New Zealand to stay in lockdown, outbreak ‘yet to peak’

New Zealand extended a national Covid-19 lockdown Monday, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying a Delta…

Taliban co-founder Baradar in Kabul for talks to set up a government

Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in Kabul on Saturday for talks on establishing a…

Taliban says Afghanistan war over as president flees

More than 60 countries call for the safe departure of Afghans and foreigners as the Taliban…

Thousands flee as Taliban eye-full control of northern Afghanistan

The Taliban were in control of six Afghan provincial capitals on Tuesday after a blitz across…

Saudi Arabia opens Umrah pilgrimage to vaccinated worshipers from abroad

Saudi Arabia will gradually begin receiving Umrah pilgrimage requests from abroad for vaccinated pilgrims starting Aug.…

Philippine capital back in lockdown over Delta fears

The Philippine capital Manila returned to lockdown Friday as authorities sought to slow the spread of…

Moderna says its COVID-19 shot 93pc effective six months after second dose

Moderna Inc said on Thursday its COVID-19 shot was about 93% effective through six months after…

EU sends help to Turkey as wildfire death toll hits eight

The EU sent help to Turkey on Monday and volunteers joined firefighters in battling a week…

Zverev follows up win over Djokovic with Olympic gold

Alexander Zverev produced a comeback win over top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. Then a dominant…

At least 15 killed in terrorist attack on a funeral procession in northern Iraq

An attack on a funeral procession in northern Iraq has claimed at least 15 victims. Northern…