Category: World

European Union, AstraZeneca

EU loses case for speedier AstraZeneca deliveries

Story by Reuters The Euro­pean Union on Friday lost its bid to speed up deliveries of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccines, the first of its legal challenges against the...

Arthritis, Covid

Arthritis drug shows promise against severe Covid: study

Story by AFP A repurposed arthritis drug has shown positive results in a clinical trial of patients hospitalized with Covid-19, according to a paper published Wednesday...

Turkey, US, Afghanistan, Kabul airport

Turkey agrees to protect Kabul airport as US forces leave Afghanistan

Presi­dent Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed in a meeting this week that Turkey would take a lead role in securing Kabul airport as the United...

North Korea, leader, Kim Jong Un

New picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un triggers debate on his health

The health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has long been a source of morbid fascination in rival South Korea, which sits in the shadow of Kim’s 1.2 million-strong...

India vaccine death, vaccination

India confirms first death after Covid-19 vaccination

A government panel studying Covid-19 vaccine side effects has confirmed the first death due to anaphylaxis following vaccination. The causality assessment of 31...

Delta variant, COVID

Delta variant doubles risk of Covid hospitalization: study

Story by Reuters The Delta coronavirus variant doubles the risk of hospitalisation compared with the previously dominant variant in Britain, but two doses of vaccine...

India man 39 wives, India, largest family

Man with 39 wives, head of ‘world’s largest family’, dies in India

Story by Reuters A 76-year-old man who had 39 wives and 94 children and was said to be the head of the world’s largest family has died in northeast India, the chief...

Erdogan Afghanistan, troop pullout, United States

Erdogan says US can count on Turkey after Afghanistan troop pullout

Story by AFP President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would be the “only reliable” country left to stabilise Afghanistan after the US pulls out...

Moscow virus, coronavirus, COVID-19, Moscow coronavirus

Moscow announces ´non-working week´ as virus surge

Story by AFP Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Saturday announced a “non-working” week in the Russian capital, with non-essential workers told to stay home, as...

Saudi Arabia women, alone

Saudi women allowed to live alone and freely

For the first time in Saudi Arabia, women were allowed to live alone and freely without their male guardians, like father, brother or husband.  According to the...