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33 Taliban killed in Afghan Air Force strikes: Gov’t

KABUL: Thirty-three Taliban were killed and 17 others wounded in Afghan Air Force (AAF) airstrikes in two provinces on Friday, the country's Defense Ministry...

US extends border closures with Mexico, Canada through Aug 21

WASHINGTON: The US on Wednesday extended border closures with Canada and Mexico through Aug 21 in an effort to slow the spread of the...

Thailand defends mix-and-match COVID vaccine amid concerns

By Linda Khoo Hui Li & Tuwaedaniya Meringing BANGKOK: Thailand defended its move to mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccines to boost protection against COVID-19 after the World...

Lockdown in Australia’s Sydney ‘almost impossible’ to be lifted as cases soar

SYDNEY: The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) recorded a triple-digit rise in daily COVID cases on Monday for the first time over...

COVID-19: Indonesia to provide booster shots to health workers

By Mohd Shukri Ishak JAKARTA: Health workers in Indonesia will be given a third vaccine – the Moderna vaccine – to further increase their resistance to COVID-19. In a...

London police arrest 20 AS fans celebrate England’s EURO semi-final win

MOSCOW: London's Metropolitan Police said on Thursday that they made 20 arrests after fans gathered to celebrate England's 2:1 victory over Denmark in the...

Indonesia increases health funds amidst COVID-19

JAKARTA: The Indonesian government’s health budget for 2021 has doubled since the beginning of the year to 193.93 trillion Rp (US$1.34 billion) as the...

Philippine military plane crashes in southern Sulu province

MANILA: A Philippine Air Force C-130 cargo plane with 85 people aboard crashed on Sunday while attempting to land in Sulu province in the...
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