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Saudi Arabia bans citizens from flying to 16 countries

In response to gradually increasing COVID-19 cases, Saudi Arabia has banned citizens from traveling to 16 countries across Asia, Africa, and South America. Additional information ...

Russia halts electricity supply to another EU country

Russia has stopped supplying power to Lithuania, the country’s electricity transmission system operator Litgrid announced on Sunday. Inter RAO, which was the only importer of el...

Migrant deaths increase in East and Horn of Africa

A new report by the UN migration agency warns that the number of migrants dying in the East and Horn of Africa (EHoA) region has increased this year compared to 2020. The Internat...

Egypt expects Suez Canal revenues to hit $7 billion by end of fiscal year

CAIRO:- Egypt expects the Suez Canal's revenues to reach about $7 billion by the end of the current fiscal year, finance minister Mohamed Maait said on Saturday. Tourism revenues ...

Turkiye pledges all support to boost Pakistan’s military infrastructure

ANKARA (SONNA):Turkiye will provide all support needed to strengthen Pakistan’s military infrastructure, the nation’s president said on Friday. In a video message sent to the la...

History as Fifa picks women referees for Qatar World Cup finals

For the first time ever there will be women referees at a men's World Cup finals after Fifa revealed the list for the quadrennial showpiece being hosted later this year by Qatar. ...

Russian parliament to consider allowing over-40s to sign up for military

LONDON (Reuters) - In a sign of Russia's urgent need to bolster its war effort in Ukraine, parliament said on Friday it would consider a bill to allow Russians over 40 and foreigne...

WHO validates China’s Convidecia as 11th vaccine for COVID-19

GENEVA (SONNA):The World Health Organization on Thursday approved Convidecia, a vaccine manufactured by China’s CanSino Biologics, as the 11th approved vaccine to prevent the sprea...

Japan pledges $2.1M to help IAEA ensure safety of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants...

Japan has pledged nearly $2.1 million to support activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure the safety of nuclear power plants in Ukraine. Japan’s For...

Russia expels 34 French diplomats in retaliatory move

MOSCOW (SONNA):In a tit-for-tat move over the war in Ukraine, Russia on Wednesday declared 34 French diplomats persona non grata, effectively ordering their expulsion. On its of...

Sri Lanka in throes of economic, political crises

Located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal, the pear-shaped South Asian Island nation Sri Lanka is in the throes of its worst-ever economic and political crisis. ...

Finland, Sweden submit application to join NATO

BRUSSELS (SONNA) - Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday at allied headquarters, setting in motion an accession process that is expected to tak...