Friday, December 4, 2020

As Hong Kong witnesses ‘fourth stage’ of Covid-19, concerns rise over air travel bubble...

The uncertainty surrounding the high-profile Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble has increased after the former British colony on Friday announced several measures to control...

At UNSC, India calls for immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan

India has told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that it calls for an “immediate comprehensive ceasefire” in Afghanistan, while welcoming all opportunities to...

Wealthy countries block COVID-19 drugs rights waiver at WTO: Sources

GENEVA: Wealthy nations on Friday reiterated their opposition to a proposal to waive intellectual property rules for COVID-19 drugs, three trade sources said, despite...

Locked-down France inches toward ‘Black Friday’ postponement

Amazon’s director in France floated the possibility Friday of postponing its “Black Friday” discount shopping promotion by a week amid broad concerns that French...

BuzzFeed acquires HuffPost in tie-up of digital media rivals

BuzzFeed said Thursday it was acquiring HuffPost in a deal uniting two digital media pioneers seeking fresh momentum in a troubled sector.The deal...

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise sells $750 million in five and a quarter years sukuk

DUBAI: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the world's biggest aircraft leasing companies, on Thursday sold $750 million in sukuk with a tenor of...

German parliament probes intruder incident during virus vote

Video posted on social media showed a female protester accusing Economy Minister Peter Altmaier of having no conscience and insulting him German Parliamentary officials...

What lies ahead for Australian soldiers accused of unlawful killings in Afghanistan?

Australian elite forces allegedly killed 39 Afghan civilians unlawfully in an environment where “competition killings” were reportedly a norm, an independent inquiry has found....

Amid coronavirus spike, pressure grows on US agency to approve Trump-to-Biden transition

WASHINGTON: A little-known agency that keeps the U.S. federal bureaucracy running is the biggest impediment to new efforts to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Democratic...

Coronavirus | Pfizer ends COVID-19 vaccine trial with 95% efficacy, to seek emergency-use authorisation

Moderna Inc on November 16 released preliminary data for its vaccine, showing similar effectiveness. Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday that final results from the late-stage...