The health ministry of Pakistan's eastern Punjab province said on Sunday that 101 new cases of dengue fever had been reported during the last 24 hours in the province.

World News in Brief: September 18

The special representative of the UN secretary-general for Libya on Sunday stressed the importance of swift, coordinated and united efforts to recover from the floods that hit eastern Libya last week.
Iranian technicians are seen at the Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facilities, 261 miles south of Tehran. (Illustrative photo: AFP/VNA)

Far-fetched Iran nuclear deal

The possibility of restoring the Iran nuclear agreement is becoming increasingly unconvincing as “tit for tat” continues between involved parties. While the US and the West imposed new sanctions on Iran, Tehran responded with tough statements.
Floods completely destroyed at least 891 buildings in Libya's coastal city of Derna, its official news agency reported on Sunday, citing figures from a team assigned by the Libyan National Unity Government.

World News in Brief: September 17

At least 11,300 people have died and another 10,100 are missing from the coastal city of Derna one week after Storm Daniel hit northeastern Libya, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported on Saturday.
Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos reached 3.32 billion USD in July, 2.5 percent higher than the amount recorded in July last year, the Philippine central bank said on Friday.

World News in Brief: September 16

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday praised efforts to support the Global South in the international arena as he opened a summit of the G77 group of developing nations and China with host Cuba.
A shipping container that today travels from Mumbai through the Suez Canal to Europe, could in the future go by rail from Dubai to Haifa in Israel and on to Europe (Illustrative image: Reuters)

“Bridge” connects Asia-Europe trade

An alliance of a series of countries and India have announced an ambitious plan to create a Spice Route connecting Europe, the Middle East and India, promoting trade relations with geopolitical impacts on a wide scale. The initiative aims to link railways, ports, power and data networks and hydrogen pipelines over a large area, with great potential for cooperation.
Illustrative image (Source: Reuters)

Building era of clean energy

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said that the world is facing a historic turning point as the fossil fuel era gradually closes and a new page of renewable energy opens. To take advantage of this opportunity, the IEA calls on policymakers to rapidly promote the energy transition and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi take part in the handover ceremony at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Bali (Indonesia), November 16, 2022. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

G20 admits African Union: Expansion trend

The recently concluded G20 summit in India granted permanent membership to the African Union (AU). At the end of August, the BRICS group of big emerging economies also announced the admission of six new members. These two events show that the trend of expanding regional and international organizations is increasingly clear.
The death toll from the devastating floods that struck Libya's eastern city of Derna on Sunday has risen to 3,060, while 5,200 others remain missing, according to the eastern-based Interior Ministry on Tuesday.

World News in Brief: September 13

South-South cooperation plays a vital role in shaping a brighter future in a world of deeply connected challenges, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday, also urging developed economies to fulfill their duties.
UNESCO calls for strict regulations to govern the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the classroom. (Photo: Linkedin)

UNESCO calls for regulating the use of artificial intelligence in schools

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has recently called for the application of strict regulations, to manage the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in classrooms, thereby contributing to protecting children. The development of strategies at national and global levels to ensure the responsible, safe and ethical use of AI is urgently needed.
The Czech Health Ministry on Monday recommended vaccination against COVID-19 this autumn, especially for those at higher risk of contracting the disease.

World News in Brief: September 12

President of the Libyan Presidency Council, Mohamed Menfi, on Monday called for international assistance to cope with the aftermath of the country's deadly floods that have killed at least  2,300.
The death toll from the deadly earthquake in Morocco has risen to 2,497, with another 2,467 people injured, according to the latest update from the Moroccan Interior Ministry on Monday. Rescue and relief efforts are continuing to access the hardest hit mountainous regions as roads leading up there were blocked by dislodged rocks.

World News in Brief: September 11

At the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Qiang, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet will pay an official visit to China from Sept. 14 to 16, foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning announced on Monday.
Flag of the European Union (EU). (Photo: Reuters)

EU enlargement process remains difficult

The European Union (EU) enlargement process continues to receive public attention. This is an important issue to be discussed at upcoming meetings of the EU and is expected to heat negotiations, due to disagreements among member countries about admitting new members.
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