Global coronavirus cases surpass 55 million mark, death toll crosses 1.3 million

Global coronavirus cases surpass 55 million mark, death toll crosses 1.3 million

WASHINGTON: In a grim milestone, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 55 million mark on Tuesday, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.3 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload […]

Normalcy may return by winter 2021, says Covid-19 vaccine co-creator

Normalcy may return by winter 2021, says Covid-19 vaccine co-creator

LONDON: Normalcy from the Covid era can only be expected by next year’s winter as any Covid vaccine will take to show its effect and will not immediately reduce the number of infections, as per the co-developer of Pfizer’s vaccine, media reports said. A new Covid vaccine’s impact will work significantly over the summer and […]

Thousands rally behind Trump, believing he won race he lost

Thousands rally behind Trump, believing he won race he lost

Washington: Fervent supporters of President Donald Trump rallied in Washington on Saturday behind his spurious claim of a stolen election and swarmed his motorcade when he detoured for a drive-by on his way out of town. I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know we support him, one loyalist, Anthony Whittaker […]

Pakistan to set up special courts for speedy trial of rape cases

Pakistan to set up special courts for speedy trial of rape cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government is all set to promulgate next week an ordinance seeking establishment of special courts for speedy trial of rape cases, according to a media report. Under the proposed law, rape cases would not be investigated by ordinary police officials and only a gazetted officer up to the level of DIG (deputy inspector […]

ASEAN, China, other partners set world’s biggest trade pact

HANOI (VIETNAM): China and 14 other countries have agreed to set up the world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity, in a deal many in Asia are hoping will help hasten a recovery from the shocks of the pandemic. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, is to be signed […]

White House planning for second Trump term despite defeat: Official

White House planning for second Trump term despite defeat: Official

WASHINGTON: The White House is planning for President Donald Trump to serve a second term despite his reelection loss, a top official said Friday. “We are moving forward here at the White House under the assumption that there will be a second Trump term,” the outgoing president’s trade advisor Peter Navarro said on Fox Business […]

Armenia says 2,317 soldiers dead in Karabakh conflict

YEREVAN: Armenia on Saturday said that more than two thousand fighters were killed in six weeks of clashes with Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. “To date, our forensic service has examined the corpses of 2,317 dead servicemen, including unidentified ones,” Armenian health ministry spokeswoman Alina Nikoghosyan wrote on Facebook. The updated death toll from […]

Under pressure to recognize Israel, says Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his government is under pressure to recognize Israel, insisting that Islamabad would never establish relations with the “Zionists”. Khan revealed this during an interview with a private television, where he stated that after the recognition of Israel by Arab countries including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) […]

Palestine slams Pompeo’s decision to visit Israeli settlement

RAMALLAH: Palestinian officials have slammed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to visit Israeli settlement in the West Bank, calling the planned trip “a challenge to the international consensus”. “The visit will be a challenge to the positions of all previous US administrations that emphasized the illegality of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories,” […]

China congratulates Joe Biden on being elected US president

China congratulates Joe Biden on being elected US president

BEIJING: China congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on Friday nearly a week after he was declared winner of the American election. US-China ties have grown increasingly strained in recent years under the administration of incumbent Donald Trump, and relations are as icy as at any time since formal ties were established four decades ago. “We […]