UPDATE 1-Myanmar army tells U.N. it is ready to weather sanctions, isolation, envoy says

[ad_1] (New throughout with details from U.N. envoy) By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, March 3 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military says it is ready to withstand sanctions and isolation after its Feb. 1 coup, a top United Nations official said on Wednesday as she urged countries to “take very strong measures” to restore democracy in the … Read more

Gazans hope for vote after years of Hamas rule, isolation

[ad_1] GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian poll workers fanned out across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, where they found voters eager to register ahead of elections that could serve as the first referendum on Hamas’ rule since the militant group seized power more than a decade ago. The outreach came a day after … Read more

Feeling lonely? How to manage mental health challenges during social isolation

This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. As millions of people around the country practice social distancing and are staying at home for weeks on end, many people may find themselves feeling lonely and alone, maybe even anxious or uneasy, for the first time. Others are all too familiar with the emotional … Read more