The Jordanian cigarette factory’s grand inauguration was attended by the UK ambassador to Yemen.

‘I accept it was a mistake’ to attend the event, said Michael Aron. Photograph: Ali Al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images

The latest instance of British diplomats flouting stringent rules against mingling with the tobacco industry abroad was a UK ambassador who attended the opening ceremony of a Jordanian cigarette factory that is partially owned by British American Tobacco (BAT) and gave a televised interview in which he praised the new facility. The British embassy in … Read more

WHO Omicron Deaths, WHO Says No Deaths Yet From omicron Variant

WHO Omicron Deaths

The World Health Organization announced today that there has not yet been a single death as a result of the omicron virus. The WHO is standing by its earlier report, which stated that all reported cases of the omicron virus are mild and self-limiting. When asked if the WHO planned to alter its grading system … Read more