The World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on Wednesday to launch negotiations on an international pact to prevent and control future pandemics at a time when the world is gearing up to battle the new Omicron variant of coronavirus.
WHO agrees to launch talks on pact to tackle future pandemics
Iraq released final results on Tuesday from last month's general election, confirming Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement's victory as the biggest bloc, with 73 seats in the 329-seat house.
Final results confirm Sadr's victory in Iraq election
Iraqi political groups called for the formation of an alliance to expel American troops from the Arab country when their mandate finishes by the end of the current year, stating that Washington’s attempts to prolong the presence of its occupation forces must never be taken into consideration.
Iraqi parties call for formation of alliance to expel US forces
Sudanese security forces deployed tear gas on tens of thousands of protesters gathering in central Khartoum on Tuesday to oppose military rule following last month's coup.
Tens of thousands march against military rule in Sudan, met with tear gas
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he had not yet decided whether to run for a new six-year term in the Kremlin when his current term ends in 2024.
Putin says he hasn't decided whether to run again for president in 2024
A prominent Iraqi Shia cleric said his country vehemently opposes any form of normalization of relations with Israel as well as attempts to deprive the Palestinian people of their inalienable rights.
Iraq opposes any form of normalization with Israel: Shia cleric
The world must study the wreckage of COVID-19 and say "never again" by striking a pandemic preparedness treaty, the World Health Organization said Monday as countries gathered to build a new accord.
WHO says 'never again' as nations weigh pandemic treaty
India's Parliament on Monday passed a bill to repeal three laws aimed at deregulating agricultural markets, bowing to pressure from farmers who have protested for over a year to demand that the laws be rolled back.
Indian Parliament passes bill to repeal controversial farm laws
Russia said on Monday it had carried out another successful test launch of its Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, hailed by President Vladimir Putin as part of a new generation of unrivalled arms systems.
Russia says Zircon hypersonic missile hit target in latest test

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