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Inclusion of NCDs will help save more lives: WHO

28 Feb 2024 FA News Desk

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes, are responsible for 75% of deaths worldwide, said the World Health Organization (WHO). People affected by humanitarian emergencies are at increased risk of NCDs. It is estimated Read More
World Environment Assembly begins in Nairobi

27 Feb 2024 FA News Desk

Work to combat ‘triple planetary crisis’ The sixth UN Environment Assembly opened in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday with a clear call for stronger global action to address the “triple planetary crisis” of climate change, nature loss and pollution. With an unprecedented Read More
Civilians in Gaza in extreme peril, says IASC

21 Feb 2024 FA News Desk

In a collective appeal by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) including heads of UN humanitarian entities and global NGOs implored world leaders to help prevent further deterioration of the crisis in Gaza that has left tens of thousands Read More
Most turbulent airline routes & airports

21 Feb 2024 FA News Desk

The latest rankings of the most turbulent airline routes and airports worldwide have been unveiled! Turbli, an esteemed turbulence forecasting firm, meticulously analyzed data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UK Met Office to unveil the Read More
New visa policy for transportation operators facilitating irregular migration to US

21 Feb 2024 FA News Desk

The United States’ State Department is today implementing a new visa restriction policy under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 212(a)(3)(C) that targets owners, executives, and senior officials of charter flight, ground, and maritime transportation companies providing transportation services designed Read More
Israel will not agree to a ceasefire ‘at any price’ PM Netanyahu says

21 Feb 2024 FA News Desk

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Tuesday to not cave to international pressure demanding a ceasefire in the war against Hamas. “There is considerable pressure on Israel at home and abroad to stop the war before we achieve all Read More
World Printers Summit to be held in Austria

21 Feb 2024 FA News Desk

The two-day global summit is scheduled to take place from 8-9 October 2024 in Vienna, Austria at Palais Niederösterreich. Hosted by the World Printers Forum and organised by WAN-IFRA, the global print community will offer valuable insights into the present Read More
Children malnutrition rises in Gaza Strip

21 Feb 2024 FA News Desk

A steep rise in malnutrition among children and pregnant and breastfeeding women in the Gaza strip poses grave threats to their health, according to a comprehensive new analysis released by the Global Nutrition Cluster. As the ongoing conflict in the Read More
Global meet to combat illicit tobacco trade ends

15 Feb 2024 FA News Desk

The third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products concluded today after taking decisive action to combat illicit trade in tobacco products that harms health and robs national governments of Read More
Thai fund to assist foreign tourists in case of accidents

15 Feb 2024 FA News Desk

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sport (MOTS), in collaboration with the National Institute of Emergency Medicine (NIEM) under the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, has announced the 50-million-Baht medical funding to assist foreign tourists in case of accidents while Read More