Saudi Arabia ends sponsorship system, implements new law next month

foreigner media According to the proposed labor law in Saudi Arabia, the ’employment contract’ is considered important. According to the law, the agreement will be recognized and accepted only after the ministerial approval, which must be carefully studied. According to the report, the Saudi Ministry of Manpower says that the agreement has been inserted in […]

Afghan judge killed in Jalalabad, third court official in a month

Hafizullah’s murder comes after two female Supreme Court judges were shot dead in Kabul last month. An Afghan judge has been shot dead in an ambush in the eastern city of Jalalabad, police said, the third court official killed in less than a month. Judge Hafizullah was attacked on Wednesday as he headed to work […]

Biden to meet Trudeau next month to discuss pandemic response

Canadian prime minister was the first foreign leader to speak with the new US president in a call highlighting ‘enduring’ ties between two neighbours. Canada’s Justin Trudeau and US President Joe Biden plan to meet in person next month, the prime minister’s office has announced, following a call between the two leaders in which they […]

Biden: US COVID death toll ‘likely’ to top 500,000 next month

President Joe Biden has warned Americans that there are difficult days ahead regarding the coronavirus pandemic and predicted the US death toll will surpass half a million next month. “Things are going to continue to get worse before they get better,” Biden said at the White House on Thursday. “The death toll will likely top […]

Indonesian Plane Went From No Flights to 132 in Less Than a Month

The aging plane flew during a heavy storm in a country with a long history of flight disasters. It had also been out of service for nine months. According to Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation, Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, which plunged into the Java Sea on Saturday afternoon, killing all 62 passengers and crew members on […]

Bangladesh’s Beximco could sell AstraZeneca vaccine by next month

Private sales of the vaccine could go for a retail price of 1,125 taka ($13.27) per dose, Beximco’s COO told Reuters. Bangladesh’s Beximco Pharmaceuticals will buy up to three million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Serum Institute of India at about $8 each for sale on the private market, Beximco’s chief operating officer […]

Bitcoin hits $40,000 after doubling in value in the last month

Bitcoin accounts for about two-thirds of cryptocurrency market value, which is now beyond $1 trillion. Bitcoin surged to $40,000 for the first time, doubling in value in less than a month and pushing the total market value of cryptocurrencies beyond $1 trillion. Cryptocurrencies hit the milestone after a fivefold climb in market value in the past […]

Egypt approves Chinese COVID vaccine, roll-out likely this month

Arab world’s most populous country plans to buy 40 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, health minister says. Egypt has granted regulatory approval for the use of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharma giant Sinopharm, with the inoculation campaign expected to get under way later in January, the health minister said. “The Egyptian pharmaceutical […]

Pending sales of US existing homes fall for third straight month

Higher prices and limited inventory may be slowing momentum in the housing market despite record-low borrowing costs. A gauge of US pending home sales fell for the third consecutive month in November, suggesting higher prices and limited inventory are slowing momentum in the housing market despite record-low borrowing costs. The National Association of Realtors’ index […]

How New York City Vaccinated 6 Million People in Less Than a Month

“It stands out as a remarkable achievement by any measure,” Dr. DiMaggio said. “It was a public health triumph.” Dr. Weinstein resigned from his post in November 1947, seven months after the smallpox outbreak. He left behind a blueprint for containing an infectious disease in a large, dense city. But this time, with the coronavirus […]

Last month the hottest November on record: EU

The Copernicus Climate Change Service found that November 2020 was 0.8C warmer than the 30-year average of 1981-2010. Last month was the hottest November on record as Europe basked in its highest Autumn temperatures in history, the European Union’s satellite monitoring service said Monday. The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) analysis of surface and air […]

Another Month on a Warming Planet: Record-Hot November

Last month was the hottest November on record, European researchers said Monday, as the relentlessly warming climate proved too much even for any possible effects of cooler ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Scientists with the Copernicus Climate Change Service said that global temperatures in November were 0.1 degree Celsius (about 0.2 degree Fahrenheit) […]