Pakistan on Saturday received a $3 billion loan from Saudi Arabia, the prime minister's finance adviser said, as part of an economic support package. The South Asian country has faced growing economic challenges, with high inflation, sliding f..
Two hippos have tested positive for COVID-19 at Antwerp Zoo in Belgium in what could be the first reported cases in the species, zoo staff said. Hippos Imani, aged 14, and 41-year-old Hermien have no symptoms apart from a runny nose, but the zoo s..
As many as 100 people have been arrested in Sialkot after a mob of factory workers and others killed a Sri Lankan export manager of a factory and burnt his body. The police formed 10 teams to identify and arrest the people involved in the lynching..
The World Health Organization's chief scientist told the Reuters Next conference on Friday the Omicron variant could become dominant because it is highly transmissible, but that a different vaccine may not be needed. Soumya Swaminathan also sa..
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the use of Eli Lilly's (LLY.N) COVID-19 dual-antibody therapy in treating mild to moderate symptoms in all children, including newborns, who are at risk of severe illness. The therapy,..
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,..