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Navalny, anticipating arrest, planned protests to force Kremlin to release him, ally says

Navalny, anticipating arrest, planned protests to force Kremlin to release him, ally says

Before he returned to Russia, opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his supporters had anticipated he would be arrested and planned to force the Kremlin to release him by staging repeated protests, a close ally has said.

A sick couple rushed to marry on UK Covid ward. Now they have a second chance

A sick couple rushed to marry on UK Covid ward. Now they have a second chance

British couple Elizabeth Kerr and Simon O'Brien had been planning to marry in June. Then Covid-19 struck.

Beijing launches mass virus tests as China's daily tally drops slightly

Beijing launches mass virus tests as China's daily tally drops slightly

Beijing launched mass Covid-19 testing in some areas on Friday, while Shanghai was testing all hospital staff as China battles its worst outbreak of the disease since March and families fret over reunion plans for the Lunar New Year amid new curbs.

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free Chinese miners

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free Chinese miners

Rescuers believe it could take at least another two weeks to free miners trapped underground in eastern China, dashing hopes of an imminent retrieval for a group that has already spent 12 days entombed by an explosion.

Five die in Covid vaccine plant blaze; production unaffected

Five die in Covid vaccine plant blaze; production unaffected

Five people died as a fire tore through a building in the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturing hub in India yesterday, but the company insisted that the production of drugs to counter the coronavirus pandemic would continue.

PM: Religious scholars are vital for Pakistan’s future

PM: Religious scholars are vital for Pakistan’s future

Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for continued co-operation of religious scholars to thwart the “conspiracies” creating division and discord in the Muslim Ummah.

Biden unveils sweeping US Covid-19 plan

Biden unveils sweeping US Covid-19 plan

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly yesterday on his first full day in the White House to fight the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, his top priority as he turns the page on four years of Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership.

Passengers flying to US will need to quarantine on arrival: Biden

Passengers flying to US will need to quarantine on arrival: Biden

In addition to requiring a test before they fly, travellers to the US will need to quarantine upon arrival, US President Joe Biden said Thursday ...

Biden rolls back Trump policies on wall, climate, health, Muslims

Biden rolls back Trump policies on wall, climate, health, Muslims

US President Joe Biden signed 15 executive actions shortly after being sworn on Wednesday, undoing policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change.

PM dares opposition with televised proceedings of foreign funding case

PM dares opposition with televised proceedings of foreign funding case

Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday challenged all those sceptical of his party’s funding by saying that the court proceedings of the foreign funding case should be aired live on TV.

‘If we all unite together we can make anything possible’

‘If we all unite together we can make anything possible’

A Nepali climbing team which made history at the weekend by becoming the first to summit the world’s second-highest mountain in winter recalled yesterday how they battled hurricane-force winds and freezing temperatures to achieve the record.

'We must end this uncivil war,' says Biden, taking over a US in crisis

'We must end this uncivil war,' says Biden, taking over a US in crisis

Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, offering a message of unity and restoration to a deeply divided country reeling from a battered economy ...

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