REUTERS Afghan television anchor Beheshta Arghand gathered her breath and adjusted her headscarf to look more like a traditional close-fitting hijab when a Taliban official showed up, uninvited, in her studio, asking to be interviewed. It was o..
REUTERS Ireland, which had one of Europe's longest COVID-19 lockdowns, will drop almost all pandemic restrictions in October after one of the continent's most successful vaccine rollouts, Prime Minister Micheal Martin said on Tuesday. F..
REUTERS Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing COVID-19. A study published in the scie..
REUTERS Japan's Kanagawa prefecture said it has found another vial of Moderna Inc's (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine suspected of containing a foreign substance and has put the rest of the lot on hold. In a statement on Tuesday, pref..
The Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen has thwarted an explosive-laden drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia on Abha, the second attempt on Abha International Airport on Tuesday morning. In a statement, Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Ma..
REUTERS Kabul airport is without air traffic control services now that the U.S. military has withdrawn from Afghanistan, and U.S. civil aircraft are barred from operating over the country unless given prior authorization, the U.S. Federal Aviation..
The last soldier to leave Afghanistan on the day the U.S. concluded its 20-year war has been identified as Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps. Donahue was one of the commande..
REUTERS European Union governments agreed on Monday to remove the United States from the EU's safe travel list, meaning U.S. visitors and those from five other countries are likely to face tighter controls, such as COVID-19 tests and..
A 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot last weekend by Israeli soldiers during a demonstration near the fence separating the Gaza Strip from Israel has died from his wounds, the besieged enclave's health ministry said on Saturday. Omar Hasan Abu a..
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