Pakistan summons US ambassador over Biden’s nuclear remarks
17 October 2022 | 11:34 am
Biden said in a speech that Pakistan has "nuclear weapons without any cohesion." Pakistan's foreign minister then issued a formal summons, known as a demarche, to the US ambassador.
UN chief Antonio Guterres blamed climate change for devastating flooding in Pakistan, which has left nearly 1,400 people dead. He said the country needs "massive financial support" to recover from the catastrophe.
More than 1,300 people dead, massive food shortages, 3.6 million acres of land destroyed and more than 660,000 people living in relief camps and makeshift homes. These are the latest estimates from Pakistan after the floods that have left the impoverished country's agriculture belt underwater. The authorities are now scaling up efforts to deliver food, tents and other items.
A chief in the Swat valley who fought against Taliban militants has been killed by a roadside bomb. Recent attacks have marked a return to the the decades of violence that has left 80,000 dead.
Waterborne diseases are spreading in northwestern Pakistan as floodwaters recede. Doctors do not have enough medicine to treat displaced people living in crowded camps.
After devastating floods affected 33 million Pakistanis in August, a new study confirms that global heating had a probable impact. But overall climate vulnerability was a major contributing factor.
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Pakistan's devastating floods have reignited the debate that the West is responsible for the effects of climate change in the Global South. Scientists say extreme weather events have become more common. DW investigates.
Water has started receding in parts of Pakistan after the worst monsoon floods in history. But now, a second disaster is looming with cases of water-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever rising, as stagnant waters have become breeding grounds for mosquitos. We take a closer look.
US President Joe Biden's claim in a TV interview that "the pandemic is over" has triggered a sell-off, wiping over $10 billion off the market value of the main Covid-19 vaccine makers. Investors are worried about public apathy towards Covid and the resulting impact on demand for vaccines and boosters.
The devastating flooding in recent weeks has battered a country already struggling to revive its crisis-stricken economy.
US President Joe Biden accused Russia of violating the core tenets of membership of the UN by starting an "unprovoked war" Ukraine. He also warned Moscow about "irresponsible" threats to use nuclear weapons.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari told FRANCE 24 the floods that ravaged his country had created a catastrophe of apocalyptical proportions. In addition to more than 1,500 deaths, the disaster has caused dual health and food security crises. Zardari said Pakistan needs some $30 billion in aid and praised international efforts under way to offer help.
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