G7 countries ‘firmly condemn’ Myanmar military attacks on protesters

KABUL: The number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across war-weary Afghanistan fell by 15 percent last year compared to 2019, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN Human Rights Office attributed the drop in civilian casualties in part to an apparent tactical change by […]

Oman bans travelers from 10 countries

The Supreme Committee on Oman Treatment of Corona Epidemic has decided to suspend the entry of travelers from ten countries, including Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia. Are. Oman News According to the agency, the committee has decided to suspend the entry of people from other countries if they […]

‘Vaccine nationalism’ will hurt all countries: New WTO chief

WTO’s incoming chief says members should speed up efforts to lift export restrictions on medicines and supplies. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) incoming chief has warned against “vaccine nationalism” that would slow progress in ending the COVID-19 pandemic and could erode economic growth for all countries – rich and poor. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told the Reuters […]

Ahead of Sahel summit, where do France and G5 countries stand?

Leaders of five Sahelian countries in West Africa and their French counterpart will hold a summit this week to discuss the fight against armed groups in the volatile region. The heads of state of the so-called G5 Sahel countries – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – will converge in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, while […]

How a Dangerous New Variant Thwarted Poorer Countries’ Vaccine Hopes

The infectious disease doctor in Johannesburg thought that he and his country would only have to hold on a little longer. A million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine had arrived from India. The first injections were set for Wednesday. After weeks of rich countries vaccinating doctors and nurses against the coronavirus, a respite from the […]

Saudi Arabia suspends entry from 20 countries over COVID fears

The move comes as part of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Saudi Arabia has suspended entry to the kingdom from 20 countries, with the exception of diplomats, Saudi citizens, and medical practitioners and their families, to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, the state news agency reported. The temporary ban, […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: Countries Around the World Tighten Borders to Evade Virus Variants

Here’s what you need to know: A nearly empty international terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on Monday.Credit…Spencer Platt/Getty Images Countries are tightening their borders as a ban takes effect Saturday on noncitizens traveling to the United States from South Africa, amid warnings over the threat posed by a virus variant spreading […]

UN urges countries to repatriate 27,000 children from Syria camp

The United Nations counterterrorism chief urged countries to repatriate the 27,000 children stranded in a huge camp in northeastern Syria, many of them sons and daughters of ISIL (ISIS) fighters who once controlled large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Vladimir Voronkov told an informal meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday that “the horrific […]

Philippines to relax ban on visitors from countries with UK COVID-19 variant

WUHAN, China: World Health Organization experts in Wuhan, China, to look into the origins of the new coronavirus met with their Chinese counterparts Friday and plan later to visit sites in the central city that will be key to their long-awaited fact-finding mission.“First face to face meeting with our colleagues. Correction: facemask to facemask given […]

WHO says new COVID-19 variants now in dozens of countries

Author:  Nina LARSON | AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1611770352104839200 Wed, 2021-01-27 17:57 GENEVA: New COVID-19 variants that make the virus more contagious and could render vaccine and antibody protection less effective have spread rapidly across dozens of countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In its latest epidemiological update, the UN health agency said […]

Travellers to UK from high-risk COVID-19 countries to quarantine

International travellers must quarantine for 10 days in government-provided accommodation to stop new variants of the virus, PM says. The United Kingdom’s official coronavirus death toll has passed 100,000, as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced hotel quarantines on international travellers to stop new virus variants reaching the country. More than 100.3 million people […]

UK’s new COVID-19 strain reported in at least 60 countries: WHO

UN health agency warns new variant is circulating in 10 additional countries compared with last week. The faster-spreading UK coronavirus variant has now been found in at least 60 countries, 10 more compared with a week ago, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. With the global death toll now well past two million, and […]

Countries are bracing for the impact of more contagious virus variants.

Many countries expect that B.1.1.7’s impact still lies ahead. That is a disturbing possibility in the United States, which has long had the world’s largest coronavirus outbreak and is in the midst of a post-holiday surge. On Friday, federal health experts warned in dire terms that B.1.1.7 would most likely be the dominant source of […]

UK, South Africa COVID variants found in dozens of countries: WHO

A highly infectious mutation of the novel coronavirus first recorded in the United Kingdom last month has spread to dozens of countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since being reported to the WHO on December 14, the UK-identified variant VOC 202012/01 has been found in 50 countries, territories and areas, the United Nations […]

How 8 Countries Have Tried to Keep Artists Afloat

In December, owners and operators of theaters and music halls across the United States breathed a sigh of relief when Congress passed the latest coronavirus aid package, which finally set aside $15 billion to help desperate cultural venues. But that came more than six months after a host of other countries had taken steps to […]

‘Countries will hold Iran to account’ over downed airliner

Ukraine demands full reparations for the families of the victims, countries affected by downing of plane a year ago. Ukraine has called on Iran to deliver justice and pay full compensation to the families of those who were killed when a Ukrainian airliner was shot down by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) last January. […]

Philippines bans entry of travelers from 20 countries

MANILA: Travelers from 19 countries in addition to the UK will be banned from entering the Philippines in light of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) variant, which experts fear is more contagious. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in a virtual press briefing on Tuesday that these countries include Sweden, The Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Australia, […]

Video: 3 European Countries Begin Coronavirus Vaccinations Early

new video loaded: 3 European Countries Begin Coronavirus Vaccinations Early transcript Back transcript 3 European Countries Begin Coronavirus Vaccinations Early Germany, Hungary and Slovakia began administering the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Saturday, one day ahead of the European Union’s official rollout. [speaking in German] [cameras clicking] [cameras clicking] [speaking in Hungarian] Recent episodes in Coronavirus […]

Which countries have reported new variants of COVID-19?

Three new variants of COVID-19 have been detected in recent weeks, leading to increased vigilance across the world as officials say a variant found in the United Kingdom could be up to 70 percent more transmissible. However, none of the variants so far has been found to be more fatal, or more likely to be […]

Why oil makes Gulf countries vulnerable to Iran

The brazen attack that led to the death of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has undoubtedly angered Tehran. The Iranian authorities blamed Israel for the killing and vowed to swiftly retaliate. There have been calls within the country to attack the Israeli port of Haifa, but that is unlikely. In its asymmetric confrontation with Israel and […]

Which countries have rolled out COVID vaccination?

The mass vaccination programme to protect people from the coronavirus has started globally to combat the pandemic, which has killed more than 1.73 million people globally and infected 78 million people since late December last year. Earlier this month, the United Kingdom became the first country in the world to start administrating its citizens with […]

Countries shut borders over new COVID strain

The discovery of the new strain sowed new panic in a pandemic that has killed almost 1.7 million people worldwide. Countries across the globe have shut borders and banned travel between the UK over fears about a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, causing travel chaos and raising the prospect of food shortages. The strain, referred […]