BERLIN – Germany has confirmed more than 7,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time, its second consecutive daily record.
The Robert Kock Institute, Germany’s national disease control center, said early Friday that 7,334 new cases were confirmed in the previous 24 hours. That compares with 6,638 a day earlier.
Until this week, Germany highest recorded figure was nearly 6,3000 in late March, though testing has expanded vastly since then. Figures tend to peak around the end of the week, but the latest reading underlines a sharp upward trend in recent weeks.
Earlier this week, the federal and state governments agreed to toughen mask – wearing rules and make bars close early in areas where infections are high.
PARIS, France – The U.S. health regulator on Friday expanded its approval for the use of Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir to treat non – hospitalized patients 12 years and older for the treatment of mild – to – moderate COVID -19 disease with high risk of hospitalization. Previously, the use of Veklury was limited … More FDA Expands Use Of Remdesivir To Patients With High Risk Of Hospitalization
PARIS, France – United Nations Secretary – General Antonio Guterres condemned air strikes by a Saudi – led coalition in Yemen on Friday that reportedly killed at least 60 people in detention center in the Houthi – held Saada province. A Reuters witness said several people, including African migrants, died in the attack. Guterres’ spokesman, … More U.N. Chief Condemns Deadly Saudi – Led Coalition Strike In Yemen
WASHINGTON – There needs to be a de – escalation in the conflict between a Saudi – led military coalition and the Iran – aligned Houthi group in Yemen, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday following air strikes that killed scores of people. ‘The escalation in fighting only exacerbates a dire humanitarian … More U.S Calls For De – Escalation Of Saudi – Houthi Conflict In Yemen
The U.S. reiterated its commitment to helping Saudi Arabia and its Gulf partners defend themselves against threats from Yemen and other places in the region, the State Department said after a call between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Prince Faisal bin Farhan. ‘Secretary Blinken reiterated the U.S. commitment to help Gulf partners improve their … More U.S. Commits To Helping Saudi Arabia, Gulf Partners Defend Against Threats From Yemen
BEIRUT – Five Roman artefacts from the ancient city of Palmyra, a site damaged during Syria’s decade – long conflict, were returned to Damascus on Thursday by a private Lebanese museum where they had been on display since 2018. The limestone statues and carved funerary stones dating from the Roman second and third centuries AD … More Lebanese Museum Returns Artefacts From Syria’s Ancient City Of Palmyra
GENEVA – The top diplomats of Russia and the United States were to meet in Switzerland on Friday to discuss soaring tensions over Ukraine after a flurry of meetings between officials on both sides in the last week produced no breakthroughs. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Geneva for talks with Russian Foreign … More Top Diplomats For U.S., Russia Meet In Geneva On Soaring Ukraine Tensions
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received Russia special envoy for Syrian settlement Alexander Lavrentiv, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday. The two reviewed the latest developments in Syria, as well bilateral relations between the two countries, according to SPA. ‘The Russian envoy conveyed the greetings … More Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Meets Russian Special Envoy For Syrian Settlement
PARIS, France – Novak Djokovic risks being frozen out of tennis as he chases a record 21st Grand Slam title, with rules on travellers who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 tightening in the third year of the pandemic and some tournaments reconsidering exemption. The Serbian, who has not been vaccinated, was deported from Australia on Sunday … More No Vaccine, No French Open For Djokovic As Rules Righten
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman said on Monday it is the prerogative of the U.S. government to release supply from the strategic petroleum reserves.
DUBAI – Three fuel trucks exploded and a fire broke out near Abu Dhabi airport on Monday in what Yemen’s Iran – aligned Houthi group said was an attack deep inside the United Arab Emirates. The Houthi movement, which is battling a Saudi – led coalition that includes the UAE, has frequently launched cross – … More UAE Says It Suspects Fuel Trucks Hit By Drones, Yemeni Houthis Claim Attack
Paris, France – The fourth edition of Al Ain Film Festival, scheduled between January 23 and 27 is set to screen 32 short films. The partaking films are distributed on three categories: Falcon Emirati Film, Falcon Student Films, and Falcon Resident Films, in addition to a primary contest, the Falcon Gulf Feature Film in which participate … More Al Ain Film Festival Celebrates Young Talents
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