Chinese city struggles to build huge COVID quarantine center

BEIJNG: Thousands of prefabricated rooms fill a vast field on the outskirts of China's Shijiazhuang city as construction crews work around the clock to...

For Syrian refugees in Jordan, vaccine ‘a gift from God’

MAFRAQ, Jordan: Rolling up her sleeve in a minibus parked outside a clinic in the Jordanian city of Mafraq on Monday, Syrian refugee Fatima...

Biden team says US will not lift travel bans

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden's spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump's announcement Monday that a COVID-19 ban on travelers arriving from much of Europe and...

‘Arson’ destroys 4 UNICEF schools in Rohingya camps

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Four UNICEF schools for Rohingya children in refugee camps in Bangladesh have been destroyed in a fire, officials said yesterday, with...

Egypt, UAE resume direct Qatar flights

DOHA: The first direct flights since 2017 between Qatar and its former rivals Egypt and the UAE took to the skies yesterday, following the...

Tunisia makes arrests, deploys troops after riots

TUNIS: More than 600 people have been arrested and troops have been deployed after a third consecutive night of riots in several Tunisian cities,...

In Iraq, bird flu decimates chicken coops

SAMARRA, Iraq: An outbreak of bird flu has killed tens of thousands of hens in a rural province north of Iraq's capital, decimating livelihoods...

Tourists flock to Dubai amid lockdowns

DUBAI: As much of the world tightens lockdowns to stem coronavirus, Dubai has flung its doors open, branding itself as a sunny, quarantine-free escape...

Biden team braces for historic inauguration

WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden's top advisors on Sunday outlined his plans to tackle the nation's multiple crises while balancing the impeachment trial of Donald...

French Muslim council agrees on ‘principles’ sought by Macron

PARIS: France's Muslim federations agreed Sunday on a "charter of principles" requested by President Emmanuel Macron in his bid to eradicate sectarianism and extremism....

Handwritten note seeds hope for trapped China gold miners

BEIJING: At least 12 gold miners trapped hundreds of meters underground in China for more than a week have sent up a note warning...

Meet the Bidens: America’s new ‘first family’

WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill will become the new White House residents when he takes office tomorrow. Biden has made his...

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22nd January