Venezuela and Colombia fully reopen shared border

Pedestrians use the Simon Bolivar International Bridge to cross between San Antonio, Venezuela (behind) and Cucuta, Colombia at sunrise on Aug 8, 2022, along the border which Venezuela partially closed in 2015. (MATIAS DELACROIX / AP) CARACAS – Venezuela and Colombia will fully reopen their shared border on January 1 to allow passage of cargo […]

France, Morocco resume normal consular activity

Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita holds a press conference with France Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna as she starts an official visit to Rabat, Morocco, Dec 16, 2022. (PHOTO / AP) RABAT – France has restored "normal consular activity" with Morocco following a year-long visa dispute, French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna announced […]

WHO official: Cholera vaccines run short amid outbreaks

Children showing symptoms of cholera receive treatment at a clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Cité Soleil a densely populated commune of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct 7, 2022. (RICHARD PIERRIN / AFP) GENEVA – The global stockpile of cholera vaccines the World Health Organization helps manage is "currently empty or extremely low", a WHO official […]

‘Loss and damage’ fund okayed at COP27

Participants arrive at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, during the COP27 climate conference in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name, on Nov 17, 2022. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP27, concluded on Sunday with the reaching […]