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Morocco blames suspected vaccine death on cannabis, tobacco

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Al-Araby

Rabat – Morocco’s ministry of health blamed the recent death of a 30-year-old citizen on cannabis addiction and post-tuberculosis complications. Suspects had been raised that a Covid-19 jab could have caused his passing. “The Moroccan Center of Anti-Poison and Pharmacovigilance (CAPFM) investigated this case, and it is related to a young man who was previously exposed to tuberculosis and addicted to smoking and cannabis,” said Khaled Ait Taleb, Morocco’s Minister of Health and Social Protection, during Friday’s parliamentary question session. The 30-year-old man received his first jab on Octob…

Iran, Venezuela and Sudan Lose UN Voting Rights With 5 More

UNITED NATIONS — Iran, Venezuela and Sudan are in arrears on paying dues to the United Nations' operating budget and are among eight nations that will lose their voting rights in the 193-member General Assembly, the U.N. chief said in a letter circulat...

Somalia Humanitarian Bulletin, December 2021

Humanitarian partners release the 2022 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan. The plan seeks close to US$1.5 billion to assist 5.5 million of the most vulnerable people in the country.• Drought worsens in Somalia with the number of affected people increas...

Morocco authorizes covid antiviral pill amid Omicron surge

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Al-Araby

Morocco’s health authorities on Tuesday gave the green light to American-made covid antiviral drug Molnupiravir, as cases of the new variant Omicron skyrocket in the country, announced state media. “The Directorate of Drugs and Pharmacy (DMP) has given marketing authorization for Molnupiravir, after several months of negotiations with the American laboratory. Once available, this treatment will be included in the treatment protocol,” said the Moroccan scientific committee in a statement to the state owned media SNRT news. Two years after the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, Ch…

US Names New Horn of Africa Envoy

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday named career diplomat David Satterfield as the new special envoy to the troubled Horn of Africa.Satterfield, 67, who has experience in the Persian Gulf states, Lebanon and Iraq, most recently has serve...

US Names New Horn of Africa Envoy

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday named career diplomat David Satterfield as the new special envoy to the troubled Horn of Africa.Satterfield, 67, who has experience in the Persian Gulf states, Lebanon and Iraq, most recently has serve...

West and Central Africa Transhumance Response Plan 2022

IOM VISIONWith climate change impacting the route and calendars of nomadic herders throughout Western and Central Africa, imposing upon all stakeholders the need to ensure peaceful cohabitation between all groups and reduce the risk of violence and for...

U.S. Blamed For “Politically Coercing” Multinational Companies

BEIJING, Using Xinjiang-related issues as an excuse, to force multinational companies to pick a side between China and the United States, is out-and-out political coercion, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, yesterday.Tadashi Yanai, founder ...