear Deal, U.S. Eyes ‘Other Options,’ Iran Says JCPOA ‘Only’ Way

By ChinaPulse.com

The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden was not seeking to pursue progress on reviving a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran anytime soon, warning that the United States was preparing to pursue alternative options to ensure the Islamic Republic …

Flights of Falsity: Ahead of crucial UN meet on human rights, Pakistan takes global body for a ride

By ChinaPulse.com

Geneva: Pakistan’s lies and false claims have been exposed before the United Nations ahead of the global body’s mandatory review of the country’s human rights record on January 30, Monday.
A report by a human rights group has exposed at least 10 false …

Kavita Krishnan: The Left must change course it is speaking the same language that tyrants do

By ChinaPulse.com

Multipolarity is the compass orienting the Left’s understanding of international relations. All streams of the Left in India and globally have for long advocated for a multipolar world as opposed to a unipolar one dominated by the imperialist United St…

Biden extends deportation protection for Hong Kong residents

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President Joe Biden extended the Deferred Enforced Departure for Certain Hong Kong Citizens program, which was set to expire on Feb. 5, for another two years.Susan Walsh/The Associated Press
President Joe Biden on Thursday signed off on a two-year exte…