India reports another record daily rise in COVID infections

Aljazeera – India has reported a record daily increase of 217,353 Covid-19 infections over the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed – the eighth record daily increase in the…

Japan begins COVID-19 shots for over 65s as fourth infection wave looms

JAPAN began COVID-19 vaccinations for its sizable elderly population on Monday, with imported doses still in short supply and the pace unlikely to stop a fourth wave of infection. Shots…

Mumbai in lockdown as Indian vaccines run short

AFP – India’s worst coronavirus-hit state of Maharashtra went into a weekend lockdown on Saturday as the country battles exploding infection numbers and vaccine shortages. Having let its guard down…

Zim ratifies bilateral pact with Korean Republic

The Government of Zimbabwe has ratified the bilateral investment promotion and protection agreement with the Republic of Korea. In a statement, the Acting Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade,…

Tokyo tightening virus measures nearly 100 days before Olympics

Aljazeera – Japan’s government has approved tighter coronavirus measures for the capital, weeks after lifting a state of emergency and with just more than 100 days until the postponed Tokyo…

Myanmar’s UK envoy says military attache has ‘occupied’ embassy

MYANMAR’S Ambassador in London has spent the night in his car after saying he was locked out of his embassy. Kyaw Zwar Minn said staff were asked to leave the…

Flash floods and landslides in Indonesia and East Timor kill 70

AT least 71 people have died after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and East Timor on Sunday. Torrential rain sparked widespread destruction in the South East Asian neighbours, with…

India’s new daily COVID infections highest in six months

Aljazeera – India has reported 81,466 new COVID-19 infections overnight, data from the health ministry showed on Friday, the highest since October 2, 2020. India’s overall caseload stood at 12.3…

Dozens killed, many trapped after Taiwan train derails in tunnel

Aljazeera – At least 36 people were reported killed and dozens injured after a packed express train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan on Friday morning, authorities said, in…

US, Israel hold talks on Iran nuclear diplomacy, security threats

Aljazeera – Officials from the United States and Israel met by video conference Thursday to discuss the two countries’ security challenges in the Middle East, as well as the Biden…