Nearly two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, the world is racing to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fuelled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent ... In announcing new travel restrictions, he told reporters, “I’ve decided that we’re going to be cautious.” ... Explainer ... “It’s ridiculous ... .
Washington and European countries have halted non-humanitarian aid to Kabul and blocked the Islamist group’s access to billions of dollars in Afghan central bank assets, largely held in the U.S ... envoy West told VOA on Tuesday that it was not as simple for Washington as the Taliban might think to unfreeze the Afghan central bank assets.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has pledged victory, in what state-affiliated media said was his first message after heading to the front line this week to lead government troops in the year-long war against forces from the northern Tigray region... “The enemy doesn’t have the standing to compete with us, we will win,” he said ... ‘No end in sight’ ... .
Ukrainian PresidentVladimirZelensky said that there is a possibility of war with Russia amid media speculation of when the war could be. "There is really a lot of intimidation coming from some media that there will be a war tomorrow. Ukraine is in full control of its borders and is fully prepared for any escalation ... .
Warsaw is setting up a special research institute tasked with studying the damage inflicted on Poland by Nazi Germany, and pushing for reparations from Berlin, the Polish premier revealed ... He added that the “topic [was] not off the table, because Poland was treated very badly, receiving no reparations.”.
The Lakers and Sacramento Kings traded baskets, two teams, matching one another shot for shot, identical mirrored images on the basketball court for four 12-minute quarters and three five-minute overtimes. One team had four of the NBA’s best 75 players ever. The other just fired its coach after he couldn’t win 75 games in two-plus seasons ... Lakers.
Algiers, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 27th Nov, 2021 ) .Algerians vote on Saturday in local elections seen as key in President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's push to turn the page on the two-decade rule of late president Abdelaziz Bouteflika... But he said voters saw the exercise as producing "an electoral mandate stripped of any political content" ... ....
Grand ceremony for reopening of 3,400-year-old road aims to help revive tourism industry A restored road connecting two ancient Egyptian temple complexes in Karnak and Luxor has been unveiled in a lavish ceremony aimed at raising the profile of one of Egypt’s top tourist spots ... .
Jamil Barakat says it was never easy to sustain a living in Syria’s northwestern Idlib town. But the Turkish lira crisis next door and skyrocketing inflation have made running his small business a nightmare. “Produce prices change every day, and customers are in disbelief,” Barakat tells Al Jazeera... “Do we have any orchards or groves here?” ... .