A G7 plan to donate a billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries will have limited impact because it includes some previous pledges, but it still offers a small lifeline to a global vaccine buying system, according to some experts.
Ravaged periodically by natural calamities, long dependent on foreign aid and remittances, and a perennial source of refugees and emigrants, Bangladesh was once “a basket case of misery,” as Zia Haider Rahman put it in his great debut novel, In the Light of What We Know.
Aviation has been devastated by the pandemic. Globally, airlines have lost in excess of $126bn in 2020. Last year, passenger traffic globally fell by 66%.
El Salvador may be touting bitcoin’s use to help its citizens living abroad send funds back home, but the biggest remittance firms are cautious about offering cryptocurrency services.
Diplomat, scholar, philanthropist, entrepreneur, sport enthusiast, avid runner, and committed family man. Dr M Mustafa G?ksu, Turkish ambassador to Qatar, is a multi-faceted and talented personality who leaves an enduring impression wherever he goes.
President Joe Biden has embarked on his first foreign trip, leaving behind an uncertain domestic agenda with many of his most ambitious pledges on the US economy, civil rights and climate change facing massive challenges.