Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi receives coronavirus vaccination

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has received a coronavirus vaccination under a nationwide vaccination drive, his office said on Sunday. The statement from the presidency did not give details on the type of vaccine Sisi received. Egypt has started administering doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine under the global COVAX agreement to provide vaccines for lower-income… Read More Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi receives coronavirus vaccination

U.S. President Joe Biden says 1915 massacres of Armenians constituted genocide

U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday said the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide, a historic declaration that infuriated Turkey and is set to further strain frayed ties between the two NATO allies. The largely symbolic move, breaking away from decades of carefully calibrated language from the White House, will likely… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden says 1915 massacres of Armenians constituted genocide

U.S. launches steps to end military mission in Afghanistan

The commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General Scott Miller, on Sunday said an orderly withdrawal of foreign forces and the handing over of military bases and equipment to the Afghan forces had begun. Miller said he was acting on orders based on U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to end America’s longest war,… Read More U.S. launches steps to end military mission in Afghanistan

Palestinians celebrate as Israeli police remove barriers in Jerusalem

Palestinians gathered in celebration outside Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on Sunday night after barriers put up by Israeli police were removed, allowing them access to a square that became the focus of nightly Ramadan clashes. Thousands filled the East Jerusalem plaza late on Sunday, cheering and chanting, after police permitted them access to the tiered entrance… Read More Palestinians celebrate as Israeli police remove barriers in Jerusalem

Myanmar activists criticise consensus between ASEAN and military junta

Myanmar’s pro-democracy activists sharply criticised an agreement between the country’s junta chief and Southeast Asian leaders to end the nation’s violent post-coup crisis and vowed on Sunday to continue their protest campaign. Some scattered peaceful protests took place in Myanmar’s big cities on Sunday, a day after the meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian… Read More Myanmar activists criticise consensus between ASEAN and military junta

At least eighty-two dead following fire at hospital in Baghdad

A fire sparked by an oxygen tank explosion killed at least 82 people and injured 110 at a hospital in Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Sunday. “We urgently need to review safety measures at all hospitals to prevent such a painful incident from happening in… Read More At least eighty-two dead following fire at hospital in Baghdad

Undefeated champion Kamaru Usman demolishes Jorge Masvidal with devastating knockout in UFC261 fight

The reigning and defending welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman delivered a picture-perfect knockout to finish Jorge Masvidal in the second round of their rematch in the UFC 261 main event, to cap off an action-packed night of fights from Jacksonville, Florida. Addressing the raucous audienci the first time in over a year, Kamaru yells “Jacksonville, Florida,… Read More Undefeated champion Kamaru Usman demolishes Jorge Masvidal with devastating knockout in UFC261 fight