World News


Hamas defiant with military parade, appearance of top leader

Hundreds of Hamas fighters wearing military camouflage paraded past the mourning tent for Bassem Issa, a senior commander killed in the fighting.

published : 23 May 2021

At least 2,000 housing units destroyed in fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant groups: Official

Israel launched hundreds of airstrikes on the overcrowded strip, targeting residential, commercial and government buildings.

published : 22 May 2021

Ex-BBC head quits gallery job amid Princess Diana interview fallout

In a statement, Hall said his continued presence at the gallery would be a "distraction to an institution I care deeply about."

published : 22 May 2021

Animal rights activists block McDonald's distribution centers in UK

The group said it intends to remain at the sites for at least 24 hours, causing "significant disruption" to the McDonald's supply chain.

published : 22 May 2021

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine 80 per cent effective against B1.617.2 variant: UK study

The Oxford/AstraZeneca two-dose vaccine is also being produced by the Serum Institute of India as Covishield and being administered among the adult population in India.

published : 22 May 2021

Queen Elizabeth II visits carrier ahead of maiden deployment

The 3 billion-pound (USD 4.2 billion) ship, which has eight RAF F35B stealth fighter jets on board, will depart from Portsmouth Naval Base in southern England later Saturday.

published : 22 May 2021

Swiss government fly COVID-19 medical supplies to Nepal

The aid was handed over to Nepal's Health Minister Hridayesh Tripathi at Kathmandu airport on Saturday.

published : 22 May 2021

New Canadian COVID-19 rapid test kit receives scientific seal of approval

The results of the study led by Simon Fraser University researchers have been published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

published : 22 May 2021

Climbing guide says at least 100 COVID-19 cases on Everest

A total of 408 foreign climbers were issued permits to climb Everest this season, aided by several hundred Sherpa guides and support staff who've been stationed at base camp since April.

published : 22 May 2021

Joe Biden, South Korea's Moon 'deeply concerned' about North Korea

Moon, meanwhile, welcomed "America's return" to the world stage and said both leaders pledged to work closely toward denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

published : 22 May 2021

Nepal PM asks EC to ensure fair and fraud-free polls

Bhandari's announcement came after Oli recommended the dissolution of the 275-member House following an emergency midnight Cabinet meeting.

published : 22 May 2021

UAE healthcare groups step in to help Indian nurses duped by job scams

Several nurses from Kerala are stranded in the UAE after being duped by recruitment agencies which charged exorbitant commissions ranging from Rs 200,000 to Rs 350,000.

published : 22 May 2021

China's first Mars rover steps out to explore red planet

China's Tianwen-1 mission, consisting of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, was launched on July 23, 2020.

published : 22 May 2021

Why do we get COVID-19 vaccine shots in the arm? Here's why

It's worth noting that most, but not all, vaccines are given in the muscle - this is known as an intramuscular injection.

published : 22 May 2021

Egypt, Israel FMs discuss solidifying ceasefire deal

A statement by Egypt's Foreign Ministry said the two diplomats on Friday discussed shoring up the deal, which has mostly brought a halt to fighting between Israel and the Palestinians.

published : 22 May 2021