Myanmar: Ambassador to UK protests diplomatic coup in London
08 April 2021 | 11:02 am
Kyaw Zwar Minn spent the night in his car after being locked out of his embassy in London. The military junta has sidelined him after he showed support for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The leader of the UK's opposition Labour party said on Sunday (December 12) that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had broken the public's trust over COVID-19 regulations, making him "unfit for public office." Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Keir Starmer said Johnson posed a risk to public health following reports that parties were held at Downing Street during a 2020 Christmas lockdown when such festivities were banned.
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The Dubai World Expo is one of the largest events of its kind ever organised in the Middle East. It was supposed to be held in 2020, but was postponed by a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Behind the scenes, the event has become a forum for political discussions, as countries in conflict find themselves just metres apart. FRANCE 24's Sylvain Lepetit, Nicolas Keraudren and Sophie Guignon report.
Suu Kyi faces dozens of charges, and has been convicted of inciting dissent against the military and breaching COVID-19 rules.
The omicron coronavirus variant is spreading rapidly in the UK, where the number of daily infections has hit a record high. Health experts warn that it's the most significant threat to public health since the start of the pandemic.
Simon Case was leading the probe into alleged Christmas parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's staff in breach of COVID restrictions. Case has quit after reports of parties in his own office.
Protesters have taken to the streets of Ankara and other Turkish cities after the country's currency - the lira - tumbled 15 percent against the US dollar. Many are calling for the government to resign, blaming them for the economic situation.
2021 began with the promise of vaccines to the rescue. But as one variant begets another, rich nations talk of boosters and jabs for kids while much of the developing world still waits for first doses.
West African bloc ECOWAS said they hoped to have an election plan from Mali by the end of this year, after a meeting with the interim leaders. Mali's authorities had previously said elections could be delayed.
The UN's Human Rights Office has called for a prompt and independent probe into reports of rape and sexual harassment at Sudan's anti coup protests on Sunday. Also, the French army announced that it killed a top member of a jihadist organization in an airstrike in Niger. The man was a key suspect in the murder of eight people visiting a giraffe park, including six French citizens. And Egyptian authorities have banned shishas in cafes as a part of their fight against Covid 19.
The omicron variant of the coronavirus is less likely to land patients in hospital in comparison with delta.
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