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

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 - 09:39 GMT

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 than two months of human testing.

Lebanese call for an uprising after protests rocked Beirut

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 - 11:49 GMT

Some Lebanese called on Sunday for a sustained uprising to topple their leaders amid public fury over this week’s devastating explosion in Beirut.

Libyan-US agree on need for de-escalation and reopening of oil, resumption of political track

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 - 12:52 GMT

Correa and Ambassador Norland emphasized the need for a Libyan-led process to reclaim the country’s sovereignty and eject foreign forces.

Lebanon's Kataeb Party says its three MPs resigning from parliament

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 - 11:47 GMT

The decision was announced by party chief Samy Gemayel during the funeral of a leading member of the group who died in the catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut on Tuesday, which destroyed parts of the Lebanese capital.

UN chief says 1 billion students affected by coronavirus closures

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 - 01:04 GMT

The U.N. chief said at least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on education in their critical preschool year.

Russia confirms 5,862 COVID-19 cases, 789,190 in total

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 10:49 GMT

Also, 165 people died from coronavirus on July 22. Most fatalities are reported in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Germany's COVID-19 registered cases reach 198,556

Sat, 11 Jul 2020 - 02:32 GMT

The death toll grew by six to 9,060 people within the same period of time. Some 184,400 people have recovered since the start of the outbreak.

Russia reports 6,611 new coronavirus cases

Sat, 11 Jul 2020 - 02:29 GMT

The number of recovered patients diagnosed with coronavirus increased in Russia by 8,378 over the day, a total of 497,446 people recovered.

Ethiopia violence death toll rises to 239

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 - 11:10 GMT

Pop star Hachalu Hundessa, a hero to many Oromo who saw him as the voice of their marginalisation, was shot dead by unknown attackers on Monday of last week.

India to reopen Taj Mahal with social distancing, masks

Sun, 05 Jul 2020 - 11:16 GMT

“All centrally protected monuments & sites shall be bound by the protocols like sanitization, social distancing & other health protocols,” the federal tourism ministry said.

Friends and lovers reunite as Singapore lifts coronavirus lockdown

Sun, 21 Jun 2020 - 01:38 GMT

Friends and lovers reunited in Singapore on Friday as the city-state lifted strict curbs on socialising, shopping and dining out after more than two months of coronavirus lockdown.

Chinese capital reinstates curbs as coronavirus resurfaces

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 10:50 GMT

Several districts of the Chinese capital put up security checkpoints, closed schools and ordered people to be tested for the coronavirus on Monday.

Lebanon protesters burn roads, clash with security in second night of unrest

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 - 09:51 GMT

Lebanese protesters set fire to roadways and clashed with security forces in a second night of unrest on Friday, according to witnesses and Lebanese media.

Risk of new lockdowns rises with fear of second COVID-19 wave

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 - 09:36 GMT

Fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections shut six major food markets in Beijing on Friday.

North Korean leader's sister emerges as policymaker in spat with South Korea

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 12:47 GMT

Believed to be in her early 30s, Kim Yo Jong is the only close relative of the North Korean leader to play a public role in politics.

Ukraine reports 525 new infections

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 12:31 GMT

In total, 833 people have died from the disease in Ukraine and 12,769 patients have recovered.

COVID-19 deaths in Brazil surge by 1,272

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 12:30 GMT

The numbers in the past few days, however, saw a massive decline in contrast with over a thousand deaths reported daily in the previous weeks.

Coronavirus deaths surpass 400,000 worldwide

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 10:06 GMT

More than 6.9 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide.

New Zealand announces it is Covid 19 free

Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 10:01 GMT

The final case, an Auckland woman in her 50s associated with the St Margaret's rest home in Auckland, has now recovered from the virus, according to The New Zealand Herald.

China reports 6 new coronavirus infections, no deaths

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 - 10:47 GMT

The official death toll in China is 4,634.