Russia reports new record daily COVID death toll

Russia reports new record daily COVID death toll

Moscow: Russia has reported a record daily death toll from COVID-19. It’s the fifth time in a week that deaths have hit a new high in the country. The national coronavirus task force said Sunday that 890 deaths were recorded over the past day. That exceeds the 887 reported on Friday. The task force also […]

Bomb targets mosque in Kabul, ‘a number of civilians’ dead

Bomb targets mosque in Kabul, ‘a number of civilians’ dead

KABUL: A bomb targeted the entrance of a mosque in the Afghan capital on Sunday leaving a “number of civilians dead,” a Taliban spokesman said. The bomb targeted the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul where a memorial service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the […]

First official EgyptAir flight lands at Israel airport

JERUSALEM: Egypt’s national carrier Sunday made its first official direct flight to Israel since the two countries signed an historic 1979 peace treaty as an EgyptAir jet landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. The airline’s affiliate, AirSinai, has for decades operated flights to Israel without the company logo, out of fear of public backlash. […]

North Korea threatens top UN body after emergency meeting

Seoul: North Korea has warned the UN Security Council against criticising the isolated country’s missile programme, in a statement Sunday that included unspecified threats against the international body. During an emergency closed-door meeting of the top UN body Friday, France circulated a proposed statement that expresses concern over North Korea’s missile launches and calls on […]

Countries on vaccine eligibility list under ‘constant review’: UK government sources

Countries on vaccine eligibility list under ‘constant review’: UK government sources

London: The countries that are included on the UK’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility list for international travel are kept under constant review , British government sources said here on Friday, in the backdrop of India taking reciprocal action against the UK’s new international travel norms that do not recognise Indian vaccine certification. The British government is […]

Let us heed Gandhi’s message of peace, focus on defeating humanity’s common enemy – Covid – not one another: UN chief

Let us heed Gandhi’s message of peace, focus on defeating humanity’s common enemy – Covid – not one another: UN chief

United Nations: In a clarion call to the international community to heed Mahatma Gandhi’s message of peace, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said combatants around the world should lay down their arms and focus on defeating humanity’s common enemy, the Covid pandemic, and not one another. “It is no coincidence that we mark the […]

Quad’s existence isn’t just to counter Chinese aggression: Pentagon

Quad’s existence isn’t just to counter Chinese aggression: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: China’s aggressiveness and coercive nature in the strategic Indo-Pacific region is a “frequent topic of discussion” among the Quad nations but not all of it has to do with Beijing as there are lots of outcomes, the Pentagon has said. On September 24, US President Joe Biden hosted the first-ever in-person summit of Quad […]

Merck’s pill, if cleared, could be the first to treat COVID-19

Merck’s pill, if cleared, could be the first to treat COVID-19

The company said its experimental pill cuts the worst effects of COVID-19 Merck & Co said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalisations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the US and around the world to authorise its use. If […]

Glenmark gets marketing approval for Ryaltris in 13 EU, UK countries

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Thursday said it has received marketing approval for its fixed-dose combination nasal spray, Ryaltris, in 13 countries across the EU and the UK. The company is set to launch Ryaltris directly in the markets of Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and the UK, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said in a statement. The nasal spray, which […]

China, US in talks on military relations amid strained ties

China, US in talks on military relations amid strained ties

BEIJING: Defense officials from China and the U.S. have held two days of talks in a small sign of progress amid a continuing sharp downturn in relations. The secure video conference held Tuesday and Wednesday was led by Maj. Gen. Huang Xueping, deputy director of the People’s Liberation Army’s Office for International Military Cooperation, and […]