A court in Saudi Arabia has for the first time ordered that a man convicted of sexual harassment be named and shamed in public, local media report. Yasser al-Arawi was found guilty by the Criminal Court in Medina of harassing a woman using obscene..
More than 200 prison inmates have been issued a special pardon by Oman's Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik. "His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, issues a special pardon for a group of 229 prison inmates convicted in variou..
A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced on Monday ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in jail on several charges including possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies, a source familiar with the proceedings said. The court handed down a t..
India has begun giving booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to priority groups amid a surge in infections. Health and frontline workers and people above 60 years with comorbidities are currently eligible to take the jab. The drive began as Ind..
India reported 179,723 new COVID-19 infections on Monday, the most since late May, health ministry data showed, taking the total to 35.71 million. Deaths rose by 146 to 483,936. Source: Reuters / Reporting by Chandini Monappa; Editing by Kim Co..
Brazil has had 24,382 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, and 44 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry said on Sunday. The South American country has now registered 22,523,907 cases since the pandemic began, while..
At least 13 passengers, who tested positive for Covid-19 upon their arrival in the Indian city of Amritsar, have escaped institutional quarantine. They were among 125 infected passengers on a chartered flight from Milan which landed on Wednesday a..
Pakistan's judicial commission on Thursday confirmed the nomination of the first female Supreme Court judge in the Muslim-majority nation's history, an action that ruling party members and legal experts said all but ensures her appointment. ..
World food prices jumped 28% in 2021 to their highest level in a decade and hopes for a return to more stable market conditions this year are slim, the U.N.'s food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) food..
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