Thursday, October 21, 2021

Taleban declare end to war, pardon everyone

KABUL: The Taleban said yesterday the war in Afghanistan was over and that all their opponents would be pardoned, as they held their first...

Engineers inspect Chinese skyscraper after shaking panic

BEIJING: Engineers were inspecting a skyscraper in southern China yesterday, a day after it triggered widespread panic when it suddenly began shaking, as people...

New virus cases rise in Italy, Korea, Iran

BEIJING: Security officers and residents wearing a protective facemask to protect against the COVID-19 coronavirus stand at the entrance of a...

New Zealand says it has solved COVID-19 outbreak ‘puzzle’

WELLINGTON: New Zealand reported a breakthrough yesterday in tracing the source of a COVID-19 outbreak that plunged the nation into lockdown, with Prime Minister...

Malaysia quizzes Indian preacher as pressure mounts

Dr. Zakir Naik KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police yesterday questioned a controversial Indian Islamic preacher for allegedly making insensitive...

Crocodile mauls woman to death in Indonesia

MINAHASA, Indonesia: A 4.4-m-long crocodile named Merry is secured before being taken out of its enclosure in North Sulawesi on Jan...

China ‘putting Muslims in concentration camps’

WASHINGTON: The United States has accused China of putting well more than a million minority Muslims in "concentration camps," in some of...

Taleban co-founder back in Afghanistan

KABUL: The Taleban's co-founder returned to Afghanistan yesterday following the group's stunning takeover of the country, hours after they told government staff to return...

Crowded, poor South Asia sees steady rise in coronavirus cases

CHENNAI: A health worker checks the body temperature of a policewoman amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus...

Panic as China skyscraper wobbles

BEIJING: One of China's tallest skyscrapers was evacuated yesterday after it began to shake, sending panicked shoppers scampering to safety in the southern city...

Future of flying: Masks, checks, long check-ins

WUHAN, China: This photo taken on May 29, 2020 shows a flight attendant wearing a facemask as...

China launches virus passport

BEIJING: China has launched a health certificate program for Chinese international travellers, leading the world in plans for so-called virus passports. The digital certificate,...

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