Dubai Cancels Non-Essential Surgery Amid COVID Outbreak | News on the coronavirus pandemic

Live entertainment in hotels and restaurants has also been halted until further notice due to the rise in infections. The emirate of Dubai has suspended non-essential operations for a month…

US joins WHO-led vaccine project: Biden’s chief medical adviser | News on the coronavirus pandemic

Biden’s chief medical adviser said the United States will be part of COVAX which aims to provide vaccines to poor countries. The United States under President Joe Biden intends to…

Hungarian regulators approve AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccines | News on the coronavirus pandemic

Hungary is taking measures to secure doses of vaccines manufactured in the UK and Russia despite the lack of a green light from the European drug regulator. The Hungarian pharmaceutical…

China calls for ‘better angels’ to prevail over reset with US News Joe Biden

Beijing welcomes the news that the United States will join the World Health Organization and the Paris climate agreement. China congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration and called for…

To counter China, India continues vaccine diplomacy in South Asia | News on the coronavirus pandemic

India will give millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine to South Asian countries over the next few weeks, government sources said, drawing praise from the country’s neighbors and pushing back…

Bernie Sanders’ casual mittens look goes viral on social media | News from the United States and Canada

The casual appearance of US Senator Bernie Sanders ignites the internet during President Joe Biden’s inauguration. US Senator Bernie Sanders’ bundled look set the internet on fire during President Joe…

After Trump leaves the White House, what direction will Republicans go?

“Old school” Republicans don’t know if they recognize their party anymore.

World’s largest vaccine manufacturer in India blaze: local media | News on the coronavirus pandemic

BREAKDOWN A fire broke out at the Serum Institute of India, according to local media, adding that the production of the coronavirus vaccine has not been affected. A large fire…

UK resists giving EU diplomats full status, sparking unrest | Political news

London did not grant the EU’s Joao Vale de Almeida the full diplomatic status that is accorded to other ambassadors. The UK is resisting a European Union request to grant…

How a Pakistani folk group changed the Pashtun narrative through music | Arts and Culture News

When Farhan Bogra himself was learning to play the rubab, an ancient instrument played by the Pashtuns, 15 years ago in Peshawar, he was unaware that his home province of…