Vaccine hesitancy, where people are reluctant or refuse to have themselves or their children vaccinated, is a growing trend among those fearing negative health outcomes from immunizations, such as the (non-existent) risk of autism.
An international organization of Muslim scholars headquartered in Qatar has condemned Saudi Arabia for its attempts to execute a senior Muslim preacher as a brutal crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against intellectuals and political dissidents widens in the conservative oil-rich kingdom.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says a newly-agreed truce in Ukraine does not look "too good," emphasizing that the withdrawal of heavy weapons has not taken place as cited in the agreement.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which keeps a tab on ceasefire in Ukraine, says its monitors have come under fire during an assessment mission in the country’s war-torn east.
The United Nations is not only overwhelmed by a spreading humanitarian crisis, largely in Africa and the Middle East, but also remains hamstrung by a severe shortfall in funds, mostly from Western donors.