Vizjak points to green transition in address to UN Environment Assembly

Nairobi/Ljubljana – Slovenian Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak highlighted the role and potential of green investment as he addressed in a video call a virtual session of the UN Environment Assembly, which started in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Monday.

Rich Countries Overstocking Vaccines, Poor Ones Lagging Far Behind

There are fears that poorer countries could be left behind as richer nations "hoard" more doses of coronavirus vaccine than they need.

Wealthy countries have amassed a big enough stock of vaccine doses to immunize their people nearly three times over by the end of next year, assuming the vaccines in clinical trials are all approved for use.

Serbian Security Service Named Among Users of Israeli Surveillance Software

In research published on Monday, Citizen Lab, an Institute of the University of Toronto that specializes in surveillance issues, listed 25 countries and agencies - including Serbia's Security Information Agency - that use the software of the Israeli company Circles, which enables the user to locate every phone in the country in seconds.

UAE halts visas to 13 countries including Turkey, Iran

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has suspended travel visas for nationals from 13 countries including some Arab nations, Turkey and Iran.

The decision took effect Nov. 18 and includes those from Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Kenya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, Turkey, and Iran, according to a document issued by the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority.

Turkish intel helps rescue abducted Italian aid worker

Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) helped rescue a kidnapped Italian aid worker in Somalia, state-run Anadolu Agency said on May 10.

Silvia Constanza Romano, who was working for an Italian charity called African Milele, was abducted in Kenya's southeastern coastal town of Chakama in Kenya in November 2018. No group claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.