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Iran says US ‘got the message’ on tense exchanges in Gul

Agency TEHRAN: Iran said on Monday it was glad the United States "got the message" and modified its behaviour in the Persian Gulf, after the...

Sinovac aims for 600 million dose capacity for COVID-19

Agency TAIPEI: Chinese vaccine company Sinovac announced Monday that it is planning to complete a new facility to double its annual vaccine production capacity to...

New smartphone-based COVID-19 test gives results in less than 30 minutes

Agency WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a novel technology for a CRISPR-based COVID-19 diagnostic test that uses a smartphone camera to provide accurate results in under...

Indonesian police kill 6 supporters of firebrand cleric

Agency JAKARTA: Indonesian police early Monday fatally shot six followers of a firebrand cleric who returned last month from a 3-year exile in Saudi Arabia...

WHO tries to bolster fragile funding with new foundation CEO

AGENCY PARIS: Hoping to strengthen its funding, the World Health Organisation is appointing a CEO to a foundation intended to bring in more private donations,...

Pope: Christmas a sign of hope amid difficulties of pandemic

AGENCY VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis says the Christmas season provides reason for hope amid the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic.During his Sunday blessing, Francis noted...

Oli skips crucial Standing Committee meeting of ruling party

AGENCY KATHMANDU: Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, one of the chairmen of the Communist Party of Nepal (NCP), on Sunday skipped a crucial...

Scotland Yard makes arrest from protest in London against farm laws in India

AGENCY LONDON: Scotland Yard has reportedly made a number of arrests after it warned of enforcement action ahead of thousands of protesters from different parts...

UK prepares for historic moment of vaccination against COVID-19

AGENCY LONDON: The first 50 National Health Service (NHS) hospitals are gearing up for what the UK government has described as the biggest immunisation programme...

China coal mine accident toll climbs to 23

Beijing: The death toll due to a carbon monoxide leak inside a coal mine in southwest China has gone up to 23, while one...

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