Polling stations for the presidential elections have opened in Belarus. Earlier, the turnout for five days of early voting was 41.7%, BelTA informed.
Today, the second joint meeting of the Majlisi Milli and the Majlisi Namoyandagon Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan of the sixth convocation has set the date for the election of the head of state, Dunyo news agency reports.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis.
An explosion could have occurred during welding work to seal the holes through which attackers could steal ammonium nitrate stored in one of the warehouses
According to preliminary data, an incident occurred in the port at the place where the seized explosives were transported, a representative of the Lebanese army said.
A strong explosion occurred in the Lebanese capital, Reuters reported citing eyewitnesses. According to the agency, a column of smoke is rising over the explosion site.
The World Economic Forum and international insurance companies Marsh&McLennan and Zurich Insurance Group conducted a survey among 347 leading world experts on the most significant risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic and the likelihood of their occurrence within the next 1.5 year, the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan reported.
The EU Council decided to impose restrictive measures against six individuals and three entities responsible for or involved in various cyber-attacks. These include the attempted cyber-attack against the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and those publicly known as ‘WannaCry’, ‘NotPetya’, and ‘Operation Cloud Hopper’.
The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts.”