Blinken To Discuss Afghan Evacuees At Meetings In Qatar and Germany

WASHINGTON – – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday he would travel to Qatar on Sunday to meet with the country’s leaders and thank them for their help with evacuees from Afghanistan, and later go to Germany for a ministerial meeting. Blinken told a news conference at the State Department he would … More Blinken To Discuss Afghan Evacuees At Meetings In Qatar and Germany

U.S., Germany Advise Against Travel To Kabul Airport Amid Evacuation Chaos

Washington/U.S. – The United States and Germany on Saturday told their citizens in Afghanistan to avoid travelling to Kabul airport, citing security risks as thousands of desperate people gathered trying to flee almost a week after Taliban Islamist took control. The Taliban’s co – founder, Mullah Baradar, arrived in the Afghan capital for talks with … More U.S., Germany Advise Against Travel To Kabul Airport Amid Evacuation Chaos

Germany To Give COVID Vaccine Boosters To Vulnerable Groups In September

Germany plans to give vulnerable people a COVID-19 vaccine booster in September, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, ignoring a World Health Organisation appeal to refrain from giving third doses while poor countries remain unvaccinated. ‘The possibility of a booster vaccine in September is intended to ensure that those who are particularly at risk are … More Germany To Give COVID Vaccine Boosters To Vulnerable Groups In September

Germany: More Sanctions On Russia Over Navalny Cannot Ruled Out

MILAN – – The German government said on Wednesday further sanctions against Russia cannot be ruled out after a Moscow court jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and police used force against protesters. Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuersday’s verdict against Navalny was ‘far from any rule of law standards’ and demanded an end to violence against … More Germany: More Sanctions On Russia Over Navalny Cannot Ruled Out

TRAVEL | German States Plan To Relax Virus Rules For Christmas

Germany’s 16 federal states plan to allow gatherings of up 10 people over Christmas and New Year, offering some relaxation of coronavirus restrictions to led families and friends celebrate together, a draft proposal showed on Tuesday. Leaders have also agreed to  dramatically boost capacity on state-owned railway Deutsche Bahn through the winter months, effectively making … More TRAVEL | German States Plan To Relax Virus Rules For Christmas

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | German Coronavirus Cases Rise By 4,764 Cases To 25, 436: Robert Koch Institute

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen by 4,764 within a day to reach to 27, 436, the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious disease said on Tuesday. It said a total of 114 people had died, an increase of 28 from 82 published on Monday.

HEALTH NEWS | Germany’s Qiagen Starts Shipping Coronavirus Diagnostic Tests To United States

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – German molecular testing company Qiagen NV said on Tuesday it has begun shipping its diagnostic test for COVID-19 to the United States. The test kit, QIAstat-Dx Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 Panel, requires less than one minute for sample preparation and can deliver results in about one hour, the company said. Shipments come under … More HEALTH NEWS | Germany’s Qiagen Starts Shipping Coronavirus Diagnostic Tests To United States

Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country should have a monopoly on any future vaccine. German government sources told Reuters on Sunday that the U.S. administration was looking into how it could … More

TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Extend Travel Ban To Oman, France, Germany, Turkey, Spain Over Coronavirus

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended land and sea travel to and from Oman, France, Germany, Turkey and Spain for citizens and residents to help stem the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SPA said on Monday. Quoting a source in the Interior Ministry, SPA said people coming from these countries – or who … More TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Extend Travel Ban To Oman, France, Germany, Turkey, Spain Over Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Germany Sees No Need For Travel Warning For Italy Over Coronavirus

BERLIN | GERMANY – – The German government sees no need to advise its citizens against travel to Italy, which has become a new front line in the global outbreak of the new coronavirus outbreak that started in China, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. ‘We are far from this scenario’, the spokesman told … More CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Germany Sees No Need For Travel Warning For Italy Over Coronavirus