Jordanians vote for new parliament amid pandemic, economic crisis

Jordanians vote for new parliament amid pandemic, economic crisis

Jordanians went to the polls on Tuesday to vote for a new parliament, even as the kingdom struggles to contain an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Hundreds of anti-Lukashenko protesters rounded up in Belarus

Hundreds of anti-Lukashenko protesters rounded up in Belarus

Hundreds of protesters were detained by uniformed masked men in Belarus on Sunday, in the latest anti-government protests since a disputed election in August.

Pfizer and BioNTech say coronavirus vaccine 90-percent effective

Pfizer and BioNTech say coronavirus vaccine 90-percent effective

The coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by US pharma giant Pfizer together with Germany’s BioNTech is 90-percent effective in preventing Covid-19, the firms announced on Monday.

Belgian investigators seize 11.5 tons of cocaine at Antwerp port

Belgian investigators seize 11.5 tons of cocaine at Antwerp port

Belgian investigators seized 11.5 tons of cocaine in a raid at the port of Antwerp, news agency Belga reported on Thursday, citing the public prosecutor’s office.

Biden wins White House ending Trump presidency as court battle looms

Biden wins White House ending Trump presidency as court battle looms

Former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, is projected to win the White House, bringing an end to to President Donald Trump’s chaotic tenure atop the United States’ most powerful office.

EU to sanction Lukashenko, 14 Belarusian officials

EU to sanction Lukashenko, 14 Belarusian officials

The European Union is to slap sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko along with 14 officials for domestic repression after a contested election, diplomatic sources have told dpa.

Biden confident of win, projected to nab Wisconsin and Michigan

Biden confident of win, projected to nab Wisconsin and Michigan

A tense US presidential election was still undecided on Wednesday, even as Democratic candidate Joe Biden‘s path to the White House became clearer with projected wins in Wisconsin and Michigan – two vital swing states captured by President Donald Trump...

England returns to partial lockdown for four weeks

England returns to partial lockdown for four weeks

A partial lockdown with far-reaching restrictions on public life came into force in England on Thursday morning, as an attempt to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has been rapidly increasing.