Coronavirus cases in Europe top 30 million

More than 30 million coronavirus cases have been officially recorded in Europe, according to an AFP tally based on official health statistics at 0800 GMT on Friday.The 52 nations, which include Russia, constitute the world’s worst affected zone in terms of the number of infections, followed

Middle East passes ‘grim milestone’ of 5 million Covid cases

The UN’s World Health Organisation on Thursday said the Middle East region passed the “grim milestone” of 5 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began early last year. The WHO said there had been 123,725 deaths from Covid-19 since January 2020 across its Eastern Mediterr

Global coronavirus cases cross 84 million

At least 84,392,682 people have been reported to infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,835,623 have died, according to a reputable news agency tally published on Thursday. With more than 346,000 deaths and over 20 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty count

The outcome of Coronavirus deaths and injuries for the year 2020

The World Health Organization stated that the total number of Coronavirus infections for the year 2020 reached 81475053, while the total number of deaths is 1798050. The organization stated on its website that the largest number of injuries was recorded in the Americas and reached 35393389, follo

Global coronavirus cases near 81 million

More than 80.86 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,768,392 have died, according to a Reuters tally published on Tuesday. With 333,028 deaths and over 19 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded in

Russian nuclear-powered ship stranded off Canaries as ill captain is airlifted

A Russian nuclear-powered cargo ship is limping through the Canary Islands’ waters after its propeller was damaged and its captain was airlifted with suspected meningitis. The Sevmorput, once destined for the scrap heap, has had to turn around and abandon its attempted t

COVID-19 deaths on rise in Arab countries

Jordan and Algeria announced more coronavirus fatalities early today as they continued efforts to contain the disease. Jordan's Health Ministry said 42 people died in the last 24 hours, taking the country's death toll to 3,407. The ministry said the virus was detected in 2,863 more people, takin

World coronavirus death toll nears 1.6 million

More than 70.52 million people have been reported be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,598,967 have died. According to the reports on Sunday, the global death toll approached 1.6 million as the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was set to begin leaving the company's Michigan factory

Armenian separatists hurt in skirmish with Azerbaijan

Separatist officials in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh said Saturday that three fighters were wounded in a skirmish with Azerbaijani forces, undermining a recent peace deal brokered by Russia.The defense ministry in the ethnically Armenian province said in a statement that Azerbaijani tr

Global Virus Cases Top 65 Million as Nations Plan for Vaccine

Global coronavirus infections passed 65 million on Friday and countries doubled down on restrictions, even as plans to roll out vaccines gathered pace. Joe Biden said he would ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days when he takes over as president of the United States, the world's worst-hit coun

Coronavirus: Italy hits highest daily death toll at 993

Italy on Thursday hit a record number of daily deaths related to coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, at 993, despite a slowdown in the contagion curve.  According to the latest Health Ministry data, the new fatalities brought the national death toll to 58,038, the second-highest in

Israeli Strikes in Syria Kill 8 Pro-Iran Fighters, Says Monitor

Israeli air strikes in Syria overnight killed at least eight fighters operating in pro-Iran militias, a war monitoring group said Wednesday. The strikes targeted an arms depot and a position held by Iranian forces and their Lebanese ally Hezbollah near the capital Damascus, and a pro-Iran militia

Fire Damages Historic Mosque in Istanbul

A historic wooden mosque in Istanbul caught fire Sunday and Turkish firefighters put out the blaze, working from both land and sea. The Vanikoy Mosque, built in the 17th century during the reign of Ottoman Sultan IV Mehmed, is located on the Asian side of Istanbul along the Bosporus Strait. Video

More than 1.3 million coronavirus deaths worldwide: AFP tally

More than 1.3 million people have been killed by the novel coronavirus worldwide, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.In total, there have been at least 1,303,783 deaths for 53,380,442 declared cases of Covid-19, although experts say the official data is likely to capture on

Outgoing Syria Envoy Admits Hiding US Troop Numbers from Trump

Outgoing US envoy to Syria James Jeffrey admitted that he and his team had hidden from US President Donald Trump the actual number of American troops deployed in northeastern Syria. In comments to Defense One, he acknowledged that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syr

Global coronavirus cases exceed 50 million after 30-day spike

Global coronavirus infections exceeded 50 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, with a second wave of the virus in the past 30 days accounting for a quarter of the total.  October was the worst month for the pandemic so far, with the United States becoming the first country to rep

Armed Men Arrested Near Philadelphia Vote Counting Location

Two men armed with loaded handguns were arrested Thursday near the Philadelphia convention center where an ongoing vote count could decide the presidential election, police said. Joshua Macias, 42, and Antonio LaMotta, 61, traveled from the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area in a Hummer and did

Police Arrest Several in Portland, New York on Night After US Vote

Police in the city of Portland made arrests and seized fireworks, hammers, and a rifle after late night demonstrations, as Oregon Governor Kate Brown activated the state's National Guard in response to "widespread violence" on the night after voting in the US presidential election. Portland Polic