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Philippines' Duterte agrees to pay for vaccines in advance to ensure supply

Philippines' Duterte agrees to pay for vaccines in advance to ensure supply

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has previously criticised Western manufacturers for asking fees to reserve vaccines, has agreed to pay drugmakers in advance to secure millions of Covid-19 shots, his spokesman said on Thursday.

Ethiopia to advance on Tigray's capital as surrender ultimatum expires

Ethiopia to advance on Tigray's capital as surrender ultimatum expires

Ethiopia's prime minister warned on Tuesday that a deadline for rebel northern forces to lay down arms had expired, paving the way for a final push on the Tigray region's capital in a two-week conflict destabilising the Horn of Africa.

PPP in Qatar ‘most advance, modern’, says Panamanian envoy

PPP in Qatar ‘most advance, modern’, says Panamanian envoy

Qatar, being a safe country and known for its modern infrastructure and facilities for foreign investors, offers many incentives that encourage Panamanian companies to bring their investments to the gas-rich Gulf country ...

Libya forces’ advance slows as IS hits back in Sirte

Libya forces’ advance slows as IS hits back in Sirte

An intense fightback by the Islamic State group in Libya’s Sirte slowed an advance by pro-government forces yesterday