The International Monetary Fund is likely to lower its global economic growth estimates due to the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the global lender's chief said at the Reuters Next conference on Friday in another sign of the turmoil unle..
The Taliban have decreed they are banning forced marriage of women in Afghanistan, a move likely meant to address criteria the international community consider a precondition to recognizing their government and restoring aid The Taliban decreed on..
The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has warned that hefty fines amounting up to SR100,000 will be slapped on any establishment that employs foreigners in violation of the labor and residency regulations. The same penalty will be imposed..
British regulators yesterday approved a GlaxoSmithKline drug to treat those at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, with the manufacturer saying it appears effective against the new Omicron variant. The antibody treatment, sotrovimab,..
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..
The United States on Wednesday identified its first known COVID case caused by the Omicron variant, discovered in a fully vaccinated patient who traveled to South Africa, as scientists continue to study the risks the new version could pose. Public..
The UAE confirmed its first case of the Covid-19 Omicron variant on Wednesday. The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) said on Twitter that the variant was detected in an African woman who came from an unspecified African country. She was..
Saudi Arabia confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant coming from a north African country, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday. SPA, quoting a statement from the kingdom's health ministry, said authorities had isolated ..
Four people in southern Germany have tested positive for the Omicron COVID-19 variant even though they were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, the public health office in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg said. Three of the infected people re..
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