What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

LONDON: Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Singapore looking into unusual surge after record cases Singapore's health ministry said...

Taiwan leader confirms small US troop training presence

TAIPEI: President Tsai Ing-wen has confirmed a small number of US troops are present in Taiwan to help with training, adding she...

Three students from IIOJK suspended from college for celebrating Pakistan’s victory on WhatsApp

Three students from an Indian college belonging to the IIOJK have been suspended by the college authorities over celebrating Pakistan's victory against...

Taiwan has no right to join United Nations: China

NEW YORK: China said Wednesday that Taiwan had no right to join the United Nations after the United States ratcheted up tensions...

Hiroshima nuclear bomb survivor and campaigner dies at 96

TOKYO: Hiroshima A-bomb survivor Sunao Tsuboi, who became a prominent campaigner for nuclear disarmament and met Barack Obama on his historic visit...

Vaccinated but stuck: Indians await WHO nod for homegrown shot to travel abroad

PANDALAM: Stuck in a village in southern India for nine months and unable to return to his job in Saudi Arabia, Sugathan...

US challenges Assange extradition block in UK court

LONDON: The US government will appeal against a British judge's decision to block the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face...

Turkey and West climb down from brink of biggest diplomatic crisis

ANKARA: Turkey and its Western allies climbed down from a full-blown diplomatic crisis after foreign embassies said they abide by diplomatic conventions...

Women protest the world’s ‘silence’ over crisis in Afghanistan

KABUL: Women activists in Kabul held up signs that read "why is the world watching us die in silence?" on Tuesday, protesting...

Hong Kong to further tighten Covid travel restrictions

BEIJING: The announcement came despite concerns from the international hub's business community that the city remains indefinitely cut off from the rest...

Myths, marriages and Mako: Japan’s imperial family

TOKYO: Japan's Princess Mako married her sweetheart Kei Komuro on Tuesday forgoing traditional rites following years of controversy. Here are some things to...

Former Saudi spy claims MBS sent death squad to assassinate him: report

WASHINGTON: In an interview with US broadcaster CBS News' "60 Minutes", Saad bin Khalid al-Jabri -- formerly a top spy and interlocutor...

More than half of Afghans face ‘acute’ food crisis: UN agencies

KABUL: This winter, millions of Afghans will be forced to choose between migration and starvation unless we can step up our life-saving...

‘Friends’ actor James Michael Tyler dies

LOS ANGELES: Tyler died at his home in Los Angeles after battling prostate cancer that he was first diagnosed with in 2018,...

Sudan’s military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s military seized power on Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the acting prime minister and other officials....