Australia will reopen its borders to tourists from February 21, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Monday, ending some of the world's strictest and longest-running pandemic travel restrictions. "It's almost two years since we too..
Dubai will introduce a charge of 25 fils for single-use plastic bags from July 1. The emirate's Executive Council said the charge would be applied in retail, clothing, restaurants and pharmacies, as well as on delivery orders and e-commer..
A new face mask that only covers the nose and can be worn while eating or drinking is now on sale in South Korea. The 'kosk' - a combination of 'ko', which means nose in Korean, and mask - is being manufactured by a South Korean co..
Meet 35-year-old food delivery rider from Pakistan - Manzar Abbas. A UAE resident for over ten years, Abbas saved an Egyptian family from severe distress thanks to his simple act of honesty and kindness. Abbas, a Talabat rider, was on his way to d..
Russia has agreed a 30-year contract to supply gas to China via a new pipeline and will settle the new gas sales in euros, bolstering an energy alliance with Beijing amid Moscow's strained ties with the West over Ukraine and other issues. Gazp..
Spain will next week lift a requirement for people to wear masks outdoors as a measure against the coronavirus, extending a wider rollback of restrictions as the contagion slowly recedes in the country. The cabinet plans to approve an end to manda..
China and Russia on the opening day of the Winter Olympics declared a "no limits" partnership, backing each other over standoffs on Ukraine and Taiwan with a promise to collaborate more against the West. President Xi Jinping hosted Presi..
Prices have jumped nearly 1,200 per cent ahead of the major sporting event, which begins in November Airfares between the UAE and Qatar have jumped nearly 1,200 per cent ahead of the Fifa World Cup Qatar, which is scheduled to begin in November th..
International banks can transfer money to Afghanistan for humanitarian purposes, and aid groups are allowed to pay teachers and healthcare workers at state-run institutions without fear of breaching sanctions on the Taliban, the United States said on..