U.S. law enforcement envoy to visit Myanmar

By UPI Special Reports WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The U.S. State Department said it was sending a law enforcement envoy to Myanmar to review national security and human rights issues with national leaders. Myanmar’s general elections in 2010 ended a long...

Analysis: The UN in 2023

By Anna Jefferys A series of reports exploring the likely changes in the aid world over the next decade. HIGHLIGHTS     * Calls for UN to be more anticipatory, strategic, innovative    * Test public-private partnerships    * Less bureaucracy, more leadership    (...

Mataf bridge ready to ease Umrah for disabled, elderly

JEDDAH: P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR The new mataf bridge around the Holy Kaaba opens for pilgrims this week. Only disabled and elderly pilgrims will be allowed to use the circular bridge that can hold 7,000 wheelchair-borne pilgrims per hour.“Since the bridge would be set...