- WHO looking at reviving probe into origins of Covid-19: Report
The World Health Organization (WHO) is reportedly considering reviving its probe into the origins of the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
- France to donate 120mn vaccines to poor nations: Prez
France will also commit to helping Unicef and health systems with vaccine distribution, Macron said, noting that only 3% of Africa’s population is vaccinated.
- Kabul residents struggle to make ends meet as food, fuel prices soar under Taliban govt
Residents of Kabul are struggling to make ends meet under the new Taliban-led Afghanistan government, with the price of basic commodities skyrocketing, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.
- Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits south of Manila in Philippines
An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck south of the Philippines capital Manila early on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
- South Korea urges North to restore hotlines for any talks
South Korea on Sunday urged North Korea to restore dormant communication hotlines, a day after the North repeated an offer to open conditional talks.
- Iceland Will Have A Male-Majority Parliament After All, Recount Shows
Copenhagen: Iceland looked to have elected a woman-majority parliament but a recount of votes on Sunday showed there will still be more men than women in the chamber, state broadcaster RUV reported.
- Australia’s Sydney Plans To Reopen As Covid Cases Decline
Sydney: Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) government plans to unveil its roadmap on Monday for reopening the state from COVID-19 shutdowns, detailing the differing levels of freedoms to be afforded to citizens based on their vaccination status.
- Unpredictable German Election Heads To Uncertainty On Next Government
Frankfurt: Germany headed into a period of unpredictability Monday after a close election saw both main parties claim the right to lead Europe’s biggest economy, leaving the question of who will succeed Angela Merkel wide open.
- Singapore Reports 1,939 Covid Cases, Highest Since April Last Year Singapore’s health ministry reported 1,939 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.
- China’s Xi Warns Of “Grim” Situation With Taiwan In Letter To Opposition Taipei, Taiwan: Chinese President Xi Jinping warned that relations between Beijing and Taipei were “grim” on Sunday, urging the island’s main opposition party to help seek “unification of the country.” Read More