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  • Pakistan: Partial lockdown in Karachi to curb Delta Covid variant spread – News

    Pakistan: Partial lockdown in Karachi to curb Delta Covid variant spread – News0

    According to AKUH, there is almost 100% prevalence of the Delta variant in the city. Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, is to undergo a week-long partial lockdown starting Saturday to curb the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant, as the city’s hospitals are close to saturation levels, the provincial chief minister said on Friday.

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  • In Beirut’s economic free fall, finding hope in new Lebanese food

    In Beirut’s economic free fall, finding hope in new Lebanese food0

    Last summer, when a deadly explosion ripped through Beirut’s port, chef and restaurateur Riad Aboulteif’s barbecue joint was destroyed. No one was injured. His restaurant Meats and Bread, in the trendy Gemmayze neighborhood less a kilometer from the blast site, suffered around $90,000 worth of damage. It was one of many businesses devastated by the

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  • How UAE became world’s most vaccinated country – News

    How UAE became world’s most vaccinated country – News0

    The rapid rollout of vaccines and leading the world in testing is also testimony of UAE’s success in containing the spread. The UAE’s vaccination rate has clocked 70 per cent, but residents have been asked to continue practising social distancing, as new revelations emerged that the Delta variant could spread like chickenpox. The

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  • Indian state of Assam issues travel advisory after deadly border clash

    Indian state of Assam issues travel advisory after deadly border clash0

    The Indian state of Assam has advised its residents to avoid travelling to neighboring Mizoram after six policemen were shot dead in a rare border clash between the two regions. India’s northeast has been a hotbed of ethnic tensions since independence in 1947 and borders between its seven states are not clearly defined. For the

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  • Sri Lanka bans three stars for one year over Covid breach – News

    Sri Lanka bans three stars for one year over Covid breach – News0

    The punishment is the toughest taken by any cricket nation for breaches of the anti-coronavirus bubbles Sri Lanka on Friday slapped a one-year international ban on three top cricketers for breaching Covid-19 regulations while on tour in England. The lengthy bans and $50,000 fines were ordered after vice-captain Kusal Mendis, opener Danushka Gunathilaka

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  • GCC chief, US envoy for Yemen: Houthi attacks against Saudi Arabia violate intl law

    GCC chief, US envoy for Yemen: Houthi attacks against Saudi Arabia violate intl law0

    The head of the Gulf Cooperation Council met with the US Special Envoy for Yemen where they both condemned in the strongest terms the Iran-backed Houthis’ continued targeting of Saudi Arabia with ballistic missiles and explosive drones. GCC Secretary General Nayef al-Hajraf received US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking in Riyadh on Thursday during

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