Thousands of Afghans are waiting outside the country's main passport office to apply for the precious travel document that would allow them to leave the war-torn nation.
If you’re planning a holiday this year, you might need to remember a new holiday essential along with your passport and sunscreen: The European Commission has unveiled plans for a so-called Digital Green Pass. The certificate will come in the form of a QR code, showing either that its carrier has been vaccinated against Covid-19, has tested negative for it, or developed natural immunity after having contracted the deadly disease.
Joe Biden's first phone call to Riyadh went not to MBS but to his dad, the ailing King Salman. This came ahead of the declassification of intelligence that links the crown prince to the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Overnight, we witnessed the first use of US military force on Joe Biden's watch: an air strike targeting facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria, just over the border with Iraqi Kurdistan. Some 17 people were killed, according to local sources.
AU warns of ‘terrible’ consequences if Africa miss out on Covid-19 vaccine, LASU hikes tuition by 168% for new students and more
10 Dec 2020
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