Germany is likely to reach a peak of its fourth wave of COVID-19 infections by mid-December and this could mean 6,000 intensive care beds occupied by Christmas, the country's association for intensive care medicine (DIVI) said on Wednesday. An..
Slovenia said on Tuesday it may ban Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ.N) Janssen COVID-19 vaccine except when people request it, after concluding a young woman's death was linked to the shot. Slovenia temporarily suspended the Ja..
A further 700,000 people could die of Covid by March in Europe and parts of Asia, the World Health Organization has warned. The death toll already exceeds 1.5 million in the 53 countries of what the WHO terms as its Europe region. The WHO warne..
Japan recorded no daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time in more than a year on Sunday, local media said. Prior to Sunday, there had not been a day without a COVID-19 death since Aug. 2, 2020, according to a tally by national broadcaster NH..
British scientists have identified a version of a gene that may be associated with double the risk of lung failure from COVID-19, a finding that provides new insights into why some people are more susceptible than othersto severe illness and which op..
Girl, 15 bullied at school over her mother’s Asian nationality A Kuwaiti schoolgirl has committed suicide by jumping to her death from the roof of a 14-storey building after being bullied by her peers over her mother’s Asian nationalit..
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) reported today 111 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 among community and 16 among travelers. The MOPH recorded 89 recoveries from the virus during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recovered i..
Saudi authorities have freed a man who was sentenced to death for protest-related crimes as a child in a case that provoked an international outcry. Ali al-Nimr was 17 when he was detained in 2012 during anti-government protests by the kingdom'..
A businessman who killed a pedestrian while speeding in his purple Rolls-Royce near Buckingham Palace has avoided jail. Qatari Hassan Nasser Al-Thani, 42, was driving at almost double the 30mph limit when he crashed the Rolls-Royce Wraith into Cha..