Category: World

US war, Afghanistan, China, Russia

US ditches war in Afghanistan to focus on economic powerhouse China, Russia

Story by AFP The Biden administration has followed his predecessor’s policy in pulling out American troops from Afghanistan. The US now plans to ditch...

Covid vaccines Delta, Delta variant

Covid vaccines 8 times less effective against Delta variant: study

A study conducted on 100 healthcare workers across three centers in India has found the Delta variant eight times less sensitive to antibodies generated by the Covid-19...

Nora al-Matrooshi, UAE astronaut

Sea to stars: First Arab woman astronaut in training

Story by AFP The UAE’s Nora al-Matrooshi is the first Arab woman to start training to be an astronaut, one of two Emiratis picked from thousands of applicants as...

French prosecutors, slavery, Saudi prince

French prosecutors probe ‘slavery’ claims against Saudi prince

Story by AFP French prosecutors said on Monday they are investigating claims that a Saudi prince kept seven employees in a state of modern-day slavery at an apartment he...

Joe Biden, approval rating, US president

Biden marks ‘independence’ from Covid-19, but pandemic remains a threat

Story by AFP President Joe Biden celebrated US Independence Day on Sunday with an upbeat assessment of a country he said is roaring back to post-pandemic life, even if...

Ship, Suez Canal

Settlement agreed to release ship that blocked Suez Canal

Story by Reuters The owners and insurers of the Ever Given container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March said on Sunday a formal settlement had been agreed in a...

Breastfeeding, athletes, Tokyo, organisers

Breastfeeding athletes can bring children to Tokyo: organisers

Story by AFP Breastfeeding athletes will be allowed to bring children to the Tokyo Olympics “when necessary”, organisers have announced, after criticism from mothers...

Jakarta, COVID-19, patients

Without ICUs, doctor in Jakarta hospital battles to help Covid-19 patients

Story by Reuters Indonesian doctor Cheras Sjarfi says the small public hospital where she works in south Jakarta was not ready for the influx of COVID-19 patients who...

Saudi Arabia, new airline, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabia new airline

Saudi Arabia eyes new airline to challenge regional rivals Emirates, Qatar Airways

Story by Reuters Saudi Arabia plans to target international transit passenger traffic with its new national airline, going head-to-head with Gulf giants Emirates and...

Afghanistan, Bagram, US pullout,

Western forces pack up to end their war, Afghans ‘manage the consequences’

Story by AFP Afghan scrap dealers are picking over the detritus of the two-decade US military intervention in Afghanistan, collecting whatever they can of value from...