Production hurdles hurt Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine targets

Russia is going to miss its target of making 30 million doses of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine this year due to setbacks maintaining the serum’s stability while expanding production. “The … Read More

Pakistan along with China, Russia and Cuba won seats on the UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan, China, Russia Win Seats On UN Rights Body; US Upset despite strong opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human rights records. In a secret-ballot voting in the 193-member … Read More

China and Russia win seats on U.N. rights council, Saudis lose

Russia and Cuba were running unopposed, but China and Saudi Arabia were in a five-way race in the only contested race for seats on the Human Rights Council. China, Russia … Read More

China joins COVAX, UN-backed global COVID-19 vaccine facility

China has officially signed an agreement to join the World Health Organisation-led COVAX facility, a global COVID-19 vaccine project to ensure poorer countries have access to life-saving vaccines. China is … Read More

India rejects proposal to conduct large study for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

India on Wednesday declined a proposal from Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to conduct a large study on the effectiveness of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus, Reuters reported. An expert panel … Read More

Vladimir Putin sends a mixed message on US election, hedging his bets

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday decried what he called Joe Biden’s sharp anti-Russian rhetoric but praised the Democratic presidential nominee’s comments on arms control. In his first detailed statements on the … Read More

Pompeo and Australia’s Payne discuss China’s ‘malign activity’, says spokesperson

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Australian counterpart, Marise Payne, discussed on Tuesday shared concern over China’s “malign activity” in the region, a state department official said. Pompeo … Read More

Russian scientist behind Covid-19 vaccine defends ‘wartime’ roll-out – world news

Russia plans to share preliminary results of its COVID-19 vaccine trial based on the first six weeks of monitoring participants, raising the tempo in an already frenzied global race to … Read More