Large Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean

 A large segment of a Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the Chinese space agency said, following fevered speculation over where the 18-ton object would come down. Officials in Beijing had said there was little risk from

The list of countries most affected by Corona is led by the United States

The Corona virus has so far claimed 3.2 million lives around the world, and the total number of infections since the start of the epidemic has exceeded 152 million. The United States, which tops the list of countries most affected by the outbreak, has recorded more than 577,000 deaths, while the

Global coronavirus cases near 150 million

More than 149.42 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 3,265,595 have died. India crossed a grim milestone Wednesday of 200,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of new infections tears through dense cities and rural areas alike

Global coronavirus death toll passes three million as India cases surge

The global COVID-19 death toll passed three million on Saturday as the pandemic continues to speed up despite vaccination campaigns, leading countries like India to impose new lockdowns to fight spiralling infection numbers. It is the latest grim milestone after the novel coronavirus surfaced in

Coronavirus lockdowns around the world as vaccine efforts stumble

Fresh lockdowns and curfews were imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina on Saturday, as COVID-19 infections surged again and vaccine roll-outs were hampered by shortages and scares over side effects.In India, the worst-hit state of Maharashtra was running out of vaccines as

Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is challenging vaccination efforts across the globe. Worldwide COVID-19 deaths are rising once again, especially in Brazil and India. Health offi

COVID-19 deaths in Europe pass 900,000: report

The number of deaths from Covid-19 across Europe passed 900,000 on Tuesday, according to an AFP tally of official figures provided by health authorities.As of 0845 GMT, 52 countries and territories of the region — which includes Russia and Turkey — had officially registered 900,185 cor

Coronavirus cases, deaths rise in Arab countries

Jordan, Libya, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iraq and Palestine announced new coronavirus infections and fatalities yesterday as efforts continue to contain the deadly virus, Anadolu Agency reports. JordanThe Health Ministry announced 3,644 more cases, bringing the number of infections to 383,912.

Corona deaths in the world exceed two and a half million

A Reuters statistics showed that more than 109.08 million people have been infected with the Coronavirus worldwide, while the total number of deaths resulting from the virus has reached two million and 509898. HIV infections have been recorded in more than 210 countries and regions since the firs

WHO: 13 Middle East Nations Have New Variant Cases

Coronavirus case numbers are stabilizing in parts of the Middle East but the situation remains critical, with more than a dozen countries reporting cases of new variants, the World Health Organization said Monday. Ahmed al-Mandhari, director of WHO’s eastern Mediterranean region, which comp

Coronavirus cases in Eastern Europe surpass 10 million

The number of COVID-19 cases in Eastern Europe surpassed 10 million on Friday, according to Reuters tally, as countries across the region aim to increase vaccine procurements from multiple suppliers to accelerate inoculation programmes. Countries in Eastern Europe have reported more than 10.02 mi

Coronavirus claims 100,000 lives in the Middle East

A total of 100,000 people have died in the Middle East after contracting Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic in December 2019, according to an AFP tally at 0800 GMT on Thursday based on official data.In all, 4,991,770 people in the region have tested positive for the new coronavirus.In terms

COVID-19 cases, fatalities on rise in Arab countries

Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco and Algeria announced Saturday more fatalities linked to the novel coronavirus as efforts continued to contain the disease, Anadolu Agency reported. TunisiaThe Tunisian Health Ministry reported that 81 more people died from the virus, with 1,438 new cases identif

Senior ISIS leader killed by Iraqi forces, Al Kadhimi says

A senior leader of ISIS' operations in Iraq has been killed by the Iraqi military, Mustafa Al Kadhimi said on Thursday, a week after a rare double suicide bombing in Baghdad. Abu Yaser Al Issawi, was an ISIS commander who had claimed to be the leader of the group in Iraq and its 'deputy caliph'.

10 billionaires could pay for vaccine for all on earth, says report

The collective wealth of the world's billionaires rose $3.9 trillion between March and December 2020 to reach $11.95 trillion, according to "The Inequality Virus" report, published as global leaders tune in for the World Economic Forum's (WEF) virtual "Davos Dialogue" meeting. The 10 richest

Coronavirus cases racing towards 100 million globally

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,107,903 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 1100 GMT on Saturday. More than 98,127,150 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 59,613,300 are now considere

Johnson: The British Corona strain is more deadly

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that the current data indicate that the new strain of Corona virus recently discovered in the United Kingdom is considered more deadly than its counterparts.

Iranian missiles land close to ship, 100 miles from US aircraft carrier strike group in Indian Ocean

Long-range Iranian missiles rained down dangerously close to a commercial ship in the Indian Ocean on Saturday and 100 miles from the US Nimitz aircraft carrier strike group, Fox News reported.  US officials, who wished to remain anonymous, said that at least one of the missiles landed 20 mi