Isaac Herzog elected president of Israel

JERUSALEM – The Knesset (Israel’s parliament) on Wednesday elected Isaac Herzog a new president for the country, succeeding Reuven Rivlin whose term as president has ended. Herzog, a former Labour Party leader, became the 11th president of Israel. According to the Knesset news channel, Herzog received 87 votes of the 120 Knesset members during secret … Read More

Couples in China can now have up to 3 children

ANKARA – China on Monday further relaxed its family planning policy and allowed couples to have three children, the state-run media said. According to Global Times, the Chinese government has decided to improve its population structure and counter the country’s aging population problem. The authorities are also planning to improve the maternity leave and maternity … Read More

India records highest daily virus deaths

NEW DELHI – India reported the highest daily figure for deaths due to the coronavirus on Wednesday, the country’s Health Ministry said. With 4,529 new deaths, the nationwide tally has reached 283,248. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the country’s top research body, said 2,008,296 people were tested on Tuesday. So far, more than … Read More

Gaza death toll now 212, including 61 kids

ANKARA – The death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip has risen to 212, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Monday. The grim figure includes 61 children, 35 women and 16 elderly people, the ministry said in a statement, while 1,400 people have been injured during the offensive. The Israeli … Read More

Israel hits health center in Gaza

GAZA, Palestine – Israel on Sunday bombarded a health facility in Gaza with two missiles, an official statement said. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, the missiles hit the Al-Daraj Martyrs Health Center, majorly damaging the structure and rendering it inoperable. The statement called on the international community to intervene for the protection … Read More

2nd year of pandemic may be deadlier: WHO

GENEVA – The second year of the pandemic of the novel coronavirus infection may result in a higher death toll than the first one, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said at a briefing in Geneva on Friday. “Covid-19 has already cost more than 3.3 million lives, and we are … Read More

WHO’s Ghebreyesus gets vaccinated

GENEVA – World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, he announced on Twitter, urging everyone to get vaccinated against Covid-19, if there is a vaccine available in the country. “Today it was my turn to get vaccinated against #COVID19. Vaccines save lives. It’s critical to get them to … Read More