Indian vaccine company warns of side effects days after approval

The vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech ran into controversy after the Indian government allowed its use…

Swiss gov’t urges voters to reject niqab ban in March referendum

Banning full facial coverings will deter tourists and ‘be unhelpful for certain groups of women’, Switzerland’s…

Russian-American mountaineer found dead near Pakistan’s K2 peak

Climber fell off world’s 12th-highest mountain after refusing to turn back in dangerous winter conditions, organisers…

Uganda accuses US of ‘subversion’ after envoy tries to visit Bobi Wine

US Ambassador Natalie E Brown was stopped from visiting Bobi Wine who is effectively under house…

Norway policy on Pfizer vaccine unchanged after alarm over deaths

Norway will not change its policy on the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine following deaths among…

Qatar calls on Gulf nations to engage in diplomacy with Iran

Doha is ‘hopeful’ that new talks between Tehran and Gulf Arab states will take place. Qatar…

UN urges Israel to ‘halt, reverse’ new settlements in West Bank

UN chief Antonio Guterres condemned settlement construction as ‘major obstacle to just and comprehensive peace’. UN…

Saudi Arabia allows broadcast by Qatar-based beIN Sports TV

Sports channel back on Saudi screens despite there being no confirmation of network resuming activity in…

Thai court hands out record 43-year jail term for insulting king

Woman sentenced for posting audio clips to Facebook and YouTube with comments deemed critical of the…