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Covid cases ‘drop significantly’ in Africa: WHO

Cases of Covid have plummeted in Africa and deaths are declining for the first time since the Omicron-dominated fourth wave of the virus reached its peak, the UN said Thursday. Read More

China, Russia block US push for UN sanctions on N.Koreans: diplomats

China and Russia on Thursday blocked a US push to impose United Nations sanctions on five North Koreans in response to recent missile launches by Pyongyang, diplomats told AFP. China's Read More

US President sends New Year greetings to Momen

President of the United States Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden extended New Year’s greetings to Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and his family. In a message, Read More

Covid-flu joint booster jab possible late 2023: Moderna

Moderna aims to roll out a combined Covid-flu-RSV booster vaccine in late 2023, the US pharmaceutical firm said Monday, hoping a joint jab would encourage people to get an annual Read More

Vaccinate whole world to end pandemic, UN chief tells Davos

UN chief Antonio Guterres told the all-virtual Davos forum on Monday that the world must vaccinate everybody against Covid-19 to ensure a way out of the pandemic. The face-to-face gathering Read More

Brent oil hits highest level in more than seven years

Brent crude prices hit their highest level in more than seven years on Tuesday on growing demand optimism, easing concerns about the Omicron Covid variant and geopolitical tensions. The contract Read More

Coronavirus is here to stay, it will turn into endemic disease – WHO official

The way the novel coronavirus pandemic develops suggests that the virus will never go away completely, circulating as an endemic disease instead, WHO Representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic has told Read More

Biden ‘disappointed’ in court ruling on Covid vaccines mandate

US President Joe Biden said Thursday he is "disappointed" in the Supreme Court decision striking down his mandate for medium and large businesses to vaccinate or test their employees for Read More

UK coronavirus deaths top 150,000: government

More than 150,000 people have died after catching coronavirus in the United Kingdom, the government said Saturday, in a milestone for one of the worst affected countries in Europe. The Read More

US, Russia hold high-stakes talks on Ukraine war fears

The United States and Russia open talks Sunday in Geneva on soaring tensions over Ukraine, with Moscow seeking a wide-ranging new security arrangement with the West but facing strong pressure Read More