Middle East

Saudi Arabia to lift the travel ban, resume all international flights from March 31

Saudi Arabia has announced it will lift the temporary travel ban and resume all international flights, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday citing a statement from the Ministry o...

USA -YouTube, Twitter and Facebook clamped down on one of President Donald Trump’s posts Wednesday after he called for rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol to “go home” but repe...

Sinovac’s coronavirus vaccine candidate approved for emergency use in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s coronavirus vaccine candidate CoronaVac was approved for emergency use as part of a programme in China to vaccinate high-risk groups su...

WHO: Kids aged 5 and under should not wear face masks

WHO clarifies mask guidance for children, citing psycho-social and developmental reasons

World’s tallest Ferris wheel ‘Ain Dubai’ gets first passenger pod

The world’s tallest observation wheel that is nearing completion has got its first passenger pod. A spokesperson for Ain Dubai said the attraction is “shaping up well̶...

UK officially in recession for first time in 11 years

The UK economy suffered its biggest slump on record between April and June as coronavirus lockdown measures pushed the country officially into recession. The economy shrank 20.4% comp...

Facebook Removed Seven Million Posts in Second Quarter for False Coronavirus Information

Facebook said on Tuesday it removed 7 million posts in the second quarter for sharing false information about the novel coronavirus, including content that promoted fake preventative ...

Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, says Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less t...

Bahrain, UAE among first countries to test 50% of population for COVID-19

Bahrain and UAE have become the world’s first countries with populations over one million to hit a 50 per cent testing rate for COVID-19. UAE has achieved coverage of 52.7 per cent an...

COVID-19 treatment: Seaweed extract could be more effective than remdesivir, study suggests

Over a hundred potential vaccines and drugs are being researched for the prevention and treatment of the novel coronavirus. Remdesivir, the first drug known to be effective against SA...

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port; 135 dead so far, over 5,000 injured

The blast, which appeared to have been caused by an accidental fire that ignited a stockpile of ammonium nitrate, rippled across Beirut causing widespread destruction

US Election 2020: Joe Biden won’t travel to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination because of coronavirus

Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, signaling a move to a...

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