A 74-year-old man who died in the western state of Rajasthan was India's first death from the Omicron variant, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Officials said the man had been suffering from diabetes and other comorbid conditions. Ind..
French prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation into a blast in Saudi Arabia that badly wounded a French driver in the Dakar Rally. The explosion damaged a support vehicle for the Sodicars Racing team as it left a hotel in Jeddah last Thu..
The UAE Ministry of Health reported Wednesday 2,708 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 774,897. In a statement, the ministry said that the total number of COVID-19-related deaths remained at 2,170 after..
North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile off its east coast on Wednesday, just hours before South Korean President Moon Jae-in attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a rail line he hopes will eventually connect the divided Korean peninsula. ..
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev accepted the government's resignation on Wednesday, his office said, after violent protests triggered by a fuel price increase rocked the oil-rich Central Asian country. Police used tear gas and stun gren..
India reported 58,097 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, twice the number seen only four days ago, according to health ministry data, taking the total to more than 35 million. Deaths rose by 534, including the southern state of Kerala's updated ..
The Saudi Ministry of Health reported 2585 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections recorded in the country to 562,437. In a statement, the Ministry said that two deaths have been record..
South African police said on Monday they had charged a man with arson over a fire that caused extensive damage to the national parliament building in Cape Town, as firefighters struggled to extinguish the last remains of the blaze. The fire broke ..
The United Arab Emirates has announced that it will ban citizens who have not had three doses of a vaccine against Covid-19 from travelling abroad. Officials said the exit ban, which comes into force on 10 January, would not apply to those who are..
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