Lebanon appoints Najib Mikati as new PM-designate

Lebanese MPs have tasked former Prime Minister Najib Mikati with forming a government, ending a year of political deadlock that has crippled the country. Mikati, who has been prime minister twice before, received a majority of votes from MPs during parliamentary consultations held on Monday by President Michel Aoun to appoint a Sunni figure to assemble a rescue government. Saad Hariri quit ear... More ...

Oman vaccinates almost 2 million people against COVID-19

Almost 2 million people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Oman since the start of the country’s National Immunization Campaign.  This represents 53% of the targeted population, the state-owned Oman News Agency said.    The number of people who took the first dose of a vaccine stood at 1,587,784 while the number of those who took two doses stood at 3... More ...

Blast in Germany industrial park kills one, four others missing

An explosion in a German industrial park on Tuesday killed one person and left four others missing, setting off a fierce blaze and sending a pall of smoke over the western city of Leverkusen.Emergency services took three hours to extinguish the fire at the Chempark site, home to chemicals companies Bayer and Lanxess, that flared up after the blast at 9:40 a.m. (0740 GMT), park operator Currenta ... More ...

Iran hits new COVID-19 infection record for second straight day

Iran recorded over 34,900 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, setting the nation’s single-day record for cases as vaccinations lag, public complacency deepens and the country’s outbreak spirals further out of control.The previous record of 31,814 infections had been set only a day earlier, providing a sense of how quickly Iran’s latest surge, fueled by the contagious delta v... More ...

China records a record number of corona cases since the beginning of the year

Asian media reported that during the past day, China recorded 76 cases of the "Covid-19" virus. It is noteworthy that this figure for the number of corona infections in China is a record since January 2021, while the largest number of new infections were recorded in Jiangshu Province, of which Nanjing is the capital. On Sunday, Nanjing began the second round of coronavirus tests for all 9 mill... More ...

The Washington Post: What is happening in Tunisia is the most serious crisis in the country since 2013

The Washington Post published a report on the decisions issued by Tunisian President Qais bin Said, describing what is happening as the most serious crisis in Tunisia since 2013, and quoted the statements of Rached Ghannouchi, head of the Ennahda Party and Speaker of Parliament, in which he described the decisions as a coup attempt. . The newspaper said that Ghannouchi called - in his statement... More ...

US maintains restrictions on international flights due to COVID-19

The White House announced that the United States will "maintain, at the present stage, the restrictions in effect" on international flights due to Covid-19, despite requests for reciprocity issued, especially from the European Union. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, at a press conference, attributed this decision to the rapid spread of the "delta" mutant, the most contagious from Corona, noti... More ...

Bitcoin is rising and approaching an important level

The “Bitcoin” currency rose this morning, Monday, to the level of 38 thousand dollars, and before that, the currency was traded at the level of 39.8 thousand dollars. Bitcoin is approaching the $40,000 level, the psychologically important level. By 09:40 Moscow time, the "Bitcoin" currency recorded a level of $ 38,644, an increase of 11.98%. Thus, the most famous digital currency ... More ...

Lebanon’s new PM-designate bids to form much-delayed government

Lebanon's new Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati on Tuesday held consultations with political parties that he said “unanimously” agreed on the need to put together a government quickly to rescue the crisis-hit country. Mikati listened to lawmakers’ demands about the new government and said he wanted to form one comprising non-partisan specialists to implement a French initi... More ...

Chicago to Require Masks in All Public Schools at Start of New Academic Year

Chicago Public Schools will require everyone to wear masks in school facilities when the next academic year begins. In a letter to parents and students, interim chief executive of Chicago Public Schools Jose Torres said the mask mandate will apply to students, staff members and visitors. Additionally, social distancing of 3 feet will be enforced and students will be scattered at... More ...

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Montblanc unveils its new range of travel glasses

Montblanc has announced the launch of the first 2021 model of its men's retail travel eyewear collection. Designed for travelers, this new model features a double square shape with an acetate top edge and metallic trim. It features the laser-engraved M-Gram 4810 pattern on the metal core wire of the lightweight acetate temples. This version will be available in two color combinations: glossy ... More ...

Apply sunscreen to protect skin from sun’s searing heat

A dermatologist advises everyone to lavishly apply the appropriate type of un-expired sunscreen on their exposed body parts even under gloomy skies, before setting outdoors each day. Stay indoors when the sun is at its peak as sand, concrete, wind and snow reflect light that increases sunburn risk.“Avoid using sunscreen on children younger than age six months. Instead, try to limit sun exp... More ...

Book review: 'What Strange Paradise,' by Omar El Akkad

In his 2017 debut novel, "American War," Omar El Akkad spotlighted Middle East humanitarian crises by reimagining them on U.S. soil. Perhaps, the novel implied, Americans might pay refugees and sectarian violence closer attention if we witnessed them in a near-future dystopian South.   His follow-up, "What Strange Paradise," doesn't strive to be nearly so high-concept. Indeed, it's simple... More ...

US scientists kill 95 percent of breast cancer cells

Scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in the United States, were able to kill 95-100 percent of breast cancer cells. And the journal Science Translational Medicine reports that university scientists have created a drug, ErSO, which kills all primary tumors and metastases. Laboratory tests on mice have shown that they tolerate even large doses of this drug. And that the... More ...

Dieter Brummer, former 'Home and Away' star, dies aged 45

Tributes have been pouring in for Australian actor Dieter Brummer, best known for playing the character of Shane Parrish on Home and Away, who has died at the age of 45. The actor was found dead on Saturday afternoon in Sydney. His death is not believed to be suspicious. “We lost our handsome, talented, funny, complicated and beloved Dieter on Saturday morning,” Brummer&r... More ...

Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic on track for Tokyo Games gold

Star tennis players at the Tokyo Olympics continued their march towards the podium with home hope Naomi Osaka easing into the third round on Monday, and men's No 1 Novak Djokovic on track to become the first male player to complete the Golden Slam.   Djokovic defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-4, 6-3 in the men's singles, while aiming to become the first man to win all four Grand Sl... More ...

Gold coin worth $98,000 found from the most valuable shipwreck

A diver and treasure hunter have found a rare gold coin from the wreck of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha ship off the shores of the Florida Keys.   The ship was wrecked in 1622 by a hurricane. It carried 40 tonnes of gold and silver, and 70 pounds of emeralds, valued at about $400 million. Only five of the ship's 265 crew survived, including three sailors and two slaves, who escaped... More ...


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