Paris, Dec 5 (IANS) French Health Minister Olivier Veran has announced on his social media that 10 million French citizens have received their Covid-19 vaccine booster doses.
Moscow, Dec 5 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and the US President Joe Biden will have a videoconference on Tuesday, RIA Novosti news agency has reported, citing Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Santiago, Dec 5 (IANS) Chile has reported its first case of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus after confirming that the case was discovered in a person entering the country from Ghana on November 25.
Lusaka, Dec 5 (IANS) Zambia has confirmed the presence of omicron Covid-19 variant in the southern African nation.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Two key suspects have "confessed" to the police of their involvement in the torture and killing of a Sri Lankan factory manager in Sialkot, The News reported.
Riyadh, Dec 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Saturday met with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron in Jeddah, where they agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.
Ankara, Dec 5 (IANS) Turkey on Saturday reported 20,374 new Covid-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 8,881,760, according to its health ministry.
London, Dec 5 (IANS) The UK registered 42,848 new Covid-19 infections bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,421,104, according to official figures released Saturday.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Afghans lodged more than 17,000 asylum applications in the EU in September, up from 10,000 in August and nearly twice as many as Syrians. This made Afghanistan by far the main country of origin, which Syria had been for seven years until July, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) said.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Taliban have been accused of killing an Afghan over a critical Facebook post three days after he was taken into custody, RFE/RL reported.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Thousands of Afghans are escaping the country each week and many of them are paying smugglers to take them westward to neighbouring Iran, from where some hope to reach Europe, RFE/RL reported.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The 287,000 people who live in Barbados are just the latest pawns in the sights of the Beijing regime as part of its unwavering policy of world domination, the Daily Mail reported.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) If the US loses Chinese companies, Wall Street will gradually alienate itself from the world's most prosperous market and the US will no longer be the true global financial centre, Chinese state media claimed.
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) South Korea on Saturday reported suspected cases of highly pathogenic bird flu at a local egg farm.
United Nations, Dec 4 (IANS) The conflict in northern Ethiopia is increasing relief needs as it drives more people from their homes, causing a loss of livelihoods and access to markets, food and essential services, UN Humanitarians said.
U0nited Nations, Dec 4 (IANS) The UN Security Council has renewed for an additional three months its authorisation for states and regional organisations cooperating with Somalia to use all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of the East African country.
United Nations, Dec 4 (IANS) On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on December 3 annually, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that people with disabilities were among those most affected by the pandemic.
Lagos, Dec 4 (IANS) The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said repeated attacks in northwest Nigeria forced over 11,500 Nigerians to flee across the border to neighbouring Niger in November, resulting in a humanitarian crisis.
Kathmandu, Dec 4 (IANS) The Nepali authorities have come up with a plan to regulate Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) communication by prioritising data security.
Kabul, Dec 4 (IANS) A bomb blast rocked Police District 4 of Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Saturday with no casualties confirmed, Interior Ministry spokesman Qari Sayed Khosti said.
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) With cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant reported in several states from New York to Hawaii, US health officials have said that community spread is inevitable, and more vaccinations will play a pivotal role in keeping the virus at bay.
Houston, Dec 4 (IANS) The first possible case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the southern US state of Louisiana has been reported, local authorities said on Friday.
Chicago, Dec 4 (IANS) Parents of the 15-year-old boy accused of killing four students and injuring seven at Oxford High School in the US state of Michigan have been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter each, the prosecutor of Oakland County said at a press conference on Friday.
Mexico city, Dec 4 (IANS) The Mexico government said on Thursday that it accepted the temporary reinstatement of an immigration programme that forces asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases are being heard in the US.
Harare, Dec 4 (IANS) Zimbabwe will start administering Covid-19 booster shots to frontline workers, people with chronic diseases, and the elderly with immediate effect, a senior Ministry of Health and Child Care official said on Friday.