The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies.
Flagship airlines British Airways and Air France have announced that they are to suspend all their direct flights to Iran, saying the route is “not commercially viable,” as the United States has re-imposed sanctions against the Islamic Republic prohibiting businesses from operating in the country.
The flood of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh has come to a virtual halt, Dhaka officials said Saturday, almost a month after violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and sent nearly 430,000 people fleeing across the border.
South Korea will suspend any further deployment of a controversial US missile defense system until an environmental impact assessment ordered by new President Moon Jae-in is finished, his office said Wednesday.
Several states said on Thursday they would move forward with legal challenges to a revised executive order signed by President Donald Trump this week that temporarily bars the admission of refugees and some travelers from a group of Muslim-majority countries.
The process of evacuating civilians from formerly militant-held eastern Aleppo has resumed after a one-day suspension amid diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the almost six-year-long conflict in Syria, says a UN official.
Members of Yemen's two warring sides said on Friday that peace talks in Switzerland waer halted after the country's Houthis’ delegation suspended all meetings with the representatives of those loyal to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in protest at their cease-fire violations.
The Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday after the collapse of pricing talks, a company official said, but an EU official said the dispute would not affect the flow of Russian gas to Europe.