Libya coast road reopens in step forward for peace talks

Libya's warring sides said on Friday that they had reopened the main coast road across the front line, a key element of a ceasefire agreed last year. The UN-backed 5+5 committee drawn from Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army in the east and forces that support the government in Tripoli, said the road was open from 11am local time. It was not open to military traffic, the commit... More ...

Saudi study documents safety of AstraZeneca

A Saudi study has documented the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine used to protect people against the coronavirus.   The results of the study, titled the “Safety and Reactogenicity of the ChAdOx1 (AZD1222) COVID-19 Vaccine in Saudi Arabia,” were shared on Friday by the deputy minister of preventive health, Abdullah Assiri.The cross-sectional study, conducted on 1,592 randomly ... More ...

India adds over 41,000 coronavirus cases and 593 deaths in a day

India has reported on Saturday 41,649 new coronavirus cases with 593 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed. On Tuesday, India had registered 29,689 new COVID cases, less than the 30,000-mark in 132 days, and 415 deaths. The total number of deaths has reached 423,810 as per the government data and active cases number 4,08,920.   According to t... More ...

Pakistan locks down Karachi amid new coronavirus surge

Pakistani authorities have imposed a lockdown in the southern Sindh province, including the commercial hub of Karachi and other urban centers, amid an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases.The lockdown began Saturday and is set to last until Aug. 8, despite opposition from the federal government and the local business community.Sindh’s chief minister Murad Ali Shah said Friday that a sudden ... More ...

Delta variant drives Mideast virus surge: WHO

The World Health Organization said Thursday the Delta variant has led to a "surge" in coronavirus outbreaks triggering a "fourth wave" in the Eastern Mediterranean region, where vaccination rates remain low.The global health body said the highly transmissible strain, first detected in India, has been recorded in 15 out of the 22 countries of the region under its purview, stretching from Morocco ... More ...

The Hill: Biden may resign from the US presidency due to his limited cognitive abilities

Ronnie Jackson, the former White House doctor and Republican representative, revealed that US President Joe Biden will resign from his position due to his “limited cognitive abilities,” according to the American “The Hill” website. In an interview with Fox, host Sean Hannity said, "(Former President) Donald Trump took a cognitive test and got 30 out of 30... I heard it w... More ...

Pentagon Grappling with New Vaccine Orders; Timing Uncertain

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is vowing he “won't let grass grow under our feet” as the department begins to implement the new vaccine and testing directives. But Pentagon officials were scrambling at week's end to figure out how to enact and enforce the changes across the vast military population and determine which National Guard and Reserve troops would be affected by the orders.... More ...

European economy emerges from double-dip recession in 2nd quarter

Europe emerged from a double-dip recession in the second quarter with stronger-than-expected growth of 2 per cent over the quarter before, according to official figures released Friday, as pandemic restrictions eased, consumers started spending built-up savings and major companies showed stronger results.But the economy in the 19 countries that use the shared euro currency still lagged behind pr... More ...

Tunisia President Kais Saied appoints new head of interior ministry

Five days after dismissing the government and freezing parliament, the president of Tunisia, Kais Saied, appointed and swore in his national security adviser, Ridha Gharsallaoui, to run the Ministry of the Interior. The move is considered controversial, because Tunisia's constitution puts the power to appoint permanent ministers in the hands of the prime minister, not the president. Mr Saied ha... More ...

Cancer Horoscope today

Jul 28, 2021 - It may be hard for you to feel connected to anyone today, Cancer. You're probably better off keeping to yourself. If you're feeling sad or depressed, it's best to work through these feelings on your own. Other people aren't apt to be too sympathetic to your situation. You're better off sticking to your work to keep the demons out of your head.... More ...

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Who is Najib Mikati, Lebanon’s new prime minister-designate?

The last time Lebanese billionaire Najib Mikati was appointed prime minister in 2011, he was forced to resign after a falling out with Hezbollah. Although an ally of the powerful party and militia, his attempt to extend the term of a prominent anti-Hezbollah security chief and a dispute about the oversight of parliamentary elections ended with his resignation in March 2013. Mr Mikati... More ...

Palestinian women create cosmetics from local herbs

For years, Palestinian farmers have exported herbs to Europe where they have been turned into high-end cosmetics and beauty products. Now a team of Gaza women have brought the process home, extracting the essential oils themselves and creating products such as shampoo and moisturiser which are sold in 50 stores, including 30 pharmacies, across the enclave. From a factory in Gaza City, the inte... More ...

‘Love In The Time Of Corona’ to launch early next year

A person good in love is always a good warrior to protect his love from any harm either created by pandemic or forced by society, said Abdel Rahman Tahboub, Palestinian author and media consultant based in Dubai for years, while talking to the Gulf Today. In the interview, he shed light on his debut novel and shared the profound feelings he felt during the pandemic and translated his thoughts i... More ...

Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads- WHO

The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organization said on Friday.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus as being as transmissible as chickenpox and cautioned it could cause severe disease,... More ...

Billie Eilish fans rejoice as second album 'Happier Than Ever' released

Fans of singer-songwriter Billie Eilish have reacted to the release of her second studio album, Happier Than Ever. The album, which features 16 songs, was released earlier on 30 July by Interscope Records, and has already garnered strong reviews from critics. Fans shared their enthusiasm about the release on social media, with many impressed by the 19-year-old pop star’s efforts. &ldquo... More ...

Faris Ibrahim gives Qatar the first Olympic gold medal in its history

Qatari weightlifter Faris Ibrahim Hassouna Al-Bach awarded his country the first Olympic gold medal in its history, by winning the men's weightlifting competitions in the 96-kg weight category, as part of the activities of the "Tokyo 2020" Olympics. Faris Hassouna scored 177 kg in the snatching competitions, and 225 kg in the netter competitions, with a total weight of 402 kg, which is an Olymp... More ...

Octopus with 36 arms discovered in Japan

Visitors tobthe Kogokushima Water Park in the Japanese city of Sasebo were stunned when they saw an octopus with 36 arms of different sizes, which it used to eat. According to zoo officials, a fisherman found the octopus in the waters off the city's Shikamachi neighbourhood in early June 2021, and the octopus's gender is still unknown. In normal cases, the octopus has eight arms, which can div... More ...


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