Sunday, April 18, 2021
 

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Rising Covid-19 cases alarm WHO

GENEVA: The number of new Covid-19 cases per week worldwide has nearly doubled over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate seen...

MOROCCO SEIZES 4.7 TONS OF CANNABIS

RABAT: Morocco’s security authorities on Friday (Saturday in Manila) seized 4.7 tons of cannabis in the northern city of Nador. The banned substance was...

We’re not producing nuke weapons – Iran

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed concerns about Iran’s plan to enrich uranium to 60-percent purity, saying that “we are not looking for...

Afghanistan blast kills 4

KANDAHAR: Four civilians were killed in an improvised bomb blast in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar Thursday night, local police confirmed on Friday. “The victims,...

SKorea president nominates new PM

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday nominated former four-term lawmaker and interior minister Kim Boo-kyum as the new prime minister in his...

Africa’s Covid cases hit 4.38M

ADDIS ABABA: The number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in Africa has reached 4,383,168 as of Thursday (Friday in Manila), the Africa...

Covid cases surge in Turkey, Lebanon

CAIRO: Turkey confirmed 62,797 more novel coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, its highest single-day figure since the start of the pandemic, taking the tally...

Germans buck electric cars

BERLIN: Only 41 percent of Germans preferred an alternative drive system for their next car purchase last year, a decrease of 10 percentage points...

Australia OKs needle-free jab vs Covid

SYDNEY: The testing of a potentially needle-free Covid-19 vaccine has been approved in Australia. The vaccine, Covigen, is a joint venture between the University of...

New energy vehicles polluting earth

SHENZHEN: As the amount of waste batteries from new-energy vehicles has reached nearly 200,000 tons in China, experts are warning of environmental pollution and...

Trump’s top diplomat joins Fox News

Donald Trump's top diplomat Mike Pompeo has been hired to appear on Fox News as a "contributor," the conservative cable news channel said Thursday. "I...

Duterte honors selfless Covid-19 frontliners on Day of Valor

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute to healthcare workers and other frontliners battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, as the country commemorates Araw ng...

‘No strings attached’ to China’s vaccine donations — Lorenzana

THERE are no strings attached to China's donation of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines such as the Philippines giving up its sovereign rights to...

Security forces search Myanmar protest district room by room

YANGON: People barricaded in a Yangon neighborhood overnight said on Tuesday that Myanmar security forces searched their homes room by room for anti-coup protesters,...

Royal family says Harry, Meghan racism charges ‘concerning’

LONDON: Buckingham Palace said Tuesday that allegations of racism made earlier this week by Prince Harry and Meghan were “concerning" and would be addressed...