Marcos Jr. tested for cocaine, after claims from Duterte

The son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos said Tuesday he took a cocaine test after Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, accused an unnamed presidential candidate of using the illegal drug Marcos Jr, who is among the frontrunners seeking to succeed Duterte in…

I am a female, and I am a journalist, and this is what Taliban cannot stand

When the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, following the collapse of the western-backed government in mid-August this year, its leaders promised to respect women’s rights. However, in the weeks since, the group’s assurances have done little to assuage fears of women and girls living in Afghanistan. Zainab, a female Afghan journalist, reveals to Plataforma, after the new government took shape, the life of being a female and a journalist is tough.

“Our lives, the hopeless Afghans, are at stack”

The international community is cautiously observing the Taliban’s governance in Afghanistan. In the country, thousands of people are displaced; beyond the political crisis, there are unemployment, hunger, and the drought that devastates the country... “The war is over”, Mirwais Maiwandwal said, the former newsdesk manager of the Weesa Daily, one of the largest independent newspapers in Afghanistan. However, the new Government leaves an enormous uncertainty in the air; and despite the return to peace, “the social, economic and political situation worsened”.

World Trade Organization wants vaccine for poor countries

Statement by future WTO leader Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the future leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO), said that the organization should return to the goal of improving people’s living standards and promoting poor countries’ access to…

Italy's Draghi says will fight pandemic 'with all means'

Italy’s new Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Wednesday his priority was fighting the coronavirus pandemic “with all means”, in his first address to parliament since taking office. “The main duty to which we are all called, starting from me as prime…