Wednesday, December 8, 2021

covid: ‘Highly unlikely’ existing vaccines will fail against Omicron: WHO

GENEVA: Omicron does not appear to cause more severe disease than previous Covid variants, and is "highly unlikely" to fully dodge vaccine protections,...

bangladesh: Bangladesh mantri seeks Teesta issue resolution, return of Rohingya

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh foreign minister A K Abdul Momen called for speedy resolution of the Teesta water sharing issue. He also asked India...

putin: No breakthrough in talks; Putin, Biden to keep engaging, says Kremlin

MOSCOW: Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden set out their opposing positions on Ukraine in a video call on Tuesday and agreed that...

US Congress includes $300 million for Ukraine, addresses China in massive defense bill

WASHINGTON: United States lawmakers included efforts to push back against Russia and China in a massive annual defense bill released on Tuesday, proposing...

seattle: Socialist Kshama Sawant faces recall vote in Seattle

SEATTLE: A controversial member of the Seattle City Council - firebrand socialist Kshama Sawant - faces a recall election Tuesday, one month after...

putin: Biden-Putin talks: What Russia demanded

NEW DELHI: United States President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin held a two-hour virtual talk on Tuesday, mostly focussing on the Russian...

Putin, Biden talks finish after more than two hours

MOSCOW: Virtual talks between United States President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Ukraine finished on Tuesday after two hours...

iran: US imposes sanctions on Iranian, Syrian and Ugandan citizens, entities, citing rights abuses

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on more than a dozen people and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda, accusing them...

instagram: Day before US hearing, Instagram tightens teen defences

SAN FRANCISCO: Instagram announced new protections on Tuesday for young users, a day before the photo-sharing app's chief executive officer (CEO) faces a...

Omicron more transmissible than Delta: UK PM to ministers

LONDON: Early signs indicate that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is more transmissible than the Delta variant currently dominant in the UK, British...
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